Dec 182020

well, i’m theoretically off now until after new year’s, so here’s a perennial favorite, cedar walton.  he’s in quintet including sax & trombone, a very nice combination indeed to set us up for the holiday season.  i continue to amass christmas jazz shows (of which this is not one, never fear) but sadly the family have put the kibosh on those, preferring more traditional renditions.  anyway, the info file showed 55 minutes, but i’m seeing over 90 minutes in foobar2000.  might pull out a book and glass of wine now, and enjoy the rest of the show.

cedar walton quintet

recorded for ubi jazz festival, teatro comunale di mirano (venezia – italy)
on tuesday 11 march 2008

cedar walton, pianoforte.
piero odorici, tenor saxophone.
roberto rossi, trombone.
david williams, bass.
joe farnsworth, drums.

tracklist – running time : 54’49”  1:31:40
01 – cedar’s blues
02 – hindsight
03 – the man i love
04 – little sunflower
05 – in a sentimental mood
06 – my ideal
07 – dear ruth
08 – on the trail
09 – firm roots
10 – midnight waltz
11 – radio outro 0.45

fm radio broadcast by “il cartellone – radio 3 suite jazz”, radio 3 rai [third channel of italian national radio], on tuesday 11 november 2008, 20:37 hours.

lineage (fm > hd > web):
itt hifi4060 tuner > audacity 1.3.5 beta via c-media cmi8738/c3dx soundcard > 44100hz/16bit flac’s (level 8) >

sample: 04 little sunflower.mp3

Nov 222018

yesterday, i played dexter gordon all day long, and this show (or rather, shows: with a companion performance by stan getz) really struck my fancy.  it’s not as originally shared by ‘itzero’ on dime in oct 2010, as i’ve added the song titles to the filenames (“05.flac” is so prosaic!), and having done that, went ahead & split the two performances into two separate folders.  so, here’s a little thanksgiving treat for y’all.  enjoy!

meanwhile, it’s been a busy old time around here:  pharoah sanders last week, madeleine peyroux on tuesday and camille o’sullivan this saturday.  it never rains but it pours, i guess.  pharoah sanders himself was excellent, but the rest of the group without him didn’t thrill me (and the sound seemed off, particularly for the band); still, even with his rests, it was a pretty astounding concert for a man in his mid 70s.  madeleine peyroux’s show, on the other hand, had no sound issues and she seemed to be having a lot of fun – i know the audience did.  and next, it’s high hopes for saturday at the olympia & camille o’sullivan, who i saw in her amazing version of shakespeare’s ‘rape of lucrece’ (do not miss it, if you ever, ever get a chance).  then next week, it’s back to the local jazz scene — which is great!  i only wish i had time to go to more shows.

dexter gordon round midnight band
umbria jazz 1987
r.curi stadium
perugia, italy
saturday, 18 july 1987

d.gordon, tenor sax
b.hutcherson, vibes
c.walton, piano
p.michelot, bass
b.higgins, drums

1 bolivia trio 8’59”
2 little b’s poem 4et 11’27”
3 b.hutcherson presenting d.gordon 1’44”
4 round’midnight 13’22”
5 society red 17’37”
6 dexter speack 0’52”
7 fried bananas 16’59”
8 body & soul 14’48”
9 rhythm a ning 15’25”

source: soundboard aa

originally seeded with the dexter gordan “after midnight” band on the same day & location.
split into two separate folders; files renamed with song titles; filenames in the ffp &
md5 files updated; new info file (this file) created.

stan getz quartet
umbria jazz 1987
r.curi stadium
perugia, italy
saturday, 18 july 1987

stan getz, tenor sax
kenny barron, piano
rufus reid, bass
victor lewis, drums

10 el cahon 8’56”
11 soul eyes 7’57”
12 voyage 10’35”
13 yesterdays 10’10”
14 stella by starlight 10’26”

source: soundboard aa

originally seeded with the dexter gordan “after midnight” band on the same day & location.
split into two separate folders; files renamed with song titles; filenames in the ffp &
md5 files updated; new info file (this file) created.

sample: dexter gordon t08 body & soul.mp3
sample: stan getz t12 voyage.mp3



Aug 032017

well, i was on a bit of a heath bros kick today.  which, by the way, is quite the way to get a day’s work in.  like those old lucky ads said:  picks you up when you’re down, calms you down when you’re tense.  etc etc.

started with jimmy heath and the heath brothers at mr c’s, 1978; followed by jimmy Heath at the ramada inn, august 17, 1975 (vol 1.. where’s vol 2 please?); finishing up with this fantastic show from japan in 1975, with both nat adderley (applause) and cedar walton (more applause), not to mention tootie heath!  actually, that last show was on twice, as i’d earlier trimmed 2-second gaps but had kept — and inadvertently played — the original files as well.  halfway through the second go-around… well, here ya go.  enjoy.  btw, times below may be off by 2 seconds or so. 🙂

jimmy heath and nat adderley
nhk 505
tokyo, japan
23 july 1995

nat adderley – cornet
jimmy heath – tenor/sop sax
albert tootie heath – drums
cedar walton – piano
ray drummond – bass

disc 1.
01 announcer speaker / winter sleeves / announcer speaker 15:50
02. sposin’ / announcer jh 5:27
03. round midnight / announcer jh 9:06
04. cedar’s blues / announcer jh 12:11
05. my heart stood still (ceder walton with trio, minus jimmy and nat) 8:17
06. worksong 8:55
total 59:48

disc 2
07. on the trail 12:32
08. announcer jh / no greater love/ announcer jh 5:45
09. announcer na / on green dolphin street / announcer jh 10:37
10. alone together/ announcer jh 7:18
11. gingerbread boy 10:44
total 46:56

total time 1:46:44

sound: a
source: radio > dime > tlh (decode) > wav > wavtrim 2.24 (trim space) > wav > tlh (re-encode) > flac level 5

additional comments:
downloaded from dime march 2008 (seeded by bluenote2005). there were 2-second gaps at the end of every track, which i have removed using wavtrim 2.24.   consequently, i have redone this info file and created new .md5 and .ffp files. — pete (dublin)


sample: d1 t06 worksong.mp3

covers by ‘angela’, downloaded in 2008 from comments on the dime tracker when i downloaded the original files.

Jan 272016

Jazz Masters Septet 1982-07-25 Umbria - coverran across this today, was listening to it as i worked away, and thought it might be time for a break.  ‘diego60’ shared this on dime in 2010, it’s his own audience recording.  the band is quite a line up, and are playing their hearts out, so it’s nice diego60’s recording came out as nicely as it did.  but be warned, tracks 3 & 4 should be a single track… the cutover is a little jarring (but gave me a conveniently small file to convert for a sample)

jazz masters septet
orvieto, umbria italy
25 july 1982

bill hardman tp.
bob berg t.s.
curtis fuller tb.
bobby hutcherson v.
cedar walton p.
buster williams b.
louis hayes dr.

01 cedar’s blues 18:30
02 lover man 20:37
03 firm roots 5:48
04 firm roots end 9:58
05 b.williams presenting the group 0:28

tt 55:23


audience recording (sony tcd 5, sony ecm 990 bidirectional)/chrome maxell xl2s/direct to cd with tascam professional cdrw402

this was the last concert of umbria jazz ’82 wonderful night very good group!!

sample:  t03 firm roots (start).mp3

Jul 122015

brought an ssd drive with around a hundred shows along with me on vacation, and i was listening to this show by the late cedar walton yesterday & today, on & off as we were in & out of our short stay flat here in dublin.  very nice, another “goody remaster”, and they are always very nice, from dr goody up on dime around two years ago.  make that fantastic, this is a fantastic show.  tip o’ the hat to the bold goody and in particular to the late cedar walton.

cedar walton trio
latitude st. germain
paris, france
21 march 1990

cedar walton – piano
david williams – bass
billy higgins – drums

disc 1
01 i’ve grown accustomed to her face
02 django
03 memories of you
04 theme for ernie
05 evidence – ruby, my dear
06 off minor
07 ’round midnight
08 blue monk – rhythm-a-ning
09 theme for red

disc 2
10 cedar’s blues
11 somewhere over the rainbow
12 cedar’s blues
13 lament
14 n. p. s.
15 fiesta española
16 on the trail
17 radio announcement
18 iron clad

tt : 141 minutes

goody remaster of a watten torrent:
watten’s source:
fm (jazz club, france musique)/yamaha kx500/audacity/xact >
goody’s additional lineage:
tlh (wav) > audition (hard limiting; click, pop & glitch repair;
tracking/splits/fades) > tlh (flac level 8; align sector boundaries; .ffp)

audio quality : a- (fm hiss)

goody’s comments:
i have no idea why there are 2 performances of “cedar’s blues”, but i’m not complaining! most likely, this broadcast was compiled from more than one date. watten’s original torrent had no splits for what are now tracks 10, 11 & 12. upon listening to a very long track 10 in the source, i discovered the other titles and tracked them for this edition. i also lowered the volume of all the tracks, as they were a bit hot and in the red, but not so that they appear distorted, fortunately. any big glitches i found are now repaired, and i came across many other little clicks, pops and static which i also did my best to repair or reduce. there may still be more of those here that i could have missed in trying to get this out to you, (hopefully, not,) to help celebrate cedar’s life and music. these performances are among his and the trio’s best. and what a trio it was! everyone gets multiple chances to really shine.

many thanks to watten for sharing his great recording!

rip cedar walton (and, of course, master higgins)
text updated for this edition – 8/20/13

sample: t11 somewhere over the rainbow.mp3