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


Jun 272019
 

here’s the salena jones show that i mentioned back in feb 2018 when i posted an erich kleinschuster show in feb 2018.  i was listening to it again the other day, and again was very taken with it.  it seems a bit of that era too, somehow.


salena jones & orf big band
orf studio
wien (austria)
april 11 & 12, 1973

art farmer, ernst lamprecht, robert demmer, robert politzer (tp,flh), butch kellem, garney hicks, roy deuvall, willi meerwald (tb), hans salomon (as,bcl), hans löw (as,fl), leszek zadlo, peter klinger (ts,fl), felix hanusik (bs,fl), fritz pauer (p,elp), richard österreicher (g), jimmy woode (b), erich bachträgl (dr), salena jones (voc); erich kleinschuster (ld)

01. summertime
02. morning dew
03. on green dolphin street
04. in the still of the night
05. moment of truth
06. time after time
07. on a clear day
08. my way
09. my mood is you

stefaniensaal
graz (austria)
april 13, 1973

10. moment of truth
11. on a clear day
12. time after time
13. summertime
14. in the still of the night
15. the more i see you
16. may way
17. morning dew
18. morning dew (reprise)

lineage: pre-fm tapes > 1st gen copies > cd > hdd > tlh (flac 8)
sound quality: a

tracks 01 – 09 also appeared later on orf arbeitsplatte u-lp 73/17, a vinyl record produced for broadcasting only. it was never commercially available.

sample: t03 on green dolphin street.mp3
download: SalenaJones_1973-04-11-12_Vienna_04-13_GrazAustria.zip


May 182019
 

the first half of this show is mostly all about esther phillips, and  the second half is more chelsea wilson’s own compositions.  the show is a whole lotta fun!  there’s a bit about the band at the time, and pics, on this page about a show she did on 14 sept 2014.

i don’t see a lot of jazz from australia on dime (or i miss it?)… what i do have are mostly female jazz musicians, including shows from the sydney international women’s jazz festival, and — coming back to chelsea wilson — a 2014 recording from the ‘women of soul’ series that she produces.   maybe i’ll give that a listen next, make it a australian soul morning.


chelsea wilson
sunday september 28th 2014
uptown jazz cafe
melbourne, australia

chelsea wilson – vocals
andy boyle – keyboard
neil boland – guitar
dan smith – trumpet
? – saxophone
? – bass
rene dupree – drums

01 that’s all right with me
02 a taste of honey
03 fever
04 use me
05 i haven’t got anything better to do
06 home is where the hatred is
07 native new yorker
08 what a difference a day makes
09 i let a good man down
10 through with lovin’ you
11 bitterness
12 one day at a time
13 closer-shaft
14 hit ’em like ali
15 i hope you’ll be very unhappy without me
16 just say goodbye

tt 1:23:33

original seeder’s comments:
full credit to the band also. i don’t know the names of the individual players otherwise i’d be crediting them on here also. [i’ve identified most of them – pete]
it was a small crowd but a fun show which i’m glad i attended (i was thinking of not going). there were a couple of mistakes/false starts but this didn’t take away from what a very enjoyable show.

chelsea wilson is a melbourne based soul & jazz singer who (after being knocked back by a number of record labels) independently released her debut full length album “i hope you’ll be very unhappy without me” earlier this year which has been getting some serious accolades. (what’s that they say about revenge?)
here’s just some of those accolades.

no 2# album of the year abc radio national
album of the week – pbs 106.7 fm melbourne
album of the week – eastside 89.7 fm sydney
album of the week – abc newcastle
no 2# soundscape chart – rrr 102.7fm melbourne
best soul, funk, r’n’b and gospel album – the age music victoria genre award nominee

check out www.chelseawilson.com.au to see what all the fuss is about & as always support independent music!


samples: t07 native new yorker.mp3t14 hit ’em like ali.mp3
download: ChelseaWilson_2014-09-28_MelbourneAustralia.zip


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