Nov 212019

this was actually just uploaded on dime on sunday (thanks, ‘cosmicchucky’), and i just listened to it and absolutely looooved it & just had to share it here (and around time!  been a busy november for me).  then i read the notes:  john hicks and junior cook?  not to mention the vocals.  and tex allen himself (with whom i was unfamiliar  wow!).  now we’re cooking with gas, yeah

tex allen quintet
bushnell park
hartford, ct
15 aug 1988

tex allen – trumpet
junior cook – tenor sax
john hicks – piano
mike acedda (sp?) – bass
eddie gladden – drums
pia robertson – vocals (t04,t05, t09,t10)

set 1
03 such and such
04 our love is here to stay voc.
05 lover man voc.

set 2
06 song introduction
07 there is something about you that i don’t know
09 the man i love voc.
10 the girl from ipanema voc.

tt 1:32:44

source: 2 nak 300 w/cp1>tc d5m nr-out> (2) nak sx-c90 . chuck & bob.
transfer: dragon nr-out>ayre qa9>24-96>audacity>16-44.1>tlh>flac16. taperchuck3 feb/aug 2019.

outdoor in the park, some wind noise.

sample: t07 there is something about you that i don’t know.mp3

Apr 292015

how can i resist david ‘fathead’ newman and john hicks?  rillenheini seeded a bunch of shows from graz, including this one, recently, and i downloaded most of them, including this performance from 2002.

groove merchant
graz (austria)
18 july 2002

david ‘fathead’ newman (ts,fl,ann)
john hicks (p)
greg skaff (g)
stefan held (elb,ann)
victor lewis (dr)

01. it’s me you’re talking to (w/o newman) – 11:47
02. sunrise – 12:58
03. hard times – 10:50
04. davey blue – 13:58
05. delilah (not complete) – 4:42

lineage: radio steiermark broadcast > dat > cd > hdd > tlh (flac 8)

sound quality: a

sample:  t06 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.mp3