Jul 152020

here’s nice line-up, led by george russell, from 1964.  i don’t remember hearing a jazz version of you are my sunshine before (and not for a long time in any other style you’d care to mention).  the last four tracks have been released on a bootleg, btw, along with 4 tracks from another show.  i wonder why they do that — for me, it much more interesting as a full concert (though one often takes what one can get, sometimes!).

george russell sextet
bremen, germany
28 sept 1964

george russell (p)
joe farrell (ts)
thad jones (tp)
garnett brown (tb)
barre phillips (b)
al heath (dr)

01 intro
02 the outer view
03 the lydiot
04 volupte
05 stratusfunk
06 applause
07 ’round midnight
08 you are my sunshine
09 d.c. divertimento
10 sipping at bells

min 85:45

cdr (prefm) – xact

sample: t05 stratusfunk.mp3
download:  GeorgeRussell_1964-09-28_BremenGermany.zip

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
download: JoeFarrell_1981-03-29_LastLighthouse.zip