Sep 302022

i’ve been listening to a number of shows by leszek mozdzer, and this was my favorite of them.  anna maria jopek has such a wonderful voice and piotr nazaruk’s various instruments add depth to the music (i couldn’t find a link for him, though).

anna maria jopek & leszek mozdzer
bremen, germany

anna maria jopek (voc)
leszek mozdzer (p)
piotr nazaruk (voc, fl, zth, traditionelle polnische instrumente)
robert kubiszyn (b, voc)
pawel dobrowolski (dr)

01 intro
02 hej przelecial ptaszek – trudno u-cha cha
03 laura i filon
04 dwa serduszka cztery oczy
05 teskno mi teskno
06 ucisz sie
07 cyraneczka
08 tell her you saw me
09 szepty i lzy

min 64:13

fm (analog cable) – audacity – xact

deutschlandfunk kultur
in concert

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sample: t05 teskno mi teskno 256k.mp3

image: youtube screenshot from an audience video of this performance

Sep 252022

here’s a sampling of elliott sharp, solo, from various locations and dates over around 5 years.  the style is similar throughout, which isn’t that surprising (but it could be), and the recording levels seemed quite similar (which is surprising).  so they all work together very well, if  you’re in the mood for around 2 hours of elliott sharp solo performances. g’wan, give it a try.  it’s all in 1 zip file, but with separate folders for each section below.  i was torn between this lovely combination and elliott sharp & hélène breschand “chansons du crepuscule”, in saalfelden 2018 — very very different, and in the end, this was much more sunday-morning music.  another day, perhaps.

elliott sharp
bbc studios
london, uk
broadcast: 10th nov 2008 & 24th august 2009 *

elliott sharp, guitar

4.01 velocity of hue
3.42 which delta?
5.49 bemsha swing *

source: bbc dab (mpeg-i layer ii at 192 kb/s joint stereo) > yamaha 1300 audio hdr
editing: trimmed announcements, removed offical material & fixed many balance variations
transfer: cdrw > eac > flac frontend (level 6)

quality: ex, digital all the way to you

seeder’s comments: one of the short but best jazz on 3 sessions, recorded in wonderful clarity, i seeded the first 2 tracks as part of another post while ago (re-seeded unchanged with the same file names) and the bbc broadcasted another track in one of their “missing bits” programs, so i hope you too will…
…enjoy !!

elliott sharp
studio 12/ funkhaus münchen
munich, germany
may 17, 2010.

elliot sharp, guitar

1 blues abstraction 1
2 interview with elliot sharp (radio host: karl bruckmaier)
3 blues abstraction 2

dvb-c (256 kbps/ 48 khz) > technotrend tt-1501 dvb-c pci card > harddisk.
edits were made with the mp3directcut software.

elliott sharp
szegedi jazz napok (szeged jazz days)
szegedi ih rendezvényközpont, szeged (hungary)
8 nov 2013

elliott sharp, guitar

1. raise four
ba-lue bolivar ba-lues-are
’round midnight (fade out)

2. epistrophy

lineage: fm > iriver ihp-120 > sony pcm m-10 > wav (16 bit, 44.1 khz) > edits, converting to flac
sound: 8.75 out of 10 (on a subjective scale); some fm hiss, but very clean

remarks: provided as broadcasted. the second track is faded out because of programme
length limitation. track titles are listed as provided by the station programme.

recorded, edited and shared on dad by eref2000.

sample:  munich 2010-05-17 t01 blues abstraction 1.mp3

Sep 032022

well summer’s over, and we’ve probably all missed the brecon jazz yet again, haven’t we?  but here’s a nice set by ruby braff from around 23 years ago to make up for it.  meanwhile, around here, i’m off to my first show at arthur’s since covid started.  keen excitement all around, naturally.  apparently they’ve (had to) remodel a bit, so also looking forward to see what it looks like now.

ruby braff
brecon jazz festival 1999
brecon, wales, uk
aug 1999 (exact date unknown)

ruby braff, cornet
scott hamilton, tenor saxophone
john bunch, piano
dave green, bass
allan ganley, drums

1 lover come back to me (14:11)
2 some day sweetheart (10:07)
3 memories of you (5:08)
4 easy living (5:07)
5 dinah (12:19)
6 closing announcement (0:08)

recorded by the bbc at the brecon jazz festival in wales
fm broadcast

sample: t01 lover come back to me 256k.mp3

image:  cover to the 1999 brecon jazz festival program, from the friends of brecon jazz site.  used without permission.