Dec 272021

a little out of alphabetical order (but then i’m going by the first letter of the first word, i.e. cheating anyway), here’s a super show that i downloaded just over a decade ago — the only thing that i have by the reiner heute – ludwig nuss quintet.  the balance among the various instruments is very nice, i.e. it makes me feel that “quintet” doesn’t just reflect the number of musicians.

reiner heute – ludwig nuss quintet
mannheim, germany
‘alte feuerwache’
12. april 1994

reiner heute – sax
ludwig nuss – trombone
thilo wagner – piano
wolfgang mörike – bass
matthias danneck – drums

01. ?
02. ?
03. polka dots & moonbeams
04. magpie
05. announcement reiner heute
06. ?
07. ?
08. you’re so far away
09. sparkling
10. lost in the stars
11. milkyway
12. line for lions (fades out, end of broadcast)

tt 1:28:02

fm-master-cassettes>acoustica wave editor>hd>cdwav>2cdr’s>eac>hd>flac, level 8>2cdr’s (audio) or cdr (flac)

sample: Reiner Heute – Ludwig Nuss 5tet 1994-04-12 Mannheim t04 magpie 256k

photo:  stock photo of ludwig nuss, from the internet

Dec 212021

my favorite of several recordings shared by ‘glasnostrd19′ of tiger okoshi at the willow in somerville, ma.  it’s another of those locations that i vaguely feel that i know just from the recordings there, a topic that i’ve touched on before.  other places in that general neck of the woods would  include the sidedoor jazz club in old lyme, ct and also the ramada inn, schenectady, ny (another tip o’ the hat to the planetfuncamp folks and to csatennis).   little beacons on my mental map of the world, “if i’m ever in massachusetts…”.  back to this show, if you’re on dime, it’s worth doing a search for “okoshi” or “willow”.

tiger okoshi quintet
willow jazz club
somerville, mass. u.s.a.
august 28, 1984 (1st set, part of 2nd)

tiger okoshi: trumpet
gerry edkins: keyboards
leo quintero: guitar
jimmy earl: bass
robbie gonzalez: drums

1: untitled 14:35
2: june 19th 15:44
3: band introductions :58
4: intro > blackout (spliced, tape flip) 31:03
5: set break :35
6: ? 18:43
7: radio announcer wrap up :26

runtime: 82:07

pre-recorded live fm broadcast
88.9 wers fm radio (emerson college) >
sansui 8 reciever with wire antenna >
unknown average quality cassette deck (dolby off) >
maxell xlii 90 min. master cassette (high bias) >
played on nak. 300 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb’s aligned) > torrentially yours.

a this and that production.

sample: t02 june 19th 256k.mp3

image:  stock photo from the internet.

Dec 182021

you often wonder about the names of groups, where they come from, what they mean, and i’m left wondering in this case.  anyway, a good show for these short, grey days, a bit slow and somber at times.  the white russian 5tet cd was zerafa’s first cd as leader.

sandro zerafa white russian 5tet
studio charles trenet, radio france
paris, france
5 february 2011

sandro zerafa (guitar)
olivier zanot (alto sax)
david prez (tenor sax)
yoni zelnik (double bass)
david georgelet (drums)

01 goose 6:20
02 intro 1:17
03 delightfully disconnected 7:12
04 slowness 6:35
05 intro 0:14
06 sidewalk slant 7:26
07 untimely 6:37
08 intro 0:27
09 siberian pig race 6:35
10 staring 4:33
11 intro 0:29
12 moose 5:03

tt 52:48

dvb-s > skystar2 > kaffeine (mp3 256 kbs, 48 khz) > xcfa (wav conversion) > wavelab > flac (level 8)
broadcast : jazz sur le vif, france musique, 26 feb 2011

sample: t03 delightfully disconnected 256k.mp3

Dec 122021

i think the band was a version of the lineup on ‘mellow madness’ (1975), based on a japanese bootleg version of this (details in the info file), but possibly the entire crew as the lineup included “and other unknown members”.  super quality, i didn’t notice the fm crackling, but then if you’re “multitasking”, nothing gets done right, eh?  i’ve redone the info file (the full file is in the zip, not below), including comparing the tracks to albums by quincy jones at around the same time.

the quincy jones band
midnight hour music
clover studios
hollywood, california
1975 (exact date unknown)

lineup: unknown, see comments in updated info file

1 tryin’ to find out about you *     (3:12)
2 soul saga (song of the buffalo soldier) %     (4:12)
3 listen (what it is) *     (4:13)
4 ironside theme     (4:09)
5 if i ever lose this heaven % #     (5:09)
6 everthing must change %     (6:19)
7 manteca (instrumental) (tape damage)     (10:15)
8 is it love that we’re missin’ * #     (5:37)
9 boogie joe the grinder %     (4:57)

tt 48:03
% on “body heat” (1974)
* on “mellow madness” (1975)
# on “i heard that!!” (1976)

broadcast on kwst-fm in los angeles

source: unknown receiver > unknown reel (1975-allen) > teac 4070g @ 3 3/4 ips (1976-me) > sony dtc-690 (1996)
2010 transfer: sony dtc-690 > audigy 4 pro > audacity (edit and convert to 44.1) > cd wav > flac (levl 8)

a low level crackling from poor over the air fm reception is present in places but not very distracting.
allen tarzwell recorded this on his reel-reel and i made a copy on my reel-reel.
transfered to dat in the 1990’s.
lots of little pops were repaired some remain,
one second of damaged tape was removed at 29:56 and about 1/2 second at 30:15,
then the volume and balace adjustemnt all were all done using audacity.
couldn’t track down all the correct song titles.
also there was no exact date noted anywhere but i am almost certain it was from 1975.
mike martin 9/2010
flying m productions

recorded by fans and shared with fans
trade freely but never sell

sample: t02 soul saga (song of the buffalo soldier) 256k.mp3

image: from the 2011 seed on dime by ‘mvernon54’; i assume that mvernon54 made the covers.

Dec 102021

first, r.i.p. pat martino.

this show is a bit after nexus, which is recordings of pat martino and jim ridl at the tin angel in the mid-1990’s, in fact there’s only one song in common, ‘recollection’.  i’ve been meaning to upload this for a couple of weeks, but instead it’s been sitting in foobar2000 getting played, must be at least 5 times by now.  between ireland and spain, i get more than my fill of jazz guitar, but this was a bit different.

pat martino & jim ridl
the tin angel
philadelphia, pa
20 january 2001

pat martino – guitar
jim ridl – keyboard

1. turnpike (9:31)
2. ayako (14:01)
3. recollection (9:52)
4. the changing tides (9:21) *
5. song of the green river (9:17)
6. outrider (8:55)
7. before you ask (6:43)
8. the great stream (12:13)

time: 79:57

source: sbd > master cassette
transfer: mc > audiophile 2496 > soundforge 7.0 (recording) > cooledit pro 2 (editing/tracking) > flac(7)
tape provided by joshd.
transferred by b3groove.
flac: 407 mb

* tape flip at 8:23.24.
normalized to equalize channels. no noise reduction, dolby nr off.

sample: t08 the great stream 256k.mp3