Nov 202017
 

it’s always a good time for something lighthearted & fun.  we have several of pink martini’s cds, but this is the only concert recording that i have of them, recorded & shared on dime by ‘zzzaccount’.

it’s only recorded on an iphone 5, but the sound is surprisingly good, and it sounds as if there was a lot of energy that night!

lets get this uploaded and go have a glass of wine!


pink martini
“jacarandas in bloom”
el plaza condesa
mexico city, mexico
14 march 2013

thomas m. lauderdale: piano
storm large: vocals
timothy nishimoto: vocals & percussion
gavin bondy: trumpet
robert taylor: trombone
brian lavern davis: congas, drums & percussion
pansy chang: cello
nicholas crosa: violin
dan faehnle: guitar
phil baker: contrabass
? : percussion and drums

cd 1

01 amado mio
02 quizás, quizás, quizás
03 mayonaka no bossa nova (midnight bossa nova)
04 ¿dónde estás, yolanda?
05 ?
06 and then you’re gone
07 but now i’m back
08 ?
09 veronique
10 the flying squirrel

(break)

cd 2

01 ?
02 in the blue dawn
03 splendor in the grass
04 anna (el negro zumbo?n)
05 romanza andaluza
06 ?
07 ?
08 ?
09 malagueña
10 (band intro)
11 piensa en mi

iphone 5 > fire.app > .aif 48000 hz • 16-bit • mono > audition cs 5.5 > .wav 44100 hz • 16-bit • stereo > max 0.9.1 > flac (level 5)
taper:zzzaccount

it was a real delight… a passionate performance with an outstanding sound. perfect to complement the beauty of mexico city at this time of the year with the thousands of jacarandas in bloom that adorn the city embellishing the dull & suffocating concrete with tiny violet flowers.
… of course it would have been nice to have an edirol or a zoom to record it… but the iphone was the only device handy… & i don’t have an edirol nor a zoom either.


sample:  cd1 t10 the flying squirrel.mp3
download: PinkMartini_2013-03-14_ElPlazaCondesa_MexicoCity.zip

cover by ‘zzzaccount’


Nov 132017
 

i put this on sort of at random while rearranging the office/guestroom, and liked it so much that i’m uploading it now that the room is a bit better sorted out.  ok, it’s not actually a guestroom until the sofabed arrives, but soon…

it was a nice surprise to see that this was another show shared on dime by our unknown friends at planetfuncamp.  seems to always be “lisa e.” attending.  so, thanks to lisa e!  the comments below are hers, i think, and she’s quite right about yosvaney terry.

actually, i’ve come to realize that i’m a bit tired of piano jazz as such.  something like this, that mixes it up more, suits me better at the moment.

www.manuelvalera.com
www.thesidedoorjazz.com


manuel valera quartet
the sidedoor jazz club
old lyme ct, usa
11 april 2014

manuel valera: piano
yosvaney terry: sax
junior terry: bass
ej strickland (?): drums

set i

01. introductions by ken
02.
03.
04. banter
05.
06. banter
07. oblique
08. manuel introduces the father of ?
09. *

*guest on chekere

set ii

01.
02.
03. banter
04.
05. banter & crowd
06.
07. banter & crowd
08.

www.manuelvalera.com
www.thesidedoorjazz.com

recorded by: planetfuncamp
attendees: lisa e. & heather s.
location: table top behind piano
recorded using: teac vr-10 using internal mics set to +4
transfer: sdcard>wav>audacity(for tracking and labeling; nothing more)>flac>tracker>you

comments:
this was a very special night. this was the first time i saw yosvaney terry- the sax player.
i now get out to see him every chance i can. thank you manuel for that. he is so true to
his feeling and background when playing and composing. it was also special because
manuel had the father of something important up there to entertain us on the last tune of
the first set. what a great legacy moment that was. also, yosvaney was playing
that night with his brother literally behind him on bass. plus this night my sister was in
attendance as well as lisa e. and- of course- the music was the real star of that night!
enjoy… please,
and, as always,

peace and much groove from planetfuncamp

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sample: t05 unidentified.mp3
download: ManuelValera_2014-04-11_SidedoorJazzClub_OldLymeCT.zip

covers by pete