Jun 282020

time for something a little lighthearted jazz theatre.  dr. pinch himself is a bit over the top, layering on his character a bit thick, but what can you expect from “a minor character from the comedy of errors“?  and the pinchtones are marvelous.  they’d be a fun band to have at a garden party, if you lived in los angeles and had lots of money.  or at a wedding, except the doctor would no doubt try to steal the show…

dr pinch and the pinchtones
union station 75th anniversary
union station, south patio stage
los angeles, ca
3 may 2014

lineup – unknown but possibly:
mary goodchild as hilda (percussions & vocals)
ashley dewitt as ida (vocals))
jim lang as herr lang (piano)
garret lang as giert (bass)
david melville as dr pinch (vocals & announcer)

01 stirred by a spoon 1:48
02 winter in my heart 3:38
03 your secret is safe with me 2:47
04 better than dreams 1:57
05 swing on a vine 2:58
06 ut 3:36
07 i lose my concentration 2:30
08 ut 2:02
09 i am still in love with you 2:36
10 every little raindrop 2:53
11 ut 2:19
12 snow in georgia 3:57
13 i’ll see you in my dreams 3:26
14 bei mir bist du schön 4:38


dsm6 -> pac6lc3b -> r-09hr -> soundforge -> flac


samples: t05 swing on a vine.mp3t07 i lose my concentration.mp3
download: DrPinch_2014-05-03_UnionStation_LosAngelesCA.zip

Aug 232015

another one that i ran across while tidying up a bit.  this is great!  going to have to put a copy of this in my car.  tried to buy the cd from their website, but i don’t believe they really ship to korea for free & couldn’t find how to contact them.  i’ll try again later…

i was sorry to read on their website that slim richey, the guitarist, passed away in may of this year.  my condolences.  however, the jitterbug vipers are still performing (only in the austin area, in case you need a good reason to go there), but with a new lineup.  and to think that i’ll be in transit through dallas/fortworth next month… no, probably a bit too far to go during my layover.

http://www.sarahsharp.com/ and sarah is also part of the duo kaliyo http://www.kaliyo.com/

the jitterbug vipers
the continental club
austin, texas
13 march 2014

sarah sharp- vocals
slim richey- guitar
francie meaux jeaux- bass
masumi jones- drums

1. intro
2. adder on a ladder (phoebe’s dream) <sarah sharp/kristopher lee wade>
3. banter
4. a viper just the same <sarah sharp/kristopher lee wade>
5. banter
6. what a little moonlight can do <sarah sharp>
7. so high <tab benoit>
8. stuff it <sarah sharp/elizabeth mcqueen>
9. banter
10. billie’s blues <billie holiday>
11. banter
12. that was just the sauce talking <sarah sharp/jacob jaeger>
13. banter
14. who put the benzedrine in mrs murphy’s ovaltine <harry “the hipster” gibson hipster>
15. viper moon <sarah sharp/slim richey>
16. banter
17. dangerous <sarah sharp/katie holmes>
18. undecided <sid robin/charlie shavers>
19. banter/band intros
20. when i get low i get high <marion sunshine>

tt 01:02:43

source 1: audience [rode nt4 stereo mic]
source 2: onstage [apex condenser mic x 2]
source 3: soundboard [main mix]
>tascam dr-680 [44.1khz, 16bitwav]
taped by joshua cain, mixed in audacity by scdegraaf

sample: t06 what a little moonlight can do.mp3
download:  JitterbugVipers_2014-03-13_ContinentalClub_AustinTX.zip

Jul 042014

MeschiyaLake_and_her_LittleBigHorns_2012-09-11_photoanother show that made it onto the ssd drive for this trip… like the last one, this sounds like it was a fun night!  and, like the last one, i seem to want to put it into several categories.  maybe the categories need to be expanded. anyway, it’s a great show that i’ve listened two a couple of times already.  enjoy!


meschiya lake and her little big horns
club the q-bus
leiden, the netherlands
11 sept 2012

1. egyptian in love
2. the curse of an aching heart
3. buona sera
4. i’d like to burn with you
5. satan, your kingdom must come down
6. sweet substitute
7. i’ll wait for you
8. all alone and wonderin’ why
9. tell ’em nothin’
10. title unknown
11. mississippi dreamboat
12. jack, i’m mellow
13. sweet marijuana
14. indian red
15. midnight on the bayou
16. dreamboat
17. electric chair blues
18. i believe in music
19. title unknown
20. reefer man

jazz blues
taped by ane (flipp022)
audience recording
audio recorder sony pcm-d50(1)
microfoon ca-14 withhout pre-amp only power and plug of the recorder
the sound quality is very good hifi stereo ++++++++++++
flac level> 8
20 tracks

thanks so much, lazaruslong for the setlist, you are the man.

sample:  t01_egyptian in love.mp3

download: MeschiyaLake&HerLittleBigHorns_2012-09-11_Qbus_LeidenNLD.zip

Jul 042014

LillianBoutteComboZaire_w_PeeWeeEllis 2012-06-27_screenshothere’s one that was shared by ‘doyadig’ back in june 2012 (actually just 2 days after the show).  a very nice recording that sort of knocked me back… i listen to almost everything that i get (so re-listens are not that common), and this one was one of those rare “wow, if i’d ‘a heard this, i’d ‘a remembered it”.  there are a couple of very short avi files (shot with a smartphone) that are nice as well, but the music is all flac of course.

and what about my break, mentioned in my last post… ah, the magic of ssd drives, and remembering that i had one just in time to throw a quick and fairly random selection of stuff on to it, particularly shows that i didn’t remember.  a strategy that paid off, say i.

as doyadig said, hope you enjoy!

lillian bouttè’s combo zaire featuring pee wee ellis
jazzascona (stage debarcadero)
ascona, switzerland
27 june 2012 (10pm)

lillian boutté vocals
pee wee ellis tenor sax
danny liet jr guitar
dan moore piano
torben bjornskor upright bass
matt brown drums

cd1 set one ( 49:00 )

01 – intro > times are gettin’ tougher than tough 06:44
02 – almost like being in love 06:05
03 – the frim fram sauce 05:21
04 – 04:27
05 – pee wee solo 06:01
06 – lipstick traces 04:24
07 – i’ve got what it takes (but it breaks my heart to give it away) 06:20
08 – wait a minute baby (?) 09:36

cd2 set two ( 56:05 )

01 – now baby or never 05:34
02 – right key wrong keyhole 06:19
03 – cry to me 05:23
04 – strong medecine 08:27
05 – i feel good 06:13
06 – something’s got a hold on me 05:45
07 – 06:06
08 – barefootin* 12:15

* jamming with members of irma thomas band

total length: 105 min 05 secs

source: sp-bmc-10 > sp-spsb-11 > roland r05 (24 bit/48 khz)
transfer: hd > cdwav (track splits) > wavepad sound editor (downsampling/fades) > tlh level 6 (encoding/fingerprints) > utorrent 3.1.3

taper: doyadig
position: 2 meters from right speakers
sound quality: i think i found the sweet spot on this one, and very little crowd noise

file size: 828 mb

i went a little offtrack from my usual tastes with this one, but i didn’t feel like staying at home the other night.  so i decided to visit this years’ jazzascona, which used to be called new orleans fest, and glad i did so.

actually, it was the presence of pee wee ellis as guest which convinced me to get on the half hour train from my place.  i missed him about a month ago when i thought he’d be backing cheikh lo at winterthurs’ afro-pfingsten, but the senegalese brought an all african band instead.

very enjoyable little show, i was right in front and the audience was very well “behaved”.  most festival visitors were sweating inside the main stage because irma thomas was performing at the same time.

included in the folder two short clips i took with my pocket camera.

hope you enjoy

sample:  t03 – the frim fram sauce.mp3

download: LillianBoutteComboZaire_w_PeeWeeEllis_2012-06-27_Ascona.zip

Jun 112014

BigBadVoodooDaddy_2010 01-01_picas so often, a post of something that i’ve been listening to lately.  i’ve downloaded several bbvd live shows, and this one has a better sound  (pretty good, actually, being fm-sourced) than most of them.

the files for download are labelled 1-jan-2010, but if you listen to it, they get to midnight and auld lang syne towards the end of the show, so it really should be 31-dec-2009.  but…  i downloaded them like that, and didn’t [bother to] change it either on the files, the .zip or even on this posting.  picky picky picky.

i’ve included the cd covers that ‘fastone’ posted in a comment when ‘scooter123’ shared this on dime back in late 2010.


big bad voodoo daddy
disney hall
los angeles, california
1 jan 2010

scotty morris, guitar
anthony von sera, trumpet
glen marhevka , trumpet
alex henderson, trombone
andy rowley, saxophone
dirk shumaker, bass
carl hunter, alto saxaphone
joshua levy, keyboards
kurt sodergren, drums

1. come on
2. calloway boogie
3. pinstripe suit
4. hey now
5. you & me & the bottle makes three
6. 5-10-15
7. jumpin’ jive
8. reefer man
9. minnie the moocher
10. old man of the mountain
11. zig zaggety wup wup
12. simple songs
13. jumping jack
14. i wanna be like you
15. go daddy-o

16. call of the jitterbug
17. big time opera
18. auld lang syne (“old anxiety”)
19. how big can you get
20. so long, farewell, goodbye

TT 1:32

wbgo fm feed > maudio 24b sound card > edirol (24b) > goldwave > media monkey

sample:  t03_pinstripe suit.mp3

download: BigBadVoodooDaddy_2010-01-01_DisneyHall_LosAngelesCA.zip

Jan 062014

kind of in the mood for some ‘gypsy jazz’ today, this is about the third (shortish) show i’ve listened to this morning, and the best so far.

actually, i’m working my way through all the “hot club” concerts that i have copies of…. hot club d’autriche (this one), hot club de zazz, hot club of cowtown (two shows), hot club of san francisco, one that’s just labelled ‘hot club’, the hot swing trio.  hmmmm.  not sure i’ll make it through all of them today or perhaps even at all before feeling like a change.

anyway, this is a great show, and the original notes claim it’s even played on a stradivarius.

hot club d’autriche
bad radkersburg, austria
11 nov 2012

benjamin schmid (violin)
diknu schneeberger, martin spitzer (guitars)
joschi schneeberger (bass)

01: radio intro – 0:47
02: r-vingt-six – 3:57
03: radio announcer – 3:44
04: servus, karl – 6:41
05: hungaria – 3:01
06: nuages – 7:15
07: radio announcer – 4:13
08: troublant bolero – 7:03
09: medley: night and day –> sweet georgia brown –> honeysuckle rose – 12:35
10: radio announcer – 1:29
11: gipsy fire – 3:58

recorded by orf @ zehnerhaus, bad radkersburg (austria), november 11, 2012 [jazzliebe festival]
lineage: radio steiermark broadcast –> cd –> hard disc –> audacity –> tlh (flac 8)

benjamin schmid plays an original stradivari violin!

sample:  t05 hungaria.mp3

download: Hot_Club_dAutriche_2012-11-11_Bad_Radkersburg.zip

Dec 142012

[update 2017-01-15:  i had archived this some time ago, and in checking this before re-uploading, i found that this show – or parts of it – may since have been issued 2012 on eagle records, as the abc & d of boogie woogie – live in paris.  discogs.com lists ‘live in paris’, noting that it was “recorded between 7th and 11th september 2010 at duc des lombards, paris”.  so… the following is no longer available here.]

this is something that i picked up back in september 2010, and that is always a favorite of mine whenever a little boogie woogie is called for. recorded from french radio by metro_cubo, it has the inevitable talkative dj, but at least he doesn’t talk over the music (as some of them do… what is it with french dj’s? they love the sound of their own voices). anyway, it’s a fantastic recording.

16 tracks, but unfortuntately no setlist

the a,b,c & d of boogie woogie
duc des lombards
paris, france
early show

charlie watts, drums
axel zwingenberger, piano
ben waters, piano
dave green, bass

tt 76:26

(no setlist)

france musique broadcast > onkyo tx-8511 fm tuner > edirol r-09 > hd via usb > sound forge 7.0 > cd wave editor > flac frontend (level 6)

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download: — removed —