similar blogs and other pages that might be of interest…  i notice that most of these serve up mp3 files, and use file download services.  at the moment, i don’t have much up here and don’t have many visitors, so i’m hosting the files myself.  this may change, and files will be removed from my site as space and bandwidth dictate.  but i’ll stick with lossless formats.  the formats indicated are what i’ve noticed in files that i’ve downloaded – indicative, but not necessarily so.

  • beauty in beer – not jazz related, but thought i’d start with a shout out to my friend elspeth payne’s beer blog.  yes, you can like jazz and drink beer.  “the more, the merrier”
  • jazz ireland – “jazz ireland provides a dedicated space where musicians, fans and venues can connect. we promote irish jazz events and aim to improve awareness of jazz in ireland.”  handy site for when i’m home again.

  • smallsongs – roio’s and out-of-print releases, from ‘ciccillo’.  also carries a lot of stuff from dime. [flac & mp3] [checked nov 2017: alive & well]
  • think too much jazz live –  live shows, mostly from dime but also from readers & elsewhere.  also very prolific.  [flac, wav] [identified nov-2018]
  • live jazz lounge – “unreleased jazz concerts from around the world”.  self-hosted .zip files. [checked nov 2017: alive & well]
  • funk it – a blog dedicated to live funk recordings, past and present. audio, video, downloads, and streaming. [flac, sometimes via links to, or dime/etree torrents] [checked feb 2017 via dime: alive & funking]
  • pastdaily – waaaaaay more than just jazz, but there’s a fair number of jazz concerts off-the-air too.  [mp3 @ 320 kbps/44.1 mhz, untracked][found jan-2018: alive & well]
  • jazz serendipity live – a very prolific jazz blogger, where’s he get the time?  too cool.  a lot of (mostly? all?) stuff from dime. [flac] [checked nov-2018:  by invitation only]
  • replacement programming – “out-of-print, if it was ever commercially available”.  mostly jazz but also some other stuff.  great notes.   [high quality mp3s][found apr-2018]
  • jazz boot experiment – “a place for bootleg no official cds”   [mp3 @ 320 kbps/44.1 mhz ] [checked jan 2018: alive & well]
  • inconstant sol – “emphasis has been on the free/improv/experimental side of jazz”.   [flac] [checked feb 2017: alive & well]
  • dr. fusion – “a prescription to listen to jazz-rock-fusion roio’s with power, passion & beauty”.  mostly concerts from dime (like me 😉 [flac mostly]  [checked mar 2017: last post in nov 2016]
  • the new jdp – “dedicated the the free distribution of quality non-commercial recordings of my favorite artists. i have a wide taste in music”.  no kidding about that wide taste in music, but that includes some good jazz concerts.  i notices a few audio-rips from bootleg/roio videos too.  [various formats, including flac & original audio format as may be][found apr 2017; alive and very well]
  • bogard’s jazztapes – a lot of jazz.  a 5 year hiatus from may 2012 (files sometimes still available), but they’re back and, hopefully, as good as ever. [mp3, at 320 kbps 48 mhz (that i’ve downloaded, anyway)] [back from the dead, april 2017!]
  • hoppipolladas de kigonjiro – video blogger.  not a lot of jazz, but the occasional show. [checked dec 2017: alive & well]
  • nico records – not any jazz that i noticed, but live concerts generally recorded from the soundboard or “audience & soundboard”, and a large number of shows from ireland.  [mp3 at 320 kbps, that i’ve downloaded] [found august 2018]
  • panovnik – classical music blogger since 2010.  mostly flac’s of radio broadcasts. [flac][found mar 2017: alive and very well]
  • ubu roi – another chap on dime.  i thought he’d stopped blogging shows (only his more wordy blog in german) but it appears ubu is back, intermitently.  permanent top posting “lester young – complete unreleased live recordings”.   [flac] [checked oct 2016: last post aug 2016]
  • the midnight café – a variety of stuff.  lately seems to be mostly lossless grateful dead boots, but there’s also some jazz mixed in there.  scrawled above the blackboard in my highschool art room: bob doyle says “more grateful dead”.  second that.  [various… hit & miss][found april 2017; active]
  • 78 toeren: curiosa wereld jazz – 78 rpm: curious jazz world.  “dedicated to 78T. plates , unlike classic: world music, jazz, dance bands, nostalgia and curiosities” (i don’t normally list lp-ripping sites, but 78 toeren says they’re only included “provided that the recordings are in the public domain”.)  in dutch.  [mp3][checked dec 2016: alive & well]
  • rest in bits – “avant guard & jazz bootlegs and out-of-print records”.  [mp3 & flacs] [checked oct 2016: last post may 2016]
  • mohaoffbeat – “about music could reach my heart”, a mix of unofficial recordings (again from dime, mostly) and official releases [flac]
  • – a variety of things, including over 1600 shows (of all genres, including jazz) [flac & mp3]
  • jazzsi – a lot of jazz, appears to be flacs but i’ve had a lot of problems getting the damned stuff to download. [flac] [checked oct 2016: last post july 2016]
  • arizona jones – mostly rock/jam, but also some jazz [mp3, 320 kbps that i’ve seen] [found april 2017]
  • fresh & alive / en vivo y en el directo  – mostly rock, but also some jazz. [mp3, 224 or 320 kbps (that i’ve seen)] [checked jan 2017: alive & well]
  • nyctaper – a variety of stuff, but little to no jazz.  in dec 2016, i noticed that nyctaper has started selling some of the shows, with proceeds to go to the artists.  interesting idea! [flac & mp3] [checked dec 2016: alive & well]
  • clarence duclo tapes ‘n shit – appears to be mostly rock?  nothing i recognized, only guessing from the pics.  looks like yet another chap from dime. [checked oct 2016: alive & well]
  • 100 greatest bootlegs – not a lot of jazz, but flac’s of some fantastic shows!
  • htakat’s Dimeadozencovers – “a small covers collection of jazz – avantgarde live recordings”
  • count basie corner – “sharing live recordings by the great count basie, from various stages of his career” [flac & mp3] [checked nov-2016: online but dead; links to shows also dead (rapidshare)]
  • never enough rhodes – still up but basically went dark after june 2014.
  • the clock that went backwards again [dead at oct 2016]


  • e-mile-watch – jazz-focused, appears to be working at aug 2016.
  • never enough rhodes blogwatch – “jazz – funk – soul – latin – brazil – afro”.  still running in aug 2016 but i’m not sure any new blogs are being added since the never enough rhodes (see above) is semi-dormant.
  • jazz music blogwatch – “latest updates of many different jazz blogs”
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