AES New York 2009
Historical Event

Monday, October 12, 1:30 pm — 3:30 pm

Recording The Jazz Big Bands

Robert Auld, AuldWorks

Robert Auld of AuldWorks will trace the rise of the big bands in relation to the development of electrical audio recording. For 35 years, these mutually beneficial art forms produced superb recordings that exemplify the "golden age" of early stereo. A professional trumpet player and live sound engineer for the big band jazz concerts at the Manhattan School of Music, Robert Auld has worked with artists ranging from Wynton Marsalis to the Vanguard Orchestra. In 1997 Mr. Auld published The Art of Recording The Big Band, a historical and critical survey based on his 25 years of experience on stage and on the console. He has now rethought and expanded this treatise into a full multi-media presentation covering the period from the 1920s to the present.