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 to see what all the fuss is about & as always support independent music!

samples: t07 native new yorker.mp3t14 hit ’em like ali.mp3

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

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

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

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

Apr 282019

william parker’s music demands my attention.  so i don’t listen while working, reading, or anything really.  rashly, i put this on yesterday, kind of at random, and didn’t get much done for an hour.  good to do that once in a while, we all should probably do that more often.

william parker raining on the moon
new york is now! festival
auditorium parca della musica – viale pietro de coubertin
rome, italy
april 4, 2004

william parker (b) [& bandcamp link]
rob brown (as)
lewis flip barnes (tp)
hamid drake (d)
leena conquest (voc)

1. soul that died (24:16)
2. feet song (15:45)
3. james baldwin to the rescue (11:24)
4. bowl of stone around the sun (10:02)
5. unknown (10:17)

fm? > ? > cdr > eac > flac

sample: t04 bowl of stone around the sun.mp3

Apr 202019

here’s a little set that i was listening to this morning while wasting time.  some excellent jazz, and a decent recording.

one for all
smoke jazz club
new york, ny usa
dec. 10, 2005

eric alexander, tenor sax
jim rotundi, trumpet and flugelhorn
james burton, trombone
david hazeltine, piano
david williams, bass
joe farnsworth, drums

01 nemesis 18:18
02 so when 08:33
03 chestnuts roasting on and open fire (also known as the christmas song) 12:49
04 blueslike 17:33

tt 57:15

recorded and engineered by jazzbike2

sony mz-nf810ck md recorder using sony ecm-ds70p mike<pc<cd<sony sound forge pro 10.0 to boost bass around 80 hz by 6 db and split tracks<flac

sound quality: b+ bass drums distorts ocassionally, some motor hum, instruments sound slightly distant

sample: t02 so when.mp3

Apr 202019

it’s jazz month, and tuesday, 30-april, is international jazz day!

i’m planning on going to see a double-header of matt jacobson’s ReDiviDeR and the aoife doyle band, at the wild duck.  i saw aoife doyle recently at one of the dublin jazz co-op‘s sunday night gigs at the workmans club, and matt jacobson seems to pop up on drums constantly here in dublin (which is a good thing).  it should be an excellent evening!


 Posted by at 09:47
Apr 192019

here’s another show featuring the clarinet (though not as clarinet-focused as the last post).  the two shows work well as a companion pieces, on a rainy good friday afternoon here.  it’s easter and spring is definitely here.

and such a nice line up too!  incidentally, airelle besson’s website shows that she’s coming to ireland on tour in october, including at the sugar club on leeson street (not yet on their webpage) and the pavilion in dun laoghaire.  book early & often, just like voting (actually, with ireland’s system of a single transferable vote in a multi-member constituency, when you vote, you do vote often, ha ha).

well, that was quite the afternoon, with two posts in as many hours.  about time, after a bit of a dry spell (been busy, yet again).  enjoy!

riccardo del fra quintet
festival international du jazz au cinéma
sunside, paris, france
11 april 2013

airelle besson (trumpet, flugelhorn)
jean dousteyssier (clarinet, bass clarinet)
paul lay (piano)
riccardo del fra (double bass)
ariel tessier (drums)

01 pour rire 17:27
02 unknow 10:34
03 del fra intro 4:17
04 un couple épatant 5:19
05 del fra intro 1:19
06 après la vie 8:44
07 interview 6:48
08 cavale 7:31
09 unknow 8:23
10 rapt 6:17
11 del fra intro 0:46
12 unknow 5:09

tt 1:22:32

fm > edirol r-09 (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcast : jazz club, france musique, 12 april 2013
interview by yvan amar

sample: t06 apres la vie.mp3

Apr 192019

anat cohen is another from that musical family, who have featured here a couple of times already, both avishai cohhen and of course the three cohens, so now we’re only missing yuval.  i must say, i love their music.  and anat’s clarinet is a bit more laid back and (as i always think of clarinet, so maybe this is just me) a bit mournful.

anat cohen quartet
berklee college of music
boston, mass.
dec. 31, 2009
(aired dec. 31, 2015 / early jan. 1, 2016)

anat cohen, clarinet/tenor saxophone
jason lindner, piano
joe martin, bass
daniel freedman, drums

1 stage intro 1:28
2 jitterbug waltz 13:43
3 band intro 1:09
4 siboney 13:18
5 stage talk 1:09
6 a change is gonna come 8:00
7 another band intro 1:10
8 washington square park 13:30
9 encore intro 1:14
10 unidentified 2:20

source: wwno-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) > copy 1 large flac file > macbook pro (2.3 ghz intel core i7) > sox v14.4.0 > transcoded losslessly from flac to wav > dsp-quattro 4.4 (normalized by 6.2 db db, split into songs) > x audio compression toolkit 2.39 (level 8 compression) > flac

editing notes: 1.2 seconds raised 10 db about 1:10 into track 2 (volume dropped abruptly)

aired as part of npr’s annual “toast of the nation” new year’s eve programming on dec 31, 2015/jan. 1, 2016.

sample: t06 a change is gonna come.mp3