Jul 282021

wooph!  how things work out!  i started out a little while ago all set to upload an absolutely super show by jackie mclean in old cabell hall at the university of virginia, only to find it was already on nowbodhi’s☾✺☽blissness☯ (hope those characters show up ok!).   slightly different tracking than my copy, but definitely the same recording, you should totally have a listen.  by then i was sort of over-full with jackie mclean anyway, having listened to him all day long, and ended up just a few bars down the “j’s” with this stunning show by james carter (not to be confused betty, ron, or benny carter, whose shows are also available here).  another little jem lurking away!  and, double bonus, nowbodhi was a new find for me as well!

i’m off on vacation for 3 weeks (well, a bit of work will need to be done, but mostly vacation), so things might be a bit slow around here.  or not — taking the laptops, main usb drive and speakers, so who knows?  still, don’t hold your breath, and have a good august!  that reminds me, need to backup that monster before i go…

james carter’s organ trio
jazz en touraine
montlouis-sur-loire, france
14 sept 2012

james carter saxophones, flute
gerard gibbs organ
leonard king drums

01- jc talks 1:32
02- rouge 10:27
03- the hard blues 16:50
04- killer joe 16:01
05- ut (fades out) 13:36
06- ut (fades in) 5:03
07- milestones 10:06
08- ut 13:53

tt 1:27:27

source : tsf (fm) / naim uniti / rh-09r / audacity / xact

updated to reflect gerald gibbs being on organ, not bass.

sample: t03 the hard blues 256k.mp3
download: JamesCarterOrganTrio_2012-09-14_Montlouis-sur-Loire_France.zip

pic is a youtube screen grab, from a jcot show at miles davis hall, montreux, switzerland on 7 july 2012

Jul 232021

i’m really not sure what to say about this show.  different parts of the show elicited very different reactions from me (though i did enjoy it all), so i’m really not sure what to make of it, except that it’s for listening to, not for my car.  when he seeded it in 2018, ‘carville’ noted that there is a badly noise reduced version that makes the rounds a little but this one is nice and clear. a great band.  right on both counts, thanks carville!

eight bold souls
festival de meer vaart
amsterdam, nl
24 august 1986

robert griffin (tp, flh)
isaiah jackson (tb)
mwata bowden (reeds)
edward wilkerson jr. (reeds)
aaron dodd (tu)
naomi millender (cel)
richard brown (b)
dushan mosley (dr)

1 unknown
2 unknown
3 unknown
4 unknown
5 unknown
6 unknown

1 unknown
2 unknown
3 unknown

total time 1:31:16


sample: eight bold souls 1986-08-24 cd1 t06.mp3
download: EightBoldSouls_1986-08-24_AmsterdamNL.zip

photo from a jazz times article, probably a promo photo,

Jul 172021

a fine selection of familiar tunes, something i can listen to again and again, including one of my personal favorites ‘sing, sing, sing’, or as keely smith has it, in what is definitely my favorite version on the eponymous cd, ‘swing, swing, swing’; but the version here was a very pleasant surprise.  crank it up, though, as the recording level is a bit low.

meanwhile, this bright and sunny summer afternoon, i’ve moved on to chicago from the early 1970s… just seemed like that sort of a day.  i played the hell out of chicago live at carnegie hall, once upon a time, which was a truly fine album.

pete york trio
neuburg a.d.d., germany
14 sept 2013

pete york – drums, perc, voc
kuno kürner – piano
claus koch – tenor sax

set 1 (cd 1): [1:01:37]
01. intro [2:52]
02. i found a new baby [7:06]
03. somebody loves me [7:02]
04. all god’s chillun got rhythm [8:54]
05. memories of you [7:25]
06. flip, flop & fly [6:26]
07. tropical sunrise [7:46]
08. if i had you *) [6:01]
09. sing, sing, sing [8:04]

set 2 (cd 2): [1:06:28]
01. topsy [7:05]
02. wire brush stomp [6:06]
03. rockin’ chair [5:11]
04. petetalk [3:26]
05. the man i love [7:17]
06. caravan [10:23]
07. stompin’ at the savoy [5:02]
08. petetalk [1:48]
09. liza [7:29]
10. boogie blues [6:30]
11. please don’t talk [6:12]

tt: 2:08:05 h

*) kuno kürner

lineage: dpa 4061 > tascam dr-100 mkii @ 24-48 > pc (sound forge; tlh (sbeok; flac8))
taped, edited & transferred by hhtfp
seeded by helm

sample: Pete York Trio 2013-09-14 Neuberg adD s2t01 topsy 256k
download: PeteYork_2013-09-14_Birdland_NeuburgGermany.zip

image is from a 2010 show with the same lineup, with pete york doing a drum solo on sing, sing, sing.

Jul 072021

just something i enjoyed listening to earlier today.

i’ve been listening to a few shows online this week, for a change, from smalls and the king georg.  any recommendation for other clubs with a decent online presence?  my local favorite (arthur’s, natch! and not an overly long walk!) has been closed for the duration, though we live in hope.

julian siegel quartet
bbc radio 3 “jazz now”
the vortex club
london, uk
18 mar 2018

julian siegel……tenor and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet
liam noble……… piano
oli hayhurst…….double bass
gene calderazzo….drums

01 intro
02 the opener 7’38”
03 banter
04 i want to go to brazil 8’40”
05 banter
06 billion years 7’14”
07 banter
08 vista 8’40”
09 julian siegel interview
10 the goose 8’30”
11 un poco loco (bud powell) 8’16”
12 banter
13 pastorale 8’11”
14 applause
15 idea 4’10”
16 outro

tt 1:14:22

live 320kbps hls stream, ts audio transfers

bbc 320/48 mpeg-ts/ffmpeg/extract to 48k wav (by hjweis)/audition cc – convert to 44.1k,+4db,tracks,fades,flac

sbe fix / checksum file done in traders little helper

sample:  t08 vista 256k.mp3
download: JulianSiegel_2018-03-18_Vortex_LondonUK.zip

image is from an ‘upcoming’ article on the vortex website, for a 2017 show by julian siegel.

Jul 042021

reading about graham collier in his cuneiform bio, i kinda feel as if he’s the most famous british jazz musician that i’ve never heard of.  actually, this recording isn’t great, but i like this so much, here it is anyway — it was a phenomenal show.  as various people commented on propylaen’s 2018 seed on dime, the cuneiform cd release of (a different performance of) this material is still available, was fully authorized by graham collier and is a better recording.  and, i would add, has more material.  so think of this as a tasty appetizer & dig in!

graham collier dozen
bbc radio 3
london, uk
10 july 1968 (broadcast date)

graham collier (bass, leader)
john marshall (drums, percussion)
frank ricotti (vibraphone, bongos)
kenny wheeler (trumpet, flugelhorn)
harold beckett (trumpet, flugelhorn) [see also here]
henry lowther (trumpet, flugelhorn)
dave aaron (alto saxophone, flute)
john surman (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, piano)
karl jenkins (baritone saxophone, oboe, piano)
chris smith (trombone)
michael gibbs (trombone)
john mumford (trombone)

1. introduction (0:35)
2. workpoints: part one (11:41)
3. workpoints: part two (9:46)
4. workpoints: part three (8:07)
5. workpoints: part four (7:20)
6. outro (0:30)

total time 37:58

workpoints – a large-scale jazz composition performed by the graham collier dozen

graham collier is the first jazz composer in this country to be granted a bursary by the arts council, which has enabled him to compose, rehearse, and perform this work in concert. the composition is in four movements which present in turn improvisations by the three members of each section – saxes, trumpets, trombones, and rhythm – both individually and together.

source: bbc radio 3
lineage: wav > adobe audition cs 6 (tracking) > tlh y flac (l8, align on sb)

an earlier performance of this work was released by cuneiform records as “graham collier – workpoints” (rune 213/214). i have included the press release for reference.

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trade freely! do not sell! keep it lossless!

uploaded to dime by propylaen in november 2019.


sample: t04 workpoints part 3 – 256k.mp3
download: GrahamCollierDozen_1968-07-10_BBCRadio3_LondonUK.zip

cover is a screenshot from a youtube video of a 1969 performance by the graham collier sextet, in france.