Sep 202019

this is another of the shows that i’d picked before my trip, but i had to re-upload it as getting ready to post it here, there were just too many changes to the info file (‘mikeos’ shared it on dime the day after the 11:30pm broadcast, ta!).  a lot of great jazz has come out of the uk, both musicians and performances.  sorry to see them leaving the eu.  anyway, a tight performance at maida vale back before any of that nonsense had started.  spillett’s website quotes the guardian, front & center: “straight-ahead, high energy jazz is his line and he does it with aplomb”.  ’nuff said.

simon spillett quartet,
bbc maida vale studios
london, uk
11 may 2011 (broadcast 22 may 2011)

simon spillett, tenor
john critchinson, piano
alec dankworth, bass
clark tracey, drums

1. no i woodyn’t (tubby hayes)
2. announcement
3. bass house (jimmy deuchar)
4. interview by claire martin
5. all this, and heaven too (van heusen)
6. by myself
7. i never know when to say when (leroy anderson)
8. interview
9. nobody else but me (jerome kern)

dab @192kbps > wave > flac
bbc broadcast “jazz lineup” programme

updated info file sept-2019: corrected bbc programme, per comments on tracker. corrected title of track 1,
added recording location & actual recording date of 11-may-2011, per link in aforementioned comments
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sample: t06 by myself.mp3

Jun 282014

here’s one i was listening to last night & this morning. recorded with a “tie-clip mic” (!) and shared on dime a few days after the show. a very nice recording.  as always, the details below are the (largely unedited) original comments…

stan tracey trio with mornington lockett and mark armstrong
bull’s head, barnes
london, uk
27 feb 2010

stan tracey (piano)
mark armstrong (tpt)
mornington lockett (ts)
andy cleyndert (bass)
clark tracey (drums)

first set (63:53)
1_1. stan introduces the band (1:23)
1_2. here or here blues (14:14)
1_3. monk’s dream (17:23)
1_4. body & soul (12:00)
1_5. bye bye blackbird (18:53)

second set (62:31)
2_1. title unknown (18:32)
2_2. title unknown (22:20)
2_3. chelsea bridge (13:24)
2_4. title unknown – improvisation on the chords of blue skies (8:15)

location: bull’s head, barnes, 27/2/2010
skytronic tie-clip mic>sharp mdmt80 md recorder in sp mode>adobe audition>flac

apologies for a little mic handling noise between the 1st and 2nd numbers. i was trying to get comfortable.

sample:  d1 t4 body and soul.mp3