a quiet place to think about music

When I was six or seven years old my father used to take me to my uncle’s studio... and I’d watch these big bands being recorded with just one microphone.

It was the musicians who would be moved around. Soloists got up, came down and played their solos in front of the mike, and then went back and sat down.

I can also remember looking out there and seeing all of the guys with no shoes on so that they wouldn’t make a noise when they were stomping.
Al Schmitt