Aug 182018
 

i think that i don’t like the organ, and then i pull a show like this out of long-term storage while loading up the usb drive for a trip.  this great show was shared by ‘frekem’ in sept 2010. richard “groove” holmes quartet international jazz fest amsterdam, netherlands 29 september 1985 richard “groove” holmes (org) [Read more…]

Aug 112018
 

music really does pass down through families, as this show by rené mclean, son of jackie mclean.  musical families, theatre families, etc etc.  mclean really seems to stretch his legs a bit on this, just taking a run at what he wanted to play.  it’s really nice, and must have been mesmerizing in person.  that [Read more…]

Aug 052018
 

i’m on a little mini-break, this august bank holiday weekend, and am feeling great between the break, seeing old friends, the amazing weather, etc etc etc.  the trusty usb drive, however, is gathering dust at home as i forgot it.  fortunately, a rather embarrassing number of usb “thumb” drives in the car manage between them [Read more…]

Jul 292018
 

well, it’s been far too long without posting something with the word “groove”.  cooked up a nice dinner and afterwards was listening to this.  from downstairs, the family shouted “stop tapping your foot!”  ’nuff said, here it is.  over dinner, we were listening to corcoran holt (who i saw recently playing with kenny garrett in [Read more…]

Jul 162018
 

as for so many musicians i like these days, dime was my introduction to ambrose akinmusire.  the line up is what his website calls his “extraordinary working quintet”.  websites are so prone to hyperbole, but this is a fantastic group, and trumpet, sax & piano is wonderful & versatile combination.  these fm recordings from sunside [Read more…]

Jul 152018
 
red rodney & the ira sullivan quintet - 8 nov 1981, philharmonie, berlin, germany

i was setting up this posting last week in madrid, but didn’t finish it.  so, a week later… from a posting on dime last december by ‘unclewolfi’. www.irasullivanjazz.com garrydial.com www.jayandersonbass.com www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hirshfield-96566539 red rodney ira sullivan quintet jazzfest philharmonie berlin, germany 08.nov 1981 red rodney – tp, flh ira sullivan – sax, tp, fl, flh gary [Read more…]

Jul 052018
 

here’s a nice show by a piano trio from poland, that i was listening to the other day.  i’ve been kind of “off” piano trios for a while.  but… having liked it enough to copy it to my (still trusty) usb drive for the trip, i thought why not upload it while i have a [Read more…]

Jul 052018
 
makaya mccraven - 3 november 2016, duc des lombards, paris, france

well, this finishes (?) an unintentional run of shows from duc des lombards in paris.  this show by makaya mccraven is a little different than the last two postings here, more improvisational.  and having marquis hill on trumpet is a real plus.  see also this posting of a marquis hill show with makaya mccraven on drums, [Read more…]

Jun 302018
 
tom harrell quintet - 8 nov 2010, duc des lombards, paris, france

this was the perfect decompression after some free jazz that didn’t go down all that well.  i thought the combination of tom harrell & wane escoffery worked really well (and why wouldn’t it?).  from an relyles upload to dime in early 2012. www.tomharrell.com www.wayneescoffery.com www.dannygrissett.com www.ugonnaokegwo.com www.johnathanblake.com tom harrell quintet duc des lombards paris, france [Read more…]