Jun 042019

here’s something i was listening to last week, and threw it up to the cloud quick, so i’d remember — and find — it again.  no idea what i was going to say last week, but that’s how it goes, eh?  still, i’m glad i did that; a lovely show, géraldine laurent and pierre de bethmann work together very well.  i’m becoming very fond of sax-piano based groups, and this only reinforces the trend (though add a trumpet, now & again, and we’d really be talking…)

it’s interesting, though:  there are a few people on dime who listen to (and record) a lot of radio, and live in places where there is a lot of jazz radio – including concerts – to listen to (unlike dublin).  their efforts are greatly appreciated.  and online jazz radio is problematic.  for example, when i lived in washington dc and listened to the spectacular wpfw-fm.  great jazz, but it takes a lot of plays before i can associate a name with music that i really like.  ok, that was a long time ago, but even now it’s enough to make you weep, trying to piece it together.  now my listening is very shaped by what’s on dime… including what the aforementioned folks share.  which includes a lot of younger musicians & also greatly appreciated.

so: between the above & interruptions, the 2nd listen is about done.  very nice.  very nice indeed.

unrelated to the above:  i heard the rté concert orchestra at the nch in dublin, performing miles davis’ ‘kind of blue’ orchestrate.  phenomenal show.  and yet… orchestrated jazz always makes me think of the early 60s and of peter sellers.  i’d see it again in a heartbeat, but i’m still a bit of two minds about it.

géraldine laurent quartet
festival de radio france et montpellier languedoc roussillon
amphithéâtre d’o, montpellier, france
16 july 2012

géraldine laurent (alto sax)
pierre de bethmann (piano)
yoni zelnik (double bass)
franck agulhon (drums)

01 black and tan fantasy (duke ellington) 12:18
02 intro 1:13
03 did you remenber you (géraldine laurent) 9:49 >
04 brillant corners (thelonious monk) 11:25
05 mau mau (art farmer) 16:50
06 ask me now (thelonious monk) 8:47 >
07 cordova is dancing (géraldine laurent) 8:09
08 her bets (géraldine laurent) 6:09
09 minority (gigi gryce) 5:42
10 smash (géraldine laurent) 2:27

tt 82:49

fm > edirol r-09 (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcast : jazz été, france musique, 29 july 2012

sample: t03 did you remenber you.mp3
download: GeraldineLaurent_2012-07-16_MontpellierFrance.zip

well, i ran off a bit at the keyboard, or what?  then again, the blog’s tag line does say ‘occasional musings’

  4 Responses to “géraldine laurent quartet – 16 july 2012, amphithéâtre d’o, montpellier, france”

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  2. Hi Pete, I like your musings, and I find them a-musing and interesting. I think we’d have a good chat if we ever sat down together over a beer! Thanks very much for this. Cheers, MonkSphere. P.S. Speaking of spheres, you mentioned a few posts ago that you had some other Sphere shows…love to hear ’em if possible please!

    • hi monksphere, thanks, a beer would be fun.
      i’ll pull out some of those sphere shows for you next week, when i’m back in dublin & my laptop.


  3. BIG THX!…

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