Apr 252020

i’ve been listening to this on-and-off all day, as i pop in and out doing various tasks.  not the best way to listen to a 2+ hour show, with most pieces clocking in over 15 minutes, but this is holding up well enough for a second, uninterrupted, airing.  this is a bit slow, sometimes even a bit melancholy, in parts (well, ok, i’m thinking of track 3 in particular) but don’t let that put you off.  and this is an excellent audience recording by (i assume) ‘yaqwedc’ who shared it (thanks!).

lew soloff quartet
count davis
linz, austria
8 march 2009

lew soloff: trumpet
jean-michel pilc: piano
francois moutin: bass
billy hart: drums

1. set
01. night and day
02. intro
03. the meaning of the blues
04. sharp turns
05. livin’ in you

2. set
06. mean what you said
07. orga
08. round about midnight medley
09. encore

tt 2:14:20

source: edirol(r09) to wave – cut/fade with adobe audition – wave to flac8 with dbpoweramp

lew soloff ist einer von den seltenen musikern, die in ihrer vielseitigkeit und wandlungsfähigkeit so wie gut wie absolut einzigartig sind: als lead trompeter in jedem stil zuhause, vom big band jazz zum jazz rock, vom hardbop zum salsa und pop, aber auch als solist ein wunderbar innovativer musiker. so ist er einer der gefragtesten trompeter für studio und bühne. begonnen hat lew soloff als trompeter und gründungsmitglied der sensationellen jazz rock band „blood, sweat & tears“ und gewann mit dieser formation neun goldene schallplatten und einen grammy.  seine mitstreiter sind einmal die beiden franzosen jean-michel pilc und francois moutin, die aber seit einigen jahren in new york als gefragte begleitmusiker etabliert sind. der amerikanische drummer billy hart komplettiert das quartett.  er hat in den 40 jahren seiner karriere mit den absoluten spitzenmusikern der welt gespielt: herbie hancock, gerry mulligan, eddie harris, the new york jazz quartet, nur um einige zu nennen.  und zusammen sind sie alle ebenso vielseitig wie ihr bandleader.

lew soloff is one of those rare musicians who, in its versatility and adaptability as well as absolutely unique: as a lead trumpeter in any style home, from big band jazz to jazz-rock, from hardbop to salsa and pop, but also as a soloist, a wonderfully innovative musicians. he is one of the most sought after trumpeters for studio and stage. lew soloff began as a trumpeter and founding member of the sensational jazz rock band “blood, sweat & tears” with this and won nine gold records formation and a grammy.  his collaborators are again the two frenchmen, jean-michel pilc and francois moutin, but since a few years in new york as demand accompanying musicians are established. the american drummer billy hart completes the quartet. he has worked in 40 years of his career with the absolute top musicians in the world played: herbie hancock, gerry mulligan, eddie harris, the new york jazz quartet, just to name a few. and together, they are all just as versatile as her band leader.

sample: t04 sharp turns.mp3
download: LewSoloffQuartet_2009-03-08_CountDavis_LinzAustria.zip

Dec 022016

vf-jm-tf-1983-08-12-amsterdam-front-coveri was in the mood for listening to a bit of von freeman, and ended up on a bit of a tommy flanagan kick, listening to all three days of this tommy flanagan trio + guests run from 1983.  coming back to von freeman, here’s the full show from the 2nd day, when von freeman & james moody join the tf trio.

tommy flanagan trio with von freeman & james moody
international jazz festival amsterdam (de meervaart)
amsterdam, netherlands
friday, 12 august 1983

tommy flanagan trio: tommy flanagan (p), rufus reid (b), billy hart (d)
von freeman & james moody (ts)

set 1 – tommy flanagan trio

06 announcements
07 confirmation
08 the intimacy of the blues
09 monk medley – thelonica (incomplete)
10 relaxin’ at camarillo

set 2 – tommy flanagan trio with von freeman & james moody

01 announcements
02 take the a train * #
03 the preacher * #
04 announcements
05 my little brown book *
06 i remember you *
07 announcements
08 like someone in love
09 announcements
10 yesterdays #
11 freedom jazz dance #
12 announcements
13 i’ll remember april * #
14 announcements

* with von freeman
# with james moody
fm > tape > recording, tracking and editing wav file in audacity > cd-r > wav > tlh (flac 8, align on sector boundaries)

audio quality:
a- (fm)

the tommy flanagan trio at the international jazz festival amsterdam (de meervaart), thursday
through saturday, august 11-13, 1983. the trio acted as the festival’s “trio in residence”.
the trio had several guests passing through on these three days: guitarists herb ellis & emily
remler (august 11); tenor saxophonists von freeman & james moody (august 12); and trombonists
buster cooper & al grey (august 13).

before the sets with guests, the trio had their own sets. dutch radio broadcasts: all three
concerts were recorded and later aired in more than 10 separate broadcasts. radio announcements
by the late michiel de ruyter.

these were originally seeded in 4 separate seeds on dime: all the trio tracks of the three
successive nights in one separate upload of the tommy flanagan trio; and a separate seed for
the performances with the guests on each night. (the trio seed included “like someone in love”,
set 2 track 8 above, as it featured only the trio.)

this has been repackaged to present the entire performance from 12 aug 1983, with set 1 by
the trio, and set 2 by the trio with von freeman and james moody.

these notes have largely been copied from the original seeder’s notes.

sample: t03 thepreacher.mp3
download: VonFreeman_James Moody_TommyFlanagan_1983-08-12_Amsterdam.zip