i’m going to be taking a little break to listen to a super series of japanese jazz thanks to josé miguel lopez, the host of discópolis jazz on rtve (radio y television española). there are over 35 in the series so far, from broadcasts going back over 2 years, which you can download from the discópolis pages on the rtve website (link below).
there’s actually a lot more there (not all jazz, but a lot!) — josé miguel only plays the japanese concerts once or twice a week, as far as i can tell. still, at around an hour each, it’s a massive view into contemporary japanese jazz. the shows are all at the nhk fureai hall.
and — a nice surprise — the bold josé miguel doesn’t talk over the music. good man yerself, pepe. and good commentary, to boot.
tracking these was a bit of a conundrum, as the mp3 cutters (not editors) don’t have user interfaces that play nice with me. it’s probably me. so i’ve setup a little assembly line process that ends up with ffmpeg doing the tracking. whatever works, eh?