Jan 072017
 

there’s been a slow but steady, and always good, trickle of chris potter shows on dime.  this was the first show of his that i downloaded, back in april 2008 when ‘colors’ shared it there. april 2008!  that seems so long ago now.  anyway, i just downloaded a couple of chris potter shows from last summer, and thought it might be a good time for a mini ‘chris potter fest’ around the house this weekend, starting with this one while i get the upload ready… which it now is.

chrispotter.net
kevinhays.com
www.scottcolley.com
www.brianblade.com


chris potter
köln, germany
29 april 2001

chris potter – tenor sax, soprano sax
kevin hays – piano
scott colley – bass
brian blade – drums

01 the mind’s eye 13:14
02 high noon 15:10
03 the source 13:38
04 the visitor 15:04
05 eurydice > pelog 22:32
06 sun king 14:11

total time 1:33:48

source: fm
the first few tunes have minor skips from the
taping source–they skip about .5 seconds at a time


sample: t01 the mind’s eye.mp3
download: ChrisPotter_2001-04-29_CologneGermany.zip


Jun 202015
 

i’ve been clearing some videos off my hard drive, and demuxing them in the process.  really, i don’t watch videos, and am only ever likely to listen to the soundtrack demuxed into an .m4a or .mp2.  i do keep the original videos, except of course that most of them were on a separate drive, which not being backed up crashed around a year ago.  but at least a lot of those had been demuxed.

anyway, here are three that transitioned in the past few days.  hard to say which i preferred.  as always, the demux is in the same format as the original… generally, i use mediacoder to extract the audio in ‘copy audio’ mode.  as i think i said before, these are an exception to my ‘flac only’ habit, but at fairly high quality (and with no alternative), you can take your chance.  oh, and if you’re not sure how to play .m4a / .mp2, try foobar2000.


carmen mcrae & her trio
san francesco al prato
umbria jazz festival
perugia, italy
xx july 1989

carmen mcrae, vocals and piano
eric “fats” gunnison, piano
scott colley, bass
mark pulice, drums

(no setlist)
tv broadcast by “ghiaccio bollente”, rai5 [dvbt channell], on thursday 27 november 2014, 03:20 hours in the morning [actually wednesday night].

original video lineage:
dvb-t > vodafone tv connect pvr receiver > .ts files on kingston 16gb usb pen > manually batching > ts file > webtorrenting
additional demux audio lineage:
as above (.ts) > mediacoder x64 0.8.32.5660 (audio only; format copy audio; encoder auto select; source auto select), using audio stream 548 > .mp2
original audio: mp2; bit rate 192 kbps, 2 channels, 48.0 khz
demux audio : mp2; bit rate 192 kbps, 2 channels, 48.0 khz

additional notes from original info file:
this lady in the same league as billie or sarah vaugham appeared for ten consecutive nights in a old unused church where many festival shows of the past decade took place: i don’t know which precise night is this from. note: the “live at umbria jazz” official egea cd was recorded instead at giardini del frontone the following year, and featured mark simon in place of a here stunning colley
sorry, no tracklist given for the moment, it’s a sixty and more minutes video with a couple of minutes of italian tv intros at the beginning…

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archie shepp “swinging the blues”
festival jazz à la villette 2014
paris, france
14 sept 2014

archie shepp – saxophone ténor, saxophone soprano, voix
olivier miconi – trompette
pierre durand – guitare
darryl hall – basse électrique
steve mc craven – batterie
marion rampal – chant

invités
joe louis walker – guitare, voix
amina claudine myers – piano, orgue, voix

setlist
(no setlist provided)

94 minutes

original video source: culturebox (webcast) > hdd > .flv
demux audio source: as above > mediacoder x64 0.8.32.5660 (audio only; format copy audio; encoder auto select; source auto select) > .m4a (duration 1:39:05)
> yamb 2.1.0.0 beta2 > trim first 5:00.00 minutes (all crowd noise > clapping) > .m4a (duration 1:34:05)

audio demux details:
original audio: aac-lc; bit rate 125 kbps ; 2 channels; sampling rate 48.0 khz; duration 1:39:05
demux audio : aac-lc; variable bit rate 125 kbps (135k max); 2 channels; sampling rate 48.0 khz; duration 1:34:05
http://www.jazzalavillette.com/

additional details from original info files:

à propos
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à 77 ans, le big boss du free jazz poursuit son errance musicale à travers les festivals les plus prestigieux.

résumé
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il y a 50 ans, archie shepp publiait son premier album en leader, produit par john coltrane : « four for trane ». né en 1937, celui qui se destinait au métier d’acteur s’est rapidement tourné vers le saxophone et l’enseignement avant d’être l’un des premiers musiciens de free jazz à être enregistré.

très actif dans les années 1960, archie shepp s’est toujours illustré, au travers d’une longue carrière controversée, par son engagement politique et par son attachement au blues. le temps d’un soir pour jazz à la villette, « archie va jouer le blues » aux côtés de la pianiste-chanteuse amina claudine myers (associée à l’aacm de chicago) et du guitariste joe louis walker qui, lors de ses jeunes années, a partagé la scène avec ses idoles john lee hooker et jimi hendrix.

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cassandra wilson “tribute to billie holiday”
philharmonie
munich, germany
6 december 2014

cassandra wilson: vocals
gregoire maret: harmonica
brandon ross: guitar
lonnie plaxico: bass
jon cowherd: piano
john davis: drums

no setlist

running time: 1:16:53

original video source: arte webcast-> mp4
additional demux audio source:
as above > mediacoder x64 0.8.32.5660 (audio only; format copy audio; encoder auto select; source auto select) > .m4a
from original video: aac-lc; variable bit rate, 125 kbps (242 kbps max); 2 channels; sampling rate 48.0 khz
demux audio : aac-lc; variable bit rate, 125 kbps (133 kbps max); 2 channels; sampling rate 48.0 khz


no samples, but each file is under 100mb.

downloads:

CarmenMcRae_1989-07-xx_Perugia_Italy_demux.zip
ArchieShepp_2014-09-14_Festival_JazzALaVillette_Paris_demux.zip
CassandraWilson_2014-12-06_Munich_Germany_demux.zip