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

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
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

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

May 182019

the first half of this show is mostly all about esther phillips, and  the second half is more chelsea wilson’s own compositions.  the show is a whole lotta fun!  there’s a bit about the band at the time, and pics, on this page about a show she did on 14 sept 2014.

i don’t see a lot of jazz from australia on dime (or i miss it?)… what i do have are mostly female jazz musicians, including shows from the sydney international women’s jazz festival, and — coming back to chelsea wilson — a 2014 recording from the ‘women of soul’ series that she produces.   maybe i’ll give that a listen next, make it a australian soul morning.

chelsea wilson
sunday september 28th 2014
uptown jazz cafe
melbourne, australia

chelsea wilson – vocals
andy boyle – keyboard
neil boland – guitar
dan smith – trumpet
? – saxophone
? – bass
rene dupree – drums

01 that’s all right with me
02 a taste of honey
03 fever
04 use me
05 i haven’t got anything better to do
06 home is where the hatred is
07 native new yorker
08 what a difference a day makes
09 i let a good man down
10 through with lovin’ you
11 bitterness
12 one day at a time
13 closer-shaft
14 hit ’em like ali
15 i hope you’ll be very unhappy without me
16 just say goodbye

tt 1:23:33

original seeder’s comments:
full credit to the band also. i don’t know the names of the individual players otherwise i’d be crediting them on here also. [i’ve identified most of them – pete]
it was a small crowd but a fun show which i’m glad i attended (i was thinking of not going). there were a couple of mistakes/false starts but this didn’t take away from what a very enjoyable show.

chelsea wilson is a melbourne based soul & jazz singer who (after being knocked back by a number of record labels) independently released her debut full length album “i hope you’ll be very unhappy without me” earlier this year which has been getting some serious accolades. (what’s that they say about revenge?)
here’s just some of those accolades.

no 2# album of the year abc radio national
album of the week – pbs 106.7 fm melbourne
album of the week – eastside 89.7 fm sydney
album of the week – abc newcastle
no 2# soundscape chart – rrr 102.7fm melbourne
best soul, funk, r’n’b and gospel album – the age music victoria genre award nominee

check out www.chelseawilson.com.au to see what all the fuss is about & as always support independent music!

samples: t07 native new yorker.mp3t14 hit ’em like ali.mp3
download: ChelseaWilson_2014-09-28_MelbourneAustralia.zip

May 172019

here’s what i started the day with — and then followed it up with 2 more sphere concerts.  time for a change, but first to post this up here.    they also played 2 days later at teatro morlacchi, in perugia, some of which has been released.

panino jazz club
umbria jazz festival
perugia, italy
12 july 1986

charlie rouse t.s.
kenny barron p.
buster williams bass
ben riley dr.

part 1

1 if i should loose you 21’35”
2 clubsound 1’44”
3 tokodu 15’58”
4 spiral 19’05”

total time 58’28”

part 2
1 flight path (end of the first set) 12’56”
2 scratch 18’50”
3 christina 9’17”
4 well,you needn’t 22’08”

total time 63’12”

source: my* mixer recording aaa
* “my” is diego60, the seeder on dime. thanks, diego60!

sample: part 2, t01 flight path.mp3
download: Sphere_1986-07-12_PaninoJazzClub_PerugiaItaly.zip

May 072019

not that the old jazz giants aren’t wonderful, but they’re also gone or will be soon.  so it’s nice to run across younger jazz musicians, like theo crocker, or avishai cohen, vijay iyer, gina schwarz, ambrose akinmusire, melody gardot etc.  and of course, there are the jazz musicians that you might see in small local clubs (and if you don’t, why not?) — and they’re the ones who really deserve a big hand, they make it happen every day, every week for all of us.

theo crocker
escape velocity
duc des lombards
paris, france
5 december 2016, early set

theo crocker, trumpet
anthony ware, saxophone
michael king, keyboards, piano
eric wheeler, bass
kassa overall, drums

7 tracks

(no setlist)

66 minutes

source : tsf, fm / naim uniti / rh-09r / audacity / xact / flac

sample: t05 unknown title.mp3
download: TheoCrocker_2016-12-05_DucdesLombards_ParisFrance.zip

no cover.  the photo has no connection to this show.  It is of chris engel (alto sax) (foreground) and orlando molina (guitar) (background, though you can’t really see him at that exposure), at the ocean bar & grill, last saturday 4-may-2019.  excellent show, and we were very lucky with our table.

May 042019

here’s a pairing of two greats, from 30-odd years ago.  ubu shared this on dime and also on his now largely quiescent blog, in 2009, after some well-detailed edits (thanks, ubu).  some interesting comments there, including from preslives, who wrote “…the date with joe henderson may disappoint some familiar with their classic blue note output, as they don’t really play together in the way that they did back then. by 1988, each is in his own separate musical world. i get the feeling that andrew is just sitting in on joe’s gig. on the other hand, the way that andrew deconstructs some of these standards is astounding. what a genius he was!”  i take his point, but for me this show is all about the “on the other hand” side of the equation.

andrew hill – joe henderson quartet
new morning
paris, france
march 25, 1988

joe henderson – tenor sax
andrew hill – piano
mick hutton – bass
mark taylor – drums

1. isotope (joe henderson) 15:45
2. ask me now (thelonious monk) 17:49
3. tenor madness (sonny rollins) > the theme (miles davis)
> band intros (14:45)

1. invitation (kaper-washington) 18:37
2. all the things you are (kern-hammerstein) 19:23
3. body and soul (green-comden-heyman-eaton) 17:17 [voiceover 0:00-0:01]
4. the theme (miles davis) > band intros (10:04)

tt: 113:42

sound: a/a-
source: france musiques (jazz club) (prob. live 1988-03-25)
lineage: fm > ? > dime > cdr > eac (secure, log) > flac (8,asb,verify)

:: ubu edits ::

– separated fm talk from beginning of cd1#1
– moved mark cd1#1/#2: +9.614sec
– separated fm talk from beginning of cd1#2
– moved mark cd2#2/#3: -1.058sec
– deleted 1.599sec of noise after cd1#3
– deleted 7.216sec of silence/applause at beginning of cd2#2
– separated fm talk from beginning of cd2#3
– moved mark cd2#2/#3: +7.759sec
– deleted 1.724sec of silence at end of cd2#3
– added fade-out at end of cd2#3
– deleted 0.460sec of silence at beginning of cd2#4
– added fade-in at beginning of cd2#4
– separated fm outro from end of cd2#
– added fade-out at end of cd2#4

ubu’s note: the first set ends after #3, as this came (from dime), “invitation” ended disc one. if this was indeed a live broadcast, maybe “invitation” comes from the beginnig of the first set and was broadcast during the break until the second set began? the track was edited in a way that allows no clear judgement, but i have some doubts about an 18:17 minute track fitting into the break.

sample: cd2 t01 invitation.mp3
download: AndrewHill-JoeHenderson_1988-03-25_NewMorning_ParisFR.zip

Apr 282019

despite having a couple of their albums, i’d forgotten about this show!  but it was close to william parker alphabetically (if in few other ways) & so i noticed it.  a lovely performance of “old-time jazz, klezmer, cabaret”, as timsmith described it.  if you like this, i’d also recommend the man overboard quintet (which also features louisa jones & ewan bleach), but i’m not familiar with their other projects.

whiskey moon face
masterskaya (workshop)
moscow, russia
7 oct 2014

louisa jones – accordion, vocals, double bass
dakota jim – double bass, vocals, accordion
ewan bleach – clarinet, saxophone
maxim tartakovsky – trombone, guitar

29 tracks, no setlist.

the setlist contains a lot of songs from their album “one blinding dusky dusk” (sets 1&2) and some other jazz numbers (set3).

taped by: timsmith
show source: ca-14 (o) -> ca-ubb -> sony pcm-m10 (24/44, micin)
transfer: sdhc card -> original wavs -> sound forge 9 (eq, normalize, fades, dither) -> 16/44 wavs -> cd wave editor -> tlh -> flac16


sample: t108.mp3t204.mp3
download: WhiskeyMoonFace_2014-10-07_MoscowRussia.zip