Aug 242019

here’s a treat: hilary kole live at the iridium, singing a lot of ‘standards’, though not all standards that i’ve heard much (as she comments about one song, actually).  the only glitch is that the recording cuts out 30 minutes into the second set!  this was a live webstream (so a rare video here on cipjazz), with a bonus (ding! ding! ding!) of demuxed & tracked audio (.m4a a.k.a. aac-lc).  yeah, basically i just wanted to listen to this in my car.

hilary kole – 2014-04-30
iridium jazz club
new york city, usa
30 april 2014
live webstream

hilary kole – vocals (& piano on “haunted heart”)
adam birnbaum – piano
paul gill – bass
aaron kimmel – drums

set 1

01 announcer intro
02 get happy!
03 hk chat
04 i just found out about love
05 hk chat
06 while we’re young
07 hk band intros
08 love you madly
09 hk chat
10 lush life
11 the wrong time
12 hk chat
13 the man that got away
14 i only have eyes for you
15 two for the road
16 hk chat
17 there’s a small hotel
18 hk long intro to “haunted heart”
19 haunted heart
20 hk chat & band intros
21 nobody else but me
22 announcer

time 1:09:32

set 2

23 announcer intro
24 stompin’ at the savoy
25 hk chat
26 better than anything
27 hk chat
28 come back to me
29 hk band intros & chat
30 good morning heartache
31 the end of a love affair
32 hk chat
33 cottage for sale (incomplete)

time 30:17

sample: t11 the wrong time.mp3

Aug 182019

and here’s another featuring geoffrey keezer on keyboards.  about time i had a dianne reeves show up here!  enjoy!

dianne reeves
twin cities jazz festival
amsterdam bar
st. paul, mn
june 28, 2014

dianne reeves, vocals
romero lubambo, guitar
geoffrey keezer, keyboards
reginald veal, bass
terreon gully, drums

disc 1 (60:40)
1. <introduction> – 6:26
2. summertime – 9:37
3. dreams – 9:18
4. stormy weather – 9:38
5. tango – 17:25
6. love is here to stay – 8:14

disc 2 (58:53)
1. cold – 7:34
2. i want you – 12:30
3. waiting in vain – 23:12
4. better days – 15:36

total time = 1 hour 59 minutes 33 seconds

source: dpa 4061 > dpa mma6000 > zoom h2 (24/48 wav)
lineage: hd > sound forge + cep > cd wave editor > tlh (16/44 flac)

sample: d1t06 love is here to stay.mp3

Aug 182019

we had a request for geoffrey keezer on piano, preferably playing standards.  i don’t have any solo shows, but there were a few which included him, including this one, that i don’t remember even listening to ever.  i really liked cd1, and would recommend this for that alone.  the concerto de aranjuez set it up, and botti, keezer, et al followed through wonderfully.  but cd2 didn’t work as well for me, that’s life.  let me know what  you think.

chris botti
motor city casino hotel
detroit, mi
12 june 2015

chris botti – trumpet
geoffrey keezer – piano
richie goods – bass
ben butler – guitar
lee pearson – drums
andy ezrin – keyboards
*lucia micarelli – violin
+sy smith – vocals
$george komsky – vocals

1. concerto de aranjuez
2. when i fall in love (incl. moanin’)
3. talk
4. emanuel *
5. theme from cinema paradiso *
6. venice
7. talk
8. flamenco sketches
9. talk
10. halleluja
11. the look of love +
12. the very thought of you +
13. talk

1. kashmir *
2. talk
3. italia $
4. con te partiro $*
5. indian summer >
6. drum solo – indian summer (conclusion)
7. let’s stay together +
8. the nearness of you

recorded by: ravingandrooling
equipment: ca14 c- ca9100- sony m10
location: 1st row balcony beside stacks
mastered by: rdwm

sample: t104 emanuel.mp3

Aug 152019

i seem to be on a run of shows that need to be turned up!  this one just has low levels – better you turn it up than i mess with it.  be that as it may, here’s a good quality audience recording from a super canadian vocalist.  it’s a long show, with quite a bit of variety.

carol mccartney quintet
the gasworks
hamilton, ontario, canada
26 march 2015

carol mccartney: vocals
brian dickinson: piano
chris robinson: tenor sax
kieran overs: bass
terry clarke: drums

set 1:
01 – night and day (06:05)
02 – is you is or is you ain’t my baby (06:31)
03 – west coast blues (05:51)
04 – i’m old-fashioned (05:22)
05 – for heaven’s sake (07:09)
06 – be cool (07:03)
07 – chega de saudade [no more blues] (06:45)
08 – solitary moon (04:45)
09 – just you, just me (05:47)
10 – dearly beloved (06:31)

set 2:
11 – almost twelve (05:23)
12 – everything i’ve got belongs to you (04:43)
13 – here’s to life (06:40)
14 – dat dere (04:38)
15 – yesterdays (05:15)
16 – more than you know (04:46)
17 – today (06:30)
18 – i love being here with you (05:49)
19 – in the wee small hours (04:44)

total time: 1:50:28

lineage: dpa 4060’s > church audio preamp > sony pcm-10 (24/96) > magix sound forge 11 (16/44.1) > flac
taped/seeded by: jmz93

this show was a benefit in aid of a very worthy charity, an instrument for every child, which provides music lessons and instruments to underserved students. please check out:

sample: t07 chega de saudade.mp3t08 solitary moon.mp3

Aug 102019

maria joão has been a favorite of mine for a number of years, and she & david linx really shine in this original & refreshing versions of songs from porgy & bess.  it’d be great to see her in a full production of the show, wouldn’t it?

brussels jazz orchestra feat. david linx & maria joão
bremer musikfest
bremen, germany

01 intro for porgy (duet) (mário laginha, arranged frank vaganée)
02 i’ve got plenty of nothing (duet)*
03 a woman is a sometime thing*
04 oh, doctor jesus (duet)*
05 clara, clara, don’t you be downheartet*
06 bess, you are my woman now (duet)*
07 summertime (duet)*
08 oh lord, i’m on my way*
09 i love you, porgy (duet)*
10 a red-headed woman (duet)*
11 buzzard song*
12 summertime*
13 coda for bess (duet) (mário laginha, arranged frank vaganée)

* (m.: george gershwin, arranged frank vaganée, w.: ira gershwin, edwin du bose heyward)

min 89:29

fm (analog cable) – audacity – xact

the orchestra played 3 sets, this is a “best of”.

sample: t05 clara, clara, don’t you be downheartet.mp3

Aug 072019

i got back from vacation in the mood for some jazz vocals, and this was the first show that i pulled up.  it’s a good recording, but needs a bit of volume, so turn it up (do i keep saying that?).   see also the comments from scooter123, below — not much to add to that!

billy vera big band
live at catalina’s bar & grill
los angeles, ca
8 june 2014

1. intro theme
2. unknown
3. intro theme
4. grits aint groceries
5. little jimmy scott
6. someone to watch over me
7. if i could be with you
8. since i fell for you
9. cherry
10. is you is, or is you ain’t my baby?
11. when it’s sleepytime down south
12. you’re a sweethear
13. sweet lorraine
14. i want to be loved
15. what i do
16. you’re the one
17. just a sittin and a rockin
18. my little brown book
19. i’m a lucky so and so
20. blue and sentimental
21. i want a little girl
22. good morning blues
23. room with a view of the blues
24. what did you think
25. outro theme

tt: 1:28

genre: jazz vocal
audience tape: a+
mikes: schoeps mk4 > actives > nbox >
recorder: sony m-10
transfer: goldwave (volume boost, compression > dither to 16b) > media monkey (flac transfer l8)
location: right center
recorded by scooter123
not for sale. free trade only

tapers notes:

billy vera is a legend here in los angeles. his mom was a singer on the perry como show, and her
musical talents obviously rubbed off on billy, who got his start writing songs for country and gospel
artists, such as judy clay and dolly parton. in the 70’s he formed a band, billy and the beaters,
which had minor hits such as “i can take care of myself” and “what did you think (at this moment).”

in the 80’s, he produced lou rawls last four lps and starred in some bit roles in television and
movies. he enjoyed a re-discovery when michael buble’ had a hit, 8 million copies strong, of
“what did you think.”

he is fan of doo-wop and the great songs of the 30’s and 40’s written by black artists, and this show
is dedicated to those writers, but with a big band accompaniment, a 16 pc horn and reed section. it
coincides with his new release, “big band jazz” which was released in 2013.

crowd noise in one direction was oppressive, so tracks were faded out to zero between tracks

dedicated to little jimmy scott, jazz singer.

samples: t19 i’m just a lucky so and so.mp3 and t09 cherry.mp3
download: BillyVera_2014