Jul 172021
pete york trio - 14 sept 2013, birdland, neuburg a.d.d., germany

a fine selection of familiar tunes, something i can listen to again and again, including one of my personal favorites ‘sing, sing, sing’, or as keely smith has it, in what is definitely my favorite version on the eponymous cd, ‘swing, swing, swing’; but the version here was a very pleasant surprise.  crank it up, [Read more…]

Jul 072021
julian siegel quartet - 18 mar 2018, the vortex club, london, uk

just something i enjoyed listening to earlier today. i’ve been listening to a few shows online this week, for a change, from smalls and the king georg.  any recommendation for other clubs with a decent online presence?  my local favorite (arthur’s, natch! and not an overly long walk!) has been closed for the duration, though [Read more…]

Jul 042021
graham collier dozen - 10 july 1968, bbc radio 3, london, uk

reading about graham collier in his cuneiform bio, i kinda feel as if he’s the most famous british jazz musician that i’ve never heard of.  actually, this recording isn’t great, but i like this so much, here it is anyway — it was a phenomenal show.  as various people commented on propylaen’s 2018 seed on [Read more…]

Jun 262021
michel benita quartet feat. erik truffaz - 25 june 2006, anfiteatro fausto, terni, umbria, italy

i’m with metro_cubo, who taped this:  “when i taped this show, i wanted to listen to it once more right away”.  a few parts of this recording reminded me of cds from ninja tunes that i’d get from my late friend george gelestino back in the early 1990s.  george & his wife sali were two [Read more…]

Jun 182021
stanley turrentine quintet - 7 feb 1998, the van dyck, schenectedy, ny, usa

thanks to the kind efforts of csatennis, i associate jazz in upstate new york with italian-american hard boppers.  today, we have a knockout of a show by the great stanley turrentine, up schenectedy way back in 1998, so maybe there is something about hard bop and that part of the empire state… anyway, as i [Read more…]

Jun 182021

sadly for us, josé miguel lopez, the host of discópolis & discópolis jazz, is about to retire, after an unbelievable 44 — that’s forty-count-em-four — years with radio nacional de españa and over 11,300 discópolis shows (including the discópolis jazz shows). i’m not sure what will take over that slot in the rne radio 3 schedule, [Read more…]

Jun 132021
jasper van’t hof - w/archie shepp, 1 nov 2014, berlin germany & solo 5 sept 1979 debrecen, hungary

here’s a couple of shows by jasper van’t hof, first a very short show at the berlin jazzfest with archie shepp that i downloaded back in 2014, which i really loved (are we back to the “duo” theme?), and then, being in a jasper mood, an older solo show which was on dime last month.  [Read more…]

Jun 102021
geoff goodman quartet - 24 feb 2005, swr nowjazz meeting, karlsruhe, germany

this performance appears to have been sort of half way through the middle of recording tall tales and dreams, which included all the same musicians (and a few more), and perhaps some of the same songs. “nowjazz meeting” is in the info file… at first i thought that was a typo (“newjazz”?), but now i’m [Read more…]

Jun 092021
eddie daniels and roger kellaway - 13-mar-2013, dizzy's, new york city, ny, usa

this is a pretty good audio recording of a great show.  duos are always nice, especially when it’s two musicians who have played together, and gotten on well, for a long time.  actually, i was listening to another such duo, paul barrere & fred tackett , just last weekend in the car, cruising through west [Read more…]