Oct 082019
 

this is from one of my favorite venues, the nch right here in dublin.  there don’t seem to be as many of these broadcasts as there once were, which is really too bad, but the programming at the nch is still very good.  anyway, it was around time for some more singing around here, and this and the next one might fit the bill.


matthew ford & rté national concert orchestra
celebrating the words and music of mr frank sinatra
national concert hall
dublin, ireland
friday 23 april 2010.

conductor and arranger john wilson,
big band singer matthew ford
and the rté concert orchestra

01 face the music and dance
02 it all depends on you
03 nice and easy
04 you make me feel so young
05 music break
06 come fly with me
07 from this moment on
08 luck be a lady
09 when your love has gone
10 ive got you under my skin
11 my kind of town (chicago)
12 new york (new york)
13 so i face the final curtain

received direct from air on f.m. using an analog receiver.
transfer infomation direct to hard drive via fly lead ,ear out panasonic unit to mic in (mono input) to audigy
souncard as wavs at 44 khz.traders little helper flac front end compression * to internet.

present an evening of hits made famous by ol’ blue eyes himself.
all songs are performed in the original orchestrations created for sinatra,
by such master arrangers as nelson riddle, billy may and don costa.
songs on the night include let’s face the music, come fly with me, i’ve got you under my skin,
my kind of town and more.


sample: t01 face the music (and dance).mp3
download: Matthew Ford 2010-04-23 (Celebrating Sinatra) NCH, Dublin Ireland.zip


Sep 142019
 

here’s another jfk layover special, a bit of vocals this time.  i am very fortunate:  don’t have to change terminals, found a decent spanish tapas bar, have an hour or two battery on ye olde laptoppe.  btw, in pulling the details for this one, i noticed that the info file had no setlist info.  but, crowdsourcing at its best, we have a fairly complete setlist from the tracker on dime.  so update your copy of the info file.


roberta gambarini quintet
teatro d’annunzio
pescara, italy
july 13 2012

roberta gambarini voc
justin robinson as fl
sullivan fortner p
ameen saleem b
quincy phillips dr

01- announcement by club mc (00:22)
02- ????? (03:01) vocal solo
03- nobody else but me (02:42)
04- rb announcement (00:50)
05- moody’s groove (04:15)
06- rb announcement (00:25)
07- italian singing (05:08)
08- rb announcement (03:09)
09- on the sunny side of the street (06:42)
10- rb announcement/bolivian?? (05:55)
11- sicily/rb announcement (08:12)
12- rb announcement/with every breath i take (04:44)
13- rb announcement (00:38)
14- multi-colored blue (09:41)
15- ???? (06:28)
16- lover come back to me/rb announcement/set closer (08:14)
17- when lights are low (07:07)

torsone’s aud recording
sony md- cd-r -wav-flac 8


sample: (also pending!)
download: RobertaGambarini_2012-07-13_PescaraItaly.zip


Sep 012019
 

like the last show posted here (which also feature ranee lee), this was shared on dime by ‘plaz_restore’, and again the comments below are from the info file.  i love the comment “…and taurey butler (piano). this was only the third concert that butler played since joining the quintet two days prior.”  anyway, that’s about it for shows from that great northern land, at least for now.


ranee lee quintet
winnipeg international jazz festival
west end cultural centre theatre
winnipeg, manitoba, canada
1 july 2010

ranee lee – vocals
richard ring – guitar
taurey butler – piano
morgan moore – bass

1 surrey with the fringe on top (rogers/hammerstein) 6:09
2 she’s come undun (randy bachman, burton cummings) 3:46
3 fire and rain (james taylor) 8:10
4 one note samba (antonio carlos jobim, newton mendonca) 6:26
5 beautiful love (egbert alstyne, haven gillespie, burke van heusen) 5:08
6 swinging shepherd blues (moe koffman, kenny jacobson, rhoda roberts) 3:46
7 a crooked road (pat metheny, samantha moore) 8:10
8 stromy weather (harold arlen, theodore koehler) 6:22

runtime: 48:00

dave laing – drumsbroadcast: ‘canada live’ on cbc radio two
mpeg ii, layer 1 (192 kb/s, 48 khz, stereo)
recorded and edited at 44.1 khz suitable for cd audio
lineage: l-band broadcast > dab receiver > hd @ 44.1 khz > edit > flac(lvl8)

ranee lee is a consumate performer. an accomplished singer who started out as a jazz drummer and saxophonist, now she’s also an author of children’s books and an educator. she appeared at the 2010 winnipeg international jazz festival with her quintet in her first visit in 15 years. this performance was on canada day and ranee reflected that on this same day 18 years ago in 1992, she became a canadian citizen. she’s well known to winnipeg audiences and they appreciated the passion she brought to the stage. ranee recently won a juno in the category of vocal jazz album of the year for her live cd “lives upstairs”.

this performance is a mix of old and new, and includes a swing version of “she’s come undun” by winnipeg’s guess who.  ranee is accompanied by her husband richard ring on guitar and 3 very capable montreal players: david laing (drums), morgan moore (bass) and taurey butler (piano). this was only the third concert that butler played since joining the quintet two days prior.


sample: t2 she’s come undone.mp3
download: RaneeLee_2010-07-13_WinnipegManitoba.zip


Sep 012019
 

here’s a lovely set by oliver jones, and featuring vocals by ranee lee on some songs.  the comments below are (like the other details) copied from the info file.


oliver jones trio & friends
le festival international de jazz de montréal
l’astral
montréal, québéc, canada
30 june 2009

oliver jones – piano
eric lagace – bass
jim doxas – drums

guest artists:
chester ‘chet’ doxas – saxophone
ranee lee – vocals
richard ring – guitar

01 simple blues (oliver jones) 7:24
02 talk 1:45
03 i’m getting sentimental over you (george bassman, django reinhardt) 7:58
04 d 4 doxas (oliver jones) 10:02
05 four (miles davis, jon hendricks) 6:30
06 beautiful love (egbert van alstyne, haven gillespie, wayne king, ned washington, victor young) 4:43
07 stormy weather (henri hamel) 5:45
08 lady be good (guy bolton, george gershwin, ira gershwin, fred thompson) 4:37
09 dance again diana (oliver jones) 5:17
10 dizzy nest (oliver jones) 4:43
11 nighttime (oscar peterson) 6:55
12 rhapsody in blue (george gershwin) 8:52
13 hymn to freedom (harriet hamilton, oscar peterson) 5:20

runtime: 79:56

broadcast: ‘canada live’ on cbc radio two
mpeg ii, layer 1 (256 kb/s, 48 khz, stereo)
recorded, edited and mastered at 44.1 khz (suitable for cd audio)

cbc production credits:
richard lavallee – producer
pierre plante – recording engineer
pierre dulong – assistant recording engineer

oliver jones is one of canada’s finest pianist, and a top-notch composer/arranger. his career intertwines with the history of jazz in montréal where he was born and raised. if you are a jazz piano enthusiast and you haven’t heard of oliver jones, it may be because he grew up in the shadow of another montréal pianist by the name of oscar peterson. peterson was jones’ idol, inspiration, mentor, friend, and compatriot. in his own right, jones received the highest artistic honour available in canada, the governor general’s performing arts award for lifetime artistic achievement.

the scope of jones repertoire is uncanny. he normally reserves about 20% of his stage time to fulfilling requests, and few have stumped him. in this piano trio concert, the usual request time is filled with some very welcome guest appearances from some of montreal’s other jazz stars.


sample: t03 i’m getting sentimental over you.mp3
download: OliverJones_2009-06-30_lAstral_MontrealQC.zip


Aug 242019
 

here’s a treat: hilary kole live at the iridium, singing a lot of ‘standards’, though not all standards that i’ve heard much (as she comments about one song, actually).  the only glitch is that the recording cuts out 30 minutes into the second set!  this was a live webstream (so a rare video here on cipjazz), with a bonus (ding! ding! ding!) of demuxed & tracked audio (.m4a a.k.a. aac-lc).  yeah, basically i just wanted to listen to this in my car.


hilary kole – 2014-04-30
iridium jazz club
new york city, usa
30 april 2014
live webstream

hilary kole – vocals (& piano on “haunted heart”)
adam birnbaum – piano
paul gill – bass
aaron kimmel – drums

set 1

01 announcer intro
02 get happy!
03 hk chat
04 i just found out about love
05 hk chat
06 while we’re young
07 hk band intros
08 love you madly
09 hk chat
10 lush life
11 the wrong time
12 hk chat
13 the man that got away
14 i only have eyes for you
15 two for the road
16 hk chat
17 there’s a small hotel
18 hk long intro to “haunted heart”
19 haunted heart
20 hk chat & band intros
21 nobody else but me
22 announcer

time 1:09:32

set 2

23 announcer intro
24 stompin’ at the savoy
25 hk chat
26 better than anything
27 hk chat
28 come back to me
29 hk band intros & chat
30 good morning heartache
31 the end of a love affair
32 hk chat
33 cottage for sale (incomplete)

time 30:17


sample: t11 the wrong time.mp3
download: HilaryKole_2014-04-30_IridiumJazzClub_NYC.zip


Aug 182019
 

and here’s another featuring geoffrey keezer on keyboards.  about time i had a dianne reeves show up here!  enjoy!


dianne reeves
twin cities jazz festival
amsterdam bar
st. paul, mn
june 28, 2014

dianne reeves, vocals
romero lubambo, guitar
geoffrey keezer, keyboards
reginald veal, bass
terreon gully, drums

disc 1 (60:40)
1. <introduction> – 6:26
2. summertime – 9:37
3. dreams – 9:18
4. stormy weather – 9:38
5. tango – 17:25
6. love is here to stay – 8:14

disc 2 (58:53)
1. cold – 7:34
2. i want you – 12:30
3. waiting in vain – 23:12
4. better days – 15:36

total time = 1 hour 59 minutes 33 seconds

source: dpa 4061 > dpa mma6000 > zoom h2 (24/48 wav)
lineage: hd > sound forge + cep > cd wave editor > tlh (16/44 flac)


sample: d1t06 love is here to stay.mp3
download: DianneReeves_2014-06-28_TwinCitiesJazzfest_StPaulMN.zip


Aug 152019
 

i seem to be on a run of shows that need to be turned up!  this one just has low levels – better you turn it up than i mess with it.  be that as it may, here’s a good quality audience recording from a super canadian vocalist.  it’s a long show, with quite a bit of variety.


carol mccartney quintet
the gasworks
hamilton, ontario, canada
26 march 2015

carol mccartney: vocals
brian dickinson: piano
chris robinson: tenor sax
kieran overs: bass
terry clarke: drums

set 1:
01 – night and day (06:05)
02 – is you is or is you ain’t my baby (06:31)
03 – west coast blues (05:51)
04 – i’m old-fashioned (05:22)
05 – for heaven’s sake (07:09)
06 – be cool (07:03)
07 – chega de saudade [no more blues] (06:45)
08 – solitary moon (04:45)
09 – just you, just me (05:47)
10 – dearly beloved (06:31)

set 2:
11 – almost twelve (05:23)
12 – everything i’ve got belongs to you (04:43)
13 – here’s to life (06:40)
14 – dat dere (04:38)
15 – yesterdays (05:15)
16 – more than you know (04:46)
17 – today (06:30)
18 – i love being here with you (05:49)
19 – in the wee small hours (04:44)

total time: 1:50:28

lineage: dpa 4060’s > church audio preamp > sony pcm-10 (24/96) > magix sound forge 11 (16/44.1) > flac
taped/seeded by: jmz93

this show was a benefit in aid of a very worthy charity, an instrument for every child, which provides music lessons and instruments to underserved students. please check out: http://hamiltonmusiccollective.ca/


sample: t07 chega de saudade.mp3t08 solitary moon.mp3
download: CarolMcCartney_2015-03-26_HamiltonOntarioCanada.zip


Aug 102019
 

maria joão has been a favorite of mine for a number of years, and she & david linx really shine in this original & refreshing versions of songs from porgy & bess.  it’d be great to see her in a full production of the show, wouldn’t it?


brussels jazz orchestra feat. david linx & maria joão
bremer musikfest
landgericht
bremen, germany
2012-09-01

01 intro for porgy (duet) (mário laginha, arranged frank vaganée)
02 i’ve got plenty of nothing (duet)*
03 a woman is a sometime thing*
04 oh, doctor jesus (duet)*
05 clara, clara, don’t you be downheartet*
06 bess, you are my woman now (duet)*
07 summertime (duet)*
08 oh lord, i’m on my way*
09 i love you, porgy (duet)*
10 a red-headed woman (duet)*
11 buzzard song*
12 summertime*
13 coda for bess (duet) (mário laginha, arranged frank vaganée)

* (m.: george gershwin, arranged frank vaganée, w.: ira gershwin, edwin du bose heyward)

min 89:29

fm (analog cable) – audacity – xact

the orchestra played 3 sets, this is a “best of”.


sample: t05 clara, clara, don’t you be downheartet.mp3
download: BrusselsJazzOrchestra_2012-09-07_DavidLinx_MariaJoao_BremenGermany.zip


Aug 072019
 

i got back from vacation in the mood for some jazz vocals, and this was the first show that i pulled up.  it’s a good recording, but needs a bit of volume, so turn it up (do i keep saying that?).   see also the comments from scooter123, below — not much to add to that!


billy vera big band
live at catalina’s bar & grill
los angeles, ca
8 june 2014

1. intro theme
2. unknown
3. intro theme
4. grits aint groceries
5. little jimmy scott
6. someone to watch over me
7. if i could be with you
8. since i fell for you
9. cherry
10. is you is, or is you ain’t my baby?
11. when it’s sleepytime down south
12. you’re a sweethear
13. sweet lorraine
14. i want to be loved
15. what i do
16. you’re the one
17. just a sittin and a rockin
18. my little brown book
19. i’m a lucky so and so
20. blue and sentimental
21. i want a little girl
22. good morning blues
23. room with a view of the blues
24. what did you think
25. outro theme

tt: 1:28

genre: jazz vocal
audience tape: a+
mikes: schoeps mk4 > actives > nbox >
recorder: sony m-10
transfer: goldwave (volume boost, compression > dither to 16b) > media monkey (flac transfer l8)
location: right center
recorded by scooter123
not for sale. free trade only

tapers notes:

billy vera is a legend here in los angeles. his mom was a singer on the perry como show, and her
musical talents obviously rubbed off on billy, who got his start writing songs for country and gospel
artists, such as judy clay and dolly parton. in the 70’s he formed a band, billy and the beaters,
which had minor hits such as “i can take care of myself” and “what did you think (at this moment).”

in the 80’s, he produced lou rawls last four lps and starred in some bit roles in television and
movies. he enjoyed a re-discovery when michael buble’ had a hit, 8 million copies strong, of
“what did you think.”

he is fan of doo-wop and the great songs of the 30’s and 40’s written by black artists, and this show
is dedicated to those writers, but with a big band accompaniment, a 16 pc horn and reed section. it
coincides with his new release, “big band jazz” which was released in 2013.

crowd noise in one direction was oppressive, so tracks were faded out to zero between tracks

dedicated to little jimmy scott, jazz singer.


samples: t19 i’m just a lucky so and so.mp3 and t09 cherry.mp3
download: BillyVera_2014 06-08_Catalinas_LosAngelesCA.zip


Jul 072019
 

i was watching the 1955 version of guys & dolls, with frank sinatra and marlon brando a week or two ago, and ‘if i were a bell’ has popped up a number of times since, including this fun performance from cleo laine.  and it is fun! which is more than i can say for brando’s singing in the movie (not that he ever sang ‘ding dong ding dong ding’… that would have been a real treat), though he was a good choice in other respects.   they must have been thinking of this movie when they made paint your wagon.


cleo laine, johnny dankworth, and guests
uk tv special 1980

cleo laine – vocals
johnny dankworth – saxophones

guests;
henry mancini – piano
stephane grappelli – violin
sky (uk prog rock band)

01 if i were a bell
02 cavatina
03 wave
04 it can’t be love
05 the days of wine and roses
06 track 06
07 nuages
08 cannonball
09 track 09
10 music

standalone tv sound tuner -> revox b77 -> alesis masterlink (track splits, fades) -> cdr -> eac to flac
no dsp applied


sample: t01 if i were a bell.mp3
download: CleoLaine_1980-xx-xx_UK_TVSpecial_w_Grappelli_Mancini.zip