Jul 122020

this was “uploaded and processed by thosespacesinbetween” which i think might be (some of?) the (former?) planetfuncamp crew up in old lyme, connecticut, up to their usual fine work, especially the bold lisa e — a tip o’ the hat to lisa e.  i have friends in fairfield, just an hour up the road; if i’m ever able to make it over there again, i’ll have to pop up the freeway to check out old lyme & the old lyme inn.

roxy coss quartet
old lyme inn
old lyme, ct, usa
9 jan 2015

sax’s: roxy coss
drums: willie jones iii
guitar: rafal sarnecki
piano: adam birnbaum
bass: dave baron

set i

01. announcements and intro
02. tricky
03. banter
04. recuring dream
05. perspective
06. banter
07. happiness is a choice
08. banter
09. push

set ii

01. introduction
02. waiting
03. the story of fiona
05. almost my own
06. banter and band intros
07. don’t cross the coss

tt 1:40:05

recording location: directly behind piano table top
recorded using: teac vr-10 with internal mics
input level set to: +6

attendees: lisa e.
any and all photos and/or video taken by d.e. palm
uploaded and processed by thosespacesinbetween

sample:  set 1 t09 push.mp3 and set 2 t07 don’t cross the coss.mp3
download: Download

Jan 262020

you have to to hand it to jalc…  the produtions there are fantastic.  this new year’s eve performance by two of my current favorite pianists is like a turbo-charged piano trio, plus the great jimmy heath (recently deceased, r.i.p.) and nicholas payton thrown in just because new year’s eve at dizzy’s.  with two pianos, i’m always reminded of the salieri line from amadeus that there are simply too many notes (and the first track definitely felt that way). but then, as i always say, too much is not enough, and nothing exceeds like excess.  oh, and speaking of new year… happy lunar new year!  health, luck, and prosperity to all.

the two grand pianos are nestled together opposite each other, cyrus chesnut on the left, benny green on your right

cyrus chestnut & benny green with nicholas payton & jimmy heath
“a celebration in swing”
live at dizzy’s club coca-cola at
jazz at lincoln center
new york, ny usa

as broadcast live by wbgo-fm, newark, nj usa.

cyrus chestnut – piano
benny green – piano
dezron douglas – bass
willie jones iii – drums
nicholas payton – trumpet
jimmy heath – tenor saxophone

01 – radio intro by rhonda hamilton (1:35)
02 – stage intro by todd barkan (:54)
03 – perdido (12:04)
04 – i wish i knew how it would feel to be free (taylor) (9:47)
05 – fungii mama (mitchell) (9:17)
06 – moody’s groove (heath) (10:27)
07 – take the ‘a’ train (strayhorn) (10:38)
08 – bags’ groove (jackson) (5:15) >
09 – auld lang syne (1:53)
10 – gingerbread boy (10:32)
11 – outro by rhonda hamilton (:55)

total running time: 73:22

wbgo-fm > adcom gtp-450 tuner > edirol r-09hr (44.1/16) >
sony soundforge 10 > flac level 6 aligned on sb

capture and transfer by beatpop.
posted january 2011.

sample: t04 i wish i knew how it would feel to be free.mp3
download: CyrusChestnut_BennyGreen_NicholasPayton_Jimmy_Heath_2010-12-31_Dizzys_NYC.zip

Dec 152018

not much to say about this:  just good jazz that i sometimes think i could listen to all day.  need more be said, really?  i was sorry not to find any webpage for justin robinson, as i thought he was very good  here, so i added a bio on allaboutjazz.com.  shared on dime by ‘elgaucho’ in march 2014.

also in the news, i finally updated the listing of all posts here.  lot of catchup, but a quick mysql query, dump the details into excel and finish the html formatting there… and didn’t even take long.  looking at the list, i realized that this blog has been up 6 years, as of last month, and this makes 275 shows (almost all of which are still available here).

willie jones iii quintet
duc des lombards
paris, france
11 march 2014, early set

willie jones iii, drums
justin robinson, alto saxophone
eddie henderson, trumpet
danny grissett, piano
darryl hall, bass

01- presentation of the musicians by wj
02- in the spur of the moment
03- ut (from the c. brown / m. roach quintet song book)
04- ut (fades in)
05- jitterbug waltz
06- what’s new ?
07- what is this thing called love ?
08- cheryl

71 minutes

source : tsf, fm / naim uniti / rh-09r / audacity / xact

sample: t06 what’s new.mp3
download: WillieJonesIII_2014-03-11_DucLombards_ParisFrance.zip