Nov 022019
 

here’s another bonus from my old archives, a double header from the 2002 ucla jazz/reggae festival.  they were originally shared together on dime back in 2005 and have been hiding away together on a cd for a number of years.  well worth a dusting off, especially as the cd is still readable (what is the lifespan of those things?).  a good day at ucla.


kahil el zabar ritual trio w/ pharoah sanders
ucla reggae/jazz festival (day 1)
westwood, ca
26 may 2002

kahil el zabar-drums,percussion,vocals
ari brown-piano,tenor saxophone
malachi favors-bass
pharoah sanders-tenor saxophone

1.intro 00:53
2.when i think of you (a.brown) 21:06
3.africanos-latinos (zabar) 12:54
4.ka-real (j.bowie) 17:41

tt 52:33

source: csb > sony d8 > dat > tascam cd/rw5000 > master cd > eac (secure) > shn
> tlh > flac (new md5 and ffp checksum files)

location:15 feet from left stack. some audience noise
taper: s.gutierrez

dat/shn/photo by s.g.
antoniopaints@hotmail.com

nov-2019: converted from shn to flac. new ffp and md5 files,
and this new info file.


jimmy smith quartet
ucla reggae/jazz festival (day 1)
westwood, ca
26 may 2002

1. root down 07:33
2. the sermon 07:52
3. side mouthin’ 09:42
4. guitar solo 02:44
5. back at the chicken shack 06:45
6. ? 11:46

tt 46:23

source: coresound > sony d8 > dat > za-2 > soundforge > master cd > eac (secure) > shn
> tlh > flac (new md5 and ffp checksum files)

location:15 feet from left stack. some audience noise
taper: s.gutierrez

dat/shn/photos
by sneakytaper
antoniopaints@hotmail.com

nov-2019: converted from shn to flac. new ffp and md5 files,
and this new info file.


sample: t03 africanos-latinos.mp3 and jimmy smith 4tet 2002-05-26 ucla t01.mp3
download: JSmith_and_KEZwPharoah_2002-05-26_UCLAJazzReggae.zip


Oct 272019
 

as yahoo is dropping its groups, i’ve been looking at a lot of shows that i’ve had for a very long time, while i can still research their provenance a little bit.  like this one here, that i downloaded from dime in november 2005.  i’ve always been a big fan of yusef lateef, and this show would have been from about when (or a bit earlier?) i started listening to his albums.   as you’ll see from the full info file, there was also an additional track from 1966, which i’ve not included.  btw, if a musician’s name is not a link, it’s because i could not find a website or other page of theirs (e.g. on social media).


yusef lateef
stockholm, sweden
oct 1978 (exact date unknown)

yusef lateef – sax(es), flute and vocals
khalid moss – keyboards
steve neil – bass
greg bandy – drums

01. nubian lady (kenneth barron) 13:05
02. don’t know my real name 8:19
03. all is one (steve neil) 7:53
04. dancing in the sun (khalid moss) 6:08
05. unknown 6:27
06. love chant 14:22

tt 56:17

radio sound is excellent


sample: t01 nubian lady.mp3
download: YusufLateef_1978-10-xx_StockholmSweden.zip


Oct 232019
 

this must be one of the spring quartet’s very first concerts, since (thanks, internet!) they started in january 2014.  what can you say about a supergroup?

it’s another off-the-air recording from wwoz-fm in new orleans.  there are a lot in circulation, and they’re always good.  great station.

enjoy.


spring quartet
civic theatre
new orleans, la.
6 feb 2014

jack dejohnette, drums
joe lovano, sax
esperanza spalding, bass, alto sax, vocals
leo genovese, piano

01 radio intro 0:26
02 spring day 7:06
03 herbie’s hand’s cocked 9:38
04 jack dejohnette talks 0:55
05 your stoppage’s shrugged (?) 7:58
06 les petite opportunes 12:43
07 band intro 0:38
08 priestess of the mist 12:08
09 shaking the shark 4:17
10 ethiopian blues 11:35
11 mystic 10:45
12 folk art 9:19
13 stage outro 1:07

tt 88:41

source: wwoz-fm > radioshark fm-receiver hardware > usb > sony vaio vpcs131fm (running ubuntu linux) > shark v1.0 (linux command line) > sox v.v14.4.0 > flac (level 8 compression) > scp copy 1 large flac file > macbook pro (2.5 ghz intel core 2 duo) > sox v14.4.1 > decompressed from flac to aiff > bias peak pro 6.2.0.21692 (trimmed; normalized by 6.1 db; split into songs) > x audio compression toolkit 2.23 (sector boundaries repaired; level 8 compression) > flac

note: there was a 0.15-second dropout at 34 seconds into track 6. it was closed up.


samples: t02 spring day.mp3 and t10 ethiopian blues.mp3
download: SpringQuartet_2014-02-06_NewOrleansLA.zip


Oct 182019
 

this was uploaded to dime by ‘simmdale’ over a year ago, but i just ran across it and downloaded it on a whim — jazz fusion isn’t really my thing.  still, i enjoyed it immensely (and am actually listening to it again now).  so, thanks simmdale.  and here you go:  a little change of pace is good for us all.


akira jimbo
tokyo jazz festival 2009
international forum hall a
tokyo, japan
september 5, 2009

akira jimbo – drums, triggered synths and loops, vocals
abraham laboriel – electric bass, vocals
otmaru ruiz – piano, keyboards, vocals
lee ritenour – assorted guitars

01. wicked
02. jimbomba > greetings and band intros by akira
03. tokyo dreamin’
04. four colours
05. snaked
06. emerald coast
07. mid-manhattan

this show was onaired by fm.


sample: t02 jimbomba.mp3
download: AkiraJimbo_2009-09-05_TokyoJazzFestival.zip


Oct 122019
 

well, to accompany the last show, i was going to post a fun selection of songs from the ‘great american songbook’, from a show by david torkanowsky at the new orleans jazzfest in 2017, but it seems to have been released.  fortunately, i had this superb recording from avi avital & omer avital waiting in the wings for next weekend.  but my goodness… listening to it now, the crowd going wild at the end of the 3rd piece… they were on fire!  an album avital meets avital was released in 2017, but as avi avital’s comments at the end of track 3, this was really the first time they had played together:

there is a reason they call this series in the bremen festival the surprise concert.  it’s really a surprise, not only for you but also for us.  at the beginning of this week, we had no idea how this evening was going to sound like, because we just knew we wanted to do something together and everyone brings from his world something to the table and kind of mix it and do a new project.  so we didn’t know really what it’s going to be like. and i think it’s a great surprise for us. even after a week of rehearsals, it’s i think the first time we kind of zoom out and ok, performing in the context of a concert which is very nice, a very nice result actually, just to feel this music with you guys on stage.


avi avital & omer avital
bremen, germany
blg-forum
musikfest bremen, germany
13 sept 2012

lineup
avi avital – mandolin
omer avital – bass and oud
omer klein – piano
itamar doari – percussions

01 zamzama (omer avital)
02 lonely girl (omer avital)
03 ana maghrebi (omer avital)
04 shedemati (jedidja admon)
05 españa (omer avital)
06 11/8 (avi avital)
07 hiljazain (omer avital)
08 ballada for eli (omer avital)
09 maroc (omer avital)

min 89:01

fm (analog cable) – audacity – xact

nordwestradio
globale dorfmusik live
2012-12-23

support the artists by buying their records.


sample: t02 lonely girl.mp3 and t04 shedemati.mp3
download: Avi Avital and Omer Avital - Bremen 2012-09-13.zip


Oct 082019
 

this is from one of my favorite venues, the nch right here in dublin.  there don’t seem to be as many of these broadcasts as there once were, which is really too bad, but the programming at the nch is still very good.  anyway, it was around time for some more singing around here, and this and the next one might fit the bill.


matthew ford & rté national concert orchestra
celebrating the words and music of mr frank sinatra
national concert hall
dublin, ireland
friday 23 april 2010.

conductor and arranger john wilson,
big band singer matthew ford
and the rté concert orchestra

01 face the music and dance
02 it all depends on you
03 nice and easy
04 you make me feel so young
05 music break
06 come fly with me
07 from this moment on
08 luck be a lady
09 when your love has gone
10 ive got you under my skin
11 my kind of town (chicago)
12 new york (new york)
13 so i face the final curtain

received direct from air on f.m. using an analog receiver.
transfer infomation direct to hard drive via fly lead ,ear out panasonic unit to mic in (mono input) to audigy
souncard as wavs at 44 khz.traders little helper flac front end compression * to internet.

present an evening of hits made famous by ol’ blue eyes himself.
all songs are performed in the original orchestrations created for sinatra,
by such master arrangers as nelson riddle, billy may and don costa.
songs on the night include let’s face the music, come fly with me, i’ve got you under my skin,
my kind of town and more.


sample: t01 face the music (and dance).mp3
download: Matthew Ford 2010-04-23 (Celebrating Sinatra) NCH, Dublin Ireland.zip


Oct 072019
 

mirabassi – what else do you need to know?  this recording at the jazzfestival leibnitz 2018 has only one composition from each of the musicians in the trio, which is a nice balance.  like the last concert, it’s a recording (by unclewolfi, thanks) from austrian radio.  enjoy.


gabriele mirabassi | nando di modugno | pierluigi balducci
jazzfestival
schloss seggau
leibnitz, austria
27 sept 2018

gabriele mirabassi – cl
ferdinando di modugno – g
pierluigi balducci – b

01. chisciotte (gabriele mirabassi) 03:39
02. announcement gabriele mirabassi 01:12
03. choro dançado (maria schneider) 06:43
04. espinha de truta (edu lobo) 04:15
05. announcement gabriele mirabassi 01:44
06. choro bandido (edu lobo) 04:26
07. frevo (egberto gismonti) 06:11
08. announcement gabriele mirabassi 01:27
09. gli amori sospesi (fernando di modugno) 07:49
10. announcement gabriele mirabassi 01:03
11. fryderyk (pierluigi balducci) 05:47
12. announcement gabriele mirabassi 00:39
13. sunflower theme (henry mancini) 06:49
14. festa em olinda (toninho horta) 05:50
15. en la orilla del mundo (martin rojas) 05:15

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/256 kbps) [radio station – oe1]


sample: t09 gli amori sospesi.mp3
download: Gabriele Mirabassi 2018-09-27 Schloss Seggau, Leibnitz, Austria.zip

covers by unclewolfi


Sep 282019
 

wncu-fm was playing some lovely music by jamie saft when i was in raliegh, nc recently, and the name stuck in my head for various reasons.  back home, i found this show that is also rather nice, of saft with steve swallow & bobby previte in the new standard trio playing some pieces from their eponymous album.  i was a little confused on the name, but before track 3 saft says “we’re the new standard trio”, so there ya go…


the new standard – jamie saft|steve swallow|bobby previte
festival glatt & verkehrt
winzer krems
krems, austria
26.07.2015

jamie saft – p, b3
steve swallow – b
bobby previte – dr

01. i see no leader 17:25
02. blue shuffle 07:38
03. the new standard 09:22
04. step lively 08:19
05. clearing 04:53

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/256 kbps) [radio station – oe1]


sample: t02 blue shuffle.mp3
download: TheNewStandard_2015-07-26_WinzerKrems_KremsAustria.zip

covers by unclewolfi


 Posted by at 09:38
Sep 272019
 

this has one of my favorite songs, willow weep for me, which i’ve generally only heard performed by jazz singers.  i’m not sure jones plays on it, though; sounds more like a flute, which leo wright did play (and i’ve added an “f” after his name, below].  but let’s not hold that against carmell jones!  there’s a bit of static in a few spots, but otherwise a good recording.


carmell jones
stockholm, sweden
1972

carmell jones -tp
leo wright -as, f
staffan abeleen -p
björn alke -b
leroy lowe -d

1.-straight no chaser
2.-willow weep for me – i can’t get started
3.-the man i love
4.-milestones
5.-groovin’ high

radio broadcast


sample: t2 willow weep for me – i can’t get started.mp3
download: CarmellJones_1972-xx-xx_StockholmSweden.zip


Sep 202019
 

this is another of the shows that i’d picked before my trip, but i had to re-upload it as getting ready to post it here, there were just too many changes to the info file (‘mikeos’ shared it on dime the day after the 11:30pm broadcast, ta!).  a lot of great jazz has come out of the uk, both musicians and performances.  sorry to see them leaving the eu.  anyway, a tight performance at maida vale back before any of that nonsense had started.  spillett’s website quotes the guardian, front & center: “straight-ahead, high energy jazz is his line and he does it with aplomb”.  ’nuff said.


simon spillett quartet,
bbc maida vale studios
london, uk
11 may 2011 (broadcast 22 may 2011)

simon spillett, tenor
john critchinson, piano
alec dankworth, bass
clark tracey, drums

1. no i woodyn’t (tubby hayes)
2. announcement
3. bass house (jimmy deuchar)
4. interview by claire martin
5. all this, and heaven too (van heusen)
6. by myself
7. i never know when to say when (leroy anderson)
8. interview
9. nobody else but me (jerome kern)

dab @192kbps > wave > flac
bbc broadcast “jazz lineup” programme

updated info file sept-2019: corrected bbc programme, per comments on tracker. corrected title of track 1,
added recording location & actual recording date of 11-may-2011, per link in aforementioned comments
( https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011cjl1 ).


sample: t06 by myself.mp3
download: SimonSpillett_2011-05-11_BBC_JazzLineup.zip