Sep 302021

ernest dawkins chicago trio has a different lineup on almost every reference that i find online (and none of them this one).  for me, this show is all about dawkins, which is great.  on the flip side, this is the only show of his that i have (again this happens!).  anyway, busy day, so that’s all for now.

ernest dawkins chicago trio
la palma jazz club/casa del jazz
roma (italy)
20 october 2005

ernest “khabeer” dawkins, saxophones, percussion
darius savage, bass
isaiah spencer, drums, percussion

01 toucouleur [dawkins]
02 – introductions by dawkins
03 big fred [dawkins, dedicated fred anderson]
04 many favors [steve berry, dedicated to malachi favors]
05 – radio outro by pino saulo

tt 58’10”

fm radio broadcast by “il cartellone – radio 3 suite jazz”, radio 3 rai [third channel of italian national radio], on tuesday 14 february 2006, 20:30 hours.

lineage (fm > md > wav > flacs > web):
sony st-s370 tuner > sony mds-je520 minidisc deck [sp atrac3] > my own md master on fnac md80 blank > full digital transfer via optical connection from sony mds-je640 minidisc deck > sony pcm-d50 linear pcm recorder > 44.100khz/24bit wav on sony memory stick produo [mark2] > usb > audacity 1.3.5 beta (editing, track splitting and conversion) > 44.100khz/16bit flac’s (level 8) >

one of the many aacm artists, except for track01 (out of a senegal’ tune, and then similar to many david murray or ethnic eritage’s themes), it is regular and effective chicago jazz… dedicated to fred anderson, i wouldn’t mind a slightly larger line-up, though…

originally upped by survivor69 on, 12-november-2010 (upload #359)

sample: 04 many favors 256k.mp3

the photo is from a 2010 show at andy’s, chicago, il

Sep 252021

i recorded this back 14 years ago with a (now old & unusable) avermedia tv/fm receiver in a pcmcia card.  wow.  anyway, it was a fantastic show which as i recall, i could neither attend nor listen to live.  so (& i don’t remember) it must have been a pleasant surprise at how well this came out.  and it was a super show!  my favorite bits are the set by the great phil ware, with vocals by ian shaw, and joanna macregor & andy shepard, but it’s good start to finish.  i was been relistening to this all day long yesterday & hope you enjoy it as much as i have.

“blue of the night” live at the speigeltent
dublin fringe festival
dublin, ireland
12 september 2007

joanna macgregor & andy sheppard
joanna macgregor (piano / keyboards)
andy sheppard (saxophone)

the phil ware trio with ian shaw
phil ware (piano)
dave redmund (bass)
shane o’donovan (drums)
ian shaw (vocals)

colleen (cécile schott)

ariel hernandez (guitar, vocals)
ioana petcu-colan (violin)
dermot dunne (accordion)
malachy robinson (double bass)
frank vidal (percussion)

first set

intro – ariel hernandez (guitar, vocals) & ioana petcucolan (violin)
1 intro by rté announcer > unknown (4:38)
2 rté announcer (3:02)

joanna macgregor & andy sheppard
3 sometimes i feel like a motherless child
> improvisation with 1929 recording of the smiths in the street in mississippi
> spiritual (josh haydn) (14:18) *
4 talk (0:49)
5 low side (3:00)
6 deep river (5:52)
7 talk (0:44)
8 libertango (astor piazzolla) (4:51)
9 applause (0:30)

about the spiegeltent
10 announcer (2:11)

the phil ware trio w/ ian shaw
11 announcer intro > talk (1:40)
12 get out of town (cole porter) (5:40)
13 a foggy day (in london town) (george & ira gershwin) (3:51)
14 talk (1:58)
15 talk to me (joni mitchell) (3:38)
16 my foolish heart (ned washington / victor young) (8:39)
17 a night in tunesia (frank paparelli / john gillespie) (8:05)
18 outro by rté announcers (1:07)

second set

19 intro by rté announcers (2:16)

20 unknown (6:52)
21 unknown (6:57)
22 unkown (with interrupption by helicopters) (20:26) *

23 rté announcer (3:11)

24 the rhythm of a chacarerra (3:44)
25 libertango (astor piazzolla) (5:15)
26 unknown (a traditional “new tango) (3:56)
27 unknown (bolivian piece, played on a charango) (2:55)
28 unknown (4:26)
29 casi tradicional (3:51)

30 rté announcer (2:19)
31 unknown (encore by lunfardia) [incomplete] (4:56)

* kept as one long track, as there didn’t seem a to be a good breakpoint.


analogue fm (avermedia avertv hybrid+fm cardbus) > wav >
cdwave (tracking) > flac (trader’s little helper, level 6)

rté lyric fm “blue of the night” (jazz series normally presented by eamonn lenihan),
broadcast 12 sept 2007. presenter: paul herriott.

recorded straight from fm to my laptop, with some inevitable hiss. the encore was cut off, as
i hadn’t set the computer stopped recording too soon (i think i had my times mixed up).

renamed all files per set lists above & added metadata, but no changes to the underlying music.
created new ffp & md5 checksum files. added cd covers by ‘fastone’, from my 2010 seed on dime,
and a cover.jpg file.

on lyric fm “blue of the night”, 12 sept 2007. from rté website (,

blue goes live from the spiegeltent at the dublin fringe festival, wednesday
september 12th

rté lyric fm presents the blue of the night live, an evening of sublime
music presented by paul herriott on stage and simultaneously broadcast on rté
lyric fm.

it is a unique opportunity to hear music from across the genres including
pianist joanna macgregor and sax player andy shepard who “share an
extraordinary ability to wrest more out of a musical instrument than you’d
have thought possible.”- western daily press.

french composer and musician colleen performs on viola da gamba and guitar
while simultaneously multi-tracking to create music of stunning beauty,
while infectious milongas, tangos and chacareras are to be expected from
quintet lunfardia.

ireland’s finest jazz ensemble the phil ware trio has been a regular on the
show since 2004 and this time they are joined by guest vocalist ian shaw.
there are no musical boundaries when it comes to great music on the blue
of the night live.

– phil ware & ian shaw t12 get out of town 256k.mp3
– lunfardia t24 the rhythm of a chacarerra 256k.mp3

photo source unknown, taken from the cd covers by ‘fastone’.

Sep 242021

there’s a complete version of this floating around out there, which i hope to get my hands on one of these fine days, but (so they say) with “a good number of glitches/skips” and missing a track that appears here.  no glitches in this excerpt, but it definitely left me feeling that i’d had an appetizer with no main course.  still, a super appetizer!  tapas, anyone?

cleo laine with the john dankworth generation band
the stables, wavendon, uk
october 1997

vocals: cleo laine
trumpets: noel langley, guy barker, gerard presencer
trombone: mark nightingale
french horn: dave lawrence
tuba: dave powell
saxes: john dankworth, andy panayi, tim garland, jimmy hastings
guitar & violin: stuart hall
piano: robin aspland
bass: alec dankworth
drums: ralph salmins

1. all too soon + why won’t you tell me 9:10
2. i’m beginning to see the light + ? instrumental 9:01
3. all night long + lies of handsome men 9:51
4. why won’t you tell me 4:33

tt 32:35

bbc recording

fm > reel to reel @7.5ips > wave > flac

sample: t03 All Night Long 256k.mp3
download: CleoLaine_JohnDankworthGenerationBand

photo:  laine & dankworth (in 1969, i think), in a photo by bill francis, from pinterest.

Sep 232021

sticking with the new (and possibly temporary) alphabetical scheme, which b.t.w. is going by given names, here’s baptiste trotignon with a nice lineup including two of my recent favorite musicians, stéphane belmondo & magic malik.  things are opening up here, but i’ve still not been able to make it to any shows.  fingers crossed!

baptiste trotignon and guests
duc des lombards, paris, france
22 may 2008

baptiste trotignon (piano)
rick margitza (tenor sax)
stéphane belmondo (flugelhorn, trumpet)
magic malik (flute)

1. talk 4:51

set 1:
2. love dance (ivan lins) 11:54
3. like sun (trotignon) 10:16
4. untitled (trotignon) 10:20
5. dexter (trotignon) 11:55
6. xp3/ce merveilleux voyage (malik) 12:35
7. blowin’ suite (trotignon) 35:27

set 2:
8. blue (trotignon) 6:49
9. three for two (trotignon) 8:04
10. darn that dream (jimmy van heusen) 6:09 (cut out)


fm > wav (wavelab) > flac (frontend level 8)
jazz club, france musique, 23 may 2008
talk by claude carrière & jean delmas

sample: t03 like sun 256k.mp3

photo is a stock image from the internet.

Sep 122021

here’s the second show from the “a” part of the alphabet, aurora nealand from the new orleans jazz fest.  it’s a bit more new orleans and bit less django-esque to say the least, but again highlights my weakness for the clarinet (not that aurore voilqué had a lot of clarinet).  what can i say?  they worked well together for me, and i hope for you as well.

my wife says that i’m wrong about the instruments at our wedding, that it was an accordion not a violin (which would have worked better with dad’s song).  that’s entirely possible, memory is a tricky thing, as is perception:  new neighbors moved in across the street.  i was opening the curtains the other day, and they were setting out with their kids in their school uniforms for the first day in their new school(s?).  later that same morning, i remembered the uniforms being brown, my wife remembered blue.  we’re still waiting to see those children in their uniforms to settle the matter.

aurora nealand & the royal roses
peoples health economy hall tent
new orleans jazz & heritage festival
new orleans fair grounds
new orleans, la.
april 25, 2014

aurora nealand, clarinet
tom mcdermott, piano
matt perrine, sousaphone
matt bell, guitar
dave boswell, trumpet
paul thibodeaux, drums

01 radio intro 0:32
02 c-line woman 4:45
03 t03 5:48
04 tain’t nobodys business if i do 6:48
05 old man blues 3:54
06 don’t let your love go wrong 5:37
07 fort worth stomp 7:20
08 si tu vois ma mere 5:12
09 le richelieu 4:38
10 ne me quitte pas (don’t leave me) 8:53
11 when my dreamboat comes home 5:43
12 the ferryman -> band intro 6:51
13 radio outro 0:15


source: wwoz-fm > harmon kardon hk3480 receiver > analog cables > metric halo mio-2882 firewire interface > macbook pro (2.5 ghz intel core 2 duo) > mio console (record panel) > (44.1khz split stereo files) > dsp-quattro 4.4 (trimmed, normalized by 0.9 db, split into songs) > aiff/wav > x audio compression toolkit 2.39 (level 8 compression, sector boundaries repaired, tags applied) > flac


* a 20.5-second station id was removed at 4:05 into track 8.
* a 0.2-second broadcast glitch at 4:13 into track 9 was removed.

a notch filter was applied using dsp-quattro’s parametric eq plugin at 3.6khz and 7.2khz, -5db, to reduce intrusive, high-pitched fm noise.

this performance was not broadcast live but was delayed until the next day, april 26, 2014.

sample: t06 don’t let your love go wrong.mp3

the photo is a screengrab from a 2013 performance in the french quarter.

Sep 112021

here’s the first of two sort-of companion pieces, from the “a” section of the alphabet, and two shows that i’m hoping/expecting will get general acceptance in the car on long drives.  though i don’t really see us all singing along, at least not well.

django-esque music like this is sort of go-to music for me when i need a bit of a lift, or just ’cause why not sometimes (like now), and often reminds me of our wedding, when the combo we’d booked bailed on us for a tour of scandinavia (can’t really blame them), and their manager shanghai’d a violinist and a guitarist who’d never played together, but turned out to be perfect for the night and not normally being a duo, they had nothing invested in what they played, or played along to, including the full version of frankie & johnny by my godmother, danny boy by my freshly minted mother-in-law (as gaeilge, to boot!) and, talk about your unplumbed depths, a rousing German drinking song in German by my fairly abstemious father.  My best man held up the side for people our age with oh shenandoah, thank you very much.  Actually, the drinking song was a cappella, now that i think about it.

aurore voilqué – aurore quartet
duc des lombards,
paris, france,
28 sept 2009

aurore voilqué,vio,voc
siegfried mandacé,g,voc
thomas ohresser,g
pierre frasque,b

1 title (fade-in) 4:32
2 title 2:54
3 title 6:09
4 title 4:05
5 title 5:13
6 title 4:09
7 title 3:37
8 title 3:49
9 title 3:20
10 title 5:22
11 title 3:31
12 title 7:33
13 title 4:55
14 title 2:59


lineage: tsf (mpeg1 layer 2 / 256 kbps, 48kh) > received with satellite > tracked with wavelab > flac > dime

sound rating: a

uploaded by jazzrita 09-09-30

sample: t01 unknown title.mp3

photo is a screen grab from a video posted by duc des lombards in feb 2009 of the aurore quartet.

Sep 042021

i was listening to a solo performance by pamelia kurstin on theremin & electronics (while excellent, following it with some latin jazz from poncho sanchez helped me decompress).  but what other performances featuring the theremin might there be lurking and overlooked, like so much?  this is one of two shared by unclewolfi, four or five months ago, the other being a show by the max nagl ensemble earlier this year.

aside from today’s theme — the theremin, in case you’d missed that — this also has heinrich von kalnein conducting.  i’ve always had a soft spot for him, since seeing him in new delhi back in the late 1990s, which was a real breath of fresh air for all of us, figuratively — even then, delhi’s pollution was pretty bad.  (see? your mother was right, a good first impression…)  somewhere, i think i have an album of his that i bought at the show, but a quick search of my cds didn’t turn it up.

in addition to the theremin, there’s an interesting selection of instruments that i don’t see, or notice, in jazz lineups very often – the lap steel guitar (and why not, actually?); the electric hurdy-gurdy (i’m torn: does hit remind me of baseball games, tawdry beach boardwalk arcades or merry-go-rounds?); and the e-zither and the bassoon (i’m impressed someone plays both).  whatever, it works really well — another ‘breath of fresh air’ from hvk!

all of the tracks also feature on jbbg’s album urban folktales, recorded in mid-2011.

jazz big band graz feat. barbara buchholz
‘urban folktales… and a rose!’
haus der berliner festspiele
berlin, germany
04 nov 2010

heinrich von kalnein – saxophones, flute, conductor
christoph ‘pepe’ auer – saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet
johannes enders – saxophones, flute
martin harms – saxophones, bass clarinet
bernhard nolf, axel mayer, david jarh – trumpet, flugelhorn
johannes herrlich, robert bachner – trombone
wolfgang tischhart – bass trombone
uli rennert – keyboards, lapsteel guitar
matthias loibner – electric hurdy-gurdy
christof dienz – e-zither, bassoon
henning sieverts – bass, cello
gregor hilbe – drums, programming
barbara buchholz – theremin

01. urban tribes (horst michael schaffer/heinrich von kalnein) 05:42
02. seelenbaumeln (horst michael schaffer/heinrich von kalnein) 09:18
03. space trip – the day we landed (horst michael schaffer/heinrich von kalnein) 14:14
04. rêve africain (horst michael schaffer/heinrich von kalnein) 22:52
05. high voltage (horst michael schaffer/heinrich von kalnein) 07:33

tt 59:40

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/320 kbps) [radio station – hr2]

sample: t02 seelenbaumeln.mp3

Sep 022021

always nice to hear a jacky terrasson show, and here’s one with a little bit of icing on the cake:  stefano di battista and severi pyssalo on two tracks near the end.

i got this version in 2003 when ‘maddrax’ shared it on dime, but the cover is from a version posted on the (apparently now defunct) blog in jazz – and is not in the .zip file.

jacky terrasson trio
feat. stefano di battista + severi pyssalo
‘jazz baltica’
salzau, germany
01 july 2001

jacky terrasson – piano
sean smith – bass
leon parker – drums
* severi pyysalo – vibraphone
# stefano di battista – sax

1 les chemins de l’amour (6:46)
2 reach (8:50)
3 i wish you love (7:16)
4 parisian thoroughfare (8:46)
5 the dolphin (6:15)
6 happy man (7:33)
7 in your own sweet way (8:15) *
8 caravan (15:53) * #
9 nature boy (4:21)

tt 1:13:56

tv-broadcast>hifi video-master>acoustica wave editor>hd>cdwav>flac frontend level 8>cdr (audio) or cdr (flac)

sample: t07 in your own sweet way 256k.mp3
download: JackieTerrasson_