Sep 242021

there’s a complete version of this floating around out there, which i hope to get my hands on one of these fine days, but (so they say) with “a good number of glitches/skips” and missing a track that appears here.  no glitches in this excerpt, but it definitely left me feeling that i’d had an appetizer with no main course.  still, a super appetizer!  tapas, anyone?

cleo laine with the john dankworth generation band
the stables, wavendon, uk
october 1997

vocals: cleo laine
trumpets: noel langley, guy barker, gerard presencer
trombone: mark nightingale
french horn: dave lawrence
tuba: dave powell
saxes: john dankworth, andy panayi, tim garland, jimmy hastings
guitar & violin: stuart hall
piano: robin aspland
bass: alec dankworth
drums: ralph salmins

1. all too soon + why won’t you tell me 9:10
2. i’m beginning to see the light + ? instrumental 9:01
3. all night long + lies of handsome men 9:51
4. why won’t you tell me 4:33

tt 32:35

bbc recording

fm > reel to reel @7.5ips > wave > flac

sample: t03 All Night Long 256k.mp3
download: CleoLaine_JohnDankworthGenerationBand

photo:  laine & dankworth (in 1969, i think), in a photo by bill francis, from pinterest.

Sep 202019

this is another of the shows that i’d picked before my trip, but i had to re-upload it as getting ready to post it here, there were just too many changes to the info file (‘mikeos’ shared it on dime the day after the 11:30pm broadcast, ta!).  a lot of great jazz has come out of the uk, both musicians and performances.  sorry to see them leaving the eu.  anyway, a tight performance at maida vale back before any of that nonsense had started.  spillett’s website quotes the guardian, front & center: “straight-ahead, high energy jazz is his line and he does it with aplomb”.  ’nuff said.

simon spillett quartet,
bbc maida vale studios
london, uk
11 may 2011 (broadcast 22 may 2011)

simon spillett, tenor
john critchinson, piano
alec dankworth, bass
clark tracey, drums

1. no i woodyn’t (tubby hayes)
2. announcement
3. bass house (jimmy deuchar)
4. interview by claire martin
5. all this, and heaven too (van heusen)
6. by myself
7. i never know when to say when (leroy anderson)
8. interview
9. nobody else but me (jerome kern)

dab @192kbps > wave > flac
bbc broadcast “jazz lineup” programme

updated info file sept-2019: corrected bbc programme, per comments on tracker. corrected title of track 1,
added recording location & actual recording date of 11-may-2011, per link in aforementioned comments
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sample: t06 by myself.mp3