Apr 122018

unlike ‘bpthree’, our otherwise unknown taper, i went to d.c. space a lot.  in retrospect, it wasn’t perhaps the “best” venue, but boy did it have great shows… which is really what it’s all about.


sam rivers & dave holland
d.c. space
washington, dc
24 june 1978 (two shows)

sam rivers – sax, flute & piano
dave holland – stand-up bass

disc one (time: 58:09m)(first show; 9pm):
01. improvisation # 1 (tape flip)
02. improvisation # 1 (part two)

disc two (time: 61:45m)(second show; 11pm):
01. improvisation # 2 (tape flip)
02. improvisation # 2 (part two)
03. audience

tt 119:54 minutes

taper: bpthree
taping gear: sony tc-1100t with sony ecm-16 condenser microphone
lineage: maxell ud master cassettes> teac a-550rx cassette playback> tascam cdrw-700> trade cd-r> (wav) eac (secure mode)> (flac) trader’s little helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
quality: vg+ (please read my notes)

taper’s comments
this was the only time i went to “d.c. space”, which was essentially a row home.
they had a restaurant or bar downstairs, and the upstairs was used for the
performances. none of the instruments were mic’d, so it was like you were sitting
in your living room, and the guys came in to play for you. they did have a p.a. for
announcements, and that was it. while the sound was good, you also unfortunately
pick up other noises that would have been drowned out if the instruments had been
amplified. this includes my camera shutter, and some odd noise, especially on the
second show, that sounds like a minor loose connection, or something rubbing against the
mic. it’s not horrible by any means, but it is noticeable. i seem to remember there was
little or no seating, and my friend paul and i sat on the floor in front of sam & dave
(no relation to the great soul band!).

this was the last time i saw sam rivers, but i’m glad to hear he’s still going strong today.
like my posting of sam’s show at “the cellar door” from 1977 (torrent # 281440), this
one is “free form”, “avant garde”, or whatever you want to call it. i assume these
performances were just improvisations made up on the spot. dave holland also played
his bass with a bow, so if you hear sections that sound like a cello, that’s why. enjoy!


sample: t02.mp3
download: Sam Rivers_DaveHolland_1978-06-24_dc_space_WashingtonDC.zip

cover by pete, using a modified photo (photo page is here) from the d.c. space photo gallery website.  used without permission.

Apr 052018

someone uploaded a charles lloyd show to dime the other day, which i listened to.  and then to another that i had.  and a couple more.  binge listening… it’s a thing.  this was uploaded to dime by maurizio in december 2011.  enjoy.

charles lloyd quartet
juan-les-pins jazz festival
antibes, france
23 july 1966
(flambay pitch fixed / 1966 fm broadcasts)

charles lloyd (ts, fl)
keith jarrett (p)
cecil mcbee(b)
jack dejohnette (d)

1 intro 00:47
2 autumn sequence 09:46
– prelude
– leaves
– echo
3 forest flowers 18:40
4 love ship 05:49
5 manhattan tripper 07:58
6 island blues 05:19

tt 44:23

source: flac files directly from web > audacity (3-4 small noises in
forest flower and love ship) > tlh (sbe -flac 8) > dime
thanks to flambay for the pitch correction
quality a+
uploaded by u014945 december 01 2011

this is a simplified info file.

contrast clauses:
this version was uploaded to dime (torrent #384082) by maurizio (u014945) in december 2011.
(a) a version was uploaded to dime (torrent #286855) by michaelmee, which did not have track 5 “manhattan tripper”.
(b) in april 2016, unclewolfi uploaded (torrent #559292) a new digital recording, also without “manhattan tripper”.
that torrent also had 5 tracks from performances 25-26 oct 1966 in cologne germany.

sample:  t05 Manhattan Tripper.mp3
download:  CharlesLloyd4tet_1966-07-23_Juan-les-Pins_France.zip

cover by pete.  have i used this photo before?

Mar 262018

sunday night… time for a singer…   this show was a few months after  “bright and sweet”, virginie teychené’s third album, was recorded in mid-february 2012.  i’ve listened to this from time to time since ‘kingfrippson’ shared it on dime back in april 2012.  a regular when i’m stocking up a usb thumb-drive for a trip.

the question is whether to get her latest album, “a detour into the land of French chanson“.  the earlier ones are more up my alley, but there’s a lot to be said for a good track record and for branching out.


i had a lot of trouble finding stéphane bernard (piano), gérard morin (double bass) and jean-pierre arnaud (drums) on the internet.  but they seem to be on all of virginie teychené’s albums (except j-p arnaud, who was not on the first).

btw, sorry for not updating the setlist — i’ve been meaning to for ages, but amn’t really in the mood for lyrics searches tonight, though these are all quite familiar (and probably on “bright and sweet”… just a guess ;-).

virginie teychené
jazz-up festival, salle des festivals
avoriaz, france,
3 april 2012

virginie teychené/ voice
stéphane bernard / piano
gérard maurin / double bass
jean-pierre arnaud / drums

01-     5:07
02-i got the blues     5:01
03-betty carter cover     4:18
04-i’m gonna to go fishin’    3:10
05-angel face     3:57
06-     4:45
07-     1:31
08-count basie cover     4:23
09-charlie mingus cover     3:32
10-charlie mingus lester young cover     5:08
11-     3:51
12-rat race     3:03
13-ut  3:19
14-virginie short french interview     2:00

tt 53:03

tsfjazz radio broadcast
dvb-s audio > zoom h1 > usb > computer magix audiocleanic > flac8
fade in/out because mc words and advertising

sample: t04 i’m gonna go fishin.mp3
download: VirginieTeychene_2012-04-03_AvoriazFrance.zip

Mar 142018

travelling again.  i brought a long an ssd usb drive that i’d stocked up with a bunch of music at some point in the past.  kind of interesting – what was i listening to, more or less, almost exactly 2 years ago?  there was a while when susanne abbuehl was a regular in the rotation in the car, but a bit earlier if memory serves…  uploaded in dec 2009 by ‘bleyplay’, so maybe a good bit earlier.  whatever, it still works for me, and listening to it again i remember track 5, “mane na”, was a favorite (and i still love it, so two samples today).  anyway, this show is around 6 months after, and with the same line-up as, her first album.

www.susanneabbuehl.com  or at ecm records

susanne abbuehl
espace culturel du parc de drancy, paris, france
april 5, 2002

susanne abbuehl – vocal
wolfert brederode – piano, harmonium, melodica
christof may – clarinet, bass clarinet
samuel rohrer – drums, percussion

1. maggie and millie and molly and may (abbuehl) 6:18
2. yes is a pleasant country (abbuehl) 6:58
3. all i need (abbuehl) 3:49
4. setting my new sales (abbuehl) 5:31
5. mane na (p. atre) 6:09
6. ida lupino (c. bley) 9:40
7. ’round midnight (monk) 4:47
8. let it go (abbuehl) 8:41

total time: 51:53

source: fm>cd-rec.>flac

sample:  t04 setting my new sales.mp3 and  t05 mane na.mp3
download: SusanneAbbuehl_2002-04-05_EspaceCulturelParcDrancy_ParisFR.zip

Mar 102018

here’s another offering from the fine folks at ‘planet fun camp’, who recorded a number of great shows at the sidedoor in old lyme, connecticut.  i search for them periodically on dime, just to make sure i don’t miss any.  this is a super recording (as always) of a show that i think is sure to please.  big thanks to “lisa e.” who was the planet fun camp attendee!


noah preminger quartet
the sidedoor jazz club
old lyme, ct. usa
14 march 2014

noah preminger: sax
matt clohesy : bass
rudy royston: drums
dan tepfer: piano

set i:

01. introduction by chris 01:25
02. try a little tenderness 09:48
03. promises kept 11:09
04. band intros with funny stories 02:10
05. blues for steve wilson 11:22
06. banter 01:52
07. porcelain (red hot chili peppers) 04:20
08. background music 10:10
09. banter 01:43
10. dedicated to you (for his mother in attendance) 07:33
11. crowd 00:49


set ii:

01. ut 09:35
02. banter 01:07
03. the sun will come out tomorrow 08:00
04. banter 01:35
05. ut 09:23
06. banter 02:51
07. my blues for you 07:32
08. banter 01:39
09. ut 12:10
10. crowd 01:15

tt 1:57:30

location: table top in front of stage right
recorded using: teac vr-10 using internal mics set at +6
transfer: sdcard > wav > audacity (tracking & labeling) > flac

sample:  s2 t05 unknown.mp3
download: NoahPreminger_2014-03-14_SidedoorJazzClub_OldLymeCT.zip

covers by pete, using a screenshot of a youtube video of the noah preminger quartet (but different lineup) from 1 nov 2014, also at the sidedoor.

Mar 032018

yes, i’m a bit of sucker for music of kurt weill, of hanns eisler, and of their work with bertolt brecht.  here’s a great show that ‘unclewolfi’ shared on dime just over a year ago.  i don’t have many shows with music by hanns eisler, unfortunately.  this show, and a few tracks on a bbc proms from 1996, and his ‘hollywood elegies’ (see kate westbrook ‘good-bye peter lorre’ on this blog).  and cds of course (i just ordered a cd by karyn levitt, actually).  see the international hanns eisler society or the north american hanns eisler forum for some good cd lists.

joyce hammann

theo bleckmann, uri caine, joyce hammann, chris speed, dj olive
‘brecht reloaded’
augsburg, germany

theo bleckmann – voc
uri caine – p
joyce hammann – v
chris speed – cl
dj olive – turntables, electr

01. nanna’s lied (brecht/weill) 04:31
02. fruehling 1938 (brecht/weill) 06:59
03. bilbao song (brecht/weill) 05:58
04. als ich dich in meinem leib trug (brecht/eisler) 04:19
05. als ich dich gebar (brecht/eisler) 02:40
06. ich hab’ dich ausgetragen (brecht/eisler) 02:07
07. mein sohn, was immer auch aus dir werde (brecht/eisler) 02:31
08. liebeslied (brecht/weill) 04:46
09. du kleiner kasten, den ich fluechtend trug (brecht/eisler) 05:42
10. alama song (brecht/weill) 08:28
11. surabaya johnny (brecht/weill) 05:11
12. denn wie man sich bettet (brecht/weill) 04:25
13. hollywood elegie nr. 7 (brecht/eisler) 02:28
14. es regnet (brecht/weill) 04:10
15. kanonen song (brecht/weill) 06:44

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

download: TheoBleckmann_UriCaine_2016-09-11_BrechtReloaded_AugsbergGermany.zip

covers by pete, using a 1957 10 pf. east german stamp, image downloaded from the internet.  covers by ‘unclewolfi’, from the dime seed, are also included.

Feb 222018

as promised on my posting a few minutes ago, here’s the stars of modern jazz show.  it’s out there on any number of bootlegs, but mostly v.o.a. sourced.  if you’ve not heard it, it’ll knock your socks off.

stars of modern jazz concert –
recorded @ carnegie hall, new york city, ny (usa), december 25, 1949 –
“symphony sid” torin (emcee)

bud powell (piano), curley russell (bass), max roach (drums)
01: all god’s chillun got rhythm – 3:37

miles davis (trumpet), benny green (trombone), sonny stitt (alto saxophone), serge chaloff (baritone saxophone) + bud powell trio as above
02: move – 6:11
03: hot house – 7:55
04: ornithology (not complete) – 3:37

kai winding (trombone), stan getz (tenor saxophone), al haig (piano), tommy potter (bass), roy haynes (drums)
05: always – 3:48
06: sweet miss – 4:17
07: long island sound (no trombone) – 2:13

sarah vaughn (vocals) acc. by jimmy jones (piano)
08: once in a while – 3:47
09: mean to me – 2:28

lee konitz (alto saxophone), warne marsh (tenor saxophone), lennie tristano (piano), billy bauer (guitar), joe shulman (bass), jeff morton (drums)
10: you go to my head – 4:34
11: sax of a kind – 5:13

red rodney (trumpet), charlie parker (alto saxophone), al haig (piano), tommy potter (bass), roy haynes (drums)
12: ornithology – 5:27
13: cheryl – 5:02
14: koko – 5:11
15: bird of paradise – 6:09
16: now’s the time – 5:18

lineage: jass j-cd-16 (bootleg, mostly voice of america sourced) –> hard disc –> trader’s little helper (flac 8)

good –> very good sound quality considering the age of the recordings

sample:  t13 cheryl.mp3
download: StarsOfModernJazz_1949-12-25_NYC.zip

Feb 222018

here’s a show that i was enjoying this evening in between phone calls.  ‘survivor69’ shared it on dime in june 2014 and described it well:  quite classic jazz.  and very cheery, i thought, a real pick me up.  survivor69 called the show parker’s mood, since these long tracks are mostly from the album “woman’s land” , and somehow are intended in bird’s mood…, and di battista had an album “parker’s mood”.  i suppose that all hangs together.  speaking of charlie parker, i was also listening to stars of modern jazz, a phenomenal bootleg with several tracks by charlie parker.  look for that up next.  synchronicity.

but this has been mouldering away on my hard drives, probably unheard since i first downloaded it and gave it a listen.   i listen to virtually everything that i download, except the videos — for some reason, those are often overlooked.  so a lot of stuff never gets a second look.  unless, as today, i pick a random show.  today was “s” day; and so stefano di battista.  mind you, some still doesn’t get a 2nd listen past the first song.  but other shows make it into the car… or even up here.

daniele sorrentino

stefano di battista quartet: “parker’s mood”
festival del sassofono
auditorium parco della musica di roma
rome, italy
15 may 2013

stefano di battista, saxophone
andrea rea, pianoforte
daniele sorrentino, bass
roberto pistolesi, drums

(00-radio introduction by pino saulo)
1- molly bloom [di battista]
2- rita [di battista]
3- band’s intro
4- sax intro
5- the jody grind [horace silver]
6- thanks
7- coco chanel [di battista]
8-radio outro

running time : 61’52” (without radio intro/outro)
with radio intros it would be 65’14”

lineage (fm > hard disc > web):
itt hifi4060 tuner > audacity 2.0 via asus a7s333 c-media cmi8738/c3dx soundcard > .aup > 44100hz/16bit flac’s (level 8) > webtorrenting
fm radio broadcast by “il cartellone – radio tre suite jazz”, radio 3 rai [third channell of italian national radio], on monday 23 june 2014, 21:41 hours [cet].
firstly upped by survivor69 on dimeadozen.org, 24-june-2014 (dimeupload #1179)

survivor69’s comments:
these long tracks are mostly from the album “woman’s land”, and somehow are intended in bird’s mood… quite classic jazz, i would say… also included in the folder as track 00 a radio introduction in italian with bio notes and commentaries – this intro runs for 2’39”, you can skip downloading it if you don’t understand italian.

sample: t7 coco chanel.mp3
download: StefanoDiBattista20130515roma.zip

Feb 102018

it’s the day for vienna, i guess.  had some trouble finding something that i felt like listening to (i’d been listening to a tom waits show and was thinking of posting it here, but it seems to be both on 100 greatest bootlegs and also on past daily.  sometimes, one little thing…).  but seriously, after listening to tom waits, what did i expect?  doh!

aaaaannyway, this finally caught my eye:  a lovely little two-fer from erich kleinschuster in the orf studios, from late 1969 & early 1970.  ‘rillenheini’ seeded them (separately) on dime in mid-2015, but they go together nicely (and are a bit short, individually).  and the vienna day?  salena jones in vienna & graz from 1973 popped up next somehow.

erich kleinschuster quintet
orf studios
wien (austria)
october 10, 1969

erich kleinschuster (tb), hans salomon (ts), fritz pauer (p,elp), jimmy woode (b), erich bachträgl (dr)

01. unknown tune (p,b,dr only) – 5:03
02. unknown tune – 4:15
03. unknown tune – 4:13
04. unknown tune – 6:42
05. unknown tune – 5:18

lineage: pre-fm 1st gen r-t-r tape copy (7 1/2 i.p.s.) > zoom h2 (44.1 khz/16 bit) > sd card > hdd > audacity (flac)

sound quality: a – (tape hiss)

original seeder’s comment:  “found this tape in my vaults with the insufficient information “erich kleinschuster 10.10.1969 orf” … the recording probably was never broadcast.”

erich kleinschuster sextet
orf studios
wien (austria)
april 10, 1970

art farmer (tp,flh), erich kleinschuster (tb), hans salomon (ss,ts,bcl), bosko petrovic (vib), fritz pauer (p,elp), peter marshall (b), erich bachträgl (dr)

01. raindrops in sunshine – 4:23
02. green mood – 6:02
03. with pain i was born – 6:37
04. offertorium – 3:59
05. balkan express – 3: 56
06. late spring – 2:45

lineage: pre-fm tape > 1st gen copy > cd > hdd > tlh (flac 8)

sound quality: a

sample (1969):  t03 unknown.mp3
sample (1970): t05 balkan express.mp3

download: ErichKleinschuster_19691970_ORFStudios_ViennaAustria.zip

covers by pete.  cover photo of drawing on the front of a house.

Feb 032018

this is one of my favorite lounge recordings, with that bit of background noise giving atmosphere but not taking too much away from the music.  only problem (if it is that) is that you need to turn this up a bit.  a nice collection of classics, including one of my favorites ‘willow weep for me’

about all i could find out online about margaret parsons is that (news flash!) she’s a jazz singer apparently based in the charlottesville area.

margaret parsons jazz group
saxx jazz and blues lounge
charlottesville, va
7 sept 2007

cd 1 (set i):

1. the best is yet to come 6:06
2. bewitched, bothered and bewildered 6:22
3. black coffee 7:18
4. let’s fall in love 4:26
5. you’d be so nice to come home to 5:09
6. come rain or come shine 5:26
7. it’s love 4:55
8. willow weep for me 5:45
9. all or nothing at all 4:47
10. i love paris 5:42
11. i didn’t know about you 6:01
12. you do something to me 3:59

cd 2 (set ii):

1. comes love 6:30
2. something cool 5:35
3. what a little moonlight can do 3:16
4. stormy weather 4:28
5. no moon at all 5:11
6. honeysuckle rose 7:45
7. the nearness of you 6:25
8. peel me a grape 5:49

cd1 time 1:05:54
cd2 time 44:47
tt 1:50:52

src: akg c480bs (hypercardioids) > tascam hd-p2 (24 bit/48 khz) > wav > dithered using l3 plugin, rendered to 16 bit and downsampled to 44.1 khz in wavelab 5.0 > flac

recorded all the way in the back of the club so as to be unobtrusive. definite club ambiance, including some conversation, clinking of glasses and cutlery, etc., but for the most part this was a good listening audience, allowing for a decent and enjoyable recording. recorded and seeded by bill tetzeli

sample: d1t08 willow weep for me.mp3
download: MargaretParsonsJazzGroup_2007-09-07_CharlottesvilleVA.zip

covers by pete.  a sort of ecm-style cover, so that the photo would crop the way that i wanted…  might reuse this layout as a fall-back template.