Oct 232019
 

this must be one of the spring quartet’s very first concerts, since (thanks, internet!) they started in january 2014.  what can you say about a supergroup?

it’s another off-the-air recording from wwoz-fm in new orleans.  there are a lot in circulation, and they’re always good.  great station.

enjoy.


spring quartet
civic theatre
new orleans, la.
6 feb 2014

jack dejohnette, drums
joe lovano, sax
esperanza spalding, bass, alto sax, vocals
leo genovese, piano

01 radio intro 0:26
02 spring day 7:06
03 herbie’s hand’s cocked 9:38
04 jack dejohnette talks 0:55
05 your stoppage’s shrugged (?) 7:58
06 les petite opportunes 12:43
07 band intro 0:38
08 priestess of the mist 12:08
09 shaking the shark 4:17
10 ethiopian blues 11:35
11 mystic 10:45
12 folk art 9:19
13 stage outro 1:07

tt 88:41

source: wwoz-fm > radioshark fm-receiver hardware > usb > sony vaio vpcs131fm (running ubuntu linux) > shark v1.0 (linux command line) > sox v.v14.4.0 > flac (level 8 compression) > scp copy 1 large flac file > macbook pro (2.5 ghz intel core 2 duo) > sox v14.4.1 > decompressed from flac to aiff > bias peak pro 6.2.0.21692 (trimmed; normalized by 6.1 db; split into songs) > x audio compression toolkit 2.23 (sector boundaries repaired; level 8 compression) > flac

note: there was a 0.15-second dropout at 34 seconds into track 6. it was closed up.


samples: t02 spring day.mp3 and t10 ethiopian blues.mp3
download: SpringQuartet_2014-02-06_NewOrleansLA.zip


Jan 012018
 

happy new year!  i’m on the road visiting family, and using my trusty mobile wifi unit.  just relaxing before meeting friends later, and can’t take the heat in the living room (literally… it feels like 35 degrees [like 95 or so, if you’re in the u.s.] in there, i keep passing out from the heat).  anyway, loaded up a thumb drive with a mix of concerts in mp2 format (which play in the car) & ripped cds, for the drives.  this was one of my favorites from the former, so far.  and the slim mp2 format won’t overtax the trusty but slow-uploading “mifi”.   this was another dime u/l by ‘hamhen’, back in 2013.  see below for a list of the other mp2 shows.


woody herman & his thundering herd
berliner jazztage 1978
philharmonie
berlin, germany
2 november 1978

woody herman (cl)
bill byrne (tp, fl-h)
glenn drewes (tp, fl-h)
david kennedy (tp, fl-h)
jim powell (tp, fl-h)
nelson hinds (tb)
birch johnson (tb)
larry shunk (tb)
joe lovano (ts, fl)
frank tiberi (ts, fl)
bill ross (ts, fl)
gary smulyan (bs)
dave lalama (p)
jay anderson (b)
john riley (dr)

1 announcements by werner wunderlich
2 blue flame
3 four brothers
4 greasy sack blues
5 la fiesta
6 pavane
7 sugar love mountain
8 cousins
9 the good earth

broadcast:
rbb kuturradio, november 15, 2013

lineage:
dvb-c (320 kbps/ 48 khz) > technotrend tt-1501 dvb-c pci card > harddisk.
edits were made with the mp3directcut software.


sample: t03 four brothers.mp3
download: WoodyHerman_1978-11-02_Philharmonie_BerlinDEU.zip

no covers

partial list of this holiday season’s roadtrip soundtrack.  the ripped cd’s included a disproportionate amount of female vocalists, including albums by keelie smith (r.i.p.), blossom dearie, clare teal, helen merrill, judy barnett and of course kurt weill’s ‘die dreigroschenoper’ (by the rias berlin sinfonietta).  the concerts (in mp2 format) were:

avishai cohen 2016-07-10 montreux (mp2, tracked)
azar_lawrence_diersbach_2011-06-11
dianne reeves 2016-04-10 festival jazz de cully, france (mp2)
fred hersch 2016-06-04 jazzclub unterfahrt, munich germany (mp2)
gerry mulligan 1995-09-09 oper leipzig, leipzig germany
gianluigi trovesi octet – munich 2006 (mp2)
joanne brackeen 1977-11-05 philharmonie, berlin (mp2)
julian & roman wasserfuhr 2017-11-06 leverkusener germany (mp2)
miles davis 1964-10-01 salle pleyel, paris (early & late) mp3
nat adderley quintet – ljubljana 1994-11-09 demuxed mp2 audio
stan getz quartet feat astrud gilberto – berlin 1966-11-04
stan kenton orchestra 1976-09-16 koeln & 1976-09-15 warsaw
woody herman 1978-11-02 philharmonie, berlin deu