Oct 132018
 

marilyn mazur is one of those names that has seemed to float at the edge of my awareness – recognize the name, know i’ve heard some, but beyond that not much.  so at some point recently, i downloaded several of her shows from dime to try and rectify that situation, including this one (which was up on dime around 18 months ago).  a lot more percussion than what i normally listen to, which is very refreshing.   but not music for my car or for working… more for sitting and listening to.


marilyn mazur’s percussion paradise
“all the birds” – tour
feat. eivind aarset + palle mikkelborg
12. jazzpar 2001
værket
randers, denmark
19 apr 2001

marilyn mazur – perc, drums, voice
lisbeth diers – perc, voice
benita haastrup – perc, voice
birgit løkke-larsen – perc, voice
josefine cronholm – voc
aina kemanis – voc
klavs hovman – bass
anders jormin – ac.bass
audun kleive – drums
elvira plenar – keys
fredrik lundin – electronics, flute, sax
hans ulrik – bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, sax
+
eivind aarset – guitar, electronics
palle mikkelborg – trumpet

01. intro > spin power 5:42
02. bird dance in red 9:04
03. vintersolens sang (song of the winter sun) 8:22
04. stafet (relay) 7:34
05. unknown 4:23
06. unknown 2:52

total time 37:59 min.

source:
fm recording
aired by danish radio on 2001-04-23
retracked and named by fbauer in 05/2017


sample: t04 stafet.mp3
download: MarilynMazur_2001-04-19_CopenhagenDenmark.zip

covers included with original seed.


Oct 072018
 

well, this has been something of a run, between posts here and to dime.  but i think it ends with this charming show by twana rhodes (who i’d not heard of before).  this was combined with a show by dianne reeves in a video, but i quite preferred this show.  so i’ve split it out into a separate video file and (very unusually) am uploading the video here, with an added bonus (here only) of demuxed, tracked, audio (in the original ac3 format).  learned a bit more about using ffmpeg and had some fun.  good thing i quite liked this, having listened to it around 3 times in the process.


twana rhodes & köstritzer jazz quartet
jazz baltica
salzau, germany
mid-1990s, exact date unknown

twana rhodes – vocals
mathias nadolny – sax
hendrik soll – piano
gunnar plümer – bass
thomas alkier – drums

1. glass house  4:26
2. through the night  6:58
3. window pane  3:48
4. i should have known (with band intros)  7:23

tt 22:36

http://www.twana-rhodes.com/
http://www.matthiasnadolny.de
http://www.hendriksoll.de/

original lineage:
all tracks are vhs rip via videoglide to an uncompressed .mov file then edited encoded via final cut pro.

additional lineage:
this was one of two shows shared in a single dvd-format (vob) video: twana rhodes & köstritzer band at
jazz baltica, salzau, germany sometime in the 1990s, and dianne reeves at jazzfestival bern, bern,
switzerland sometime in 1994. the video was converted into an mp4 container, which itself was then split
into the separate concerts.

as above (.vob) > ffmpeg (convert to one mp4 file > ffmpeg (split) > two .mp4 files
ffmpeg command (vob to mp4):
ffmpeg -y -i “concat:vts_01_1.vob|vts_01_2.vob|vts_01_3.vob|vts_01_4.vob” -vcodec copy -acodec copy “dianne reeves 1994 bern & twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4”
ffmpge commands (split mp4)
ffmpeg -y -ss 00:00:00 -t 00:39:03 -i “dianne reeves 1994 bern & twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4” -c copy “dianne reeves 1994.mp4”
ffmpeg -y -ss 00:39:03 -i “dianne reeves 1994 bern & twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4” -c copy “twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4”

see file “video conversion – compare files.pdf” for comparison of video details (per mediainfo 18.08.1) end-to-end

original seeder’s comments
this dvd is part of a series of vhs rips from my collection of jazz originally broadcast on european tv satellite
networks from the years 1993 to 1999. i was in the process of disposing of many vhs tapes and thought it was a shame
not to capture these gems as they provided a lot of enjoyment for me in the pre youtube days.

video quality is as expected (or maybe even slightly worse then expected) from a 15-20 year old vhs cassette. some
audio clean up (noise reduction in audacity) was done on some rips there was constant noise throughout. audio ripped
from the encoded stream using mpegclip improved using the noise profile feature in audacity. i believe the results of
the audio editing won’t have many complaints. 🙂


sample: t02 through the night.mp3
download: TwanaRhodes_199x-xx-xx_JazzBaltica.zip

no covers.


Oct 052018
 

it’s been a seriously don pullen – george adams day around here.  i’ve listened to must be 4 or 5 concerts, over 10 hours of music.  been working, been working, but i still got a long way to go.  started the day with the django bates concert that i’d been messing with last weekend, thought i’d finish with one of these shows.  in this one, that was shared by bluenote2005 in sept 2007 (which was a good period on dime for pullen-adams shows, btw), the taper’s self assessment is about right: source aud, sound b.  maybe a little bit better? (though the piano is rather faint) and like so many pullen-adams shows, the energy just bleeds right through in any case.


don pullen and george adams quartet
bologna, italy
23 october 1985

george adams- tenor,
don pullen- piano
cameron brown- bass
danny richmond- drums

disc 1 (64:04):

01. city gates (adams) 18:44
02. song from the old country (pullen) 13:53
03. sing me a song everlasting (pullen) 16:08
04. well, i guess we’ll never know (pullen) 15:18

disc 2 (64:22):

01. we’ve been here all the time (pullen) 13:04
02. message urgent (adams) 18:01
03. how deep is the ocean? (berlin) 22:27
04. big alice (pullen) 9:59

total time 128:26

source: audience
sound: b


sample: d1 t01 (incomplete).mp3
download: Pullen-Adams_1985-10-23_BolognaItaly.zip

covers were in the seed i downloaded; don’t know if it was by bluenote2005 or the original seeder.


Oct 052018
 

fantastic schedule coming up all this month at arthur’s blues & jazz, in the heart of the liberties here in dublin.  i’ve a lot going on too, but just have to make more time than normal for the trek down to thomas street.  (i generally walk in, around 40 minutes, so when i say “trek”… ).  if  you’re in town, you should check it out, along with (on sunday nights) the fascinating shows that  the dublin jazz co-op organizes at the workman’s club, down on the quays.

 Posted by at 21:35
Oct 052018
 

i was listening to part of this the other day and noticed it was a duplicate — but the “duplicate” turned out to be (almost all of) the rest of the show. so here are the two halves, in flac format with replay-gain. researching this, i discovered (a) someone else did this too (but i don’t have that version) and (b) that version includes an encore. if that more complete version floats across my horizon, i’ll grab it but in the meanwhile…


django bates’ quiet nights
stadtgarten
cologne, germany
11 june 1997

django bates – keyboards, t-horn, voc
josefine cronholm – vocals
iain ballamy – soprano sax, tenor sax
michael mondesir – bass
martin france – drums

source 1 (43:00)
01 wdr3-radio dj michael ruesenberg 0:52
02 speak low (kurt weill) 9:40
03 hi li li hi lo (bronislav kaper) 5:24
04 solitude (duke ellington) 7:29
05 potatoe picker – over the rainbow (django bates – harold arlen) 19:08
06 oe1-radio dj herbert uhlir 0:24

source 2 (36:01)
07 underfelt (django bates) 07:23
08 quiet nights (antonio carlos jobim) 05:28
09 like someone in love (van heusen/burke) 07:01
10 is there anyone up there (django bates) 06:59
11 teach me tonight (de paul/cahn) 03:37
12 horses in the rain (django bates) 05:30
(not included: source 2, track 7: somewhere over the rainbow (arlen/harburg) 09:16)

missing 13 speak low (reprise)

tt 1:19:01

sources
source 1:
dime #372713 (shared in mp2 format by lewojazz, 2011-09-05)
tracks were originally shared in mp2 format (cbr 320 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz), and
have been converted to flac using ffmpeg.
dvb-s > digital satellitereceiver humax pvr8000 > mp2 > ffmpeg v.3.2.2 > flac
mpeg 1.0 layer-2; 48,000 hz stereo; 320 kbps
broadcast: wdr3, jazznacht, 2011-09-04

source 2:
dime #301931 (shared in flac format by unclewolfi, 2010-05-02).
track 107 (9:16) duplicates the 2nd half (8:49) of track 205, and has been omitted.
tracks were originally shared in .flac format and are unchanged (except to omit track 107)
dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium 2300 > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
mpeg1 layer 2/320 kbps

all tracks: as above for 1xx or 2xx > foobar200 (add replaygain as a single album)

comments
the encore, a reprise of speak low, is missing.

a complete version of this show has been seeded on dime, including the encore. see details of torrent
475596 by ‘fbauer’, below [in the info file, that is! — pete], which is a similar joining of two incomplete broadcasts. i’ve put the two
parts that i have in the same order, which makes sense (but which i don’t actually know is the right order).
within each source, the tracks are in the order originally broadcast.

the cd front-cover from unclewolfi’s seed (source 2)has been included (file “django bates quiet nights – cologne 97 f.jpg”)
for source 1, lewojazz noted that
these are the parts 19 to 22 of the wdr/oe1-jazznight 2011-09-04
http://www.wdr3.de/fileadmin/user_upload/sendungen/jazz/2011/laufplaene/09_september/lp-wdr-3-jazznacht-110904_1.pdf
the related pdfs shared by lewojazz are included (file “wdr3.pdf” and “lp-wdr-3-jazznacht-110904_1.pdf”)


sample: t2 – Speak Low.mp3
download:  DjangoBates_1997-06-11_QuietNights_Cologne.zip

cover from unclewolfi’s seed, see notes above.


Sep 162018
 

this is a bit of a large download, at 1.3 gb, and will take a while, but it’s at 24 bits – 48 khz.  i was going to downsample it, but (obviously) decided not to.  this is a lovely show, but given the equipment that i use, there’s not really a payback in sound quality for the additional file size at 24/48.  and it is good, like the other shows from sunside that i’ve downloaded.  if i make it to paris instead of madrid, sunside is on my to-do list.  for now, it’s a stroll over to clamores jazz or bogui jazz whenever i’m down from dublin (as just this moment); a change of pace from my usual haunts.


ralph alessi quartet
sunside
paris, france
15 october 2014

ralph alessi – trumpet
nasheet waits – drums
drew gress – bass
gary versace – piano

set 1 :
01- low
02- banter
03- dog waking
04- a plenty
05- in flight entertainement
06- ut
07- i hear a rhapsody / ut
(66 minutes)

set 2 :
08- twisty
09- throwing like a girl
10- snape hip waltz
11- banter
12- i go you go
13- ut
14- duo
(60 minutes)

encore –
15- ut
(5 mins)

tt 2:11:13

source : ca-14 / ca-9100 pre-amp / rh-09r / audacity / flac 8 (24 bits – 48 khz)


sample:  set 1 track06.mp3
download: RalphAlesiQuartet_2014-10-15_SunsideParis.zip


Sep 142018
 

here’s one from dublin!  this was recorded over 5 days, two songs at a time, by ‘johnos’, which took some real dedication.  unfortunately, there’s no more live jazz on irish radio since the blue of the night.  maybe the odd piece, coincidentally.  and there’s often a live song or two on arena (though seldom jazz) — that’s a fantastic arts program and fortunately falls right when we happen to be listening to the radio.  swings & roundabouts, i guess.

porticoquartet.com


the portico quartet
the coach house
dublin castle
dublin, ireland
16 feb 2010

jack wyllie sax/electronics
duncan bellamy drums/ glock
milo fitzpatrick double bass
nick mulvey hank (chinese drum set).

01-isla.
02-knee deep in the northsea.
03-the vistor.
04-dawn patrol.
05-line.
06- somthing is going down on zavodovski island.
07-steps in the wrong direction.
08-improv (unknown)
09-improv (unknown)
10-improv (unknown)
11-improv (unknown)
12-news from verona.
13-presenter outro.
broadcast ends.

tt 1:25:19

source
radio broadcast over five days reasmbeled at my end transmited via rte lyric fm ,
ending friday 24 april 2010.

transfer live off air domestic broadcast no digtal stages present over five days from
diffrent locations dublin first 4 days and cork last day friday which had 30 mins of music.
to ferro cass in a panasonic rx-dt 401 port unit transferd to wav via ear out to mic in ,
wav 1.1 split to wavs 1.1 tlh flac leval 8 to internet.

comments
i [i.e. johnos] have attempted to name some of the tracks but i am not familar with the band of
course all info is only my stab .the sound is very good but due to the nature of the
broadcast it varys a bit i have removed the dj intros over the week as it becomes repitive.
on friday i was away from home and reciption was a bit scratchy still enjoyable.i have included
two mp3 samples one with the hiss at the end.


sample:  no sample today
download:  Portico_Quartet_2010-02-16_Coach_House_Dublin_Castle.zip

no covers


Sep 092018
 

this was seeded recently enough on dime by ‘davidraphael’, in video format, which i’ve demuxed. the sound quality is very good. it was seeded as “requiem for john coltrane” (a.k.a. “nighttime daytime requiem”) but on www.komeda.art.pl it’s just “nighttime daytime requiem”.  either way, allaboutjazz.com says that it “was written as a response to the news of the death of saxophonist john coltrane”.  it’s a great tribute to coltrane, and i would be interested to know what was said about him in the short interview in the middle of the performance.


krzysztof komeda quartet with tomasz stanko
polish television “jazz w filharmonii”
1967

krzysztof komeda – piano
rune carlsson – drums
roman dylag – double bass
tomasz stanko – trumpet

1. polish television announcer 2:22
2. nighttime daytime requiem (a.k.a. “requiem for john coltrane”) 28:13
3. closing credits music (details unknown) 1:15

tt 31:50

source:
from a black and white telerecording (kinescope) from 1967, rebroadcast 2006/02/07 and captured from analog tv (pal)
video (vob) > ffmpeg (demux to wav) > cd wave (track) > tlh (encode) > flac
we don’t know the characteristics of the original audio, but the video had a pcm audio track.
quality is excellent, considering the age and method of this recording.

demux information
ffmpeg command:
ffmpeg -i “concat:vts_01_1.vob|vts_01_2.vob|vts_01_3.vob” output.wav
audio in original video: pcm (big/signed) ; cbr 1,536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
audio (demuxed) : pcm (little/signed); cbr 1,536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits


sample:  nighttime daytime requiem sample.mp3 (only a 5-minute sample)
download: KrzysztofKomeda4tet_TomaszStanko_1967_NighttimeDaytimeRequiem_demux.zip

no covers


Aug 312018
 

i’m still only listening to the first half of this, haven’t gotten to the second half with ernest dawkins, but (despite having no memory of this show, much less the 2nd half) am uploading it anyway.  it was shared (and maybe recorded?) by ‘jazzrita’ in early sept 2009, which is a pretty good lineage.


dee alexander – evolution ensemble + special guest: ernest dawkins
ai confini tra sardegna e jazz 2009
piazza del nuraghe
sant’anna arresi, italy
27 august 2009

dee alexander, voc
james sanders, vio
tomeka reid, cello
ernie adams, dr
* special guest: ernest dawkins, as, ts, little-instruments, per

cd1: 58:07
1 announcement speaker 0:41
2 title / announcement da 15:49
3 title / announcement da 11:21
4 title 5:31
5 title / announcement da 7:13
6 title / announcement da 17:39

c2: 45:01
7* title / announcement da 8:46
8* title / announcement da 9:02
9* title / announcement da 12:05
10* title / announcement da 6:49
11* title 8:18

tt 1:43:09

lineage: dpa 4060 > mma6000 > sony pcm-d50 > pc > wavelab > flac

sound rating: aud a


sample: t6 title (192k).mp3
download: DeeAlexander_2009-08-27_SantAnnaArresi_Italy.zip

covers by pete


Aug 262018
 

here’s a very cheery show from almost a decade ago.  this performance was just after the release of “haven’t we met”, presumably part of the tour to promote that album.  this was shared on dime in mid-2011 by ‘plaz_restore’.

there is one little glitch, a 9-second clip from a comedy skit in the middle of track 8, that sounds to me as if it’s from the original broadcast.  i think you’ll enjoy this anyway!


emilie-claire barlow quartet
hammerson hall
rbc theatre, the living arts centre
mississauga, ontario, canada
april 17, 2009

emilie-claire barlow – vocals
ross macintyre – bass
mike murley – saxophones
reg schwager – guitars

01 all i do is dream of you (nacio herb brown, arthur freed) 3:19
02 band introcution 1:50
03 haven’t we met (ruth batchelor, kenny rankin) 3:12
04 i’m glad there is you (jimmy dorsey, paul madeira) 4:50
05 you make me feel so young (mack gordon, josef myrow) 5:09
06 la vem a baiana (dorival caymmi) 4:27
07 almost like being in love (alan jay lerner, frederick loewe) 4:23
08 so many stars (alan bergman, marilyn bergman, sergio mendes) 6:03
09 comin’ home baby (bob dorough, ben tucker) 5:01
10 chez moi (jean feline, paul misraki) 2:52
11 de conversa em conversa (lucio alves, haroldo barbosa) 5:03
12 is you is or is you ain’t ma baby (billy austin, louis jordan) 5:21
13 band introduction 0:56
14 what a little moonlight can do (harry woods) 5:16
runtime: 57:47

broadcast: ‘canada live’ on cbc radio two
digital radio broadcast: mpeg ii, layer 1 (320 kb/s, 48 khz, stereo)
recorded, edited and mastered at 48 khz
downsampled to 44.1 khz and tracked for cd audio

cbc production credits:
cathy irving – producer
ron skinner – recording engineer
frank finistauri – mobile engineer

in 2008, emilie-claire barlow took home the award for “female vocalist of the year” at the (canadian) national jazz awards, and this year [i.e. 2011?] she was again nominated in that category. emilie-claire’s performances have been featured in movies and in television series. as a busy studio singer and voice actor, she has been heard on numerous commercials and you can hear emilie-claire in several animated television series. she has released several successful cds and in march 2009 she released her latest studio album, “haven’t we met”.

cbc radio two’s ‘canada live’ was at the rbc theatre in mississauga’s living arts theatre to capture emilie-claire’s performance along with reg schwager on guitar, mike murley on saxophone and ross macintyre on bass.


sample: Emilie-Claire Barlow 2008-04-17 Mississauga t07 almost like being in love
download: EmilieClaireBarlow_2008-04-17_Mississauga.zip