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’


Jul 282017
 

cezar asked for a bit of the fritz pauer trio feat. betty carter, after i mentioned it on this post.  i had planned something else to celebrate being home in dublin (coming up next!), but thought what the heck?  also, i listened to it.  yes, only 11 mins with the fritz pauer group, but the little bits & bobs from 3 separate shows worked very well together (not to mention a bit of cyrus chestnut!).  definitely worth sharing, so here you go, cezar.

tip of the hat to hamhen, who seeded this on dime in nov. 2011.


fritz pauer trio feat. betty carter-
betty carter (voc), fritz pauer (p), günther lenz (b), aldo romano (dr).
mainz (germany), 1968 (venue and exact date unknown).

1 thou swell
2 blue moon
3 everytime we say goodbye

betty carter quartet-
betty carter (voc), khalid moss (p), curtis lundy (b), lewis nash (dr).
“liederhalle”, stuttgart (germany), june 15, 1981.

4 there’s no you
5 i can’t help it
6 medley:
-social call
-what’s new

betty carter and her trio-
betty carter (voc), cyrus chestnut (p), jon roland ariel (b), clarence penn (dr).
ludwigsburg (germany), november 1, 1991. (recorded at the festival “ludwigsburger jazztage”)

7 30 years
8 deep night
9 open the door
10 what’s new

 

broadcast:
swr 2, october 18, 2011.

lineage:
dvb-c (320 kbps/ 48 khz) > technotrend tt-1501 dvb-c pci card > harddisk.
edits were made with the mp3directcut software.


sample:  betty carter & fritz pauer 1968-xx-xx t1 thou swell.mp3
download: Betty_Carter_Germany_1968_1981_1991.zip


Apr 252017
 

here’s a short video from 1965, at the centenary of ella fitzgerald’s birth.

i’ve included a demux (mp2, not tracked) of the audio also.


ella fitzgerald & tommy flanagan trio
kulttuuritalo
helsinki, finland
23 march 1965

ella fitzgerald: vocals
tommy flanagan: piano
keter betts: bass
gus johnson: drums

01. 00:00 people
02. 04:11 they can’t take that away from me
03. 07:09 and the angels sing
04 11:08 hard day’s night
14:12 ef intro to do nothing
05. 15:05 do nothin’ till you hear from me >
06. 17:23 mood indigo >
07. 18:44 it don’t mean a thing (if it ain’t got that swing) > ef band intros
08. 20:46 the boy from ipanema
09. 23:20 angel eyes
10. 26:59 hello, dolly!
11. 29:13 (unknown scat song)

total: 33:15 min

dvb-c capture from 2009 “yle teema” rebroadcast
proshot, b/w, pal
chapters, no menu
no artwork
authored by arcana

notes:
oscar peterson trio & clark terry also performed at this concert. his portion has been released officially.


sample: t02 they can’t take that away from me.mp3
download:  EllaFitzgerald_1965-03-23_HelsinkiFinland.zip

no covers.


Apr 222017
 

when i decided to upload this here, i realized that i’d also reseeded it on dime, almost exactly 3 years ago.  this was originally shared on dime by franka, almost exactly 8 years ago.  i guess april is “cécile verny month” around here…  it’s a topnotch fm recording, in mp2/320.

www.cvq.de
www.berndheitzler.de


cécile verny quartet
musikstudio 2, funkhaus halberg
saarbrücken, germany
11 february 2009

cécile verny – vocals
andreas erchinger – piano
bernd heitzler – bass
torsten krill – drums

set 1: (45:52)
01 announcement 0:48
02 kanakassi 7:13
03 talk 1:37
04 you will know when you get there 4:54
05 ta question 5:14
06 talk 1:29
07 amber tears 7:54
08 talk 3:28
09 k’la 5:38
10 talk 1:32
11 amoureuse 6:00

set 2: (1:07:15)
01 talk 0:52
02 serendipity 7:05
03 talk 1:09
04 i will give my love an apple 8:37
05 i would … 8:06
06 talk 1:37
07 regenlied 8:13
08 introduction > 4:48
09 the fly 8:25
10 talk 1:39
11 j’aime l’idée 9:02
12 talk 1:17
13 the bitter and the sweet 6:19

tt – 1:53:08

source: dvb-s@320, 48khz > raw data > projextx > mp2 > mp3directcut
aired by sr 2 live – february 11, 2009


sample:  set2 t09 the fly.mp3
download:  CecileVernyQuartet_2009-02-11_Saarbruecken.zip

covers by pete


Aug 242016
 

Monty Alexander 1998-08-22 CD Front Inserti’ve been listening to monty alexander all day, except when talking to people (a lot) or away (a bit).  been working very well for me today.  just… nice.  (probably shouldn’t use that word.  cheerful, maybe?  pleasant without being smooth jazz?  i don’t know.)  this one, the last, got the most smiles. despite which, ‘smile’ is not the sample.


monty alexander trio & friends
mariahilferplatz
graz, austria
22 august 1998

monty alexander (p,voc *)
j.j. wiggins aka hassan shakur (b)
troy davis (dr)
guests:
caterina sapone (voc **)
erich kleinschuster (tb ***)
heinz von hermann (ts ***)

first set (51:50):

01. intro > mean to me – 5:06
02. unidentified tune – 6:38
03. linstead market – 6:35
04. unidentified tune – 7:30
05. smile – 7:31
06. for all we know – 6:47
07. regulator – 6:08
08. unidentified tune – 5:35

second set (68:05):

09. concierto de aranjuez – 11:05
10. moanin’ – 9:41
11. love notes – 7:58
12. caribbean circle – 8:07
13. medley: unidentified tune > fly me to the moon > unidentified tune > here’s that rainy day > angel eyes – 15:38
14. in the wee small hours of the morning ** – 4:07
15. too marvellous for words * > all blues *** – 11:30

lineage: sbd (md) > cd > hdd > tlh (flac 8)

sound quality: a


sample: t12 caribbean circle.mp3
download:  MontyAlexander_1998-08-22_Mariahilferplatz_GrazAustria.zip

Aug 192016
 

Jimmy Witherspoon - Estival Jazz 1985_frontso who doesn’t like jimmy witherspoon?  here he is at the estival jazz 1985, one of a series of great seeds on dime (“a swissbird , simplexsimplicissimus & supermax release”).  but i’d never heard of rosay wortham (or, according to discogs.com, more often rozaa wortham).  she’s great, but probably jsut far enough into the ‘soul’ category to escape my rather divided attention.  and internet searches return very little beyond what’s on discogs.  hmmm.  anyway, this show’s a bit hard to classify, some jazz, some soul, some blues, all great.  good “friday late afternoon” music too.

like all the swissbird releases, this is a phenomenal soundboard, i’ve downloaded a number of them from dime (in this case, a reseed by ‘langtang’ in january 2015).  actually, over a couple of days, i downloaded this show along with shows by gal costa (2006); maceo parker & the roots revisited (1993); new york jazz giants (1992); slickaphonics (1988); and patti austin (2004).  someone somewhere was busy, or maybe just trying to keep their ratio above the plimsoll line.

obatik.com has a list of most of the swissbird releases, if you’re curious.  and his comments made me realize that there’ve not been any lately.  wonder what happened to swissbird, simplexsimplicissimus & supermax?

cd covers from the original seed.


rosay wortham & jimmy witherspoon quartet
estival jazz
piazza della riforma
lugano, switzerland
2 july 1985

rosay wortham, vocals
jimmy witherspoon, vocals
(remaining lineup unknown)

01. opening jazz tune [6:16]
02. johnny joy [7:06]
03. let`s have a ball tonight [4:40]
04. the shadow of your smile [4:19]
05. love me all the time [4:16]
06. don`t mean a thing [3:59]
07. see baby ain`t i good to you [4:22]
08. big fine girl [3:03]
09. ain`t nobody`s business [4:48]
10. big boss man [4:14]
11. don`t got it [5:39]
12. moment`s notice [9:35]

tt 1:02:25

a swissbird , simplexsimplicissimus & supermax release

soundboard > dat > 1st copy > eac > wave > flac frontend (align on sector boundaries level 8) > torrent on www.dimeadozen.org


sample: t03 let’s have a ball tonight
download: JimmyWitherspoon_RosayWortham_1985-07-02_Estival_Lugano.zip