Dec 042017

here’s a quick upload of a short show by one of my favorite drummers.  it’s demuxed audio from an ancient recording from french tv.  the audio specs are, in my view, a bit dubious, but the sound is quite good (as is the lineup).  so who knows?

speaking of lineup, the announcer at the beginning refers to “three young musicians” supporting jones…  steve grossman was 22, dave liebman was 27 and gene perla was 33.  a posting at says that this was “the live at the lighthouse group”.

elvin jones quartet
jazz session – french tv
29 may 1973

elvin jones – drums
dave liebman – saxophones, flute
steve grossman – saxophones
gene perla – bass

1 00:00 intro (ann. talks over the first few notes of “the children)
2 00:42 the children / merry-go-round (keisho)
3 13:23 yesterdays (j.kern)
4 26:45 soultrane (j.coltrane)
5 37:13 clapping until end

tt 37:55

source: dvd trade > hdd via dvd shrink > dime > you
demux: as above > ffmpeg (demux) > .mp2 audio file (untracked)
broadcast: 29 may 1973

performance date (from comment on blog)
29 may 1973 is the first broadcast date. actually this show was recorded late october 1972
in paris. on 20 october they played at warsaw jazz jamboree and two pieces (yesterdays and
children’s merry-go-round) were issued on polskie nagrania muza sxl 0929 (various artists –
jazz jamboree ’72). dave liebman left elvin quartet to join miles davis band in january 1973.

audio demux (same as audio in original .vob files) per mediainfo
audio: mp2; cbr 320 kbps; sampling 48.0 khz; 2 channels; lossy; duration 37:56

sample: (none)
*** updates to info file& & covers:


cover by pete

Dec 022017

this was up on dime a few days after the show at the dwarf jar cafe, down on the quays here in dublin. it’s a pretty good recording (despite everything mentioned), which probably says more about the band than anything.  it’s a crazy venue, the way they’ve taken advantage of the high ceiling.  i’ve been trying to see if any of these lads are playing around town… and haven’t been able to make it to the dwarf jar for ages (mondays not being great for me lately).

dwarf jar
wellington quay
dublin, ireland
25 oct 2017

chris engel – sax
sean maynard smith – bass
matthew jacobson – drums

set 1
01 unidentified 7:07
02 band intros 0:47
03 c jam blues (ellington) 8:26
04 (crowd noise) 0:43
05 unidentified (thelonious monk) 10:18
06 (crowd noise) 1:23
07 unidentified 5:08
08 (crowd noise) 1:02
09 unidentified (“someone to watch over me”?) 7:29
10 talk and crowd noise 0:29
11 a night in tunesia 9:13

set 2
12 unidentified > i got it bad
and that ain’t good > better get in your soul 18:22 *
13 set list 0:57
14 unidentified (cuts out almost at once) 0:28 **

* seemed more like a long medley to me, so i couldn’t figure out where to cut.
** yes, i left this in at just 28 seconds.

source: zoom h4n > wav > hdd > cd wave editor (tracking) > flac

sample: t03 c jam blues.mp3

covers by pete

Nov 302017
geri allen quintet - 27 august 1995, tompkins square park, nyc ny, usa

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Nov 132017
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Oct 252017
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Oct 242017

some downloads will be available as bittorrent downloads as well as regular downloads.  i may update some existing links also.  if you use a bittorrent download, i’d appreciate some feedback.  thanks!

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Oct 222017

just heading home after a visit to raleigh, nc, usa, home of one of my favourite online stations, wncu fm. they were having – sorry, are still having – their fundraising week.  it’s one of two jazz stations on the internet radio in the kitchen at home (yes, wpfw fm in d.c. is the other, [Read more…]

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Oct 102017
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Oct 032017
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here’s a little something that i was listening to over the weekend while doing a bit of work.  it’s a lovely quartet, and a very nice audience recording that ‘perks’ uploaded to dime three days after the show. mark whitfield jr. sean jones quartet gorecki family theater – college of saint benedict [Read more…]