Jul 232022

well, we’re back in the saddle again after a little hiatus including that 10 days when the site was down.  it was just a little problem with a wp upgrade and some unhappy plug-ins, as i’d hoped.

anyway,  if you’re in the mood for some b3 jazz — and i am! — this might be the thing for you.  and the venue!  that is such a great way to see a show!  around here, the dublin jazz co-op has (as i may have mentioned once or twice) been putting on a series of shows on sunday nights at the workman’s club, in the vintage room, which is bigger than my living room, but by not much.  worth a visit if you’re in town of a sunday & there’s a series running.

i’ve tried to fill in the set list a bit, and in the process discovered that 3 of tony monaco’s students were at the show and 2 of them, monty hogan and phil something played the b3 on the first few songs in the second set.  one of them gave quite the unsolicited testamonial.  how do you teach the b3 organ, or any instrument, remotely?

btw, monaco talks a lot throughout but it was quite interesting (and his students are no slouches in that regard either).  if i had the time, i’d re-track this and really boost the levels for the chats (both to hear them in general but also, e.g. for the car, to be able to delete it).  maybe i’ll do that someday – one more little project to add the the pile!

tony monaco house concert
lafayette, co
22 dec 2017

tony monaco, hammond b3 w/leslie speaker
with guests monty hogan & phil (something) on b3 on set 2 tracks 1,2,3
alex heffron, guitar
bk kahn, drum

set 1 (59:49)

01 ut (8:44)
02 what are you doing new years eve? (14:18)
03 ut (10:34)
04 ut (12:06)
05 the christmas song (chestnuts roasting on an open fire) (7:07)

set 2 (56:05)

01 oh christmas tree (8:02) – monty hogan on b3
02 winter wonderland (7:19) – monty hogan on b3
03 ut (7:47) with phil (surname?) on b3
04 ut (6:23)
05 tm talking (5:51)
06 indonesian nights (7:45)
07 song intro (jimmy smith: “you play too many notes!”) (6:13)
08 i’ll remember jimmy (tony monaco) (6:45)

set 3 (17:47)

09 song intro (1:31)
10 the way you look tonight (6:43)
11 amazing grace (2:44)
12 i been so many places in my life and time (6:49)

tt 2:06:52

source : dpa 4027 -> lb -> sont m10
location: 4th row rfc.
transfer: sony m10 (24/96) wav ->
usb cable -> pc
editing: wavelab plugins -> flac(16)
md5’s and sbe checked and verified.

recorded by patrick h.

notes: house concert in lafayett, co with a christmas spirit. around 50-60
attended. roy and i say in the same 4th row close to dead center. vaulted
ceilings and open floor plan. pa was used with mic on guitar amp and and 2
mics on drums, b3 ran through it also.

sound at the venue was very good.
recording sound is very good.
crowd noise is minimal.

performance: a+
sound quality: a-

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> july 2022: info file updated (original file retained), july 2022, including
an attempt to identify the songs. created an md5 checksum file.

sample: Tony Monaco 2017-12-22 Lafayette, CO S208 I’ll Remember Jimmy 256k
download: TonyMonaco_2017-12-22_houseparty_LafayetteCO.zip

photo: screenshot of a youtube video of this show, performing “a song for you”.  this & a few other screenshots are included in the .zip file.