Dec 082019
 

i was listening to something else which was very good, but i got tired of it.  looking for something to cheer myself up, i noticed this show, or rather i noticed “albany, ny” and thought to myself ah, that must be one of those fantastic shows from upstate new york that csatennis has shared!  be just the thing!  and indeed it was.  csatennis had shared this in two parts, which i’ve combined into one folder (with combined info, ffp and md5 files also).  from his comments (not to mention the line ups on other recordings he’s shared), there must have been a whole busload of italian-american hard boppers in the general new york area.


charles mcpherson
albany, ny, usa
october 26, 1975

charles mcpherson – alto
frank stagnitta – piano
mike bochichio – bass
ron davis – drums

part 1
01. billie’s bounce 15:49
02. on the trail 14:04
03. blues i 15:46
04. blues ii 1:16
05. desafinado 11:38
58:40

part 2
01. cherokee 16:55
02. body and soul 10:58
03. stella by starlight 14:02
04. closer 6:29
48:27

tt 1:47:07

comments from csatennis:
if you are a mcpherson fan, this is indispensible. i have a lot of his commercially produced cds, and this
easily ranks with the best of them and better than most. the sound quality is exceptionally good.

if you think the piano player’s name is a pseudonym, it isn’t. this guy is for real, and you’ve probably
never heard of him. stagnitta could really play in those days. a resident of syracuse and graduate of
craine school of music, he was a brilliant player and student of both jazz and classical music. he obviously
had chops to spare. unfortunately, he had some emotional issues in his life and a year or so later he disappeared
from the albany area and moved to new york. he played a lot with his friend, tenor player sal nistico. according to others who have posted on dime to volume 1 of this recording, he has returned to his hometown of syracuse.

bocchicio was a well liked bass player from the nyc area and ron davis played regularly with arnie lawrence, bill watrous
and other well known nyc boppers.

the rhythm section simply kicks butt.

as for mcpherson, he is simply on fire. i think that he realized that he was playing with a group of talented
strangers and he had every intention of keeping them in line and showing them who was boss. watching this group, it was
obvious the sidemen loved the ride. so will you.


sample: p1 t02 on the trail.mp3
download: CharlesMcPherson_1975-10-26_AlbanyNY.zip


Dec 062019
 

accordion & piano or violin are both such lovely combinations.  this show is mostly compositions by either peirani or wollny, leavened with a bit of other stuff, including an old favorite oh shenandoah, which a close friend of mine sang a cappella for us recently, at a huge thanksgiving dinner he was hosting (a whole story in itself, that).  i think he keeps it in his (amateur) repertoire just for us.  anyway, the accordion always reminds me of my father, who played accordion a bit.  the family story goes that my grandparents tried to give his older brother (my late uncle) music lessons, but with no success, and they decided there was no point in giving music lessons to children.  my grandfather being tone-deaf might have played a small role, if you ask me.  so my father bought an accordion and learned how to play on his own.


vincent peirani & michael wollny
stadtkirche
darmstadt, germany
13 oct 2013

vincent peirani – accordion, vocals
michael wollny – piano

101 waltz for jb (mehldau) 7:18
102 intro peirani 0:32
103 i mean you (monk) 7:51
104 lilac wine (shelton) 11:10
105 intro peirani-wollny 1:26
106 nacht (alban berg; arr. wollny) 5:15
107 b & h (peirani 9:34
108 intro peirani 0:18
109 shenandoah (trad.) 7:02

201 air song (peirani) 4:30
202 intro peirani 0:17
203 hypnotic (peirani) 5:29
204 intro peirani 0:18
205 lonely dancer (wollny) 6:20
206 throw it away (lincoln) 9:22
207 intro peirani 0:37
208 3 temps pour michel p (peirani) 5:03
209 intro wollny 1:15
210 dancers in love (ellington) 6:12
211 intro wollny 0:41
212 spring dance (wollny) 5:23

total time: 1:35:53

lineage: sound professionals cmc-25 > sony pc-d50 >
(wave: recording 44.1khz-16bit) > audacity (editing > flac) > hdd
recording & editing: jaype
seeded on dime 2013-10-15


sample:  t109 oh shenandoah (trad).mp3
download: VincentPeirani_MichaelWollny_2013-10-12_Stadtkirche_DarmstadtGermany.zip


Nov 302019
 

another one that’s been floating in my playlist for a while (n.b. this is 2 posts in 2 days – go back a day if you missed it!).  this was (re)seeded on dime by senormogul9 just over a year ago.  their comments (below) need nothing added about the show, and are a good insight into [Read more…]

Nov 302019
 

this isn’t very long, but i’ve quite enjoyed listening to it.  it’s made it onto the thumb drives in the car and my travel usb hdd.  as peterw (no relation) said “better than nothing”. shirley scott / david fathead newman trio copenhagen jazz festival copenhagen jazzhouse copenhagen, denmark july 11, 1996 shirley scott (hammond b3 [Read more…]

Nov 212019
 

this was actually just uploaded on dime on sunday (thanks, ‘cosmicchucky’), and i just listened to it and absolutely looooved it & just had to share it here (and around time!  been a busy november for me).  then i read the notes:  john hicks and junior cook?  not to mention the vocals.  and tex allen [Read more…]

Nov 202019
 

this is one that’s been sitting in a tab in foobar2000 for around 2 months, waiting for me to upload it.  listening to it again, i agree with “past me”.  and what about studio 104 in paris?  or the rolf liebermann studio, in hamburg? and a few others… when you see one of those places [Read more…]

Nov 022019
 

here’s another bonus from my old archives, a double header from the 2002 ucla jazz/reggae festival.  they were originally shared together on dime back in 2005 and have been hiding away together on a cd for a number of years.  well worth a dusting off, especially as the cd is still readable (what is the [Read more…]

Oct 232019
 

this must be one of the spring quartet’s very first concerts, since (thanks, internet!) they started in january 2014.  what can you say about a supergroup? it’s another off-the-air recording from wwoz-fm in new orleans.  there are a lot in circulation, and they’re always good.  great station. enjoy. spring quartet civic theatre new orleans, la. [Read more…]

Oct 182019
 

this was uploaded to dime by ‘simmdale’ over a year ago, but i just ran across it and downloaded it on a whim — jazz fusion isn’t really my thing.  still, i enjoyed it immensely (and am actually listening to it again now).  so, thanks simmdale.  and here you go:  a little change of pace [Read more…]