Jul 192014

here’s a nice show that i was listening to this morning.


susie arioli
sunset, paris, france
22 september 2012

susie arioli, vocals
cameron wallis, saxophone
jordan officer, guitar
bill gossage, bass
tony albino, drums

01- here’s that rainy day
02- time after time
03- ut
04- there’s a love in my life
05- it’s always you
06- my funny valentine
07- ut (fades in)
08- come rain or come shine
09- i fall in love too easily
10- pennies from heaven
11- ut
12- mari et femme
13- un jour de différence
14- when your lover has gone
15- ut
16- la mer
17- ut


source : tsf (fm) / uniti / rh-09r / audacity / xact

sample:  t05_its_always_you.mp3
download: SusieArioli_2012-09-22_Sunset_ParisFrance.zip

Jul 072014

MollyJohnson-03ah vacation!  a time to travel and, when resting up from a tiring day seeing friends, listening to a bit of music and relaxing before going out again in the evening.

‘plaz_restore’ shared this back in 2011… a fantastic show, with a couple of songs that really stand out for me.  the back to back versions of “rain” (by molly johnson & steve mackinnon) and then bobbie gentry’s “ode to billy joe” just knock me out.

molly johnson quartet
walker theatre (a.k.a the burton cummings theatre for the performing arts)
winnipeg, manitoba, canada
27 february 2010

molly johnson – vocals
phil dwyer – piano
davide direnzo – drums
mike downes – bass

01 but not for me (george gershwin) 5:34
02 monkey (steve mackinnon) 5:38
03 if you know love (molly johnson, steve mackinnon) 3:27
04 waste some time (marc jordan, steve mackinnon) 5:48
05 lola (richard alder) 4:30
06 sticks and stones (mike downes, molly johnson) 4:39
07 lucky (molly johnson, steve mackinnon) 4:01
08 rain (molly johnson, steve mackinnon) 5:07
09 ode to billy joe (bobbie gentry) 6:57
10 mean to me (fred ahlert) 6:04
11 miss celle’s blues (quincy jones, linel richie) 6:18
runtime: 58:09

broadcast: ‘canada live’ on cbc radio two
mpeg ii, layer 1 (192 kb/s, 48 khz, stereo)
recorded and edited at 44.1 khz suitable for cd audio
lineage: l-band broadcast > dab receiver > hd @ 44.1 khz > edit > flac(lvl8)

molly johnson is renown as one of canada’s great jazz vocalists. from nightclubs and bars from coast-to-coast, to leading theatres and concert halls around the world, her luscious voice continues to wow audiences. after creating much original music she turned her attention to jazz standards on her most recent album, “lucky”. it won the 2009 juno for best vocal jazz album and also received the 2009 national jazz award for best female vocalist. molly is the weekend host of cbc’s “radio 2 morning” program (www.cbc.ca) and an occasional guest host for toronto’s jazzfm. joining molly in this quartet are three stellar toronto-area jazz players: pianist phil dwyer, drummer davide direnzo, and bassist mike downes.

sample:  t08 lucky.mp3

download: MollyJohnsonQuartet_2010-02-27_Winnipeg_ManitobaCAN.zip

Jul 042014

MeschiyaLake_and_her_LittleBigHorns_2012-09-11_photoanother show that made it onto the ssd drive for this trip… like the last one, this sounds like it was a fun night!  and, like the last one, i seem to want to put it into several categories.  maybe the categories need to be expanded. anyway, it’s a great show that i’ve listened two a couple of times already.  enjoy!


meschiya lake and her little big horns
club the q-bus
leiden, the netherlands
11 sept 2012

1. egyptian in love
2. the curse of an aching heart
3. buona sera
4. i’d like to burn with you
5. satan, your kingdom must come down
6. sweet substitute
7. i’ll wait for you
8. all alone and wonderin’ why
9. tell ’em nothin’
10. title unknown
11. mississippi dreamboat
12. jack, i’m mellow
13. sweet marijuana
14. indian red
15. midnight on the bayou
16. dreamboat
17. electric chair blues
18. i believe in music
19. title unknown
20. reefer man

jazz blues
taped by ane (flipp022)
audience recording
audio recorder sony pcm-d50(1)
microfoon ca-14 withhout pre-amp only power and plug of the recorder
the sound quality is very good hifi stereo ++++++++++++
flac level> 8
20 tracks

thanks so much, lazaruslong for the setlist, you are the man.

sample:  t01_egyptian in love.mp3

download: MeschiyaLake&HerLittleBigHorns_2012-09-11_Qbus_LeidenNLD.zip

Jul 042014

LillianBoutteComboZaire_w_PeeWeeEllis 2012-06-27_screenshothere’s one that was shared by ‘doyadig’ back in june 2012 (actually just 2 days after the show).  a very nice recording that sort of knocked me back… i listen to almost everything that i get (so re-listens are not that common), and this one was one of those rare “wow, if i’d ‘a heard this, i’d ‘a remembered it”.  there are a couple of very short avi files (shot with a smartphone) that are nice as well, but the music is all flac of course.

and what about my break, mentioned in my last post… ah, the magic of ssd drives, and remembering that i had one just in time to throw a quick and fairly random selection of stuff on to it, particularly shows that i didn’t remember.  a strategy that paid off, say i.

as doyadig said, hope you enjoy!

lillian bouttè’s combo zaire featuring pee wee ellis
jazzascona (stage debarcadero)
ascona, switzerland
27 june 2012 (10pm)

lillian boutté vocals
pee wee ellis tenor sax
danny liet jr guitar
dan moore piano
torben bjornskor upright bass
matt brown drums

cd1 set one ( 49:00 )

01 – intro > times are gettin’ tougher than tough 06:44
02 – almost like being in love 06:05
03 – the frim fram sauce 05:21
04 – 04:27
05 – pee wee solo 06:01
06 – lipstick traces 04:24
07 – i’ve got what it takes (but it breaks my heart to give it away) 06:20
08 – wait a minute baby (?) 09:36

cd2 set two ( 56:05 )

01 – now baby or never 05:34
02 – right key wrong keyhole 06:19
03 – cry to me 05:23
04 – strong medecine 08:27
05 – i feel good 06:13
06 – something’s got a hold on me 05:45
07 – 06:06
08 – barefootin* 12:15

* jamming with members of irma thomas band

total length: 105 min 05 secs

source: sp-bmc-10 > sp-spsb-11 > roland r05 (24 bit/48 khz)
transfer: hd > cdwav (track splits) > wavepad sound editor (downsampling/fades) > tlh level 6 (encoding/fingerprints) > utorrent 3.1.3

taper: doyadig
position: 2 meters from right speakers
sound quality: i think i found the sweet spot on this one, and very little crowd noise

file size: 828 mb

i went a little offtrack from my usual tastes with this one, but i didn’t feel like staying at home the other night.  so i decided to visit this years’ jazzascona, which used to be called new orleans fest, and glad i did so.

actually, it was the presence of pee wee ellis as guest which convinced me to get on the half hour train from my place.  i missed him about a month ago when i thought he’d be backing cheikh lo at winterthurs’ afro-pfingsten, but the senegalese brought an all african band instead.

very enjoyable little show, i was right in front and the audience was very well “behaved”.  most festival visitors were sweating inside the main stage because irma thomas was performing at the same time.

included in the folder two short clips i took with my pocket camera.

hope you enjoy

sample:  t03 – the frim fram sauce.mp3

download: LillianBoutteComboZaire_w_PeeWeeEllis_2012-06-27_Ascona.zip