Jun 162019
 

these guys seem associated with smalls, in nyc; ‘letsgo’ even shared this on dime as ‘smalls live’.  smalls sounds like quite the place, and their practice of streaming the shows (for free!) is extraordinary.  though the 5-hour time difference makes even a 19:30 show at bit late, starting at half past midnight here.  “where you [Read more…]

Jun 062019
 
gilad atzmon & orient house ensemble - 2 july 2005, estival jazz, mendrisio, switzerland

here’s another of the shows that i tossed onto the cloud to join the last show, before coming down to madrid.  kind of randomly selected, but this one was a lucky choice.  gilad atzmon plays sax/clarinet, always nice; and i’m a bit of a sucker for accordion & violin – and with piano and a [Read more…]

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 [Read more…]

May 242019
 

hot on the heels of susan weinert, here’s susanne alt at the ever-popular bimhuis.  not surprisingly, after this much time, she has more than the 2 albums mentioned in ‘musicfinder’s comments below.  btw, you’ll need to update the setlist in the info file (don’t have the time tonight to fix the .zip). susanne alt quartet [Read more…]

May 242019
 

i had a bit of a jazz sue queue today: a couple of shows by susan weinert (of which one is here), a couple from susie ibarra, one show by susanne alt.  rather surprisingly, it all went very well together (not that that’s so important, but it’s nice when it works out).   tip o’ the [Read more…]

May 182019
 

the first half of this show is mostly all about esther phillips, and  the second half is more chelsea wilson’s own compositions.  the show is a whole lotta fun!  there’s a bit about the band at the time, and pics, on this page about a show she did on 14 sept 2014. i don’t see [Read more…]

May 172019
 

here’s what i started the day with — and then followed it up with 2 more sphere concerts.  time for a change, but first to post this up here.    they also played 2 days later at teatro morlacchi, in perugia, some of which has been released. sphere panino jazz club umbria jazz festival perugia, [Read more…]

May 072019
 
theo crocker - 5 dec 2016, duc des lombards, paris, france

not that the old jazz giants aren’t wonderful, but they’re also gone or will be soon.  so it’s nice to run across younger jazz musicians, like theo crocker, or avishai cohen, vijay iyer, gina schwarz, ambrose akinmusire, melody gardot etc.  and of course, there are the jazz musicians that you might see in small local [Read more…]

May 042019
 

here’s a pairing of two greats, from 30-odd years ago.  ubu shared this on dime and also on his now largely quiescent blog, in 2009, after some well-detailed edits (thanks, ubu).  some interesting comments there, including from preslives, who wrote “…the date with joe henderson may disappoint some familiar with their classic blue note output, [Read more…]

Apr 282019
 

despite having a couple of their albums, i’d forgotten about this show!  but it was close to william parker alphabetically (if in few other ways) & so i noticed it.  a lovely performance of “old-time jazz, klezmer, cabaret”, as timsmith described it.  if you like this, i’d also recommend the man overboard quintet (which also [Read more…]