Sep 282016

center-coverthis is for an old college friend of mine.  the zip files are only going to be available for a couple of days (until he downloads the files). the comments below & the picture (cd cover?) are from the original seed.

i don’t listen to this sort of thing anymore, but i must say:  these songs have held up very well.  a quick check of the sound quality turned into listening to the whole show.  “one never knows, do one?”

the monkees
pantages theater
hollywood, los angeles, california, usa
september 16, 2016

micky dolenz
michael nesmith
peter tork
+ backing band

lineage: q2 zoom>unknown equilization>flac>wav>cdwave (for tracking)>flac (level 8 using traders little helper)
taped by elliott marx

set one (54:15):

01 intro
02 last train to clarksville
03 papa gene’s blues
04 your auntie grizelda
05 saturday’s child
06 she
07 a little bit me, a little bit you
08 she makes me laugh
09 the girl i knew somewhere
10 sometime in the morning
11 me & magdalena
12 shades of gray
13 randy scouse git
14 for pete’s sake
15 you bring the summer
16 listen to the band
17 what am i doin’ hangin’ round

set two (57:22):

18 mary mary
19 circle sky
20 porpoise song
21 long title: do i have to do this all over again
22 words
23 sunny girlfriend
24 (i’m not your) steppin’ stone
25 you just may be the one
26 you told me
27 birth of an accidental hipster
28 goin’ down
29 d.w. washburn
30 tapioca tundra
31 daydream believer
32 pleasant valley sunday
33 i’m a believer

notes: this was billed as michael nesmith’s final performance with the monkees – he has appeared sporadically in guest slots during their on-going 50th anniversary tour, but, peter tork had a family emergency that precluded his ability to perform in arizona, so, nesmith stepped in. this was the perfect lead in to this show – tork returned and nesmith had two previous shows to “warm up”. the result has monkee fans all over the internet in a tizzy; this was a fabulous performance with a once in a lifetime setlist which was completely different from what they had been playing the entire tour, and even different from the previous two shows that tork missed.

rhino records owns the rights to the monkees’ catalogue, and, they have already announced that this show was neither filmed nor profess- ionally recorded – fortunately, amateur archivist elliott marx took it upon himself to record the show “from start to finish” and shared this recording on facebook. i asked him if he was able to share the lossless files and he shared them via webtransfer; i took his flac files – which, he noted, he had equalized and added fades; it also sounds like he used the auto setting on the mic levels – and extracted to wav to track in cdwave, then re-encoded back to flac to share here on dime.

this is a stunning performance, featuring four songs from their outstanding new album “good times!” including the universally hailed “me & magdalena”, which was written by ben gibbard from death cab for cutie. the recording itself is very strong, especially by monkee fan standards; it’s very clear and enjoyable for the hardcore fan and casual listener alike. as it stands, the recording is a document of historical import in the world of monkee fans, as this is the end of the road for the living members of the band; micky and peter continued the tour in las vegas without papa nez.

please don’t profit from this transfer – share it, post it, give it away, but, don’t make money off of it.

sample: t02 last train to clarksville.mp3  t33 im a believer.mp3

Sep 242016

shorty-rogers-at-the-rendevous-1951-1953-frontsometimes the thought really is as good as the deed.  here are two short performances by shorty rogers (among others!), live at the rendezvous ballroom in sunny balboa beach, california, from the early 1950s.  given the age of the recordings, these are phenomenal recordings.  i’ve always heard about ‘west coast jazz’, ‘west coast sound’, but never really thought about it much.  now, the next stop will be shelly manne, no doubt.  anyway… enjoy!

shorty rogers
rendezvous ballroom
balboa ca
late 1951

art pepper, chet baker, bob enevoldsen, gerry mulligan
hampton hawes, joe mondragon, lawrance marable

shorty rogers – trumpet
chet baker – trumpet
bob enevoldsen – valve trobone
art pepper – alto sax
probably also wardell gray – tenor sax (name stated at 0:16 of #3)
gerry mulligan – baritone sax
hampton hawes – piano
joe mondragon – bass
lawrance marable – drums

1. popo
2. ?
3. apropos
4. ?
5. godchild
6. ?

tt: 25:59

lineage: unknown

jam session 100
1953 july 11
the rendezvous ballroom, balboa beach, ca

shorty rogers, trumpet
conrad gozzo, trumpet
mayanrd ferguson, trumpet
bob enevoldson, trombone
unknown, trombone
unknown, trombone
herb geller, alto sax
jack montrose, tenor sax
bill perkins, tenor sax
bill holman, baritone sax
unknown, tuba
lorraine geller, piano
john simmons, bass
chuck flores, drums

lineage: boot lp “jam session record no. 100” (js-100) > wav > flac
sound quality: mono recording, b+/a-

side 1
01 sometimes i’m happy
02 how high the moon
03 short snort [removed, official release, proper box]

side 2
01 take the a train
02 c jam blues
03 the great lie
04 buzzy [removed, official release, proper box]

reference note:
there were four records made in this “jam session” series,
and one, js-103, has already been posted on dime to good effect

shorty rogers 1951-xx-xx rendevous t05 godchild.mp3
shorty rogers 1953-07-11 jam session 100 t01-2 how high the moon.mp3


Sep 232016

sadao-watanabe-andrew-hill-1976-japan-fronti’ve been away for a couple of weeks, and since getting back have mostly been listening to beverly kenney and shorty rogers complilations that i just got in from fresh sounds records in barcelona.  this was the first thing otherwise that sort of caught my eye (or ear, as it were).  speaking of which, i have to upload some shorty rogers, of whom i have but three shows.  up next, perhaps.

sadao watanabe & andrew hill
3 july 1976

andrew hill, sadao watanabe (ldr), sadao watanabe (f, ss, as), andrew hill (p), tsutomu okada (b), shinji mori (d)

01. radio introduction – 1:32
02. tk 1 inc l. v. – 5:38
03. tk 2 inc l. v. – 1:03
04. tk 3 l. v. – 6:07
05. tk 1 inc hommage (andrew hill) – 0:27
06. tk 2 hommage (andrew hill) – 12:06
07. radio announcement – :16
08. mist flower (andrew hill) – 13:19
09. radio announcement
10. k.y.o? – 10:08*

[radio broadcast]
above is broadcast date.

from original seeder’s comments:
*i am uncertain whether this track is from this session or some other session. i checked my collection of cds with similar instrumentation and could not find a track that matched, so i do not believe it is an officially released track. if someone can understand the announement in track 9 and give further information it would be appreciated.

sample: t02 tk 1 inc lv.mp3

Sep 032016

Roy Haynes Quartet 1996-06-18 frontcoverhere’s another group led by a drummer, the roy haynes quartet back in 1996 in paris.  is it just me or are there a disproportionate number of drummers leading bands?  or maybe i’m just noticing that more of late for no particular reason.  the past couple of days, i’ve mostly been listening to roy haynes (friday) and shorty rogers (thursday).  this has been on dime a couple of times that i know of, including when i downloaded it back in 2011.

roy haynes quartet
new morning
paris, france
19 june 1996

roy haynes:drums
dwayne burnau:bass
don braden:sax
david kikoski:piano

01:unknown 12:01
02:summernight 11:27
03:easy leaving 8:43
04:big foot 27:20
05:announcement 2:56
06:the anniversary song 12:38
07:crispis 10:42
08:announcement 6:03
09:bud powell 3:45

tt 1:35:35

broadcast source jazz club france musique
fm to tape to wav to flac(6)
edit in soundforgepro 10

sample: t03 easy leaving.mp3