Feb 252022

not concert, but a few very nice snippets from concerts strung together on a radio show.  and the three bits work together very well (no surprise there).

esbjörn svensson trio/duo & solo
feat: viktoria tolstoy & lina nyberg
stockholm & umeå
1998, 1995 & 1996

e.s.t. w/viktoria tolstoy (voc)
hörsalen, kulturhuset
stockholm, march 1998

esbjörn svensson (p)
dan berglund (b)
magnus öström (d)

1. radio announcement 0:12
2. wonderful life (svensson (music), littwold (lyrics)) 4:24
3. high heels (svensson/tolstoy (music), littwold (lyrics)) 7:27
4. my funny valentine 6:20

esbjörn svensson duo w/lina nyberg (voc)
umeå jazz festival
folkets hus
umeå, sweden
october 25-29, 1995

5. radio announcement 0:21
6. now someone stepping in 4:45
7. things that happen 5:03
8. the song is you 6:09
9. close 4:36

esbjörn svensson (solo)
stockholm, sweden
december 1996

10. radio announcement 0:15
11. at saturday or after the weekend 12:03

tt 51:40

fm broadcast (analogue cable) > philips cdr765 > adobe audition 3.0 > flac

sample: t08 the song is you.mp3
download: Esbjorn_Svensson_1998_ViktoriaTolstoy_1995_LinaNyberg_1996solo.zip

photo:  screenshot from an undated youtube video of e.s.t. live in gothenburg

Feb 212022

i feel as if i’ve given jazz vocalists a bit of a cold shoulder for the last 25 letters or so, and maybe it’s time to even the score a bit.  other than nina simone herself, this is my favorite tribute – jhelisa really has an amazing voice, and i love what she’s done with these songs.  if you still have a browser that supports flash, try jhelisamusic.com (i’ve linked to another page below).  a tip o’ the hat to pdub2000 for sharing this back in 2010.

jhelisa’s tribute to nina simone
bellsouth jazz tent
new orleans jazz & heritage festival
new orleans, la, usa
29 april 2006

(band not identified)

01. ? > i want a little sugar in my bowl > see line woman
02. i put a spell on you
03. ? > band intros > ?
04. feeling good

tt 44:13

source: unknown mics > dat
transfer: cd > freerip > bulk rename utility > trader’s little helper > torrent


sample: t01 unknown – i want a little sugar in my bowl – see line woman 192k.mp3
download: Jhelisa_2006-04-29_ (Nina_Simone_Tribute)_NOLAJazzfest.zip

photo:  by alex piepenbrock, from kindamuzik.net, used without permission

Feb 102022

well, this lovely zoot sims show from 1968 isn’t a bad way to finish up this alphabetical exercise!  we now resume our regularly scheduled blogging…

zoot sims
louisville, ky
15 june 1968

zoot sims – tenor
louis knipp – piano
jack brengle – bass
john ray – drums

1. blues 8:34
2. that old feeling 10:10
3. willow weep for me 10:35
4. i remember april 10:17
5. come rain or come shine

tt 49:20

cassette – > cdr -> .wav
recorded june 15. 1968

sample: t03 willow weep for me 256k.mp3
download: ZootSims_1968-06-11_Bravers_LouisvilleKY.zip

photo:  uncredited photo from zootsims.jazzgiants.net, original source unknown.

Feb 042022

if you like arab influenced jazz — and i certainly do, with that different scale — have a look also at two other shows here, by sophie alour and by imbrahim maalouf.    i tend to think of this flavour of jazz as largely a french phenomenon (and there is a lot in france), but like most music, a pigeon hole doesn’t really work.

back in 2017, this was on the jazz serendipity live blog which seems to have disappeared, and is well worth re-posting here (btw, i think this was originally an unclewolfi share on dime).  btw, the first two tracks are from the la saboteuse cd, which i really enjoyed.

yazz ahmed’s family hafla
jazzfest berlin
haus der berliner festspiele, seitenbuehne
berlin, germany

yazz ahmed – tp,flh
george crowley – bcl
ralph wyld – vibes
naadia sheriff – p
dudley phillips – b
martin france – dr
corrina silvester – perc

01. jamil jamal (ahmed) 07:43
02. announcement yazz ahmed 01:36
03. la saboteuse (ahmed) 08:15
04. announcement yazz ahmed 00:31
05. paradise in the hold (ahmed) 10:02
06. announcement yazz ahmed 00:39
07. 2857 (ahmed) 03:14
08. lahan al mansour (ahmed) 03:01
09. whispering gallery (ahmed) 11:42
10. announcement yazz ahmed 01:12
11. organ eternal (barnet) 08:46
12. paradise in the hold (ahmed) [fade out] 01:30

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

sample: t09 whispering gallery 192k.mp3
download: YazzAhmed_2016-11-04_BerlinGermany.zip

image:  from the photo gallery on yazz ahmed’s website, used without permission.