May 312013

i’ve enjoyed everything that i’ve heard by christian mcbride & inside straight.  i’ve included the comments from the seeder on dime (scooter123), below… i guess this makes me stodgy and fond of straight ahead jazz.  the latter, yes but not exclusively, and i’d like to think not the former (yet?).  anyway, this is a very good recording (fm) of a very nice show.

i’m worried about moving the many shows that i’ve downloaded from dime to seoul, korea, this summer.  thinking of squeezing everything i really want onto one 2-tb usb drive, with another as backup.  send one by air, one by sea? one by air, one in my luggage?  decisions decisions, if only the rest of the move is as difficult.

christian mcbride & the inside straight
live at the village vanguard
new york city, ny, usa
11 nov 2009, 1st set

christian mcbride, stand up bass
steve wilson, alto and soprano saxophone
peter martin, piano
warren wolf, vibes
carl allen, drums

1. brother mister (mcbride)
2. theme for kareem (hubbard)
3. banter
4. starbeam (mcbride)
5. sophisticated lady (ellington)
6. banter
7. theme to ‘alice’ (a. bergman/m. bergman)
8. banter
9. used ‘ta could (mcbride)

tt 1:13

wbgo fm > edirol ohr > goldwave > media monkey (flac transfer l8)

christian mcbride is a certified virtuoso on the stand up bass, having played with freddie hubbard, joe henderson, mccoy tyner, herbie hancock, pat metheny, diana krall, roy haynes, chick corea, john mclaughlin, wynton marsalis, hank jones, joshua redman, carly simon, sting, bruce hornsby, and james brown.  although generally considered a fusion bass player, in 2009, he was invited to play at new york’s famed vanguard club, a fairly stodgy club, and was politely told not to bring his “rock and roll band” with him.

this was the genesis of this group of back up musicians. the phrase “inside straight” refers to an “inside” groove and “straight” ahead jazz.  so if you are ready, for top knotch, straight ahead jazz, press the green enter  button and enjoy. if you like this one, i’ll up an audience of the inside straight  last week at a small west coast jazz club.

sample:  t04 starbeam.mp3


May 252013

downloaded an interesting looking show by archie shepp today, from around a year after this one.  before, though, had a ‘senior moment’… archie shepp? who’s archie shepp?  oh, yeah, i’ve downloaded 8 or 9 of his concerts from dime… that archie shepp.  right.  in the process, listened to this one, which joerg uploaded very soon after the performance.  very nice.  here it is.

archie shepp quartet
rolf-liebermann-studio, ndr
hamburg, germany
18th & 19th september 2008

archie shepp, ts, voc (yes, he does sing on this one)
tom mclung, p
wayne dockery, b
steve mccraven, dr

setlist (1 – 4; 18th september; 5 – 9: 19th september):

01 hope 2 17:20
02 don’t get around much anymore 10:15
03 hambone – mama rose 18:24
04 blues 06:14
05 ain’t misbehavin’ 11:06
06 steam 10:23
07 stars are in your eyes 12:45
08 burning bright 08:26
09 in a sentimental mood – down home new york 08:12

tt: 1:43:05

source: dvb-s@320, 48khz > raw data > projextx > mp3directcut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)

sample:  02 don’t get around much anymore.mp3

download: Archie

May 212013

a nice show that i was listening to this morning.  downloaded it back in may 2009, and he apparently died of a heart attack not long after this show was recorded.  i don’t know much about him — this blog posting is all i find on the web.

charlie höllering
haus der geschichte
stuttgart, germany
9 may 2009

charles höllering -cl;
harald schwer -p;
andy streit -b;
werner braun -d;

01 there will never be another you 6.20
02 it had to be you 4.57
03 when you’re smiling 4.58
04 my one and only love – don’t get around much anymore 6:00
05 exactly like you 4.11
06 i’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter 4:53
07 lady be good 9.12

total time 40:31

source: audience
sound: a/a-

sample:  06 i’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter.mp3


May 172013

the chieftains & friends
flagey, place sainte-croix, brussels
24 april 2013

paddy maloney (uileann pipes, tin whistle), matt malloy (flute),
seán keane (fiddle) and kevin conneff (bodhrán)
jon pilatzke (fiddle, stepdancing), nathan pilatzke (stepdancing),
triona marshall (harp), alyth mccormack (vocals), shauna ryan (irish
dancing), the pipes, drums and bikes band (bagpipes), comhaltas ceoltóirí
eireann musicians and ben _____ (gaita galician bagpipes) (? unsure of name, see track 3)

1 unknown (the pipes, drums and bikes band) (badly clipped) (1:57)
2 unknown (bagpipers, continued) (levels adjusted) (2:02)
3 talk, intro for ben (1:18)
4 dueling chanters (3:10)
5 stepdancing waltz (nathan & jon pilatzke) (2:27)
6 talk, intro to finale (0:56)
7 unknown (16:15)
8 talk (1:12)
9 antro (?) (with ben _____ and with the pipes, drums and bikes band) (3:56)

zoom h4n (24/44.1 wav) > cd wave editor > flac 5

this was one of the shows put on in brussels for the irish presidency of the e.u. it was a great show. i normally listen more to jazz, but enjoyed the show immensely.

however… my first attempt to use the zoom h4n and unfortunately, some lessons learned…

i missed recording the first half of the concert, and the levels were way off when i did get it working (those bagpipes were a bit of a shock). i split tracks where i adjusted the levels, so track 1 is at much higher levels than the rest (and has pretty bad clipping).

i tried to adjust track 1 but that only made it worse (lessons to be learned there too, eh?); it is included here as-is, without adjustments

so…it’s a bit of a train wreck. that said, the sound is pretty good for the rest of the show, and i hope to do better next time.

sample:  chieftains 2013-04-24 brussels 04.mp3


 Posted by at 18:58
May 142013

i was listening to this the other day, and it just kept going on and on… every time i said “hmm! what’s this i’ve put on now?” it turned out to be the same show.  i downloaded this from dime (seeded by rillenheini) back in aug-2010, when i was listening to a lot of the eubanks, duane & robin, either together or solo (yes, robin’s in this show also).

duane eubanks sextet
new york city, ny (usa)
1999 (sorry, exact date not known)

duane eubanks (tp), robin eubanks (tb), antonio hart (as), orrin evans (p), reid anderson (b), rodney green (dr)

disc 1 (first set):

01. blues for duane – 12:53
02. dear old stockholm – 19:55
03. can’t wait ’til dawn (w/o as) – 9:07
04. clairvoyance (w/o tb,as) – 10:12
05. taylored by louis – 19:19

disc 2 (second set):

06. i love you (w/o tb,as) – 10:59
07. two and one – 19:41
08. diva black (w/o tb) – 14:56
09. my shining hour (w/o tb,as,p) – 8:18
10. slew footed > the theme – 18:40

lineage: unknown (fm? sbd?) > r-t-r tape or mc > cd (in trade) > nero (flac 8) > hd

sound: a – (tape hiss)!

sample:  t09 my shining hour.mp3