Feb 262016

i’ve taken the files for a number of postings offline (the postings are still on the site, but not the zip files). the download link should not be working for these (just text “download: invalid download id.”).  i’ve also tagged the posting as “archived”.

if you’d like a copy of one of these, leave me a comment, and i’ll see if i can put it back up for you temporarily.

i’ll be doing this sort of cleanup regularly.  i think the large number of files is affecting the service — download are starting to truncate routinely.

perhaps coincidentally, a few webcrawlers have been doing heavy downloads lately; i’ve blocked all the webcrawlers i can.

so, between removing a number of shows and blocking the webcrawlers, i hope these problems will go away.

 Posted by at 16:33
Apr 102013

johnny-griffin-eddie-lockjaw-davis-1962-10-10-penthouse-front-coveri think that you can never really get enough of johnny griffin & eddie “lockjaw” davis together.  finishing up now and thought it’s been a while… so tomorrow’s forecast is a johnny griffin & eddie “lockjaw” davis tsunami.

i was in budapest all last week, and caught micheller myrtill & her band swinguistique at fat mo’s. swinguistique were great, and much as the name might suggest; micheller has a lovely voice & gets the audience going.  don’t miss them if you get a chance.  and fat mo’s was very much my kind of place, wish i’d run across it sooner than my last day in budapest so i could spend some serious time there (that’s what you get on business trips, i guess…).

johnny griffin – eddie “lockjaw” davis quintet
the penthouse
seattle, wa
10-11 october, 1962

johnny griffin, eddie “lockjaw” davis – tenor saxophone
horace parlan – piano
buddy catlett – bass
art taylor – drums

october 10

1. the blues up and down – 8:03
2. owl – 8:56
3. bahia – 9:34
4. blue lou – 5:36

october 11

5. second balcony jump
6. how am i to know? – 10:59
7. tickle toe – 7:11
8. sophisticated lady – 4:28
9. theme / announcer (fades out) – 1:23


lineage: fm > ? > cdr > eac (secure) > cd wave > flac frontend

sample:  griff-lock1962-10-10_t04.mp3

download: JohnnyGriffin_EddieLockjawDavis_1962-10-10_Penthouse_SeattleWA.zip

Mar 162013

this was uploaded to dime as a dvd, back in july 2010.  i’ve been listening to a lot of shows recorded up in schenectady, ny, lately.  i thought that included some shows by frank vignola, and so gave this another listen.  well, i don’t have any shows by frank vignola from schenectady or albany, but it was a really fun show, so i thought it’d go well here.

this is only the audio from the dvd.  i’ve demux’ed it but have left it in the original ac3 format.  i can play that in fooobar2000, no problem, hope you can play .ac3 as well.

apologies for not uploading the entire dvd — it’s much larger than i wanted to upload today.  the show is in a livingroom (see the sharon house concert site), with a fantastic, intimate feel… and that’s just the video.  if i’m ever in that neck of the woods, i’m definitely going to try to catch a show.

frank vignola trio
february 19, 2010 friday
sharon house concerts,
sharon, ma. usa

frank vignola – guitar
vinny raniolo – guitar
gary mazzaroppi – bass

with special guests:
* jason anick – violin
+ george capernaros – guitar
^ lee shapiro – banjo

opening for frank is sharon high school sophomore jordan tetewsky,
a young electric jazz violinist who is starting to show promise.
01. violin solo #1
02. violin solo #2

sharon house concerts presents: the frank vignola trio
first set
01. stardust
02. getting sentimental over you
03. tico tico > stairway to heaven
04. gypsy mania
05. partita no. 2 (j.s.bach) > turkish march (mozart)
06. band intros
07. excerpts from camine
08. excerpts from camine 2
09. scheherazade medley >
10. flight of the bumblebee
11. frank speaks
12. nuages > how high the moon
13. rhythm futur
14. mystery pacific

second set
15. p.s.i love you *
16. swing 42 *
17. limehouse blues *
18. sound of silence *
19. “we’ve got another guest here”
20. minor swing *+
21. blues in e *+
22. are you ready for “in the mood”?
23. in the mood *^
24. misty
25. the world is waiting for the sunrise *

total time – 105:58

dvd ntsc – audio
sony trv460 ntsc camcorder > lg dr787t stand alone dvd burner >
total video converter > mpg2 > tmpgenc authoring works > dvd
> dvd audio extractor demux > .ac3

audience tripod shot with camera audio (sterero condenser mic)
with menu and chapters

camera and post production by “s”.

additional comments by “s” from original seed:
thanks to lee, gloria and zachary shapiro of sharon house concerts
for another amazing evening of music in their living room.

big “thank you” to frank vignola, gary mazzaroppi and vinny raniolo
for an awesome performance and for allowing it to be recorded.
please support the artists. there is nothing like a “live” concert.


please do not buy or sell. trade freely.


sample:  t22 are you in the mood.mp3

download: Invalid download ID.

Mar 032013

ran across this one in a folder “interesting covers”.  while i don’t remember adding it there, i really enjoyed listening again to the version of “love for sale” and indeed the whole show.  i only played with that “interesting cover” collection for a few months; but for that, this might otherwise have still been overlooked… perhaps i should pick that up again.  be that as it may, it’s a pity this is the only teddy edwards that i have.

teddy edwards
bass clef, hoxton, london
july 1989

teddy edwards, tenor
john pearce, piano
peter ind, bass
mark taylor, drums

1. take the “a” train 9:23
2. april love 8:32
3. love for sale 8:11
4. georgia 10:40
5. undecided 7:49
6. red top 7 :52

total time: 52:35

bbc fm>teac r2r @ 7.5 ips>wave>flac

recorded at the club ran by peter ind for ten years until 1994


sample:  03 love for sale

download: Invalid download ID.

Mar 022013

i’ve been travelling a lot lately, home one week out of the last 5 and out again next week.  getting a bit tired.

anyway, here’s the first of two covers of joni mitchell songs.  this show is a long-time favorite of mine, maria pia de vito singing a number of joni covers.  she has a great voice, well suited (i think) to the songs that she chose.

[update: actually, i just listened to the other show, from central park summer stage in 1999, and i’m not going to upload it.  didn’t really do as much for me as i had remembered, maybe later…]

maria pia de vito, danilo rea & enzo pietropaoli
“so right – a tribute to joni mitchell”
perugia, teatro pavone
15 july 2006

maria pia de vito, vocals; danilo rea, piano; enzo pietropaoli, bass

1. amelia
2. harlem in havana
3. little blue birds (d.rea)
4. god must be a boogie man
5. introduction danilo rea
6. a case of you
7. all i want
8. big yellow taxi
9. woodstock
10. answer me, my love
11. so right (e.pietropaoli)

lineage: rai radio 3 broadcast (21 nov 2006) > sanyo fmt-3510l fm tuner > audigy soundblaster > hd > sound forge 7.0 > cd wave editor > flac frontend (level 6)

sample: t7 all i want.mp3

download: Invalid download ID.

Jan 292013

off on a business trip, this was on the thumb drive that i brought along.  who’s that? i said, being ever feeble minded when it comes to remembering names.  listened to it … loved it.  the dime page showed that i d/l’ed it back in oct 2010 (tip o’ the hat to piergi), and liked it enough to add a comment that i loved it.  well, i haven’t changed, i still love it.  now where can i get some more?

i’m in budapest at the moment.  great city, really enjoy it every time that i come here.  but you need to plan ahead, which i singularly failed to do, as the penultimate performance of wagner’s the flying dutchman was on the day i arrived (arrive sooner… coulda woulda shoulda) and the last performance is on saturday (but i must be off friday night).  oh well.  looking into the schedule around the next couple of month-ends, maybe i can catch something here then… .. .

hungarians really seem to like meat, i swear it seems as if every dish has a bit, even my layered cabbage appetizer tonight.  the place we went boasted about it (meat, that is), and on the back of the waiter’s shirts, over a shoulder blade, it said things like ‘vegetarians are people who eat side dishes’ & ‘real men eat meat’.  and something i’ve not seen in a ‘meat’ restaurant:  a large group of women having dinner together.  didn’t look to see what they were having, but probably not side dishes.

bobby watson “horizon” quintet
studiodue -radio svizzera lugano
lugano, switzerland
10 november 1991

bobby watson – alto sax
terrell stafford – trumpet
edward simon – piano
? – bass
victor lewis – drums

1 – intro
2 – track 01 – karita
3 – track 02 – in case you missed it
4 – announce
5 – track 03 – i got it bed
6 – track 04 – country cornflakes
7 – radio outro

dvb-s linn preamp-pphilips cdr – wav – flac – dime a- (some noise on last track, i have used audacity to cut pops…)

sample:  04 – country cornflakes

download: Bobby_Watson_Quintet_1991-11-10_Lugano.zip

Jan 192013

i was listening to this as i slaved away late on a saturday night, and thought to myself that i’ve been listening to a fair bit of gerry mulligan lately.  so which to share here?  why not the one that i was listening to for the first time tonight…

gerry mulligan and the gerry mulligan concert jazz band
sunday, july 10, 1988 (20:30 – 21:15)
north sea jazz festival
pwa zaal
the hague, the netherlands
runtime: 55:35

source: dutch radio (dr) fm broadcast
lineage: fm > tape > cd-r > wav > flac > dime > wav > plaz_restore > flac(lvl8)

gerry mulligan (bar, ss); laurie frink, barry ries, bud burridge, gary guzio (tp); dave glenn, john fedchock, joe randazzo (tb); gary neawood, marty fogel (as), seldon powell, mark vinci (ts), tom boras (bar); bill charlap (p), dean johnson (b), bobby rosengarden (d).

1 sun on the stairs (5:46)
2 out back of the barn (6:57)
3 walk on the water (6:50)
4 bweebida bwobbida (9:10)
5 with a smile on your face (4:53)
6 absent friends (don’t go away) (5:04)
7 k-4 pacific (11:21^) [inc, tf at ~8:00]
8 line for lyons (4:29)
9 radio announcement (1:01)

^ tape flip spliced at 47:20

sample:  1 Sun on the Stairs.mp3

download: Gerry_Mulligan_Jazz_Band_1988-07-10_The_Hague.zip

Jan 132013

here’s a great show by the charlie haden quartet from sometime in 1988, down in nice, southern france.  don’t know precisely when or where (maybe the nice jazz festival?), nor even if it’s the whole show… but it’s well worth a listen; i’ve added the entire 11-minute first song as a sample.

charlie haden quartet
nice, france

charlie haden
ernie watts
alan broadbent
paul motian

setlist :

1. segments 11:06
2. lonely woman 23:58
3. sandino 5:45


source : fm / yamaha kx 500 / maxell xl2s / audacity / xact
audio quality : a- (fm hiss)

sample:  01 Segments.mp3

download: Charlie_Haden_Quartet_1988_Nice_France.zip

Jan 052013

well, enough slow and sad.  while we’re still close enough to christmas to get away with it, here is my all-time favorite christmas jazz show, featuring the fantastic dwight trible singing.  why have i not heard of him before?  anyway, the seeder on dime (ladyface57) “edited out two songs which do not fit in this category”… i’m not sure if ladyface57 meant jazz or christmas or both.  around here, this got a lot of play over the past few weeks (i even burnt an audio cd!).  so tuck this away for another 11 months & then do the same.

paul zauner quintet featuring dwight trible

paul zauner (trombone, announcements)
klemens pliem (tenor saxophone, flute)
carlton holmes (piano)
wolfram derschmidt (bass)
dusan novakov (drums)
dwight trible (vocals)

01: we three kings – 11:25
02: merry christmas, baby – 4:51
03: merry christmas (?) – 6:04
04: cristo redentor – 5:47
05: unknown tune – 6:20
06: unknown tune – 6:19
07: unknown tune – 8:00
08: blue christmas – 9:39
09: africa (not complete) – 6:12

recorded by orf @ radiokulturhaus, vienna (austria), december 17, 2012 –
lineage: ö1 radio broadcast (live) –> cable receiver — cd –> hard disc –> audacity –> tlh

sample: 02 merry christmas, baby.mp3

download: Paul_Zauner_Quintet_2012-12-17_Vienna_Austria.zip

Jan 052013

ran across this a week or so ago, when i was tidying things up a bit, and realized that i’d played it 3 or 4 times since.  so here it is.  slow, kind of sad (“turn out the stars”; “ne me quittes pas”;”i ain’t got nothing but the blues”), just the thing for these short, cold, wet early january days when the christmas cheer is fading away…

karrin allyson
duc des lombards
paris, france

karrin allyson, vocals, piano
ed howard, bass
rod fleeman, guitar

setlist :

1- ut
2- turn out the stars (evans)
3- ut
4- footprints (shorter)
5- double rainbow (jobim)
6- i’m always chasing rainbows
7- ut
8- ne me quitte pas (brel)
9- i ain’t got nothing but the blues (fitzgerald)
10- smile (chaplin)
11- ut
12- ut

total time : 58 minutes

source : fm (tsf jazzlive) / naimuniti / r-09hr / audacity / xact


sample: 02 Turn out the stars.mp3

download: Invalid download ID.