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 singing in the movie (not that he ever sang ‘ding dong ding dong ding’… that would have been a real treat), though he was a good choice in other respects.   they must have been thinking of this movie when they made paint your wagon.

cleo laine, johnny dankworth, and guests
uk tv special 1980

cleo laine – vocals
johnny dankworth – saxophones

henry mancini – piano
stephane grappelli – violin
sky (uk prog rock band)

01 if i were a bell
02 cavatina
03 wave
04 it can’t be love
05 the days of wine and roses
06 track 06
07 nuages
08 cannonball
09 track 09
10 music

standalone tv sound tuner -> revox b77 -> alesis masterlink (track splits, fades) -> cdr -> eac to flac
no dsp applied

sample: t01 if i were a bell.mp3
download: CleoLaine_1980-xx-xx_UK_TVSpecial_w_Grappelli_Mancini.zip

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 to have worked better for me this time than last!

here’s an updated info file, fixing some names (easier than re-zipping the files).

also, i’ve added a new hosting service.  hope it works out ok for you.

rosario gulliani quartet
28 april 2001

rosario gulliani: sax
pietro lussu: piano
dario rosciglione: bass
marcello di leonardo: drums

set list *
01 mimi  9:37
02 remy  8:38
03 root song  13:57
04 ut  11:45
05 love for my mother  4:49
06 my mans benny  13:34
07 oriental folk song  14:55
08 the awaking of the creature  15:12

tt 1:32:36

* the order of the set list is not the same order of the tunes during the concert.

broadcast source fm jazz club
fm to wav to flac
edit in soundforge pro 10

by ((craf[°=°]tape))

sample: t03 root song.mp3
download RosarioGiuliani_2001-04-28_SunsideParisFrance.zip

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…]

Jun 162019

these guys seem associated with smalls, in nyc; ‘letsgo’ even shared this on dime as ‘smalls live’.  smalls sounds like quite the place, and their practice of streaming the shows (for free!) is extraordinary.  though the 5-hour time difference makes even a 19:30 show at bit late, starting at half past midnight here.  “where you [Read more…]

Jun 062019
gilad atzmon & orient house ensemble - 2 july 2005, estival jazz, mendrisio, switzerland

here’s another of the shows that i tossed onto the cloud to join the last show, before coming down to madrid.  kind of randomly selected, but this one was a lucky choice.  gilad atzmon plays sax/clarinet, always nice; and i’m a bit of a sucker for accordion & violin – and with piano and a [Read more…]

Jun 042019

here’s something i was listening to last week, and threw it up to the cloud quick, so i’d remember — and find — it again.  no idea what i was going to say last week, but that’s how it goes, eh?  still, i’m glad i did that; a lovely show, géraldine laurent and pierre de [Read more…]

May 242019

hot on the heels of susan weinert, here’s susanne alt at the ever-popular bimhuis.  not surprisingly, after this much time, she has more than the 2 albums mentioned in ‘musicfinder’s comments below.  btw, you’ll need to update the setlist in the info file (don’t have the time tonight to fix the .zip). susanne alt quartet [Read more…]

May 242019

i had a bit of a jazz sue queue today: a couple of shows by susan weinert (of which one is here), a couple from susie ibarra, one show by susanne alt.  rather surprisingly, it all went very well together (not that that’s so important, but it’s nice when it works out).   tip o’ the [Read more…]