Aug 112018
 

music really does pass down through families, as this show by rené mclean, son of jackie mclean.  musical families, theatre families, etc etc.  mclean really seems to stretch his legs a bit on this, just taking a run at what he wanted to play.  it’s really nice, and must have been mesmerizing in person.  that can be a bit dangerous sometimes – your mind starts to drift, your eyes close…  – but there’s no falling asleep with this.

this was shared around a year ago on dime, and i’ve redone the info file based on comments on the dime tracker.


rene mclean
1984
whip-o-will
new york, ny

rene mclean: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
nat reeves: bass
carl allen: drums, percussion
hotep idris galeta (??): piano

1. zimbabwe (rene mclean) – intro to next selection 9:31
2. dance little mandissa (rene mclean), 8:06
yesterday’s blues tomorrow (rene mclean),
intro to next selection
3. song for my queen (hotep idris galeta) 22:51
4. a time for change (rene mclean) 9:29
5. j mac’s dynasty (rene mclean) 8:26
6. third world express (rene mclean), 36:51
knot the blues (hotep idris galeta),
morning prayer (rene mclean),
unknown
7. watch out (rene mclean) 9:41
8. african sondela (rene mclean) 8:51

tt 1:53:47

lineage: fm > rooftop rotary antenna > yamaha tuner t-70 > nak bx300 dolby c > sony ucx-s90.
transfer: dragon dolby c>ayre qa-9>16-44 wav>audacity>tlh>flac16. taperchuck3/cocmicchucky feb 2017.

npr broadcast oct 1986. alan grant announcer, edited out on tape.
tape flip during tracks 4,6.

2018-08:
new info file created with additional details from tracker comments by justplainhip, when seeded
on dime in july 2017 by cosmicchucky


sample:t07 watch out.mp3
download: ReneMcLean_1984-xx-xx_Whip-o-will_NYC.zip


Aug 052018
 

i’m on a little mini-break, this august bank holiday weekend, and am feeling great between the break, seeing old friends, the amazing weather, etc etc etc.  the trusty usb drive, however, is gathering dust at home as i forgot it.  fortunately, a rather embarrassing number of usb “thumb” drives in the car manage between them to have something to play, including this extremely good show from 1966.  i downloaded it 5 years ago this thursday, when jazamo reseeded it on dime.  comments below are jazamo’s to which i have nothing to add.


stan getz quartet feat astrud gilberto
philharmonie
berliner jazztage
berlin, germany
november 4, 1966

stan getz – tenor sax
gary burton – vibraphone
chuck israels – acoustic bass
roy haynes – drums

guest:
astrud gilberto – vocal*

01) intro (1:38)
02) on green dolphin street (7:40)
03) singing song (3:07)
04) the shadow of your smile (5:21)
05) o grande amor (6:40)
06) blues walk (6:46)
07) once upon a summertime (6:48)
08) edelweiss (6:48)
09) medley: desafinado / chega de saudade  (7:13)
10) one note samba* (3:18)
11) the shadow of your smile* (3:08)
12) eu e voce* (2:37)
13) corcovado* (4:15)
14) the telephone song* (1:54)
15) it might as well be spring* (4:17)
16) the girl from ipanema* (4:54)
17) jive hoot -> drum solo (9:59)

total time: 1:23:55

original hamhen lineage 2009:
dvb-c (48 khz/ 256 kbps) > nokia d-box 2 > harddisk > projectx .
edits were made with the mp3directcut software.

jazamo show notes 8/9/2013:
i was listening to this the other day, just a fantastic set! classic stan in the bossa nova era, add to that the sweet vocals of astrud gilberto, early gary burton, & legendary drumer roy haynes, wow! great sound and performance, this re-broadcast show is re-seeded it’s original mp2 format, nothing touched, and micro-sized to fit any dime ratio (even the spank-ees). all praise goes out to the original seeder hamhen for his perfect capture, and as always your comments are welcome!

did i mention it sounds great? i have seen only one other show from the bossa era for stan (other than his commercial releases), and that one (jazz door carnegie hall 1964) didn’t include astrud gilberto. she has had very few show pass thru here, all have had weak sound quality. this show was recorded at the end of the bossa era, as stan would go on to a new quartet with chick corea a year later. thanks again to hamhen for his fine capture.


sample: t06 blues walk.mp3
download: StanGetz_1966-11-04_(w_AstrudGilberto)_BerlinGermany.zip

no covers


Jul 292018
 

well, it’s been far too long without posting something with the word “groove”.  cooked up a nice dinner and afterwards was listening to this.  from downstairs, the family shouted “stop tapping your foot!”  ’nuff said, here it is.  over dinner, we were listening to corcoran holt (who i saw recently playing with kenny garrett in [Read more…]

Jul 162018
 

as for so many musicians i like these days, dime was my introduction to ambrose akinmusire.  the line up is what his website calls his “extraordinary working quintet”.  websites are so prone to hyperbole, but this is a fantastic group, and trumpet, sax & piano is wonderful & versatile combination.  these fm recordings from sunside [Read more…]

Jul 152018
 
red rodney & the ira sullivan quintet - 8 nov 1981, philharmonie, berlin, germany

i was setting up this posting last week in madrid, but didn’t finish it.  so, a week later… from a posting on dime last december by ‘unclewolfi’. www.irasullivanjazz.com garrydial.com www.jayandersonbass.com www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hirshfield-96566539 red rodney ira sullivan quintet jazzfest philharmonie berlin, germany 08.nov 1981 red rodney – tp, flh ira sullivan – sax, tp, fl, flh gary [Read more…]

Jul 052018
 

here’s a nice show by a piano trio from poland, that i was listening to the other day.  i’ve been kind of “off” piano trios for a while.  but… having liked it enough to copy it to my (still trusty) usb drive for the trip, i thought why not upload it while i have a [Read more…]

Jul 052018
 
makaya mccraven - 3 november 2016, duc des lombards, paris, france

well, this finishes (?) an unintentional run of shows from duc des lombards in paris.  this show by makaya mccraven is a little different than the last two postings here, more improvisational.  and having marquis hill on trumpet is a real plus.  see also this posting of a marquis hill show with makaya mccraven on drums, [Read more…]

Jun 302018
 
tom harrell quintet - 8 nov 2010, duc des lombards, paris, france

this was the perfect decompression after some free jazz that didn’t go down all that well.  i thought the combination of tom harrell & wane escoffery worked really well (and why wouldn’t it?).  from an relyles upload to dime in early 2012. www.tomharrell.com www.wayneescoffery.com www.dannygrissett.com www.ugonnaokegwo.com www.johnathanblake.com tom harrell quintet duc des lombards paris, france [Read more…]

Jun 212018
 

i was browsing through the bottom end of the alphabet and ran across this show from walter blanding, someone i know of only from googling him just now.  from his facebook page, it looks as if he’s (still) with the lincoln center jazz orchestra & that he’s just recorded a new album.  comments below, including a [Read more…]