Jan 302020
 

here’s a change of pace, something i’ve listened to a couple of times this week.  hope you like it too. trio gesing meyer rohrer pks villa bad ischl, austria 21. september 2017 klaus gesing ss, bs-cl björn meyer bs samuel rohrer dr dfm (mp2, 256 kbps, 48 khz) > wav (44,1 khz) > wavelab > [Read more…]

Jan 262020
 

you have to to hand it to jalc…  the produtions there are fantastic.  this new year’s eve performance by two of my current favorite pianists is like a turbo-charged piano trio, plus the great jimmy heath (recently deceased, r.i.p.) and nicholas payton thrown in just because new year’s eve at dizzy’s.  with two pianos, i’m [Read more…]

Jan 252020
 

james newton and geri allen is a killer combination, and this is an excellent show.  not overly long, but having longish pieces more than makes up for it (for me, anyway – i think i’ve said that before).  it’s funny, when i think of the flute, i don’t really think of jazz.  not sure why, [Read more…]

Jan 042020
 

here’s a very nice trumpet-clarinet combo.  have i mentioned that lately i’m becoming more and more fond of the clarinet? ralph alessi/don byron quintet teatro comunale porto san giorgio, italy may 9, 2004 ralph alessi – trumpet don byron – clarinet andy milne – piano drew gress – bass shane endsley – drums 01 – [Read more…]

Jan 012020
 

happy new year!  i was spending a bit of time booking tickets for shows over the next few months, and listening to a concert by melanie de biasio.  and then one from a year later.  and it was still working very well for me, so what the heck?  one from the next year.  super.   so [Read more…]

Dec 252019
 

there are always a bunch of christmas jazz concerts floating around on dime, but this one by the incomparable clare teal is my favorite of the ones that i’ve downloaded.  it’s obvious:  she’s great, and just look at the tunes — a pantheon of christmas classics (her xmas cd is great too! and without the [Read more…]

Dec 202019
 

this is a fun show!  and bound to pick you up if you’re feeling a bit blue.  this reminded me of the great spike jones & the city slickers, but  in a small way — after all, a piano trio ain’t an orchestra.  on the other hand, i might put on a recording by hildegard [Read more…]

Dec 082019
 

i was listening to something else which was very good, but i got tired of it.  looking for something to cheer myself up, i noticed this show, or rather i noticed “albany, ny” and thought to myself ah, that must be one of those fantastic shows from upstate new york that csatennis has shared!  be [Read more…]