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
2010-12-31

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

cyrus chestnut – piano
benny green – piano
dezron douglas – bass
willie jones iii – drums
with
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

lineage:
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