Mar 182016

CD Front Inserti was listening to some stan tracey earlier today, until i put on a show with some bad distortion.  so i moved up the alphabet to stan getz and hit paydirt with this show from april 1960, in amsterdam,  that ‘frekem’ shared on dime back in oct 2010.  stan getz died back in 1991, but his daughter apparently maintains a website – check it out.

stan getz quartet
amsterdam, netherlands
10 april 1960

stan getz (ts), jan johansson (p), ray brown (b), ed thigpen (d);
johansson died in a car accident en route to a concert in 1968, 37 years of age.

track list:
01 station announcements
02 out of nowhere
03 the thrill is gone
04 lover come back to me
05 pammy’s tune
06 spring can really hang you up the most
07 gone with the wind
08 cherokee
09 station announcements

fm > tape > recording, tracking and editing wav file in audacity > cd-r > wav > tlh (flac 8, align on sector boundaries)

audio quality: a- (fm)

original seeder comments:
as a closure of the so-called vara jazz week, “norman granz jatp presents the poll winners” concert packages took place in 1960 in the netherlands, both in the scheveningen kurhaus (set of evening concerts, 9 april) and in the amsterdam concertgebouw (set of after midnight concerts, so 10 april).

concerts of peterson/getz/miles (performing in that order) were broadcast live from scheveningen (miles) and from amsterdam (peterson). the amsterdam concert of getz was taped to be broadcast on a later date (because at the time there was no permission for live broadcasts after 1 am!).

the present tracks are from a re-broadcast i’ve taped some five or so years ago. i kept the opening and closing radio announcements by bassist hans mantel.


sample: t6 spring can really hang you up the most.mp3
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Mar 112016

f.y.i., if there’s too much activity, then you might find that downloads don’t complete.  so if you try to download & that happens, then just wait a day or so and try again.  trying every 5 minutes won’t help things.

 Posted by at 11:17
Mar 102016

well.  the things you learn.

on dime, ‘dronerdude’ has been sharing a number of videos downloaded from a norwegian tv station’s website.  i didn’t particularly want any of the first few shows he was sharing (some later ones, yes).  but his comments about how he did it (using AdobeHDS) made me curious, so i searched for some info on that.
this video gives a very nice presentation on how to do it.
i downloaded php v.5.3.5 here.  i had to change windows’ path to include the php directory that was created.
i downloaded the .php script here.  actually, i had to copy all the text from the webpage and save it as a .php file.  here’s what i ended up with: AdobeHDS,php   i put the .php file into a new folder c:\phpscripts

on the k-s-v page above, they mention a firefox add-on.  so i installed that.  when i started to play a video from the norwegian station’s site, the promised popup did just that.  i clicked on it, to copy the text, and then pasted into a text file.  (btw, the popup was in the bottom-right corner of my screen, and disappeared very quickly.)

next, i edited the text file.  it began “php AdobeHDS.php –manifest …”, which i edited to add the path to my scripts folder: “php c:\phpscripts\AdobeHDS.php –manifest …”

then, i saved the text as a batch file in my folder c:\phpscripts

finally, i ran the batch file.  wow.  i am totally amazed.  it downloaded 354 segments, and then combined them into one .flv file.  which i am listening to & watching as i type.  looks good (ok, old b&w tv, but given that…) & sounds good.


btw, in case you’re curious, here are the .flv specs (per mediainfo) for the particular file that i downloaded.  lossy sound, but not too bad:  aac-lc with 160 kbps bit rate, 2 channels, 48.0 khz sampling rate.  not sure if  i’ll be sharing any of these  videos here, but this was a fun exercise.

Complete name : C:\phpscripts\7a1d1363f73493785de23086c162c228_4_9ec962796fa5a418__Seg1-Frag.flv
Format : Flash Video
File size : 613 MiB
Duration : 35mn 25s
Overall bit rate : 2 418 Kbps

Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
Codec ID : 7
Duration : 35mn 25s
Bit rate : 2 250 Kbps
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.098
Stream size : 570 MiB (93%)
Writing library : x264 core 129
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / psy=0 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / threads=7 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=125 / keyint_min=12 / scenecut=0 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=60 / rc=abr / mbtree=1 / bitrate=2250 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=2812 / vbv_bufsize=4500 / nal_hrd=none / ip_ratio=1.00 / aq=2:1.00

Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 10
Duration : 35mn 24s
Bit rate : 160 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 40.5 MiB (7%)


 Posted by at 15:05
Mar 092016

CD Front Insertvincent herring seems to play at an beal bocht a lot:  i’ve copies of 4 shows of his, and 3 of them are there between 2012 and 2016.  and they’re all great.  i’ve never been there, but as the name suggests it’s an irish pub.  this show was shared back in 2012 by ‘jazzbike2’ (it must be his local, as he shared the other shows too).

vincent herring quartet
linda’s jazz nights
an beal bocht café
bronx, ny
6 june 2012

vincent herring, alto sax
nori ochiai, piano
david williams, bass
peppe merolla, drums

set 1
01 secret love 14:20
02 stompin at the savoy 10:55
03 just one of those things 10:31
04 i can’t get started 10:37
05 days of wine & roses 09:43

set 2
06 this i dig of you 07:28
07 vh announcement 01:01
08 blue monk 08:51
09 caravan 13:52
10 in a sentimental mood 08:53
11 bye bye blackbird 13:37

h2zoom > audacity > traders little helper > flac

sound quality: a

sample: t06 this I dig of you.mp3

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