Dec 102016

here’s a show by joe farrell (from the original return to forever among other things).  it was the last performance at the lighthouse, a long standing jazz club in california.  great show, and a super recording.

according to bob rosenbaum’s website, this “was all captured on tape for a radio broadcast which never materialized.”  i do not know if this was from that recording, but it seems a reasonable assumption.

joe farrell quartet
the final lighthouse
hermosa beach, ca.
march 29, 1981

joe farrell – tenor sax, flute
george cables – piano
bob magnusson – bass
peter erskine – drums

disc 1
1. speak low (16:23)
2. morning song (13:37)
3. bora-bora (13:15)

tt: 43:15

disc 2
4. byrdlike (16:13)
5. my funny valentine (12:21)
6. st. thomas (14:14)
7. theme (old cowhand) (1:37)

tt: (44:24)

source: sbrd->cassette (2nd gen)->nad 6325->audiosource eq100->sony md2-je510->tascam cd-rw700 (flac)
505 mb

original seeders comments:
i received this tape back in 1982 from the same guy who did the art pepper interviews i seeded awhile back. he was friends with the soundman, and received a 1st gen tape, so mine is 2nd generation. i don’t believe this has ever circulated. the lighthouse was a landmark jazz club for many, many years. i hope you enjoy this…the closing night performance of this legendary club.

joe farrell is one of the forgotten artists of the 60s, 70s and early 80s….he was an original member of return to forever, but is most known for his albums on the cti label. a good listen here, with a wonderful rhythem section will be an eye-opener to many.

sample: d1t3 bara bara 192k.mp3

Nov 092016

bobby-watson-1995-12-06-nyc-front-coverwell, quite the week what with the elections & all.

here’s something to get your mind off that:  a smoking performance by the bobby watson trio.  i’ve included the comments from the dime seeder (‘iceman’) for a change.

bobby watson trio
new york city, ny
6 december 1995

bobby watson – alto sax
george cables – piano
essiet essiet – bass

set one
1 invitation 14:43
2 someday my price will come 12:58
3 ceora 14:07
4 minority 10:418

set two
5 tenor madness 13:56
6 all the things you are 16:49
7 body and soul 15:40
8 oleo 11:21

tt 1:50:22

source: sonic dsm-6s > sony d3 > tascam da20-mkii > bias peak > toast > xact

song titles filled in from comments on dime tracker webpage.

original seeder’s comments:
very cool one-off show by one of the best alto players out there – bobby watson. was a huge fan of
bobby watson & horizon through their heyday during much of the 90’s. “the inventor” & “post motown bop”
were amongst my fave albums at the time. this gig features bobby playing exclusively standards in a trio
format with his regular bass player, essiet essiet and george cables on piano. bradley’s was the
quintessential nyc piano bar/musician’s hangout. a who’s who of jazz pianists took up residency there. as
was usually the case at bradley’s there was no drummer but bobby swings like crazy. obviously drums would
normally cover up some of the bar “noise”, on the other hand, mic placement was so close, who cares …

sample: d2t4 oleo.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