Apr 282019

despite having a couple of their albums, i’d forgotten about this show!  but it was close to william parker alphabetically (if in few other ways) & so i noticed it.  a lovely performance of “old-time jazz, klezmer, cabaret”, as timsmith described it.  if you like this, i’d also recommend the man overboard quintet (which also features louisa jones & ewan bleach), but i’m not familiar with their other projects.

whiskey moon face
masterskaya (workshop)
moscow, russia
7 oct 2014

louisa jones – accordion, vocals, double bass
dakota jim – double bass, vocals, accordion
ewan bleach – clarinet, saxophone
maxim tartakovsky – trombone, guitar

29 tracks, no setlist.

the setlist contains a lot of songs from their album “one blinding dusky dusk” (sets 1&2) and some other jazz numbers (set3).

taped by: timsmith
show source: ca-14 (o) -> ca-ubb -> sony pcm-m10 (24/44, micin)
transfer: sdhc card -> original wavs -> sound forge 9 (eq, normalize, fades, dither) -> 16/44 wavs -> cd wave editor -> tlh -> flac16


sample: t108.mp3t204.mp3
download: WhiskeyMoonFace_2014-10-07_MoscowRussia.zip

Apr 282019

william parker’s music demands my attention.  so i don’t listen while working, reading, or anything really.  rashly, i put this on yesterday, kind of at random, and didn’t get much done for an hour.  good to do that once in a while, we all should probably do that more often.

william parker raining on the moon
new york is now! festival
auditorium parca della musica – viale pietro de coubertin
rome, italy
april 4, 2004

william parker (b) [& bandcamp link]
rob brown (as)
lewis flip barnes (tp)
hamid drake (d)
leena conquest (voc)

1. soul that died (24:16)
2. feet song (15:45)
3. james baldwin to the rescue (11:24)
4. bowl of stone around the sun (10:02)
5. unknown (10:17)

fm? > ? > cdr > eac > flac

sample: t04 bowl of stone around the sun.mp3
download: WilliamParker_2004-04-04_RomeItaly.zip

Apr 202019

here’s a little set that i was listening to this morning while wasting time.  some excellent jazz, and a decent recording.

one for all
smoke jazz club
new york, ny usa
dec. 10, 2005

eric alexander, tenor sax
jim rotundi, trumpet and flugelhorn
james burton, trombone
david hazeltine, piano
david williams, bass
joe farnsworth, drums

01 nemesis 18:18
02 so when 08:33
03 chestnuts roasting on and open fire (also known as the christmas song) 12:49
04 blueslike 17:33

tt 57:15

recorded and engineered by jazzbike2

sony mz-nf810ck md recorder using sony ecm-ds70p mike<pc<cd<sony sound forge pro 10.0 to boost bass around 80 hz by 6 db and split tracks<flac

sound quality: b+ bass drums distorts ocassionally, some motor hum, instruments sound slightly distant

sample: t02 so when.mp3
download: OneForAll_2005-12-10_SmokeJazzClub_NYC.zip

Apr 202019

it’s jazz month, and tuesday, 30-april, is international jazz day!

i’m planning on going to see a double-header of matt jacobson’s ReDiviDeR and the aoife doyle band, at the wild duck.  i saw aoife doyle recently at one of the dublin jazz co-op‘s sunday night gigs at the workmans club, and matt jacobson seems to pop up on drums constantly here in dublin (which is a good thing).  it should be an excellent evening!


 Posted by at 09:47
Apr 192019

here’s another show featuring the clarinet (though not as clarinet-focused as the last post).  the two shows work well as a companion pieces, on a rainy good friday afternoon here.  it’s easter and spring is definitely here.

and such a nice line up too!  incidentally, airelle besson’s website shows that she’s coming to ireland on tour in october, including at the sugar club on leeson street (not yet on their webpage) and the pavilion in dun laoghaire.  book early & often, just like voting (actually, with ireland’s system of a single transferable vote in a multi-member constituency, when you vote, you do vote often, ha ha).

well, that was quite the afternoon, with two posts in as many hours.  about time, after a bit of a dry spell (been busy, yet again).  enjoy!

riccardo del fra quintet
festival international du jazz au cinéma
sunside, paris, france
11 april 2013

airelle besson (trumpet, flugelhorn)
jean dousteyssier (clarinet, bass clarinet)
paul lay (piano)
riccardo del fra (double bass)
ariel tessier (drums)

01 pour rire 17:27
02 unknow 10:34
03 del fra intro 4:17
04 un couple épatant 5:19
05 del fra intro 1:19
06 après la vie 8:44
07 interview 6:48
08 cavale 7:31
09 unknow 8:23
10 rapt 6:17
11 del fra intro 0:46
12 unknow 5:09

tt 1:22:32


fm > edirol r-09 (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcast : jazz club, france musique, 12 april 2013
interview by yvan amar

sample: t06 apres la vie.mp3
download: RiccardoDelFra_2013-04-11_Sunside_ParisFrance.zip

Apr 192019

anat cohen is another from that musical family, who have featured here a couple of times already, both avishai cohhen and of course the three cohens, so now we’re only missing yuval.  i must say, i love their music.  and anat’s clarinet is a bit more laid back and (as i always think of clarinet, so maybe this is just me) a bit mournful.

anat cohen quartet
berklee college of music
boston, mass.
dec. 31, 2009
(aired dec. 31, 2015 / early jan. 1, 2016)

anat cohen, clarinet/tenor saxophone
jason lindner, piano
joe martin, bass
daniel freedman, drums

1 stage intro 1:28
2 jitterbug waltz 13:43
3 band intro 1:09
4 siboney 13:18
5 stage talk 1:09
6 a change is gonna come 8:00
7 another band intro 1:10
8 washington square park 13:30
9 encore intro 1:14
10 unidentified 2:20

source: wwno-fm > radioshark fm-receiver hardware > usb > sony vaio vpcs131fm (running ubuntu linux) > shark v1.0 (linux command line) > sox v.v14.4.0 > flac (level 8 compression) > copy 1 large flac file > macbook pro (2.3 ghz intel core i7) > sox v14.4.0 > transcoded losslessly from flac to wav > dsp-quattro 4.4 (normalized by 6.2 db db, split into songs) > x audio compression toolkit 2.39 (level 8 compression) > flac

editing notes: 1.2 seconds raised 10 db about 1:10 into track 2 (volume dropped abruptly)

aired as part of npr’s annual “toast of the nation” new year’s eve programming on dec 31, 2015/jan. 1, 2016.

sample: t06 a change is gonna come.mp3
download: AnatCohen_2009-12-31_BerkleeCollege_BostonMA.zip

Apr 062019

so, camille o’sullivan is touring this year, including her version of shakespeare’s rape of lucrece, as well as her nick cave show.  i’ve seen her rape of lucrece, and really must say that is is immensely powerful, a show not to be missed.  i’ll be seeing it again at the pavilion in dún laoghaire, but there will also be shows at the droichead arts center, drogheda and the everyman, cork.  hoping to also catch the nick cave show at the olympia next fall, but tickets aren’t on sale yet.


Apr 052019

here’s a live version of miles davis kind of blue, which seems to me like a pretty brave undertaking, but i think martin auer really pulled it off.  (i was going to say ‘has the chops for it’ but then on his webpage i saw his mutton-chop sideburns… which he also carries well).  this is the only show i have by the bold martin auer.

martin auer quintet
‘our kind of ….’
jazz units
volksbuehne, gruener salon
berlin, germany

martin auer – tp
florian truebsbach – as, ss
jan eschke – p
andreas kurz – b
bastian juette – dr

01. so what 12:03
02. blue in green 09:14
03. freddie freeloader 10:26
04. flamenco sketches 10:13
05. all blues 11:38

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

sample: t04 flamenco sketches.mp3
download: MartinAuer_2016-11-30_Volksbuehne_BerlinGermany.zip

covers by dime seeder ‘unclewolfi’ (again!). nice job on the cover, unclewolfi!