Feb 242023

this was part of a 5-day run at birdland for the release of one is the other.  despite that, this show only had 3 pieces from the (then) new cd: lennie grooveteule’s redemption, and amethyst, i suppose in part because lee konitz was a guest musician for part of the show.  i quite like that — for me, it’s more interesting than just playing through the cd.

there’s a bit of chat at the beginning of some of the songs, but it’s still a very good recording — just enough chatter to remind you that this is an audience recording.  i’d say better than the taper’s assessment “very listenable, nonetheless”.

billy hart quartet
new york city, ny usa
set 1

billy hart-drums
mark turner-tenor sax
ethan iverson-piano
ben street-bass
lee konitz (guest)- alto sax on tracks 8, 9

1-birdland introduction
2-southampton bhq
3-amethyst bhq
4-lennie groove
5-billy hart intros
6-neon bhq
7-billy hart intro of guest lee konitz
8-subconscious lee bhq w/konitz
9-body and soul bhq w/knitz
10-teule’s redemption bhq

lineage- audience capture on roland edirol r-05 internal mics> wav to flac via tlh> torrent creation via tlh > dime

taper’s comments:  set promoting the release on 2014-03-04 of billy hart quartet’s new ecm disc, one is the other. most of the music went unannounced, except for lennie’s groove. i’ve differentiated the tracks of the quartet alone as bhq, so if anyone knows the names of these tunes, please help with the setlist. that too goes for the tracks with guest lee konitz. he seemed to be there as a guest/friend of particularly ethan iverson. not sure if he was there on any of the other nights or sets of this engagement.
good recording that suffers in spots from table noises from wait staff at club and nearby chatter. very listenable, nonetheless.
support billy hart and the members of his quartet (and lee konitz) by buying their officially released material and seeing them live.
many thanks to dolphyfan for providing track names.

sample: t04 lennie groove 256k.mp3
download: BillyHart_2014-03-07_Birdland_NYC.zip

photo:  downloaded from flickr account of daníel starrason (the photographer).  the photo’s flickr page includes the comments “drummer billy hart performing with vincentz, hart & brown at giant steps concert venue in svendborg, denmark” and “taken on april 10, 2014”.  used without permission.

Jul 202020

although this was shared on dime back in feb 2019, it looks as if les légendes du jazz on france musique has aired it again just last month,  describing it as a double tribute to shelly manne on the centenary of his birth and to lee konitz who died from coronavirus on april 15.  not much more that i can add to that.

shelly manne quartet
la maison pour tous
elancourt, france
november 11, 1977

shelly manne (drums)
lee konitz (alto sax) enters in track 3
mike wofford (piano)
chuck domanico (bass)

01 softly, as in a morning sunrise (sigmund romberg, oscar hammerstein ii) 12:27 >
02 body and soul (johnny green) 6:38
03 what is this thing called love? (cole porter) 8:41 >
04 lover man (jimmy davis, ram ramirez, james sherman) 8:05 >
05 solar (miles davis) 8:18 >
06 take the coltrane (duke ellington) 4:08
07 stella by starlight (victor young, ned washington) 5:39
08 dearly beloved (jerome kern, johnny mercer) 11:25 >
09 all blues (miles davis) 11:10
10 what’s new ? (bob haggart, johnny burke) 8:57 >
11 take the coltrane (duke ellington) 4:54
12 yesterdays (jerome kern, otto harbach) 10:10


fm > yamaha tx-330 > audacity (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcasts : les légendes du jazz, france musique, january 26 & february 3, 2019

sample: t03 what is this thing called love.mp3
download: ShellyManne_1977-11-11_ElancourtFrance_complete.zip

Feb 222018

as promised on my posting a few minutes ago, here’s the stars of modern jazz show.  it’s out there on any number of bootlegs, but mostly v.o.a. sourced.  if you’ve not heard it, it’ll knock your socks off.

stars of modern jazz concert –
recorded @ carnegie hall, new york city, ny (usa), december 25, 1949 –
“symphony sid” torin (emcee)

bud powell (piano), curley russell (bass), max roach (drums)
01: all god’s chillun got rhythm – 3:37

miles davis (trumpet), benny green (trombone), sonny stitt (alto saxophone), serge chaloff (baritone saxophone) + bud powell trio as above
02: move – 6:11
03: hot house – 7:55
04: ornithology (not complete) – 3:37

kai winding (trombone), stan getz (tenor saxophone), al haig (piano), tommy potter (bass), roy haynes (drums)
05: always – 3:48
06: sweet miss – 4:17
07: long island sound (no trombone) – 2:13

sarah vaughn (vocals) acc. by jimmy jones (piano)
08: once in a while – 3:47
09: mean to me – 2:28

lee konitz (alto saxophone), warne marsh (tenor saxophone), lennie tristano (piano), billy bauer (guitar), joe shulman (bass), jeff morton (drums)
10: you go to my head – 4:34
11: sax of a kind – 5:13

red rodney (trumpet), charlie parker (alto saxophone), al haig (piano), tommy potter (bass), roy haynes (drums)
12: ornithology – 5:27
13: cheryl – 5:02
14: koko – 5:11
15: bird of paradise – 6:09
16: now’s the time – 5:18

lineage: jass j-cd-16 (bootleg, mostly voice of america sourced) –> hard disc –> trader’s little helper (flac 8)

good –> very good sound quality considering the age of the recordings

sample:  t13 cheryl.mp3
download: StarsOfModernJazz_1949-12-25_NYC.zip

Apr 282013

here’s a nice recording of the grace kelly quintet with lee konitz.  they’ve issued an album together, GRACEfulLEE, a couple of years before this show.  you can get it (and her other albums) through the store on her website.

grace kelly quintet featuring lee konitz
jazz festival bern
marians jazzroom, bern, switzerland
27 april 2012

grace kelly (alto saxophone, vocals)
lee konitz (alto saxophone), pete mccann (guitar), edward perez (bass), harald tanschek (drums), jason palmer (trumpet) –

01: the way you look tonight – 10:11
02: nighttime star – 5:47
03: what’s new – 8:59
04: stella by starlight – 11:42
05: thingin’ – 11:32
06: gone – 5:56
07: philosophical flying fish – 5:52

lineage: drs2 radio broadcast –> analog cable –> cd –> hard disc –> cdwave –> tlh (flac 8)

sample: t06 gone.mp3

download: Grace_Kelly_Quintet_w_LeeKonitz_2012-04-27_Bern.zip