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  • November 11, 2010
    By Jon Garelick


    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.


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