Jun 302018
 

this was the perfect decompression after some free jazz that didn’t go down all that well.  i thought the combination of tom harrell & wane escoffery worked really well (and why wouldn’t it?).  from an relyles upload to dime in early 2012.

www.tomharrell.com
www.wayneescoffery.com
www.dannygrissett.com
www.ugonnaokegwo.com
www.johnathanblake.com


tom harrell quintet
duc des lombards
paris, france
november 8, 2010

tom harrell – trumpet, flugelhorn
wayne escoffery – tenor saxophone
danny grissett – piano
ugonna okegwo – bass
johnathan blake – drums

01. unknown title – 5:36
02. unknown title – 9:52
03. unknown title – 9:26
04. unknown title – 10:08
05. unknown title – 11:37

total time = 46:40

radio broadcast -> cdr trade -> eac -> wav -> tlh -> flac


sample: t01 unknown title.mp3
download: TomHarrell_2010-11-08_DucdesLombards_ParisFrance.zip

covers by pete:  construction rubble detail.


Jun 212018
 

i was browsing through the bottom end of the alphabet and ran across this show from walter blanding, someone i know of only from googling him just now.  from his facebook page, it looks as if he’s (still) with the lincoln center jazz orchestra & that he’s just recorded a new album.  comments below, including a short bio, are from ‘relyles’ seed on dime in early 2012.

www.facebook.com/walter.blanding
dannimmer.com
www.facebook.com/carloshenriquezjazz
alidrums.com


walter blanding
may 23, 2011
duc des lombards, paris, france

radio broadcast -> cdr trade -> eac -> wav -> tlh -> flac

walter blanding – tenor saxophone
dan nimmer – piano
carlos henriquez – bass
ali jackson – drums

01. do you mind (dan nimmer) – 11:22
02. unknown title – 7:56
03. i got you- 7:07
04. emind? (walter blanding) – 8:30
05. unknown title – 6:54
06. modern day blues (dan nimmer) – 10:02
07. nilda (carlos henriquez) – 9:06
08. late – 8:42
09. unknown title – 6:19

total time = 76:01

walter blanding (tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet) was born on august 14, 1971 in cleveland, ohio to a musical family and began playing the saxophone at age six. in 1981, he moved with his family to new york city, and by age 16, he was performing regularly with his parents at the village gate. mr. blanding attended laguardia high school for music & art and the performing arts and continued his studies at the new school for social research. mr. blanding lived in israel for 4 years, where he had a major impact on the music scene, inviting great artists such as louis hayes, eric reed and others to perform. he also taught in several israeli schools and toured the country with his ensemble. during this period, newsweek described him as “jazz’s ambassador to israel.” his first recording, tough young tenors, was acclaimed as one of the best jazz albums of 1991. since then, he has performed or recorded with many artists, including cab calloway, the wynton marsalis septet, marcus roberts, illinois jacquet, eric reed, roy hargrove and others. his latest release, the olive tree, features fellow members of the jazz at lincoln center orchestra.


sample: t04 emind.mp3
download: WalterBlanding_2011-05-23_DucDesLombards_ParisFrance.zip

no covers


Jun 152018
 

here’s that bill evans show from kobe in 1978.  it is very hard to find out anything about this – so much so that i am now asking myself if it was properly labelled in the first place.  on the other hand, i did find a japanese bootleg online, that claims to be this show, and refers to comments in the tape to back it up (it also indicates it was an audience recording).  i’d have ordered that, just out of curiosity, but the japanese website was too hard to navigate for obvious reasons.  the notes below are from when ‘bluenote2005’ shared this on dime in july 2007.


bill evans trio, kobe japan, asia, 1978

source. radio. sound a-

bill evans-p
marc johnson-b
philly joe jones-d

help with set list please.
also track 5 and 8 had a gap of silence. i removed the silence and the tracks play much nicer. i don’t have the software to bridge the tracks together.

01. title 4:15
02. title 6:34
03. title 5:14
04. title 5:35
05a. title 4:53
05b. title 3:22
06. title 7:12
07. title 3:53
08a. tilte 5:35
08b. title 4:58

total 51:37


sample:  track 01.mp3
download: BillEvans_1978-XX-XX_KobeJapan.zip

no covers.


Jun 092018
 

i had this on an extended rotation* of the best stuff on my well-travelled little usb drive (by now no doubt famous).  had to go back and listen to ‘the work song’ again, then find the nina simone version, then listen to this version again.  well. well, well, well.

this was shared on dime by ‘michaelmee’ back in february 2013, and well done there, michaelmee, thanks.


the cannonball adderley sextet
the half note – new york city
“portraits in jazz”
fm radio broadcasts
5 feb 1965

julian “cannonball” adderley – alto saxophone
nat adderley – cornet
charles lloyd – tenor saxophone
josef zawinul – piano
sam jones – bass
louis hayes – drums
and:
alan grant – mc

set list

01 jessica’s birthday 9:11
02 interview 2:07
03 cajvalach 3:06
04 interview 0:39
05 sewing machine 3:16
06 interview 1:01
07 come sunday 5:56
08 interview 0:41
09 the little boy with the sad eyes 13:27
10 interview 1:16
11 the work song 5:10

tt 45:51


sample:  t11 the work song.mp3
download: CannonballAdderley6tet_1965-02-05_HalfNoteNYC.zip


* benny golson jazztet (chicago 2001); bill evans (kobe 1978); cannonball adderly (new york city 1965); gato barbieri (turin 1970); gerry mulligan (the hague 1988); hank jones (buffalo 1976); jackie mclean (ancona 1991) [i am as far as here so far]; yusef lateef (doetinchein 1971); woody shaw (utrecht 1982); von freeman & johnny griffin (amsterdam 1999); phil woods (amsterdam 1987); ny jazz giants (estival jazz 1992); mobley & griffin (cologne 1968); masters of groove (nyc 2001); and kevin eubanks (detroit 2011).

Jun 062018
 

well, on the road again, in old madrid, with that trusty solid-state usb drive.  listened to a hank mobley quintet cd and then queued up this lovely show (now playing!) by the great johnny griffin & eddie lockjaw davis.   great way to end the day.  not much to say about these two, individually or together, that hasn’t been said before.  i do forget, sometimes but not for long, that you really can’t have too much of this stuff.

this was shared on dime by ‘kinebee’ back in (wait for it) august 2008.  gracious!


johnny griffin & eddie lockjaw davis
the blue note
new york, ny
18 nov 1983

johnny griffin – tenor saxophone
eddie ‘lockjaw’ davis – tenor saxophone
thomas brown – piano
curtis lundy – bass
kenny washington – drums

set i

rifftide (8:47)
good bait (11:12)
lover man (16:27)
girl from ipanema (5:41)
save your love for me (4:39)
save your love for me (continued) (6:14)

set ii

i’ll remember april (12:17)
robbins nest (11:57)
i can’t get started (5:04)
light and lovely (11:05)

tt 1:33:24

linage is unknown.


sample:  not yet.
download:  JohnnyGriffin_LockjawDavis_1983-11-18_TheBlueNote_NYC.zip

no covers today.


Jun 042018
 

well, i was going to upload an absolutely phenomenal show by aruán ortiz, from rote fabrik,, zurich, on 26-nov-2016 at the unerhört-festival in zurich.  but it turns out he just released it!  here’s a good review from the free jazz blog.  fortunately for all concerned, i also have this show from earlier that month, also good but with a slightly different lineup & setlist, from a dime upload by ‘unclewolfi’.  maybe it’ll whet your appetite for “live in zurich“.

www.aruan-ortiz.com
bassjones.com
gerald cleaver


aruán ortiz trio
6. birdland radio jazz festival
jazzclub birdland
neuburg, germany
17.11.2016

aruán ortiz – p
brad jones – b
gerald cleaver – dr

01. analytical symmetry (a. ortíz) 18:39
02. fractal sketches (a. ortíz) 06:33
03. black and tan fantasy (d. ellington) 05:26
04. open and close / the sphinx (o. coleman) 18:09
05. alone together (schwartz / dietz) 03:20

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


sample: 02 fractal sketches.mp3
download: AruanOrtizTrio_2016-11-17_JazzclubBirdland_NeuburgGermany.zip

covers by ‘unclewolfi’