hans rettenbacher died in dec 1989, aged 50, and joe nay died in a car crash in dec 1990, aged 56. both very young. r.i.p.
with radio studio recordings, i sometimes wonder to what extent a performance’s length was set by the show’s time slot. not that all venues & performers don’t plan or expect how long performances will be; of course they do, but that’s a bit different. if it’s a live broadcast, i assume the show and the performance have generally been fit to each other, like a recent live broadcast on rté raidió na gaeltachta (though it ran a few minutes over). for broadcasts of shows in other venues, i pretty well assume the show has been trimmed, if not re-arranged to boot for reasons best know to the producers. but studio performances like this… i like to think the band kept on playing, if they were in the mood.
joe nay sextet
orf landesstudio oberösterreich
march 2, 1989
joe nay (dr)
allan botschinsky (tp)
curtis fuller (tb)
stan sultzman (ss,ts,fl)
john taylor (p)
hans rettenbacher (b)
01. back home to san francisco – 6:55
02. windfall – 9:06
03. just to one – 12:53
04. strugglin’ days – 9:05
05. boo’s delight – 11:58
lineage: ö 1 radio broadcast (fm via analogue cable) > mc > cd > hd (flac 8)
sound: b + (tape hiss)
sample: t03 just to one 256k.mp3
photo: a (apparently) stock photo of joe nay, from the internet. also the only photo of him that i could find.