For German readers: some thoughts and notes and quotes on the music I'm listening - to be found
on my new blog:

Also check out the great new, independent magazine get happy!?, reporting on music, movies and more:

Friday, November 22, 2222

Lester Young - Complete Unreleased Live Recordings

Let's keep those links alive and on top here ... consider Pres a specialty of the house. Check here for details:

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Cecil Taylor - Paris 1966 (Student Studies bonus tracks)

Cecil Taylor Unit
Salle 105, Maison de l'ORTF, Paris (FR)
November 30, 1966 

Jimmy Lyons - alto sax
Cecil Taylor - piano, percussion
Alan Silva - bass 
Andrew Cyrille - drums

1. Bread, Wine, Lover, and Love (Taylor) 21:14
2. Over There (Taylor) 19:20

TT: 40:34
Source: ORTF radio


Incomplete show.

A European "commercial release" (Cecil is probably seeing nothing from this release.), "The Great Paris Concert", has released other parts of this show.  This portion does not include any of this. 

The commercial release is known as "Student Studies". "The Great Concert" was from 1969 (with Rivers instead of Silva, and from St. Paul de Vence, instead of Paris)


Thanks to all those who share these ROIOs and keep the stuff floating around!

Cecil Taylor r.i.p. - re-post: Berlin 1969

In memory of Cecil Taylor, I'm bringing back this splendid 1969 live recording from Berlin - straight re-up, just newly packed into a RAR.

Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor, Lyons, Rivers, Cyrille
Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, France, July 1969

... a lengthy set by the Cecil Taylor Unit of 1969 that included Jimmy Lyons, Andrew Cyrille and the late, great Sam Rivers. Not sure if this is the complete show or if something has been edited out ... but at more than 60 minutes, I guess it could well be the whole enchilada.

Cecil Taylor Unit
Berliner Jazztage
Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie
November 6, 1969

Jimmy Lyons - alto sax
Sam Rivers - tenor sax, flute
Cecil Taylor - piano
Andrew Cyrille - drums

1. Announcements by Dietrich Schulz-Köhn (1:50)
2. Fragments Of A Dedication to Duke Ellington (63:30)

TT: 64:47

Sound: A/A-
Source: RBB Kulturradio, June 19, 2009
Lineage: DVB-C (48 khz/ 256 kbps) > Nokia d-box 2 > harddisk
Edits were made with the mp3DirectCut software
Conversion: BeSweet/BeLight > TLH > FLAC (8,asb)


"...the 45:++ from radio broadcast is - most probably - the closing section of the performance. There is another radio broadcast 15:45 with something like the first section, and there seems to be a missing link between these broadcasted parts -some say the gap is but a few minutes, others say it might be more, up to 25:00 - I don't know, I only have the two broadcast fragments, and it seems most likely no private audience tape of this concert exists." --H. Lukas Lindenmaier 05.01.03

{Primary Source: Rick Lopez's Sam Rivers Online Discography, Tape, also documented by Ed Hazell in his unpublished C. T. discography (he has date as 69.11.10 and time length as 48')

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land - 1969/70

In memory of Bobby Hutcherson (1941-2016), the great vibraphone player that was part of so many classic Blue Note albums and pursued an interesting career for many years. Thank you for the great music.

Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land Quintet

Bobby Hutcherson - vibes
Harold Land - tenor sax
Stanley Cowell - piano
Reggie Johnson - bass
Joe Chambers - drums

note: Hal Galper - piano (for Cowell on Hamburg 1970 recording)

Juan-les-Pins Festival, Antibes (France) - July 26, 1969

1. Same Shame (Hutcherson) 14:14
2. The Peace-Maker (Land) 13:57
3. Spiral (Chambers) 15:21
4. Blues Mind Matter (Hutcherson) 16:29

Stockholm (Sweden) - July 28, 1969

[FM intro (0:11)]
1. Total Eclipse (21:06)
2. Theme from "Blow Up" (17:11)
3. The Peacemaker (13:25)
4. Man on Mercury (7:02)

Hamburg (Germany) - May 29, 1970 

1. Four 12:00
2. Oleo 10:43

Hamburg (Germany) - August 1969

3. Same Shame 16:55 >
4. Theme From "Blow Up" 20:22
5. Oleo (incomplete, fades out) 7:37

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Hank Mobley - Copenhagen 1968

re-upping this on request -- please note that the tracklist included in the old RAR (still the same ones shared previously) does not identify CD3#1yet!

Hank Mobley Quartet
Copenhagen (Denmark), Monmartre Jazzhus
March 1968

Hank Mobley - tenor saxophone
Kenny Drew - piano
NHOP - bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath - drums

1. Rhythm-a-Ning (Thelonious Monk) 3:16
2. The Vamp (Hank Mobley) 20:36
3. Alone Together (Schwartz-Dietz) 6:58
4. Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham) 16:15
5. Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk) / The Theme (Miles Davis) 8:09
6. If I Were a Bell (Frank Loesser) 12:24

1. Workout (Hank Mobley) 18:13
2. Up Over and Out (Hank Mobley) 26:59
3. Third Time Around (Hank Mobley) 16:16

1. Delauney's Dilemma (John Lewis) 5:01 [inc]
2. Summertime (Gershwin-Heyward) 17:22
3. Airegin (Sonny Rollins) / The Theme (Miles Davis) 15:00

TT: 167:33

Sound: B+
Source: Soundboard
Lineage: SBD > reel > ? > DAT > .wav via S/PDIF and Midiman Dio 2448
digital soundcard > CoolEdit Pro 2.0 > CD Wave > CDR

Notes: Sound quality varies from good to very good, possibly indicating
compilation from different sources and performances.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Mal Waldron Birthday Concert - Antwerp 1997

Mal Waldron Birthday Concert   
Middelheim Jazz Festival
Antwerpen, Belgium
August 16, 1997

Mal Waldron - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Andrew Cyrille - drums

Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone (CD2)
Jeanne Lee - vocals (CD1#4,5)
Abbey Lincoln - vocals (CD1#7,8)

1. Happy Birthday (0:29) [audience]
2. Medley (16:14) [piano solo]
3. The Seagulls of Kristiansund (10:01)
4. Soul Eyes (6:38)
5. Fire Waltz (8:06)
6. Champs-Elysees (12:45) [piano solo]
7. Straight Ahead (6:01)
8. God Bless the Child (6:56)

1. The Git Go (15:28)
2. Judy (14:40)
3. The Theme (8:59)

TT: 106:21

Source: FM broadcast
Lineage: FM >? >CDR >EAC (secure) >FLAC Frontend (level 6, aligned on sector boundaries)

ubu note (2015-09-14):
Year was given as 1987 initially - I renamed the files and created new ffp-checksum - they're identical with the old ones as you can see below.
Correct year (same as when the album "Soul Eyes" was recorded) is confirmed by the photos here:

Losin also lists the date as 1997-08-16:

checksums original:


checksums new:


Sun Ra All Stars - Berlin 1983

Sun Ra All Stars
Berliner Jazztage
Philharmonie, West Berlin, West Germany
October 29, 1983

Sun Ra - piano, synthesizer, vocals
Lester Bowie - trumpet
Don Cherry - trumpet, vocals
Marshall Allen - alto sax
John Gilmore - tenor sax
Archie Shepp - tenor sax, vocals
Richard Davis - bass
Philly Joe Jones - drums
Clifford Jarvis - drums
Don Moye - percussion

1. Stars that Shine Darkly (Ra)  12:35
2. untitled jam #1  4:15
3. Somewhere Else (Ra)  8:18
4. Early Morning Blues (Ra)  9:21

5. Poinciana (Bernier-Simon)  15:29
6. unidentified title  2:42
7. Shadow World (Ra)  22:19
8. untitled jam #2 (inc) 5:26

TT: 80:27

Lineage: sbb > ? > cassette tape > cd wave editor > flac frontend

Notes from "boatini" (

Notes from "boatini" ( For about a week during a two month Arkestra European tour, Sun Ra played with this "all star" aggregation, doing at least four dates (one, in Montreux, was released on LP, albeit split between two Saturn releases). The first five tunes of this date were broadcast on West German TV. The source for this seed is stereo, so it's probably from the soundboard tape. There is some hiss. My tape is probably several generations down.

Track two, after the first minute, alternates between Cherry playing the Mardi Gras favorite "Indian Red", and Jones doing a semi-martial thing. Track 6 is a Moye solo. Track 8 is an unaccompanied Gilmore solo followed by an unaccompanied Shepp solo. All of the vocals are on track 4.

This is about 30 seconds over 80 minutes. If you don't try to shave some time off, put four tracks on each CD, for the tape flip is after four.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bill Dixon - NYC 1968

Here's a re-post ... still waiting to receive my copy of Stephen Haynes' "Pomegranate", but it's definitely time for hearing some Bill Dixon again!

Bill Dixon - University of the Streets Orchestra
New York City (USA)

Bill Dixon - trumpet
Leo Jones - trumpet
Jacques Coursil - trumpet
Clifford Thornton - cornet
Richard Dunbar - french horn
Sam Burtis - trombone
Wesley Whittaker - trombone
John Buckingham - tuba
Dave Chamberlain - flute, soprano sax
Marzette Watts - bass clarinet
Sonny Simmons - english horn
Monty Waters - B-natural soprano sax
Leopanar Witlarge - alto sax
Sam Rivers - soprano & tenor sax
Arthur Doyle - tenor sax
Sonny Clark - baritone sax
Warren Chiasson - vibes
Susan Elrauch - mezzo-soprano

1. unknown (43:04)
2. Interview (3:11) [cut]

TT: 46:16

Lineage: FM->??->CDR->EAC->FLAC


Thanks to Rick Lopez for his great work on the Rivers discography, which is where this info came from.

Please note that this show is the second show listed below, not the first.  I included the info for the first show, as the notes for the second show refer to the first for a probable personnel lineup.

What a cast!


Bill Dixon University of the Streets Orchestra: [Unissued / Private Tape]
Date ?, 1968
New York City
Large Orchestra Piece 1 [29:00]
V + VI rehearsal reel [17:50]
"XP" [18:00]
"XY" [17:20]
[Compositions, Bill Dixon]

Bill Dixon (tp; leader)
Leo Jones (tp)
Jacques Coursil (tp)
Clifford Thornton (cornet)
Richard Dunbar (frh)
Sam Burtis (tb)
Wesley Whittaker (tb)
John Buckingham (tuba)
Dave Chamberlain (fl; ss)
Marzette Watts (bcl)
Sonny Simmons (eng h)
Monty Waters (B-natural ss)
Leopanar Witlarge (as)
Sam Rivers (ss; ts)
Arthur Doyle (ts)
Sonny Clark (bs)
Warren Chiasson (vib)
Susan Elrauch (mezzo-soprano voc)

{Primary Source: info via Dixonia, a Bio-Discography by Ben Young.}
Not in my collection.

Bill Dixon University of the Streets Orchestra: [Unissued / Broadcast Tape]
Date ?, 1968
New York City
unknown title [43:02]
[possibly "Intents and Purposes", mentioned in interview]
Dixon interview segment [3:12] (incomplete, cuts out at end)

[Total time 46:18]
[Composition, Bill Dixon]

Bill Dixon (tp; leader)
Sam Rivers (reeds)
others, possibly as in session above

{Primary Source: CD-R}

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Real Sounds - BBC Sessions 1987 & 1989

A re-up - gorgeous music!

Real Sounds of Africa (Zimbabwe) - BBC Sessions 1987 & 1989
Andy Kershaw Sessions (BBC Radio One)
Broadcast September 1987 (#1-4) & January 19, 1989 (#5-8)
#1-4: recording date unknown
#5-8: recorded December 1, 1988

1. Poto (4:58)
2. Dynamos vs Caps (7:43)
3. Marume (5:37)
4. Sophie (7:54)   
5. Oye Oye (4:10)
6. Umwele zele (5:39)
7. Maginga (5:20)
8. Maifa (5:36)

TT: 46:57

Sound: A/A- (first session in mono)
Lineage: Marantz tuner > Sony TC-WE435 cassette  deck > TDK SA90 cassettes > Cool Edit 2000 (normalised and cleaning up beginnings/ends of songs) > CDWave > TLH 1.1.1 flac level 6 > you

Friday, August 07, 2015

The Wrapper - what's still around ...

I wanted to do this for a while ... as it says this blog's dormant, people are unlikely to find those past posts that are still active. Compiling it all:

Lester Young - The Complete Live and in Chronological Order
check the post on top of the blog for more

Garrison Fewell/John Tchicai/Paolino Dalla Porta - Lugano 2006
a trio by the late Garrison Fewell (guitar) and the lamented great John Tchicai (tenor) with Paolino Dalla Porta on bass - check here

Charlie Haden/John Taylor - Cully 2010
here is more by the late great Charlie Haden, with a wonderful british piano player that has, alas, in the meantime left us as well

Charlie Haden/Hank Jones - Montréal 2008
more Haden here, this time with the piano player I consider his perfect duo partner, Hank Jones - this is an AUD recording, but sound is fine

Martial Solal Trio & Hank Jones - Vienne 2009
look here for one of the very few true heirs to Art Tatum with his trio and a very special guest from Detroit

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Paris 1971
more than an hour in FM quality by his trio with Jamil Nasser and Frank Gant here

Hampton Hawes - Paris 1971
from the same days as the Jamal ... check out the great but underrated piano warrior from the West Coast here

Jimmy Smith - Chicago 1981
some burning hot stuff from the master, with an all stars band including Junior Cook, Lou Donaldson, Bill Hardman, Ray Crawford and Kenny Dixon - burn your ears here

Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land - Hamburg 1970
only one set is still around of this once large post featuring unreleased music by the quintet of Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land, another warrior from the West

Barry Altschul - Nancy 1977
check out the great drummer in a quartet with Byard Lancaster, George Lewis and Dave Holland here

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre - Nancy 1977
find the companion piece to the Altschul set here ... with Ahmed Abdullah, Brian Smith and veteran Charli Persip

Carla Bley Plays Christmas Carols - Berlin 2008
out of season right now, sure, but that part of the will return ... here

James Brown - Paris 1967
the hardest working man in show business with what from a jazz perspective was certainly his finest band ever ... one hell of a great show - get at own risk here

Amy Winehouse - Arendal 2007
the unlucky oddball with the great voice in a fine show here

Cecil Taylor - Berlin 1969
some serious shit here - with Jimmy Lyons (of course!), Sam Rivers (yeah!) and Andrew Cyrille, the only survivor of the foursome, and a true master of drums

there is, finally some stuff by the Dark Magus, too (recognize him at 8 years?), Selim Sivad that is ... the fine concert from 1957 with Barney Wilen can be found here and, to offer a new show, exclusively here, not shared before, check out the Scheveningen 1960 set in full (Sony only gave us the - terrific - opener which is duplicated here, most certainly in lesser sound - that's the link right there, info is included).

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Garrison Fewell/John Tchicai/Paolino Dalla Porta - Lugano 2006

Long time no postings ... some old stuff still available, but here's a new one, of which alas I've not run accross any better version than this, my own, taped off a mono radio (one of those Tivoli ones, very good sound, but mono nonetheless) onto minidisc (yeah, really, it's been a while).

This is dedicated to Garrison Fewell who died much too young early in July, and to John Tchicai, who once spent an afternoon at my kitchen table, generously answering whatever odd questions about a distant past I shot at him.

May the music live on!

Read this and check out the photos of Fewell and Tchicai.

And don't forget to grab your copy of their wonderful LP "Tribal Ghosts" (Tchicai and Fewell with Charlie Kohlhase, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart) on NoBusiness.

Garrison Fewell - John Tchicai - Paolino Dalla Porta
Lugano (Switzerland), Studio 2, RSI
March 18, 2006

John Tchiai - tenor saxophone
Garrison Fewell - guitar
Paolino Dalla Porta - bass

1. unknown (John Tchicai) 7:15
2. unknown (Garrison Fewell) 9:05
3. Cosmological Arguments (John Tchicai) 2:14
4. unknown (John Tchicai) 4:04
5. The Queen of Ra (Garrison Fewell) 10:48
6. Game Number Seven (Paolino Dalla Porta) 4:43

TT: 38:11

Source: RSI 2 "Concerto Jazz" / 2006-07-16
Lineage: FM (mono) > Minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Note: radio announcements were deleted from the actual listening edit, but I've included them, hoping for some more track IDs - please comment if you can help!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Charlie Haden & John Taylor - Cully 2010

one more ...

Charlie Haden & John Taylor
Cully Jazz
Cully (Switzerland), Temple
April 10, 2010

Charlie Haden - bass
John Taylor - piano

1. How Deep Is the Ocean (Irving Berin) 9:19
2. My Love and I (David Raskin-Johnny Mercer) 7:00
3. Windfall (John Taylor) 9:08
4. Nightfall (Charlie Haden) 7:19
5. Chairman Mao (Charlie Haden) 7:46
6. Touch Her Soft Lips and Part (William Walton) 6:27
7. Silence (Charlie Haden) 6:45
8. What'll I Do? (Irving Berlin) 5:39

TT: 59:29

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium 2300 > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(MPEG1 Layer 2/256 kbps)

thanks to unclewolfi for his immaculate preparation of this set (as always!) and for sharing it on dime!

Charlie Haden & Hank Jones - Montréal 2008

The loss of Charlie Haden is devastating. I hardly find words other to say thank you. I am sure Haden and his music will remain deep in the hearts and souls of many of us, and I don't think there could be a better legacy.

Thanks for this go out to the great dime community! I've had it for years but dug it up last year, when writing a piece about Haden's Montréal Tapes. Around the same time I kept spinning "Come Sunday" endlessly and checked my hard drives for anything, and there it was ... fine setlist, very listenable quality to my ears.

Hank Jones & Charlie Haden
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Quebec (Canada), Théâtre Jean Duceppe
June 29, 2008

Hank Jones - piano
Charlie Haden - bass

1. Intro (1:48)
2. Lonely Woman (Horace Silver?) 2:30 [piano solo]
3. Monk's Mood (Thelonious Monk) 3:25 [piano solo]
4. Confirmation (Charlie Parker) 7:05
5. My Love and I (David Raskin-Johnny Mercer) (false start) (2:15)
6. My Love and I (David Raskin-Johnny Mercer) 6:14
7. Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz-Howard Dietz) 9:09
8. We'll Be Together Again (Carl T. Fischer-Frankie Laine) 5:32
9. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (Traditional) 5:46
10. What Will I Do (Irving Berlin) 7:12

1. My Old Flame (Arthur Johnston-Sam Coslow) 8:13
2. Moose the Mooche (Charlie Parker) 10:28
3. Body and Soul (Johnny Green-Edward Heyman-Robert Sour-Frank Eyton) 9:41
4. Au Private (Charlie Parker) 8:18
5. Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk) 5:55
6. Outro (3:21)

TT: 97:00

Source: AUD
Lineage: HEB DPA 4061's>battery box>MT Mk II (24/48)>NERO>converted to 16/44.1>CD WAVE>FLAC Frontend (level 8)

Part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival Hank Jones in a 4 nights residency as part of the invitation series.  Hank at 90 years young played 4 nights in this venue with different guests for every shows.  This was the last night featuring Charlie Haden, this is a Patook recording/production #36.  Enjoy!

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Martial Solal Trio & Hank Jones - Vienne 2009

Martial Solal Trio & Hank Jones
Jazz à Vienne 2009
Vienne (France), Théâtre Antique
July 30, 2009

Martial Solal - piano
Hank Jones - piano
François Moutin - bass
Louis Moutin - drums

1. Green Dolphin Street (6:34) [fade-in]
2. Round Midnight (5:19) [fade-in]
3. Peed Lum (7:33)
4. What Is This Thing Called Love (5:53) [fade-in]
5. Blue Monk (5:28) [fade-in]

TT: 30:48

Lineage: France Inter (MPEG1 Layer 2 / 192 kbps, 48kH) > received with satellite > tracked with wavelab > flac > dime

Thanks to the kind people on dime for the share!

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Paris 1971

Ahmad Jamal Trio
Paris (France), Studio 104, Maison de la Radio
June 25, 1971

Ahmad Jamal - piano, electric piano
Jamil Sulieman Nasser - bass
Frank Gant - drums

1. Introduction by André Francis (0:14)
2. Bogota (Ahmad Jamal) 15:38
3. Effendi (McCoy Tyner) 13:44
4. Manhattan Reflections (Ahmad Jamal) 10:25
5. Extensions (Ahmad Jamal) 23:50

TT: 63:51

Lineage: FM > Edirol R-09 (WAV) > WaveLab > FLAC (level 8, sector-align)
Broadcast: "Jazz sur le vif", France Musique, 10 May 2014

Thanks to dimer Cosmikd for recording and sharing!

Hampton Hawes Trio - Paris 1971

Hampton Hawes
Paris (France), Studio 104
June 25, 1971

Hampton Hawes - piano
Henri Franklin - bass
Mike Carvin - drums

1. Introduction by André Francis (1:00)
2. High in the Sky / Black Forest Blues (22:36)
3. The Guy's in Love with You (13:00)
4. Carmel (15:27)

TT: 52:06

Source/Lineage: Le bleu la nuit (France Musique) / dvb-s (mp2, 256 kbps) / mp3directcut / mp2

Thanks for the files and share to the kind folks over on dime!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Vienna Art Orchestra - Frauenfeld 2012

vienna art orchestra
'the reunion of the original vienna art orchestra'
generations festival
frauenfeld, switzerland
06. oct 2012

mathias rüegg - conductor, composer, arranger, piano & fender rhodes
lauren newton - vocal
juraj bartos - trumpet & flugelhorn
thomas gansch - trumpet & flugelhorn
herbert joos - trumpet & flugelhorn
wolfgang puschnig - alto sax & flute
harry sokal - tenor sax & soprano sax
roman schwaller - tenor sax
christian radovan - trombone
jon sass - tuba
woody schabata - vibraphone & marimba
heiri känzig - bass
joris dudli - drums
wolfgang reisinger - percussion
erich dorfinger - sound

disc 1
01. perpetuum mobile 10:59
02. announcement mathias rüegg 01:14
03. variations about a liberate proposal 04:37
04. announcement mathias rüegg 00:31
05. seven changes 08:42
06. announcement mathias rüegg 00:39
07. melancholie 07:10
08. announcement mathias rüegg 02:45
09. lauren newton solo 06:28
10. announcement mathias rüegg 00:20
11. meditation 03:07
12. announcement mathias rüegg 00:38
13. reflections on gnossienne no. 1 05:40

disc 2
01. announcement mathias rüegg 00:21
02. share your money and read fairy tales 09:08
03. announcement mathias rüegg 02:33
04. unknown title 08:36
05. announcement mathias rüegg 00:31
06. romana 04:54
07. h.m. blues 06:12
08. announcement mathias rüegg 01:06
09. tango from obango 11:09
10. innocense of cliches 05:17

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/256 kbps)

with thanks to unclewolfi who shared this recording on dime!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Harold Land - Vancouver 1958

Beating the bootleggers and claiming this one back .. the cover was lifted from another Land LP, Jazz Impressions of Folk Music.

The great story of the Cellar is told here:

This is quite a band ... and a more than decent recording, luckily!

Harold Land
The Cellar, Vancouver (Canada)

Harold Land - tenor saxophone
Elmo Hope - piano
Scott LaFaro - bass
Lennie McBrowne - drums

CD1/First Set/40:54
1. Introduction (0:59)
2. Cherokee (18:38)
3. Just Friends (21:15) [drop-out 2:35.5]

CD2/Second Set/41:51
4. Introduction (0:15)
5. Big Foot (Charlie Parker) (29:36)
6. Come Rain or Come Shine (11:59)

TT: 82:46

Sound: A-
Lineage: ? > CD > EAC > Hard drive > CD Wave Editor > FLAC Frontend (level 8) > Azureus > Dimeadozen

minimal ubu edit: deleted dropout 2:35-2:39 in #3 (remains audible)

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Average White Band - Queens 1978

Here's a partial re-up of a kind by request ... couldn't locate the other part of the earlier share - if you can help out, please do so! This is NOT the same FM/SBD version, but seems to be pre-FM, so it might sound different. This is the version I have around without much digging, so there you go, sorry if the other sounds better, I'd have to rip it from CDR (and have no idea where that CDR - or the 1975 one - might be).

Many thanks to the seeder on dime - these are the very same files, no changes done.

Average White Band
Party in the Park
Belmont Park
Queens, NY

Pre-FM SBD feed > Nak 550 > Maxell UDXL2 (no NR) via Peter Hedeman

Transfer:  MC > Nak CR7-A (azimith adjust) > SBM-1 (s/pdif) > Lynx Studio Technology One (soundcard) > SoundForge 4.5 > CD Architect 4.0f > Red Book CDR

Re-Master:  WAV > Wavelab 6.10 (tracking, fades) > FLAC

1. Larry Klein intro >
2. Love Your Life
3. Same Feeling, Different Song
4. A Love Of Your Own
5. McEwan's Export
6. Your Love Is A Miracle
7. She's A Dream
8. If I Ever Lose This Heaven
9. Pick Up The Pieces

Broadcast on WLIR and WPIX FM.  This is from the pre-FM master cassette recorded at the performance.  A post-FM broadcast recording circulates as well.

There is a little noise in the left channel, which is only occasionally present and not really audible except in quieter songs, like "She's a Dream."  It sounds like one of the drum mics, or maybe it's just a strange sound coming from one of the snare drums.  The last second or two of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" is lost to a tape flip.

In 1978, the Average White Band was:
Alan Gorrie - Guitar, Vocals
Hamish Stuart - Bass, Vocals
Onnie McIntyre - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Roger Ball - Keyboards, Alto Sax
Malcolm Duncan - Tenor and Soprano Sax
Steve Ferrone - Drums, Percussion


--mhg :: 04/08/12

Mose Allison - New Orleans 1991

Mose Allison
New Orleans, Louisiana (USA), Tipitina's
April 23, 1991

Mose Allison - piano & vocals
Bill Huntington - bass
John Vidacovich - drums
Tony Dagradi - tenor sax

1. I Love the Life I Live > Band Intros (4:33) [cuts in/out]
2. City Home (5:05) [cuts in]
3. If You're Going to the City (4:57)
4. Gettin' There (4:50)
5. Hey Good Lookin' (4:32)
6. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (4:48)
7. I Feel So Good (4:53)
8. Trouble in Mind (4:18)
9. Seventh Son (4:48)
10. What You Do To Me (3:13)
11. Your Mind Is On Vacation (4:28)

1. Ever Since the World Ended (4:50)
2. instrumental > bass-solo > drum-solo (7:56) >
3. Nothing But the Blues (5:52)
4. Swingin' Machine (5:39)
5. Tell Me Something (4:53)
6. Your Molecular Structure (5:51)
7. No Particular Time (5:57)
8. What's Your Movie (4:40)
9. You Are My Sunshine (5:02)
10. Look What You Made Me Do (0:53) [cuts out]

TT: 102:08

Sound: A-

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jimmy Smith Jam Session - Jazz Fest Chicago 1981

Photo by Jan Persson

Jimmy Smith Jam Session 
Chicago Jazz Festival 
Chicago, IL (USA)
September 5, 1981 [Saturday]

Bill Hardman - trumpet
Lou Donaldson - alto sax
Junior Cook - tenor sax
Jimmy Smith - organ
Ray Crawford - guitar
Kenny Dixon - drums

1. unknown (blues improvisation) (18:48)
2. Organ Grinder Swing (7:40)
3. Summertime (10:19)
4. unknown (blues improvisation) (9:26) [inc, fade-out]

5. Ballad Medley: Laura [LD] > My Funny Valentine [BH] > Lover Man [JC] (11:02)
6. Satin Doll (12:41)
7. Lift Every Voice and Sing (3:51)
8. The Sermon (11:38)

TT: 85:25

No lineage information, dime-seed (radio, sounds like several generations of tape/K7)

:: ubu edits (2014-03-30) ::

Lineage: FM > ? > FLAC (dime) > TLH > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > TLH > FLAC (8,asb)

Edits in Cool Edit Pro:
- left channel +3dB
- all track marks adjusted (most were too late)
- fade-in at beginning of #3 (there's a rough cut at end of #2)
- fade-in at beginning of disc 2
- deleted silence at beginning and end of discs

:: ubu notes ::

Most tunes morph into the next one, setting track markers isn't that simple, but in almost all cases, the existing marks were clearly too late, into the first bar(s) of the following title.

There's a short radio voice-over around 3:40 into #7 that suggests this originates from a live broadcast - but all other radio announcements/intros/outros were deleted.

Track 4 is incomplete, slowly fades out.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Bobby Hutcherson-Harold Land Quintet 1969/70

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Thanks go out to those who shared this stuff in 2005 and to prof. goody who fixed the Hamburg 1969-08 files and brought them back in the loop!

These are all FLAC files, except for some minor editing in the Stockholm set mentioned, it's the files I got, back in the day (and put onto back-up DVDs, from where I grabbed them again).

Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land Quintet
Juan-les-Pins Festival, Antibes (France)
July 26, 1969

Bobby Hutcherson - vibes
Harold Land - tenor sax
Stanley Cowell - piano
Reggie Johnson - bass
Joe Chambers - drums

1. Same Shame (Hutcherson) 14:14
2. The Peace-Maker (Land) 13:57
3. Spiral (Chambers) 15:21
4. Blues Mind Matter (Hutcherson) 16:29

TT: 60:02

Lineage (EZT/Dime): ??? > my CD-R copy > EAC > mkwACT > you [SHN]
ubu (2014-04-03): SHN > TLH > FLAC (8,asb)

Seeder's comment (from EZT, 2005):
Another amazing show from this group, this one just recently resurfaced. I posted the 7/28 show a few weeks ago and there was such good response I had to put this one up too. Just got this and have only listened to it a couple of times myself. Thought it was recorded from a radio broadcast but now I'm wondering if it's a soundboard. The quality is certainly an A and it's entirely possible that they could have recorded this intending to release it. Lord knows there were several Hutcherson albums from this period that weren't released until the 80s. Who knows? Anyway, it's an incredible show, check it out.

Bobby Hutcherson-Harold Land Quintet
Stockholm (Sweden)
July 28, 1969

Harold Land - tenor sax
Bobby Hutcherson - vibes
Stanley Cowell - piano
Reggie Johnson - bass
Joe Chambers - drums

[FM intro (0:11)]
1. Total Eclipse (21:06)
2. Theme from "Blow Up" (17:11)
3. The Peacemaker (13:25)
4. Man on Mercury (7:02)

TT: 58:29

Sound: A-/B+
Source: FM (came as SBD)
Lineage unknown
Additional Lineage #1 & FM Intro: FLAC > WAV > CoolEditPro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Edit: separated fm intro from #1 (11sec)

Note on this seed:
this show was erroneously seeded as 07-26 Antibes (FR), but it seems to be identical with the show usually given as 07-28 Stockholm.
date/location were given as:
   Juan-les-Pins, Antibes (FR), July 26, 1969
setlist was given as:
   1. Same Shame (or Total Eclipse?) (21:06)
   2. The Peacemaker (17:11)
   3. Spiral (13:25)
   4. Blues Mind Matter (7:02)

Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land Quintet
Hamburg (Germany)
August 1969

Harold Land - tenor sax
Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone
Stanley Cowell - piano
Reggie Johnson - bass
Joe Chambers - drums

3. Same Shame > Blow Up (Hutcherson) 35:58
4. Oleo (Rollins) 7:17 [inc]

TT: 65:53

Sound: A/A-
Source (#3-4, maybe also #1-2): NDR broadcast
Lineage: FM > ? > CD-R > EAC > Goldwave > FLAC

goody: dBpowerAMP (FLAC-WAV) > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender -80) > TLH (FLAC, sigs)

Pitch of the '69 set tracks were approximately 80 cents sharp.  Fixed and reFLACed with TLH by goody - 10/26/05

-- omitted (see older version) --

Harold Land - tenor sax
Bobby Hutcherson - vibes
Hal Galper - piano
Reggie Johnson - bass
Joe Chambers - drums

May 29, 1970
1. Four (Rollins) 11:58
2. Oleo (Rollins) 10:39 [inc]

(these two sets were initially shared on EZT/Dime together, the 1970 were okay as far as speed was concerned)

Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land Quintet
Hamburg (Germany)
May 29, 1970 

Harold Land - tenor sax
Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone
Hal Galper - piano
Reggie Johnson - bass
Joe Chambers - drums

1. Four (Rollins) 11:58
2. Oleo (Rollins) 10:39 [inc]

TT: 22:38

Sound: A/A-
Source (#3-4, maybe also #1-2): NDR broadcast
Lineage: FM > ? > CD-R > EAC > Goldwave > FLAC

ubu (2014-04-03): EAC (secure) > FLAC (8)

NOTE: omitted Aug 1969 - see speed-fix!

original info for that part:

August 1969
3. Same Shame > Blow Up (Hutcherson) 35:58
4. Oleo (Rollins) 7:17 [inc]

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Freddie Hubbard - Switzerland 1978-1991

Some bits of Freddie Hubbard ... it's been five years a few weeks back.

Montreux (Switzerland) - July 14, 1986
Freddie Hubbard (tp), Joe Henderson (ts), McCoy Tyner (p), John Scofield (g), Avery Sharpe (b), Louis Hayes (dr)
1. Byrdlike (15:52)

Cully (Switzerland) - March 15, 1991
Freddie Hubbard (tp), Don Braden (ts), Benny Green (p), Jeff Chambers (b), Louis Hayes (dr)
2. Bolivia (13:39)

Montreux (Switzerland) - July 21, 1978
Freddie Hubbard (tp), Hadley Caliman (ts), Billy Childs (p, keyb), Larry Klein (b), Carl Burnett (dr)
3. Take It to the Ozone (11:42)
4. To Her Ladyship (1:00) [inc]

TT: 42:13

lineage: DVB-S (256 kbps/ 48 khz) > Technotrend C-1400 DVB-S PCI card > harddisk.
Edits were made made with the mp3DirectCut software.

Barry Altschul - Nancy 1977

Barry Altschul Quartet
Nancy (France), Jazzpulsations
October 12, 1977

George Lewis - trombone
Byard Lancaster - soprano & alto sax, flute
Dave Holland - bass, cello
Barry Altschul - drums

2. You Can't Name Your Own Tune (34:11)

Sound: A-
Source/Lineage: FM - Copy from master - Maxell XLII 90 – Denon CDR 1000 –flac –dime

(companion to the Kalaparusha set also re-upped recently)

Von & Chico Freeman w/Hank Jones Trio - Den Haag 1990

Von & Chico Freeman with the Hank Jones Trio
North Sea Jazz Festival
Den Haag (The Netherlands), Van Gogh Zaal
July 14, 199)0 (Saturday)

Von Freeman - tenor sax
Chico Freeman - tenor sax
Hank Jones - piano
Mads Vinding - bass
Keith Copeland - drums

1. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (12:54)
2. Little Sun Flower (16:44)
3. Poinciana (10:08)
4. On Green Dolphin Street (5:53) [trio]
5. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) 7:22

TT: 53:05

Sound: A
Source: radio broadcast

:: ubu notes & edits ::

came as just two tracks (34:14, 24:53)
#2 wouldn't extract with TLH and gave errors with Foobar as well

boosted volume + 6dB
separated tracks
deleted talk before and after all tracks
deleted overlap between #2 and #3

Additional lineage: FLAC in trade > TLH/Foobar > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > TLH > FLAC (8,SBE fixed)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Yusef Lateef - Montreux 1970

Took me a while, sorry - but here's finally the re-post of the late, great and dearly beloved Yusef Lateef's concert at Montreux Jazz Festival 1970.

Yusef Lateef - Hamburg 1971

Yusef Lateef
Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux (Switzerland), Casino
July 20, 1970

Yusef Lateef - tenor sax, flute, oboe
Barry Harris - piano
Bob Cunningham - bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath - drums

1. Yusef's Mood (Yusef Lateef) 9:54
2. These Foolish Things (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) 8:57
3. Soul Flute (6:11)
4. The Road Back (Yusef Lateef) 7:00
5. Stone Henge (Yusef Lateef) 11:50
6. Off Minor (Thelonious Monk) 5:49
7. (blues) (14:26)
8. Vibration (Yusef Lateef) 8:52

TT: 73:04

Sound: A/A-
Lineage: FM? > ? > CDR > EAC > FLAC

Friday, December 27, 2013

Yusef Lateef - Bremen 1971

Yusef Lateef has been a favourite nearly forever since I started listening to jazz ... I discovered the sounds of Miles, Bill Evans, Coltrane, Jimmy Smith and some others when I was about thirteen. Then I was hipped to Cannonball Adderley by a friend of my parents - and fell in love with Lateef's playing on "Nippon Soul" and even more so on "Cannonball in Europe!" where Lateef gets an amazing feature on "Trouble in Mind", the Adderley Brothers taking a break.

A friend helped me out later with the early Savoy sides, and I acquired whatever I could. Any of his albums from his 1956 debut up to the final ones on Impulse (several of which are still not widely available - what a royal drag!) are must haves in my house! The early Savoys ("Jazz Mood", "Jazz for the Thinker"), the live recordings from Pep's (Impulse - with Richard Willimas and Mike Nock) and "Eastern Sounds" (Prestige) are particular favourites, but it seems unfair to point out any of that long stretch of excellent albums also including "Before Dawn" (Verve), "Prayer to the East", "Jazz and the Sounds of Nature", "The Dreamer", "Fabric of Jazz" (all Savoy), "At Cranbrook" (Argo), "The Sounds of Yusef Lateef", "Other Sounds", "Cry! - Tender", "Into Something" (all Prestige), "The Centaur and the Phoenix", "Three Faces of Yusef Lateef" (both Riverside), "The Golden Flute", "Psychicemotus", "1984" (all Impulse) and several others. His tenure at Atlantic started off pretty well, too, with albums such as "The Blue Yusef Lateef", "Yusef Lateet's Detroit" or "The Gentle Giant", which stars the amazing portrait shot by Giuseppe Pino I borrowed to open this post.

Lateef's tenor playing is deeply grounded in the old tradition of Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster, but also sports a melodic sense that can be traced back to Lester Young. Swing-to-bop giant Don Byas certainly was another influence.

Born William Emanuel Huddleston in Chattanooga, TN (the middle name is sometimes spelt with to m's) in 1920, his family moved to Detroit when Lateef was five. One of his classmates was Milt Jackson, soon he also befriended tenor players Billy Mitchell and Lucky Thompson, both later to be at home in a similarly deeply rooted yet modern playing style.

After starting to play around his hometown, Lateef played with several name bands including Hot Lips Page's and Roy Eldridge's, recorded his first solos on RCA sides of Dizzy Gillespie's great big band of the late forties. Then he returned to Detroit and continued to study, adding flute to his array. He turned into one of jazz' finest flautists, later mastering the oboe and turning that most classical of all wind instruments into a supreme blues instrument. He also started exploring scales and rhythms used in other musical traditions such as Indian or Arab ones, adding further instruments like the argol and the shenai. His bass players were to use the rebab as well, whilst the drummers turned into percussionists, using finger cymbals, gongs etc.

Lateef's early band featured Curtis Fuller on trombone and later Wilbur Harden on trumpet and Hugh Lawson on piano. He also recorded a pair of albums with Bernard McKinney (later known as Kiane Zawadi) on euphonium and the great Detroit piano player Terry Pollard. On "Eastern Sounds" he had Barry Harris on piano - the epitome of pure bebop and one of Detroit's most renowned musicians. In the mid sixties his music - that had long turned into what can be called "world music" - got more adventurous as can be witnessed on the live recordings made by Impulse at Pep's in Philadelphia. He also recorded a fine album with Georges Arvanitas on piano ("Psychicemotus") that was luckily reissued on CD a few years back.

What makes Lateef so special and his music so dear to me is his control of sound, no matter on which of his axes, but most impressive on tenor, where he seems to be fully in charge of each microtone he inserts in his slurs and trills. His sound simply has to be one of the best ever on the instrument. His solos waste no notes, his ballad playing is masterful (check out "Love Is Eternal" on his sole Verve album for a prime example).

I've never gotten around to really explore his career after around 1970 in a thorough way, but he continued to record some fine albums, founded his own YAL label, on which he released - among many others - four albums of encounters with other tenor saxophonists (all titled "Tenors"): Archie Shepp, Von Freeman, René McLean and Ricky Ford. In the mid noughties, he collaborated with french Belmondo Brothers to record a wonderful double album titled "Influnce" (Bee Jazz, 2005). A scaled-down version of that band played a fantastic concert at Cully Jazz Festival the following year that was luckily captured by radio (I missed it and I'm still hating myself for that). I finally managed to catch Lateef live in late 2012 when he appeared at Enjoy Jazz in Ludwigshafen with Archie Shepp. Frankly, the best of the night was a great rhythm section headed by the late Mulgrew Miller and also conaining Reggie Workman and Hamid Drake. Shepp and Lateef were both there, but not bothering to actually play together all that much. Shepp did some pretty lacklustre blues singing (killing Ellington's "Don't Get 'round Much Any More" along the way) and some of his typically raunchy blowing, still with a gorgeous tone but without much of the old bravura and control, while Lateef just played short snippets and threw in some sounds along the way. When he played the theme to "In a Sentimental Mood" on oboe, without adding even a bar of blowing after that, it was still the finest moment of the whole night, earning the largest applause. A weird night, but I'm so glad I have been there.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Here is a concert from Lateef's well-documented 1971 tour, with a fine band and the leader in fine shape. If you can help identifying any of the tunes, please to leave a comment.

Thanks to the kind person who shared this over on dime, several years back.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Yusef Lateef Quartet
Bremen (Germany), Lila Eule
October 20, 1971

Yusef Lateef - tenor sax, flute, oboe
Kenny Barron - piano
Bob Cunningham - bass
Albert 'Tootie' Heath - drums

CD1#2 is a duo by Albert Heath (reed flute) & Bob Cunningham

1. See See Rider (Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey-Lena Arrant) 14:02
2. Lowland Lullaby (Albert Heath) 3:20
3. unknown (16:03)
4. unknown (2:09)
5. unknown (18:41)

1. Straighten Up and Fly Right (Nat King Cole-Irving Mills) 13:37
2. Habibi (Kenny Barron) 8:41 [inc, fade-out]
3. unknown [12:55] > Barbados (Charlie Parker) 21:44
4. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Ned Washington, George Bassman) 10:38

TT: 108:58

Sound: A- (low hum, some hiss)
Source: radio broadcast
Lineage: CDR trade > EAC > WAV > TLH > FLAC

:: ubu edits ::

retracked whole set (most were too late)
moved announcements to end of preceeding tracks (CD1#1/2, CD2#1/2)
deleted (mostly) a short bit of radio talk at end of CD2#3
boosted volume +6dB

the original fade out/in around the mark of #5/#6 was a crossfade, hence I decided to have the disk break there

the fade-out at the end of #7 was there already

Additional Lineage: TLH > WAV > Cool Edit > TLH > FLAC (8,asb)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Carla Bley - Carla's Christmas Carols (Berlin 2008)

Okay, it's this time of the year again, where most people seem to be in even worse mood than usual, have a rush, no time for a casual appointment because they have some stuff going on almost nightly ... and on top of it all, they start playing weird music all over the place ... I've been told though that some people actually do like that stuff ... hard to believe as it is, here is again one of the perennial favourites of this blog, posted before at least twice - and surely some of the most thought-provoking and left-field christmas music you're ever going to hear.

Carla Bley Plays Christmas Carols
Berlin (Germany), Passionskirche
December 4, 2008 (MP2)

Carla Bley - piano, arrangements, leader
Steve Swallow - bass
Tobias Weidinger - trumpet, Glockenspiel
Axel Schlosser - trumpet
Christine Chapman - french horn
Adrian Mears - trombone
Ed Partyka - bass trombone, tuba

1. O Tannenbaum (2:23)
2. Silent Night And Day (8:35)
3. Jingle Bells (3:22)
4. The Christmas Song (5:25)
5. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (5:35)
6. O Holy Night - Joy To The World (8:29)
7. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen (9:46)
8. O Come To Bethlehem, All Ye Faithful (5:53)

TT: 49:28

Sound: A
Source: DVB-S@320, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre - Nancy 1977

Here's a re-post, dedicated to Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (1936-2013)

Anyone who doesn't know him is encouraged to watch Danilo Parra's poignant film here.

And anyone who wants to check out more of his music should get his Delmark release Humility in the Light of Creator. Kalaparusha was also present on the very first AACM release, Delmark's Sound by Roscoe Mitchell, which is a glorious record - and indeed, "sound" is what it's about ... check out Kalaparusha's sound, it's deep!

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre Quartet
Nancy (France), Jazzpulsations
October 11, 1977

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre - tenor sax
Ahmed Abdullah - trumpet
Brian Smith - bass
Charlie Persip - drums

1. Morning Prayer (19:18)

Monday, November 04, 2013

Sonny Rollins - Arnhem 1967

A quick re-post (MP3 only, sorry).

This is one for the upcoming book "1000 Bootlegs You Must Hear Before You Can Peacefully Lay Your Head" ;-)

Seriously, it's Sonny Rollins on May 3, 1967 in Arnhem, in trio with Ruud Jacobs and Han Bennink. Check out all details here.

(Borrowing the newspaper snippet from a blog that borrowed the FLAC version of this - thx.)