Aug 032023

no postings of late, as i am currently moving house and have had a number of other demands on my time (but we are all in good health, in case you were wondering about that!).  basically:  “radio silence” here as i just won’t have the time until probably september or so.





 Posted by at 19:23
Jun 172023

well, this has been hanging around a while!  i drafted it up back in 2019 but somehow never got around to posting it for some reason (probably got tired of looking up musicians).  but then i ran across it today, in a rather convoluted series involving stanton moore, skerik, and the buddy rich big band (in retrospect, i can’t quite figure that all out, it may have also involved clicking on the wrong folder by accident).  and here we are!

i read once that men tend to prefer female singers, and women prefer men singers.  that’s my experience (except for my wife, who just prefers having singers, full stop).  these are mostly male vocalists.  anyway, after a delay of several years, here it is.  i’ve cut short finding & adding links, to actually get this thing posted (and given how busy my life has been lately, there’s not been a lot of that!), so my apologies to musicians who do have an unlinked website.

torkestra: the great american songbook featuring judith owen, harry shearer, kermit ruffins, clint johnson and more
new orleans jazz & heritage festival
new orleans fair grounds
new orleans, la.
may 4, 2017

david torkanowsky, piano & band leader
jason marsalis, drums
neal caine, bass
clarence johnson, tenor, flute, clarinet
rex gregory, tenor, flute, cal
khari allen lee, sax
joe goldberg
brad walker
b.j. mcgivney (?)
jeffrey miller, trombone
rick trolsen, trombone
jeff albert, trombone
eric benny bloom, trumpet
ashlyn parker, trumpet
mark braud, trumpet
scott frock, trumpet
jesse mcbride, piano

1 radio intro 0:07
2 hello dolly (kermit ruffins) 2:12
3 fly me to the moon (beginning cut) (kermit ruffins) 2:12
4 night and day (judith owen) 5:19
5 you’ll get yours (harry shearer) 4:29
6 luck be a lady (dropouts) (clint johnson) 5:53
7 it happened in monterey (clint johnson) 3:49
8 all or nothing (clint johnson) 4:31
9 come fly with me (clint johnson) 3:56
10 band intro 2:08
11 they can’t take that away from me (clint johnson) 2:59
12 ut 1:43
13 radio outro 0:11

source: wwoz-fm > radioshark fm-receiver hardware > usb > sony vaio vpcs131fm (running ubuntu linux) > shark v1.0 (linux command line) > sox v.v14.4.0 > flac (level 8 compression) > copy 1 large flac file > macbook pro (2.3ghz, intel core i7, osx 10.11.6) > sox v14.4.0 > transcoded losslessly from flac to wav > dsp-quattro 4.4 (trimmed, repaired – see below, normalized by 5.7 db db, split into songs) > x audio compression toolkit 2.39 (sector boundaries repaired; level 8 compression) > flac
some additional editing was done with bias peak pro 6.2.0.
editing notes:
* severe glitching began about 1:05 into track 6 including several long dropouts. the bad section is faded out, removed and fades back in after 1 second of silence. about 15 seconds was removed.
* a 44-second station id removed at 4:08 into track 8

notes: track 2 ends abruptly and track 3 starts abruptly. it seems that perhaps wwoz broadcast the first few minutes of this performance from a recording then (at track 3) switched the broadcast over to the live feed. the performance was scheduled to start at 4:15 but the broadcast didn’t start until about 4:33…

sample: t07 it happened in monterey 256k.mp3

photo:  screen grab from a youtube video, that i think was of this performance.

May 122023

well, a bit of a hiatus, but we’re back!  today has been the day for dualing tenor saxophones, as in addition to this 2-hour show, i went on a bit of a nicole glover rampage including miki’s mood 65 feat. nicole glover chris lewis & marty jaffe – lockjaw/johnny griffin 2 tenors! on youtube, which i’d also recommend, and a very old (2011) interview with nicole glover by the oregon music news.  but seriously, can you ever get enough of eddie lockjaw davis & johnny griffin?  no you cannot! but i’ll take generous side helpings of pope & bowen and glover & lewis as well, thank you very much.  anyway, this is a just an ok recording but i like it:  the bass & drums are to forward, and sometimes it sounds as if pope & bowen have wandered away from the microphones.  maybe they did…

odean pope & charles bowen
rf club
philadelphia, pennsylvania
1 feb 1981

odean pope – tenor saxophone
charles bowen – tenor saxophone
cornell rochester – drums
gerald veasley – electric bass
mc is probably buzzy wilson

cd one (56:55)
01. introduction to first set 0:27
02. buzzy (charlie parker) 10:54
03. ceora (lee morgan) 19:14
04. introduction to donna lee 0:34
05. donna lee (charlie parker) 7:26 (bowen & rochester out)
06. introduction to confirmation 0:22
07. confirmation (charlie parker) 17:55

cd two (59:18)
01. introduction to second set 2:39
02. oleo, part one (sonny rollins) 2:12
03. oleo, part two (sonny rollins) 16:43
04. introduction to easy living 0:09
05. easy living (ralph rainger & leo robin) 7:08 (pope out)
06. introduction to nommo 0:45
07. nommo (jymie merrit) 20:33
08. 52nd street theme (thelonious monk) 9:07 (fades out)

total time: 116:13

master audience cassette tape > total recorder > cd wave editor > cd > eac > flac > vuze > dimeadozen

sound is a bit rough at the beginning but it settles down after the first couple of minutes.

thanks to cw aka t for this recording.

you can donate to the tax deductible odean pope fund (

sample: Odean Pope & Charles Bowen 1981-02-01 Philadelphia t03 Ceora 192k

photo: odean pope at bach dancing & dynamite society, half moon bay, ca, usa 8/7/88 (probably 7-Aug-1988) © brian mcmillen, downloaded from wikimedia commons, the free media repository

Mar 312023

violin, sax and b3?  max grosch must have seen me coming a mile off (as they say)!  and this show very much lives up to its promise.  while it’s lovely when one or another instrument is taking the lead, i just went crazy for the bits when they’re all blasting away full tilt.  i can’t remember such a lineup before, but then that might just be my memory.  there’s also a nice recording of max grosch & matthias bublath (on piano) on youtube.

max grosch band
munich, germany
16 apr 2013

max grosch (violin)
florian trübsbach (soprano & alto saxophones)
matthias bublath (b 3 organ)
vladimir kostadinovic (drums)

01: radio intro – 0:40
02: alligator boogaloo – 7:50
03: radio announcer & grosch statements – 3:47
04: renaissance man – 9:48
05: fields of gold – 8:14
06: radio announcer & grosch statements – 2:37
07: play it back – 8:50
08: over the rainbow (no violin) – 8:14
09: radio outro – 0:25
10: pilgrimage (voice over, not complete) – 4:06

tt 51:31

lineage: br-klassik radio broadcast –> analog cable –> cd –> hard disc –> audacity –> tlh (flac 8)

recorded by bayerischer rundfunk @ unterfahrt, munich (germany), april 16, 2013

very good sound quality

sample: t04 renaissance man 256k.mp3

Mar 232023

well, we move on now to heinz sauer in a duo with michael wollny, although sure, isn’t a pianist almost like having two or three musicians sometimes?  they’ve played together a lot as a duo & have a cd (don’t explain) that is worth a look if you like this.  i skipped the interview as always, but then immediately fell right in love with the first track & never looked back.  what else can i add?  enjoy.

heinz sauer & michael wollny “art of the duo”
ystad jazz festival
6th august 2016

heinz sauer – tenor saxophone
michael wollny – piano

00. interview
01. [5:47]
02. [6:35]
03. [5:32]
04. [3:03]
05. ystad 3 [5:50]
06. spacecake [4:56]
07. nothing compares 2 u [4:40]
08. keiseräs exchange [3:26]
09. there again [10:11]
10. all blues [5:17]
11. don’t explain [5:34]
12. [7:45]

source: sverige radio p2 > 192kbps 48khz aac live stream > rr9 > aac > audition > flac
recorded and processed by psykies

part of this set was originally broadcast by sverige radio p2 during a live broadcast. this longer set was broadcast during jazzradion on 16th april 2017 and captured using applian’s replay radio 9 software.

audition was used to remove the announcer, raise levels by 1.5db, convert to 44.1khz and track. flac tagging done using mp3tag and fingerprints generated using tlh.

17th april 2016

sample: t04 unknown title 256k.mp3

photo:  publicity photo from swedish radio’s website.

Mar 222023

first this show by the harry greene trio, and then we’ll have duos by heinz sauer & michael wollny shortly.  it was lucky running across these two shows at almost the same time.  they went together well, and hopefully for you too.  harry greene must have been quite young – the photo (of the same lineup) is from a ticketing site, for a 2019 show; it looks like a promo photo, and is undated.  this show today is probably from 2017, but it might have been 2016 (the folders for the 2 sets are named 2016; everything else is 2017).  it’s a high quality “audience” recording.

harry greene trio
milestones jazz club
hatfield hotel
lowestoft, uk
3rd september 2017

band members:
harry greene…guitars/ saxophone
alan carruthers…bass   [turns out its rather hard to find any bass player named “carruthers” on the internet…]
joe taylor…drums

set one:

01 – intro…green tea (john scofield)…band intros
02 – li’l darling (neil hefty)
03 – there’ll never be another you (harry warren)
04 – you don’t know what love is (sonny rollins)
05 – tangerine (johnny mercer)
06 – cold duck time (eddie harris)

set two:

01 – intro…the days of wine and roses (henry mancini)
02 – creepin’ (stevie wonder)
03 – people get ready (curtis mayfield)
04 – anthropology (charlie parker)
05 – tune 88 (jeff lorber)
06 – cherokee (ray noble)
07 – sugar (stanley terentine)
08 – yesterdays (jerome kern)

lineage: sonics dsm-6 mics > sony d8 dat machine…
tascam da-20 mk 2 dat machine > hhb burnit cdr recorder…no eq
cdr > eac > traders little helper > flac8 sector aligned

a soledriver recording…
a couple of mic rustles between songs but not over the music…

sample: set 1 t05 tangerine 256k.mp3
download: Harry Greene 2017-09-03 (Trio) Milestones Jazz Club, Lowestoft

Mar 112023

it wasn’t until i began looking into this that i realized it had been  shared not only on dime but also on inconstant sol (which you should look at if unfamiliar with), but doesn’t seem to have been available for a while (?).  which is a shame because it really is such a phenomenal show.  so here it is, yet again!  inconstant sol had a nice commentary on this, btw.

i also found that it’s available (as a bootleg, as far as i can tell) on a japanese site, where someone added

although it is an album named don cherry, it is an old & new dreams mentz formed under the gate of ornet coleman when he saw personel?i also play natural day tunes?overall, it’s a great performance, but the white eyebrows are drums’ ed blackwell’s play?you can listen to drumming like a japanese child, and it feels irresistible?blackwell himself seems to have heard of japanese ? children?this play convinced him to be the unmistakable and unique jazz giant?i listened to blackwell’s play a lot, but i wonder if it’s the best take to play here?

thanks, machine translation!  and may we always listen to drumming like a japanese child.

in my high school’s artroom above the blackboard, in the mid/late 1970s, someone (i think we can figure out who) had written “bob doyle says more grateful dead!”).  words to live by, certainly, and in that same vein:  more don cherry!

old and new dreams
nervi, italy
july 21, 1979

dewey redman – tenor saxophone, musette
don cherry – trumpet, piano
charlie haden – bass
eddie blackwell – drums

01. happy house – 13:58 (ornette coleman)
02. chairman mao – 14:29 (charlie haden)
03. dewey’s tune [aka venus and mars] – 11:05 (dewey redman)
04. guinea – 5:07 (don cherry)
05. lonely woman / open or close – 18:41 (ornette coleman)

total time 1:03:22

source: soundboard recording
sbd > ? > flac > tlh > fix sbe’s

many thanks to riccardo for sharing this fine recording on the inconstant sol blog.

support the artists! buy their official releases, go to their concerts!
trade freely! do not buy or sell! keep it lossless!

uploaded to dime by propylaen in march 2014.


sample:  t03 dewey’s tune 256k.mp3

photo: vintage travel poster for nervi, italy.  file “nervi-by-giacomo-malugani.jpg” downloaded from original source and copyright unknown. used without permission.

Mar 092023

just a quick posting of a show i was listening to yesterday.  if i read the equipment right, it was recorded off the air via an fm receiver onto an olympus camera.  sure, why not?  it worked well anyhow, and nice of the “steven” to share it not being into jazz (unlike all of you).   no setlist or lineup, unfortunately (i am trying to find those; if not, know that i’m rubbish at setlists), but a lovely hour of music from jazz middelheim.  i hope to get to middelheim this year but don’t expect it’ll work out; maybe 2024.

nubya garcia
jazz middelheim, park den brandt, antwerp, belgium, 2019-08-17
no idea about the setlist, i’m not into this kind of music and won’t keep this recording, so keep on seeding please
equipment: yamaha rn500 + olympus dm5
taper: steven
i [“i” is the taper] recorded this show with a timer, i missed the end introductions from the band but luckily all the music is there
2019-08-17 is the correct date, i accidentally wrote 2019-08-18 in the info file…

sample: nUBYA GARCIA jazz middelheim t02 unknown title 256k.mp3

photo: downloaded from, and renamed.  from the page title, it appears to have been taken by peter duyts, and probably either he or have the copyright.  used without permission.

Mar 042023

i’ve been on bit of a myra melford jag lately, which was kicked off by this very long show from 1995.  researching this show online (result: nil), i saw that had a webcast of a show from the same period (which i missed, of course), but which is included in the quite interesting selection of recordings from their archives (hosted on; 96k mp3/m4a … sigh!).

myra melford trio
cologne, germany
16 may 1995

myra melford (p)
lindsey horner (b)
newman baker (d)

1. evening might still (14.57)
2. even the sounds shine (12.45)
3. the death of danny love (11.37)
4. unknown title (13.35)
5. now & now (07.36)

6. changes i & ii/breaking light/that the peace (36.55)
7. only in change (05.40)

tt 1:42:19

source per original seeder:
“fm” -and- “cdr in trade–eac–flac level 6–dime”

sample: t05 now & now 256k.mp3

photo:  downloaded from the internet (actually the page, see above, where the file name suggests it might be from 1993?), but it’s available all over the internet.  original source unknown.

Feb 262023

here’s a little something from brazil, part of their show at the 25th tiradentes culture and gastronomy festival last august, that ‘bigfootpezao’ shared recently.  the festival site describes the palmeira d’água quintet as “formed by saxophonist marlon wesley, guitarist rodrigo canton and bassist lucas sales, palmeira d’água trio brings to this show the classics of bossa nova and samba jazz. with very good arrangements and brazilian sound, the trio enchants everyone wherever they go.”  well, i was enchanted.  it was just the thing for a rather nice sunday today.  so far, the most pleasant sunday i’ve had all year, and this went very well with it.

i’m finishing the day off by going to hear the andrea jones quartet at the dublin jazz co-op.  what with a really bad cold & its decision to just hang around, this’ll be my first show of the year.  and i’ve been hoping to see andrea jones since i saw her supporting some graduating dcu students in their final student performances last spring, but events have conspired against me until now.  so needless to say i’m very much looking forward to this!

no links to any of the musicians as i could not find any.  maybe i’ll try again later.

palmeira d’água quinteto
palco sesc santíssimo
tiradentes, mg
(partial set)

marlon wesley – sax
rodrigo canton – guitar
lucas batista – bass, voice
pedro pecher – keyboards
guilherme de faria – drums

01 – (cuts in the end of the tune)
02 – prenda (batista)
03 – ainda (wesley)
04 – devaneando ao luar (wesley)
05 – amendoim (faria)

approx.: 26 min.

lineage: ca11 > ca9200 > zoom h4n > audacity (tracking, split) > wav 44.1 khz, 16 bit > tlh > flac

sample: t2 prenda 256k.mp3

photo: from the 24th tiradentes culture and gastronomy festival page for the palmeira d’água trio.  original source unknown.  used without permission.