Apr 202018

as the man says in track 2, “we’re gonna make it funky right now”.  this is one of the phenomenal swissbird & simplexsimplicissimus releases from estival jazz.  collect ’em all, people.


maceo parker and the roots revisited
estival jazz
piazza della riforma
lugano, switzerland
1 july 1993

maceo parker – alto saxophone
alfred “pee wee” ellis – tenor saxophone
fred wesley – trombone
bruno speight – guitar
william boulware – keyboards
carl dashiell – bass
melvin parker – drums

disc 1 :
1. for the elders 12:02
2. shake everything you`ve got 17:51
3. addictive love 7:56
4. gimme some more 17:06


disc 2 :
1. let`s get it on / sexual healing 9:51
2. cold sweat 9:34
3. chicken soup 4:55
4. doin` it to death 2:52
5. funky good times 7:29
6. make it funky 4:45
7. pass the peas 2:17
8. soul power 7:22


tt 1:44:07

soundboard > dat > 1st copy > eac > wave > flac frontend
(align on sector boundaries level 8) >
torrent on http://bt.easytree.org (as shn version)
reseed in 2004 on www.dimeadozen.org (as flac version, see lineage)

seeder’s comments:
the one or another may have this great bootleg
as fm source , but believe me , this soundboard version
is much better and no radio moderation disturbs.

not only for jazz fans , very funky !!!

naughtyknight (a.k.a. simplex) & the swissbird` first release

sample: d2t02_cold sweat.mp3
download:  MaceoParker_1993-07-01_EstivalJazz_LuganoSwitzerland.zip

covers included in the original download, presumably by swissbird & simplexsimplicissimus, but i don’t know for sure.

Apr 122018

unlike ‘bpthree’, our otherwise unknown taper, i went to d.c. space a lot.  in retrospect, it wasn’t perhaps the “best” venue, but boy did it have great shows… which is really what it’s all about.


sam rivers & dave holland
d.c. space
washington, dc
24 june 1978 (two shows)

sam rivers – sax, flute & piano
dave holland – stand-up bass

disc one (time: 58:09m)(first show; 9pm):
01. improvisation # 1 (tape flip)
02. improvisation # 1 (part two)

disc two (time: 61:45m)(second show; 11pm):
01. improvisation # 2 (tape flip)
02. improvisation # 2 (part two)
03. audience

tt 119:54 minutes

taper: bpthree
taping gear: sony tc-1100t with sony ecm-16 condenser microphone
lineage: maxell ud master cassettes> teac a-550rx cassette playback> tascam cdrw-700> trade cd-r> (wav) eac (secure mode)> (flac) trader’s little helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
quality: vg+ (please read my notes)

taper’s comments
this was the only time i went to “d.c. space”, which was essentially a row home.
they had a restaurant or bar downstairs, and the upstairs was used for the
performances. none of the instruments were mic’d, so it was like you were sitting
in your living room, and the guys came in to play for you. they did have a p.a. for
announcements, and that was it. while the sound was good, you also unfortunately
pick up other noises that would have been drowned out if the instruments had been
amplified. this includes my camera shutter, and some odd noise, especially on the
second show, that sounds like a minor loose connection, or something rubbing against the
mic. it’s not horrible by any means, but it is noticeable. i seem to remember there was
little or no seating, and my friend paul and i sat on the floor in front of sam & dave
(no relation to the great soul band!).

this was the last time i saw sam rivers, but i’m glad to hear he’s still going strong today.
like my posting of sam’s show at “the cellar door” from 1977 (torrent # 281440), this
one is “free form”, “avant garde”, or whatever you want to call it. i assume these
performances were just improvisations made up on the spot. dave holland also played
his bass with a bow, so if you hear sections that sound like a cello, that’s why. enjoy!


sample: t02.mp3
download: Sam Rivers_DaveHolland_1978-06-24_dc_space_WashingtonDC.zip

cover by pete, using a modified photo (photo page is here) from the d.c. space photo gallery website.  used without permission.

Apr 052018
charles lloyd quartet - 23 july 1966, juan-les-pins/antibes, france

someone uploaded a charles lloyd show to dime the other day, which i listened to.  and then to another that i had.  and a couple more.  binge listening… it’s a thing.  this was uploaded to dime by maurizio in december 2011.  enjoy. charles lloyd quartet juan-les-pins jazz festival antibes, france 23 july 1966 (flambay pitch fixed [Read more…]

Mar 262018

sunday night… time for a singer…   this show was a few months after  “bright and sweet”, virginie teychené’s third album, was recorded in mid-february 2012.  i’ve listened to this from time to time since ‘kingfrippson’ shared it on dime back in april 2012.  a regular when i’m stocking up a usb thumb-drive for a trip. the [Read more…]

Mar 142018

travelling again.  i brought a long an ssd usb drive that i’d stocked up with a bunch of music at some point in the past.  kind of interesting – what was i listening to, more or less, almost exactly 2 years ago?  there was a while when susanne abbuehl was a regular in the rotation [Read more…]

Mar 102018
noah preminger quintet - 14 march 2014, sidedoor jazz club, old lyme ct, usa

here’s another offering from the fine folks at ‘planet fun camp’, who recorded a number of great shows at the sidedoor in old lyme, connecticut.  i search for them periodically on dime, just to make sure i don’t miss any.  this is a super recording (as always) of a show that i think is sure [Read more…]

Mar 032018
theo bleckmann, uri caine, joyce hammann, chris speed, dj olive - 'brecht reloaded' - 11 sept 2016, augsberg germany

yes, i’m a bit of sucker for music of kurt weill, of hanns eisler, and of their work with bertolt brecht.  here’s a great show that ‘unclewolfi’ shared on dime just over a year ago.  i don’t have many shows with music by hanns eisler, unfortunately.  this show, and a few tracks on a bbc [Read more…]

Feb 222018
stars of modern jazz - 25 dec 1949, carnegie hall, new york city ny

as promised on my posting a few minutes ago, here’s the stars of modern jazz show.  it’s out there on any number of bootlegs, but mostly v.o.a. sourced.  if you’ve not heard it, it’ll knock your socks off. stars of modern jazz concert – recorded @ carnegie hall, new york city, ny (usa), december 25, [Read more…]

Feb 222018

here’s a show that i was enjoying this evening in between phone calls.  ‘survivor69’ shared it on dime in june 2014 and described it well:  quite classic jazz.  and very cheery, i thought, a real pick me up.  survivor69 called the show parker’s mood, since these long tracks are mostly from the album “woman’s land” , and [Read more…]

Feb 102018
erich kleinschuster - 1969 & 1970, orf studios, vienna austria

it’s the day for vienna, i guess.  had some trouble finding something that i felt like listening to (i’d been listening to a tom waits show and was thinking of posting it here, but it seems to be both on 100 greatest bootlegs and also on past daily.  sometimes, one little thing…).  but seriously, after [Read more…]