Jun 282020

time for something a little lighthearted jazz theatre.  dr. pinch himself is a bit over the top, layering on his character a bit thick, but what can you expect from “a minor character from the comedy of errors“?  and the pinchtones are marvelous.  they’d be a fun band to have at a garden party, if you lived in los angeles and had lots of money.  or at a wedding, except the doctor would no doubt try to steal the show…

dr pinch and the pinchtones
union station 75th anniversary
union station, south patio stage
los angeles, ca
3 may 2014

lineup – unknown but possibly:
mary goodchild as hilda (percussions & vocals)
ashley dewitt as ida (vocals))
jim lang as herr lang (piano)
garret lang as giert (bass)
david melville as dr pinch (vocals & announcer)

01 stirred by a spoon 1:48
02 winter in my heart 3:38
03 your secret is safe with me 2:47
04 better than dreams 1:57
05 swing on a vine 2:58
06 ut 3:36
07 i lose my concentration 2:30
08 ut 2:02
09 i am still in love with you 2:36
10 every little raindrop 2:53
11 ut 2:19
12 snow in georgia 3:57
13 i’ll see you in my dreams 3:26
14 bei mir bist du schön 4:38


dsm6 -> pac6lc3b -> r-09hr -> soundforge -> flac


samples: t05 swing on a vine.mp3t07 i lose my concentration.mp3
download: DrPinch_2014-05-03_UnionStation_LosAngelesCA.zip

Jun 192020

here’s what i’m listening to just this minute.  it’s another fair sized group — this is not an intentional theme, btw  — but i think quite different to the last two.  no tracking on this, as it’s a video demux (so .ac3 format), but i haven’t seen many good places to break it into tracks (plus: the hassle!).  so enjoy it as i am:  as one continuous performance.

btw, if you like a midsummer night’s dream, and i most certainly do, check out the globe theatre production, available on youtube until the 28th.

michele rosewoman and new yor-uba
jazz jamboree
warsaw, congress hall
(warszawa, sala kongresowa),
october 26, 1984

michele rosewoman – piano, vocal
olu femi mitchell – vocal
baikida carroll – trumpet, flugelhorn
rasul siddik – trumpet, flute
oliver lake – alto sax, soprano sax, flute
john stubblefield – tenor sax
howard johnson – baritone sax, tuba, penny whistle
bob stewart – tuba
kelvyn bell – guitar
anthony cox – bass
pheeroan aklaff – drums
gene golden – percussion
eddie bobe – percussion, vocal
eddie rodriquez – percussion, vocal

no setlist

tt: 1:03:59

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lineage: tvp kultura rebroadcast > digital satellite > hdd > dvd

pro pal dvd
menu and chapters

video attributes:
compression mode: mpeg-2
tv system: 625/50 (pal)
aspect ratio: 4:3
picture resolution: 720×576
frame rate: 25
bitrate: 9830 kbps

audio attributes:
sampling rate: 48 khz
bitrate: 448 kbps

demux additional lineage:
as above > ffmpeg (copy audio) > separate .ac3 audio file

sample: sample 13-00 to 20-00.mp3
download:  MicheleRosewoman_1984-10-26_WarsawPoland_demux.zip

Jun 112020

Following the darcy james argue show, here’s another couple of shows with large groups, both led by maria schneider.  i had trouble deciding between the ndr big band and the parco della musica jazz orchestra, so why not both?  nothing exceeds like excess.   funny, i didn’t set out to have another big band / jazz orchestra posting, but it’s kind of nice it worked out that way.  enjoy!

maria schneider & ndr bigband
100 jahre gil evans
hamburg, germany
7-8 june 2012

maria schneider (leader)
gary husband (drums)
ndr big band

01. summertime (gershwin) ingolf burkhardt (tp);
02. bess, oh where’s my bess (gershwin) claus stötter (tp);
03. the meaning of the blues (troup/worth) claus stötter (flh);
04. my ship (weill) ingolf burkhardt (flh);
05. once upon a summertime {fades out} (legrand/barclay) claus stötter (tp);
06. springsville (carisi/evans) ingolf burkhardt (tp);
07. yardbird suite (parker) vladyslav sendecki (p), stephan diez (g), peter bolte (as);
08. gone, gone, gone (gershwin) gary husband (dr), claus stötter (tp);
09. jambangle (evans) vladyslav sendecki (p), fiete felsch (ss), dan gottshall (trb);
10. unknown
11. waltz (evans) vladyslav sendecki (p), stephan diez (g), frank delle (bar), christof lauer (ts);

tt : approx. 55:00

ndr info 2012-09-02 and 2012-09-09

mp2 (mpeg 1.0 layer-2; 48,000 hz stereo; 320 kbps) >
besweet (convert to wav) >
cool edit pro 2.1
(amplify, editing, fades, tracking)
> tlh (flac8, aligned)

thanks to lewojazz for the recording
bombdiggity – 2012-09

this was broadcast in two segments with considerable discussion throughout.  no applause was present. i edited to music only and added spaces to put fairly consistent distance between each track. i also ordered the tracks to provide a coherence and flow that i felt suited to the music that was provided.  the selection leaned toward the earlier era and contemplative end of his work.  one track was faded out quickly (and challenged my programming ideas regarding flow). one track was unannounced and i cannot recall the title. help with that would be appreciated (and i’ll update these notes).

maria schneider & pmjo parco della musica jazz orchestra
roccella jazz festival
teatro al castello
roccella jonica, italy
24 august 2007

maria schneider, lead, arr

guest: maurizio giammarco, ts
gianni oddi, daniele tittarelli, as, ss, cl, fl
marco conti, gianni savelli, ts,ss, cl, fl
elvio ghigliordini, bar, cl, fl
fernando brusco, claudio corvini,giancarlo ciminelli, aldo bassi, tp, flh
mario corvini, massimo pirone, luca giustozzi, roberto pecorelli, tb, euphonium, tuba
antonio iasevoli, g
pino iodice, p, kb, fender rhodes
luca pirozzi, b, el-b
pietro iodice, dr


01 green piece 07:11
02 maria’s comments 02:47
03 3 romances – i choro dancado 10:34
04 3 romances – ii pas de deux iii danca ilusoria 19:26
05 comments 01:19
06 sky blue 08:19
07 comments 03:04
08 hang gliding 14:01

tt: 1:06:41

source: dvb-s@192, 48khz > raw data > projextx > mp3directcut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)

roccella jazz festival, 24 august 2007
sample:  t08 gone, gone, gone.mp3
download: Download

rolf-liebermann-studio, 7-8 june 2012
sample: t06 sky blue.mp3
download: MariaSchneider_2007-08-24_PMJO_RoccellaJonica_Italy.zip