Jan 132019
 

i was looking for a show by a different billy, which seems to be missing, and ended up listening to this.  tantalizingly, the info file says “disc one”.  where is disc two?  anyway, this performance was just 3 weeks before billy harper (& this same lineup) recorded black saint, which includes “croquet ballet”.  maybe the missing disc two includes “dance, eternal spirits, dance!” and “call of the wild and peaceful heart”…


billy harper quintet
laren, the netherlands
july 3, 1975

billy harper, tenor saxophone
virgil jones, trumpet
joe bonner, piano
david friesen, bass
malcolm pinson, drums

disc one
d1t01 priestess  [0:26:01]
d1t02 capra black [0:19:27]
d1t03 croquet ballet [0:11:19]

tt 56:46

source: fm broadcast > ? > flac compression level 8


sample: t03 croquet ballet.mp3
download: BillyHarper_1975-07-03_LarenNetherlands.zip


Jan 102019
 

no, i’m not sharing it, but i noticed that this 4.4gb collection is available at plumdusty’s page.  if you don’t have this, it’s worth the effort to download it.  4.4 gigs seemed soooo much to download when i got it back in 2004, on a considerably slower internet connection that most people have now.  some of the tracks have been released, here and there, i believe.  here’s the artwork JohnColtrane-LiveTraneUnderground-artwork.zip in case plumdusty doesn’t have it.

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Jan 062019
 

here’s a little more hammond b3 that’s been lurking on my drives for around 6 years, from sam salomone / sam anthony.  you can find out a bit about sam salomone from the central iowa blues society, including that he was inducted into the iowa jazz hall of fame.   ‘scooter123’ shared this in a folder labelled [Read more…]

Jan 022019
 

happy new year! here’s another illinois jacquet show, to keep the mumbai 1994 show company.  i only downloaded this recently, but the torrent was stuck at 99.9% for the longest time… i’d given up all hope and then, magically, it finished up overnight!  flushed with excitement, i’m immediately uploading it!  well, no, actually:  i’ve already [Read more…]

Dec 262018
 

while this was shared by ‘dandrews’ in august, on dime, i didn’t actually download it until today.  it’s short, but the sound seems very good, and it’s a classic selection.  i also downloaded a longer show (also from 1968) which included an interview – did you know aretha franklin couldn’t read music?  she did it [Read more…]

Dec 202018
 

while i think that you simply cannot go wrong with eddie ‘lockjaw’ davis, ever, i was a bit skeptical about sax, organ, guitar and drums.  well, ok, not very skeptical about the drums and i do like organ music more than i used to.  but no: it’s a corker of a show alright, and ‘plan [Read more…]

Dec 152018
 

not much to say about this:  just good jazz that i sometimes think i could listen to all day.  need more be said, really?  i was sorry not to find any webpage for justin robinson, as i thought he was very good  here, so i added a bio on allaboutjazz.com.  shared on dime by ‘elgaucho’ [Read more…]

Dec 122018
 

here’s a show by my current favorite trumpet player, avishai cohen, with his siblings.  this show was part of a 3-week tour of europe for the release of their (then) new cd “family“, released in may 2012 in europe (october 2011 in the us). they performed a number of tracks from the cd.  a great show, [Read more…]

Dec 082018
 

this ended up here sort of backwards.  i’ve flagged the occasional show as for sharing here, and feeling like listening to something that i’d be sure to like while demuxing a few more videos, i filtered the list for those shows and picked one at random.  it’s a little gem of a show, with ray [Read more…]

Nov 282018
 

to make space, i have been archiving some shows that i have only in video format and demuxing them.  here’s one that, somewhat unusually, had audio in a lossless format (still a large enough file!).  been a while since i’ve posted any miles davis up here.  and almost as long without listening to any of [Read more…]