Cornet in the Park

I was running around NYC yesterday recording a variety of things, and as I was cruising through Central Park on my bike, I ran into Larry the Coronet Player.  It was an unseasonably warm day, and it seemed like everyone was out.  As I was riding through the park near Columbus Circle, I went past Larry playing and doubled back to hear him play “Autumn in New York.”  An appropriate tune for the time of year, but maybe not the weather we are having here.

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Recording Geek Note:  Rig consists of Schoeps CMC5 setup for MS, with the MK4 as the mid.  It was all tracked to a Sound Devices 744T at 24/96.  I recently discovered I had a really comfortable bag that could fit my recorder, rycote, and headphones and not have the gear jabbing me in the back while riding.  It is really nice to be able to hop off the bike and be recording in just a few minutes.

7 comments

  1. Trust you to be hanging around all the bums! any owls there?

    • Larry is not a bum Martyn. He was just a guy out enjoying the nice weather and I didn’t see any owls.

  2. It is called a Cornet.

  3. You mention a new bag you’re using. What did you end up with??

  4. It is a bike messenger bag the is great on or off the bicycle:

    http://www.chromebagsstore.com/bags/packs/ranchero-messenger-pack—medium.html

    It fits my sounddevices in its portabrace bag, cables, Rycote, and batteries with no problem at all.

  5. Hi Michael.

    I’ve tried to contact you several times via Twitter because I made a short track (1’27″) using this recording of Larry. I would like to put it on-line at SoundCloud. But not without permission of course. So please drop me a line and I can let you listen to it first.

    Regards,

    Thijs

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