Sep 272020

this is a lovely time of year here and a lot of places, getting the last of the (now only slightly) longer days, enjoying the last of the (now not very) warm weather, and the long warm glow of the sun on the bricks has its last hurrah before the cold sunsets of late autumn.

that what i’m listening to matches my mood is not coincidence…  a track of this, a track of that, finally find the right thing.  which today was this.  a rather understated, a bit wistful and, unfortunately, not overly long performance that bears another listening to.

btw, there’s a video with a bit of this on the internet.

lenny popkin trio
linz, austria
1 march 2011

lenny popkin, ts
gilles naturel, b
carol tristano, dr


01 these foolish things 07:37
02 e-train 07:55
03 how deep is the ocean 06:20
04 me and you 07:29
05 what is this thing called love 06:25
06 starline 06:42

tt: 42:28

source: dvb-s@256, 48khz > raw data > projextx > mp3directcut > mp2 (cbr 256 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz)
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)

sample: t02 e-train.mp3

Sep 212020

here’s something that i quite enjoyed on friday.  from elene dee’s facebook page, it sounds as if there might be another album coming out at some point.

elene dee
duc des lombards
paris, france
14 nov 2011
early set

elene dee (vocals)
david berkman (piano)
stéphane guillaume (sax)
dominique di piazza (bass)
manhu roche (drums)

6 tracks (no setlist)

total time : 43 minutes

source : tsf jazzlive / naimuniti/ rh-09r / audacity / xact

sample: track 04.mp3

Sep 132020

here’s something that i was listening to on thursday.  enjoy!

george gruntz group
dracula club
st. moritz, switzerland
22 july 2011

franco ambrosetti (flugelhorn, announcement)
tobias preisig (violin)
george gruntz (piano, announcements)
herbie kopf (bass)
pius baschnagel (drums)

01 jean tinguely calypso (piano solo) – 4:11
02 george gruntz announcement – 3:40
03 so if love’s a triumph of illusion (piano solo) – 4:37
04 franco’s delight (flugelhorn + piano) – 10:35
05 unknown (piano + violin) – 2:58
06 you don’t know what love is (piano + violin) – 11:08
07 lock-lo-motion (piano, bass + drums) – 8:31
08 all blues – 7:40

tt 53:23

lineage: radio broadcast drs2 (2011-10-14) –> digital cable –> cd-r –> hard disc –> cd wave editor (editing, tracking) –> trader’s little helper (flac 8)

recorded by drs
very good sound quality

sample:  track 04.mp3

Sep 052020

these two shows, only days apart, have only two pieces in common, giving the effect of a 2-hour+ concert (even allowing for the duplicates).  it’s not just the still dreaming album, though much of that does appear (mostly in the first show).  i wonder if anyone made the (5 hour by car) trip to see both shows?  probably.  i realize this is the first concert in some time with no piano, just horns, bass & drums, so if  you’re in the mood for that, i think you’ll enjoy this.

still dreaming
jazz festival
saalfelden, austria
25 aug 2019

joshua redman – ts, ss
ron miles – tp
scott colley – b
dave king – dr

01. blues for charlie (joshua redman) 05:24
02. new year (scott colley) 14:04
03. announcement joshua redman 02:15
04. guinea (don cherry) 11:59
05. walls-bridges (dewey redman) 06:27
06. it’s not the same (joshua redman) 03:10
07. haze and aspirations (scott colley) 10:27
08. bad algorithms (joshua redman) 13:22
09. law years (ornette coleman) 07:27

tt 1:18:40

source: dvb-s > digital devices cine s2 v7a twin tuner > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/256 kbps) [radio station – oe1]


still dreaming
jazz festival
willisau, switzerland
28 aug 2019

joshua redman – ts
ron miles – tp
scott colley – b
dave king – dr

01. new basic 11:00
02. trouthers (???) 10:43
03. announcement joshua redman 03:28
04. walls – bridges 07:50
05. open or close 10:09
06. announcement joshua redman 00:44
07. haze and aspirations 11:47
08. announcement joshua redman 00:19
09. unanimity 13:46
10. turnaround 08:52

tt 1:14:38

source: dvb-s > digital devices cine s2 v7a twin tuner > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/256 kbps) [radio station – srf 2]

25-aug t04 guinea.mp3
28-aug t05 open or close.mp3