Aug 182019
 

and here’s another featuring geoffrey keezer on keyboards.  about time i had a dianne reeves show up here!  enjoy!


dianne reeves
twin cities jazz festival
amsterdam bar
st. paul, mn
june 28, 2014

dianne reeves, vocals
romero lubambo, guitar
geoffrey keezer, keyboards
reginald veal, bass
terreon gully, drums

disc 1 (60:40)
1. <introduction> – 6:26
2. summertime – 9:37
3. dreams – 9:18
4. stormy weather – 9:38
5. tango – 17:25
6. love is here to stay – 8:14

disc 2 (58:53)
1. cold – 7:34
2. i want you – 12:30
3. waiting in vain – 23:12
4. better days – 15:36

total time = 1 hour 59 minutes 33 seconds

source: dpa 4061 > dpa mma6000 > zoom h2 (24/48 wav)
lineage: hd > sound forge + cep > cd wave editor > tlh (16/44 flac)


sample: d1t06 love is here to stay.mp3
download: DianneReeves_2014-06-28_TwinCitiesJazzfest_StPaulMN.zip


Aug 182019
 

we had a request for geoffrey keezer on piano, preferably playing standards.  i don’t have any solo shows, but there were a few which included him, including this one, that i don’t remember even listening to ever.  i really liked cd1, and would recommend this for that alone.  the concerto de aranjuez set it up, and botti, keezer, et al followed through wonderfully.  but cd2 didn’t work as well for me, that’s life.  let me know what  you think.


chris botti
motor city casino hotel
detroit, mi
12 june 2015

chris botti – trumpet
geoffrey keezer – piano
richie goods – bass
ben butler – guitar
lee pearson – drums
andy ezrin – keyboards
*lucia micarelli – violin
+sy smith – vocals
$george komsky – vocals

cd1:
1. concerto de aranjuez
2. when i fall in love (incl. moanin’)
3. talk
4. emanuel *
5. theme from cinema paradiso *
6. venice
7. talk
8. flamenco sketches
9. talk
10. halleluja
11. the look of love +
12. the very thought of you +
13. talk

cd2:
1. kashmir *
2. talk
3. italia $
4. con te partiro $*
5. indian summer >
6. drum solo – indian summer (conclusion)
7. let’s stay together +
8. the nearness of you

recorded by: ravingandrooling
equipment: ca14 c- ca9100- sony m10
location: 1st row balcony beside stacks
mastered by: rdwm


sample: t104 emanuel.mp3
download: ChrisBotti_2015-06-12_MotorCityCasino_DetroitMI.zip


Aug 152019
 

i seem to be on a run of shows that need to be turned up!  this one just has low levels – better you turn it up than i mess with it.  be that as it may, here’s a good quality audience recording from a super canadian vocalist.  it’s a long show, with quite a [Read more…]

Aug 102019
 

maria joão has been a favorite of mine for a number of years, and she & david linx really shine in this original & refreshing versions of songs from porgy & bess.  it’d be great to see her in a full production of the show, wouldn’t it? brussels jazz orchestra feat. david linx & maria [Read more…]

Jul 072019
 

i was watching the 1955 version of guys & dolls, with frank sinatra and marlon brando a week or two ago, and ‘if i were a bell’ has popped up a number of times since, including this fun performance from cleo laine.  and it is fun! which is more than i can say for brando’s [Read more…]

Jul 012019
 

here’s a nice bit of straight-ahead italian jazz that alphaboogie shared on dime back in november 2011.  just hit lucky on a random dive into the “r” part of the alphabet. [edit] this is actually the 2nd show from rosario gulliani up here – i didn’t realize that when i posted this, but it seems [Read more…]

Jun 272019
 

here’s the salena jones show that i mentioned back in feb 2018 when i posted an erich kleinschuster show in feb 2018.  i was listening to it again the other day, and again was very taken with it.  it seems a bit of that era too, somehow. salena jones & orf big band orf studio [Read more…]

Jun 202019
 

here’s the promised second show by sphere, the last of their shows that i have.  it’s a corker, too, and it’s only a pity that the third set is not included. sphere iridium new york, new york united states of america 7 september 2002 gary bartz (ss on 7-8, as on 1-6, 9) kenny barron [Read more…]

Jun 202019
 

monksphere has asked a couple of more times for some more sphere, which is always a good idea.  so here’s a show, with another to follow. sphere ym-ywha of metropolitan n.j. west orange, n.j., usa february 21,1988 kenny barron – piano charlie rouse – tenor sax buster williams – bass ben riley – drums 1-radio [Read more…]