Jul 092020

here’s a pair of shows from drummer ed blackwell with ahmed abdullah on trumpet.  i’ve been meaning to share the 1979 nyc show for some time, ages actually.   but like so much, i never got around to it.  then, on a sort of “ed blackwell day” on tuesday, i thought the 1994 montreal show needed to be included as well, to make a little “two-fer”, though i’d reseeded it on dime around a year ago.  if you like ahmed abdullah (as i obviously do), i shared a pair of back-to-back shows in old cabell hall at uva & the next day at d.c.space. back in 2017.

in unrelated news, if you’re partial to drummer paul motian, check out uncle paul’s jazz closet, the blog of his niece’s radio show dedicated to her uncle paul motian.  nice, historical and kinda sweet.

ed blackwell quartet
tin palace
nyc, ny
3 december 1979

ed blackwell – drums
ahmed abdullah – trumpet
charles brackeen – tenor saxophone
mark helias – bass

1 intro
2 ut
3 ut
4 ut

tt 33:00

broadcast on wkcr

ed blackwell
theatre du nouveau monde
montreal jazz fest.,
montreal, quebec, canada
4 july 1991

ed blackwell – drums
carlos ward – flute & alto sax
mark helias – acoustic bass
ahmed abdullah – trumpet

1. announcer and introduction from stage (03:12)
2. unknown (10:45)
3. pettiford bridge (carlos ward) (12:34)
4. beau regard (mark helias) (11:17)
5. unknown (10:07)
6. pentahouve (mark helias) (08:26)
7. mallet song (carlos ward) –> grandma’s shoes (carlos ward) (15:52)
8. lito, part i-iii (carlos ward) (incomplete) –> announcer outro (04:09)

(thanks trane time)
8 cuts

tt 1:16:25

source: trade cd> fm recording > db power> traders little helper> flac (level 8)

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cbc-cbof fm “jazz sur le vif”

sample: ed blackwell 1979-12-03 (4tet) tin palace, nyc t03 ut.mp3  and  ed blackwell 1991-07-04 montreal t02 ut.mp3
downloads: EdBlackwell_1979-12-03_TinPalace_NYC.zip  &  EdBlackwell_1991-07-04_MontrealQCCanada.zip