Mar 062019
 

this is a lot of fun!  enjoy!


club des belugas
jazzville festival
weissenhäuser strand, baltic sea
germany
30 october 2015

brenda boykin & anna luca, vocals
lars kuklinski, trumpet
philipp schlug, trombone
karlos boes, saxophones
detelf hoeller, guitar
roman babik, keyboards
matze bangert, bass
mickey neher, drums, vocals
kay vester, percussion

(00-radio introduction by ghighi di paola)
01- never think twice
02- it’s a beautiful day
03- the road is lonesome
04- (light is) passing on the screen
05- weapon of voice
06- desperately trying
07- something big and endless
08- what is jazz
09- feel me
10- love is in town
11- bands intros
12- be my lover
13- she said no

running time : 87’03” (excluding radio intros)
with radio intro it would be 89’00”

fm radio broadcast by “battiti dal vivo”, radio3 rai [third channell of italian national radio], on sunday 20 march 2016, 24:09 hours [cet].

lineage (fm > hard disc > web):
itt hifi4060 tuner > audacity 2.0 via asus a7s333 c-media cmi8738/c3dx soundcard > 44100hz/16bit wav > audacity 1.3.5 beta > flac’s (level 8) > webtorrenting
folder size : 656 mb

survivor69’s comments:
it’s very hard to file this as a jazz combo, but found no better options…
their sound fuses souljazz, bossanova and electroswing (with some jamesbrown funk at the end of the set), in a way that reminded me of working week, carmel (or sade), but never that good, with something from the nineties as morcheeba, and the sort of tunes you would find in mario biondi or some nicola conte… also included in this folder as track00 a short introduction in italian with bio notes and commentaries – this intro runs for 1’57”, you can skip downloading it if you don’t understand italian. the set was kinda abruptly edited to have it fit the 90mins radio show


sample:  t03 the road is lonesome.mp3
download: ClubDesBelugas_2015-10-30_JazzvilleFestival_Germany.zip


Feb 092019
 

nice to hear a male jazz singer for a change (though, tbh, i tend to prefer the female singers), and sachal vasandani is super.  rather frustratingly, sachal vasandani was at arthur’s pub here in dublin back in october… and i wasn’t.  it was a monday night, and i just hadn’t checked what was coming up.  sigh!  there’s a lesson there.  hope there was a great turnout that will entice him back to town.


sachal vasandani and gerald clayton
mezzrow
new york ny
6 july 2016, early set

sachal vasandani, vocals
gerald clayton, piano

t00 intro
t01 september in the rain – harry warren and al dubin
t02 applause and announcement
t03 i didn’t know what time it was – richard rodgers and lorenz hart
t04 applause
t05 please mr. ogilvy – sachal vasandani
t06 applause and announcement
t07 sweet bird of youth – johnny alf and jack segal
t08 i love you – cole porter
t09 applause and announcement
t10 bless the telephone – labi siffre
t11 applause and announcement
t12 hope she’ll be happier – bill withers
t13 applause
t14 darn that dream – jimmy van heusen and eddie delange
t15 applause and announcement

tt 59:12

source information: audience recording using sony pcm-m10 with internal mics; recorded at 44.1khz / 16-bit depth.


sample: t10 bless the telephone.mp3
download: SachalVasandani_2016-07-06_Mezzrow_NewYorkNY.zip


Jan 192019
 

weill and sondheim!  in one tidy 2 hour package!  while i have a lot of weill, i don’t have much sondheim.  though i downloaded ‘sweeney todd’ yesterday, on the foot of running across this.  years ago – 12? 13?- i saw a phenomenal production of ‘sweeney todd’; an internet search suggests it must have been the 2007 production at the gate.  anyway, it was marvelous, probably my favorite of the musicals that i’ve seen.


helen schneider: “a walk on the weill side” live at hebbel-theater, berlin, 26-10-1989

helen schneider – vocals
bruce w. coyle – piano, original musical direction and arrangements
compositions by stephen sondheim respectively kurt weill, if not otherwise indicated.

part 1: the stephen sondheim side
1. move [from ‘sunday in the park with george’]
2. everybody says don’t [from ‘anyone can whistle’]
3. another hundred people [from ‘company’]
4. now you know [ from ‘merrily we roll along’]
5. there won’t be trumpets [from ‘anyone can whistle’]
6. anyone can whistle [from ‘anyone can whistle’]
7. broadway baby [from ‘follies’]
8. uptown, downtown [from ‘follies’]
9. can that boy foxtrot [from ‘follies’]
10. not while i’m around [from ‘sweeney todd’]
11. old friends [from ‘merrily we roll along’]
12. what more do i need? [from ‘saturday night’]
13. getting married today [from ‘company’]
14. send in the clowns [from ‘a little night music’]
15. losing my mind [from ‘follies’]

part 2: the kurt weill side
1. mack the knife [from ‘dreigroschenoper’, lyrics: b. brecht]
2. barbara’s song [from ‘dreigroschenoper’, lyrics: b. brecht]
3. pirate jenny [from ‘dreigroschenoper’, lyrics: b. brecht]
4. surabaya johnny [from ‘happy end’, lyrics: b. brecht]
5. i wait for a ship [from ‘marie galante’, lyrics: j. deval]
6. my ship [from ‘lady in the dark’, lyrics: i. gershwin]
7. how can you tell an american [from ‘knickerbocker holiday’, lyrics: m. anderson]
8. progress [from ‘love life’, lyrics: a.j. lerner]
9. stranger here myself [from ‘one touch of venus’, lyrics: o. nash]
10. mon ami, my friend [from ‘johnny johnson’, lyrics: p. green]
11. september song [from ‘knickerbocker holiday’, lyrics: m. anderson]
12. it never was you [from ‘knickerbocker holiday’, lyrics: m. anderson]
13. what good would the moon be [from ‘street scene’, lyrics: l. hughes]
14. introduction of the staff
15. somewhere [from ‘west side story’, music: leonard bernstein/ lyrics: stephen sondheim]
16. johnny’s song [from ‚johnny johnson’; lyrics: p. green; part]

lineage:
part 1: fm (technics st-500) => audio tape => hd (sound blaster live!) => flac (eac)
part 2: master tape => tape ? => audio tape => hd (sound blaster live!) => flac (eac)


samples:
1-02 everybody says dont.mp3
2-03 pirate jenny.mp3
download: HelenSchneider_1989-10-26_HebbelTheater_Berlin.zip

covers  from original download


Jan 062019
 

here’s a little more hammond b3 that’s been lurking on my drives for around 6 years, from sam salomone / sam anthony.  you can find out a bit about sam salomone from the central iowa blues society, including that he was inducted into the iowa jazz hall of fame.   ‘scooter123’ shared this in a folder labelled 1974-1975, but the info file said just 1974, so  i wonder if this is a compliation.  btw, i’ve reencoded the flac files.


sam anthony trio aka sam salomone
live at ernies urban lounge
des moines, ia
1974 xx-xx

sam anthony (aka sam salomone) hammond b3 [cibs page]
frank tribble, guitar
tom gordon, drums
ella ruth pigee, vocals [cibs page]
stemzie hunter, tenor sax

1. instrumental
2. could it be (i’m falling in love)
3. instrumental
4. instrumental
5. instrumental
6. instrumental
7. instrumental
8. instrumental
9. instrumental
10. chameleon
11. instrumental
12. super strut
13. snoopy’s search
14. instrumental
15. pass the peas
16. muskrat love

tt: 2:08:42

genre: jazz
audience tape: a
mikes: sony
recorder: sony tc126
transfer: goldwave (volume boost, compression > dither to 16b) > media monkey (flac transfer l8)
location: right center
recorded by scooter123
tapers trade list: http://db.etree.org/mylibbydog
not for sale. free trade only

tapers notes:

god bless sam salomone, for without him i may not have discovered jazz and jimmy smith. he played
a hammond b3 with pedles and a leslie of course. he was joined by frank tribble and tommy gordon.
this trio was joined by ella ruth pigee. they were the house band at a dump of a place called
ernie’s urban lounge. stemzie hunter of the electric flag joined them on sax, so they were really
a quartet, but whose counting. sam also got me into taping every concert i ever saw, no matter what
because if you don’t tape it, its only a memory.

the track list is mostly jazz standards, and i can’t recall them, so help me out with the titles of
the tracks.

update december 2018:

the flac files would not play in foobar2000. i tested them several ways, finding nothing wrong with
them… except that foobar2000 wouldn’t play. using tlh, i decoded and re-encoded (flac 5) the files.
i also created new ffp and md5 checksum files. in principle, the music should be identical to that
in the original flacs.


sample: t06 instrumental 10.mp3
download: SamAnthony_akaSamSalomone_1974-xx-xx_ErniesUrbanLounge_DesMoinesIA.zip


Dec 262018
 

while this was shared by ‘dandrews’ in august, on dime, i didn’t actually download it until today.  it’s short, but the sound seems very good, and it’s a classic selection.  i also downloaded a longer show (also from 1968) which included an interview – did you know aretha franklin couldn’t read music?  she did it all by ear – but i preferred this one.  i was demuxing this anyway, but (except for the sample) didn’t track this.  enjoy!  and i hope you all had a good christmas & have a happy new year!


aretha franklin
‘berns salonger’
stockholm, sweden
8 may 1968

songs:
1. (you make me feel like) a natural woman
2. come back baby
3. dr. feelgood (love is a serious business)
4. since you’ve been gone (sweet sweet baby)
5. i never loved a man (the way i love you)
6. chain of fools
7. respect

tt 26:46

video lineage:
svt1 broadcast > panasonic nv-hd101eb hi-fi vcr > maxell ‘high grade’ e-240 vhs tape > panasonic nv-hd101eb hi-fi vcr >
pioneer dvr-720h dvd-recorder (transferred in hq ‘fine’ mode) > dvd-r master > clonedvd2 (‘video_ts’

video: pal 25fps (mpeg-2), 4:3 aspect ratio (720×576)
audio: pcm stereo @ 16bit/48khz (although the performance soundtrack is in mono)

demux lineage:
as above > ffmpeg > flac

demuxed using ffmpeg command
ffmpeg -y -i “concat:vts_01_1.vob|vts_01_2.vob” -vn “aretha franklin 1968-05-08 berns salonger, stockholm sweden (demux).flac”

original audio: pcm (big/signed, dvd-video); cbr 1536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
duration 14:58 + 11:47 = 26:45

demux audio : pcm (little/signed) ; cbr 1536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
duration = 26:46

comments from video info file:
this is a 1st generation vcr recording of the 26-minute aretha franklin show at berns salonger, stockholm,
and filmed by swedish television.
(note, this is a different performance to the one circulating as an fm audio broadcast, which was recorded
at the show in konserthuset on may 2nd.)
this was taped from a broadcast of the ‘musikbyrån’ tv show in 2000.

please note that there are no index points/track markers on this recording, and no menu either.

classic soul!!!

/drbanan
august 2012


sample: t01 (you make me feel like) a natural woman.mp3
download: ArethaFranklin_1968-05-08_BernsSalonger_Stockholm_demux.zip


Nov 102018
 

eliane elias – a perennial favorite.


eliane elias – expanded trio
paraplyen, caféen
vejle, denmark
29 february 2004

eliane elias (p & voice)
marc johnson (b)
satoshi takeishi (dr, electronic)

part 1
1. radio announcement 0:29
2. madagascar (elias) 11:46
3. intro by elias 0:52
4. the time is now (elias) 21:42
5. snow (elias) 10:30
6. desifinado (jobim) [fade out] 13:13
58:36

part 2
1. radio announcement 1:18
2. just in time (comden/styne) 7:39
3. dobrado (djavan) 5:04
4. fato consumado (djavan) 4:15
5. don’t ever go away (gilbert/jobim) / where did you go (elias) 6:05
6. the way you look tonight (fields/kern) 11:12
7. waters of march / água de beber (jobim) 7:10
8. só danço samba (moraes/jobim) 4:46
9. ann. by elias 1:53
10. samba trieste (b.powell) 6:06
55:30

tt: 1:54:07

source: dvb-c/256 kbps, 44.100 khz, digital stereo > philips cdr765 > adobe audition 3.0 > flac

*taped & transferred by peterw® enjoy!

seeded on dimeadozen july 2008 by peterw, as two separate seeds (part 1 & part 2), now combined into one.


sample: p2t05 don’t ever go away – where did you go.mp3
download: ElianeElias_2004-02-29_VejleDenmark.zip


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