Aug 082022

having recently seen girl from the north country at the olympia with my wife, which we both enjoyed, i was glad to actually find this show lying around.  while i’m not the biggest dylan fan, i’d not have guessed that gftnc was all dylan’s music (sometimes even for songs that i knew).  and the music was really good (except hurricane, which didn’t seem to fit the story).  listening to this too, i kept forgetting that these are all dylan covers too, mostly from blonde on blonde which would be from the period that i would have listened to most.

absolutely sweet marie
leer, germany
3 feb 2017

steffen faul, trumpet
matthias müller, trombone
alexander beierbach, saxophone
max andrzejewski, drums

01 with god on our side
02 could irons bound
03 the lonesome death of hattie carroll
04 talking
05 rainy day women # 1 & 35
06 pledging my time
07 visions of johanna
08 one of us must know
09 talking
10 i want you / stuck inside of mobile with the memphis blues again
11 leopard-skin pill-box hat
12 just like a woman
13 most likely you go your way and i’ll go mine
14 temporary like achilles
15 absolutely sweet marie
16 4th time around
17 obviously five believers
18 talking
19 sad-eyed lady of the lowlands
20 talking
21 einzug des nobelkomitees zur verleihung des literaturnobelpreises (steffen faul)
22 hamburguesa for you (steffen faul)
23 duquesne whistle (bob dylan/robert hunter)
24 sad-eyed lady of the lowlands
25 in my time of dyin’
26 north country blues

min 102:54

fm (analog cable) – audacity – xact

nordwestradio in concert: pop & jazz

sample: t07 visions of johanna 256k.mp3
download: AbsolutelySweet

image:  a cropped photo of the poster for this show, from facebook /

Jul 312022

here’s the next show, the fantastically named bellevue nurses with a live version of mingus’ the black saint and the sinner lady.  they’ve stretched out tracks 3 & 4 (or mode c and modes d-e-f, if you prefer) compared to the studio lp.  wonderful performance.

bellevue nurses
play charles mingus ‘the black saint and the sinner lady’
5. nuejazz festival
kulturwerkstatt auf aeg
nuremberg, germany

peter fulda – ld
andrey lobanov – tp
manuel scherer – tp
kim barth – as
lutz häfner – ts
norbert emminger – bs
gerhard gschlössel – tb
ralf bauer – tba
frank wuppinger – g
michael flügel – p
markus schieferdecker – b
julian fau – dr

01. track a – solo dancer 07:55
02. track b – duet solo dancers 06:26
03. track c – group dancers 11:16
04. mode d – trio & group dancers > mode e – single solos & group dance > mode f > group & solo dance 22:56

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/320 kbps) [radio station – br klassik]

sample: t02 track b – duet solo dancers 256k.mp3
download:  BellevueNurses_2017-11-11_BlackSaint&

photo:  of the show, downloaded from the website.  used without permission.

Jul 302022
biréli lagrène, antonio faraò, ira coleman, lenny white - 15 july 2016, montreux jazz, montreux, switzerland

here’s one of two shows that took my fancy this past week.  first, an audio demux of a video from the 2016 montreux jazz festival. antonio faraò is one of my favorite pianists, and guitar-and-piano is such a nice combination.  so despite being “just” m4a 128/44, i thought i’d share this.  no sample as it’s [Read more…]

Jun 262022
mack avenue superband - 11 feb 2016 (late), riverview supper club, minneapolis, mn

superband is totally the word here.  not much more to be said about that!  the venue, on the other hand, is a bit mysterious.  as far as i can tell, the riverview supper club closed in 2000 and the site is now condos.  and yet, the occasional later reference on the internet,  like this tim [Read more…]

Jun 182022
gary smulyan & ralph lalama organ quartet - 9 mar 2020,  duc des lombards, paris, france

what a lineup!  b.sax, t.sax and organ!  i have no memory of this from when i downloaded it in march 2020, and you’d think that i would!  but then again that was a busy time, cancelling flights, learning to wear masks, and so forth.  anyway, glad this has been dredged up from the archive! gary [Read more…]

Jun 132022
ralph towner & paolo fresu - 9 may 2016, ck jazovia, gliwice, poland

this is very slow, maybe even wistful (ok, track 4 is definitely wistful).  kinda busy at the moment, but i really enjoyed listening to this show so here it is. artists: ralph towner & paolo fresu date: 2016-05-09 event: fiharmonia venue: ck jazovia localization: gliwice, poland ralph towner: classic guitar paolo fresu: trumpet & flugelhorn [Read more…]

Jun 052022
tomasz stanko quartet plus gianluigi trovesi - 7 dec 2003, parmajazz frontiere, parma, italy

this might be a nice companion piece for this 1967 krzysztof komeda show with a much younger tomasz stanko.  nice to see things going around like that.  not anything that i’ve seen before since i don’t watch polanskiy’s films.  nice line up, too!  looking for this on the web, i did run across a jazz(ish) [Read more…]

May 222022
eddie henderson & laurent de wilde quartet - 21 dec 2012, sunside, paris, france

here’s the last of this week’s three shows, and back to the trumpet with eddie henderson!  and finishing with my favorite of the three shows.  btw, this is not the 2003 album echoes also with henderson & de wilde in a quartet, which is currently on my wishlist. eddie henderson & laurent de wilde quartet [Read more…]