Nov 262021
 

here’s another show from the eponymous “dc”, upped on dime in 2014.  a lovely recording, i’m kinda surprised at “portable hitachi mono recorder, with manually set levels, and tdk conventional bias cassettes.”  ol’ dc knew their stuff, i guess!


oregon
the cellar door
washington, dc
16 october 1976

ralph towner – guitar,piano, tp
glen moore – bass, piano
collin walcott – percussion, sitar, tabla, cl
paul mccandless – bcl, oboe, eng, horn

1 applause (0:07)
2 ghost dance (10:41)
3 yellow bell (6:53)
4 tuning (0:58)
5 improvisation (9:04)
6 song for a friend (6:40)
7 tuning (0:58)
8 nimbus (7:46)
9 nn (6:12)

total time 49:18

made from the master cassettes
flac

from “dc” our anonymous donor:
oregon, live at the cellar door, washington, dc, october 16, 1976, from the master cassette tapes. the recording was made from the first row of tables, near the low stage, using a portable hitachi mono recorder, with manually set levels, and tdk conventional bias cassettes. this transfer was made in 2013 by playing the master tapes (after the actual cassette reels and tapes were moved to new cassette shells) on an akai gx f31 cassette deck into a pc, where the signal was captured via goldwave. the channel with the strongest signal was copied and the copy was pasted into the opposite channel for true mono sound.

nov 2021: updated setlist and instruments played, from comment on dime tracker from the 2014 seed.


sample: oregon cellar door DC 08
download: Oregon_1976-10-16_CellarDoor_WashingtonDC.zip

image:  the image is the cd cover, from the full set of covers shared by ‘lauramareike’ via comments on the 2014 dime seed.

Nov 192021
 

i liked the 2008 show so much i played the 2011 show right after (both included here) and then two more, from 2008 & 2014.  guess i was in a bit of a nicola conte mood.  i’ve  noted the vocalists in the post title as they’re essential to both these shows.  while i wouldn’t describe this as “like pink martini”, if you enjoy p.m. then you might like nicola conte also (such is my hope anyway, which will give another option for music to eat dinner to).

listening to this again, i realized that tracks 5 & 6 from the quasimodo show are both leaves in the wind, which looks like a mistake (though i’ve not done a careful comparison).  great song though!  i’ve left the .zip file & setlist uncorrected, at this point.


nicola conte
quasimodo
berlin,germany
29 october 2008

nicola conte, g, lead
daniele scannapieco, reeds
flavio boltro, tp
pietro lussu, p
pietro ciancaglini, b
teppo mäkynen, dr
kim sanders, voc (4 – 10)

01 macedonia – rituals 22:10
02 band intros 02:29
03 solo 07:08
04 08:18
05 leaves in the wind 07:09
06 leaves in the wind 07:14
07 love in 06:34
08 paper clouds 05:16
09 08:48
10 caravan 15:18
11 09:10

tt: 1:39:34

source: dvb-s@256, 48khz > raw data > projextx > mp3directcut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)


nicola conte
teatro piccinni
bari, italy
21 may 2011

nicola conte, guitar and conduction;
flavio boltro, trumpet;
magnus lindgren, tenor sax, flute;
gaetano partipilo, alto sax;
pietro lussu, pianoforte;
paolo benedettini, bass;
teppo mäkynen, drums;
alice ricciardi, vocals on 6-7-8;
nailah porter, vocals on 3-4-5.

(00-radio introduction by pino saulo) 2.52
01 all praises to allah [ed roses]
02 band’s introductions
03 do you feel like i feel [nicola conte]
04 shiva [nicola conte]
05 black spirits [nicola conte]
06 quiet dawn [cal massey]
07 scarborough fair [simon & garfunkel]
08 kind of sunshine [jimmie davis, charles mitchell and nicola conte]
09 radio outro 0.46

running time : 44’58” (without radio intro and outro)
(with radio intro and outro, it would be 48’36”)

fm radio broadcast by “il cartellone – radio tre suite jazz”, radio 3 rai [third channel of italian national radio], on wednesday 15 february 2012, 21:48 hours cet.

lineage (fm > wav > flacs > web):
sony st-s370 tuner > sony pcm-d50 linear pcm recorder > 44.100khz/16bit wav on sony memory stick produo [mark2] > usb > audacity 1.3.5 beta (editing and track splitting) > 44.100khz/16bit flac’s (level 8) > webtorrenting

an italian guy who is now recording for impulse a few albums of “spiritual jazz”, in the style on seventies albums by pharoah, charles lloyd, with tracks of the era too, very “orchestral”, but in fact it closely reminds of the british idj movement of the early eighties. also included in the folder as track 00 a radio introduction in italian with bio notes and commentaries – this intro runs for 2’52”


samples
t05 leaves in the wind 256k.mp3
t05 black spirits 265k.mp3

downloads
NicolaConte_2008-10-29_Quasimodi_BerlinGermany.zip
NicolaConte_2011-05-21_TeatroPiccinni_BariItaly.zip

photo:  nicola conte, kim sanders & other musicians, posted by vincenzo cosenza on his website in may 2007.  used without permission.

Nov 082021
 
malcolm goldstein ensemble - 18 jan 1986, martin luther king public library, washington, dc, usa

one of a number of great shows, mostly from washington dc, shared by ‘carville’ on dime, and originally from “‘dc,’ our anonymous donor”.  although i was living in dc at the time, this is not something that i would have gone to, as i would not have liked it then. i like it more now, [Read more…]

Nov 082021
 
louis smith quartet - 2 sept 2000, detroit jazz festival, hart plaza, detroit, mi, usa

this was near the end of louis smith’s career, about which i found little other than his wikipedia page and a number of very warm obituaries of a man who apparently did a lot for jazz in michigan as an educator and, sometimes, performer.  there are worse fates than to be remembered warmly as having [Read more…]

Oct 312021
 
kirsten tegtmeyer - 10 jan 2019, green gate inn, camillus, ny, usa

unlike the last posting, which really needed my attention, this is one i could listen to closely or let it play gently in the background as we chat away amongst ourselves, as the crowd that night seemed to be doing.  but fortunately that just gives ambience – it’s an excellent audience recording and chock-a-block full [Read more…]

Oct 312021
 
karin krog & arild andersen - 21 june 1972, casino, montreux, switzerland

while a bit of this seemed very “60s” to me, most of it really grabbed my attention, slow, paced, pared down, a bit somber really.  the more i listen to this (on the 3rd time now), the  more i like it. karin krog & arild andersen montreux jazz festival casino (pavillon) montreux (switzerland) 21 june [Read more…]

Oct 282021
 
jeremy pelt quartet - 27 april 2014, sunset, paris, france

it’s been a jeremy pelt afternoon, listening to these two shows (early & late) and another (soundboard recording) from 2018 in lugano.  the sbd is arguably better, but i liked this more, and it’s an excellent “aud” recording. following on the ari hoenig show that i saw & greatly enjoyed in greystones recently, i also [Read more…]

Oct 152021
 
imbrahim maalouf - 29 oct 2011, womex - the world music expo, copenhagen, denmark

here’s another “i” that i had stashed up in the cloud, and which ticks an awful lot of boxes.  there’s an interesting review of this show up at worldmusicandculture.com, including (which is fascinating) that maalouf “plays a microtonal trumpet that was invented by his father, which enables him to play the quarter tones that are [Read more…]

Oct 132021
 
ingrid & christine jensen w/ the mike nock trio -  3 nov 2016, foundry 616, ultimo, sydney, australia

about time we had a show by at least one (never mind both!) of the jensen sisters here.  this is a very good audience recording of them in australia, a place from which i only have a few shows, or so it seems to me without counting, but including several excellent shows from the excellent [Read more…]

Oct 122021
 
hanna paulsberg quartet - 21 jan 2017, studio 105, paris, france

we’ll come back to “g” later, the only thing that i had stashed in the cloud was an april 1966 gunter hampel show which is still up on inconstant sol (pro tip: go get it!).  so on to “h”, with and all too short performance at studio 105, paris, by the hanna paulsberg quartet.  (somehow [Read more…]