AES London 2010 Monday, May 24, 14:00 — 15:45
T8 - Les Paul: We Use His Innovations Every Day
The many contributions of the late Les Paul to the art and technology of recording were often overlooked in media coverage of his passing last year at the age of 94. While his importance as a musician and as an innovator of the solid body electric guitar certainly deserve wide praise and respect, his developments in recording continue to be used by producers, engineers and musicians at virtually every recording session. Producer and educator Barry Marshall looks at the career of Les Paul and plays some of his ground-breaking recordings as a sideman, as a solo artist, and as a part of the Les Paul and Mary Ford duo act. Special emphasis in the presentation will be placed on the way that Les' musicianship and musical instincts drove his technical breakthroughs.