MacCentral reader Steve Moore recently interviewed famed jazz musician, Don Preston. Preston was an original “Mother of Invention” with the late Frank Zappa, and also the first person to ever play a synthesizer in a popular music band. At the
end of the interview, the musician told Moore that he does all of his own Web production using a Mac.
“I know that Frank Zappa also used Macs, and there are many, many Zappa fans worldwide who know and appreciate Don Preston,” Moore told MacCentral.
Also, saxophone great Jimmy Heath composes and arranges his work on a Mac, according to a
“New York Daily News” article. (Thanks to Jim O’Neill for the heads-up on this one.)
Finally, Paul Walters, the popular performer on
the Chapman Stick has been using Macs exclusively for eight years. He uses them for such tasks as hard disk recording and editing, composition and layout and production of promotional material.
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