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ENCORE: Time Machine — Recording Jazz on Cylinder [AUDIO]

The Original Cornell Syncopators is a jazz band consisting of thirteen Cornell students plus one faculty member. They play in the earliest jazz styles with strict attention to the music’s history. In this feature, the group makes an acoustic recording using a Thomas A. Edison company cylinder device from the turn of the century.

Feature produced by WRFI’s Roger Smith (“Crazy Words, Crazy Tune”) and Fred Balfour.