Jun 042018

well, i was going to upload an absolutely phenomenal show by aruán ortiz, from rote fabrik,, zurich, on 26-nov-2016 at the unerhört-festival in zurich.  but it turns out he just released it!  here’s a good review from the free jazz blog.  fortunately for all concerned, i also have this show from earlier that month, also good but with a slightly different lineup & setlist, from a dime upload by ‘unclewolfi’.  maybe it’ll whet your appetite for “live in zurich“.

gerald cleaver

aruán ortiz trio
6. birdland radio jazz festival
jazzclub birdland
neuburg, germany

aruán ortiz – p
brad jones – b
gerald cleaver – dr

01. analytical symmetry (a. ortíz) 18:39
02. fractal sketches (a. ortíz) 06:33
03. black and tan fantasy (d. ellington) 05:26
04. open and close / the sphinx (o. coleman) 18:09
05. alone together (schwartz / dietz) 03:20

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/320 kbps) [radio station – br klassik]

sample: 02 fractal sketches.mp3
download: AruanOrtizTrio_2016-11-17_JazzclubBirdland_NeuburgGermany.zip

covers by ‘unclewolfi’

May 222018

‘perks’ shared this on dime back in august 2015.  i pulled this show back up after i read or heard something about marquis hill &/or blacktet recently.  no idea where.  but this turned out to be a real jem, and perks’ recording does it justice.

justin thomas

marquis hill blacktet
mears park – twin cities jazz fest
st. paul, mn
june 27, 2015

marquis hill, trumpet
christopher mcbride, alto sax
justin thomas, vibes
joshua ramos (?), bass
makaya mccraven, drums

1. stage announcements 1:28
2. ut 9:28
3. band intros 1:20
4. white shadows 7:32
5. the essense 7:07
6. ut 23:36
7. ut 13:32
8. ut 3:06
9. ut 5:10
10. outro 2:55

tt 1:15:15

source: schoeps mk5’s (cardioid position/ortf pattern > active cables > nbox > ediol r-05 @ 24/48. recorded on a 3.5′ stand on the center aisle – row 10.
transfer: 16gb sdhc card > dell pc > 24bit wav > sony sound forge 9.0e > cdwave editor > trader’s little helper > flac16.

recorded and transferred by perks.

samples:  marquis hill blacktet 2015-06-27 t02.mp3 and  marquis hill blacktet 2015-06-27 t07.mp3
download:  MarquisHillBlacktet_2015-06-27_MearsPark_StPaulMN.zip

covers by pete, using a modified photo originally from the minnesota spokesman-recorder website.

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.

jaminin houstin
stefen brown
petri corpella

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).

May 152018

just back from a great trip to são paulo.  a lot of work, but had a great time.  saw a very little bit of the city, like having a sip of someone’s drink, really.  here’s a little something that’s helping fight my jetlag (which is pretty fierce… due to flight cancellations, it took over 34 hours, door-to-door, to get home).

superstar quintet
“festival tent”
wiesen (austria)
july 16, 1982.

freddie hubbard (tp, fl-h)
joe henderson (ts)
kenny barron (p)
ron carter (b)
tony williams (dr)

1 a quick sketch 15:02
2 recorda-me (not complete) 4:35
3 spiral 17:26
4 sister cheryl 13:35
5 byrdlike (not complete) 9:20

tt 59:59

soundboard recording

sample:  t05 byrdlike.mp3
download: SuperstarQuintet_1982-07-16_WiesenAustria.zip

covers by pete

May 062018

stuck here in dulles international for a few hours… thought i’d give some of the shows from brazil a listen, and this was first.  very nice.  a lot of talk which would be a real bummer if portuguese wasn’t such a nice sounding language.   this was shared on dime in june 2007 by ‘luladsilva’.  not sure if i’d call it jazz, but its’s very nice and is helping me while away the time.

claudio nucci & emilio cantini – nova friburgo (brazil) – june 11, 2005

artist: claudio nucci & emilio cantini
style: singer / songwriter / música popular brasileira (mpb) / bossa nova / jazz
title: em casa – ao vivo 2005
date: saturday, june 11, 2005 (2005-06-11)
city: nova friburgo
country: brazil
venue: teatro da usina – sala maestro joaquim naegele

format: audio
source: audience
recorded & produced by: a trademark of the ultimate sound archive
lineage: sony mz-n910 & aiwa cm-30 mic -> hd -> cool edit pro 2 -> cd wav -> flac level 8 -> you

artwork: included
a sample of the track “sapato velho” can be found at:

this is a very intimate concert by one of the most renowned brazilian singer/songwriters – claudio nucci – who was an integral part of a band named boca livre. the show has a very relaxed atmosphere with some interesting stories told by nucci plus the usual high-standard of nucci´s performances.

unfortunately i am not too aware about his backcatalogue, so i had to left off the song titles – if you know them, please, feer free to provide them – thank you very much or muito obrigado!

cd 1:
running time: 54.10
108. sapato velho

cd 2:
running time: 47.26

claudio nucci – guitars & vocals
emilio cantini – guitars

a) i did some minor equalizing plus fade in and out for the first and last track of each cd by using cep 2.
b) please support the artist and buy his albums and visit his shows.
c) more info to be found at www.claudionucci.com.br
d) this recording is strictly for f r e e trading purposes only and should remain as it is.
e) do not encode to lossy formats.
f) i am sorry, but i can´t seed 24/7.
g) but most important: enjoy the show!

a trademark of the ultimate sound archive production was originally uploaded at dime on june 11, 2007.

sample: t201.mp3
download: ClaudioNucci_Emilio_Cantini_2005-11-06_NovaFriburgo_Brazil.zip 
covers from ‘luladsilva’

May 042018

i’m off to sao paulo for a short visit.  fortunately, i found a usb solid state drive loaded with a wide variety of music, from some trip or other…  beefed it up with a half-dozen shows in brazil (why not?).  so we might have a bit of a break here.  then again, i might get a bit of a break there.  (“then again”… that’s a nice little idiomatic phrase, isn’t it?)

 Posted by at 22:30
Apr 242018

here’s one from 8 years ago, or so…  i found this very listenable earlier today, while working, and again (& more attentively) putting this posting together.


gina schwarz sextet
vienna, austria
13 september 2013

gina schwarz (bass, announcements)
robert bachner (trombone)
andy middleton (soprano & tenor saxophones)
benjamin schatz (piano)
heimo trixner (guitar)
harry tanschek (drums)

first set:

01: ramsampal – 8:16
02: brush hour – 7:33
03: for c & c – 8:16
04: venezia – 8:35
05: there is one place – 7:29

second set:

06: hexagon – 9:24
07: morpheus – 7:55
08: caballitos – 5:11
09: free – 6:46
10: jazzista – 7:24
11: caps and rags (encore) – 6:58

tt 1:23:49

recorded by orf
lineage: ö 1 radio broadcast (analog cable) –> cd –> hard disc –> audacity –> tlh

very good sound quality


sample: t06 hexagon.mp3
download:  GinaSchwarz_2013-09-13_RadioCafe_ViennaAustria.zip

covers by pete.

Apr 202018

as the man says in track 2, “we’re gonna make it funky right now”.  this is one of the phenomenal swissbird & simplexsimplicissimus releases from estival jazz.  collect ’em all, people.


maceo parker and the roots revisited
estival jazz
piazza della riforma
lugano, switzerland
1 july 1993

maceo parker – alto saxophone
alfred “pee wee” ellis – tenor saxophone
fred wesley – trombone
bruno speight – guitar
william boulware – keyboards
carl dashiell – bass
melvin parker – drums

disc 1 :
1. for the elders 12:02
2. shake everything you`ve got 17:51
3. addictive love 7:56
4. gimme some more 17:06


disc 2 :
1. let`s get it on / sexual healing 9:51
2. cold sweat 9:34
3. chicken soup 4:55
4. doin` it to death 2:52
5. funky good times 7:29
6. make it funky 4:45
7. pass the peas 2:17
8. soul power 7:22


tt 1:44:07

soundboard > dat > 1st copy > eac > wave > flac frontend
(align on sector boundaries level 8) >
torrent on http://bt.easytree.org (as shn version)
reseed in 2004 on www.dimeadozen.org (as flac version, see lineage)

seeder’s comments:
the one or another may have this great bootleg
as fm source , but believe me , this soundboard version
is much better and no radio moderation disturbs.

not only for jazz fans , very funky !!!

naughtyknight (a.k.a. simplex) & the swissbird` first release

sample: d2t02_cold sweat.mp3
download:  MaceoParker_1993-07-01_EstivalJazz_LuganoSwitzerland.zip

covers included in the original download, presumably by swissbird & simplexsimplicissimus, but i don’t know for sure.

Apr 122018

unlike ‘bpthree’, our otherwise unknown taper, i went to d.c. space a lot.  in retrospect, it wasn’t perhaps the “best” venue, but boy did it have great shows… which is really what it’s all about.


sam rivers & dave holland
d.c. space
washington, dc
24 june 1978 (two shows)

sam rivers – sax, flute & piano
dave holland – stand-up bass

disc one (time: 58:09m)(first show; 9pm):
01. improvisation # 1 (tape flip)
02. improvisation # 1 (part two)

disc two (time: 61:45m)(second show; 11pm):
01. improvisation # 2 (tape flip)
02. improvisation # 2 (part two)
03. audience

tt 119:54 minutes

taper: bpthree
taping gear: sony tc-1100t with sony ecm-16 condenser microphone
lineage: maxell ud master cassettes> teac a-550rx cassette playback> tascam cdrw-700> trade cd-r> (wav) eac (secure mode)> (flac) trader’s little helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
quality: vg+ (please read my notes)

taper’s comments
this was the only time i went to “d.c. space”, which was essentially a row home.
they had a restaurant or bar downstairs, and the upstairs was used for the
performances. none of the instruments were mic’d, so it was like you were sitting
in your living room, and the guys came in to play for you. they did have a p.a. for
announcements, and that was it. while the sound was good, you also unfortunately
pick up other noises that would have been drowned out if the instruments had been
amplified. this includes my camera shutter, and some odd noise, especially on the
second show, that sounds like a minor loose connection, or something rubbing against the
mic. it’s not horrible by any means, but it is noticeable. i seem to remember there was
little or no seating, and my friend paul and i sat on the floor in front of sam & dave
(no relation to the great soul band!).

this was the last time i saw sam rivers, but i’m glad to hear he’s still going strong today.
like my posting of sam’s show at “the cellar door” from 1977 (torrent # 281440), this
one is “free form”, “avant garde”, or whatever you want to call it. i assume these
performances were just improvisations made up on the spot. dave holland also played
his bass with a bow, so if you hear sections that sound like a cello, that’s why. enjoy!


sample: t02.mp3
download: Sam Rivers_DaveHolland_1978-06-24_dc_space_WashingtonDC.zip

cover by pete, using a modified photo (photo page is here) from the d.c. space photo gallery website.  used without permission.

Apr 052018

someone uploaded a charles lloyd show to dime the other day, which i listened to.  and then to another that i had.  and a couple more.  binge listening… it’s a thing.  this was uploaded to dime by maurizio in december 2011.  enjoy.

charles lloyd quartet
juan-les-pins jazz festival
antibes, france
23 july 1966
(flambay pitch fixed / 1966 fm broadcasts)

charles lloyd (ts, fl)
keith jarrett (p)
cecil mcbee(b)
jack dejohnette (d)

1 intro 00:47
2 autumn sequence 09:46
– prelude
– leaves
– echo
3 forest flowers 18:40
4 love ship 05:49
5 manhattan tripper 07:58
6 island blues 05:19

tt 44:23

source: flac files directly from web > audacity (3-4 small noises in
forest flower and love ship) > tlh (sbe -flac 8) > dime
thanks to flambay for the pitch correction
quality a+
uploaded by u014945 december 01 2011

this is a simplified info file.

contrast clauses:
this version was uploaded to dime (torrent #384082) by maurizio (u014945) in december 2011.
(a) a version was uploaded to dime (torrent #286855) by michaelmee, which did not have track 5 “manhattan tripper”.
(b) in april 2016, unclewolfi uploaded (torrent #559292) a new digital recording, also without “manhattan tripper”.
that torrent also had 5 tracks from performances 25-26 oct 1966 in cologne germany.

sample:  t05 Manhattan Tripper.mp3
download:  CharlesLloyd4tet_1966-07-23_Juan-les-Pins_France.zip

cover by pete.  have i used this photo before?