Jun 182022

what a lineup!  b.sax, t.sax and organ!  i have no memory of this from when i downloaded it in march 2020, and you’d think that i would!  but then again that was a busy time, cancelling flights, learning to wear masks, and so forth.  anyway, glad this has been dredged up from the archive!

gary smulyan & ralph lalama organ quartet
duc des lombards
paris, france
march 9 2020

gary smulyan – baritone saxophone
ralph lalama – tenor saxophone
fred nardin – organ
bernd reiter – drums

01 hey luck, pt 1    ( 5:15)
02 hey luck, pt 2    ( 9:41)
03 lalama announcement    ( 0:19)
04 antigua (beginning cut)    (12:57)
05 title/smulyan announcement    (12:09)
06 an oscar for oscar (beginning cut)    (13:51)
07 lalama announcement    ( 0:17)
08 lover man/smulyan announcement    ( 6:34)
09 fifty six    (10:30)

71 minutes

tsf (fm) / pioneer f91 / edirol rh-09r / audacity / xact / flac

track names per comments on the dime tracker by jazzbike2.

sample: t05 unknown title 256k.mp3
download: GarySmulyan_RalphLalamaOrgan4tet_2020-03-09_ParisFrance.zip

photo: gary smulyan & ralph lalama at professor java’s, colonie, ny, in jan 2011. photo by rudy lu, downloaded from albanyjazz.com. used without permission.

Jun 132022

this is very slow, maybe even wistful (ok, track 4 is definitely wistful).  kinda busy at the moment, but i really enjoyed listening to this show so here it is.

artists: ralph towner & paolo fresu
date: 2016-05-09
event: fiharmonia
venue: ck jazovia
localization: gliwice, poland

ralph towner: classic guitar
paolo fresu: trumpet & flugelhorn

01. annoucement
02. punta giara
03. tuning
04. wistful thinking
05. introduction & tuning
06. doubled up
07. tuning
08. as she sleeps
09. tammurriata
10. blue in green
11. introduction & tuning
12. zephyr
13. i fall in love to easily
14. tuning & introduction
15. chiaroscuro
16. introduction & tuning
17. the sacred place
18. summer’s end

tt: 84 min. 15 sec

taped, mastered, tracked, tagged by fekete.
have a nice listening 🙂

lineage: zoom h2 > 24/48 sd card > hdd > magix audio & music lab > flac16 > dime
some time ago one dimer posted this show from mp3 source, this one is from my original master. thanks to waterwheel for identify two songs.

sample: t10 blue in green 256k.mp3
download: RalphTowner_PaoloFresu_2016-05-09_GliwicePoland.zip

photo:  from the 2016 archive section of the filharmonia website, photo credited to michal buksa.  used without permission.

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.

May 222022

here’s the last of this week’s three shows, and back to the trumpet with eddie henderson!  and finishing with my favorite of the three shows.  btw, this is not the 2003 album echoes also with henderson & de wilde in a quartet, which is currently on my wishlist.

eddie henderson & laurent de wilde quartet
paris, france
21 december 2012

eddie henderson (trumpet)
laurent de wilde (piano)
darryl hall (double bass)
laurent robin (drums)

01 blue in green 9:00 >
02 well, you needn’t 7:13
03 wilde interview 6:42
04 armageddon 13:26
05 jitterbug waltz 14:03
06 prince of darkness 9:02
07 goodbye 13:58
08 cantaloupe island 8:36 (cut out)

tt 82:00

fm > edirol r-09 (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcast : jazz club, france musique, live
interview by yvan amar

sample: t04 armageddon 256k.mp3
download:  EddieHenderson_Laurent de Wilde_2012-12-21_Sunside_ParisFrance.zip

photo:  cropped version of an undated, probably stock, photo of eddie henderson, from somehowjazz.com.  used without permission

May 212022

here’s the second of the three shows mentioned.  a little different than the other two, being improvisation and something that you have to listen to (i.e. not for the car, nor over dinner!) but very much worth the time doing so.  if you like improvisation , you might take a look at the improvised music company (it’s from here in ireland); i’ve been to a number of shows they’ve put on, which always have been very good and which mostly i’ve enjoyed.

sidsel endresen & stian westerhus
elbjazz festival
kehrwieder theater
hamburg, germany
28 may 2011

1. guitar+voice improvisation 22:09

sidsel endresen – voc
stian westerhus – guitar, fx, electronics

cover artwork inside

fm recording 44.1khz wav by jpr
sound sample provided in comments section


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sample: endresen+westerhus_2011-05-28_6min_256k_sample.mp3
download: EndresenWesterhus_2011-05-28_HamburgGermany.zip

photo:  photo by svenn sivertssen of sidsel endresen and stian westerhus at nattjazz, 26 may 2011, downloaded from flickr.com  creative-commons cc by-nc-sa 2.0 license.

May 212022

this is the first of 3 shows i’ve lined up.  been a rather busy week, but i dug some super shows out of the archive, including this one which made me realize that i’m on a bit of a trumpet jag lately.  always a good thing!  also: i realize just as about to post that the copy i have (and as uploaded) misspells gonzález.

also in the news, i’ve been listening to czech radio jazz (český rozhlas jazz) a lot lately, and recommend it.

jerry gonzález & the fort apache band
“jazzsommer graz”
graz, austria
july 14, 2000

jerry gonzález (tp,flh,announcements)
joe ford (ss,as)
bill o’connell (p)
andy gonzález (b)
steve berrios (dr,perc)

01. unknown tune [maybe ‘r.j.’ by ron carter?] (17:12)
02. evidence (10:00)
03. ann > timonbo (12:31)
04. ann > siempre junto a ti (18:07)

lineage: orf radio broadcast > analogue cable > mc > cd > hdd > audacity (editing, tracking) > flac 8

sound: a

sample: t02 evidence 256k.mp3
download: JerryGonzalez_2000-07-14_Mariahilferplatz_GrazAustria.zip

photo:  undated stock photo of a much younger jerry gonzález, from the internet.

May 132022

i moved from filefactory to 1fichier quite some time ago, and my ff subscription is running out in around a month.  so… those files might go missing.  if you have an ‘invalid download link’ issue on ff, just drop a note & i’ll see about uploading a fresh zip file to 1f.

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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
download: MarkMurphy_2002-10-16_Sunside_ParisFrance.zip

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
download: HoustonPerson_2013-09-07_NorthamptonMA.zip

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
download: JoeNay_1989-03-02_ORFStudios_LinzAustria.zip

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