Les Paul: Chasing Sound

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Overview

Program Features 92-Year-Old Living Legend In His Own Words, Accompanied By Classic Recordings, Archival And Present-Day Performance Footage, Home Movies And More Interviews With Jeff Beck, Tony Bennett, Ahmet Ertegun, B.B. King, Steve Miller, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bonnie Raitt, Phil Ramone, Kay Starr, And Others Les Paul's insatiable curiosity and experiments gave us the musical instrument of the modern era - the solid-body electric guitar - and the predominant studio recording technique - multi-tracking. Audacious ...
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Overview

Program Features 92-Year-Old Living Legend In His Own Words, Accompanied By Classic Recordings, Archival And Present-Day Performance Footage, Home Movies And More Interviews With Jeff Beck, Tony Bennett, Ahmet Ertegun, B.B. King, Steve Miller, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bonnie Raitt, Phil Ramone, Kay Starr, And Others Les Paul's insatiable curiosity and experiments gave us the musical instrument of the modern era - the solid-body electric guitar - and the predominant studio recording technique - multi-tracking. Audacious and indefatigable at every turn of his career - from small-town Waukesha to Harlem music haunts to Hollywood studios - Paul, at age 92, still holds court every Monday night at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. Les Paul: Chasing Sound also details Paul's invention of sound-on-sound recording, or "overdubbing," as revolutionary a development as the solid-body electric guitar. By adding an additional record head to his first tape machine, Paul was able to record himself playing, then go back and dub a second track over the first, ad infinitum. He and his wife, Mary Ford, created the first landmark of this technique with their iridescent "How High The Moon," a 10-guitar, 12-voice overdub and a blockbuster hit that influenced a generation.
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Special Features

Full-length performances from the Iridium Jazz Club with Les Paul and His Trio; Vintage duets with Keith Richards, Kay Starr, Merle Haggard and Chet Atkins; Classic TV appearances (Les Paul & Mary Ford at home, Omnibus and more); Extended conversations with Les Paul; Photo gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • UPC: 741952643296
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Koch Vision
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,334

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Les Paul Participant
Jeff Beck Participant
Tony Bennett Participant
Richard Carpenter Participant
Tommy Emmanuel Participant
Ahmet Ertegun Participant
David Fricke Participant
Gary Giddins Participant
Merle Haggard Participant
Sonia Hensley Participant
Technical Credits
John Paulson Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
James Arntz Producer, Screenwriter
Glenn Aveni Executive Producer
Susan Lacy Executive Producer
Erich Roland Cinematographer
Robert Sullivan Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Masters: Les Paul - Chasing Sound
1. Thank God for Paul [5:09]
2. National Inventors Hall of Fame [2:58]
3. Les' Collection [4:54]
4. Childhood [7:06]
5. Jazz and Chicago [4:40]
6. Django's Influence [6:13]
7. Playing With Jazz Cats [8:48]
8. Looking for a New Sound [8:59]
9. The First Sound on Sound [11:32]
10. A Dream Partner [9:52]
11. Les' Legacy [7:00]
12. Credits [4:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Masters: Les Paul - Chasing Sound
   Play Film
   Chapters
   Extras
      Live From the Iridium: Les Paul and His Trio
      Vintage Duets: From the Vault
      Vintage Television Clips
      Conversations With Les Paul
         Jazz Cat: Les Paul's Life in Jazz
         The Wizard of Waukesha: Les Paul's Recording Techniques
         Going Electric: The Evolution of the Electric Guitar
      Photo Gallery
   Setup
      Subtitles: English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - On
      Subtitles: English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Off
      5.1 Surround Sound
      Stereo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding!

    My husband and I previously heard of Les paul, but had no idea how much he contributed to the music industry. Finding out about Mary Ford was intersting too. The presentation of this film was informative and inspiring. We rented the movie at first, and then had to purchase it. Pure genious!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    This is entertaining no matter what kind of music you like. A picture of the past and the present. I found it very moving.

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