Jun 052022

this might be a nice companion piece for this 1967 krzysztof komeda show with a much younger tomasz stanko.  nice to see things going around like that.  not anything that i’ve seen before since i don’t watch polanskiy’s films.  nice line up, too!  looking for this on the web, i did run across a jazz(ish) blog i’ve not seen before, musica degradata, who shared the show back in 2013 (dead link now).

tomasz stanko quartet plus gianluigi trovesi
“litania: krzysztof komeda’s music for roman polanski’s films”
parmajazz frontiere
parma, italy
7 dec 2003

tomasz stanko, trumpet
marcin wasilewski, piano
slawomir kuriliewicz, double bass
michal miskiewkz, drums
guest: gianluigi trovesi, alto sax & clarinets

1 – announcement    (0:25)
2 – litania    (5:43)
3 – svantetic    (12:07)
4 – ballada    (10:00)
5 – sleep, safe and warm    ( 7:15)
6 – night-time, daytime requiem ballad for brent   (18:58)

tt 54:28

quality a

source: radio3 fm
radio3 broad. philips cdr 770 – then wav – flac

parmajazz borders festival 2003
from 5 to 7 december 2003

sample: t03 svantetic 256k.mp3
download: TomaszStanko_GianluigiTrovesi_2003-12-07_ParmaItaly.zip

photo: from the parma frontiere website, unchanged.  used without permission.

Dec 272021

a little out of alphabetical order (but then i’m going by the first letter of the first word, i.e. cheating anyway), here’s a super show that i downloaded just over a decade ago — the only thing that i have by the reiner heute – ludwig nuss quintet.  the balance among the various instruments is very nice, i.e. it makes me feel that “quintet” doesn’t just reflect the number of musicians.

reiner heute – ludwig nuss quintet
mannheim, germany
‘alte feuerwache’
12. april 1994

reiner heute – sax
ludwig nuss – trombone
thilo wagner – piano
wolfgang mörike – bass
matthias danneck – drums

01. ?
02. ?
03. polka dots & moonbeams
04. magpie
05. announcement reiner heute
06. ?
07. ?
08. you’re so far away
09. sparkling
10. lost in the stars
11. milkyway
12. line for lions (fades out, end of broadcast)

tt 1:28:02

fm-master-cassettes>acoustica wave editor>hd>cdwav>2cdr’s>eac>hd>flac, level 8>2cdr’s (audio) or cdr (flac)

sample: Reiner Heute – Ludwig Nuss 5tet 1994-04-12 Mannheim t04 magpie 256k
download: ReinerHeute_LudwigNuss_1994-04-12_MannheimGermany.zip

photo:  stock photo of ludwig nuss, from the internet

Dec 212021

my favorite of several recordings shared by ‘glasnostrd19′ of tiger okoshi at the willow in somerville, ma.  it’s another of those locations that i vaguely feel that i know just from the recordings there, a topic that i’ve touched on before.  other places in that general neck of the woods would  include the sidedoor jazz club in old lyme, ct and also the ramada inn, schenectady, ny (another tip o’ the hat to the planetfuncamp folks and to csatennis).   little beacons on my mental map of the world, “if i’m ever in massachusetts…”.  back to this show, if you’re on dime, it’s worth doing a search for “okoshi” or “willow”.

tiger okoshi quintet
willow jazz club
somerville, mass. u.s.a.
august 28, 1984 (1st set, part of 2nd)

tiger okoshi: trumpet
gerry edkins: keyboards
leo quintero: guitar
jimmy earl: bass
robbie gonzalez: drums

1: untitled 14:35
2: june 19th 15:44
3: band introductions :58
4: intro > blackout (spliced, tape flip) 31:03
5: set break :35
6: ? 18:43
7: radio announcer wrap up :26

runtime: 82:07

pre-recorded live fm broadcast
88.9 wers fm radio (emerson college) >
sansui 8 reciever with wire antenna >
unknown average quality cassette deck (dolby off) >
maxell xlii 90 min. master cassette (high bias) >
played on nak. 300 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb’s aligned) > torrentially yours.

a this and that production.

sample: t02 june 19th 256k.mp3
download: TigerOkoshi_1984-08-28_WillowJazzClub_SomervilleMA.zip

image:  stock photo from the internet.

Dec 182021

you often wonder about the names of groups, where they come from, what they mean, and i’m left wondering in this case.  anyway, a good show for these short, grey days, a bit slow and somber at times.  the white russian 5tet cd was zerafa’s first cd as leader.

sandro zerafa white russian 5tet
studio charles trenet, radio france
paris, france
5 february 2011

sandro zerafa (guitar)
olivier zanot (alto sax)
david prez (tenor sax)
yoni zelnik (double bass)
david georgelet (drums)

01 goose 6:20
02 intro 1:17
03 delightfully disconnected 7:12
04 slowness 6:35
05 intro 0:14
06 sidewalk slant 7:26
07 untimely 6:37
08 intro 0:27
09 siberian pig race 6:35
10 staring 4:33
11 intro 0:29
12 moose 5:03

tt 52:48

dvb-s > skystar2 > kaffeine (mp3 256 kbs, 48 khz) > xcfa (wav conversion) > wavelab > flac (level 8)
broadcast : jazz sur le vif, france musique, 26 feb 2011

sample: t03 delightfully disconnected 256k.mp3
download: SandroZerafa_WhiteRussian5tet_2011-02-05_ParisFrance.zip

Dec 122021

i think the band was a version of the lineup on ‘mellow madness’ (1975), based on a japanese bootleg version of this (details in the info file), but possibly the entire crew as the lineup included “and other unknown members”.  super quality, i didn’t notice the fm crackling, but then if you’re “multitasking”, nothing gets done right, eh?  i’ve redone the info file (the full file is in the zip, not below), including comparing the tracks to albums by quincy jones at around the same time.

the quincy jones band
midnight hour music
clover studios
hollywood, california
1975 (exact date unknown)

lineup: unknown, see comments in updated info file

1 tryin’ to find out about you *     (3:12)
2 soul saga (song of the buffalo soldier) %     (4:12)
3 listen (what it is) *     (4:13)
4 ironside theme     (4:09)
5 if i ever lose this heaven % #     (5:09)
6 everthing must change %     (6:19)
7 manteca (instrumental) (tape damage)     (10:15)
8 is it love that we’re missin’ * #     (5:37)
9 boogie joe the grinder %     (4:57)

tt 48:03
% on “body heat” (1974)
* on “mellow madness” (1975)
# on “i heard that!!” (1976)

broadcast on kwst-fm in los angeles

source: unknown receiver > unknown reel (1975-allen) > teac 4070g @ 3 3/4 ips (1976-me) > sony dtc-690 (1996)
2010 transfer: sony dtc-690 > audigy 4 pro > audacity (edit and convert to 44.1) > cd wav > flac (levl 8)

a low level crackling from poor over the air fm reception is present in places but not very distracting.
allen tarzwell recorded this on his reel-reel and i made a copy on my reel-reel.
transfered to dat in the 1990’s.
lots of little pops were repaired some remain,
one second of damaged tape was removed at 29:56 and about 1/2 second at 30:15,
then the volume and balace adjustemnt all were all done using audacity.
couldn’t track down all the correct song titles.
also there was no exact date noted anywhere but i am almost certain it was from 1975.
mike martin 9/2010
flying m productions

recorded by fans and shared with fans
trade freely but never sell

sample: t02 soul saga (song of the buffalo soldier) 256k.mp3
download: QuincyJones_1975-xx-xx_CloverStudios_HollywoodCA.zip

image: from the 2011 seed on dime by ‘mvernon54’; i assume that mvernon54 made the covers.

Dec 102021

first, r.i.p. pat martino.

this show is a bit after nexus, which is recordings of pat martino and jim ridl at the tin angel in the mid-1990’s, in fact there’s only one song in common, ‘recollection’.  i’ve been meaning to upload this for a couple of weeks, but instead it’s been sitting in foobar2000 getting played, must be at least 5 times by now.  between ireland and spain, i get more than my fill of jazz guitar, but this was a bit different.

pat martino & jim ridl
the tin angel
philadelphia, pa
20 january 2001

pat martino – guitar
jim ridl – keyboard

1. turnpike (9:31)
2. ayako (14:01)
3. recollection (9:52)
4. the changing tides (9:21) *
5. song of the green river (9:17)
6. outrider (8:55)
7. before you ask (6:43)
8. the great stream (12:13)

time: 79:57

source: sbd > master cassette
transfer: mc > audiophile 2496 > soundforge 7.0 (recording) > cooledit pro 2 (editing/tracking) > flac(7)
tape provided by joshd.
transferred by b3groove.
flac: 407 mb

* tape flip at 8:23.24.
normalized to equalize channels. no noise reduction, dolby nr off.

sample: t08 the great stream 256k.mp3
download: PatMartino_JimRidl_TinAngel_PhiladelphiaPA2001.zip

Nov 262021

here’s another show from the eponymous “dc”, upped on dime in 2014.  a lovely recording, i’m kinda surprised at “portable hitachi mono recorder, with manually set levels, and tdk conventional bias cassettes.”  ol’ dc knew their stuff, i guess!

the cellar door
washington, dc
16 october 1976

ralph towner – guitar,piano, tp
glen moore – bass, piano
collin walcott – percussion, sitar, tabla, cl
paul mccandless – bcl, oboe, eng, horn

1 applause (0:07)
2 ghost dance (10:41)
3 yellow bell (6:53)
4 tuning (0:58)
5 improvisation (9:04)
6 song for a friend (6:40)
7 tuning (0:58)
8 nimbus (7:46)
9 nn (6:12)

total time 49:18

made from the master cassettes

from “dc” our anonymous donor:
oregon, live at the cellar door, washington, dc, october 16, 1976, from the master cassette tapes. the recording was made from the first row of tables, near the low stage, using a portable hitachi mono recorder, with manually set levels, and tdk conventional bias cassettes. this transfer was made in 2013 by playing the master tapes (after the actual cassette reels and tapes were moved to new cassette shells) on an akai gx f31 cassette deck into a pc, where the signal was captured via goldwave. the channel with the strongest signal was copied and the copy was pasted into the opposite channel for true mono sound.

nov 2021: updated setlist and instruments played, from comment on dime tracker from the 2014 seed.

sample: oregon cellar door DC 08
download: Oregon_1976-10-16_CellarDoor_WashingtonDC.zip

image:  the image is the cd cover, from the full set of covers shared by ‘lauramareike’ via comments on the 2014 dime seed.

Nov 192021

i liked the 2008 show so much i played the 2011 show right after (both included here) and then two more, from 2008 & 2014.  guess i was in a bit of a nicola conte mood.  i’ve  noted the vocalists in the post title as they’re essential to both these shows.  while i wouldn’t describe this as “like pink martini”, if you enjoy p.m. then you might like nicola conte also (such is my hope anyway, which will give another option for music to eat dinner to).

listening to this again, i realized that tracks 5 & 6 from the quasimodo show are both leaves in the wind, which looks like a mistake (though i’ve not done a careful comparison).  great song though!  i’ve left the .zip file & setlist uncorrected, at this point.

nicola conte
29 october 2008

nicola conte, g, lead
daniele scannapieco, reeds
flavio boltro, tp
pietro lussu, p
pietro ciancaglini, b
teppo mäkynen, dr
kim sanders, voc (4 – 10)

01 macedonia – rituals 22:10
02 band intros 02:29
03 solo 07:08
04 08:18
05 leaves in the wind 07:09
06 leaves in the wind 07:14
07 love in 06:34
08 paper clouds 05:16
09 08:48
10 caravan 15:18
11 09:10

tt: 1:39:34

source: dvb-s@256, 48khz > raw data > projextx > mp3directcut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)

nicola conte
teatro piccinni
bari, italy
21 may 2011

nicola conte, guitar and conduction;
flavio boltro, trumpet;
magnus lindgren, tenor sax, flute;
gaetano partipilo, alto sax;
pietro lussu, pianoforte;
paolo benedettini, bass;
teppo mäkynen, drums;
alice ricciardi, vocals on 6-7-8;
nailah porter, vocals on 3-4-5.

(00-radio introduction by pino saulo) 2.52
01 all praises to allah [ed roses]
02 band’s introductions
03 do you feel like i feel [nicola conte]
04 shiva [nicola conte]
05 black spirits [nicola conte]
06 quiet dawn [cal massey]
07 scarborough fair [simon & garfunkel]
08 kind of sunshine [jimmie davis, charles mitchell and nicola conte]
09 radio outro 0.46

running time : 44’58” (without radio intro and outro)
(with radio intro and outro, it would be 48’36”)

fm radio broadcast by “il cartellone – radio tre suite jazz”, radio 3 rai [third channel of italian national radio], on wednesday 15 february 2012, 21:48 hours cet.

lineage (fm > wav > flacs > web):
sony st-s370 tuner > sony pcm-d50 linear pcm recorder > 44.100khz/16bit wav on sony memory stick produo [mark2] > usb > audacity 1.3.5 beta (editing and track splitting) > 44.100khz/16bit flac’s (level 8) > webtorrenting

an italian guy who is now recording for impulse a few albums of “spiritual jazz”, in the style on seventies albums by pharoah, charles lloyd, with tracks of the era too, very “orchestral”, but in fact it closely reminds of the british idj movement of the early eighties. also included in the folder as track 00 a radio introduction in italian with bio notes and commentaries – this intro runs for 2’52”

t05 leaves in the wind 256k.mp3
t05 black spirits 265k.mp3


photo:  nicola conte, kim sanders & other musicians, posted by vincenzo cosenza on his website in may 2007.  used without permission.

Nov 082021

one of a number of great shows, mostly from washington dc, shared by ‘carville’ on dime, and originally from “‘dc,’ our anonymous donor”.  although i was living in dc at the time, this is not something that i would have gone to, as i would not have liked it then. i like it more now, especially in person; but with recordings, even live, my tolerance can start to wane, not sure why that is.  but no worry of that with this show, though i did have to put off listening until after work; it’s really something, like so many of the shows from the anonymous and eponymous “dc”.

fun facts:  did you know that ornette coleman & his son denardo coleman (on drums in this recording) played with the grateful dead?

malcolm goldstein ensemble
martin luther king public library
washington, dc (usa)
january 18, 1986

malcolm goldstein – violin
david murray – tenor saxophone & bass clarinet
henry threadgill – alto saxophone & flute
ray anderson – trombone
joseph celli – oboe & english horn
vincent chancey – french horn
borah bergman – piano
deirdre murray – cello
fred hopkins – bass
denardo coleman – drums
archie shepp – tenor saxophone * track 4 only

01. been in the storm too long
02. soweto stomp
03. my feet is tired but my soul is rested
04. that hung like fire on heaven*

total time = 73:52

source: “made from the master cassettes. from ‘dc,’ our anonymous donor, recorded from front row center with a small sony recording walkman, a binaural headphone/microphone combination (which could have been better in places), and a high bias denon 90 minute cassette.”

the ensemble was apparently originally billed as the malcolm goldstein-archie shepp ensemble, but shepp did not arrive until the beginning of the fourth and final piece (hence the applause heard then).

sample: t2 soweto stomp 256k.mp3
download: MalcolmGoldstein_1986-01-18_WashingtonDC.zip

photo: copied from innovationsenconcert.ca (credited to amy horvey), used without permission.

Oct 312021

unlike the last posting, which really needed my attention, this is one i could listen to closely or let it play gently in the background as we chat away amongst ourselves, as the crowd that night seemed to be doing.  but fortunately that just gives ambience – it’s an excellent audience recording and chock-a-block full of familiar songs.

kirsten tegtmeyer
jazz in the burbs
the green gate inn
camillus, ny
january 10, 2019

kirsten tegtmeyer, vocals
john magnante, guitar *
matthew vacanti, bass *
* from e.s.p.

01. walk on / tuning (1:48)
02. is you is or is you ain’t my baby (5:41)
03. blues skies (5:12)
04. never no lament (4:03)
05. who will comfort me (5:34)
06. i get a kick (4:58)
07. kiss on my list (4:17)
08. consider me gone (5:40)
09. ain’t no sunshine (4:10)
10. sway (5:26)
11. don’t know why (4:40)
12. comes love (6:16)
13. sunday morning (5:08)
14. cheek to cheek (4:35)
15. kirsten intro banter (1:06)
16. pat metheny tune (6:44)
17. can’t buy me love (7:39)
18. isn’t she lovely (5:08)
19. turn me on (4:42)
20. stitched up (5:54)
21. old devil moon (5:22)
22. mr magic (through the smoke) (4:33)
23. twisted (3:36)
24. that man (3:43)
25. a night like this (5:19)

tt 2:01:12

recording info: beyerdynamic mc930 -> ps-2 -> r-09hr (24/96)
transfer info: audacity (tracking, normalize, dither) -> tlh (flac level 8)
location info: dfc, stage lip, mics at 5′

recorded and mastered by hunting sound man


sample: t22 mr magic (through the smoke) 256k.mp3
download: KirstenTegtmeyer_2019-01-10_GreenGateInn_CamillusNY.zip