Tale of the Tape: ‘Pressed for All’ Time peeks into the studio for jazz’s most important recording sessions

Using a rather primitive recording device — a suction-cup microphone attached to a telephone receiver, its sound picked up by a cassette recorder — music journalist Michael Jarrett chronicled the history and techniques of some of jazz’s most celebrated record producers. In his book Pressed for All Time: Producing the Great Jazz Albums From Louis Armstong and Billie

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