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 started.  a mighty close call, as it’s also rousted me out of my spanish jazz phase.  although that’ll continue intermitently before it turns into a japanese jazz phase…  anyway, tomorrow is december day (why does only may get a day?), so a good time for a fresh start.  enjoy!

martin taylor (guitar) alan barnes (clarinet)
scarborough jazz festival
scarborough, england, uk
28 sept 2012

01 intro

02 i won’t last a day without you
composer: paul williams/roger nichols

03 jersey bounce
composer: wright/platter/bradshaw/johnson

04 willow weep for me
composer: a ronell

05 gone with the wind
composer: allie wrubel/herbert magidson

06 banter

07 two for the road
composer: henry mancini

08 outro

09 be my love/intro
composer: sammy cahn/nicholas brodzsky

10 stranger on the shore
composer: acker bilk/mellin

11 ain’t misbehavin’
composer: a.razaf, f.waller, h.brooks

12 banter

13 seraphina
composer: martin taylor

14 they can’t take that away from me
composer: george & ira gershwin

15 banter

16 be my love
composer: sammy cahn/nicholas brodzsky

17 outro

tt 1:13:07

bbc 320k aac > i-stream recorder (44.1k wav)/adobe audition<tracks>phase correction>fades>flac
checksum files done in traders little helper

tracks 1-8 broadcast on bbc radio 3 “jazz line up” 2013-01-13
tracks 9-17 broadcast on bbc radio 3 “jazz line up” 2013-04-07
broadcast on bbc radio 3 “jazz line up” hd stream master
now phase corrected tracks 1-8 along with tracks 9-17


sample: t4 willow weep for me.mp3

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 i’m to shop for 5 days at a pop, thanks covid).  and so today, time to go back to some old favorites, with the great benny carter, one of a series of jazz shows from canada up on dime.  indeed, thanks to those shows, the spectrum has made it to my list of venues from which i’ve only heard shows, but which seem now so familiar.  so here’s some ‘comfort food’ to make you feel better.

benny carter with the reg wilson trio
samedi 28 juin 1986, à 19, spectrum de montréal
festival international de jazz de montreal, qc
28 june 1986

benny carter – al sx, tpt(8)
reg wilson – pno
skip bay – ac bs
andre white – dms

01. honeysuckle rose (rozaf-waller) (08:38)
02. misty (garner) (07:59)
03. blue star (carter) (08:53)
04. take the “a” train (strayhorn) (08:17)
05. what is this thing called love? (porter) (06:59)
06. easy money (carter) (07:06)
08. perdido (tizol) (08:20)
09. bc interview (05:35)

50:06 min

394 mb flac
sound quality a+

source: fm master
#’s 1-4 broadcast on cbc-fm -“jazzbeat” airdate ’12/13/86
#’s 5-8 broadcast on cbc-fm -“jazzbeat” airdate ’06/20/87

lineage: fm> (rec)sony-ts-750> maxell xlii cassette> (pb)teac w890-r> realtekac’97 soundcard> polderbits sound recorder> polderbits sound editor> wav> flac(7)(asb)

taped & transfered by nocturnal_n

sample: t03 blue star.mp3

Oct 152020

i’m going to be taking a little break to listen to a super series of japanese jazz thanks to josé miguel lopez, the host of discópolis jazz on rtve (radio y television española).  there are over 35 in the series so far, from broadcasts going back over 2 years, which you can download from the discópolis [Read more…]

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Oct 102020

just when i thought west side story was dead and gone, “oh no! not when you’re a jet again“, dave grusin, with some mighty fine unindicted co-conspirators, proves me wrong.  this completely renewed my appreciation for this show (not to the extent of watching the film or listening to an original sound track; even great [Read more…]

Oct 092020

well, i was going to upload something completely different a day or two ago, but the flacs turned out to be corrupt!  i was able to decode them to wav, and then i said ah to hell with it.  instead, here’s one of several james moody shows that i’ve been listening to since.  i could [Read more…]

Oct 042020

french jazz brings in some nice influences, as here with the oud & the derbouka (i had to look derbouka up.. oh! so that’s what that is called…).  the oud is a beautiful instrument, in so many ways, and i enjoyed hearing it in a slightly different context.  it all works together very well.  another [Read more…]

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) [Read more…]

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 [Read more…]

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…]