Jul 302022

here’s one of two shows that took my fancy this past week.  first, an audio demux of a video from the 2016 montreux jazz festival. antonio faraò is one of my favorite pianists, and guitar-and-piano is such a nice combination.  so despite being “just” m4a 128/44, i thought i’d share this.  no sample as it’s not tracked.

biréli lagrène, antonio faraò, ira coleman, lenny white
montreux jazz festival
montreux jazz club
montreux, switzerland
15 july 2016

biréli lagrène – guitar
antonio faraò – piano
ira coleman – bass
lenny white – drums

1. [00:01:10] unknown
2. [00:11:10] unknown
3. [00:19:55] unknown
4. [00:31:50] one take (biréli lagrène)
5. [00:42:20] unknown
6. [00:50:05] black inside (antonio faraò)
7. [01:00:50] unknown
8. [01:13:20] unknown
9. [01:21:10] unknown
10.[01:30:50] wolfbane (lenny white)
11. giant steps (john coltrane)

duration: 1:59:42

source (no tracking):
montreux website webstream > jdownloader2 > mp4 file > ffmpeg (trim dead air) > mp4 file
ffmpeg used to trim 7:50 of dead air at the start. original duration 1:59:42, new duration 1:51:55
ffmpeg command like: ffmpeg -y -accurate_seek -ss 07:50 -i “input.mp4” -vcodec copy -acodec copy “output.mp4”
additional demux audio source:
video .mp4 as above > ffmpeg (demux) > audio .m4a
ffmpeg command like: ffmpeg -y -i “input.mp4” -vn -acodec copy “output.m4a”


sample: (no sample)
download: BireliLagrene_AntonioFarao_2016-07-15_MontreaxJazzFest_demux.zip

photo:  screenshot from the video.

Nov 192018

here’s another:  french violinist didier lockwood playing with one of my favorite pianists, antonio faraò (no, not french).  curiously, as i was putting this together here, separate shows by lockwood and faraò were shared on dime.  there’s another faraò show here on cipjazz, btw.

didier lockwood and antonio farao quartet
duc des lombards
paris, france
7 january 2013
early set

didier lockwood, violin
antonio faraò, piano
darryl hall, bass
jean-pierre arnaud, drums

setlist :

01- ut 10:44
02- presentation of the musicians by didier lockwood 1:34
03- theme for bond (af) 13:13
04- arabesco (af) 15:36
05- positive life (af) 15:25
06- ut 13:35
07- impressions (jc) 11:27

81 minutes

source : tsf (fm) / uniti / rh-09r / audacity / xact

sample: t01.mp3
download: DidierLockwood_AntonioFarao_5tet_2013-01-07_Paris.zip

Mar 082017

for some reason, antonio faraò is one of my favorite pianists, and though this great performance with hadrien feraud wasn’t what got me hooked, it easily could have been.  at one point, i thought (pace salieri) that there were just too many notes for him to be playing them all (it’s not just the number of notes, mind you).  and feraud’s no slouch either (speaking of which, listen for the faint voice around 11 mins into track 5…  🙂 ).  anyway, ‘jswetch’ shared this on dime in mid-2013.


antonio faraò trio
paris, france
18 aug 2009

antonio faraò-piano
hadrien feraud-electric bass
loïc pointeaux-drums

set one-
track 1-club intro 2:22
track 2- nardis- 13:22
track 3- unknown 12:17
track 4- unknown 8:24
track 5- unknown 16:46
track 6- monk tune 11:32

set 2-
track 7- unknown 15:27
track 8- unknown 17:20
track 9- unknown 4:43
track 10- maiden voyage 13:53
track 11- unknown 15:10
track 12- encore in a sentimental mood 6:47

lineage- audience capture on roland edirol r-09 as wav> wav to flac on tlh> tlh torrent creation> dime

seeder’s comments
terrific intro for me to the great pianist, antonio farao. a fine recording from a warm parisian summer night. went to this show to see feraud, who i knew from associations with john mclaughlin. farao and feraud are both masters of their instruments and most of the solos here are from them. pointeaux struck me as a serviceable drummer. overall feel of this is quite good. very high-level improvs and sensitivity throughout.
a 2nd encore was played of giant steps, but my batteries died just as the song started.
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sample: t06 monk tune.mp3
download: AntonioFaraoTrio_2009-08-18_Sunside_Paris.zip

covers are original