Today, I play a few jazz 78rpm records from my collection. 78’s were popular from the turn of the century up into the late 1950’s.
One unique thing about 78’s is that you could eat them. Technically at least! As well as some great music, you’ll hear Alex Campagnolo, a researcher in Sustainability Studies–a man who focuses on the sustainability of recorded music—talk about why 78’s are good for the environment.
As for the great music: I play three tracks by the father of cool and free jazz, Lennie Tristano. From 1949, believe it or not. Also some Gene Krupa, Jon Hendricks, Ellington and Basie (of course), Red Norvo Trio with Tal Farlow and Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, and so much more!
And lots of surface noise. We love surface noise!