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

Apr 202019

here’s a little set that i was listening to this morning while wasting time.  some excellent jazz, and a decent recording.

one for all
smoke jazz club
new york, ny usa
dec. 10, 2005

eric alexander, tenor sax
jim rotundi, trumpet and flugelhorn
james burton, trombone
david hazeltine, piano
david williams, bass
joe farnsworth, drums

01 nemesis 18:18
02 so when 08:33
03 chestnuts roasting on and open fire (also known as the christmas song) 12:49
04 blueslike 17:33

tt 57:15

recorded and engineered by jazzbike2

sony mz-nf810ck md recorder using sony ecm-ds70p mike<pc<cd<sony sound forge pro 10.0 to boost bass around 80 hz by 6 db and split tracks<flac

sound quality: b+ bass drums distorts ocassionally, some motor hum, instruments sound slightly distant

sample: t02 so when.mp3

Mar 092016

CD Front Insertvincent herring seems to play at an beal bocht a lot:  i’ve copies of 4 shows of his, and 3 of them are there between 2012 and 2016.  and they’re all great.  i’ve never been there, but as the name suggests it’s an irish pub.  this show was shared back in 2012 by ‘jazzbike2’ (it must be his local, as he shared the other shows too).

vincent herring quartet
linda’s jazz nights
an beal bocht café
bronx, ny
6 june 2012

vincent herring, alto sax
nori ochiai, piano
david williams, bass
peppe merolla, drums

set 1
01 secret love 14:20
02 stompin at the savoy 10:55
03 just one of those things 10:31
04 i can’t get started 10:37
05 days of wine & roses 09:43

set 2
06 this i dig of you 07:28
07 vh announcement 01:01
08 blue monk 08:51
09 caravan 13:52
10 in a sentimental mood 08:53
11 bye bye blackbird 13:37

h2zoom > audacity > traders little helper > flac

sound quality: a

sample: t06 this I dig of you.mp3

download: (FileFactory)

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

Apr 122013

here’s one of the last concerts by the great art pepper, recorded just a week after “art pepper: unreleased art, vol. 1”.  possibly from an fm broadcast — the quality is fantastic.  go out now, and buy some art pepper cd’s (i’m planning on getting “the route”, art pepper & chet baker, plus whatever else catches my eye).

art pepper quartet
unknown venue
tokyo, japan
28 november 1981

art pepper as,cl (2)
george cables p
david williams b
carl burnett dr

1) 16:00 bésame mucho
2) 05:45 when you´re smiling
3) 10:50 everything happens to me
4) 07:55 straight life

source/ lineage/ /quality: fm – copy from master –revox a 77 – denon cdr 1000 – audacity – flac – dime – a-

sample:  04 Everything Happens to Me.mp3