It’s a funny thing about live music. Where’s the added value
over a recording? Sometimes it’s being in the physical presence of a hero.
Sometimes what you’re seeing helps you hear — the instruments and gestures that
create the sound. And sometimes it’s the thrill of being part of an audience.
Certainly in pop and jazz, where
just about everything comes through an amplifier and PA, you can’t beat the
purity of sound and the controlled environment of recordings.