f.a.q.

 

where’s the music!?

if it’s not in the posting then look in the comments.  most files are on filefactory, mega or aws.

great!  but they’re password protected!!  where’s the password?!?!

look in the comments to the posting that you want to download.  it’s normally the first comment (unless i forget to add the comment, in which case it’ll be the second comment & the first comment will be bill or francisco reminding me to add the password 🙂

how often do you post a new show?

not often enough.  it varies between 2 and 4 times a month.  i’ve been trying to increase that to once a week on average.

how long do shows stay up?

the postings won’t be removed, but the underlying files might be.  depends on my storage space and how much bandwidth is being used.   if i have removed the .zip file, you can post a comment asking me to put it back on the server.

why flac?

lossless.  it really does sound better than most mp3’s.  ’nuff said, eh?

do you get all the shows from dimeadozen.org?  

yes, pretty much.   i’ve been using dime since october 2004.  a lot of the material is archived on cd’s or dvd’s.

is all this stuff legal?

i think so.

if you’re an artist (or a legal representative of an artist or its estate) and you don’t want your roios shared here for free among your fans, please contact us and i will remove the show (and not share it elsewhere either.  i’ll then put you in my list of not allowed artists. btw, the roios exist, you can’t make them vanish. so, why not let your fans get them for free from one another instead of having to purchase them from commercial bootleggers on auction sites?

do you only have jazz?

for the most part, but also a fair bit of blues, “singer-songwriter” and classical (opera).  i prefer bebop, hard bop, jazz vocalists & straight-ahead jazz.

do you trade?

in principle yes, in practice… does anyone trade by mail anymore?  anyway, just add a comment and we can share lists.  my listing on etree.org is sooo out of date that it’s not worth mentioning.  i’ve been downloading shows since 2005 (2004?), and have around 5,700* shows (most of which i have listened to).  for context, i noticed recently that a show which i downloaded from dime (or eztorrent as was) fairly early had been seed 67-thousand-and-something.  now dime is up to over 547,000* seeds — not all jazz, of course, but that’s a hellacious number of live shows.
* at dec 2015

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  3 Responses to “f.a.q.”

  1. I’m interested in those protected NHOP concerts… How can I gain access

  2. Hi, Just discovered your Hubbard tapes. How can I get access for download ? Could you please send the keyword for magaplaud links ? Thanks a lot

    • hi hartmut, i’ve just added that to the faq’s:
      look in the comments to the posting that you want to download. it’s normally the first comment (unless i forget to add the comment, in which case it’ll be the second comment & the first comment will be bill or francisco reminding me to add the password 😉 )

      pete

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