Oct 152021

here’s another “i” that i had stashed up in the cloud, and which ticks an awful lot of boxes.  there’s an interesting review of this show up at worldmusicandculture.com, including (which is fascinating) that maalouf “plays a microtonal trumpet that was invented by his father, which enables him to play the quarter tones that are essential to the performance of maqqam”.  who knew there even was such a thing?  kcrw has an article on this particular trumpt also, but apparently there have been others in the past, including one commissioned by jazz trumpeter don ellis.  as far as i can tell, they all have one thing in common:  a fourth valve.   and “microtonal“? the notes between the notes… you have to love something anything so interstitial (though i suppose in this case “interstitial” might depend on your perspective).

imbrahim maalouf
womex – the world music expo
copenhagen, denmark
29 oct 2011

françois delporte (guitar)
frank woeste (piano)
ibrahim maalouf (trumpet)
laurent david (bass)
xavier roge (drums)

1 – obsession – 10:28
2 – will soon be a woman – 11:05
3 – united – 10:46
4 – beirut – 11:31

tt 43:50

tracks 1+2: radio6.nl, vprojazzlive date: 2012-02-04
tracks 3+4: radio6.nl, de zaterdagavond 1 september date: 2012-09-01

dvb-s > digital satellitereceiver humax pvr8000 > mp2
mpeg 1.0 layer-2; 48,000 hz stereo, 256 kbps
audioeditdeluxe > wav > jetaudio > flac

recorded and edited by lewojazz


sample: t2 will soon be a woman.mp3
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Oct 132021

about time we had a show by at least one (never mind both!) of the jensen sisters here.  this is a very good audience recording of them in australia, a place from which i only have a few shows, or so it seems to me without counting, but including several excellent shows from the excellent sydney women’s jazz festival.  a tip o’ the hat to the bold ‘vierstein91’ who shared this & a number of other shows from that neck of the woods.

ingrid & christine jensen with the mike nock trio
2016 sydney international women’s jazz festival
foundry 616
ultimo (sydney), australia
3 nov 2016

ingrid jensen – trumpet, electronics
christine jensen – alto and soprano saxophone

mike nock – piano
brett hirst – bass
james waples – drums

***special guest kristin berardi – vocals

set one

01.//intro by peter from foundry 616 (1:30)
02.intro by ingrid (0:47)
03.leaves (11:06)
04.banter (2:01)
05.sea fever (10:25)
06.banter (1:51)
07.garden hour (8:48)
08.banter (1:07)
09.ut (15:00)
10.band intro (1:07)
11.ut (13:43)

set two

01.purple gazelle (14:15)
02.banter (1:16)
03.swirlaround (10:36)
04.ingrid invites kristin berardi to the stage (1:08)
05.just squeeze me (ellington/gaines)*** (11:04)
06.banter (2:25)
07.flower*** (6:20)
08.banter (1:41)
09.margareta (12:30)

tt 2:08:41

audience recording
edirol r-09hr > 24/48 > wavepad sound editor > 16/44 > tlh > flac16

siwjf.org sydney international women’s jazz festival
sima.org.au sydney improvised music association

sample: s1 t09 unknown title 256k.mp3
download: Ingrid&ChristineJensen_2016-11-03_SydneyAustralia.zip

photo used without permission from hannahjames.com, from a performance with (among others) hannah james on bass, at the unorthodox church of groove (what a great name!), newcastle n.s.w. in nov 2018.

Oct 122021
hanna paulsberg quartet - 21 jan 2017, studio 105, paris, france

we’ll come back to “g” later, the only thing that i had stashed in the cloud was an april 1966 gunter hampel show which is still up on inconstant sol (pro tip: go get it!).  so on to “h”, with and all too short performance at studio 105, paris, by the hanna paulsberg quartet.  (somehow [Read more…]

Oct 042021
fly - 21 nov 2009, charlie wright's, london, uk

this has been lying around for around 11 years, when i was fortunate enough to download the more (and perhaps actually) complete version.  there’s something to be said for being congenitally late, i suppose.  charlie wright’s doesn’t ring a bell, which is funny: if it was part of the london jazz fest, you’d think it [Read more…]

Sep 302021
ernest dawkins chicago trio - 20 oct 2005, casa del jazz, rome, italy

ernest dawkins chicago trio has a different lineup on almost every reference that i find online (and none of them this one).  for me, this show is all about dawkins, which is great.  on the flip side, this is the only show of his that i have (again this happens!).  anyway, busy day, so that’s [Read more…]

Sep 252021
dublin fringe festival - live at the spiegeltent - 12 sept 2007, dublin, ireland

i recorded this back 14 years ago with a (now old & unusable) avermedia tv/fm receiver in a pcmcia card.  wow.  anyway, it was a fantastic show which as i recall, i could neither attend nor listen to live.  so (& i don’t remember) it must have been a pleasant surprise at how well this [Read more…]

Sep 242021
cleo laine with the john dankworth generation band - oct-1997, the stables, wavendon, uk

there’s a complete version of this floating around out there, which i hope to get my hands on one of these fine days, but (so they say) with “a good number of glitches/skips” and missing a track that appears here.  no glitches in this excerpt, but it definitely left me feeling that i’d had an [Read more…]

Sep 232021
baptiste trotignon and guests - 22 may 2008, duc des lombards, paris, france

sticking with the new (and possibly temporary) alphabetical scheme, which b.t.w. is going by given names, here’s baptiste trotignon with a nice lineup including two of my recent favorite musicians, stéphane belmondo & magic malik.  things are opening up here, but i’ve still not been able to make it to any shows.  fingers crossed! baptiste [Read more…]

Sep 122021
aurora nealand & the royal roses - 25 apr 2014, new orleans fair grounds, new orleans, la, usa

here’s the second show from the “a” part of the alphabet, aurora nealand from the new orleans jazz fest.  it’s a bit more new orleans and bit less django-esque to say the least, but again highlights my weakness for the clarinet (not that aurore voilqué had a lot of clarinet).  what can i say?  they [Read more…]

Sep 112021
aurore voilque - aurore quartet - 28 sept 2009, duc des lombards, paris, france

here’s the first of two sort-of companion pieces, from the “a” section of the alphabet, and two shows that i’m hoping/expecting will get general acceptance in the car on long drives.  though i don’t really see us all singing along, at least not well. django-esque music like this is sort of go-to music for me [Read more…]