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Old 29th August 2007
Gear Head

This was was one of those musical shorts that were often made at the time for
cinema showing..Ellington/Basie/Armstrong made a number as well as live recording unfortunately..Ellington in the studio though was a real stickler for detail and quality...often the bass for example was on a raised rostrum and placed just right to give the right detail and sound...the bass on early Ellington (40's/early 50s) is particularly good in terms of level and clarity...these mono recordings have a real immediacy about them..