Dec 242016

here’s a quick shot o’ the holiday season for you.  the ever-fun pee wee ellis!  exceptionally, i’m uploading this in both flac and mp3 (cbr 320kbs).  enjoy.

(if you like pee wee ellis & lillian boutté, see also lillian bouttè’s combo zaire featuring pee wee ellis – 27 june 2012, ascona, switzerland,  that i posted back in july 2014)

pee wee ellis
‘the spirit of christmas’
leipzig, germany
10 dec 2013

pee wee ellis – sax
dennis rollins – tb
gary winters – tp
tony remy -g
patrick scales – b
guido may – dr
jason rebello – p, key
lillian boutté – voc
peter fessler – g, voc
lisa bassenge – voc

disc 1

01. the creator has a master plan 05:18
02. have yourself a merry little christmas 03:41
03. rudolph the red nosed reindeer 05:46
04. last christmas 05:26
05. christmas time is here 08:06
06. christmas time in new orleans 03:31
07. announcement pee wee ellis 00:24
08. in the bleak midwinter 04:21
09. ezekiel saw the wheel 03:46
10. white christmas 03:37

disc 2

01. pamalam 07:22
02. leise rieselt der schnee 02:33
03. announcement pee wee ellis 00:10
04. the christmas song 03:14
05. announcement pee wee ellis 00:15
06. what are you doing new years eve 03:50
07. silent night / stille nacht 05:38
08. announcement pee wee ellis & lillian boutte 00:48
09. in the upper room 07:00
10. i feel good 10:18

tt 1:25:08

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/320 kbps) [radio station – mdr figaro]

sample: d2t02 leise rieselt der schnee 02-33.mp3
mp3 download:

Dec 112016

these two shows by joanne brackeen are from successive berliner jazztage.  the pieces are mostly original compositions, with only 1 piece (haiti-b) repeated over the two performances.   i don’t have much joanne brackeen, and mostly from that period, which was a spectacular one for her.

joanne brackeen trio
live at berliner jazztage 1977 & 1978
“philharmonie”, berlin germany

november 5, 1977
joanne brackeen (p)
clint houston (b)
chip lyles (dr)

1 announcements by werner wunderlich
2 echoes (brackeen)
3 haiti-b (brackeen)
4 ’round midnight (t.monk)
5 c-sri (brackeen)
6 tring-a-ling (brackeen)
7 shadowbrook-aire (brackeen)

broadcast: rbb kulturradio, november 30, 2012

october 31, 1978
joanne brackeen (p)
eddie gómez (b)
chip lyles (dr)

1 announcements by achim hebgen
2 international festival (brackeen)
3 lost or found (brackeen)
4 golden garden (brackeen)
5 habitat (brackeen)
6 in a sentimental mood (ellington)
7 prism (brackeen)
8 if you dare (brackeen)
9 haiti-b (brackeen)

broadcast: rbb kulturradio, january 18, 2013

lineage (both shows):
dvb-c (320 kbps/ 48 khz) > technotrend tt-1501 dvb-c pci card > harddisk.
edits were made with the mp3directcut software.

sample: 1977 t03 lost Or found.mp3

Dec 102016

here’s a show by joe farrell (from the original return to forever among other things).  it was the last performance at the lighthouse, a long standing jazz club in california.  great show, and a super recording.

according to bob rosenbaum’s website, this “was all captured on tape for a radio broadcast which never materialized.”  i do not know if this was from that recording, but it seems a reasonable assumption.

joe farrell quartet
the final lighthouse
hermosa beach, ca.
march 29, 1981

joe farrell – tenor sax, flute
george cables – piano
bob magnusson – bass
peter erskine – drums

disc 1
1. speak low (16:23)
2. morning song (13:37)
3. bora-bora (13:15)

tt: 43:15

disc 2
4. byrdlike (16:13)
5. my funny valentine (12:21)
6. st. thomas (14:14)
7. theme (old cowhand) (1:37)

tt: (44:24)

source: sbrd->cassette (2nd gen)->nad 6325->audiosource eq100->sony md2-je510->tascam cd-rw700 (flac)
505 mb

original seeders comments:
i received this tape back in 1982 from the same guy who did the art pepper interviews i seeded awhile back. he was friends with the soundman, and received a 1st gen tape, so mine is 2nd generation. i don’t believe this has ever circulated. the lighthouse was a landmark jazz club for many, many years. i hope you enjoy this…the closing night performance of this legendary club.

joe farrell is one of the forgotten artists of the 60s, 70s and early 80s….he was an original member of return to forever, but is most known for his albums on the cti label. a good listen here, with a wonderful rhythem section will be an eye-opener to many.

sample: d1t3 bara bara 192k.mp3

Dec 032016

von-freeman-1977-08-15-amsterdam-front-coverwell, i still felt like a bit of von freeman and, great as the tommy flanagan shows were, there wasn’t a lot of von freeman in it, was there?  so here’s a two day run in amsterdam from 15-16 aug 1977 (from an ubu seed on dime in 2009, which i’ve also reseeded there a little while ago).

von freeman quartet
amsterdam (nl), de kroeg

von freeman – tenor sax
john young – piano
david shipp – bass
charles walton – drums

august 15, 1977

1. on green dolphin street (24:10)
2. everything happens to me (15:59)
3. limehouse blues (9:31)
4. violet for your furs (8:14)
5. unknown (18:26) [cut/gap @ 1:39-1:40]

tt: 76:22

sound: a- (b+ on #5)
source: audience recording
lineage: aud > ? > cdr in trade (jazzrita) > cool edit pro > flac (8,asb,verify)

:: ubu edits ::

deleted glitches around marks
added fade-outs/fade-ins

#1 was mis-identified as “autumn leaves”
#2 is one i can’t pin down – “you’re my everything”?
#5 is a blues

additional comments: setlist partially completed, per comments on dime tracker.

august 16, 1977

1. (13:39)
2. (14:18)
3. on green dolphin street (12:07) [omit vf]
4. (6:22)

1. (26:32)
2. i’ll remember april (12:05) [inc, cut]
tt (amsterdam show): 85:17

sound: a- (cd1#1 in mono)
source: audience recording
lineage: aud > ? > cdr in trade (jazzrita) > eac (secure, log) > cool edit pro > flac (8,asb,verify)

:: ubu edits ::
split up announcement vf to end of cd1#2 and beginning of cd1#3
split up announcement vf to end of cd1#3 and beginning of cd1#4
added fade-out at end of cd1#4
deleted glitch, added fade-in at beginning of cd2#1
cd2#1: pasted the left channel into the right one, which was fading in slowly and got very hissy when the volume was boosted.

15aug – t3 limehouse blues.mp3



Dec 022016

vf-jm-tf-1983-08-12-amsterdam-front-coveri was in the mood for listening to a bit of von freeman, and ended up on a bit of a tommy flanagan kick, listening to all three days of this tommy flanagan trio + guests run from 1983.  coming back to von freeman, here’s the full show from the 2nd day, when von freeman & james moody join the tf trio.

tommy flanagan trio with von freeman & james moody
international jazz festival amsterdam (de meervaart)
amsterdam, netherlands
friday, 12 august 1983

tommy flanagan trio: tommy flanagan (p), rufus reid (b), billy hart (d)
von freeman & james moody (ts)

set 1 – tommy flanagan trio

06 announcements
07 confirmation
08 the intimacy of the blues
09 monk medley – thelonica (incomplete)
10 relaxin’ at camarillo

set 2 – tommy flanagan trio with von freeman & james moody

01 announcements
02 take the a train * #
03 the preacher * #
04 announcements
05 my little brown book *
06 i remember you *
07 announcements
08 like someone in love
09 announcements
10 yesterdays #
11 freedom jazz dance #
12 announcements
13 i’ll remember april * #
14 announcements

* with von freeman
# with james moody
fm > tape > recording, tracking and editing wav file in audacity > cd-r > wav > tlh (flac 8, align on sector boundaries)

audio quality:
a- (fm)

the tommy flanagan trio at the international jazz festival amsterdam (de meervaart), thursday
through saturday, august 11-13, 1983. the trio acted as the festival’s “trio in residence”.
the trio had several guests passing through on these three days: guitarists herb ellis & emily
remler (august 11); tenor saxophonists von freeman & james moody (august 12); and trombonists
buster cooper & al grey (august 13).

before the sets with guests, the trio had their own sets. dutch radio broadcasts: all three
concerts were recorded and later aired in more than 10 separate broadcasts. radio announcements
by the late michiel de ruyter.

these were originally seeded in 4 separate seeds on dime: all the trio tracks of the three
successive nights in one separate upload of the tommy flanagan trio; and a separate seed for
the performances with the guests on each night. (the trio seed included “like someone in love”,
set 2 track 8 above, as it featured only the trio.)

this has been repackaged to present the entire performance from 12 aug 1983, with set 1 by
the trio, and set 2 by the trio with von freeman and james moody.

these notes have largely been copied from the original seeder’s notes.

sample: t03 thepreacher.mp3
download: VonFreeman_James