Aug 112018
 

music really does pass down through families, as this show by rené mclean, son of jackie mclean.  musical families, theatre families, etc etc.  mclean really seems to stretch his legs a bit on this, just taking a run at what he wanted to play.  it’s really nice, and must have been mesmerizing in person.  that can be a bit dangerous sometimes – your mind starts to drift, your eyes close…  – but there’s no falling asleep with this.

this was shared around a year ago on dime, and i’ve redone the info file based on comments on the dime tracker.


rene mclean
1984
whip-o-will
new york, ny

rene mclean: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
nat reeves: bass
carl allen: drums, percussion
hotep idris galeta (??): piano

1. zimbabwe (rene mclean) – intro to next selection 9:31
2. dance little mandissa (rene mclean), 8:06
yesterday’s blues tomorrow (rene mclean),
intro to next selection
3. song for my queen (hotep idris galeta) 22:51
4. a time for change (rene mclean) 9:29
5. j mac’s dynasty (rene mclean) 8:26
6. third world express (rene mclean), 36:51
knot the blues (hotep idris galeta),
morning prayer (rene mclean),
unknown
7. watch out (rene mclean) 9:41
8. african sondela (rene mclean) 8:51

tt 1:53:47

lineage: fm > rooftop rotary antenna > yamaha tuner t-70 > nak bx300 dolby c > sony ucx-s90.
transfer: dragon dolby c>ayre qa-9>16-44 wav>audacity>tlh>flac16. taperchuck3/cocmicchucky feb 2017.

npr broadcast oct 1986. alan grant announcer, edited out on tape.
tape flip during tracks 4,6.

2018-08:
new info file created with additional details from tracker comments by justplainhip, when seeded
on dime in july 2017 by cosmicchucky


sample:t07 watch out.mp3
download: ReneMcLean_1984-xx-xx_Whip-o-will_NYC.zip


May 312013
 

i’ve enjoyed everything that i’ve heard by christian mcbride & inside straight.  i’ve included the comments from the seeder on dime (scooter123), below… i guess this makes me stodgy and fond of straight ahead jazz.  the latter, yes but not exclusively, and i’d like to think not the former (yet?).  anyway, this is a very good recording (fm) of a very nice show.

i’m worried about moving the many shows that i’ve downloaded from dime to seoul, korea, this summer.  thinking of squeezing everything i really want onto one 2-tb usb drive, with another as backup.  send one by air, one by sea? one by air, one in my luggage?  decisions decisions, if only the rest of the move is as difficult.

www.christianmcbride.com


christian mcbride & the inside straight
live at the village vanguard
new york city, ny, usa
11 nov 2009, 1st set

christian mcbride, stand up bass
steve wilson, alto and soprano saxophone
peter martin, piano
warren wolf, vibes
carl allen, drums

1. brother mister (mcbride)
2. theme for kareem (hubbard)
3. banter
4. starbeam (mcbride)
5. sophisticated lady (ellington)
6. banter
7. theme to ‘alice’ (a. bergman/m. bergman)
8. banter
9. used ‘ta could (mcbride)

tt 1:13

wbgo fm > edirol ohr > goldwave > media monkey (flac transfer l8)

christian mcbride is a certified virtuoso on the stand up bass, having played with freddie hubbard, joe henderson, mccoy tyner, herbie hancock, pat metheny, diana krall, roy haynes, chick corea, john mclaughlin, wynton marsalis, hank jones, joshua redman, carly simon, sting, bruce hornsby, and james brown.  although generally considered a fusion bass player, in 2009, he was invited to play at new york’s famed vanguard club, a fairly stodgy club, and was politely told not to bring his “rock and roll band” with him.

this was the genesis of this group of back up musicians. the phrase “inside straight” refers to an “inside” groove and “straight” ahead jazz.  so if you are ready, for top knotch, straight ahead jazz, press the green enter  button and enjoy. if you like this one, i’ll up an audience of the inside straight  last week at a small west coast jazz club.


sample:  t04 starbeam.mp3

download: ChristianMcBride_2009-11-11_VillageVanguard_NYC.zip