Jun 172023

well, this has been hanging around a while!  i drafted it up back in 2019 but somehow never got around to posting it for some reason (probably got tired of looking up musicians).  but then i ran across it today, in a rather convoluted series involving stanton moore, skerik, and the buddy rich big band (in retrospect, i can’t quite figure that all out, it may have also involved clicking on the wrong folder by accident).  and here we are!

i read once that men tend to prefer female singers, and women prefer men singers.  that’s my experience (except for my wife, who just prefers having singers, full stop).  these are mostly male vocalists.  anyway, after a delay of several years, here it is.  i’ve cut short finding & adding links, to actually get this thing posted (and given how busy my life has been lately, there’s not been a lot of that!), so my apologies to musicians who do have an unlinked website.

torkestra: the great american songbook featuring judith owen, harry shearer, kermit ruffins, clint johnson and more
new orleans jazz & heritage festival
new orleans fair grounds
new orleans, la.
may 4, 2017

david torkanowsky, piano & band leader
jason marsalis, drums
neal caine, bass
clarence johnson, tenor, flute, clarinet
rex gregory, tenor, flute, cal
khari allen lee, sax
joe goldberg
brad walker
b.j. mcgivney (?)
jeffrey miller, trombone
rick trolsen, trombone
jeff albert, trombone
eric benny bloom, trumpet
ashlyn parker, trumpet
mark braud, trumpet
scott frock, trumpet
jesse mcbride, piano

1 radio intro 0:07
2 hello dolly (kermit ruffins) 2:12
3 fly me to the moon (beginning cut) (kermit ruffins) 2:12
4 night and day (judith owen) 5:19
5 you’ll get yours (harry shearer) 4:29
6 luck be a lady (dropouts) (clint johnson) 5:53
7 it happened in monterey (clint johnson) 3:49
8 all or nothing (clint johnson) 4:31
9 come fly with me (clint johnson) 3:56
10 band intro 2:08
11 they can’t take that away from me (clint johnson) 2:59
12 ut 1:43
13 radio outro 0:11

source: wwoz-fm > radioshark fm-receiver hardware > usb > sony vaio vpcs131fm (running ubuntu linux) > shark v1.0 (linux command line) > sox v.v14.4.0 > flac (level 8 compression) > copy 1 large flac file > macbook pro (2.3ghz, intel core i7, osx 10.11.6) > sox v14.4.0 > transcoded losslessly from flac to wav > dsp-quattro 4.4 (trimmed, repaired – see below, normalized by 5.7 db db, split into songs) > x audio compression toolkit 2.39 (sector boundaries repaired; level 8 compression) > flac
some additional editing was done with bias peak pro 6.2.0.
editing notes:
* severe glitching began about 1:05 into track 6 including several long dropouts. the bad section is faded out, removed and fades back in after 1 second of silence. about 15 seconds was removed.
* a 44-second station id removed at 4:08 into track 8

notes: track 2 ends abruptly and track 3 starts abruptly. it seems that perhaps wwoz broadcast the first few minutes of this performance from a recording then (at track 3) switched the broadcast over to the live feed. the performance was scheduled to start at 4:15 but the broadcast didn’t start until about 4:33…

sample: t07 it happened in monterey 256k.mp3
download: DavidTorkanowsky_2017-05-04_NewOrleansLA.zip

photo:  screen grab from a youtube video, that i think was of this performance.