Post by Alex Mauer Post by Jim DeLaHunt
... I?d rather not exclude the situation where the credits themselves
don?t specify but other research does determine the correct artist who
performed a solo.
When and how would you expect this sort of situation to come up?
If no Release ever give a performance a "solo" credit, then how can you be
sure that the "solo" attribute is "Artist Intent" and not "editor trying to
Well, any editor should provide evidence of course, and voters who are
doubtful should be requesting it.
It?s not a question of artist intent, but one of fact. If someone
performed a guitar solo in a musical piece, they did, period. The fact
may be in question (i.e. who exactly did in fact perform the solo) and
maybe some cases may need to credit [unknown] with the performance. But
it?s still simple fact.
The song in question does clearly have a solo part, and it appears to be
known which of the three guitarists performed it.
It includes no performance information at all. But if the information is
known, it doesn?t matter.
In classical orchestral music, there are many factual solos most (but
not all) of which would never be credited as such by anybody I know.
Operas are full of arias where sometimes the singer sings a capella,
but I wouldn't AR the singer as solo. In jazz trios or quartets, each
instrument performs very often solos but I never saw them credited as
such. Any lied has parts where the piano plays alone, but I never saw
mentioned "piano solo". In rock I can think of quite a few drums solos
but I wouldn't AR them as such. And so on.
Now that I think of it, I believe classical music has a definition for
solo which is slightly different from other kinds of music: in other
kinds of music, a solo is a part of a piece of music where an
instrument performs alone. In classical music, the piano in a piano
concerto is considered as a solo instrument, although he could very
well never play completely alone. In classical music solo means
I agree with you that there are factual solos, but I fear that
entering them as such would mean adding a huge quantity of ARs, so
that the AR would become almost meaningless. And when I think of it,
why only record solos. There are factual duos too, and trios and so
on. Why should we record only factual solos?
Frederic Da Vitoria
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