Jan 132019

i was looking for a show by a different billy, which seems to be missing, and ended up listening to this.  tantalizingly, the info file says “disc one”.  where is disc two?  anyway, this performance was just 3 weeks before billy harper (& this same lineup) recorded black saint, which includes “croquet ballet”.  maybe the missing disc two includes “dance, eternal spirits, dance!” and “call of the wild and peaceful heart”…

billy harper quintet
laren, the netherlands
july 3, 1975

billy harper, tenor saxophone
virgil jones, trumpet
joe bonner, piano
david friesen, bass
malcolm pinson, drums

disc one
d1t01 priestess  [0:26:01]
d1t02 capra black [0:19:27]
d1t03 croquet ballet [0:11:19]

tt 56:46

source: fm broadcast > ? > flac compression level 8

sample: t03 croquet ballet.mp3

Jan 102019

no, i’m not sharing it, but i noticed that this 4.4gb collection is available at plumdusty’s page.  if you don’t have this, it’s worth the effort to download it.  4.4 gigs seemed soooo much to download when i got it back in 2004, on a considerably slower internet connection that most people have now.  some of the tracks have been released, here and there, i believe.  here’s the artwork in case plumdusty doesn’t have it.

 Posted by at 16:59
Jan 062019

here’s a little more hammond b3 that’s been lurking on my drives for around 6 years, from sam salomone / sam anthony.  you can find out a bit about sam salomone from the central iowa blues society, including that he was inducted into the iowa jazz hall of fame.   ‘scooter123’ shared this in a folder labelled 1974-1975, but the info file said just 1974, so  i wonder if this is a compliation.  btw, i’ve reencoded the flac files.

sam anthony trio aka sam salomone
live at ernies urban lounge
des moines, ia
1974 xx-xx

sam anthony (aka sam salomone) hammond b3 [cibs page]
frank tribble, guitar
tom gordon, drums
ella ruth pigee, vocals [cibs page]
stemzie hunter, tenor sax

1. instrumental
2. could it be (i’m falling in love)
3. instrumental
4. instrumental
5. instrumental
6. instrumental
7. instrumental
8. instrumental
9. instrumental
10. chameleon
11. instrumental
12. super strut
13. snoopy’s search
14. instrumental
15. pass the peas
16. muskrat love

tt: 2:08:42

genre: jazz
audience tape: a
mikes: sony
recorder: sony tc126
transfer: goldwave (volume boost, compression > dither to 16b) > media monkey (flac transfer l8)
location: right center
recorded by scooter123
tapers trade list:
not for sale. free trade only

tapers notes:

god bless sam salomone, for without him i may not have discovered jazz and jimmy smith. he played
a hammond b3 with pedles and a leslie of course. he was joined by frank tribble and tommy gordon.
this trio was joined by ella ruth pigee. they were the house band at a dump of a place called
ernie’s urban lounge. stemzie hunter of the electric flag joined them on sax, so they were really
a quartet, but whose counting. sam also got me into taping every concert i ever saw, no matter what
because if you don’t tape it, its only a memory.

the track list is mostly jazz standards, and i can’t recall them, so help me out with the titles of
the tracks.

update december 2018:

the flac files would not play in foobar2000. i tested them several ways, finding nothing wrong with
them… except that foobar2000 wouldn’t play. using tlh, i decoded and re-encoded (flac 5) the files.
i also created new ffp and md5 checksum files. in principle, the music should be identical to that
in the original flacs.

sample: t06 instrumental 10.mp3

Jan 022019

happy new year!

here’s another illinois jacquet show, to keep the mumbai 1994 show company.  i only downloaded this recently, but the torrent was stuck at 99.9% for the longest time… i’d given up all hope and then, magically, it finished up overnight!  flushed with excitement, i’m immediately uploading it!  well, no, actually:  i’ve already listened to this around 3 times over the past couple of days (only the info and checksum files were incomplete).   but now i can share this without any caveats about incomplete downloads.  thanks to ellaguru who share this in march 2017

illinois jacquet big band
san francisco jazz festival
paramount theater, oakland ca
5 november 1994

illinois jacquet big band:
illinois jacquet, david glasser, julian pressley, art daniels,
john simon, tom olin, irvin stokes, riley mullins, ravi best, mark mcgowan,
eddie bert, andrew lippman, charles stephens, larry ham,
fred hunter, clyde luca

01 tuning, stage announcer randall klein, then willie monroe 02:07
02 jacquet announcement/tickle toes 08:20
03 jacquet announcement/smooth sailing 07:53
04 jacquet announcement/robbin’s nest 04:54
05 jacquet announcement/one more for diz/jacquet announcement 07:34
06 jacquet announcement/body and soul 06:53
07 jacquet announcement/stompin’ at the savoy/jacquet announcement 05:20
08 jacquet announcement/on the sunny side of the street 07:03
09 jacquet announcement/three buckets of jive 09:22

tt 59:28

– a “teddy ballgame” dat soundboard master

recording info:
soundboard > dat master @ 16bit/44.1khz
– tdk dc-4 90m dds

dat master > tascam da302 > jb3 > adobe audition > izotope ozone 7 > cdwav > tlh flac 8

these are 16bit/44.1khz flac files.

lineup and setlist per comments on the dime tracker.

sample: t06 body and soul.mp3

Dec 262018

while this was shared by ‘dandrews’ in august, on dime, i didn’t actually download it until today.  it’s short, but the sound seems very good, and it’s a classic selection.  i also downloaded a longer show (also from 1968) which included an interview – did you know aretha franklin couldn’t read music?  she did it all by ear – but i preferred this one.  i was demuxing this anyway, but (except for the sample) didn’t track this.  enjoy!  and i hope you all had a good christmas & have a happy new year!

aretha franklin
‘berns salonger’
stockholm, sweden
8 may 1968

1. (you make me feel like) a natural woman
2. come back baby
3. dr. feelgood (love is a serious business)
4. since you’ve been gone (sweet sweet baby)
5. i never loved a man (the way i love you)
6. chain of fools
7. respect

tt 26:46

video lineage:
svt1 broadcast > panasonic nv-hd101eb hi-fi vcr > maxell ‘high grade’ e-240 vhs tape > panasonic nv-hd101eb hi-fi vcr >
pioneer dvr-720h dvd-recorder (transferred in hq ‘fine’ mode) > dvd-r master > clonedvd2 (‘video_ts’

video: pal 25fps (mpeg-2), 4:3 aspect ratio (720×576)
audio: pcm stereo @ 16bit/48khz (although the performance soundtrack is in mono)

demux lineage:
as above > ffmpeg > flac

demuxed using ffmpeg command
ffmpeg -y -i “concat:vts_01_1.vob|vts_01_2.vob” -vn “aretha franklin 1968-05-08 berns salonger, stockholm sweden (demux).flac”

original audio: pcm (big/signed, dvd-video); cbr 1536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
duration 14:58 + 11:47 = 26:45

demux audio : pcm (little/signed) ; cbr 1536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
duration = 26:46

comments from video info file:
this is a 1st generation vcr recording of the 26-minute aretha franklin show at berns salonger, stockholm,
and filmed by swedish television.
(note, this is a different performance to the one circulating as an fm audio broadcast, which was recorded
at the show in konserthuset on may 2nd.)
this was taped from a broadcast of the ‘musikbyrån’ tv show in 2000.

please note that there are no index points/track markers on this recording, and no menu either.

classic soul!!!

august 2012

sample: t01 (you make me feel like) a natural woman.mp3

Dec 202018

while i think that you simply cannot go wrong with eddie ‘lockjaw’ davis, ever, i was a bit skeptical about sax, organ, guitar and drums.  well, ok, not very skeptical about the drums and i do like organ music more than i used to.  but no: it’s a corker of a show alright, and ‘plan a’ was quite right: you can’t go wrong etc etc.  sadly these guys are all gone now.  shared on dime by ‘cosmikd’ in march this year.

update:  rather bizarrely, a few minutes after posting this, i was browsing through the jazz postings on past daily, and ran across this same show from a posting that gordon skene put up there back in july.  that site is worth a good browse, regularl.  although mr. skene only seems to post mp3/128 (why?), he’s got a lot of great stuff, particularly (for me) old jazz radio broadcasts from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.  it’s a patreon-funded site, which is an interesting concept (and yes, actually, i do fund a few sites in a small way, including past daily).

wild bill davis quartet
studio 105, maison de la radio, paris, france
january 24, 1976

wild bill davis (organ)
eddie ‘lockjaw’ davis (tenor sax)
billy butler (guitar)
oliver jackson (drums)

01 loose walk (sonny stitt) 5:04
02 leapin’ on lennox (eddie ‘lockjaw’ davis) 7:02
03 i don’t stand a ghost of a chance with you (victor young) 4:53
04 honky tonk (bill doggett) 4:55
05 cute (neal hefti) 4:33
06 jitterbug waltz (fats waller) 3:34
07 in the evening (when the sun goes down) (leroy carr) 3:08
08 the shadow of your smile (johnny mandel) 3:41
09 misty (erroll garner) 4:27
10 lester leaps in (lester young) 5:59
11 avalon (al jolson, buddy desylva, vincent rose) 6:21
12 don’t get around much anymore (duke ellington) 7:02
13 you go to my head (john frederick coots) 5:03
14 sweet georgia brown (ben bernie, maceo pinkard) 3:21
15 true blues (milt jackson) 4:29
16 rhapsody in blue (george gershwin) 2:49
17 blues in the night (harold arlen, johnny mercer) 2:59
18 cubano chant (ray bryant) 6:48
19 the girl from ipanema (antônio carlos jobim) 3:10
20 i can’t get started (vernon duke) 4:16
21 april in paris (vernon duke) 6:43
22 jumpin’ with symphony sid (lester young) 6:09


fm > edirol r-09 (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcasts : les légendes du jazz, france musique, march 17 & 18, 2018

t06 jitterbug waltz.mp3
t08 the shadow of your smile.mp3
download:  WildBillDavis_1976-01-24_(w_EddieLockjawDavis) (FF)

Dec 152018

not much to say about this:  just good jazz that i sometimes think i could listen to all day.  need more be said, really?  i was sorry not to find any webpage for justin robinson, as i thought he was very good  here, so i added a bio on  shared on dime by ‘elgaucho’ in march 2014.

also in the news, i finally updated the listing of all posts here.  lot of catchup, but a quick mysql query, dump the details into excel and finish the html formatting there… and didn’t even take long.  looking at the list, i realized that this blog has been up 6 years, as of last month, and this makes 275 shows (almost all of which are still available here).

willie jones iii quintet
duc des lombards
paris, france
11 march 2014, early set

willie jones iii, drums
justin robinson, alto saxophone
eddie henderson, trumpet
danny grissett, piano
darryl hall, bass

01- presentation of the musicians by wj
02- in the spur of the moment
03- ut (from the c. brown / m. roach quintet song book)
04- ut (fades in)
05- jitterbug waltz
06- what’s new ?
07- what is this thing called love ?
08- cheryl

71 minutes

source : tsf, fm / naim uniti / rh-09r / audacity / xact

sample: t06 what’s new.mp3

Dec 122018

here’s a show by my current favorite trumpet player, avishai cohen, with his siblings.  this show was part of a 3-week tour of europe for the release of their (then) new cd “family“, released in may 2012 in europe (october 2011 in the us). they performed a number of tracks from the cd.  a great show, but i need to listen to yuval and anat a bit more too… this was shared by ‘tomyoungster’ on dime back in sept 2012.

the 3 cohens sextet
kulturzentrum schlachthof
bremen, germany
23 may 2012

the three cohens
yuval cohen, soprano saxophone
anat cohen, tenor saxophone & clarinet
avishai cohen, trumpet
yonathan avishai, piano
omer avital, bass
franck agulhon, drums

01 it could have been uganda (avishai cohen) 7:30
02 song without words (yuval cohen) 9:25
03 band intro 3:23
04 with the soul of the greatest of them all (avishai cohen) 13:11
05 family (avishai cohen) 8:16
06 shufla de shufla (avishai cohen) 7:27
07 beõeretz ahavati (moni amarilyo, arr. amt glen) 8:55
08 the mooche (edward kennedy ellington) 17:08
09 indiana (m.: james frederick hanley, t.: ballard macdonald) 4:25
10 freedom (yuval cohen) 17:08
11 tiger rag (dominic james “nick” larocca) 8:29

tt 1:45:17

fm (analog cable) – audacity – xact
nordwestradio, globale dorfmusik live, 2012-09-16

support the artists by buying their records.

updates nov-2018, by pete:
renamed files from “chohen” to “chohen” & corresponding corrections to filenames in the .ffp checksum
file. added an .md5 checksum file. added this updated info file, including adding instruments to the
line-up and the track times and correcting the line up. the drummer is franck agulhon per yuval cohen’s
announcement in track 3, not jonathan blake as shown in the original info file. blake was with the
group 10-16 may 2012, and agulhon 17-25 may 2012.

sample: t02 song without words.mp3

Dec 082018

this ended up here sort of backwards.  i’ve flagged the occasional show as for sharing here, and feeling like listening to something that i’d be sure to like while demuxing a few more videos, i filtered the list for those shows and picked one at random.  it’s a little gem of a show, with ray brown’s very solid trio and the added spice of three guests.  so of course, i’ve ended up posting this here instead of demuxing.  ‘ladyface57’ shared this on dime back in august 2011.

ray brown trio + guests
vienna, austria
13 may 2001

ray brown (bass)
larry fuller (piano)
george fludas (drums)

nicholas payton (trumpet)
regina carter (violin)
kevin mahogany (vocals)

01: fried pies – 5:44
02: mona lisa – 5:05
03: milestones – 5:53
04: up there – 4:04
05: ray brown introduces nicholas payton – 0:28
06: softly, as in a morning sunrise – 5:56
07: stardust – 7:51
08: night train – 5:32
09: ray brown introduces regina carter – 0:31
10: lady be good – 7:27
11: samba de orfeo negro – 6:44
12: chattanooga choo choo – 5:15
13: ray brown introduces kevin mahogany – 0:32
14: don’t get around much anymore – 3:30
15: skylark – 5:31

tt 1:10:10

lineage: unknown (cd-r from the magic box) –> hard disc –> trader’s little helper (flac 8)

source: orf broadcast
very good sound quality

samples: t02 mona lisa.mp3 and t06 softly, as in a morning sunrise.mp3
download: RayBrown_2001-05-13_trio&

Nov 282018

to make space, i have been archiving some shows that i have only in video format and demuxing them.  here’s one that, somewhat unusually, had audio in a lossless format (still a large enough file!).  been a while since i’ve posted any miles davis up here.  and almost as long without listening to any of his music from this period, so giving this a good listen was a lot of fun.

it’s mostly a very good recording, but has a few issues:  first, volume drops (and lost one track, i think?) for a brief period in the middle.  second, while it played with no problem in foobar2000, the .flac & underlying .wav show up as corrupt or truncated.  third, it’s not tracked (i’ve arbitrarily provided a sample of the first 10 minutes, without regard to the music).  finally, the date is questionable: i think it may have been a day or two later, as far as i can tell from the internet, but i’ve left the date as it was.

miles davis
seattle center coliseum
bumbershoot festival
seattle, wa
4 sept 1987

miles davis – trumpet
kenny garrett – alto saxophone, flute
adam holzman – keyboards
darryl jones – bass
joseph “foley” mccreary – bass, guitar
ricky wellman – drums
mino cinelu – percussion

no setlist

tt 2:04:40

audio source: by mark severson
sony wmd6c dolby c
nak cm700 mini cardiod mics in hat
row 9 35ft, 10ft loc
maxell xliis

vhs transfer to dvd by yesvideo thru costco
audio transfered to 24 bit via audacity and sent to bruno for his magic touch
audio track built in sony vegas. synced in mkvmerge by lazyd

audio demux additional lineage:
as above > ffmpeg > standalone flac audio
flac was “truncated or otherwise corrupt” when tested with tlc. decoding also returned
errors. the file plays fine, despite the issues (at least in foobar2000).

shared on dime by “donegg” in aug 2016. audio demuxed by pete, nov 2018.
no setlist in the original seed. lineup is a guess posted on the dime tracker webpage) guess posted on the dime tracker webpage.

the original info file notes that the “first 15m35s missing from video. slideshow filler used. sync issues at times due to tape stretching”.
so there are probably some built-in audio issues.

sample: md 1987-09-04 1cam aud24 sample.mp3