Nov 072014

Dizzy Gillespie 1965-11-24 Olympia, Paris - screenshot 1 another demux from a video mastered for dvd.  the dvd’s (in .vob format) are demuxing fine, but i’m having trouble with the .flv’s.  i know i’ve done that before, so am baffled that now it’s not working for me.

i downloaded this when ‘vdgg86’ seeded it in february last year.  vdgg86 has only seeded a few things, but both that i’ve downloaded have been fascinating little gems from another era.

dizzy gillespie
paris, france
24 november 1965

dizzy gillespie (tp, voc)
james moody (ts, as, fl)
kenny barron (p)
christopher white (b)
rudy collins (d)

1 one note samba
2 con alma
3 tin tin deo
4 poor joe

running time – 33:31 (19:21 + 14:10)

Dizzy Gillespie 1965-11-24 Olympia, Paris - screenshot 3original video lineage
tv > unknown source > mpeg2 > authoring

additional audio demux lineage
as above (.vob) > mediacoder > audio (.ac3)
mediacoder settings: audio only; format copy audio; encoder ffmpeg (at 224 kbps).
there were three vob files, _0, _1 and _2. _0, which had 0.4 seconds, did not decode properly and has not been included.

video specs per original seed
audio: dolby ac3 48000hz 2ch 224kbps
video: mpeg2 video 720×576 (4:3) 25.00fps 7000kbps

original seeder’s comments
both partis was originally broadcasted by french tv at the time.
sourced from french tv master tape. this show is one of the hundreds french tv jazz shows i have.

additional comments:
i’ve updated this info file based on comments on the dime tracker. this was originally seeded as “dizzy gillespie a l’olympia 1967 (with jimmu smith)”. according to the intro (by norman granz in perfect french, according to comments on the dime tracker), the first part is the dizzy gillespie group, followed by the jimmy smith trio. only the dizzy part of the show is included here.

sample:  dizzy gillespie 1965-11-24 olympia sample.mp3

Dec 202013

here’s a very small, old and good little piece that’s been sitting on my hard drive since jan 2012.  charlie parker and dizzy gillespie from december 1945!  and the sound is really good too!  wow!  maybe it’s time for more old bebop…

i remember back at the university of virginia, wtju had a weekly show (for a while, as with all college stations) “doctor bebop”.  played great tunes and had a fantastic (scripted) patter between tracks. “… i’m going to lay my racket edgewise to tell a green man something, even for the unbooted these issues cover all tracks…”  i had a couple of his shows taped, listened to them for years.  remember cassettes?

“dr. bebop back after that”

dizzy gillespie and his rebop six
nbc studio, hollywood, ca.
29 december 1945

dizzy gillespie – trumpet
charlie parker – alto sax
al haig – piano
milt jackson – vibes
ray brown – bass
stan levey – drums
ernie “bubbles” whitman – mc

00 intro 00:25
01 shaw ’nuff 04:30
02 intro 00:21
03 groovin’ high 05:40
04 intro 00:17
05 dizzy atmosphere 04:23

tt 15:41

original source: american forces radio services > ? > “complete birth of the bebop” (stash stcd 535) > eac > flac (secure mode) + checksum by amellowsoul
depopping/retracking: … > dime > cool edit pro (click/pops elimination) > audacity (noises cutting and volume adjusting) > tlh ( sbe – flac 8) > dime

original comments:
dig it, daddy-o! this is a holy grail! it’s hard to believe that something as critical, classic and timeless remains
one very rare recording. it’s beyond me why this was never scooped up by a major offical record company,
such as blue note or verve.
a complete and utter shame! anytime dizzy and bird played together, there was magic.
this also is blessed with being the time when bebop was young, and very fresh, at the time of this recording.
then the serious kicker that it has excellent sound quality.
much better than even studio recordings of the time!
this material was only issued on a few lps over the years, of which none of which were offical release.
it’s only cd issue of thus, that i am aware of, was on stash’s “complete birth of the bebop.” it’s that which this is taken from.

as always, enjoy!
-tom shyman (

u014945’s “sound improved” comments:
as stated in the original notes below the sound was already very good
just a bit ‘dusty’ so i used a cep utility to remove pos and clicks and
after that i had only to remove several clicks per track

i have also divided mc intros from tracks so that those, (like myself) who don’t like
listening to people shouting before tracks ,
can leave such things out.

my additional comment:
2013-12-20: in the process, u014945 updated the md5 checksum, but not the ffp. i’ve replaced it with a new ffp file.

Sample:  t05 dizzy atmosphere.mp3