Aug 112018
 

music really does pass down through families, as this show by rené mclean, son of jackie mclean.  musical families, theatre families, etc etc.  mclean really seems to stretch his legs a bit on this, just taking a run at what he wanted to play.  it’s really nice, and must have been mesmerizing in person.  that can be a bit dangerous sometimes – your mind starts to drift, your eyes close…  – but there’s no falling asleep with this.

this was shared around a year ago on dime, and i’ve redone the info file based on comments on the dime tracker.


rene mclean
1984
whip-o-will
new york, ny

rene mclean: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
nat reeves: bass
carl allen: drums, percussion
hotep idris galeta (??): piano

1. zimbabwe (rene mclean) – intro to next selection 9:31
2. dance little mandissa (rene mclean), 8:06
yesterday’s blues tomorrow (rene mclean),
intro to next selection
3. song for my queen (hotep idris galeta) 22:51
4. a time for change (rene mclean) 9:29
5. j mac’s dynasty (rene mclean) 8:26
6. third world express (rene mclean), 36:51
knot the blues (hotep idris galeta),
morning prayer (rene mclean),
unknown
7. watch out (rene mclean) 9:41
8. african sondela (rene mclean) 8:51

tt 1:53:47

lineage: fm > rooftop rotary antenna > yamaha tuner t-70 > nak bx300 dolby c > sony ucx-s90.
transfer: dragon dolby c>ayre qa-9>16-44 wav>audacity>tlh>flac16. taperchuck3/cocmicchucky feb 2017.

npr broadcast oct 1986. alan grant announcer, edited out on tape.
tape flip during tracks 4,6.

2018-08:
new info file created with additional details from tracker comments by justplainhip, when seeded
on dime in july 2017 by cosmicchucky


sample:t07 watch out.mp3
download: ReneMcLean_1984-xx-xx_Whip-o-will_NYC.zip


Aug 052018
 

i’m on a little mini-break, this august bank holiday weekend, and am feeling great between the break, seeing old friends, the amazing weather, etc etc etc.  the trusty usb drive, however, is gathering dust at home as i forgot it.  fortunately, a rather embarrassing number of usb “thumb” drives in the car manage between them to have something to play, including this extremely good show from 1966.  i downloaded it 5 years ago this thursday, when jazamo reseeded it on dime.  comments below are jazamo’s to which i have nothing to add.


stan getz quartet feat astrud gilberto
philharmonie
berliner jazztage
berlin, germany
november 4, 1966

stan getz – tenor sax
gary burton – vibraphone
chuck israels – acoustic bass
roy haynes – drums

guest:
astrud gilberto – vocal*

01) intro (1:38)
02) on green dolphin street (7:40)
03) singing song (3:07)
04) the shadow of your smile (5:21)
05) o grande amor (6:40)
06) blues walk (6:46)
07) once upon a summertime (6:48)
08) edelweiss (6:48)
09) medley: desafinado / chega de saudade  (7:13)
10) one note samba* (3:18)
11) the shadow of your smile* (3:08)
12) eu e voce* (2:37)
13) corcovado* (4:15)
14) the telephone song* (1:54)
15) it might as well be spring* (4:17)
16) the girl from ipanema* (4:54)
17) jive hoot -> drum solo (9:59)

total time: 1:23:55

original hamhen lineage 2009:
dvb-c (48 khz/ 256 kbps) > nokia d-box 2 > harddisk > projectx .
edits were made with the mp3directcut software.

jazamo show notes 8/9/2013:
i was listening to this the other day, just a fantastic set! classic stan in the bossa nova era, add to that the sweet vocals of astrud gilberto, early gary burton, & legendary drumer roy haynes, wow! great sound and performance, this re-broadcast show is re-seeded it’s original mp2 format, nothing touched, and micro-sized to fit any dime ratio (even the spank-ees). all praise goes out to the original seeder hamhen for his perfect capture, and as always your comments are welcome!

did i mention it sounds great? i have seen only one other show from the bossa era for stan (other than his commercial releases), and that one (jazz door carnegie hall 1964) didn’t include astrud gilberto. she has had very few show pass thru here, all have had weak sound quality. this show was recorded at the end of the bossa era, as stan would go on to a new quartet with chick corea a year later. thanks again to hamhen for his fine capture.


sample: t06 blues walk.mp3
download: StanGetz_1966-11-04_(w_AstrudGilberto)_BerlinGermany.zip

no covers


Jul 292018
 

well, it’s been far too long without posting something with the word “groove”.  cooked up a nice dinner and afterwards was listening to this.  from downstairs, the family shouted “stop tapping your foot!”  ’nuff said, here it is.  over dinner, we were listening to corcoran holt (who i saw recently playing with kenny garrett in madrid), which my daughter put on thinking it might be classical.  won’t be fooled by a double-bass on an album cover again, i expect.

incidentally, the date of this is a bit vague.  the folder name is for 24-dec-1993, the info file has it as the 23rd, and the tracks themselves are labelled with “set 1” as on 24-dec and “set 2” as on 14-dec.


groove collective
unknown
tokyo, japan
december 23, 1993

gordon “nappy g” clay – vocals
fabio morgera – trumpet
richard worth – flute
bill ware – vibraphone
josh roseman – trombone
itaal shur – keyboards
genji siraisi – drums
jonathan maron – bass

1. intro
2. rent strike
3. ms. grier
4. chunky groove
5. balimka
6. tunji
7. satsuki
8. saturday afternoon
9. gengi monogatari

disc 2
1. rahsaansong
2. watchugot
3. dreamtime
4. the nerd
5. buddha head

sbd > ? > cdr > eac > flac
(wavelab to remove glitches; see below)

a great recording and a killer setlist. a few minor sound issues: about 1:29 into saturday afternoon there was some electronic mayhem, perhaps a cable being wiggled. it’s been cleaned up substantially. rahsaansong has about 2 minutes of very light static, perhaps from an earlier eac, which i spent a few hours cleaning up. the really offensive stuff is gone, but once you get started there’s always another tiny tic to remove, and if you listen closely you may still hear it. but, overall, not a big deal.

enjoy!

–mhg :: 03/19/12


sample: d2t02 watchugot.mp3
download:  GrooveCollective_1993-12-24_TokyoJapan.zip


Jul 162018
 

as for so many musicians i like these days, dime was my introduction to ambrose akinmusire.  the line up is what his website calls his “extraordinary working quintet”.  websites are so prone to hyperbole, but this is a fantastic group, and trumpet, sax & piano is wonderful & versatile combination.  these fm recordings from sunside are generally excellent, and this is no exception, including minimal dj voice-over (often a problem with french radio).

looking forward to hearing more from ambrose akinmusire et al.

www.ambroseakinmusire.com
www.waltersmith3.com
www.samharrispiano.com
harish raghava
justinbrowndrums.bandcamp.com


ambrose akinmusire quintet
sunside
paris, france
november 5th 2012

ambrose akinmusire, trumpet
walter smith iii, saxophones
sam harris, piano
harish raghavan, bass
justin brown, drums
+ logan richardson, tenor saxophone (#)

00- radio intro
01 to 05 : ut
06- snake bite (#) fades out
07- interview

86 minutes

source : france musique, jazz club (fm) / marantz fm tuner / rh-09r / audacity / xact


sample: t02.mp3
download: AmbroseAkinmusire_2012-11-05_Sunside_ParisFrance.zip

no covers.


Jul 152018
 

i was setting up this posting last week in madrid, but didn’t finish it.  so, a week later… from a posting on dime last december by ‘unclewolfi’.

www.irasullivanjazz.com
garrydial.com
www.jayandersonbass.com
www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hirshfield-96566539


red rodney ira sullivan quintet
jazzfest
philharmonie
berlin, germany
08.nov 1981

red rodney – tp, flh
ira sullivan – sax, tp, fl, flh
gary dial – p
jay anderson – b
jeffrey lee ‘jeff’ hirshfield – dr

01. announcement michael naura 00:46
02. just a little closer walk with thee (trad.) > crescent city (meyer) 10:19
03. speak like a child (hancock) > on a clear day (lane) > babies (meyer) 20:45
04. island song (dial) 10:20
05. bebop (gillespie) 05:34
06. monday’s dance (sullivan) 07:31

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/320 kbps) [radio station – kulturradio]


sample: t02 just a closer walk with thee – crescent city.mp3
download: RedRodney_IraSullivan_1981-11-08_Philharmonie_BerlinGermany.zip

covers by unclewolfi


Jul 052018
 

here’s a nice show by a piano trio from poland, that i was listening to the other day.  i’ve been kind of “off” piano trios for a while.  but… having liked it enough to copy it to my (still trusty) usb drive for the trip, i thought why not upload it while i have a few minutes?  this was u/l’ed by ‘ealfons’ in may 2012.

www.marcinwasilewskitrio.com


marcin wasilewski trio
beethovenhaus
bonn, germany
17 march 2012

marcin wasilewski, piano
slawomir kurkiewicz, kontrabass
michal miskiewicz, schlagzeug

01 big foot
01a interview
02 an den kleinen radioapparat
03 song for swirek
04 woke up in the desert
05 night train to you
06 mosaic
07 oz guizos
08 ballad of the sad young men
09 sleep safe and warm
10 diamonds and pearls

lineage: digital receiver -> sony mz-nh01 (pcm) -> waveeditor -> flac

recorded 2012-03-17 at beethovenhaus in bonn, germany
broadcast: 2012-04-16 & 2012-04-30, dradio & dlf


sample: t03 song for swirek.mp3
download: MarcinWasilewskiTrio_2012-03-17_Bonn.zip

no covers.


Jul 052018
 

well, this finishes (?) an unintentional run of shows from duc des lombards in paris.  this show by makaya mccraven is a little different than the last two postings here, more improvisational.  and having marquis hill on trumpet is a real plus.  see also this posting of a marquis hill show with makaya mccraven on drums, a nice counterpoint to this show.

the new york times had a good review of a makaya mccraven show (from a few months earlier, with a slightly different lineup) that touches on some of his techniques, and this show has a few comments on the same (just before a great cover of miles davis’ shivad from “live evil”).

‘elgaucho’ shared this on dime a couple of days after the show was broadcast.

www.makayamccraven.com
www.marquishill.com
robclearfield.com
mattgoldmusic.com
juniuspaulmusic.com


makaya mccraven
duc des lombards
paris, france
3 november 2016

makaya mccraven, drums
marquis hill, trumpet
rob clearfield, piano
matthew gold, guitar
junius paul, bass

set list :

01 three fifths a man 28:32
02 announcements 2:41
03 she knew 10:55
04 announcements 1:40
05 hungarian lullaby 8:42
06 announcements 2:47
07 sivad – yesternow 15:18

1:10:35 minutes

source : tsf (fm) / naim uniti / rh-09r / audacity / xact


sample: t03 she knew.mp3
download: MakayaMcCraven_2016-11-03_DucdesLombards_ParisFrance.zip

covers by pete:  car wash detail.


Jun 302018
 

this was the perfect decompression after some free jazz that didn’t go down all that well.  i thought the combination of tom harrell & wane escoffery worked really well (and why wouldn’t it?).  from an relyles upload to dime in early 2012.

www.tomharrell.com
www.wayneescoffery.com
www.dannygrissett.com
www.ugonnaokegwo.com
www.johnathanblake.com


tom harrell quintet
duc des lombards
paris, france
november 8, 2010

tom harrell – trumpet, flugelhorn
wayne escoffery – tenor saxophone
danny grissett – piano
ugonna okegwo – bass
johnathan blake – drums

01. unknown title – 5:36
02. unknown title – 9:52
03. unknown title – 9:26
04. unknown title – 10:08
05. unknown title – 11:37

total time = 46:40

radio broadcast -> cdr trade -> eac -> wav -> tlh -> flac


sample: t01 unknown title.mp3
download: TomHarrell_2010-11-08_DucdesLombards_ParisFrance.zip

covers by pete:  construction rubble detail.


Jun 212018
 

i was browsing through the bottom end of the alphabet and ran across this show from walter blanding, someone i know of only from googling him just now.  from his facebook page, it looks as if he’s (still) with the lincoln center jazz orchestra & that he’s just recorded a new album.  comments below, including a short bio, are from ‘relyles’ seed on dime in early 2012.

www.facebook.com/walter.blanding
dannimmer.com
www.facebook.com/carloshenriquezjazz
alidrums.com


walter blanding
may 23, 2011
duc des lombards, paris, france

radio broadcast -> cdr trade -> eac -> wav -> tlh -> flac

walter blanding – tenor saxophone
dan nimmer – piano
carlos henriquez – bass
ali jackson – drums

01. do you mind (dan nimmer) – 11:22
02. unknown title – 7:56
03. i got you- 7:07
04. emind? (walter blanding) – 8:30
05. unknown title – 6:54
06. modern day blues (dan nimmer) – 10:02
07. nilda (carlos henriquez) – 9:06
08. late – 8:42
09. unknown title – 6:19

total time = 76:01

walter blanding (tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet) was born on august 14, 1971 in cleveland, ohio to a musical family and began playing the saxophone at age six. in 1981, he moved with his family to new york city, and by age 16, he was performing regularly with his parents at the village gate. mr. blanding attended laguardia high school for music & art and the performing arts and continued his studies at the new school for social research. mr. blanding lived in israel for 4 years, where he had a major impact on the music scene, inviting great artists such as louis hayes, eric reed and others to perform. he also taught in several israeli schools and toured the country with his ensemble. during this period, newsweek described him as “jazz’s ambassador to israel.” his first recording, tough young tenors, was acclaimed as one of the best jazz albums of 1991. since then, he has performed or recorded with many artists, including cab calloway, the wynton marsalis septet, marcus roberts, illinois jacquet, eric reed, roy hargrove and others. his latest release, the olive tree, features fellow members of the jazz at lincoln center orchestra.


sample: t04 emind.mp3
download: WalterBlanding_2011-05-23_DucDesLombards_ParisFrance.zip

no covers


Jun 152018
 

here’s that bill evans show from kobe in 1978.  it is very hard to find out anything about this – so much so that i am now asking myself if it was properly labelled in the first place.  on the other hand, i did find a japanese bootleg online, that claims to be this show, and refers to comments in the tape to back it up (it also indicates it was an audience recording).  i’d have ordered that, just out of curiosity, but the japanese website was too hard to navigate for obvious reasons.  the notes below are from when ‘bluenote2005’ shared this on dime in july 2007.


bill evans trio, kobe japan, asia, 1978

source. radio. sound a-

bill evans-p
marc johnson-b
philly joe jones-d

help with set list please.
also track 5 and 8 had a gap of silence. i removed the silence and the tracks play much nicer. i don’t have the software to bridge the tracks together.

01. title 4:15
02. title 6:34
03. title 5:14
04. title 5:35
05a. title 4:53
05b. title 3:22
06. title 7:12
07. title 3:53
08a. tilte 5:35
08b. title 4:58

total 51:37


sample:  track 01.mp3
download: BillEvans_1978-XX-XX_KobeJapan.zip

no covers.