Jul 122015

brought an ssd drive with around a hundred shows along with me on vacation, and i was listening to this show by the late cedar walton yesterday & today, on & off as we were in & out of our short stay flat here in dublin.  very nice, another “goody remaster”, and they are always very nice, from dr goody up on dime around two years ago.  make that fantastic, this is a fantastic show.  tip o’ the hat to the bold goody and in particular to the late cedar walton.

cedar walton trio
latitude st. germain
paris, france
21 march 1990

cedar walton – piano
david williams – bass
billy higgins – drums

disc 1
01 i’ve grown accustomed to her face
02 django
03 memories of you
04 theme for ernie
05 evidence – ruby, my dear
06 off minor
07 ’round midnight
08 blue monk – rhythm-a-ning
09 theme for red

disc 2
10 cedar’s blues
11 somewhere over the rainbow
12 cedar’s blues
13 lament
14 n. p. s.
15 fiesta española
16 on the trail
17 radio announcement
18 iron clad

tt : 141 minutes

goody remaster of a watten torrent:
watten’s source:
fm (jazz club, france musique)/yamaha kx500/audacity/xact >
goody’s additional lineage:
tlh (wav) > audition (hard limiting; click, pop & glitch repair;
tracking/splits/fades) > tlh (flac level 8; align sector boundaries; .ffp)

audio quality : a- (fm hiss)

goody’s comments:
i have no idea why there are 2 performances of “cedar’s blues”, but i’m not complaining! most likely, this broadcast was compiled from more than one date. watten’s original torrent had no splits for what are now tracks 10, 11 & 12. upon listening to a very long track 10 in the source, i discovered the other titles and tracked them for this edition. i also lowered the volume of all the tracks, as they were a bit hot and in the red, but not so that they appear distorted, fortunately. any big glitches i found are now repaired, and i came across many other little clicks, pops and static which i also did my best to repair or reduce. there may still be more of those here that i could have missed in trying to get this out to you, (hopefully, not,) to help celebrate cedar’s life and music. these performances are among his and the trio’s best. and what a trio it was! everyone gets multiple chances to really shine.

many thanks to watten for sharing his great recording!

rip cedar walton (and, of course, master higgins)
text updated for this edition – 8/20/13

sample: t11 somewhere over the rainbow.mp3
download: CedarWaltonTrio_1990-03-21_ParisFrance.zip

Jul 012015

listening to some louis hayes today.  turns out that i seem like a bit of a fan of his, with this being the third show here featuring louis hayes:  last october, we had eric alexander quartet feat. louis hayes — 5-feb-2014, an beal bocht café, riverdale ny, usa  and louis hayes – junior cook 5tet w/ woody shaw — 5 apr 1976, jazzclub ostertor, bremen, germany.  well!

this one falls in between, from 2003.  i think you’ll enjoy listening to it as much as i did.


louis hayes quintet
hamburg, germany
21 march 2003.

louis hayes (dr)
riley mullins (tp)
abraham burton (ts)
dave hazeltine (p)
gerald leon cannon (b)

1 glen’s place (hubbard)
2 peace (silver)
3 soul eyes (waldron)
4 pentagon (hazeltine)
5 pyramid (silver)
6 dear lou (mullins)
7 check in (hayes/ mullins)
tt 1:35:23

fm >telefunken ht 870 tuner >telefunken ha 870 amplifier >sony mds-je320 minidisc deck (normal play mode)

transfer (february 2014):
sharp minidisc deck md-r2 >denon pma-425r amplifier >terratec aureon 5.1 pci soundcard via spdif > audacity 2.0.5 > harddisk > flac 8

sample:  t02_Peace.mp3
download: LouisHayes_2003-03-21_Hamburg.zip