Oct 122019
 

well, to accompany the last show, i was going to post a fun selection of songs from the ‘great american songbook’, from a show by david torkanowsky at the new orleans jazzfest in 2017, but it seems to have been released.  fortunately, i had this superb recording from avi avital & omer avital waiting in the wings for next weekend.  but my goodness… listening to it now, the crowd going wild at the end of the 3rd piece… they were on fire!  an album avital meets avital was released in 2017, but as avi avital’s comments at the end of track 3, this was really the first time they had played together:

there is a reason they call this series in the bremen festival the surprise concert.  it’s really a surprise, not only for you but also for us.  at the beginning of this week, we had no idea how this evening was going to sound like, because we just knew we wanted to do something together and everyone brings from his world something to the table and kind of mix it and do a new project.  so we didn’t know really what it’s going to be like. and i think it’s a great surprise for us. even after a week of rehearsals, it’s i think the first time we kind of zoom out and ok, performing in the context of a concert which is very nice, a very nice result actually, just to feel this music with you guys on stage.


avi avital & omer avital
bremen, germany
blg-forum
musikfest bremen, germany
13 sept 2012

lineup
avi avital – mandolin
omer avital – bass and oud
omer klein – piano
itamar doari – percussions

01 zamzama (omer avital)
02 lonely girl (omer avital)
03 ana maghrebi (omer avital)
04 shedemati (jedidja admon)
05 españa (omer avital)
06 11/8 (avi avital)
07 hiljazain (omer avital)
08 ballada for eli (omer avital)
09 maroc (omer avital)

min 89:01

fm (analog cable) – audacity – xact

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sample: t02 lonely girl.mp3 and t04 shedemati.mp3
download: Avi Avital and Omer Avital - Bremen 2012-09-13.zip


Oct 082019
 

this is from one of my favorite venues, the nch right here in dublin.  there don’t seem to be as many of these broadcasts as there once were, which is really too bad, but the programming at the nch is still very good.  anyway, it was around time for some more singing around here, and this and the next one might fit the bill.


matthew ford & rté national concert orchestra
celebrating the words and music of mr frank sinatra
national concert hall
dublin, ireland
friday 23 april 2010.

conductor and arranger john wilson,
big band singer matthew ford
and the rté concert orchestra

01 face the music and dance
02 it all depends on you
03 nice and easy
04 you make me feel so young
05 music break
06 come fly with me
07 from this moment on
08 luck be a lady
09 when your love has gone
10 ive got you under my skin
11 my kind of town (chicago)
12 new york (new york)
13 so i face the final curtain

received direct from air on f.m. using an analog receiver.
transfer infomation direct to hard drive via fly lead ,ear out panasonic unit to mic in (mono input) to audigy
souncard as wavs at 44 khz.traders little helper flac front end compression * to internet.

present an evening of hits made famous by ol’ blue eyes himself.
all songs are performed in the original orchestrations created for sinatra,
by such master arrangers as nelson riddle, billy may and don costa.
songs on the night include let’s face the music, come fly with me, i’ve got you under my skin,
my kind of town and more.


sample: t01 face the music (and dance).mp3
download: Matthew Ford 2010-04-23 (Celebrating Sinatra) NCH, Dublin Ireland.zip


Oct 072019
 
gabriele mirabassi | nando di modugno | pierluigi balducci - 27 sept 2019, jazzfestival leibnitz, austria

mirabassi – what else do you need to know?  this recording at the jazzfestival leibnitz 2018 has only one composition from each of the musicians in the trio, which is a nice balance.  like the last concert, it’s a recording (by unclewolfi, thanks) from austrian radio.  enjoy. gabriele mirabassi | nando di modugno | pierluigi [Read more…]

Sep 272019
 

this has one of my favorite songs, willow weep for me, which i’ve generally only heard performed by jazz singers.  i’m not sure jones plays on it, though; sounds more like a flute, which leo wright did play (and i’ve added an “f” after his name, below].  but let’s not hold that against carmell jones!  there’s a [Read more…]

Sep 202019
 

this is another of the shows that i’d picked before my trip, but i had to re-upload it as getting ready to post it here, there were just too many changes to the info file (‘mikeos’ shared it on dime the day after the 11:30pm broadcast, ta!).  a lot of great jazz has come out [Read more…]

Sep 142019
 

well after 2 concerts posted in as many hours, here’s a change of pace:  a very interesting article on “economics of bittorrent Communities”, using dime as the example on medium, at https://medium.com/@jbackus/private-bittorrent-trackers-are-markets-1d3cc3c9bacd .  thanks to erik b. who posted the link on the dime discussion list.  not sure i agree with some of the suggestions [Read more…]

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Sep 142019
 

here’s another jfk layover special, a bit of vocals this time.  i am very fortunate:  don’t have to change terminals, found a decent spanish tapas bar, have an hour or two battery on ye olde laptoppe.  btw, in pulling the details for this one, i noticed that the info file had no setlist info.  but, [Read more…]

Sep 142019
 

this is one of a number of shows that i uploaded to 1fichier, in the rather misguided belief (supported neither by past history nor any reasonable expectation) that i would have some spare time while visiting my parents.  naturally, i remember very little except that at the time, i planned to share it here.  anyway:  [Read more…]

Sep 012019
 

like the last show posted here (which also feature ranee lee), this was shared on dime by ‘plaz_restore’, and again the comments below are from the info file.  i love the comment “…and taurey butler (piano). this was only the third concert that butler played since joining the quintet two days prior.”  anyway, that’s about [Read more…]