Oct 072018
 

well, this has been something of a run, between posts here and to dime.  but i think it ends with this charming show by twana rhodes (who i’d not heard of before).  this was combined with a show by dianne reeves in a video, but i quite preferred this show.  so i’ve split it out into a separate video file and (very unusually) am uploading the video here, with an added bonus (here only) of demuxed, tracked, audio (in the original ac3 format).  learned a bit more about using ffmpeg and had some fun.  good thing i quite liked this, having listened to it around 3 times in the process.


twana rhodes & köstritzer jazz quartet
jazz baltica
salzau, germany
mid-1990s, exact date unknown

twana rhodes – vocals
mathias nadolny – sax
hendrik soll – piano
gunnar plümer – bass
thomas alkier – drums

1. glass house  4:26
2. through the night  6:58
3. window pane  3:48
4. i should have known (with band intros)  7:23

tt 22:36

http://www.twana-rhodes.com/
http://www.matthiasnadolny.de
http://www.hendriksoll.de/

original lineage:
all tracks are vhs rip via videoglide to an uncompressed .mov file then edited encoded via final cut pro.

additional lineage:
this was one of two shows shared in a single dvd-format (vob) video: twana rhodes & köstritzer band at
jazz baltica, salzau, germany sometime in the 1990s, and dianne reeves at jazzfestival bern, bern,
switzerland sometime in 1994. the video was converted into an mp4 container, which itself was then split
into the separate concerts.

as above (.vob) > ffmpeg (convert to one mp4 file > ffmpeg (split) > two .mp4 files
ffmpeg command (vob to mp4):
ffmpeg -y -i “concat:vts_01_1.vob|vts_01_2.vob|vts_01_3.vob|vts_01_4.vob” -vcodec copy -acodec copy “dianne reeves 1994 bern & twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4”
ffmpge commands (split mp4)
ffmpeg -y -ss 00:00:00 -t 00:39:03 -i “dianne reeves 1994 bern & twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4” -c copy “dianne reeves 1994.mp4”
ffmpeg -y -ss 00:39:03 -i “dianne reeves 1994 bern & twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4” -c copy “twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4”

see file “video conversion – compare files.pdf” for comparison of video details (per mediainfo 18.08.1) end-to-end

original seeder’s comments
this dvd is part of a series of vhs rips from my collection of jazz originally broadcast on european tv satellite
networks from the years 1993 to 1999. i was in the process of disposing of many vhs tapes and thought it was a shame
not to capture these gems as they provided a lot of enjoyment for me in the pre youtube days.

video quality is as expected (or maybe even slightly worse then expected) from a 15-20 year old vhs cassette. some
audio clean up (noise reduction in audacity) was done on some rips there was constant noise throughout. audio ripped
from the encoded stream using mpegclip improved using the noise profile feature in audacity. i believe the results of
the audio editing won’t have many complaints. 🙂


sample: t02 through the night.mp3
download: TwanaRhodes_199x-xx-xx_JazzBaltica.zip

no covers.


Oct 052018
 

i was listening to part of this the other day and noticed it was a duplicate — but the “duplicate” turned out to be (almost all of) the rest of the show. so here are the two halves, in flac format with replay-gain. researching this, i discovered (a) someone else did this too (but i don’t have that version) and (b) that version includes an encore. if that more complete version floats across my horizon, i’ll grab it but in the meanwhile…


django bates’ quiet nights
stadtgarten
cologne, germany
11 june 1997

django bates – keyboards, t-horn, voc
josefine cronholm – vocals
iain ballamy – soprano sax, tenor sax
michael mondesir – bass
martin france – drums

source 1 (43:00)
01 wdr3-radio dj michael ruesenberg 0:52
02 speak low (kurt weill) 9:40
03 hi li li hi lo (bronislav kaper) 5:24
04 solitude (duke ellington) 7:29
05 potatoe picker – over the rainbow (django bates – harold arlen) 19:08
06 oe1-radio dj herbert uhlir 0:24

source 2 (36:01)
07 underfelt (django bates) 07:23
08 quiet nights (antonio carlos jobim) 05:28
09 like someone in love (van heusen/burke) 07:01
10 is there anyone up there (django bates) 06:59
11 teach me tonight (de paul/cahn) 03:37
12 horses in the rain (django bates) 05:30
(not included: source 2, track 7: somewhere over the rainbow (arlen/harburg) 09:16)

missing 13 speak low (reprise)

tt 1:19:01

sources
source 1:
dime #372713 (shared in mp2 format by lewojazz, 2011-09-05)
tracks were originally shared in mp2 format (cbr 320 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz), and
have been converted to flac using ffmpeg.
dvb-s > digital satellitereceiver humax pvr8000 > mp2 > ffmpeg v.3.2.2 > flac
mpeg 1.0 layer-2; 48,000 hz stereo; 320 kbps
broadcast: wdr3, jazznacht, 2011-09-04

source 2:
dime #301931 (shared in flac format by unclewolfi, 2010-05-02).
track 107 (9:16) duplicates the 2nd half (8:49) of track 205, and has been omitted.
tracks were originally shared in .flac format and are unchanged (except to omit track 107)
dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium 2300 > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
mpeg1 layer 2/320 kbps

all tracks: as above for 1xx or 2xx > foobar200 (add replaygain as a single album)

comments
the encore, a reprise of speak low, is missing.

a complete version of this show has been seeded on dime, including the encore. see details of torrent
475596 by ‘fbauer’, below [in the info file, that is! — pete], which is a similar joining of two incomplete broadcasts. i’ve put the two
parts that i have in the same order, which makes sense (but which i don’t actually know is the right order).
within each source, the tracks are in the order originally broadcast.

the cd front-cover from unclewolfi’s seed (source 2)has been included (file “django bates quiet nights – cologne 97 f.jpg”)
for source 1, lewojazz noted that
these are the parts 19 to 22 of the wdr/oe1-jazznight 2011-09-04
http://www.wdr3.de/fileadmin/user_upload/sendungen/jazz/2011/laufplaene/09_september/lp-wdr-3-jazznacht-110904_1.pdf
the related pdfs shared by lewojazz are included (file “wdr3.pdf” and “lp-wdr-3-jazznacht-110904_1.pdf”)


sample: t2 – Speak Low.mp3
download:  DjangoBates_1997-06-11_QuietNights_Cologne.zip

cover from unclewolfi’s seed, see notes above.


Aug 312018
 

i’m still only listening to the first half of this, haven’t gotten to the second half with ernest dawkins, but (despite having no memory of this show, much less the 2nd half) am uploading it anyway.  it was shared (and maybe recorded?) by ‘jazzrita’ in early sept 2009, which is a pretty good lineage.


dee alexander – evolution ensemble + special guest: ernest dawkins
ai confini tra sardegna e jazz 2009
piazza del nuraghe
sant’anna arresi, italy
27 august 2009

dee alexander, voc
james sanders, vio
tomeka reid, cello
ernie adams, dr
* special guest: ernest dawkins, as, ts, little-instruments, per

cd1: 58:07
1 announcement speaker 0:41
2 title / announcement da 15:49
3 title / announcement da 11:21
4 title 5:31
5 title / announcement da 7:13
6 title / announcement da 17:39

c2: 45:01
7* title / announcement da 8:46
8* title / announcement da 9:02
9* title / announcement da 12:05
10* title / announcement da 6:49
11* title 8:18

tt 1:43:09

lineage: dpa 4060 > mma6000 > sony pcm-d50 > pc > wavelab > flac

sound rating: aud a


sample: t6 title (192k).mp3
download: DeeAlexander_2009-08-27_SantAnnaArresi_Italy.zip

covers by pete


Aug 262018
 

here’s a very cheery show from almost a decade ago.  this performance was just after the release of “haven’t we met”, presumably part of the tour to promote that album.  this was shared on dime in mid-2011 by ‘plaz_restore’.

there is one little glitch, a 9-second clip from a comedy skit in the middle of track 8, that sounds to me as if it’s from the original broadcast.  i think you’ll enjoy this anyway!


emilie-claire barlow quartet
hammerson hall
rbc theatre, the living arts centre
mississauga, ontario, canada
april 17, 2009

emilie-claire barlow – vocals
ross macintyre – bass
mike murley – saxophones
reg schwager – guitars

01 all i do is dream of you (nacio herb brown, arthur freed) 3:19
02 band introcution 1:50
03 haven’t we met (ruth batchelor, kenny rankin) 3:12
04 i’m glad there is you (jimmy dorsey, paul madeira) 4:50
05 you make me feel so young (mack gordon, josef myrow) 5:09
06 la vem a baiana (dorival caymmi) 4:27
07 almost like being in love (alan jay lerner, frederick loewe) 4:23
08 so many stars (alan bergman, marilyn bergman, sergio mendes) 6:03
09 comin’ home baby (bob dorough, ben tucker) 5:01
10 chez moi (jean feline, paul misraki) 2:52
11 de conversa em conversa (lucio alves, haroldo barbosa) 5:03
12 is you is or is you ain’t ma baby (billy austin, louis jordan) 5:21
13 band introduction 0:56
14 what a little moonlight can do (harry woods) 5:16
runtime: 57:47

broadcast: ‘canada live’ on cbc radio two
digital radio broadcast: mpeg ii, layer 1 (320 kb/s, 48 khz, stereo)
recorded, edited and mastered at 48 khz
downsampled to 44.1 khz and tracked for cd audio

cbc production credits:
cathy irving – producer
ron skinner – recording engineer
frank finistauri – mobile engineer

in 2008, emilie-claire barlow took home the award for “female vocalist of the year” at the (canadian) national jazz awards, and this year [i.e. 2011?] she was again nominated in that category. emilie-claire’s performances have been featured in movies and in television series. as a busy studio singer and voice actor, she has been heard on numerous commercials and you can hear emilie-claire in several animated television series. she has released several successful cds and in march 2009 she released her latest studio album, “haven’t we met”.

cbc radio two’s ‘canada live’ was at the rbc theatre in mississauga’s living arts theatre to capture emilie-claire’s performance along with reg schwager on guitar, mike murley on saxophone and ross macintyre on bass.


sample: Emilie-Claire Barlow 2008-04-17 Mississauga t07 almost like being in love
download: EmilieClaireBarlow_2008-04-17_Mississauga.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


May 192018
 

travelling again, but in spain now, with that same trusty (i hope) solid-state drive that i took to brazil.  truly, a lifesaver.  this is one of the dime shows that i loaded on there back in the day (early 2015, if you’re asking).  i haven’t listened to any melody gardot for ages and ages, so this sort of seredipity is particularly nice.

melodygardot.co.uk
www.celiachavez.com
jaminin houstin
www.irwinhall.com
www.michaellongmusic.com
stefen brown
petri corpella
chuckstaab.com


melody gardot
marciac, france
27 july 2012

melody gardot, vocals
celia chavez, vocals
jaminin houstin, vocals
irwin hall, saxophone
michel long, guitar
stefen brown, bass, cello
petri corpella, percussions
chuck stabb, drums

(the spelling of some names may be incorrect)

setlist (please help)

1. no more my lord/goodbye 11:24
2. impossible love/mira 13:40
3. melody talks 0:42
4. les etoiles 8:51
5. so we meet again my heartache 8:20
6. baby i´m a fool 4:43
7. who will comfort me 6:22
8. iemanja 11:14
9. drum solo 2:25
10. summertime/fever 8:03

tt 1:15:44

source : france inter (fm) / rh-09r / audacity / xact

setlist updated per comments on dime tracker, july 2012


sample:  t01 no more my lord – goodbye.mp3
download: MelodyGardot_2012-07-27_MarciacFrance.zip

covers from ‘fastone’ (via comments on dime tracker webpage).


Feb 032018
 

this is one of my favorite lounge recordings, with that bit of background noise giving atmosphere but not taking too much away from the music.  only problem (if it is that) is that you need to turn this up a bit.  a nice collection of classics, including one of my favorites ‘willow weep for me’

about all i could find out online about margaret parsons is that (news flash!) she’s a jazz singer apparently based in the charlottesville area.


margaret parsons jazz group
saxx jazz and blues lounge
charlottesville, va
7 sept 2007

cd 1 (set i):

1. the best is yet to come 6:06
2. bewitched, bothered and bewildered 6:22
3. black coffee 7:18
4. let’s fall in love 4:26
5. you’d be so nice to come home to 5:09
6. come rain or come shine 5:26
7. it’s love 4:55
8. willow weep for me 5:45
9. all or nothing at all 4:47
10. i love paris 5:42
11. i didn’t know about you 6:01
12. you do something to me 3:59

cd 2 (set ii):

1. comes love 6:30
2. something cool 5:35
3. what a little moonlight can do 3:16
4. stormy weather 4:28
5. no moon at all 5:11
6. honeysuckle rose 7:45
7. the nearness of you 6:25
8. peel me a grape 5:49

cd1 time 1:05:54
cd2 time 44:47
tt 1:50:52

src: akg c480bs (hypercardioids) > tascam hd-p2 (24 bit/48 khz) > wav > dithered using l3 plugin, rendered to 16 bit and downsampled to 44.1 khz in wavelab 5.0 > flac

recorded all the way in the back of the club so as to be unobtrusive. definite club ambiance, including some conversation, clinking of glasses and cutlery, etc., but for the most part this was a good listening audience, allowing for a decent and enjoyable recording. recorded and seeded by bill tetzeli


sample: d1t08 willow weep for me.mp3
download: MargaretParsonsJazzGroup_2007-09-07_CharlottesvilleVA.zip

covers by pete.  a sort of ecm-style cover, so that the photo would crop the way that i wanted…  might reuse this layout as a fall-back template.


Jan 212018
 

i ran across this just after posting the jazzmeia horn show, and they’re good companion pieces, even if this is more than twice as old as ms. horn!  this lh&r show seems to be all over the internet (mostly bootlegs), but it always comes back to gordon skene.  and this version too was originally from an mp3 on mr. skene’s past daily website, where he describes lambert, hendricks & ross as

the be all-end all in the late 1950s and into the early 1960s with their luxurious blend of human orchestra harmonies and scat phrasing

mr. skene shares untracked mp3s, but (unusually in my experience) at a good quality: 320 kbps, which is much appreciated.  and the sound is very good.  so i made an exception and converted it to .flac & tracked it.  it was a great fun giving such an inventive & playful show a really serious listen, while tracking it.  this is as fresh today as it was in early 1962.

actually, mr. skene shares a heck of a lot more than music, never mind jazz!… i spent (definitely not wasted!) as much time on his past daily websites as i did tracking this.  probably a good deal more time.  you should definitely go have a look.


lambert, hendricks and ross
park hotel
bremen germany
23 april 1962

annie ross, vocals
john hendricks, vocals (also the lyricist)
dave lambert, vocals, trombone
gildo mahones trio:
gildo mahones – piano
richard reid – bass
chris karan – drums

01 intro / clapping 0:16
02 it’s sand, man 2:14
(dave lambert, ed lewis, jon hendricks)
03 band intro by dave lambert 1:00
04 rusty dusty 4:17
05 clapping / dl song intro 0:30
06 one o’clock jump (count basie) 3:24
07 dl song intro 0:45
08 bijou (ralph burns) 3:14
09 dl song intro 0:28
10 work song 3:17
(nat adderley & oscar brown jr.)
11 dl song intro 0:23
12 the spirit-feel 8:11
(milt jackson & jon hendricks)
13 dl introduces the gildo mahones trio 1:43
14 avenue c (buck clayton) 2:59
15 unknown (gildo mahones solo?) 10:01
16 cottontail (duke ellington) 3:05
17 dl song intro 0:35
18 moanin’ (jon hendricks) 2:58
19 sermonette 2:29
(julian “cannonball” adderley, jon hendricks)
20 ar song intro 1:51
21 jackie (wardell gray & annie ross) 3:21
22 caravan 2:30
(duke ellington, juan tizol/irving mills)
23 dl song intro 0:36
24 swingin’ till the girls come home 5:35
(oscar pettiford, jon hendricks)
25 dl band intro & song intro 1:12
26 everyday (peter chatman) 4:42
27 gildo mahones solo 1:36
(with applause throughout)
28 cloudburst 3:51
(jimmy harris, leroy kirkland)
29 gildo mahones solo > applause 0:19

tt 1:17:32

source: germany radio > unknown > .mp3 > website > jdownloader2 > .mp3
conversion & tracking:
as above > ffmpeg > .wav (sampling 44.1 khz, 16 bit) > cd wave editor (tracking)
> .wav (tracked) > tlh > .flac > renamed > .flac

downloaded from the gordon skene sound collection, at https://pastdaily.com/2015/01/11/lambert-hendricks-ross-1962-past-daily/
see also https://medium.com/@gordonskene/lambert-hendricks-and-ross-live-in-bremen-1962-past-daily-downbeat-c67459a715cb
see also https://crooksandliars.com/gordonskene/newstalgia-downbeat-lambert-hendricks-

comments:

song titles per https://www.israbox.cc/index.php?newsid=3137559094 , with a few changes
(corrections, i think…). my tracking is not precisely the same as their listing,
including in particular that i’ve split out a lot more song intros (generally, i split
them if over 25 seconds). also, between “avenue c” and “cottontail”, there is a 10-minute
piano solo, not listed on the israbox setlist, which i think is a gildo mahones solo.

see also https://genius.com/artists/lambert-hendricks-and-ross if you’re into lyrics.


sample: t24 swingin till the girls come home.mp3 (warning: sample is mp3>flac>mp3)
download:   LambertHendricksRoss_1962-04-23_ParkHotel_BremenGermany.zip

no covers.


Jan 152018
 

this is another of the few shows that i download from dime and almost immediately post here.  this was uploaded on dime by ‘kingfrippson’ earlier this month and i just absolutely loved it.  not much else to say?  next stop, an online cd purchase, perhaps?

www.theartistryofjazzhorn.com


jazzmeia horn
opera garnier
monte carlo, france
20 nov 2017

jazzmeia horn / vocals
karim bilal / piano
géraud portal / contrebasse
henry conerway / drums

01-tight 7:09
02-east of the sun (and west of the moon) 11:57
03-i remember you 5:15
04-summertime 10:48
05-the peacocks (a timeless place) 5:30
06-medley: “moanin'” mixed with “lift ev’ry voice and sing” 15:23
07-ut 7:14

tt 1:03:14

fm > zoom h1 > usb computer > magix studio > tlh flac 8
tsfjazz jazzlive broadcast, fm

fade in/out because mc words


sample 1: t1 tight.mp3
sample 2: t05 the peacocks.mp3
download: JazzmeiaHorn_2017-11-20_OperaGarnier_MonteCarloFR.zip

no covers.


Nov 202017
 

it’s always a good time for something lighthearted & fun.  we have several of pink martini’s cds, but this is the only concert recording that i have of them, recorded & shared on dime by ‘zzzaccount’.

it’s only recorded on an iphone 5, but the sound is surprisingly good, and it sounds as if there was a lot of energy that night!

lets get this uploaded and go have a glass of wine!


pink martini
“jacarandas in bloom”
el plaza condesa
mexico city, mexico
14 march 2013

thomas m. lauderdale: piano
storm large: vocals
timothy nishimoto: vocals & percussion
gavin bondy: trumpet
robert taylor: trombone
brian lavern davis: congas, drums & percussion
pansy chang: cello
nicholas crosa: violin
dan faehnle: guitar
phil baker: contrabass
? : percussion and drums

cd 1

01 amado mio
02 quizás, quizás, quizás
03 mayonaka no bossa nova (midnight bossa nova)
04 ¿dónde estás, yolanda?
05 ?
06 and then you’re gone
07 but now i’m back
08 ?
09 veronique
10 the flying squirrel

(break)

cd 2

01 ?
02 in the blue dawn
03 splendor in the grass
04 anna (el negro zumbo?n)
05 romanza andaluza
06 ?
07 ?
08 ?
09 malagueña
10 (band intro)
11 piensa en mi

iphone 5 > fire.app > .aif 48000 hz • 16-bit • mono > audition cs 5.5 > .wav 44100 hz • 16-bit • stereo > max 0.9.1 > flac (level 5)
taper:zzzaccount

it was a real delight… a passionate performance with an outstanding sound. perfect to complement the beauty of mexico city at this time of the year with the thousands of jacarandas in bloom that adorn the city embellishing the dull & suffocating concrete with tiny violet flowers.
… of course it would have been nice to have an edirol or a zoom to record it… but the iphone was the only device handy… & i don’t have an edirol nor a zoom either.


sample:  cd1 t10 the flying squirrel.mp3
download: PinkMartini_2013-03-14_ElPlazaCondesa_MexicoCity.zip

cover by ‘zzzaccount’