Oct 072018

well, this has been something of a run, between posts here and to dime.  but i think it ends with this charming show by twana rhodes (who i’d not heard of before).  this was combined with a show by dianne reeves in a video, but i quite preferred this show.  so i’ve split it out into a separate video file and (very unusually) am uploading the video here, with an added bonus (here only) of demuxed, tracked, audio (in the original ac3 format).  learned a bit more about using ffmpeg and had some fun.  good thing i quite liked this, having listened to it around 3 times in the process.

twana rhodes & köstritzer jazz quartet
jazz baltica
salzau, germany
mid-1990s, exact date unknown

twana rhodes – vocals
mathias nadolny – sax
hendrik soll – piano
gunnar plümer – bass
thomas alkier – drums

1. glass house  4:26
2. through the night  6:58
3. window pane  3:48
4. i should have known (with band intros)  7:23

tt 22:36


original lineage:
all tracks are vhs rip via videoglide to an uncompressed .mov file then edited encoded via final cut pro.

additional lineage:
this was one of two shows shared in a single dvd-format (vob) video: twana rhodes & köstritzer band at
jazz baltica, salzau, germany sometime in the 1990s, and dianne reeves at jazzfestival bern, bern,
switzerland sometime in 1994. the video was converted into an mp4 container, which itself was then split
into the separate concerts.

as above (.vob) > ffmpeg (convert to one mp4 file > ffmpeg (split) > two .mp4 files
ffmpeg command (vob to mp4):
ffmpeg -y -i “concat:vts_01_1.vob|vts_01_2.vob|vts_01_3.vob|vts_01_4.vob” -vcodec copy -acodec copy “dianne reeves 1994 bern & twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4”
ffmpge commands (split mp4)
ffmpeg -y -ss 00:00:00 -t 00:39:03 -i “dianne reeves 1994 bern & twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4” -c copy “dianne reeves 1994.mp4”
ffmpeg -y -ss 00:39:03 -i “dianne reeves 1994 bern & twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4” -c copy “twana rhodes 199xx jazzbaltica.mp4”

see file “video conversion – compare files.pdf” for comparison of video details (per mediainfo 18.08.1) end-to-end

original seeder’s comments
this dvd is part of a series of vhs rips from my collection of jazz originally broadcast on european tv satellite
networks from the years 1993 to 1999. i was in the process of disposing of many vhs tapes and thought it was a shame
not to capture these gems as they provided a lot of enjoyment for me in the pre youtube days.

video quality is as expected (or maybe even slightly worse then expected) from a 15-20 year old vhs cassette. some
audio clean up (noise reduction in audacity) was done on some rips there was constant noise throughout. audio ripped
from the encoded stream using mpegclip improved using the noise profile feature in audacity. i believe the results of
the audio editing won’t have many complaints. 🙂

sample: t02 through the night.mp3
download: TwanaRhodes_199x-xx-xx_JazzBaltica.zip

no covers.