Jun 212018

i was browsing through the bottom end of the alphabet and ran across this show from walter blanding, someone i know of only from googling him just now.  from his facebook page, it looks as if he’s (still) with the lincoln center jazz orchestra & that he’s just recorded a new album.  comments below, including a short bio, are from ‘relyles’ seed on dime in early 2012.


walter blanding
may 23, 2011
duc des lombards, paris, france

radio broadcast -> cdr trade -> eac -> wav -> tlh -> flac

walter blanding – tenor saxophone
dan nimmer – piano
carlos henriquez – bass
ali jackson – drums

01. do you mind (dan nimmer) – 11:22
02. unknown title – 7:56
03. i got you- 7:07
04. emind? (walter blanding) – 8:30
05. unknown title – 6:54
06. modern day blues (dan nimmer) – 10:02
07. nilda (carlos henriquez) – 9:06
08. late – 8:42
09. unknown title – 6:19

total time = 76:01

walter blanding (tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet) was born on august 14, 1971 in cleveland, ohio to a musical family and began playing the saxophone at age six. in 1981, he moved with his family to new york city, and by age 16, he was performing regularly with his parents at the village gate. mr. blanding attended laguardia high school for music & art and the performing arts and continued his studies at the new school for social research. mr. blanding lived in israel for 4 years, where he had a major impact on the music scene, inviting great artists such as louis hayes, eric reed and others to perform. he also taught in several israeli schools and toured the country with his ensemble. during this period, newsweek described him as “jazz’s ambassador to israel.” his first recording, tough young tenors, was acclaimed as one of the best jazz albums of 1991. since then, he has performed or recorded with many artists, including cab calloway, the wynton marsalis septet, marcus roberts, illinois jacquet, eric reed, roy hargrove and others. his latest release, the olive tree, features fellow members of the jazz at lincoln center orchestra.

sample: t04 emind.mp3
download: WalterBlanding_2011-05-23_DucDesLombards_ParisFrance.zip

no covers

Jun 152018

here’s that bill evans show from kobe in 1978.  it is very hard to find out anything about this – so much so that i am now asking myself if it was properly labelled in the first place.  on the other hand, i did find a japanese bootleg online, that claims to be this show, and refers to comments in the tape to back it up (it also indicates it was an audience recording).  i’d have ordered that, just out of curiosity, but the japanese website was too hard to navigate for obvious reasons.  the notes below are from when ‘bluenote2005’ shared this on dime in july 2007.

bill evans trio, kobe japan, asia, 1978

source. radio. sound a-

bill evans-p
marc johnson-b
philly joe jones-d

help with set list please.
also track 5 and 8 had a gap of silence. i removed the silence and the tracks play much nicer. i don’t have the software to bridge the tracks together.

01. title 4:15
02. title 6:34
03. title 5:14
04. title 5:35
05a. title 4:53
05b. title 3:22
06. title 7:12
07. title 3:53
08a. tilte 5:35
08b. title 4:58

total 51:37

sample:  track 01.mp3
download: BillEvans_1978-XX-XX_KobeJapan.zip

no covers.

Jun 092018

i had this on an extended rotation* of the best stuff on my well-travelled little usb drive (by now no doubt famous).  had to go back and listen to ‘the work song’ again, then find the nina simone version, then listen to this version again.  well. well, well, well. this was shared on dime by [Read more…]

Jun 062018

well, on the road again, in old madrid, with that trusty solid-state usb drive.  listened to a hank mobley quintet cd and then queued up this lovely show (now playing!) by the great johnny griffin & eddie lockjaw davis.   great way to end the day.  not much to say about these two, individually or together, [Read more…]

Jun 042018
aruán ortiz trio - 17 nov 2016, jazzclub birdland, neuburg, germany

well, i was going to upload an absolutely phenomenal show by aruán ortiz, from rote fabrik,, zurich, on 26-nov-2016 at the unerhört-festival in zurich.  but it turns out he just released it!  here’s a good review from the free jazz blog.  fortunately for all concerned, i also have this show from earlier that month, also [Read more…]

May 222018
marquis hill blacktet - 27 june 2015, mears park, st. paul, mn, usa

‘perks’ shared this on dime back in august 2015.  i pulled this show back up after i read or heard something about marquis hill &/or blacktet recently.  no idea where.  but this turned out to be a real jem, and perks’ recording does it justice. www.marquishill.com www.crmcbride.com justin thomas joshramos.weebly.com www.makayamccraven.com marquis hill blacktet mears [Read more…]

May 192018
melody gardot - 27 july 2012, marciac, france

travelling again, but in spain now, with that same trusty (i hope) solid-state drive that i took to brazil.  truly, a lifesaver.  this is one of the dime shows that i loaded on there back in the day (early 2015, if you’re asking).  i haven’t listened to any melody gardot for ages and ages, so [Read more…]

May 152018
superstar quintet (hubbard, henderson, barron, carter, williams - 16 july 1982, weisen austria

just back from a great trip to são paulo.  a lot of work, but had a great time.  saw a very little bit of the city, like having a sip of someone’s drink, really.  here’s a little something that’s helping fight my jetlag (which is pretty fierce… due to flight cancellations, it took over 34 [Read more…]

May 062018
claudio nucci & emilio cantini - 11 june 2005, nova friburgo, brazil

stuck here in dulles international for a few hours… thought i’d give some of the shows from brazil a listen, and this was first.  very nice.  a lot of talk which would be a real bummer if portuguese wasn’t such a nice sounding language.   this was shared on dime in june 2007 by ‘luladsilva’.  not [Read more…]

May 042018

i’m off to sao paulo for a short visit.  fortunately, i found a usb solid state drive loaded with a wide variety of music, from some trip or other…  beefed it up with a half-dozen shows in brazil (why not?).  so we might have a bit of a break here.  then again, i might get [Read more…]

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