Les Paul: Chasing Sound
Airdate: 7/11/07 9:00pm
(Check local listings)
Among inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, his name comes alphabetically
after Louis Pasteur. In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it follows Parliament-Funkadelic.
This singular distinction belongs to Les Paul, whose 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.
AMERICAN MASTERS explores the revolutionary results of his drive to create sounds that
had "never been heard on earth" when Les Paul: Chasing Sound premieres
Wednesday, July 11 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS.
See also: Les Paul Show Notice