May 242019

hot on the heels of susan weinert, here’s susanne alt at the ever-popular bimhuis.  not surprisingly, after this much time, she has more than the 2 albums mentioned in ‘musicfinder’s comments below.  btw, you’ll need to update the setlist in the info file (don’t have the time tonight to fix the .zip).

susanne alt quartet
amsterdam, netherlands
25 august 2007

susanne alt – alto & soprano saxaphone
thijs cuppen – piano
sven schuster – double bass
jos keterlyn – drums

1. introduction
2. desire
3. quartet member introductions
4. paludianity
5. six tease
6. susanne alt talk
7. more of that
8. applause

tt 33:27

front row center>internal mics>edirol r-09>cd wave editor>flac frontend 6>you

susanne alt has released two cd’s (nocturne & desire) both worth having! the web site is

sample: t4_paludianity.mp3

May 242019

i had a bit of a jazz sue queue today: a couple of shows by susan weinert (of which one is here), a couple from susie ibarra, one show by susanne alt.  rather surprisingly, it all went very well together (not that that’s so important, but it’s nice when it works out).   tip o’ the hat to ‘jazzrita’ whose seeds on dime are always top notch.  enjoy!

susan weinert trio
grüner salon
berlin, germany
20 dec 2008

susan weinert,g,comp
martin weinert,b
dirk leibenguth,dr

1 tomorrows dream 13:12
2 froggy 4:01
3 iceland / announcement mw 11:11
4 red and blue 8:40
5 your eyes / announcement speaker 7:53
6 the blue horizon / announcement mw 7:32

tt 52:29

lineage: rbb > received with satellit > tracked with wavelab > flac > dime
sound rating: a

sample: t05_your_eyes.mp3

May 182019

the first half of this show is mostly all about esther phillips, and  the second half is more chelsea wilson’s own compositions.  the show is a whole lotta fun!  there’s a bit about the band at the time, and pics, on this page about a show she did on 14 sept 2014.

i don’t see a lot of jazz from australia on dime (or i miss it?)… what i do have are mostly female jazz musicians, including shows from the sydney international women’s jazz festival, and — coming back to chelsea wilson — a 2014 recording from the ‘women of soul’ series that she produces.   maybe i’ll give that a listen next, make it a australian soul morning.

chelsea wilson
sunday september 28th 2014
uptown jazz cafe
melbourne, australia

chelsea wilson – vocals
andy boyle – keyboard
neil boland – guitar
dan smith – trumpet
? – saxophone
? – bass
rene dupree – drums

01 that’s all right with me
02 a taste of honey
03 fever
04 use me
05 i haven’t got anything better to do
06 home is where the hatred is
07 native new yorker
08 what a difference a day makes
09 i let a good man down
10 through with lovin’ you
11 bitterness
12 one day at a time
13 closer-shaft
14 hit ’em like ali
15 i hope you’ll be very unhappy without me
16 just say goodbye

tt 1:23:33

original seeder’s comments:
full credit to the band also. i don’t know the names of the individual players otherwise i’d be crediting them on here also. [i’ve identified most of them – pete]
it was a small crowd but a fun show which i’m glad i attended (i was thinking of not going). there were a couple of mistakes/false starts but this didn’t take away from what a very enjoyable show.

chelsea wilson is a melbourne based soul & jazz singer who (after being knocked back by a number of record labels) independently released her debut full length album “i hope you’ll be very unhappy without me” earlier this year which has been getting some serious accolades. (what’s that they say about revenge?)
here’s just some of those accolades.

no 2# album of the year abc radio national
album of the week – pbs 106.7 fm melbourne
album of the week – eastside 89.7 fm sydney
album of the week – abc newcastle
no 2# soundscape chart – rrr 102.7fm melbourne
best soul, funk, r’n’b and gospel album – the age music victoria genre award nominee

check out to see what all the fuss is about & as always support independent music!

samples: t07 native new yorker.mp3t14 hit ’em like ali.mp3

May 172019

here’s what i started the day with — and then followed it up with 2 more sphere concerts.  time for a change, but first to post this up here.    they also played 2 days later at teatro morlacchi, in perugia, some of which has been released.

panino jazz club
umbria jazz festival
perugia, italy
12 july 1986

charlie rouse t.s.
kenny barron p.
buster williams bass
ben riley dr.

part 1

1 if i should loose you 21’35”
2 clubsound 1’44”
3 tokodu 15’58”
4 spiral 19’05”

total time 58’28”

part 2
1 flight path (end of the first set) 12’56”
2 scratch 18’50”
3 christina 9’17”
4 well,you needn’t 22’08”

total time 63’12”

source: my* mixer recording aaa
* “my” is diego60, the seeder on dime. thanks, diego60!

sample: part 2, t01 flight path.mp3

May 072019

not that the old jazz giants aren’t wonderful, but they’re also gone or will be soon.  so it’s nice to run across younger jazz musicians, like theo crocker, or avishai cohen, vijay iyer, gina schwarz, ambrose akinmusire, melody gardot etc.  and of course, there are the jazz musicians that you might see in small local clubs (and if you don’t, why not?) — and they’re the ones who really deserve a big hand, they make it happen every day, every week for all of us.

theo crocker
escape velocity
duc des lombards
paris, france
5 december 2016, early set

theo crocker, trumpet
anthony ware, saxophone
michael king, keyboards, piano
eric wheeler, bass
kassa overall, drums

7 tracks

(no setlist)

66 minutes

source : tsf, fm / naim uniti / rh-09r / audacity / xact / flac

sample: t05 unknown title.mp3

no cover.  the photo has no connection to this show.  It is of chris engel (alto sax) (foreground) and orlando molina (guitar) (background, though you can’t really see him at that exposure), at the ocean bar & grill, last saturday 4-may-2019.  excellent show, and we were very lucky with our table.

May 042019

here’s a pairing of two greats, from 30-odd years ago.  ubu shared this on dime and also on his now largely quiescent blog, in 2009, after some well-detailed edits (thanks, ubu).  some interesting comments there, including from preslives, who wrote “…the date with joe henderson may disappoint some familiar with their classic blue note output, as they don’t really play together in the way that they did back then. by 1988, each is in his own separate musical world. i get the feeling that andrew is just sitting in on joe’s gig. on the other hand, the way that andrew deconstructs some of these standards is astounding. what a genius he was!”  i take his point, but for me this show is all about the “on the other hand” side of the equation.

andrew hill – joe henderson quartet
new morning
paris, france
march 25, 1988

joe henderson – tenor sax
andrew hill – piano
mick hutton – bass
mark taylor – drums

1. isotope (joe henderson) 15:45
2. ask me now (thelonious monk) 17:49
3. tenor madness (sonny rollins) > the theme (miles davis)
> band intros (14:45)

1. invitation (kaper-washington) 18:37
2. all the things you are (kern-hammerstein) 19:23
3. body and soul (green-comden-heyman-eaton) 17:17 [voiceover 0:00-0:01]
4. the theme (miles davis) > band intros (10:04)

tt: 113:42

sound: a/a-
source: france musiques (jazz club) (prob. live 1988-03-25)
lineage: fm > ? > dime > cdr > eac (secure, log) > flac (8,asb,verify)

:: ubu edits ::

– separated fm talk from beginning of cd1#1
– moved mark cd1#1/#2: +9.614sec
– separated fm talk from beginning of cd1#2
– moved mark cd2#2/#3: -1.058sec
– deleted 1.599sec of noise after cd1#3
– deleted 7.216sec of silence/applause at beginning of cd2#2
– separated fm talk from beginning of cd2#3
– moved mark cd2#2/#3: +7.759sec
– deleted 1.724sec of silence at end of cd2#3
– added fade-out at end of cd2#3
– deleted 0.460sec of silence at beginning of cd2#4
– added fade-in at beginning of cd2#4
– separated fm outro from end of cd2#
– added fade-out at end of cd2#4

ubu’s note: the first set ends after #3, as this came (from dime), “invitation” ended disc one. if this was indeed a live broadcast, maybe “invitation” comes from the beginnig of the first set and was broadcast during the break until the second set began? the track was edited in a way that allows no clear judgement, but i have some doubts about an 18:17 minute track fitting into the break.

sample: cd2 t01 invitation.mp3