Mar 302019

the dime seed (from ‘blackforest’) that i downloaded showed a couple of dates, but blackforest confirmed at the time that 15 june 1980 was the right date.  so this would have been just a few days after dixon recorded two albums with the same line up, “in italy – volume one” and “in italy – volume two”, recorded June 11, 12, 13, 1980 at barigozzi studios, milan.  wikipedia says that “dixon was one of the seminal figures in the free jazz movement”, which may be but i find this a lot more accessible than most free jazz.  for my taste, he was having a good day.  it’s a good recording, probably a soundboard.  the levels could have been a bit higher, though, so you might want to turn it right up.

bill dixon sextet
piazza s.s. annunziata
firenze (italy)
15 june 1980

bill dixon tp, p
arthur brooks tp
stephen haynes tp
stephen horenstein ts, bs, cl
alan silva b
freddie waits dr

1) 40:18
2) 17:50
3) 15:09

tt 1:13:18

source/lineage/quality: copy from master – cr-sii90 – r09 –
magix xxl 2008 – flac –dime – a—

sample: track 03.mp3

Mar 302019

a bit of nice italian jazz, shared by the prolific dimer ‘survivor69’ who called it “sixties soul-jazz” with a bit of swing.  however you describe it, this is very listenable music, and adds a lift to whatever you’re doing while it’s on.

giampaolo ascolese swing machine jazz quartet
etruria jazz festival 2010
piazza santa maria
cerveteri (roma), italy
6 august 2010

mauro zazzarini, saxophones and compositions
andrea beneventano, pianoforte
elio tatti, contra-bass
giampaolo ascolese, drums

(00-radio introduction by pino saulo) 1.45
01-funky man 11.37
02-it’s impossible but for you 6.55
03-come on brothers 8.36
04-soul woman 7.22
05-presentazioni 1.09
05-step by step 6.45

running time : 42’25” (without radio intro and outro)
with radio intro and outro, it would be 44’48”

fm radio broadcast by “il cartellone – radio 3 suite jazz”, radio 3 rai [third channel of italian national radio], on tuesday 19 april 2011, 21:26 hours.
lineage (fm > wav > flacs > web):
sony st-s370 tuner > sony pcm-d50 linear pcm recorder > 44.100khz/16bit wav on sony memory stick produo [mark2] > usb > audacity 1.3.5 beta (editing and track splitting) > 44.100khz/16bit flac’s (level 8) >

all tracks are by the saxophonist (an orchestral sideman), but the leader is the drummer, with a long career in italian music. music proposed here is allegedly “sixties soul-jazz” with a bit of swing, check samples for an idea of what this could mean… also included in the folder, marked as track 00, a brief radio introduction in italian with bio notes and commentaries – this intro runs for 1’45”, you can skip downloading it if you don’t understand italian.

originally upped by survivor69 on, 20-april-2011 (dimeupload #403)

sample: t03 come on brothers.mp3
download: Download

Mar 212019

another request, and a good one.   really long shows like this are a real treat,  both in themselves and as a counterpoint to how often radio recordings miraculously clock in at just 1 hour.

monty alexander quartet
porgy & bess
vienna, austria
17 oct 2011

monty alexander: piano, melodica, vocals
laurin cohen: bass
frits landesbergen: drums
bobby thomas, jr.: percussion

cd1 (57:32)

01) unknown title
02) unknown title
03) eleuthera
04) unknown title
05) introducing the band
06) renewal
07) unknown title
08) unknown title

cd2 (1:17:12)

09) night mist blues
10) unknown title
11) unknown title
12) unknown title
13) medley 1
14) medley 2
15) too marvelous for words
16) unknown title
17) come fly with me

audience recording
lineage: edirol r05 + ca-9100 (preamp) + ca-14 (mics)
sd card>pc>audacity>cd wave editor>flac level 8 (16/44,1)

notes: there are some handy-interferences, 3 or 4 times
(mine was turned off)

sample: cd01 t02 unknown title.mp3

Mar 062019

this is a lot of fun!  enjoy!

club des belugas
jazzville festival
weissenhäuser strand, baltic sea
30 october 2015

brenda boykin & anna luca, vocals
lars kuklinski, trumpet
philipp schlug, trombone
karlos boes, saxophones
detelf hoeller, guitar
roman babik, keyboards
matze bangert, bass
mickey neher, drums, vocals
kay vester, percussion

(00-radio introduction by ghighi di paola)
01- never think twice
02- it’s a beautiful day
03- the road is lonesome
04- (light is) passing on the screen
05- weapon of voice
06- desperately trying
07- something big and endless
08- what is jazz
09- feel me
10- love is in town
11- bands intros
12- be my lover
13- she said no

running time : 87’03” (excluding radio intros)
with radio intro it would be 89’00”

fm radio broadcast by “battiti dal vivo”, radio3 rai [third channell of italian national radio], on sunday 20 march 2016, 24:09 hours [cet].

lineage (fm > hard disc > web):
itt hifi4060 tuner > audacity 2.0 via asus a7s333 c-media cmi8738/c3dx soundcard > 44100hz/16bit wav > audacity 1.3.5 beta > flac’s (level 8) > webtorrenting
folder size : 656 mb

survivor69’s comments:
it’s very hard to file this as a jazz combo, but found no better options…
their sound fuses souljazz, bossanova and electroswing (with some jamesbrown funk at the end of the set), in a way that reminded me of working week, carmel (or sade), but never that good, with something from the nineties as morcheeba, and the sort of tunes you would find in mario biondi or some nicola conte… also included in this folder as track00 a short introduction in italian with bio notes and commentaries – this intro runs for 1’57”, you can skip downloading it if you don’t understand italian. the set was kinda abruptly edited to have it fit the 90mins radio show

sample:  t03 the road is lonesome.mp3

Mar 022019

here’s what i was listening to this morning as i tried to fix my win10 start menu.  time will tell about that project, but at least rediscovering this  show meant the morning wasn’t a complete waste.  on the dime tracker webpage, someone asked the uploader “so you caught two sets at the vanguard and still managed to see this show?”  sounds like quite a day.

david binney quartet
55 bar
nyc, ny
10 june 2014, late show

david binney-alto sax
john escreet-rhodes
eivind opsvik-bass
kenny wolleson-drums
alex sipiagin-tp

t01 15:54
t02 18:20
t03 16:46

tt 51:01

dpa 4060->battery box(filter)->edirol 09hr

sample: t01.mp3

no covers, but a lot of photos from the taper ‘mbutchko’.

 Posted by at 11:24
Mar 012019

naoaki-san requested some kenny barron (among other things) on the posting here of a benny green show.  actually, to digress, that show is a bit of a magnet for requests (ok, it now has two…), so i probably should put up another benny green.  anyway, i did find this, which was the first of three nights at the regattabar, and enjoyed listening to it again, so here it is (but only the first night).  the regattabar is a bit of a magnet itself for three-nighters:  see the three nights of ahmad jamal that i posted here (link to 1st night) a few years ago.

kenny barron/stefon harris duo
the regattabar
cambridge, ma, usa
22 aug 2002 early & late shows

kenny barron – piano
stefon harris – vibes

early set
1 intro
2 softly, as in a morning sunrise
3 and then again
4 body and soul
5 this i dig of you

late set
1 intro
2 well, you needn’t
3 medley: blue monk > ?
4 epilogue for milt
5 oleo

tt 2:11:38

schoeps mk4(ortf) > reutelhuber box(2k1 model) > mod. sbm-1 > m1 @44.1k;
r500 > za2 > soundforge 4.5 > cdwav > shn (original dat > shn 08/23/2012) > flac (shn > flac 05/24/2002)

sample: d1t03 and then again.mp3

no covers.