Dec 082019
 

i was listening to something else which was very good, but i got tired of it.  looking for something to cheer myself up, i noticed this show, or rather i noticed “albany, ny” and thought to myself ah, that must be one of those fantastic shows from upstate new york that csatennis has shared!  be just the thing!  and indeed it was.  csatennis had shared this in two parts, which i’ve combined into one folder (with combined info, ffp and md5 files also).  from his comments (not to mention the line ups on other recordings he’s shared), there must have been a whole busload of italian-american hard boppers in the general new york area.


charles mcpherson
albany, ny, usa
october 26, 1975

charles mcpherson – alto
frank stagnitta – piano
mike bochichio – bass
ron davis – drums

part 1
01. billie’s bounce 15:49
02. on the trail 14:04
03. blues i 15:46
04. blues ii 1:16
05. desafinado 11:38
58:40

part 2
01. cherokee 16:55
02. body and soul 10:58
03. stella by starlight 14:02
04. closer 6:29
48:27

tt 1:47:07

comments from csatennis:
if you are a mcpherson fan, this is indispensible. i have a lot of his commercially produced cds, and this
easily ranks with the best of them and better than most. the sound quality is exceptionally good.

if you think the piano player’s name is a pseudonym, it isn’t. this guy is for real, and you’ve probably
never heard of him. stagnitta could really play in those days. a resident of syracuse and graduate of
craine school of music, he was a brilliant player and student of both jazz and classical music. he obviously
had chops to spare. unfortunately, he had some emotional issues in his life and a year or so later he disappeared
from the albany area and moved to new york. he played a lot with his friend, tenor player sal nistico. according to others who have posted on dime to volume 1 of this recording, he has returned to his hometown of syracuse.

bocchicio was a well liked bass player from the nyc area and ron davis played regularly with arnie lawrence, bill watrous
and other well known nyc boppers.

the rhythm section simply kicks butt.

as for mcpherson, he is simply on fire. i think that he realized that he was playing with a group of talented
strangers and he had every intention of keeping them in line and showing them who was boss. watching this group, it was
obvious the sidemen loved the ride. so will you.


sample: p1 t02 on the trail.mp3
download: CharlesMcPherson_1975-10-26_AlbanyNY.zip


Dec 062019
 

accordion & piano or violin are both such lovely combinations.  this show is mostly compositions by either peirani or wollny, leavened with a bit of other stuff, including an old favorite oh shenandoah, which a close friend of mine sang a cappella for us recently, at a huge thanksgiving dinner he was hosting (a whole story in itself, that).  i think he keeps it in his (amateur) repertoire just for us.  anyway, the accordion always reminds me of my father, who played accordion a bit.  the family story goes that my grandparents tried to give his older brother (my late uncle) music lessons, but with no success, and they decided there was no point in giving music lessons to children.  my grandfather being tone-deaf might have played a small role, if you ask me.  so my father bought an accordion and learned how to play on his own.


vincent peirani & michael wollny
stadtkirche
darmstadt, germany
13 oct 2013

vincent peirani – accordion, vocals
michael wollny – piano

101 waltz for jb (mehldau) 7:18
102 intro peirani 0:32
103 i mean you (monk) 7:51
104 lilac wine (shelton) 11:10
105 intro peirani-wollny 1:26
106 nacht (alban berg; arr. wollny) 5:15
107 b & h (peirani 9:34
108 intro peirani 0:18
109 shenandoah (trad.) 7:02

201 air song (peirani) 4:30
202 intro peirani 0:17
203 hypnotic (peirani) 5:29
204 intro peirani 0:18
205 lonely dancer (wollny) 6:20
206 throw it away (lincoln) 9:22
207 intro peirani 0:37
208 3 temps pour michel p (peirani) 5:03
209 intro wollny 1:15
210 dancers in love (ellington) 6:12
211 intro wollny 0:41
212 spring dance (wollny) 5:23

total time: 1:35:53

lineage: sound professionals cmc-25 > sony pc-d50 >
(wave: recording 44.1khz-16bit) > audacity (editing > flac) > hdd
recording & editing: jaype
seeded on dime 2013-10-15


sample:  t109 oh shenandoah (trad).mp3
download: VincentPeirani_MichaelWollny_2013-10-12_Stadtkirche_DarmstadtGermany.zip


Nov 302019
 

another one that’s been floating in my playlist for a while (n.b. this is 2 posts in 2 days – go back a day if you missed it!).  this was (re)seeded on dime by senormogul9 just over a year ago.  their comments (below) need nothing added about the show, and are a good insight into first months on dime (and its ilk):  seeing a feast to which you have limited or, perhaps for a while, no access.  been there, done that.  good choice, senormogul9, hope my d/l helped.

greetings soundfolk! it’s freddie hubbard day at the house and i’ll conclude the day with freddie in front of the classic miles sidemen of his 60’s quintet. essentially, we have the vsop band here, minus wayne shorter, making it verrrry “vsop-ish”. it’s a good fm capture overall straight off the queen mary.

i remember getting this very well, i got it from awesome dimer glasnostrd19 back in july 2013. i had just joined dime a few months earlier and when i joineed, i knew nothing about things like “share ratios”. so, when i got on, i downloaded a ton of absolutely weird, esoteric shit, and suddenly, i couldn’t download anymore! i couldn’t figure it out, unbeknownst to me, i had neglected to read the fine print! 🙂 so, i had to wait for enough people to be enticed to download my “weird, esoteric shit” to get me to the 0.25 line where i could begin again.

that took several months, and finally i got to download this. so, enjoy this! thanks ian!

i’ll give you a sample, enjoy!


hubbard – hancock – carter – williams
queen mary jazz festival
long beach, california, u.s.a.
july 1984

herbie hancock: piano
freddie hubbard: trumpet
ron carter: bass
tony williams: drums

1: radio intro :18
2: talk 2:39
3: byrdlike 9:12
4: dolphin dance 10:49
5: cantaloupe island 12:59
6: you don’t know what love is (ballad) 10:17
7: oleo 9:24
8: radio outro :34

runtime: 56:13 (minutes/seconds)

lineage:  1st gen. fm broadcast
npr fm radio (probably wgbh 89.7 fm boston) > sansui 8 reciever with wire antenna >
unknown average quality cassette recorder (dolby off) > maxell xli 90 min. master cassette >
maxell xli 90 min. 1st gen. copy > played on nak. bx-300 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb’s aligned) > torrentially yours.

national public radio is free to the public.
keep it that way.


sample: t05 cantaloupe island.mp3
download: Hubbard-Hancock-Carter-Williams_1984-07-xx_LongBeachCA.zip


Nov 302019
 

this isn’t very long, but i’ve quite enjoyed listening to it.  it’s made it onto the thumb drives in the car and my travel usb hdd.  as peterw (no relation) said “better than nothing”.


shirley scott / david fathead newman trio
copenhagen jazz festival
copenhagen jazzhouse
copenhagen, denmark
july 11, 1996

shirley scott (hammond b3 organ)
david “fathead” newman (ts, fl)
bobby durham (d, voc)

1. intro by radio announcer 0:49
2. it’s you or no one (sammy cahn/jule styne) 9:29
3. delilah (victor young) 8:38
4. teach me tonight (sammy cahn) 5:26

tt 24:23

fm broadcast > cassette > philips cdr765 > adobe audition 2.0 > dbpoweramp music converter 11.5
*taped & transferred by peterw

*here’s a little part from the scott/newman concert in copenhagen jazzhouse july 1996. (better than nothing) 😉

enjoy!


sample: t02 it’s you or no one.mp3
download: ShirleyScot_DavidFatheadNewman_Trio_1996-07-11_ Copenhagen.zip


Nov 212019
 

this was actually just uploaded on dime on sunday (thanks, ‘cosmicchucky’), and i just listened to it and absolutely looooved it & just had to share it here (and around time!  been a busy november for me).  then i read the notes:  john hicks and junior cook?  not to mention the vocals.  and tex allen himself (with whom i was unfamiliar  wow!).  now we’re cooking with gas, yeah


tex allen quintet
bushnell park
hartford, ct
15 aug 1988

tex allen – trumpet
junior cook – tenor sax
john hicks – piano
mike acedda (sp?) – bass
eddie gladden – drums
pia robertson – vocals (t04,t05, t09,t10)

set 1
01
02
03 such and such
04 our love is here to stay voc.
05 lover man voc.

set 2
06 song introduction
07 there is something about you that i don’t know
08
09 the man i love voc.
10 the girl from ipanema voc.
11

tt 1:32:44

source: 2 nak 300 w/cp1>tc d5m nr-out> (2) nak sx-c90 . chuck & bob.
transfer: dragon nr-out>ayre qa9>24-96>audacity>16-44.1>tlh>flac16. taperchuck3 feb/aug 2019.

comments
outdoor in the park, some wind noise.


sample: t07 there is something about you that i don’t know.mp3
download: TexAllen_1988-08-15_BushnellPark_HartfordCT.zip


Nov 202019
 

this is one that’s been sitting in a tab in foobar2000 for around 2 months, waiting for me to upload it.  listening to it again, i agree with “past me”.  and what about studio 104 in paris?  or the rolf liebermann studio, in hamburg? and a few others… when you see one of those places listed, do you give a little smile of recognition for a place you’ve never been, maybe never even seen a photo of?


panama francis
studio 104, maison de la radio
paris, france
28 april 1974

arnett cobb (tenor sax)
tiny grimes (guitar)
lloyd glenn (piano)
roland lobligeois (bass)
panama francis (drums)

01 smooth sailing (arnett cobb) 4:54
02 body and soul (johnny green) 5:07
03 jumpin’ at the woodside (count basie, eddie durham) 8:29
04 just you, just me (jesse greer) 6:43
05 willow weep for me (ann ronell) 8:26
06 swanee river (stephen foster) 7:03
07 the nearness of you (hoagy carmichael) 5:40
08 flying home (lionel hampton, benny goodman) 6:18

52:40

fm > edirol r-09 (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcast : les légendes du jazz, france musique, april 22, 2017
cosmikd


sample: t05 willow weep for me.mp3
download: PanamaFrancis_1974-04-28_ParisFrance.zip


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