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Re: [ARSCLIST] Memorex CDs and more!
ANY properly restored grand or upright piano with a properly restored Welte, Duo Art or Ampico A or B reproducing system will beat the pants off ANY electronic system that doesn't use a real piano.
>>> tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 1/18/2006 12:43 PM >>>
This is fascinating. Do you play the rolls back on a vintage player piano or use a modern
Also, who else did piano rolls? Didn't someone release an album of Gershwin playing his own pieces
from a set of rolls or was that someone else? I remember there being a lot of mainstream media about
something involving "lost" rolls found and recorded for CD a few years ago.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Karl Miller" <lyaa071@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Memorex CDs and more!
> On Wed, 18 Jan 2006, Robert Hodge wrote:
>> Adam Caroll made many great AMPICO reproducing piano rolls! Did he record for anyone else? When
>> do you plan on releasing a Cd or 2?
>> How about Frank Milne?
>> Good Luck In Your Endeavour- I will look for your release.
> We have two CDs already recorded. One devoted to the music of Cole Porter.
> Frank Milne is featured as well. Also on the Cole Porter disc will be one
> roll recorded by Ferde Grofe!
> The other disc is devoted to dance tunes from the 30s.
> When we first discussed the possibility of doing this I was
> skeptical...until I heard some of the rolls. Some of the arrangements are
> amazing in their harmonic invention.
> As part of working on these, we found a quote about
> Rachmaninoff...according to the story, when he was at the Ampico studios
> to record, he enjoyed sitting in on the pops recording sessions!
> We plan to have the discs ready for release this summer.