Oct 302016

gonzalo-bergara-2012-10-16-arcata-playhouse-front-coverwell, it’s been a busy month. what better to finish up with than a bit of gypsy jazz?

theblackmarkettrust.com (jeffrey radaich & brian netzley & others)

gonzalo bergara quartet
arcata playhouse
arcata, ca
15 october 2012
(second set)

gonzalo bergara, lead guitar
jeffrey radaich, rhythm guitar
leah zeger, violin & vocals
brian netzley, upright bass

1 ? 7:42
2 insulto 5:33
3 it had to be you 6:14
4 ? 6:44
5 nightmare #2 10:26
6 belleville 5:35
7 band intros 4:53
8 elena’s bossa 8:47
9 ? 8:01

tt: 1:03:54

source: tascam dr-03 internal mics (stereo/wave/24/48,000) > audacity (flac8/16bit)

sample: t06 belleville.mp3
download: GonzaloBergara_2012-10-16_ArcataPlayhouse_ArcataCA.zip

covers by pete.  photo of scattered playing pieces after a baduk (go) competition in suwon, korea, oct-2016.

Apr 242014

noticed this when tidying up a few things, and so i thought it was time for a bit more gypsy jazz guitar.  i snatched it when nocturnalnph seeded it in july 2012.  a nice clean fm recording from three greats of gypsy jazz / jazz manouche.

i’ve shown the location as “théâtre de boulogne-billancourt” as that sounds like what the announcer says at the end of track 1.  also, babik reinhardt & his son david performed there two days earlier on 14-may in david’s first public appearance, at age 6, at the django d’or “international jazz awards”.  i expect that this show was also part of the django d’or as well, but don’t find any trace of it.

the lineup isn’t clear, except that it features babik reinhardt (one of the sons of the great django reinhardt).  nocturnalnph thought that along with babik were his cousin boulou ferré and christian escoudé.  certainly, those three played together on other occasions and it’s a very possible lineup for that night… particularly with the django d’or taking place!

(note: i’ve not updated the info file.)

trio gitane featuring babik reinhardt guitar
théâtre de boulogne-billancourt
paris, france
16 may 1993

babik reinhardt – guitar
? – gtr (possibly christian escoudé)
? – gtr (possibly boulou ferré)

01. django medley – (26:01)
troublant bolero/sweet chorus/?/djangology/belleville/
premier rendevous/just one of those things
02. hunter (4:16)
03. tears (6:59)
04. ? (8:53)

total time: 46:10

from cbc/cbof-fm “jazz sur le vif” airdate ‘xx/xx/94
fm> maxell-ur90> (rec)jvc kd-v22> (pb)technics rs-t73> realtekac’97 soundcard> polderbits sound recorder> polderbits sound editor> wav> flac(7)(asb)

sample:  t02 hunter.mp3

download: TrioGitane_1993-05-16_Paris.zip

Jan 062014

kind of in the mood for some ‘gypsy jazz’ today, this is about the third (shortish) show i’ve listened to this morning, and the best so far.

actually, i’m working my way through all the “hot club” concerts that i have copies of…. hot club d’autriche (this one), hot club de zazz, hot club of cowtown (two shows), hot club of san francisco, one that’s just labelled ‘hot club’, the hot swing trio.  hmmmm.  not sure i’ll make it through all of them today or perhaps even at all before feeling like a change.

anyway, this is a great show, and the original notes claim it’s even played on a stradivarius.

hot club d’autriche
bad radkersburg, austria
11 nov 2012

benjamin schmid (violin)
diknu schneeberger, martin spitzer (guitars)
joschi schneeberger (bass)

01: radio intro – 0:47
02: r-vingt-six – 3:57
03: radio announcer – 3:44
04: servus, karl – 6:41
05: hungaria – 3:01
06: nuages – 7:15
07: radio announcer – 4:13
08: troublant bolero – 7:03
09: medley: night and day –> sweet georgia brown –> honeysuckle rose – 12:35
10: radio announcer – 1:29
11: gipsy fire – 3:58

recorded by orf @ zehnerhaus, bad radkersburg (austria), november 11, 2012 [jazzliebe festival]
lineage: radio steiermark broadcast –> cd –> hard disc –> audacity –> tlh (flac 8)

benjamin schmid plays an original stradivari violin!

sample:  t05 hungaria.mp3

download: Hot_Club_dAutriche_2012-11-11_Bad_Radkersburg.zip