Aug 182019

and here’s another featuring geoffrey keezer on keyboards.  about time i had a dianne reeves show up here!  enjoy!

dianne reeves
twin cities jazz festival
amsterdam bar
st. paul, mn
june 28, 2014

dianne reeves, vocals
romero lubambo, guitar
geoffrey keezer, keyboards
reginald veal, bass
terreon gully, drums

disc 1 (60:40)
1. <introduction> – 6:26
2. summertime – 9:37
3. dreams – 9:18
4. stormy weather – 9:38
5. tango – 17:25
6. love is here to stay – 8:14

disc 2 (58:53)
1. cold – 7:34
2. i want you – 12:30
3. waiting in vain – 23:12
4. better days – 15:36

total time = 1 hour 59 minutes 33 seconds

source: dpa 4061 > dpa mma6000 > zoom h2 (24/48 wav)
lineage: hd > sound forge + cep > cd wave editor > tlh (16/44 flac)

sample: d1t06 love is here to stay.mp3

Aug 182019

we had a request for geoffrey keezer on piano, preferably playing standards.  i don’t have any solo shows, but there were a few which included him, including this one, that i don’t remember even listening to ever.  i really liked cd1, and would recommend this for that alone.  the concerto de aranjuez set it up, and botti, keezer, et al followed through wonderfully.  but cd2 didn’t work as well for me, that’s life.  let me know what  you think.

chris botti
motor city casino hotel
detroit, mi
12 june 2015

chris botti – trumpet
geoffrey keezer – piano
richie goods – bass
ben butler – guitar
lee pearson – drums
andy ezrin – keyboards
*lucia micarelli – violin
+sy smith – vocals
$george komsky – vocals

1. concerto de aranjuez
2. when i fall in love (incl. moanin’)
3. talk
4. emanuel *
5. theme from cinema paradiso *
6. venice
7. talk
8. flamenco sketches
9. talk
10. halleluja
11. the look of love +
12. the very thought of you +
13. talk

1. kashmir *
2. talk
3. italia $
4. con te partiro $*
5. indian summer >
6. drum solo – indian summer (conclusion)
7. let’s stay together +
8. the nearness of you

recorded by: ravingandrooling
equipment: ca14 c- ca9100- sony m10
location: 1st row balcony beside stacks
mastered by: rdwm

sample: t104 emanuel.mp3

Aug 152019

i seem to be on a run of shows that need to be turned up!  this one just has low levels – better you turn it up than i mess with it.  be that as it may, here’s a good quality audience recording from a super canadian vocalist.  it’s a long show, with quite a bit of variety.

carol mccartney quintet
the gasworks
hamilton, ontario, canada
26 march 2015

carol mccartney: vocals
brian dickinson: piano
chris robinson: tenor sax
kieran overs: bass
terry clarke: drums

set 1:
01 – night and day (06:05)
02 – is you is or is you ain’t my baby (06:31)
03 – west coast blues (05:51)
04 – i’m old-fashioned (05:22)
05 – for heaven’s sake (07:09)
06 – be cool (07:03)
07 – chega de saudade [no more blues] (06:45)
08 – solitary moon (04:45)
09 – just you, just me (05:47)
10 – dearly beloved (06:31)

set 2:
11 – almost twelve (05:23)
12 – everything i’ve got belongs to you (04:43)
13 – here’s to life (06:40)
14 – dat dere (04:38)
15 – yesterdays (05:15)
16 – more than you know (04:46)
17 – today (06:30)
18 – i love being here with you (05:49)
19 – in the wee small hours (04:44)

total time: 1:50:28

lineage: dpa 4060’s > church audio preamp > sony pcm-10 (24/96) > magix sound forge 11 (16/44.1) > flac
taped/seeded by: jmz93

this show was a benefit in aid of a very worthy charity, an instrument for every child, which provides music lessons and instruments to underserved students. please check out:

sample: t07 chega de saudade.mp3t08 solitary moon.mp3

Aug 102019

maria joão has been a favorite of mine for a number of years, and she & david linx really shine in this original & refreshing versions of songs from porgy & bess.  it’d be great to see her in a full production of the show, wouldn’t it?

brussels jazz orchestra feat. david linx & maria joão
bremer musikfest
bremen, germany

01 intro for porgy (duet) (mário laginha, arranged frank vaganée)
02 i’ve got plenty of nothing (duet)*
03 a woman is a sometime thing*
04 oh, doctor jesus (duet)*
05 clara, clara, don’t you be downheartet*
06 bess, you are my woman now (duet)*
07 summertime (duet)*
08 oh lord, i’m on my way*
09 i love you, porgy (duet)*
10 a red-headed woman (duet)*
11 buzzard song*
12 summertime*
13 coda for bess (duet) (mário laginha, arranged frank vaganée)

* (m.: george gershwin, arranged frank vaganée, w.: ira gershwin, edwin du bose heyward)

min 89:29

fm (analog cable) – audacity – xact

the orchestra played 3 sets, this is a “best of”.

sample: t05 clara, clara, don’t you be downheartet.mp3

Aug 072019

i got back from vacation in the mood for some jazz vocals, and this was the first show that i pulled up.  it’s a good recording, but needs a bit of volume, so turn it up (do i keep saying that?).   see also the comments from scooter123, below — not much to add to that!

billy vera big band
live at catalina’s bar & grill
los angeles, ca
8 june 2014

1. intro theme
2. unknown
3. intro theme
4. grits aint groceries
5. little jimmy scott
6. someone to watch over me
7. if i could be with you
8. since i fell for you
9. cherry
10. is you is, or is you ain’t my baby?
11. when it’s sleepytime down south
12. you’re a sweethear
13. sweet lorraine
14. i want to be loved
15. what i do
16. you’re the one
17. just a sittin and a rockin
18. my little brown book
19. i’m a lucky so and so
20. blue and sentimental
21. i want a little girl
22. good morning blues
23. room with a view of the blues
24. what did you think
25. outro theme

tt: 1:28

genre: jazz vocal
audience tape: a+
mikes: schoeps mk4 > actives > nbox >
recorder: sony m-10
transfer: goldwave (volume boost, compression > dither to 16b) > media monkey (flac transfer l8)
location: right center
recorded by scooter123
not for sale. free trade only

tapers notes:

billy vera is a legend here in los angeles. his mom was a singer on the perry como show, and her
musical talents obviously rubbed off on billy, who got his start writing songs for country and gospel
artists, such as judy clay and dolly parton. in the 70’s he formed a band, billy and the beaters,
which had minor hits such as “i can take care of myself” and “what did you think (at this moment).”

in the 80’s, he produced lou rawls last four lps and starred in some bit roles in television and
movies. he enjoyed a re-discovery when michael buble’ had a hit, 8 million copies strong, of
“what did you think.”

he is fan of doo-wop and the great songs of the 30’s and 40’s written by black artists, and this show
is dedicated to those writers, but with a big band accompaniment, a 16 pc horn and reed section. it
coincides with his new release, “big band jazz” which was released in 2013.

crowd noise in one direction was oppressive, so tracks were faded out to zero between tracks

dedicated to little jimmy scott, jazz singer.

samples: t19 i’m just a lucky so and so.mp3 and t09 cherry.mp3
download: BillyVera_2014

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

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

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
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

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

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

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.

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).

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discographical information adapted from sphere discography:

sample: t02 we see.mp3

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.

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
4-flight path
5-if i should lose you
8-radio outro

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

sample: t07 scratch.mp3