Jan 242021

what to say about the modern jazz quartet?  what indeed.  this is an excellent recording from that unknown but familiar venue, studio 105 in paris.  it really hit the spot last night, with a glass of spanish red vermouth and a bit of light humorous fiction before dinner.

modern jazz quartet
studio 105, maison de la radio
paris, france
october 3, 1966

john lewis (piano)
milt jackson (vibes)
percy heath (bass)
connie kay (drums)

01 pyramid (ray brown) 7:34
02 the cylinder (milt jackson) 5:13
03 really true blues (milt jackson) 4:36
04 ralph’s new blues (milt jackson) 6:01
05 monterey mist (milt jackson) 4:47
06 home (john lewis) 4:20
07 blues milanese (john lewis) 6:29
08 bags’ groove (milt jackson) 4:27
09 inflection and conception on a jazz rhythm (john lewis) 3:30
10 my man’s gone now (george gershwin, dubose heyward) 6:40
11 for someone i love (milt jackson) 5:51
12 alexander’s fugue (john lewis) 5:05
13 animal dance (john lewis) 4:30
14 summertime (george gershwin, dubose heyward, ira gershwin) 5:29
15 little david’s fugue (john lewis) 4:05
16 dido’s lament (henry purcell / john lewis) 4:42
17 the sheriff (john lewis) 3:56
18 django (john lewis) 5:03
19 a night in tunisia (dizzy gillespie, frank paparelli) 4:33

tt 1:37:00

fm > edirol r-09 (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcasts : les légendes du jazz, france musique, june 16 & 17, 2018

sample: t12 alexander’s fugue.mp3
download: ModernJazzQuartet_1966-10-03_ParisFrance.zip

Jan 132021

it’s funny how things that sound like they’ll be so similar can be so different.  in this case, it’s this show and the one the next day.  only a day apart, same line up, many of the same pieces were played.  yet i really enjoyed this, listened to it twice, and did not much care for the other recording.  i say it’s funny because it seems more often to be the other way around, with consecutive shows being very similar, and my different take on these two shows on the 23rd and 24th was unexpected.  anyway, this is the one that i liked… no surprise there!

andrew cyrille quintet

leverkusener jazztage
galerietreff, leverkusen, germany
23 october 1992

andrew cyrille dr
oliver lake as
ted daniel tp, flh
adegoke steve colson p
reggie workman b

first set

1 gano club (ol,comp) / announcement ac (15:00)
2 the tap dance (ol,comp) (07:43)
3 announcement ac / encounter (johncarter,comp) (11:46)
4 ? (09:18)
5 announcement ac / glow (asc,comp,td,tp-feat) (07:51)
6 announcement ac / shell (ac,comp)] (21:34)

second set

7 just a little (ol,comp) / announcement ac (13:37)
8 south of the border serenade (asc,comp) (14:06)
9 announcement ac / prophet (ol,comp,as-feat) (09:27)
10 announcement ac / my friend louis (ac,comp) / announcement ac (26:53)

tt 2:17:16

source: sony ecm-155 > sony tc- d3 > sony dt-120p > denon cdr 1000 audio cd recorder > audacity > flac 6

setlist based on comments on dime tracker webpage, but may not be completely accurate; times are as tracked here.

sample:  (problems uploading it, check back later)
download: AndrewCyrille_1992-10-23_LeverkusenGermany.zip

Jan 062021

happy new year!  here’s something upbeat to get our year started.  i’m back at work today after a bit of time off, still full of all the enthousiasm that a new year brings, not yet laid low by the post-holiday blues.  enjoy! clemens salesny plays the music of leadbelly, clifford jordan and charles mingus brucknerhaus [Read more…]

Dec 282020
hannibal marvin peterson - jan-1987 (?), metropol, vienna, austria

this is a demux of the 4.1gb video which was just uploaded on dime.  the sound quality is excellent, fortunately, since hannibal peterson was in fine form that night.  put this on at your new year’s eve party (next year, that is) and crank it up.  i don’t see a lot of hannibal peterson around, [Read more…]

Dec 182020

well, i’m theoretically off now until after new year’s, so here’s a perennial favorite, cedar walton.  he’s in quintet including sax & trombone, a very nice combination indeed to set us up for the holiday season.  i continue to amass christmas jazz shows (of which this is not one, never fear) but sadly the family [Read more…]

Dec 102020

here’s the next show.   the taper summed it up so well, there’s not much to add, except maybe the download code 😉 1920s/30s jazz played by a great orchestra, superb arrangements, combined with max raabe’s deadpan humor, made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening max raabe & palast orchester scottsdale center for the performing arts piper [Read more…]

Dec 102020

here’s one of two shows that i’ve been listening to today, both featuring big bands, and both just hopping!  it’s a lot of fun, and definitely a better ‘ding dong the witch is dead’ than the munchkins’ version.  the other show, which is another corker alright, coming up shortly. buddy rich 100 livestream buddy rich [Read more…]

Dec 032020

while this isn’t the first show here featuring the harmonica, there aren’t very many (one of which, inevitably, is the great toots thielemans).  it’s not long though.  if you like the harmonica paired with the trombone (of course you do!), grossi & coelho also play together on grossi’s live album #motion, which i also recommend. [Read more…]

Nov 302020

this is a slow, sweet selection of (mostly) classics, with one of the nicest version of willow weep for me that i’ve heard in a long time, and definitely my favorite instrumental version, by a long shot.  i wasn’t really in the mood for jazz guitar, and was juuuust about to change when the clarinet [Read more…]

Oct 252020

quite the week around here, but it’s all good (as they say), and i’ve been listening to a lot of japanese jazz and a lot of spanish jazz.  some of it has even made it into my car, with the likes of perico sambeat getting me to and from the foodstore (have to drive if [Read more…]