Sep 032022

well summer’s over, and we’ve probably all missed the brecon jazz yet again, haven’t we?  but here’s a nice set by ruby braff from around 23 years ago to make up for it.  meanwhile, around here, i’m off to my first show at arthur’s since covid started.  keen excitement all around, naturally.  apparently they’ve (had to) remodel a bit, so also looking forward to see what it looks like now.

ruby braff
brecon jazz festival 1999
brecon, wales, uk
aug 1999 (exact date unknown)

ruby braff, cornet
scott hamilton, tenor saxophone
john bunch, piano
dave green, bass
allan ganley, drums

1 lover come back to me (14:11)
2 some day sweetheart (10:07)
3 memories of you (5:08)
4 easy living (5:07)
5 dinah (12:19)
6 closing announcement (0:08)

recorded by the bbc at the brecon jazz festival in wales
fm broadcast

sample: t01 lover come back to me 256k.mp3

image:  cover to the 1999 brecon jazz festival program, from the friends of brecon jazz site.  used without permission.

Aug 082015

we had a nice and very productive vacation (if not perhaps as relaxing as it might have been), split between spain & ireland.  spain was the productive part, but also, as always, a lot of fun.  so, in honor of spain, here are three shows, all featuring women named carmen, that i listened to over the vacation.

let’s kick this off with carmen lundy, from a quarter-century ago.  it’s an excellent recording (from fm) and a really good performance from this “young american singer” – not so young anymore, but now with a string of albums & still performing.  why not buy a digital download?  (actually, i’ve taken to buying the cd’s and ripping them myself… something about having the cd is nice.)

carmen lundy
bass clef, london

carmen lundy (vcls)
peter ind (bs)
terry disley (pn)
allan ganley (drs)

1. instrumental
2. a time for love
3. all of you
4. do nothin’ till you hear from me
5. everything must change
6. easy to love
7. at the end of a love affair
8. i hear music
9. sophisticated lady
10. love wants to dance
11. there is no greater love
12. the lamp is low
13. dindi


source: recorded off air to tape and converted to flac in magix acl.

sample: t04 Do nothin’ till you hear from me.mp3