Mar 282020

norma winstone uses her voice like an instrument in this concert, very pure singing that just seems to float on and on.  everytime i listen to her, i ask myself why i don’t listen to her more.  music like this always seems very contemplative to me, and the danger listening to it is that your mind will wander & you’ll end up missing it, floating away, which is not such a bad thing, and if you drift off… well, that’s the finest sleep available.

jazztrack & norma winstone
lila eule
bremen, germany
8 june 1977

wolfgang engstfeld (soprano & tenor saxophones)
christoph spendel (electric piano)
sigi busch (bass)
heinrich hock (drums)
norma winstone (vocals )

01: radio intro – 0:53
02: plattermann – 17:55
03: mother lou – 11:22
04: rugby – 16:41
05: backwood song (not complete) – 7:56

lineage: nordwestradio broadcast –> cd –> hard disc –> audacity –> tlh (flac 8)
recorded by radio bremen @ lila eule, bremen (germany), june 8, 1977 –

very good sound quality

sample: t02 plattermann.mp3

Mar 212020

here’s what i was listening to last night when i finished up work.

romano-sclavis-texier “african flashback”
cully jazz festival 2007
cully, swizerland
march 28, 2007

louis sclavis – bass clarinet, soprano sax
henri texier – bass
aldo romano – drums

1. daoulagad (pour guy le querrec) (texier) 11:34
2. berbère (texier) 6:48
3. le long du temps (sclavis) 5:10
4. locking the lobbies (romano) 6:25
5. annobon (romano) 7:39
6. african panther 69 / surreal politik (texier) 7:09
7. trois enfants (sclavis) 5:51
8. standing ovation (for mandela (romano) 6:53
9. les petits lits blancs (texier) 8:15
10. viso di donna (romano) [4:03] > unknown [theme?] (4:23) [encore, incomplete]

tt: 70:12

sound: a
source: rsr 2 “jazzz” / 2007-06-04
lineage: fm > hd > cool edit pro > flac (8,asb,verify)
recorded & seeded by ubu

sample: t05 annobon.mp3

Mar 202020

after listening to this show, reading that tony allen is an “afrobeat” pioneer wasn’t that surprising (though i’d definitely call this jazz, not afrobeat).  i enjoyed this so much that i then listened to another 2 or 3 tony allen shows, but ended up back giving this show another listen, and sharing it up here. not the first time this sort of thing has happened.

tony allen sextet
‘the source”
teatro palamostre
udine, italy
05. july 2018

nicolas giraud – tp
yann jankielewicz – sax, kb
jeff kellner – g
jean philippe dary – kb
mathias allamane – b
tony allen – dr

disc 1
01. bad roads 09:59
02. ewajo 08:16
03. wolf eats wolf 09:52
04. woro dance 09:59
05. on fire 06:17
06. announcement tony allen 02:15

disc 2
01. life is beautiful 09:05
02. cruising 10:49
03. push and pull 11:53
04. cool cats 06:35

tt 1:24:53

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/192 kbps) [radio station – rai radio tre]

sample: d1t03 wolf eats wolf.mp3


Mar 172020

i do like the sweet sound of the clarinet, and here it is nicely paired with the vibraphone & pianoforte (maybe “pair” isn’t the right word) in a selection of benny goodman tunes.  benny goodman! what’s not to like?  i’m sure i’ve heard clarinet & vibraphone together before, but am drawing a blank… be that (& my memory) as it may be, it’s a lovely combination, both having such round mellow tones, and the pianoforte adds a sharp spikiness, a tart ingredient keeping the dish from being too sweet.  the original seeder, ‘survivor69’ warns about few transmission dropouts, but i think it’s ok obviously.

happy st. patrick’s day!

mauro negri “waitin’ for benny”
jazzflirt festival
corte interna palazzo comunale
registrato a formia [lt – italy]
il 7 agosto 2010

mauro negri, clarinet
andrea dulbecco, vibrafono
paolo birro, pianoforte
stefano bagnoli, drums

(00 radio introduction by pino saulo) 4.23
01-jitterbug waltz
02-announcements by dulbecco
03-il principe igor
05-moon glow
06-airmail special
07-till tom special
08-band’s intros
09-after you’ve gone
10-a smooth one
11-radio outro 1.37

running time : 61’15” (without radio intro and outro)
(with radio intro and outro, it would be 67’14”)

fm radio broadcast by “il cartellone – radio 3 suite jazz”, radio 3 rai [third channel of italian national radio], on tuesday 5 july 2011, 20:45 hours.

lineage (fm > hard disc > web):
itt hifi4060 tuner > audacity 1.3.5 beta via c-media cmi8738/c3dx soundcard > 44100hz/16bit flac’s (level 8) >

originally upped by survivor69 on, 06-july-2011 (dimeupload #449)

well, this is a tribute to benny goodman, so there is not much to sasy – all tracks are announced by dulbecco – warning: a few transmission dropouts were unfortunately featured all along the broadcast, all of them dropouts have been edited out, but you can still hear the transition glitch somewhere on theses tracks. the dj mentions this problem during the radio outro, saying that many listeners were complaining for the (many) dropouts, but from the studio he could not perceive anything. also included in the folder, marked as track 00, a radio introduction in italian with bio notes and commentaries – this intro runs for 4’23”, you can skip downloading it if you don’t understand italian.

sample: t05 moon glow.mp3

Mar 142020

so we’re all hunkered down, aren’t we?  arthur’s has cancelled all shows, not that anyone would have gone.  i’ve cancelled a trip.  a good time to listen to some jazz at home.  hope you’re in the mood for a bit of brass:  saxes, trumpet, trombone and more.  and once again, led by a drummer.  enjoy!

mario pavone / orange double tenor septet
monday, july 8, 2013 – 7:30 – 9:10 pm
bushnell park – hartford

mario pavone / orange double tenor septet with
jimmy greene, tenor and soprano saxophones;
noah preminger, tenor saxophone;
dave ballou, trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet;
peter mceachern, trombone;
peter madsen, piano; austria
steve johns, drums;
mario pavone, bass / compositions

set 1
01 introductions from stage
02 strata blue 10:41
03 intros 1:41
04 tolls 10:04
05 intros 4:45
06 skypiece 12:11
07 closing credits 0:46

set 2
01 introductions from stage 2:00
02 9:56
03 10:06 ( 9:10 early end due to heavy rain. )
04 radio outro 1:41

tt 1:05:39

monday night jazz in bushnell park
presented by the hartford jazz society
lineage: fm wwuh 91.3>yamaha tuner t-70>au 55>usb>audacity>tlh>flac16. taperchuck3/cosmicchucky

comments fits on 1 cd
opening set 6-7 pm: rahstet – a rahsaan roland kirk inspired sextet.
notes from show announcement:
mario pavone, a bassist and composer, has collaborated with both legendary innovators
and today’s most respected young musicians to consistently define the cutting edge of jazz for the past 40 years.
pavone has anchored the trios of paul bley (1968-72), bill dixon (1980’s),
and the late thomas chapin (1990-97), and co-led a variety of notable ensembles.
unlike most artists whose careers span five decades, his most recent recordings are his most widely acclaimed,
appearing on best-of-the-year lists from,, allaboutjazz-new york, coda,
the village voice, and the new york times among others.

sample: s1 t06 skypiece.mp3

Mar 092020

aaand we’re back!  actually, still insanely busy, but all work & no play…  anyway, here’s a fun bit of piano jazz that was up on dime a few years ago, the sort of thing that reminds you why piano jazz is so enduring, and with a number of old favorites (including one of mine:  tea for two).  oh, and nhop on bass & art taylor on drums didn’t hurt either!  one caveat, there is a bit of fm hiss.  didn’t notice it until i put on the headphones; seems to come and go.

despite being so busy, it’s not been all work — i’ve also found time to get out a bit, including last wednesday for a night of john coltrane, presented by four exceptional irish jazz musicians.  set one was a selection of coltrane’s compositions, and set two was ‘a love supreme’, played right through.  it was phenomenal.  when they finished, there was that little silence before the clapping starts, which you only get when something was really above and beyond.  i felt as if i had been put through the wringer.  a big tip o’ the hat to ronan guilfoyle (bass), michael buckley (sax), conor guilfoyle (drums), leopoldo osio (piano).

barry harris trio
théâtre de boulogne-billancourt, france
may 23, 1987

barry harris (piano)
niels-henning ørsted pedersen (bass)
art taylor (drums)

01 oblivion (bud powell) 7:20
02 like someone in love (jimmy van heusen, johnny burke) 11:49
03 tea for two (vincent youmans, irving caesar) 8:45
04 i’ll keep loving you (bud powell) 6:51
05 i want to be happy (vincent youmans, irving caesar) 4:45
06 monk medley (thelonious monk) 8:55
07 buttercup (bud powell) 7:01
08 salt peanuts (dizzy gillespie, kenny clarke) 4:00
09 un poco loco (bud powell) 6:34
10 dusky n’ sandy (bud powell) 9:10
11 how high the moon (morgan lewis, nancy hamilton) / ornithology (charlie parker) 3:24

tt 1:18:34

fm > yamaha tx-330 > audacity (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcast : les légendes du jazz, france musique, december 15 & 16, 2018

sample: t05 i want to be happy.mp3

Feb 092020

busy week, so no comments.  and i’ll be taking a week or two off.  but this should keep ya going in the meanwhile.

sammy figueroa and the latin jazz explosion
live at scullers
boston, massachusetts usa
october 23, 2015

sammy figueroa, percussion
silvano monasterios, piano
gabriel vivas, bass
troy roberts, sax
francisco dimas, trumpet
ludwig afonso, drums

01 intro 1:53
02 9:48
03 8:08
04 mysterious energy (gabriel vivas) 9:41
05 8:01
06 10:37
07 10:34
08 intro 2:19
09 seven doors to the left 13:16
10 outro 0:50

75:14 minutes


live broadcast on wgbh hd-fm
hd over fm broadcast;
hd-fm tuner>pc>stereo 16-bit 44.1 kbps wav>
tracked and edited in audio editor>wavs>
sbes repaired, checksum files
and flac-8 files created in trader’s little helper

a zootype project october 2015

sample: t05 unknown title.mp3

Jan 302020

here’s a change of pace, something i’ve listened to a couple of times this week.  hope you like it too.

trio gesing meyer rohrer

pks villa
bad ischl, austria
21. september 2017

klaus gesing
ss, bs-cl

björn meyer

samuel rohrer

dfm (mp2, 256 kbps, 48 khz) > wav (44,1 khz) > wavelab > flac

thanks to lewojazz for this recording (and any of his others of course)!

sample: t03 unknown title.mp3
download: Download

Jan 262020

you have to to hand it to jalc…  the produtions there are fantastic.  this new year’s eve performance by two of my current favorite pianists is like a turbo-charged piano trio, plus the great jimmy heath (recently deceased, r.i.p.) and nicholas payton thrown in just because new year’s eve at dizzy’s.  with two pianos, i’m always reminded of the salieri line from amadeus that there are simply too many notes (and the first track definitely felt that way). but then, as i always say, too much is not enough, and nothing exceeds like excess.  oh, and speaking of new year… happy lunar new year!  health, luck, and prosperity to all.

the two grand pianos are nestled together opposite each other, cyrus chesnut on the left, benny green on your right

cyrus chestnut & benny green with nicholas payton & jimmy heath
“a celebration in swing”
live at dizzy’s club coca-cola at
jazz at lincoln center
new york, ny usa

as broadcast live by wbgo-fm, newark, nj usa.

cyrus chestnut – piano
benny green – piano
dezron douglas – bass
willie jones iii – drums
nicholas payton – trumpet
jimmy heath – tenor saxophone

01 – radio intro by rhonda hamilton (1:35)
02 – stage intro by todd barkan (:54)
03 – perdido (12:04)
04 – i wish i knew how it would feel to be free (taylor) (9:47)
05 – fungii mama (mitchell) (9:17)
06 – moody’s groove (heath) (10:27)
07 – take the ‘a’ train (strayhorn) (10:38)
08 – bags’ groove (jackson) (5:15) >
09 – auld lang syne (1:53)
10 – gingerbread boy (10:32)
11 – outro by rhonda hamilton (:55)

total running time: 73:22

wbgo-fm > adcom gtp-450 tuner > edirol r-09hr (44.1/16) >
sony soundforge 10 > flac level 6 aligned on sb

capture and transfer by beatpop.
posted january 2011.

sample: t04 i wish i knew how it would feel to be free.mp3

Jan 252020

james newton and geri allen is a killer combination, and this is an excellent show.  not overly long, but having longish pieces more than makes up for it (for me, anyway – i think i’ve said that before).  it’s funny, when i think of the flute, i don’t really think of jazz.  not sure why, maybe because other wind instruments are so associated with jazz?

james newton quartet
vilshofen an der donau (germany)
june 11, 1988
(“jazzfestival vilshofen”)

james newton (fl,announcements)
geri allen (p)
jaribu shahid (b)
woodrow “sunship” theus (dr)

01. richmond in acropolis (late start, incomplete, dj v/o) > jn ann – 5:07
02. oblong > jn ann – 11:04
03. mr. dolphy – 20:11
04. today at midnight (late start, incomplete, dj v/o) – 5:31

tt 41:53

lineage: br radio broadcast (fm via analogue cable) > mc > cd > hd (flac 8)

sound a –

sample: t02 oblong.mp3