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

download: GrooveMerchant_2002-07-18_Graz.zip

Jan 292013

off on a business trip, this was on the thumb drive that i brought along.  who’s that? i said, being ever feeble minded when it comes to remembering names.  listened to it … loved it.  the dime page showed that i d/l’ed it back in oct 2010 (tip o’ the hat to piergi), and liked it enough to add a comment that i loved it.  well, i haven’t changed, i still love it.  now where can i get some more?

i’m in budapest at the moment.  great city, really enjoy it every time that i come here.  but you need to plan ahead, which i singularly failed to do, as the penultimate performance of wagner’s the flying dutchman was on the day i arrived (arrive sooner… coulda woulda shoulda) and the last performance is on saturday (but i must be off friday night).  oh well.  looking into the schedule around the next couple of month-ends, maybe i can catch something here then… .. .

hungarians really seem to like meat, i swear it seems as if every dish has a bit, even my layered cabbage appetizer tonight.  the place we went boasted about it (meat, that is), and on the back of the waiter’s shirts, over a shoulder blade, it said things like ‘vegetarians are people who eat side dishes’ & ‘real men eat meat’.  and something i’ve not seen in a ‘meat’ restaurant:  a large group of women having dinner together.  didn’t look to see what they were having, but probably not side dishes.

bobby watson “horizon” quintet
studiodue -radio svizzera lugano
lugano, switzerland
10 november 1991

bobby watson – alto sax
terrell stafford – trumpet
edward simon – piano
? – bass
victor lewis – drums

1 – intro
2 – track 01 – karita
3 – track 02 – in case you missed it
4 – announce
5 – track 03 – i got it bed
6 – track 04 – country cornflakes
7 – radio outro

dvb-s linn preamp-pphilips cdr – wav – flac – dime a- (some noise on last track, i have used audacity to cut pops…)

sample:  04 – country cornflakes

download: Bobby_Watson_Quintet_1991-11-10_Lugano.zip