May 042022

still out of town, listening to this on a little bluetooth speaker the size of a pack of cards that has a surprisingly good sound.  i just threw a few shows on the laptop before i headed out, and really hit paydirt with this one.  aside from mark murphy’s super singing, all the musicians stretch their legs a bit, which is always nice.  and such singing!  enjoy!

mark murphy
sunside, paris, france
october 16, 2002

mark murphy (vocals)
george robert (alto sax)
giovanni mazzarino (piano)
stefano senni (bass)
andrea michelutti (drums)

01 stolen moments (oliver nelson, mark murphy) 17:25
02 when i fall in love (victor young, edward heyman) / my one and only love (guy wood, robert mellin) 11:49
03 red clay (freddie hubbard, mark murphy) 6:11
04 maiden voyage (herbie hancock) 17:33
05 skylark (hoagy carmichael, johnny mercer) 6:30
06 all blues (miles davis, oscar brown jr.) 10:43
07 summertime (george gershwin, dubose heyward, ira gershwin) 7:39 >
08 autumn leaves (joseph kosma, johnny mercer) 3:51 >
09 bye bye blackbird (ray henderson, mort dixon) 10:32
10 miles (mark murphy) 2:42
11 milestones (miles davis, jim britt) 9:40

tt 1:44:35

fm > yamaha tx-330 > audacity (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcast : les légendes du jazz, france musique, april 13 & 14, 2019

sample: t03 red clay 256k.mp3

photo:  screenshot of a youtube video of mark murphy at the 2002 sammys.

May 022022

off travelling again, here’s one of the shows that i brought with me.  a little bit of research reveals this to be “the green street trio with houston person”, according to the jazz fest website.  it’s a great show and one of those audience recordings that really makes you wonder how they do it.  mine seldom come out well at all, and my tomato plants never bear fruit either.  ah, well!

houston person
northampton jazz festival
northampton, ma
7 sept 2013

houston person – tenor
paul arslanian – piano
george kaye – bass
jon fisher – drums

01 do nothing till you hear from me
02 ??
03 violets for your furs ???
04 meditation
05 lester leaps in
06 since i fell for you
07 don’t get around much anymore
08 unknown blues
09 skylark

tt 1:08:13

quality a – from first row audience recording

recorded on zoom

new info file created with additional details per comments on the dime tracker when this was shared in oct 2014


sample: t06 since i fell for you 256k.mp3

photo:  cropped banner image from the northampton jazz festival history page, used without permission.

Apr 232022

hans rettenbacher died in dec 1989, aged 50, and joe nay died in a car crash in dec 1990,  aged 56.  both very young.  r.i.p.

with radio studio recordings, i sometimes wonder to what extent a performance’s length was set by the show’s time slot.  not that all venues & performers don’t plan or expect how long performances will be; of course they do, but that’s a bit different.  if it’s a live broadcast, i assume the show and the performance have generally been fit to each other, like a recent live broadcast on rté raidió na gaeltachta (though it ran a few minutes over).  for broadcasts of shows in other venues, i pretty well assume the show has been trimmed, if not re-arranged to boot for reasons best know to the producers.  but studio performances like this… i like to think the band kept on playing, if they were in the mood.

joe nay sextet
orf landesstudio oberösterreich
linz (austria)
march 2, 1989

joe nay (dr)
allan botschinsky (tp)
curtis fuller (tb)
stan sultzman (ss,ts,fl)
john taylor (p)
hans rettenbacher (b)

01. back home to san francisco – 6:55
02. windfall – 9:06
03. just to one – 12:53
04. strugglin’ days – 9:05
05. boo’s delight – 11:58

tt 49:57

lineage: ö 1 radio broadcast (fm via analogue cable) > mc > cd > hd (flac 8)

sound: b + (tape hiss)

sample: t03 just to one 256k.mp3

photo:  a (apparently) stock photo of joe nay, from the internet.  also the only photo of him that i could find.

Apr 162022

proving that too much is not enough, here’s this delightful show from edmar castañeda & joe locke, on harp and vibes — probably my two least favorite instruments in jazz, and yet, and yet…  the info file has mr. castañeda playing both colombian and classical harp.  i’m not sure what the difference is, and the internet didn’t help – “celtic harp” keeps popping up when i try to find out; i suppose i shouldn’t complain, living in ireland as i do, but still.  btw, this was shared in 96/16 which wouldn’t play for me, so i’ve re-encoded to 48/16.

edmar castañeda & joe locke duo
jazz standard
new york city, ny
26 may 2010

edmar castañeda – colombian harp, classical harp *
joe locke – vibes #

01. between strings 9:03
02. announcer ec, jl/ swords of whispers 11:30
03. casa de mar 9:45
04. jesus of nazareth 8:06 *
05. love is a planchet 12:14
06. title 9:25
07. blame it on my youth #
08. announcer ec, jl/hummingbirds 11:54


source: source: audience
sound: a

unknown aud source (flac) > ffmpeg (decode flac > wav 96/16
> ffmpeg (re-encode to wav 48/16) > wav 48/16 > trader’s little helper
> flac > foobar2000 (meta-data) > flac

note re 48/16 wav conversion
this wouldn’t play except in vlc media player. the flacs decoded to wav files with
cbr 3072 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 96.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
i re-encoded the wav files to these specifications
cbr 1536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
and then converted to new (and renamed) flacs using foobar2000. the new files were
renamed to add the song titles to the file names. fresh ffp & md5 files, obviously.

sample: EdmarCastaneda_Joe_Locke_2010-05-26_JazzStandard t03 Casa de Mar
download: EdmarCastaneda_Joe_Locke_2010-05-26_JazzStandardNYC(48-16).zip

photo:  screenshot of youtube video of joe locke & edmar castaneda, live at jazz standard nyc, performing “entre cuerdas”; date unknown

Apr 162022

very generously, lyle mays has a bootlegs page on his website,  so a tip o’ the hat to the bold lyle mays!  (he also has a store, just saying)  that page includes this show, but this version is from an fm broadcast, not mr. mays website.  it’s a great recording of a super pianist, but (as often) i enjoy having more than just piano-bass-drums.  and this show also featured tiger okoshi, billy drewes and joe lovano, so i get my wishes — and how!  maybe that’s why this is my favorite of the three shows with tiger okoshi up here, counting this one.  i could go on, but will stop here!

lyle mays sextet
willow jazz club
somerville, mass. u.s.a.
may 29, 1982 (1st set)

lyle mays: keyboards
tiger okoshi: trumpet
billy drewes: alto and soprano sax
joe lovano: tenor sax
marc johnson: bass
michael dipasqua: drums

1: burnt edges 9:05
2: wordly attutude 8:06
3: band and song introductions 1:15
4: tuduso 13:57
5: mars (tape flip after song ends, spliced) 13:57
6: s’okay 15:53
7: radio announcer closing credits 1:39

runtime: 63:53

live fm broadcast (not pre-recorded)

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

a this and that and those and these
masters of jazz production.
do not sell this recording.
share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.

the broadcast cut into the 1st song.
not sure how much of it is missing,
or if this show has been posted before.
first posted from this fm master tape
in july of 2011.
more from big names in small places.

updated info file april-2022: rearranged details. corrected spelling of billy drewes’ name.

sample: t06 s’okay 256k.mp3

cover: a modified version of the cover to jazz forum magazine (96 edycja polska), from, used without permission

Apr 072022

a bit of an unexpected break there due to covid, but i’m feeling much better now.  here’s another one that’s been lurking in the archives, waiting for the right moment, and it certainly found it!  love the lineup, a great show and a long performance (which is always nice in a great show, but not necessarily a defining characteristic).  there’s another show with tiger okoshi up here, if you’re a tiger fan (and you should be).  looking ahead, it might be a bit slow up here over the next month or so, as i’ll be travelling quite a bit, but i’ll see what i can do.

bob moses quintet
berlin, germany
2 nov 1984

bob moses – drums
tiger okoshi – trumpet
bob mintzer – tenor sax
bill frisell – guitar
jerome harris – bass

01.overture (3:40)
02.monktional (5:47)
03.the edge of need (10:29) (2:04)
05.the story of moses (23:46) (1:21)
07. ju ju eyes (21:05) (0:48)
09.without you i’m like bow without an arrow (4:02)
10.unknown (9:47)

tt 1:22:50

cd-r recived in trade > exact audio copy > soundforge >
cd wave editor > traders little helper > flac

audio was was re-tracked.
song titles as given by bob moses on recording.

sample: t03 the edge of need 256k.mp3

photo:  screenshot from video rakalam bob moses – living music 2 on youtube.

Mar 252022

here’s the next of the shows that have gotten me out of the doldrums lately.  been meaning to post this all week, but life got in the way as happens sometimes.  on the other hand, i’ve listened to this around 4 times this week, and it’s still as fresh as a daisy.  enjoy!

louis hayes / woody shaw quintet
cologne, germany
february 1, 1977

woody shaw (tp)
rené mclean (ts, as, ss)
ronnie mathews (p)
stafford james (b)
louis hayes (dr)

1 bilad as sudan
2 sashianova
3 book’s bossa

tt: 55:47

[radio station master tape>cd-r]
sound is a solid a

sample: t03 book’s bossa 192k.mp3

photo:  a modified copy of the cover of the woody shaw / louis hayes cd “the tour volume two”

Mar 172022

things are opening up here in dublin, at last, and though i’m nervous, i’ve been to one jazz show this month and have tickets for another.  it was so nice to get out of the house for some live music.

recording-wise (“-wise”… you can tell i’ve recently seen the apartment starring jack lemmon & shirley maclaine), it’s been a bit of a slow month though, with nothing really lighting my fire except for the arrival of a few cds i’d ordered in late february.  until the past few days, when things picked up starting with this 2012 show originally shared by ‘watten’.

paris jazz underground
baiser salé
paris, france
20 sept 2012

david prez, saxophone
sandro zerafa, guitar
karl jannuska, drums
romain pilon, guitar
olivier zanot, saxophone
yoni zelnik, bass

01- ut
02- repeat
03- the thousand years
04- stealth
05- for fred monpu
06- pju blues (fades out)

42 minutes

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

sample: t01 UT 256k.mp3

photo:  of the abandoned saint-martin metro station in paris, from, used without permission.

Mar 052022

here’s a nice bit of italian jazz that i’ve been listening to, shared by ‘survivor69’ that same day. no seriously, how do you do that?  even when the program is early in the day?  i found a pdf of the program (a copy is now included).

i recently bought an avermedia tvhybrid usb tuner for tv and radio.  i’m mostly using it just for listening to radio when i feel like it, and it’s great also to have a radio when travelling with my laptop.  works well, easy to install and, big surprise, turns out i get loads of irish television!   and i can record both fm and this new live tv!  not that i’ve found anything that i want to record off the air in the past 5 years, but sure, that’s a different question.

(btw, the original folder name was “GianniSavelliMediaRes 20170604quirinale”)

gianni savelli media res
cappella paolina, palazzo del quirinale
rome, italy
4 june 2017

gianni savelli, tenor saxophone
aldo bassi, flugelhorn
enrico zanisi, pianoforte
luca pirozzi, bass
alessandro marzi, drums

01 introduction and interview 9.31
02 flying over gocius de santu micheli
03 spoken intros
04 thelxis
05 spoken intros
06 aria da bachianas brasileiras n.5 [heitor villa-lobos]
07 kirshrot
08 spoken intros
09 pacifico
10 spoken intros
11 rossignol

tt 1:07:20

lineage (fm > hard disc > web):
itt hifi4060 tuner > audacity 2.0 via asus a7s333 c-media cmi8738/c3dx soundcard > 44100hz/16bit .aup > flac’s (level 8) > webtorrenting
folder size : 481 mb

a live and direct fm radio broadcast from cappella paolina, palazzo del quirinale, roma (italy) by “i concerti del mattino”, radio 3 rai [third channel of italian national radio], on sunday 4 june 2017, at 11:51 hours [cet, midday].
(note: cappella paolina is a chapel, a small church, inside the quirinale palace, which is the residence of the president of italian republic)

here is savelli introducing his current album “magellano”, with his project media res that has being running for years. all tunes are his own except where noted, and track11 actually comes from previous album. all tracks are introduced by short commentaries in italian of course

sample: t07 kirshrot 256k.mp3

Feb 252022

not concert, but a few very nice snippets from concerts strung together on a radio show.  and the three bits work together very well (no surprise there).

esbjörn svensson trio/duo & solo
feat: viktoria tolstoy & lina nyberg
stockholm & umeå
1998, 1995 & 1996

e.s.t. w/viktoria tolstoy (voc)
hörsalen, kulturhuset
stockholm, march 1998

esbjörn svensson (p)
dan berglund (b)
magnus öström (d)

1. radio announcement 0:12
2. wonderful life (svensson (music), littwold (lyrics)) 4:24
3. high heels (svensson/tolstoy (music), littwold (lyrics)) 7:27
4. my funny valentine 6:20

esbjörn svensson duo w/lina nyberg (voc)
umeå jazz festival
folkets hus
umeå, sweden
october 25-29, 1995

5. radio announcement 0:21
6. now someone stepping in 4:45
7. things that happen 5:03
8. the song is you 6:09
9. close 4:36

esbjörn svensson (solo)
stockholm, sweden
december 1996

10. radio announcement 0:15
11. at saturday or after the weekend 12:03

tt 51:40

fm broadcast (analogue cable) > philips cdr765 > adobe audition 3.0 > flac

sample: t08 the song is you.mp3

photo:  screenshot from an undated youtube video of e.s.t. live in gothenburg