Jun 202015

i’ve been clearing some videos off my hard drive, and demuxing them in the process.  really, i don’t watch videos, and am only ever likely to listen to the soundtrack demuxed into an .m4a or .mp2.  i do keep the original videos, except of course that most of them were on a separate drive, which not being backed up crashed around a year ago.  but at least a lot of those had been demuxed.

anyway, here are three that transitioned in the past few days.  hard to say which i preferred.  as always, the demux is in the same format as the original… generally, i use mediacoder to extract the audio in ‘copy audio’ mode.  as i think i said before, these are an exception to my ‘flac only’ habit, but at fairly high quality (and with no alternative), you can take your chance.  oh, and if you’re not sure how to play .m4a / .mp2, try foobar2000.

carmen mcrae & her trio
san francesco al prato
umbria jazz festival
perugia, italy
xx july 1989

carmen mcrae, vocals and piano
eric “fats” gunnison, piano
scott colley, bass
mark pulice, drums

(no setlist)
tv broadcast by “ghiaccio bollente”, rai5 [dvbt channell], on thursday 27 november 2014, 03:20 hours in the morning [actually wednesday night].

original video lineage:
dvb-t > vodafone tv connect pvr receiver > .ts files on kingston 16gb usb pen > manually batching > ts file > webtorrenting
additional demux audio lineage:
as above (.ts) > mediacoder x64 (audio only; format copy audio; encoder auto select; source auto select), using audio stream 548 > .mp2
original audio: mp2; bit rate 192 kbps, 2 channels, 48.0 khz
demux audio : mp2; bit rate 192 kbps, 2 channels, 48.0 khz

additional notes from original info file:
this lady in the same league as billie or sarah vaugham appeared for ten consecutive nights in a old unused church where many festival shows of the past decade took place: i don’t know which precise night is this from. note: the “live at umbria jazz” official egea cd was recorded instead at giardini del frontone the following year, and featured mark simon in place of a here stunning colley
sorry, no tracklist given for the moment, it’s a sixty and more minutes video with a couple of minutes of italian tv intros at the beginning…

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archie shepp “swinging the blues”
festival jazz à la villette 2014
paris, france
14 sept 2014

archie shepp – saxophone ténor, saxophone soprano, voix
olivier miconi – trompette
pierre durand – guitare
darryl hall – basse électrique
steve mc craven – batterie
marion rampal – chant

joe louis walker – guitare, voix
amina claudine myers – piano, orgue, voix

(no setlist provided)

94 minutes

original video source: culturebox (webcast) > hdd > .flv
demux audio source: as above > mediacoder x64 (audio only; format copy audio; encoder auto select; source auto select) > .m4a (duration 1:39:05)
> yamb beta2 > trim first 5:00.00 minutes (all crowd noise > clapping) > .m4a (duration 1:34:05)

audio demux details:
original audio: aac-lc; bit rate 125 kbps ; 2 channels; sampling rate 48.0 khz; duration 1:39:05
demux audio : aac-lc; variable bit rate 125 kbps (135k max); 2 channels; sampling rate 48.0 khz; duration 1:34:05

additional details from original info files:

à propos
à 77 ans, le big boss du free jazz poursuit son errance musicale à travers les festivals les plus prestigieux.

il y a 50 ans, archie shepp publiait son premier album en leader, produit par john coltrane : « four for trane ». né en 1937, celui qui se destinait au métier d’acteur s’est rapidement tourné vers le saxophone et l’enseignement avant d’être l’un des premiers musiciens de free jazz à être enregistré.

très actif dans les années 1960, archie shepp s’est toujours illustré, au travers d’une longue carrière controversée, par son engagement politique et par son attachement au blues. le temps d’un soir pour jazz à la villette, « archie va jouer le blues » aux côtés de la pianiste-chanteuse amina claudine myers (associée à l’aacm de chicago) et du guitariste joe louis walker qui, lors de ses jeunes années, a partagé la scène avec ses idoles john lee hooker et jimi hendrix.

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cassandra wilson “tribute to billie holiday”
munich, germany
6 december 2014

cassandra wilson: vocals
gregoire maret: harmonica
brandon ross: guitar
lonnie plaxico: bass
jon cowherd: piano
john davis: drums

no setlist

running time: 1:16:53

original video source: arte webcast-> mp4
additional demux audio source:
as above > mediacoder x64 (audio only; format copy audio; encoder auto select; source auto select) > .m4a
from original video: aac-lc; variable bit rate, 125 kbps (242 kbps max); 2 channels; sampling rate 48.0 khz
demux audio : aac-lc; variable bit rate, 125 kbps (133 kbps max); 2 channels; sampling rate 48.0 khz

no samples, but each file is under 100mb.



Jun 172015

this was listed on dime as ‘blues’ when ‘tomyounger’ shared it back in july 2011, but i’d call it more of a mix… jazz, swing and, yes, quite a bit of blues for sure, but all pretty old-timey.  whatever… i really enjoyed it this afternoon.  this one’s going to have to get converted to mp3 & loaded onto the thumb drive in the car.  thanks to an out-of-town workshop last week, there’s not been much new here for a couple of weeks, and there’s a big hiatus coming up (most of next month, for obvious reasons).  but this’ll cheer ya up, in the meanwhile.

catherine russell
stuhr, germany
rathaus stuhr
29 march 2011

catherine russell – vocals
mark shane – piano

01 my old daddy’s got a brand new way to love (mike jackson)
02 we the people (andy razaf, paul denniker, joseph m. davis)
03 my man’s an undertaker (leroy e. kirkland)
04 can’t we be friends (paul james, kay swift)
05 darn that dream (james vanheusen, edgar delange)
06 as long as i live (harold arlen, ted koehler)
07 you for me, me for you (cecil mack, james p. johnson)
08 back o’town blues (louis armstrong, luis russell)
09 put me down easy (sam cooke)
10 quiet whiskey (wynonie harris, henry glover)
11 inside (this heart of mine) (thomas wright “fats” waller, j. c. johnson)
12 close your eyes (bernice petkere)
13 i’ll be satisfied (jackie wilson)
14 patty cake (andy razaf, thomas wright “fats” waller)
15 all the cats join in (ray gilbert,edward ernest “eddie” sauter, alec wilder)
16 so little time (so much to do) (peter derose)
17 new orleans (hoagy carmichael)
18 whatcha gonna do when there ain’t no swing (jerry kesinson, al. j. neiburg)
19 i’m lazy that’s all (mackle)
20 kitchen man (andy razaf, edna b. pinkard)
21 that’s why i haven’t changed a thing (n. n.)
22 troubled waters (arthur johnston, sam coslow)
23 you better watch yourself, bub (nellie rose lutcher)
24 spoonful (willie dixon)
25 i’m checkin’ out, goomby (edward kennedy “duke” ellington, billy strayhorn)
26 can’t we be friends (john frederick coots, haven gillespie)
27 the joint is jumpin’ (andy razaf, j. c. johnson, thomas wright “fats” waller)

min 93:29

fm (analog cable) – audacity – xact
globale dorfmusik live – 2011-07-03

sample:  t15 all the cats join in.mp3
download: CatherineRussell_2011-03-29_Stuhr.zip

Jun 022015

SwingingLadies_screenshotjust a little something that i was listening to this afternoon.  demuxed it from a video .ts file to .ac3 — finally found a program that does that well, tsmuxer.  while foobar2000 plays .ac3 (at least for me), i’ve also converted it into .flac… so take your pick when you download.  neither version is tracked (though i did pull out the 1st song for the sample).

the swinging ladies
internationale jazzwoche burghausen 1995
wackerhalle, burghausen, germany
25 march 1995

lindy huppertsberg – bass
stacey rowles – trumpet, fugelhorn, vocals (3)
lisa pollard – tenor sax
shannon hirata – alto sax
megan foley – drums
jill mccarron – piano

set list (not tracked)
1. mamacita
2. pec a sec
3. i fall in love too easily
4. caravan
5. one for amas

tt 45:03

demux source:
video source: digital satellite > skystar hd2 (technisat) > ts > raw data to hdd > cypheros ts-doctor > videoredo tvsuite v4 (cut) > ts
audio source: as for video (audio stream 3) > tsmuxer gui 2.6.12 [demux mode] > audio .ac3
original .ts file, audio stream 3 (id 1406): ac-3, 448 kbps, 48.0 khz, 16 bit
demuxed audio : ac-3, 448 kbps, 48.0 khz, 16 bit

sample:  t1 mamacita.mp3