Jul 072019
 

i was watching the 1955 version of guys & dolls, with frank sinatra and marlon brando a week or two ago, and ‘if i were a bell’ has popped up a number of times since, including this fun performance from cleo laine.  and it is fun! which is more than i can say for brando’s singing in the movie (not that he ever sang ‘ding dong ding dong ding’… that would have been a real treat), though he was a good choice in other respects.   they must have been thinking of this movie when they made paint your wagon.


cleo laine, johnny dankworth, and guests
uk tv special 1980

cleo laine – vocals
johnny dankworth – saxophones

guests;
henry mancini – piano
stephane grappelli – violin
sky (uk prog rock band)

01 if i were a bell
02 cavatina
03 wave
04 it can’t be love
05 the days of wine and roses
06 track 06
07 nuages
08 cannonball
09 track 09
10 music

standalone tv sound tuner -> revox b77 -> alesis masterlink (track splits, fades) -> cdr -> eac to flac
no dsp applied


sample: t01 if i were a bell.mp3
download: CleoLaine_1980-xx-xx_UK_TVSpecial_w_Grappelli_Mancini.zip


Jul 012019
 

here’s a nice bit of straight-ahead italian jazz that alphaboogie shared on dime back in november 2011.  just hit lucky on a random dive into the “r” part of the alphabet. [edit] this is actually the 2nd show from rosario gulliani up here – i didn’t realize that when i posted this, but it seems to have worked better for me this time than last!

here’s an updated info file, fixing some names (easier than re-zipping the files).

also, i’ve added a new hosting service.  hope it works out ok for you.


rosario gulliani quartet
sunside
paris,france
28 april 2001

rosario gulliani: sax
pietro lussu: piano
dario rosciglione: bass
marcello di leonardo: drums

set list *
01 mimi  9:37
02 remy  8:38
03 root song  13:57
04 ut  11:45
05 love for my mother  4:49
06 my mans benny  13:34
07 oriental folk song  14:55
08 the awaking of the creature  15:12

tt 1:32:36

* the order of the set list is not the same order of the tunes during the concert.

broadcast source fm jazz club
fm to wav to flac
edit in soundforge pro 10

by ((craf[°=°]tape))


sample: t03 root song.mp3
download RosarioGiuliani_2001-04-28_SunsideParisFrance.zip


Jun 272019
 

here’s the salena jones show that i mentioned back in feb 2018 when i posted an erich kleinschuster show in feb 2018.  i was listening to it again the other day, and again was very taken with it.  it seems a bit of that era too, somehow.


salena jones & orf big band
orf studio
wien (austria)
april 11 & 12, 1973

art farmer, ernst lamprecht, robert demmer, robert politzer (tp,flh), butch kellem, garney hicks, roy deuvall, willi meerwald (tb), hans salomon (as,bcl), hans löw (as,fl), leszek zadlo, peter klinger (ts,fl), felix hanusik (bs,fl), fritz pauer (p,elp), richard österreicher (g), jimmy woode (b), erich bachträgl (dr), salena jones (voc); erich kleinschuster (ld)

01. summertime
02. morning dew
03. on green dolphin street
04. in the still of the night
05. moment of truth
06. time after time
07. on a clear day
08. my way
09. my mood is you

stefaniensaal
graz (austria)
april 13, 1973

10. moment of truth
11. on a clear day
12. time after time
13. summertime
14. in the still of the night
15. the more i see you
16. may way
17. morning dew
18. morning dew (reprise)

lineage: pre-fm tapes > 1st gen copies > cd > hdd > tlh (flac 8)
sound quality: a

tracks 01 – 09 also appeared later on orf arbeitsplatte u-lp 73/17, a vinyl record produced for broadcasting only. it was never commercially available.

sample: t03 on green dolphin street.mp3
download: SalenaJones_1973-04-11-12_Vienna_04-13_GrazAustria.zip


Jun 202019
 

here’s the promised second show by sphere, the last of their shows that i have.  it’s a corker, too, and it’s only a pity that the third set is not included.


sphere
iridium
new york, new york
united states of america

7 september 2002

gary bartz (ss on 7-8, as on 1-6, 9)
kenny barron (p)
buster williams (b)
ben riley (d)

cd one 55:21
01. pumpkin’s delight (charlie rouse) 14:24
02. we see (thelonious monk) 15:23
03. if i should lose you (leo robin, ralph rainger) 17:20
04. tokudo (charles ‘buster’ williams) 8:12

cd two 68:49
05. isfahan (duke ellington, billy strayhorn) 13:39
06. evidence (thelonious monk) 14:21
07. cook’s bay (kenny barron) 15:21
08. twilight song (kenny barron) 13:36
09. the surrey with the fringe on the top (richard rodgers, oscar hammerstein ii) 11:50

total time: 124:10

first and second sets (of three).

aud>?>trade cds>eac>flac>vuze>dimeadozen

discographical information adapted from sphere discography: http://www.jazzdiscography.com/leaders/sphere-ldr.php


sample: t02 we see.mp3
download: Sphere_2002-09-07_NewYork.zip


Jun 202019
 

monksphere has asked a couple of more times for some more sphere, which is always a good idea.  so here’s a show, with another to follow.


sphere
ym-ywha of metropolitan n.j.
west orange, n.j., usa
february 21,1988

kenny barron – piano
charlie rouse – tenor sax
buster williams – bass
ben riley – drums

1-radio intro
2-spiral
3-christina
4-flight path
5-if i should lose you
6-lupe
7-scratch
8-radio outro

fm unknown lineage > reel >
m-audio transit > cool edit >
cd wave editor > flac


sample: t07 scratch.mp3
download: Sphere_1988-02-21_WestOrangeNJ.zip


Jun 162019
 

these guys seem associated with smalls, in nyc; ‘letsgo’ even shared this on dime as ‘smalls live’.  smalls sounds like quite the place, and their practice of streaming the shows (for free!) is extraordinary.  though the 5-hour time difference makes even a 19:30 show at bit late, starting at half past midnight here.  “where you live is a lifestyle choice”, so this is a seriously first-world problem.


spike wilner | peter bernstein | joel frahm
automne club
festival jazz sur son 31
toulouse, france
20 october 2016

spike wilner (piano)
joel frahm (tenor saxophone)
peter bernstein (guitar)
tyler mitchell (double bass)
anthony pinciotti (drums)
guest on n° 14 : jerome barde (french guitarist who opened with his band) [bandcamp]

01 intro
02 iceberg slim
03 talk
04 hopscotch
05 talk
06 trick baby
07 talk
08 warm valley
09 talk and band intro
10 you
11 talk
12 upsaka
13 talk
14 blues for the common man
15 audience and talk
16 a stich in time

tt 1:59:06

recorded from 5th row, facing left pa with :
2 x dpa 4099 supercard mics – dad6001 – zoom h5 (48/24), phantom on.
downsampled 44/16 wav to pc, audacity (applauses declicks, volume adjustments, just a bit of eq, tracks), flac 8 (tlh).

this band is a fantastic jazz machine, with incredible musical level of each member.
they played 2 hours, showing us how to do, what a treat being there !

france musique recorded them for a sheduled jazz club, but this radio show is only 1 hour now.


sample: t04 hopscotch.mp3
download: SpikeWilner_PeterBernstein_Joel_Frahm_2016-10-20_ToulouseFrance.zip


Jun 062019
 

here’s another of the shows that i tossed onto the cloud to join the last show, before coming down to madrid.  kind of randomly selected, but this one was a lucky choice.  gilad atzmon plays sax/clarinet, always nice; and i’m a bit of a sucker for accordion & violin – and with piano and a bit of vocals?  getting to be a sizable group, and the changing combinations make this very lively.

this is one of the famous swissbird recordings — a “swissbird, simplexsimplicissimus & supermax release”.  these were shared on dime or before that easytree, and are soundboard recordings.

fun facts to collect and trade with your friends:  start with some background on simplex simplicissimus.  next, you will no doubt want to go to project gutenberg (i know it’s on my e-reader).  then you can browse this  listing of (most if not all) the swissbird recordings.  the recordings span around 30 years, interestingly enough.  collect ’em all!  and i do believe a fair few of us are trying to.


gilad atzmon & orient house ensemble
estival jazz
piazzale alla valle
mendrisio, switzerland
2 july 2005

gilad atzman – alto & soprano saxophone, clarinet
frank harrison – piano, melodica
romano viazzini – accordion
dumitro o. fratila – violin
yaron stavi – bass
asaf sirkis – drums, bandir
gulliermo ariel rozenthuler – vocals

01. joven, hermosa y triste [6:57]
02. liberating the american people (atzmon) [19:54]
03. re-arranging the 20th century (atzmon) [5:25] (dedicated to bbs [bush, blair & sharon])
04. mack the knife (weill-brecht) [2:16]
05. musik (medley i) [4:25]
06. musik (medley ii) [6:17]
07. lili marleen (leip-schultze) [3:34]
08. musik (medley iii) [7:22]
09. musik (medley iv) [8:39]
10. band intros and exit music [2:39]

tt 1:07:33

soundboard > dat > wave > flac frontend
(align on sector boundaries level 8)

a swissbird, simplexsimplicissimus & supermax release


sample: t03 re-arranging the 20th century.mp3 and t08 musik (medley iii).mp3
download: GiladAtzmon_OHE_2005-07-02_EstivalJazz_MendrisioSwitzerland.zip


Jun 042019
 

here’s something i was listening to last week, and threw it up to the cloud quick, so i’d remember — and find — it again.  no idea what i was going to say last week, but that’s how it goes, eh?  still, i’m glad i did that; a lovely show, géraldine laurent and pierre de bethmann work together very well.  i’m becoming very fond of sax-piano based groups, and this only reinforces the trend (though add a trumpet, now & again, and we’d really be talking…)

it’s interesting, though:  there are a few people on dime who listen to (and record) a lot of radio, and live in places where there is a lot of jazz radio – including concerts – to listen to (unlike dublin).  their efforts are greatly appreciated.  and online jazz radio is problematic.  for example, when i lived in washington dc and listened to the spectacular wpfw-fm.  great jazz, but it takes a lot of plays before i can associate a name with music that i really like.  ok, that was a long time ago, but even now it’s enough to make you weep, trying to piece it together.  now my listening is very shaped by what’s on dime… including what the aforementioned folks share.  which includes a lot of younger musicians & also greatly appreciated.

so: between the above & interruptions, the 2nd listen is about done.  very nice.  very nice indeed.

unrelated to the above:  i heard the rté concert orchestra at the nch in dublin, performing miles davis’ ‘kind of blue’ orchestrate.  phenomenal show.  and yet… orchestrated jazz always makes me think of the early 60s and of peter sellers.  i’d see it again in a heartbeat, but i’m still a bit of two minds about it.


géraldine laurent quartet
festival de radio france et montpellier languedoc roussillon
amphithéâtre d’o, montpellier, france
16 july 2012

géraldine laurent (alto sax)
pierre de bethmann (piano)
yoni zelnik (double bass)
franck agulhon (drums)

01 black and tan fantasy (duke ellington) 12:18
02 intro 1:13
03 did you remenber you (géraldine laurent) 9:49 >
04 brillant corners (thelonious monk) 11:25
05 mau mau (art farmer) 16:50
06 ask me now (thelonious monk) 8:47 >
07 cordova is dancing (géraldine laurent) 8:09
08 her bets (géraldine laurent) 6:09
09 minority (gigi gryce) 5:42
10 smash (géraldine laurent) 2:27

tt 82:49

fm > edirol r-09 (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcast : jazz été, france musique, 29 july 2012
cosmikd


sample: t03 did you remenber you.mp3
download: GeraldineLaurent_2012-07-16_MontpellierFrance.zip

well, i ran off a bit at the keyboard, or what?  then again, the blog’s tag line does say ‘occasional musings’


May 242019
 

hot on the heels of susan weinert, here’s susanne alt at the ever-popular bimhuis.  not surprisingly, after this much time, she has more than the 2 albums mentioned in ‘musicfinder’s comments below.  btw, you’ll need to update the setlist in the info file (don’t have the time tonight to fix the .zip).


susanne alt quartet
uitmarkt
bimhuis
amsterdam, netherlands
25 august 2007

susanne alt – alto & soprano saxaphone
thijs cuppen – piano
sven schuster – double bass
jos keterlyn – drums

1. introduction
2. desire
3. quartet member introductions
4. paludianity
5. six tease
6. susanne alt talk
7. more of that
8. applause

tt 33:27

lineage:
front row center>internal mics>edirol r-09>cd wave editor>flac frontend 6>you

susanne alt has released two cd’s (nocturne & desire) both worth having! the web site is http://www.susannealt.com/en/index.php


sample: t4_paludianity.mp3
download: SusanneAlt_2007-08-25_Bimhuis_Amsterdam.zip


May 242019
 

i had a bit of a jazz sue queue today: a couple of shows by susan weinert (of which one is here), a couple from susie ibarra, one show by susanne alt.  rather surprisingly, it all went very well together (not that that’s so important, but it’s nice when it works out).   tip o’ the hat to ‘jazzrita’ whose seeds on dime are always top notch.  enjoy!


susan weinert trio
grüner salon
berlin, germany
20 dec 2008

susan weinert,g,comp
martin weinert,b
dirk leibenguth,dr

1 tomorrows dream 13:12
2 froggy 4:01
3 iceland / announcement mw 11:11
4 red and blue 8:40
5 your eyes / announcement speaker 7:53
6 the blue horizon / announcement mw 7:32

tt 52:29

lineage: rbb > received with satellit > tracked with wavelab > flac > dime
sound rating: a


sample: t05_your_eyes.mp3
download: SusanWeinertTrio_2008-12-20_GruenerSalon_BerlinGermany.zip