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February 15, 2012


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Fascinating interview, Marc! Will you eventually publish some of your interviews in a book?

Steven C.

Fine interview, and a fascinating interview partner. Thank you very much.

Gregg Akkerman

Jazz journalism as good as it gets. Thanks.

Win Hinkle

RE: Alfred Lion's alleged declaration, "Was ist tape." It's amazing that an American with German heritage did not know of "tape" audio recording considering that technology was "liberated" from the Third Reich just at the end of WWII by one U.S. Army Major Jack T. Mullins. The Magetophon recorders  along with tape made by I.G. Farben were used to broadcast high quality recordings of the Fuherer's speeches to Germans out in the "sticks" of the Rhineland. Mullins liberated technology was a shot in the arm to the nascent Ampex Corporation. Somewhere, there is a documentary movie about Mullins, "Sound Man, Tape to MP3" which I would love to see if any readers might know its whereabouts. Great interview. There's a book in there, maybe after your first book due in Fall, 2012. Best.

Yasuhiro "Fuji" Fujioka

Many thanks for sharing this.
really interesting!

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