Sep 212020

here’s something that i quite enjoyed on friday.  from elene dee’s facebook page, it sounds as if there might be another album coming out at some point.

elene dee
duc des lombards
paris, france
14 nov 2011
early set

elene dee (vocals)
david berkman (piano)
stéphane guillaume (sax)
dominique di piazza (bass)
manhu roche (drums)

6 tracks (no setlist)

total time : 43 minutes

source : tsf jazzlive / naimuniti/ rh-09r / audacity / xact

sample: track 04.mp3

Sep 132020

here’s something that i was listening to on thursday.  enjoy!

george gruntz group
dracula club
st. moritz, switzerland
22 july 2011

franco ambrosetti (flugelhorn, announcement)
tobias preisig (violin)
george gruntz (piano, announcements)
herbie kopf (bass)
pius baschnagel (drums)

01 jean tinguely calypso (piano solo) – 4:11
02 george gruntz announcement – 3:40
03 so if love’s a triumph of illusion (piano solo) – 4:37
04 franco’s delight (flugelhorn + piano) – 10:35
05 unknown (piano + violin) – 2:58
06 you don’t know what love is (piano + violin) – 11:08
07 lock-lo-motion (piano, bass + drums) – 8:31
08 all blues – 7:40

tt 53:23

lineage: radio broadcast drs2 (2011-10-14) –> digital cable –> cd-r –> hard disc –> cd wave editor (editing, tracking) –> trader’s little helper (flac 8)

recorded by drs
very good sound quality

sample:  track 04.mp3

Sep 052020

these two shows, only days apart, have only two pieces in common, giving the effect of a 2-hour+ concert (even allowing for the duplicates).  it’s not just the still dreaming album, though much of that does appear (mostly in the first show).  i wonder if anyone made the (5 hour by car) trip to see [Read more…]

Aug 292020
elvin jones - 16-21 may 2000, jazz alley, seattle, wa, usa

it’s not been a great week for music, nothing has seemed right, so friday i pulled out a 6-night run by elvin jones at seattle’s jazz alley.  only made it around 4 hours into it by the end of the day (thanks, conference calls!), and am playing it with breaks until the full 13+ hours [Read more…]

Aug 232020

here’s a little something that i was listening to at work last week. unrelated to that, i’m currently readying young man with a horn by dorothy baker, which i picked up at a surprisingly good bookshop in macroom, co. cork, a couple of weeks ago (‘surprising’ as there weren’t actually very many books; small but very [Read more…]

Aug 142020

what i’ve been listening to yesterday.  it’s nice to have some jazz violin that’s not “gypsy jazz” (which i also am very fond of).  and an excellent recording, like all the other “lerond” recordings i’ve heard.  there’s also a solo performance by jenny scheinman birchmere in alexandria, posted here almost exactly 5 years ago. lately, [Read more…]

Aug 102020

well, i’m on a little vacation, but this time i did a full backup and brought along the main usb drive since we were driving.  how much padding around a usb drive is enough, really?  all good so far, including this show. omar sosa – joo kraus – gustavo ovalles schlachthof bremen, germany 14 sept [Read more…]

Jul 262020

here’s a charming piano/trumpet duo.  not trying to be fancy, just playing some great jazz really well.  i was a little disappointed not to be able to find out much about berthold brauer, but hopefully he’ll pop up again.  piano jazz is lovely, but there is so much it’s easy to take it for granted.  [Read more…]

Jul 222020
melissa aldana - 3 may 2017, bern, switzerland

a couple of shows by melissa aldana, first with aaron diehl in switzerland in 2017 and then leading her quartet in berlin in 2019, each shared by unclewolfi some months after the shows.  i found these to be a bit somber & meditative, and am not sure which of them i prefer.  very different groups [Read more…]

Jul 202020

although this was shared on dime back in feb 2019, it looks as if les légendes du jazz on france musique has aired it again just last month,  describing it as a double tribute to shelly manne on the centenary of his birth and to lee konitz who died from coronavirus on april 15.  not [Read more…]