Mar 282020
 

norma winstone uses her voice like an instrument in this concert, very pure singing that just seems to float on and on.  everytime i listen to her, i ask myself why i don’t listen to her more.  music like this always seems very contemplative to me, and the danger listening to it is that your mind will wander & you’ll end up missing it, floating away, which is not such a bad thing, and if you drift off… well, that’s the finest sleep available.


jazztrack & norma winstone
lila eule
bremen, germany
8 june 1977

wolfgang engstfeld (soprano & tenor saxophones)
christoph spendel (electric piano)
sigi busch (bass)
heinrich hock (drums)
norma winstone (vocals )

01: radio intro – 0:53
02: plattermann – 17:55
03: mother lou – 11:22
04: rugby – 16:41
05: backwood song (not complete) – 7:56

lineage: nordwestradio broadcast –> cd –> hard disc –> audacity –> tlh (flac 8)
recorded by radio bremen @ lila eule, bremen (germany), june 8, 1977 –

very good sound quality


sample: t02 plattermann.mp3
download: Jazztrack_NormaWinstone_1977-06-08_BremenGermany.zip


Mar 212020
 

here’s what i was listening to last night when i finished up work.


romano-sclavis-texier “african flashback”
cully jazz festival 2007
chapiteau
cully, swizerland
march 28, 2007

louis sclavis – bass clarinet, soprano sax
henri texier – bass
aldo romano – drums

1. daoulagad (pour guy le querrec) (texier) 11:34
2. berbère (texier) 6:48
3. le long du temps (sclavis) 5:10
4. locking the lobbies (romano) 6:25
5. annobon (romano) 7:39
6. african panther 69 / surreal politik (texier) 7:09
7. trois enfants (sclavis) 5:51
8. standing ovation (for mandela (romano) 6:53
9. les petits lits blancs (texier) 8:15
10. viso di donna (romano) [4:03] > unknown [theme?] (4:23) [encore, incomplete]

tt: 70:12

sound: a
source: rsr 2 “jazzz” / 2007-06-04
lineage: fm > hd > cool edit pro > flac (8,asb,verify)
recorded & seeded by ubu


sample: t05 annobon.mp3
download: RomanoSclavisTexier_2007-03-28-Cully.zip


Mar 202020
 

after listening to this show, reading that tony allen is an “afrobeat” pioneer wasn’t that surprising (though i’d definitely call this jazz, not afrobeat).  i enjoyed this so much that i then listened to another 2 or 3 tony allen shows, but ended up back giving this show another listen, and sharing it up here. [Read more…]

Mar 172020
 

i do like the sweet sound of the clarinet, and here it is nicely paired with the vibraphone & pianoforte (maybe “pair” isn’t the right word) in a selection of benny goodman tunes.  benny goodman! what’s not to like?  i’m sure i’ve heard clarinet & vibraphone together before, but am drawing a blank… be that [Read more…]

Mar 142020
 

so we’re all hunkered down, aren’t we?  arthur’s has cancelled all shows, not that anyone would have gone.  i’ve cancelled a trip.  a good time to listen to some jazz at home.  hope you’re in the mood for a bit of brass:  saxes, trumpet, trombone and more.  and once again, led by a drummer.  enjoy! [Read more…]

Mar 092020
 

aaand we’re back!  actually, still insanely busy, but all work & no play…  anyway, here’s a fun bit of piano jazz that was up on dime a few years ago, the sort of thing that reminds you why piano jazz is so enduring, and with a number of old favorites (including one of mine:  tea [Read more…]

Feb 092020
 

busy week, so no comments.  and i’ll be taking a week or two off.  but this should keep ya going in the meanwhile. sammy figueroa and the latin jazz explosion live at scullers boston, massachusetts usa october 23, 2015 2015-10-23 sammy figueroa, percussion silvano monasterios, piano gabriel vivas, bass troy roberts, sax francisco dimas, trumpet [Read more…]

Jan 302020
 

here’s a change of pace, something i’ve listened to a couple of times this week.  hope you like it too. trio gesing meyer rohrer pks villa bad ischl, austria 21. september 2017 klaus gesing ss, bs-cl björn meyer bs samuel rohrer dr dfm (mp2, 256 kbps, 48 khz) > wav (44,1 khz) > wavelab > [Read more…]

Jan 262020
 

you have to to hand it to jalc…  the produtions there are fantastic.  this new year’s eve performance by two of my current favorite pianists is like a turbo-charged piano trio, plus the great jimmy heath (recently deceased, r.i.p.) and nicholas payton thrown in just because new year’s eve at dizzy’s.  with two pianos, i’m [Read more…]

Jan 252020
 

james newton and geri allen is a killer combination, and this is an excellent show.  not overly long, but having longish pieces more than makes up for it (for me, anyway – i think i’ve said that before).  it’s funny, when i think of the flute, i don’t really think of jazz.  not sure why, [Read more…]