Sep 122021

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 worked well together for me, and i hope for you as well.

my wife says that i’m wrong about the instruments at our wedding, that it was an accordion not a violin (which would have worked better with dad’s song).  that’s entirely possible, memory is a tricky thing, as is perception:  new neighbors moved in across the street.  i was opening the curtains the other day, and they were setting out with their kids in their school uniforms for the first day in their new school(s?).  later that same morning, i remembered the uniforms being brown, my wife remembered blue.  we’re still waiting to see those children in their uniforms to settle the matter.

aurora nealand & the royal roses
peoples health economy hall tent
new orleans jazz & heritage festival
new orleans fair grounds
new orleans, la.
april 25, 2014

aurora nealand, clarinet
tom mcdermott, piano
matt perrine, sousaphone
matt bell, guitar
dave boswell, trumpet
paul thibodeaux, drums

01 radio intro 0:32
02 c-line woman 4:45
03 t03 5:48
04 tain’t nobodys business if i do 6:48
05 old man blues 3:54
06 don’t let your love go wrong 5:37
07 fort worth stomp 7:20
08 si tu vois ma mere 5:12
09 le richelieu 4:38
10 ne me quitte pas (don’t leave me) 8:53
11 when my dreamboat comes home 5:43
12 the ferryman -> band intro 6:51
13 radio outro 0:15


source: wwoz-fm > harmon kardon hk3480 receiver > analog cables > metric halo mio-2882 firewire interface > macbook pro (2.5 ghz intel core 2 duo) > mio console (record panel) > (44.1khz split stereo files) > dsp-quattro 4.4 (trimmed, normalized by 0.9 db, split into songs) > aiff/wav > x audio compression toolkit 2.39 (level 8 compression, sector boundaries repaired, tags applied) > flac


* a 20.5-second station id was removed at 4:05 into track 8.
* a 0.2-second broadcast glitch at 4:13 into track 9 was removed.

a notch filter was applied using dsp-quattro’s parametric eq plugin at 3.6khz and 7.2khz, -5db, to reduce intrusive, high-pitched fm noise.

this performance was not broadcast live but was delayed until the next day, april 26, 2014.

sample: t06 don’t let your love go wrong.mp3

the photo is a screengrab from a 2013 performance in the french quarter.

Sep 112021

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 when i need a bit of a lift, or just ’cause why not sometimes (like now), and often reminds me of our wedding, when the combo we’d booked bailed on us for a tour of scandinavia (can’t really blame them), and their manager shanghai’d a violinist and a guitarist who’d never played together, but turned out to be perfect for the night and not normally being a duo, they had nothing invested in what they played, or played along to, including the full version of frankie & johnny by my godmother, danny boy by my freshly minted mother-in-law (as gaeilge, to boot!) and, talk about your unplumbed depths, a rousing German drinking song in German by my fairly abstemious father.  My best man held up the side for people our age with oh shenandoah, thank you very much.  Actually, the drinking song was a cappella, now that i think about it.

aurore voilqué – aurore quartet
duc des lombards,
paris, france,
28 sept 2009

aurore voilqué,vio,voc
siegfried mandacé,g,voc
thomas ohresser,g
pierre frasque,b

1 title (fade-in) 4:32
2 title 2:54
3 title 6:09
4 title 4:05
5 title 5:13
6 title 4:09
7 title 3:37
8 title 3:49
9 title 3:20
10 title 5:22
11 title 3:31
12 title 7:33
13 title 4:55
14 title 2:59


lineage: tsf (mpeg1 layer 2 / 256 kbps, 48kh) > received with satellite > tracked with wavelab > flac > dime

sound rating: a

uploaded by jazzrita 09-09-30

sample: t01 unknown title.mp3

photo is a screen grab from a video posted by duc des lombards in feb 2009 of the aurore quartet.

Sep 042021

i was listening to a solo performance by pamelia kurstin on theremin & electronics (while excellent, following it with some latin jazz from poncho sanchez helped me decompress).  but what other performances featuring the theremin might there be lurking and overlooked, like so much?  this is one of two shared by unclewolfi, four or five months ago, the other being a show by the max nagl ensemble earlier this year.

aside from today’s theme — the theremin, in case you’d missed that — this also has heinrich von kalnein conducting.  i’ve always had a soft spot for him, since seeing him in new delhi back in the late 1990s, which was a real breath of fresh air for all of us, figuratively — even then, delhi’s pollution was pretty bad.  (see? your mother was right, a good first impression…)  somewhere, i think i have an album of his that i bought at the show, but a quick search of my cds didn’t turn it up.

in addition to the theremin, there’s an interesting selection of instruments that i don’t see, or notice, in jazz lineups very often – the lap steel guitar (and why not, actually?); the electric hurdy-gurdy (i’m torn: does hit remind me of baseball games, tawdry beach boardwalk arcades or merry-go-rounds?); and the e-zither and the bassoon (i’m impressed someone plays both).  whatever, it works really well — another ‘breath of fresh air’ from hvk!

all of the tracks also feature on jbbg’s album urban folktales, recorded in mid-2011.

jazz big band graz feat. barbara buchholz
‘urban folktales… and a rose!’
haus der berliner festspiele
berlin, germany
04 nov 2010

heinrich von kalnein – saxophones, flute, conductor
christoph ‘pepe’ auer – saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet
johannes enders – saxophones, flute
martin harms – saxophones, bass clarinet
bernhard nolf, axel mayer, david jarh – trumpet, flugelhorn
johannes herrlich, robert bachner – trombone
wolfgang tischhart – bass trombone
uli rennert – keyboards, lapsteel guitar
matthias loibner – electric hurdy-gurdy
christof dienz – e-zither, bassoon
henning sieverts – bass, cello
gregor hilbe – drums, programming
barbara buchholz – theremin

01. urban tribes (horst michael schaffer/heinrich von kalnein) 05:42
02. seelenbaumeln (horst michael schaffer/heinrich von kalnein) 09:18
03. space trip – the day we landed (horst michael schaffer/heinrich von kalnein) 14:14
04. rêve africain (horst michael schaffer/heinrich von kalnein) 22:52
05. high voltage (horst michael schaffer/heinrich von kalnein) 07:33

tt 59:40

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/320 kbps) [radio station – hr2]

sample: t02 seelenbaumeln.mp3

Sep 022021

always nice to hear a jacky terrasson show, and here’s one with a little bit of icing on the cake:  stefano di battista and severi pyssalo on two tracks near the end.

i got this version in 2003 when ‘maddrax’ shared it on dime, but the cover is from a version posted on the (apparently now defunct) blog in jazz – and is not in the .zip file.

jacky terrasson trio
feat. stefano di battista + severi pyssalo
‘jazz baltica’
salzau, germany
01 july 2001

jacky terrasson – piano
sean smith – bass
leon parker – drums
* severi pyysalo – vibraphone
# stefano di battista – sax

1 les chemins de l’amour (6:46)
2 reach (8:50)
3 i wish you love (7:16)
4 parisian thoroughfare (8:46)
5 the dolphin (6:15)
6 happy man (7:33)
7 in your own sweet way (8:15) *
8 caravan (15:53) * #
9 nature boy (4:21)

tt 1:13:56

tv-broadcast>hifi video-master>acoustica wave editor>hd>cdwav>flac frontend level 8>cdr (audio) or cdr (flac)

sample: t07 in your own sweet way 256k.mp3
download: JackieTerrasson_

Aug 262021

here’s a bumper 2-day concert recorded by george van eps (one of the guest musicians) and shared by his (nephew? it’s often so hard to tell from usernames).  such a lovely combination too – piano, cornet, clarinet, guitar and sax plus of course bass & drums, don’t forget them.  real classic stuff, and if you’re in the mood for it, four and a half hours isn’t too much at all!  to the contrary, too much is not enough as i’ve always said.  hard to find links for most of these guys, they were too old, too long before the internet, but most of them pop up on the pete fountain site, which is worth a look in its own right, or other dixieland sites.   i’ve done a little rearranging of files & folders, as noted below.  enjoy!  and here’s hoping that ‘kovinis’ shares some more of his uncle’s recordings one of these days!

merle koch band with guests george van eps & eddie miller
silver stope
virginia city, nv
19 & 20 april 1986

piano – merle koch
cornet & mc – tom pletcher
clarinet – bob newman
bass – bunky jones
drums – v.j. bourgeois

guitar – george van eps
tenor sax – eddie miller

== 19 april 1986 ==

disk 1

01 1 unknown 6:20
02 2 keepin’ out of mischief now 6:23
03 3 peg o’ my heart – george van eps & eddie miller 4:46
04 4 b flat blues 6:15
05 5 it’s wonderful 8:26
06 6 when my sugar walk down the street 7:13
07 7 blue lou 7:33


disk 2

08 1 jazz me blues 9:17
09 2 carolina in the morning 7:15
10 3 dream – eddie miller 4:13
11 4 i would do anything for you 9:05
12 5 lap piano – george van eps solo 3:25
13 6 (unknown ragtime) 2:19
14 7 my inspiration 4:12
15 8 hindustan 5:09


disk 3

16 1 mandy, make up your mind 8:14
17 2 lazy mood 3:45
18 3 what’s new – george van eps solo 3:48
19 4 unknown 8:18
20 5 unknown 8:12
21 6 jam blues? 5:45
22 7 unknown 9:04
23 8 when you’re smiling 4:22


== 20 april 1986 ==

disk 4

24 1 sunday 7:28
25 2 i never knew 8:21
26 3 internal revenue blues 7:55
27 4 dada strain 5:41
28 5 sophisticated lady 3:42
29 6 embraceable you – george van eps solo 3:32
30 7 ‘deed i do 7:26


disk 5

31 1 thou swell 8:50
32 2 i’ve got the world on a string 8:26
33 3 my funny valentine – george van eps solo 4:45
34 4 dream – eddie miller 3:13
35 5 little rock getaway 2:41
36 6 unknown 7:47
37 7 do you know what it means to miss new orleans 6:33
38 8 way down yonder in new orleans 6:30


disk 6

42 1 black bart 8:35
43 2 unknown 3:32
44 3 lazy mood 3:24
45 4 unknown 7:19
46 5 unknown 6:54
47 6 unknown 7:34
48 7 unknown 9:22
49 8 stars fell on alabama (?) 8:20


tt 4:51:07

source: 10″ master reels recorded by smokey lawrence on his sony tc-755 > pioneer rt-909 > peak > flac


comments from ‘kovinis’ (seeder on dimeadozen)

“i decided to share some of the recordings of my late uncle, george van eps.
this is only disk 4 of a 6 cd set of a concert that spanned two days. i will
upload the rest of this concert if there is any interest. i also have many
other live recordings of my uncle from many different venues and various
musicians. these also await your requests.

any help with setlists is appreciated. i hope you enjoy this. the audio
quality is quite nice.”

– combined folders into two instead of six
– but no file renaming: with the numbered subfolders, the tracks should play in order
– new consolidated info file (this file), now with track timings
– consolidated ffp and md5 checksum files

disk 2 Track 8 jazz me blues 256k.mp3
disk 6 track 42 black bart 256k.mp3

Aug 152021

despite having recordings of several shows by the moutin brothers, they only floated into my active notice recently.  here’s a less-recent show, from marciac 2010.  this is a very good recording, but seems to fade in which suggests that we’re missing part of the show. actually, the moutin brothers and the belmondo brothers have both recently shot up to my favorites in french jazz.  have to share a belmondo show as well, after i’m back from my little vacation.

moutin reunion quartet
marciac, france
7 aug 2010

louis moutin – drums
françois moutin – contrabass
rick margitza – sax
pierre de bethman – piano

01-ut 6:09
02-ut 6:43
03-ut 15:08
04-ut 8:28
05-ut 14:42

tt 51:10

fip broadcast fm
fm > computer > magixstudio > flac8

sample: t02 unknown title 256k.mp3

image is from, from a performance by the moutin factory quintet.  used without permission.

Aug 022021

this looks like a very interesting pair of series on jazz, here from wtju-fm,  uva, charlottesville, va.

jazz at 100

in early 1917, the original dixieland jazz band made the first jazz recording. over the next 100 years we have heard transcendent leaps of creativity and staggering virtuosity; we have experienced the music of crushing pain, breathless romance, anger, exhilaration and humor. “jazz at 100” is that story – one hundred years of jazz recordings – in 100 one-hour programs that will present representative music from a century of recorded jazz history. the series will explore the broad sweep of that narrative; its representative and its idiosyncratic players; its durable movements and dead ends; its popular recordings and rarities.

and it’s continuation series, jazz at 100 today!

because we have virtually instant access to 100 years of recorded jazz, documenting broad sweeps of creativity and innovation, it can be difficult for today’s working musicians to be heard. a successor to the celebrated jazz at 100 series, jazz at 100 today! gives voice to the current jazz scene and celebrates the incredible music of the living treasures who keep pushing boundaries while standing on the shoulders of giants.


 Posted by at 15:50
Jul 282021

wooph!  how things work out!  i started out a little while ago all set to upload an absolutely super show by jackie mclean in old cabell hall at the university of virginia, only to find it was already on nowbodhi’s☾✺☽blissness☯ (hope those characters show up ok!).   slightly different tracking than my copy, but definitely the same recording, you should totally have a listen.  by then i was sort of over-full with jackie mclean anyway, having listened to him all day long, and ended up just a few bars down the “j’s” with this stunning show by james carter (not to be confused betty, ron, or benny carter, whose shows are also available here).  another little jem lurking away!  and, double bonus, nowbodhi was a new find for me as well!

i’m off on vacation for 3 weeks (well, a bit of work will need to be done, but mostly vacation), so things might be a bit slow around here.  or not — taking the laptops, main usb drive and speakers, so who knows?  still, don’t hold your breath, and have a good august!  that reminds me, need to backup that monster before i go…

james carter’s organ trio
jazz en touraine
montlouis-sur-loire, france
14 sept 2012

james carter saxophones, flute
gerard gibbs organ
leonard king drums

01- jc talks 1:32
02- rouge 10:27
03- the hard blues 16:50
04- killer joe 16:01
05- ut (fades out) 13:36
06- ut (fades in) 5:03
07- milestones 10:06
08- ut 13:53

tt 1:27:27

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

updated to reflect gerald gibbs being on organ, not bass.

sample: t03 the hard blues 256k.mp3

pic is a youtube screen grab, from a jcot show at miles davis hall, montreux, switzerland on 7 july 2012

Jul 232021

i’m really not sure what to say about this show.  different parts of the show elicited very different reactions from me (though i did enjoy it all), so i’m really not sure what to make of it, except that it’s for listening to, not for my car.  when he seeded it in 2018, ‘carville’ noted that there is a badly noise reduced version that makes the rounds a little but this one is nice and clear. a great band.  right on both counts, thanks carville!

eight bold souls
festival de meer vaart
amsterdam, nl
24 august 1986

robert griffin (tp, flh)
isaiah jackson (tb)
mwata bowden (reeds)
edward wilkerson jr. (reeds)
aaron dodd (tu)
naomi millender (cel)
richard brown (b)
dushan mosley (dr)

1 unknown
2 unknown
3 unknown
4 unknown
5 unknown
6 unknown

1 unknown
2 unknown
3 unknown

total time 1:31:16


sample: eight bold souls 1986-08-24 cd1 t06.mp3

photo from a jazz times article, probably a promo photo,