Apr 232022

hans rettenbacher died in dec 1989, aged 50, and joe nay died in a car crash in dec 1990,  aged 56.  both very young.  r.i.p.

with radio studio recordings, i sometimes wonder to what extent a performance’s length was set by the show’s time slot.  not that all venues & performers don’t plan or expect how long performances will be; of course they do, but that’s a bit different.  if it’s a live broadcast, i assume the show and the performance have generally been fit to each other, like a recent live broadcast on rté raidió na gaeltachta (though it ran a few minutes over).  for broadcasts of shows in other venues, i pretty well assume the show has been trimmed, if not re-arranged to boot for reasons best know to the producers.  but studio performances like this… i like to think the band kept on playing, if they were in the mood.

joe nay sextet
orf landesstudio oberösterreich
linz (austria)
march 2, 1989

joe nay (dr)
allan botschinsky (tp)
curtis fuller (tb)
stan sultzman (ss,ts,fl)
john taylor (p)
hans rettenbacher (b)

01. back home to san francisco – 6:55
02. windfall – 9:06
03. just to one – 12:53
04. strugglin’ days – 9:05
05. boo’s delight – 11:58

tt 49:57

lineage: ö 1 radio broadcast (fm via analogue cable) > mc > cd > hd (flac 8)

sound: b + (tape hiss)

sample: t03 just to one 256k.mp3
download: JoeNay_1989-03-02_ORFStudios_LinzAustria.zip

photo:  a (apparently) stock photo of joe nay, from the internet.  also the only photo of him that i could find.

Apr 162022

proving that too much is not enough, here’s this delightful show from edmar castañeda & joe locke, on harp and vibes — probably my two least favorite instruments in jazz, and yet, and yet…  the info file has mr. castañeda playing both colombian and classical harp.  i’m not sure what the difference is, and the internet didn’t help – “celtic harp” keeps popping up when i try to find out; i suppose i shouldn’t complain, living in ireland as i do, but still.  btw, this was shared in 96/16 which wouldn’t play for me, so i’ve re-encoded to 48/16.

edmar castañeda & joe locke duo
jazz standard
new york city, ny
26 may 2010

edmar castañeda – colombian harp, classical harp *
joe locke – vibes #

01. between strings 9:03
02. announcer ec, jl/ swords of whispers 11:30
03. casa de mar 9:45
04. jesus of nazareth 8:06 *
05. love is a planchet 12:14
06. title 9:25
07. blame it on my youth #
08. announcer ec, jl/hummingbirds 11:54


source: source: audience
sound: a

unknown aud source (flac) > ffmpeg (decode flac > wav 96/16
> ffmpeg (re-encode to wav 48/16) > wav 48/16 > trader’s little helper
> flac > foobar2000 (meta-data) > flac

note re 48/16 wav conversion
this wouldn’t play except in vlc media player. the flacs decoded to wav files with
cbr 3072 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 96.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
i re-encoded the wav files to these specifications
cbr 1536 kbs; 2 channels; sampling 48.0 khz; bit depth 16 bits
and then converted to new (and renamed) flacs using foobar2000. the new files were
renamed to add the song titles to the file names. fresh ffp & md5 files, obviously.

sample: EdmarCastaneda_Joe_Locke_2010-05-26_JazzStandard t03 Casa de Mar
download: EdmarCastaneda_Joe_Locke_2010-05-26_JazzStandardNYC(48-16).zip

photo:  screenshot of youtube video of joe locke & edmar castaneda, live at jazz standard nyc, performing “entre cuerdas”; date unknown

Apr 162022

very generously, lyle mays has a bootlegs page on his website,  so a tip o’ the hat to the bold lyle mays!  (he also has a store, just saying)  that page includes this show, but this version is from an fm broadcast, not mr. mays website.  it’s a great recording of a super pianist, but (as often) i enjoy having more than just piano-bass-drums.  and this show also featured tiger okoshi, billy drewes and joe lovano, so i get my wishes — and how!  maybe that’s why this is my favorite of the three shows with tiger okoshi up here, counting this one.  i could go on, but will stop here!

lyle mays sextet
willow jazz club
somerville, mass. u.s.a.
may 29, 1982 (1st set)

lyle mays: keyboards
tiger okoshi: trumpet
billy drewes: alto and soprano sax
joe lovano: tenor sax
marc johnson: bass
michael dipasqua: drums

1: burnt edges 9:05
2: wordly attutude 8:06
3: band and song introductions 1:15
4: tuduso 13:57
5: mars (tape flip after song ends, spliced) 13:57
6: s’okay 15:53
7: radio announcer closing credits 1:39

runtime: 63:53

live fm broadcast (not pre-recorded)

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

a this and that and those and these
masters of jazz production.
do not sell this recording.
share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.

the broadcast cut into the 1st song.
not sure how much of it is missing,
or if this show has been posted before.
first posted from this fm master tape
in july of 2011.
more from big names in small places.

updated info file april-2022: rearranged details. corrected spelling of billy drewes’ name.

sample: t06 s’okay 256k.mp3
download: LyleMays_1982-05-29_Willow_SomervilleMA.zip

cover: a modified version of the cover to jazz forum magazine (96 edycja polska), from lylemays.com, used without permission

Apr 072022

a bit of an unexpected break there due to covid, but i’m feeling much better now.  here’s another one that’s been lurking in the archives, waiting for the right moment, and it certainly found it!  love the lineup, a great show and a long performance (which is always nice in a great show, but not necessarily a defining characteristic).  there’s another show with tiger okoshi up here, if you’re a tiger fan (and you should be).  looking ahead, it might be a bit slow up here over the next month or so, as i’ll be travelling quite a bit, but i’ll see what i can do.

bob moses quintet
berlin, germany
2 nov 1984

bob moses – drums
tiger okoshi – trumpet
bob mintzer – tenor sax
bill frisell – guitar
jerome harris – bass

01.overture (3:40)
02.monktional (5:47)
03.the edge of need (10:29)
04.talk (2:04)
05.the story of moses (23:46)
06.talk (1:21)
07. ju ju eyes (21:05)
08.talk (0:48)
09.without you i’m like bow without an arrow (4:02)
10.unknown (9:47)

tt 1:22:50

cd-r recived in trade > exact audio copy > soundforge >
cd wave editor > traders little helper > flac

audio was was re-tracked.
song titles as given by bob moses on recording.

sample: t03 the edge of need 256k.mp3
download: BobMoses_1984-11-02_BerlinGermany.zip

photo:  screenshot from video rakalam bob moses – living music 2 on youtube.