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

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

Saturday, June 30, 2007

George Russell Sextet - Paris 1964 (George Russell Fest #3/7) - now on dime

Phew! I made it - here's the seventh and last of the George Russell seeds:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=152727

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George Russell Sextet
Paris (FR), Salle Pleyel
October 1, 1964

Thad Jones - cornet
Garnett Brown - trombone
Joe Farrell - tenor sax
George Russell - piano
Barre Phillips - bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath - drums

1. The Outer View (11:06)
2. Volupté (12:37)
3. You're My Sunshine (11:09)
4. D.C. Divertimento (8:59)

Compositions by George Russell
except #3 by Jimmie Davis/Charles Mitchell, arr. by George Russell

TT: 43:53

Sound: A
Source: CDR in Trade
Lineage: SBD? > ? > CDR > EAC > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

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:: the complete ubu George Russell Fest - dimeadozen.org - July 2007 ::

#1 - George Russell - Lenox Schoof of Jazz 1960 (re-seed)
#2 - George Russell - Newport 1964 (edited re-seed)
#3 - George Russell - Paris 1964-10-01 (I seeded this before)
#4 - George Russell Berlin 1970-11-05 & Don Ellis Berlin 1968-11-08
#5 - George Russell Living Time Orchestra - Perugia 2002-07-15 (edited re-seed)
#6 - Lydian Sound Orchestra w/Charles McPherson - Vicenza 2005-05-21 (re-seed)
#7 - Swedish Living Time Orchestra - Stockholm 2006-05-15 (re-seed)

Swedish Living Time Orchestra - Stockholm 2006 (George Russell Fest #7/7) - now on dime

Here's the last one, likely #3 (Paris 1964) is to follow in a few hours!
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=152692

This is quite a bit of an all star affair, with people like Mikkelborg, Broo, Åberg and Stenson present (both of the last mentioned were part of Rena Rama, whose fine Caprice twofer has just been in my CD player). I hope people will be open-minded enough to give this a chance, even though the musicians are less familiar!

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The Swedish Living Time Orchestra - Play George Russell
Stockholm (SE), Jazzclub Fasching
May 15, 2006

Hans Dyvik, Palle Mikkelborg & Magnus Broo - trumpet
Magnus Viklund - trombone
Anders Wiborg - bass trombone
Johan Hörlen - alto saxophone
Lennart Åberg - tenor saxophone, conductor
Alberto Pinton - baritone saxophone
Ola Bengtsson - guitar
Bobo Stenson - piano
Daniel Karlsson - keyboard
Christian Spering - bass
Bengt Stark - drums
Magnus Persson - percussion

CD1/78:18
1. Listen To The Silence (Russell) > Ann (14:44)
2. Suite: African Game (pt 1) (Russell) 11:20
3. Suite: African Game (pt 2) (Russell) > Ann (28:48)
4. Medley: Autumn In New York > How About You > Ann (9:59)
5. It's About Time (Russell) 13:04
CD2/14:25
6. Band Intros > Ann (2:02)
7. So What (Miles Davis) > FM outro (12:22)

TT: 92:43

Sound: A/A-
Lineage: FM broadcast > Philips CDR765 > Adobe Audition 2.0 > dBpowerAMP Music Converter 11.5
*Taped & Transferred by peterw

Additional lineage: EAC (secure) > FLAC (8)
Re-seed by ubu

Lee Wiley, Bobby Hackett & Joe Bushkin - A Night in Manhattan (1950) - For Europeans Only #1

This is the first of a series of uploads focussing on earlier styles of jazz. The idea is to share single sessions, usually nowhere near the lenght of a CD, that I like a lot and that I think deserve more attention. CDs may have several advantages, but sometimes they're just not right, either... they run too long if I want to have 20 minutes of music, they store away short dates with other material and often sort of hide it... so the focus in this series shall be pre-LP dates, mostly (not much plans yet... I'll be surprised myself!) of pre-bop styled music, such as Lee Wiley, Bunny Berigan or Mildred Bailey (that's the two artists I know what to share of, right away...) 

The tag For Europeans Only (after our favourite Tadd Dameron's composition of the same title) means that this will all be music that's older than 50 years and hence in public domain over here in Europe. If you're an American and disagree with the 50 year limit, please just stay away!


Lee Wiley singing with Max Kaminsky's band

Lee Wiley started out in the early thirties (check out my compilation of early material here) and sang with the Dorsey Brothers, Max Kaminsky, Joe Bushkin and others, mostly working with Condon-related musician by the late 30s. She never quite made it big, maybe because she disappeared or had low visibility at various points of her career. However, this 1950 album matching her with the most sympathetic pianist Joe Bushkin, and trumpeter/cornetist Bobby Hackett, brought her back to attention and has to be considered one of the highlights of her career.

A remembrance by Singer Carol Sloane (from AAJ):
I was singing in the Big Room of an elegant club in New York City called The Blue Angel. One night after the show, I joined some friends in the Art Deco lounge and saw a sight I'll never forget: a woman, draped in sable, seated at one of the black leather upholstered banquettes, surrounded by five or six gentlemen in black tie. The men were clearly enchanted with this glamourous creature, lighting her cigarettes, pouring her champagne, laughing ever so delicately at her witticisms, and not a one paying the slightest attention to darling Bobby Short, singing Cole Porter tunes on a little upright over in the corner with all the persuasion and enthusiasm he possesses to this day. "WHO is that?", I asked. "THAT" is Lee Wiley!"

I was dazzled and thrilled to see the great Lee Wiley, and determined I'd be the center of attention at a similar party one day... Best I've done so far is that night backstage at the Newport Jazz Festival when some guy offered me a joint, a bottle of beer and a ride home.

A short review from AAJ:
Lee Wiley: Night in Manhattan (1950)
This is the quintessential album from the woman widely regarded as the first great cult singer in vocal jazz. Unlike her wonderful and groundbreaking series of songbook 78s of a decade earlier, this 10” EP was carefully recorded to capture Wiley's unique vocal timbre in clear sound. Unlike the sublime, Ralph Burns orchestrated West of the Moon that was still to come, this album features Wiley singing her signature songs in the company of some of her favorite jazz musicians. The latest CD incarnation preserves the original EP's 8-song line up and then adds some Irving Berlin and Vincent Youmans material Wiley recorded for Columbia. These additional tracks feature good songs and terrific singing smothered by awful dual piano accompaniment. However, the first 8 tracks, the original Night in Manhattan EP, are reason enough to buy this CD.

I couldn't find a large scan of the original cover (didn't see it on Gokudo - the two other Columbia 10" albums are there, however), but here's the cover of a CD pairing all three albums:



Just for the record: the two other albums are worthwhile enough, if just for Lee's singing!
But Night in Manhattan is the finest part of the three, for sure! One of her career highlights! And here finally it is:

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Lee Wiley / Bobby Hackett / Joe Bushkin - A Night in Manhattan
Columbia CL 6169 (10" LP)


1. A Woman's Intuition (N. Washington-V. Young) 3:28
2. Sugar (Pinkard-Mitchell-Alexander) 3:05
3. Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere (Washington-Young-Wiley) 2:24
4. (I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance (Crosby-Washington-Young) 3:13
5. Oh! Look At Me Now (J. DeVries-J. Bushkin) 3:05
6. Street Of Dreams (S. Lewis-V. Young) 3:11
7. Manhattan (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) 3:21
8. I've Got A Crush On You (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 3:22


DISCOGRAPHY:

LEE WILEY AND BOBBY HACKETT WITH JOE BUSHKIN AND HIS SWINGING STRINGS: Bobby Hackett (cor), Artie Manners, Jimmy Lytell (cl), Herb Baumel, Alex Pearce, Gabriel Banat (vln), Dick Dickler (vla), George Koutzem (clo), Joe Bushkin (p, cel), Robert Chauvigny (second p), Marcel Bonniface (acc), Bill Goodall (b), Charlie Smith (d), Lee Wiley (vcl).
NYC, December 12, 1950

CO 44721-1 A Woman's Intuition Col 39204, CL 6169
CO 44722-1 Sugar Col 39201, -
CO 44723-1 Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere Col 39204, -
CO 44724-1 (I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance Col 39202, -

LEE WILEY AND BOBBY HACKETT WITH JOE BUSHKIN AND HIS SWINGING STRINGS: Bobby Hackett (cor), Herb Baumel, Gabriel Banat (vln), Dick Dickler (vla), George Koutzem (clo), Joe Bushkin (p, cel), Bill Goodall (b), Charlie Smith (d), Lee Wiley (vcl).
NYC, December 14, 1950

CO 44732-1 Oh! Look At Me Now Col 39203, CL 6169
CO 44733-1 Street Of Dreams Col 39201, -
CO 44734-1 Manhattan Col 39202, -
CO 44735-1 I've Got A Crush On You Col 39203, -



MP3 @ 320 kbs from:
MD8-206 Classic Columbia Condon Mob Sessions - CD8 #3-10, Sessions (HH) & (II)

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George Russell Living Time Orchestra - Perugia 2002 - FM - FIXED RE-SEED (George Russell Fest #5/7) - now on dime

My second to last Russell seed just went up here:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=152670

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George Russell - Living Time Orchestra
Perugia (IT), Umbria Jazz
July 15, 2002

Stanton Davis, Tiger Okoshi, Stuart Brooks - trumpet
Dave Bargeron - trombone
Richard Edwards - bass trombone
Honshuku Hiru - flute
Steve Slagle - alto sax
George Garzone - tenor sax
Pete Hurt - baritone sax
Brad Hatfield, Steve Lodder - keyboards
Mike Walker - guitar
Bill Urmson - electric bass
Billy Ward - drums
Pat Hollenbeck - percussion
George Russell - leader

CD1/40:11
1. unknown (4:34) [hiss/diginoise at beginning]
2. Ann GR (2:22)
3. Cubano-Be, Cubano-Bop (9:42)
4. unknown (3:18)
5. unknown (9:22)
6. Ann GR (0:08) [cuts in]
7. Stratusphunk (10:43) [fm voiceover 0:00-0:08]

CD2/53:07
1. Ann GR (0:30)
2. Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature (35:45) [splice 21:41.716]
3. So What > Band Intros (16:51)

TT: 93:18

Sound: A- (some minor imperfections, hiss, diginoise)
Source: FM

Edit:
- moved mark CD1#1/2 -1.6sec
- moved mark CD1#2/3 +2.9sec
- separated fm talk from end of CD1#3, added fade-out
- moved mark CD1#4/5 +9sec
- added fade-out at end of CD1#5
- separated Ann GR from CD1#7
- moved mark CD1#6/CD2#1: +34.9sec
- separated Ann GR (0:42) and fm talk (15sec) from beginning of CD2#1
- spliced two parts (22:57 & 14:04 before other edits) of Sonata together
- moved mark CD2#2/3 -0.8sec
- added fade-out at end of CD2#3
- deleted empty minutes in fm outro

Friday, June 29, 2007

George Russell - Berlin 1970 & Don Ellis - Berlin 1968 (George Russell Fest #4/7) - now on dime

Just up: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=152557

Don Ellis played with Russell early on (documented on a few of the later's great early 60s album on Riverside, see my earlier Russell post for more info), so it was pretty logical to combine these two shorter sets. The Russell composition was released twice on Soul Note, as far as I know. About Ellis I don't know that much. Two of his earliest albums for Pacific Jazz have been reissued on CD by Blue Note/EMI, and I also have his Columbia album "Electric Bath". Earlier on he did a few small group albums (for Candid mainly, but one for New Jazz/Prestige - another OJC to get before it's gone, I assume...), and later on he did a few more albums for Columbia (some of which have been reissued on CD by the Wounded Bird label).

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George Russell Group
Berliner Jazztage 1970
Berlin (DE), Philharmonie
November 5, 1970

Manfred Schoof - trumpet
Albert Mangelsdorff - trombone
Gerd Dudek - tenor sax
Terje Rypdal - guitar
George Russell - piano
Günter Lenz - bass
Jon Christensen - drums

1. Stage Introduction AM (1:29)
2. Electronic Sonata For Souls Loved By Nature (George Russell) 18:12

TT: 19:41

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Don Ellis - Berlin Dream Band
Berliner Jazztage 1968
Berlin (DE), Philharmonie
November 8, 1968

Don Ellis - trumpet, quarter-tone-trumpet, conductor, arranger
Ron Simmonds, Ack van Rooyen, Harry Samp, Carmel Jones - trumpet
Ake Persson, Siegfried Schmidt, Henry Masnik, Jean Orieux - trombone
Hyronimus Engel - tuba
Leo Wright, Klaus Marmulla, Lothar Noack, Helmut Brandt - sax
Fritz Pauer - piano
Hajo Lange, Jurgen Ehlers, Hans Rettenbacher - bass
Dai Bowen, Billy Brooks - drums
Heinz Niemeyer, Dave Hildinger, Werner Windler, Kurt Giese - percussion

on "Night City" add The Peter Cornehlsen Chorus - voices

3. Announcement DE (1:15)
4. Night City (8:36)
5. Announcement DE (0:15)
6. The Blues (8:07)
7. Announcement DE (0:40)
8. Pussy Wiggle Stomp (16:47)

All Compositions by Don Ellis

TT: 35:42

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TT: 55:23 / Sound: A / Source: FM
Lineage: FM > ? > CDR in trade > EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (added track mark & fades) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Lydian Sound Orchestra - Vicenza 2005 (George Russell Fest #6/7) - now on dime

Next one's up - I'm in a hurry to get things done before leaving for vacation now!

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=152549

A fantastic show by an Italian All Star band with special guest Charles McPherson. This was seeded pretty recently but didn't find nearly as much acclaim as it deserved, so I hope seeding it as part of this little Russell festival of mine will help!
Thanks to the original seeer, Jazzagogo!

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Lydian Sound Orchestra with Charles McPherson - Bird at Massey Hall
New Conversations - Vicenza Jazz:
Vicenza (IT)
May 21, 2005

Charles McPherson - alto sax

Riccardo Brazzale - direction & arrangements

Pietro Tonolo - tenor & soprano sax
Robert Bonisolo - tenor & soprano sax
Rossano Emili - baritone sax & clarinet
Kyle Gregori - trumpet
Roberto Rossi - trombone
Dario Duso - tuba
Michele Calgaro - guitar
Paolo Birro - piano
Marc Abrams - bass
Mauro Beggio - drums

1. Perdido (11:41)
2. Salt Peanuts (6:51))
3. All The Things You Are (10:58)
4. Wee (Allen's Alley) 8:19
5. Hot House (11:52)

TT: 49:43

Sound: A/A-
Source: Rai - Radio 3

Note from seeder: Not Recorded (not broadcast) : Night In Tunisia

Lenox School of Jazz Concert 1959

Lenox School of Jazz Concert 1959 (MP3@320)

Here's the link again to the page on Mike Fitzgerald's site with much more info:
http://www.jazzdiscography.com/Lenox/lenhome.htm



THE THIRD ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT
August 29, 1959
BERKSHIRE MUSIC BARN, LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS (USA)

Max Roach, John Lewis Ensemble: Don Cherry-tpt; Ornette Coleman-asx; Kent McGarity-tbn, btpt; Steve Kuhn, Ron Brown-p; Larry Ridley-b; Barry Greenspan-d
1. THE SPHINX (Ornette Coleman)
2. INN TUNE (Margo Guryan)

Kenny Dorham Ensemble: Peter Farmer, Kenny Dorham-tpt; Sture Swenson-bsx, tsx; Paul Dunyhower-tbn; David Lahm, Ran Blake-p; Walter Bernard-b; John Bergamo-d
3. D. C. SPECIAL (Kenny Dorham)

Bill Evans, Jim Hall, Connie Kay Ensemble: Al Kiger-tpt; Ted Casher-tsx; Dick Wright-tbn; Gary McFarland-vbs; Attilla Zoller-g; Dizzy Sal-p; Doug McLaughlin-b; Bill Sharfman-d
4. MONK'S SPHERE (Gary McFarland)
5. JINGLES (Wes Montgomery, arr. Al Kiger)

Jimmy Giuffre F. & M. Schaefer Scholarship Ensemble: Tony Greenwald-tpt; Jimmy Giuffre-ww; Ian Underwood-f; Lenny Popkin-asx; Herb Gardner-tbn; David Mackay-p; John Keyser-b; Paul Cohen-d
6. STRATUSPHUNK (George Russell)
7. RAY'S TIME (Jimmy Giuffre)

Gunther Schuller Ensemble: Perry Robinson-cl; John Eckert-tpt; Don Stewart-tsx; David Baker-btbn; Gunther Schuller-fr hn; Sandy Schmidt, Nico Bunink-p; Mona Neves-b; Bob Fuhlrodt-d
8. LONE RANGER AND THE GREAT HORACE SILVER (David Baker)

Herb Pomeroy Ensemble: Tony Greenwald, Al Kiger, 2 unknown-tpt; Ornette Coleman, Lenny Popkin-asx; Ian Underwood-f, asx; Ted Casher-tsx; Sture Swenson-bsx?; Herb Gardner, Paul Dunyhower?-tbn; David Baker-btbn; Gary McFarland-vibes; David Mackay-p; John Keyser-b; Paul Cohen-d; Herb Pomeroy-cond
9. TO THEE, O ASPHODEL (Bobby Freedman)
10. PAUL'S PAL (Sonny Rollins)
11. BLUE GRASS (Danny Kent)

TT: 48:45 / Sound: A- / Source: Royal Jazz RJD 513 (CD / 1990)
MP3 @ 320 kbs / download link


George Russell - Newport 1964 (George Russell Fest #2/7) - now on dime

Part 2 of my George Russell fest is up here, now:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=152542

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George Russell
Newport Jazz Festival - Newport, RI, July 3, 1964

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Don Ellis - trumpet
Dave Baker - trombone
John Gilmore - tenor sax
George Russell - piano
Steve Swallow - bass
Pete LaRoca - drums
Sheila Jordan - vocals

1. Announcement 0:45
2. The Outer View (Russell) 9:06
3. Stratusphunk (Russell) 7:03
4. Volupte (Russell) 12:08
5. You Are My Sunshine (trad., arr. Russell) 10:22

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unknown European date - July 1964

possibly:
Thad Jones - cornet
Joe Farrell - reeds
Garnett Brown - trombone
George Russell - piano
Barre Phillips - bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath - drums

6. 'Round Midnight (Monk-Hanighen-Williams) 6:29 [clipped at the end]

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TT: 45:56

Sound: A-/B+
Lineage: sbd > ? > WKCR-FM > ? > cassette > Tascam 122 MK III > Numark 20 band equalizer > HHB CDR 830 > cdr > cdr > eac(secure mode) > flac(level 8)
Additional Lineage: FLAC > WAV > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify) > EAC (secure) > FLAC (8)


Notes on #6:
- right channel drops out for most of 3:20-end
- personnel came without bass player, I added Phillips; this is the 1964
Paris concert personnel (October 1, 1964)


ubu's Edits:
- separate announcement from #1 (45sec)
- cut promo (end of NEW#2/beginning of NEW#3)
- moved mark NEW#2/NEW#3 (+20sec)
- moved mark NEW#3/NEW#4 (+11sec)
- cut promo (end of NEW#4/beginning of NEW#5)
- moved mark NEW#4/NEW#5 (+24sec)
- moved mark NEW#5/NEW#6 (-3sec)
- deleted 5 second drop-out NEW#6 3:22.5-3:27.5
- delete silence at end of NEW#6 (2sec)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

George Russell 1960 & Various Artists 1959 - Lenox School of Jazz (George Russell Fest #1/7) - now on dime

NOTE: the bonus was not ok for dime, possibly one of the releases wasn't a bootleg, as I thought - look for it to return here in a 320 kbs MP3 version in a few hours!

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So then, here's seed #1 of 7:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=152440 (banned)
New link:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=152542

More info on the Lenox Schoof of Jazz (on Mike Fitzgerald's terrific site).

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George Russell Sextet
Music Inn, Lenox, Mass. (USA)
September 1960

Al Kiger - trumpet
Dave Baker - trombone
Dave Young - tenor sax
George Russell - piano
Chuck Israels - bass
Joe Hunt - drums

1. Introduction by George Russel (2:04)
2. Things New (8:01)
3. Dance Class (3:45)
4. Potting Shed (4:43)
5. Stratusphunk (6:44)

TT: 25:19

Sound: A-
Source: FM?
Lineage: ? > dime > CDR > EAC (secure) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Note: all tracks (except #2) begin with short announcements by Russell


***** BONUS *****

Lenox School of Jazz Concert 1959

THE THIRD ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT
August 29, 1959
BERKSHIRE MUSIC BARN, LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS (USA)

Max Roach, John Lewis Ensemble: Don Cherry-tpt; Ornette Coleman-asx; Kent McGarity-tbn, btpt; Steve Kuhn, Ron Brown-p; Larry Ridley-b; Barry Greenspan-d
6. THE SPHINX (Ornette Coleman)
7. INN TUNE (Margo Guryan)

Kenny Dorham Ensemble: Peter Farmer, Kenny Dorham-tpt; Sture Swenson-bsx, tsx; Paul Dunyhower-tbn; David Lahm, Ran Blake-p; Walter Bernard-b; John Bergamo-d
8. D. C. SPECIAL (Kenny Dorham)

Bill Evans, Jim Hall, Connie Kay Ensemble: Al Kiger-tpt; Ted Casher-tsx; Dick Wright-tbn; Gary McFarland-vbs; Attilla Zoller-g; Dizzy Sal-p; Doug McLaughlin-b; Bill Sharfman-d
9. MONK'S SPHERE (Gary McFarland)
10. JINGLES (Wes Montgomery, arr. Al Kiger)

Jimmy Giuffre F. & M. Schaefer Scholarship Ensemble: Tony Greenwald-tpt; Jimmy Giuffre-ww; Ian Underwood-f; Lenny Popkin-asx; Herb Gardner-tbn; David Mackay-p; John Keyser-b; Paul Cohen-d
11. STRATUSPHUNK (George Russell)
12. RAY'S TIME (Jimmy Giuffre)

Gunther Schuller Ensemble: Perry Robinson-cl; John Eckert-tpt; Don Stewart-tsx; David Baker-btbn; Gunther Schuller-fr hn; Sandy Schmidt, Nico Bunink-p; Mona Neves-b; Bob Fuhlrodt-d
13. LONE RANGER AND THE GREAT HORACE SILVER (David Baker)

Herb Pomeroy Ensemble: Tony Greenwald, Al Kiger, 2 unknown-tpt; Ornette Coleman, Lenny Popkin-asx; Ian Underwood-f, asx; Ted Casher-tsx; Sture Swenson-bsx?; Herb Gardner, Paul Dunyhower?-tbn; David Baker-btbn; Gary McFarland-vibes; David Mackay-p; John Keyser-b; Paul Cohen-d; Herb Pomeroy-cond
14. TO THEE, O ASPHODEL (Bobby Freedman)
15. PAUL'S PAL (Sonny Rollins)
16. BLUE GRASS (Danny Kent)

TT: 48:45

Sound: A-
Source: Royal Jazz RJD 513 (CD / 1990)
Lineage: EAC (secure) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

George Russell Fest on dime

I'm trying to squeeze in a little George Russell (wiki) festival on dime before leaving for two weeks vacation in Vienna (July 1 to July 16).

Here's the listing of planned seeds:

instalments:

#1 - George Russell - Lenox 1960 (re-seed)
#2 - George Russell - Newport 1964 (edited re-seed)
#3 - George Russell - Paris 1964-10-01 (I seeded this before - won't re-seed it now, hopefully someone else steps in)
#4 - George Russell Berlin 1970-11-05 & Don Ellis Berlin 1968-11-08
#5 - George Russell Living Time Orchestra - Perugia 2002-07-15 (edited re-seed)
#6 - Lydian Sound Orchestra w/Charles McPherson - Vicenza 2005-05-21 (re-seed)
#7 - Swedish Living Time Orchestra - Stockholm 2006-05-15 (re-seed - maybe someone else helps me on this one, time may end too soon for this to be included...)



As for George Russell... I consider him one of the most fascinating characters of our beloved music. His albums - I own most of his 50s to early 60s work - belong to the most cherished ones.

:: A couple of albums on RCA ::
Jazz Workshop (his debut from 1956) with Russell not playing himself, but on board are Art Farmer, Hal McKusick & Bill Evans!
New York N.Y. (1958), an ambitious and probably only partly successful project with appearances by John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Jon Hendricks (don't miss the recent Pacific/EMI reissue of his great "Another Git Together" with Cannonball, Pony Poindexter, Wes Montgomery & others!), Al Cohn, Art Farmer, Jimmy Cleveland, Bob Brookmeyer, Benny Golson and many others.

:: Three on Decca ::
First there's his 1960 album Jazz in the Space Age, one of the crowning achievements of his career, including Bill Evans again, but also Paul Bley (they're both soloing together on one tune!), with a big band featuring Ernie Royal, Dave Baker, Barry Galbraith, Milt Hinton, Hal McKusick, Charlie Persip, Don Lamond, Bob Brookmeyer and others.
Then he also did two small group albums, only one of them I have: George Russell Sextet at the Five Spot, a studio album, its title notwithstanding. This album features a Russell working band for the first time: Dave Baker (trombone), Al Kiger (trumpet), Dave Young (tenor sax), Russell (piano), Chuck Israels (bass) and Joe Hunt (drums). They play a bunch of fine tunes, including Carla Bley's "Dance Class" and "Beast Blues", as well as Miles' "Sippin' at Bells", Coltrane's "Moment's Notice" and two originals, one each by Baker and Russell.
His third Decca album, In Kansas City, came in 1961. I am not sure if it's ever been on CD, at least it has never been readily available.

:: Four albums for Riverside ::
This group of albums (I have all except "The Stratus Seekers" - it's on my painfully long Fantasy buying list...) features some great musicians and lots of great music with the definitive Russell sound!
The first one was Stratusphunk (1960) - it features Russell with five of his Lenox School of Jazz students: Al Kiger, Dave Baker, Dave Young, Chuck Israels & Joe Hunt (same band as on the Five Spot album). There's another early Carla Bley tune here, and by now the Russell signature sound is in full blossom!
Ezz-Thetics (1960) has Don Ellis, Eric Dolphy (outstanding bass clarinet on "'Round Midnight"), but also Russell mainstays Dave Baker and Joe Hunt again. Steve Swallow is on bass this time, and Russell has finally settled on the piano bench by this time (he started out on drums - you can hear him on a few tracks on another OJC disc, the reissue of Lucy Reed's Fantasy album This Is Lucy Reed, recorded in 1957). This album features the Miles Davis tune "Nardis" (presumably written by Bill Evans), another original by Baker, as well as three great Russell compositions, including "Lydiot" and the title-tune.
The Stratus Seekers (1962) is by a slightly more obscure band, with Bill Pierce (alto sax) making this a septet. Present again are Ellis, Baker, Hunt and Swallow. Paul Plummer is on tenor. The menu is all originals this time (one each by Kiger & Baker, the rest by Russell).
The last of the four, The Outer View (1962) features Don Ellis, Paul Plummer & Steve Swallow again, with Garnett Brown (trombone) and and Pete La Roca (drums). There's a wonderfully lydianized take on Bird's "Au Privave", the great "D.C. Divertimento", Carla Bley's "Zig-Zag", Russell's title-tune, as well as his arrangement of "You Are My Sunshine", adding Sheila Jordan on vocals (seems this was her recording debut - quite an audacious one!).

:: later albums ::
My collection is still *very* thin there... in fact I have only two additional albums:
The great MPS double album At Beethoven Hall (reissued in the 90s on Motor Music's MPS CD series, which also included albums by Mangelsdorff, Sun Ra and others). This great live album features Don Cherry, Bertil Lofgren (trumpet), Brian Trentham (trommbone), Ray Pitts (tenor), Cameron Brown (bass) and Albert Heath (drums). The concert includes a remake of "You Are My Sunshine" and also a lenghty Lydian suite including Russell's re-workings of "Bags' Groove", "Confirmation" and "'Round Midnight" (by Milt Jackson, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk, respectively).
The last one I have is one of this two 80s Blue Notes: The African Game (1983). This is a big band affair, again a rather ambitious and only partially successful work (but hey, New York, N.Y. is still considered a classic, and rightfully so - this one, however not... also rightfully, I guess, but it has a bunch of good moments).
The main beef of Russell's later years has been released on the Italian outfit Soul Note - however, these albums rarely turn up here and I haven't tried yet to find them online. There are too many things I want to buy all the time anyway...

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Bex-Luc-Lopez - Paris 2005 - now on dime

My latest seed on dime is dedicated to a great French/Spanish trio of improvisers: organist Emmanuel Bex, guitarist Sylvain Luc and percussionist extraordinaire Ramon Lopez. Lopez did a great solo drum album on Leo Records, he was the only one of the three I was familiar with back when this was broadcast, but I quickly started adoring the other two as well, after having heard this great concert!

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=152338

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Bex-Luc-Lopez
Paris (FR), Sunset
June 24, 2005

Emmanuel Bex - organ
Sylvain Luc - guitar
Ramon Lopez - drums, percussion

CD1/2nd Set(complete)/73:10
1. Tuning Up (0:26)
2. Poinciana () 16:58
3. ? (Django Reinhardt?) 10:55
4. Tuning Up (0:22)
5. ? () 8:28 >
6. ? () 11:45
7. ? () 11:19
8. Freedom Jazz Dance (Eddie Harris) 12:54

CD2/1st Set(partial)/36:16
1. New Mood(?) (Emmanuel Bex) 16:03
2. Que reste-t-il de nos amours(?) (Charles Trenet) 13:23
3. Nardis (Miles Davis) 5:40 [inc]
4. unknown (1:08) [ending only]

TT: 109:27

Sound: A/A-
Source: France Musiques broadcast (Jazz Club) / 2005-06-24 (11 p.m. - 1 a.m.)
Lineage: FM > Minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify) > CDR > EAC (secure) > FLAC (8)
Taped, transferred & seeded by ubu


Original broadcast sequence:
1. unknown (1:08) [inc]
3. New Mood (16:03)
4. Que reste-t-il de nos amours (13:23)
5. Tuning Up (0:26)
6. Poinciana (16:58)
7. [waltz by Django] (10:55)
8. (8:28)
9. (11:45)
10. (11:19)
11. Freedom Jazz Dance (12:54)
FM Outro
12. Nardis (5:40) [inc]

Fantasy Jazz Catalogue 2004

I just put this up for a friend, so I thought I'd share the link here, as well:

http://rapidshare.com/files/39618551/Fantasy_2004_catalog.pdf

This is the 2004 (last one printed, as far as I know) edition of the great and gone Fantasy label's jazz catalogue, including the labels Prestige & New Jazz, Riverside & Jazzland, Contemporary, Debut, Milestone, Fantasy, Specialty, Bluesville, Swingville, etc. etc.

If you are - as I am - on a hunt for already or soon out-of-print Fantasy reissues, this might be helpful to get an overview. The list of titles I'm still looking for is shockingly long, and I'm quite desperate, in fact... seems pretty useless in even trying to get all I ever want - I'd have to find a rich uncle in America first, and then he'd have to die an leave me with a few thousands (or rather tens of) $$ in order that I could complete my collection!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Thomas Lehn & Paul Lovens - Bern 2003 - now on dime

And today's next seed, a quite different affair:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=151625

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Thomas Lehn / Paul Lovens
TonArt 03/04 (3)
Schweizerische Landesbibliothek, Bern (CH)
December 17, 2003

Thomas Lehn - analogue electronics
Paul Lovens - drums

*** complete concert ***

1. FM Intro (0:37)
2. Interview (Thomas Adank) 9:02
3. FM Talk (0:11)
4. Achtung! - Part 1 (20:22)
5. Achtung! - Part 2 (11:56)
6. Achtung! - Part 3 (5:43)
7. FM Outro (0:11)

TT: 48:05

Sound: A
Source: DRS 2 "Neue Musik im Konzert" / 2003-12-23
Lineage: FM > Tape > Minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Taped, transferred & seeded by ubu

Larry Schneider & François Couturier - Les Lilas 2007 - now on dime

Today's seed on dime is up and running:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=151611

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Larry Schneider/François Couturier - Music of Federico Mompou
Les Lilas (FR), Le Triton
January 27, 2007

Larry Schneider - tenor & soprano sax
François Couturier - piano

1. FM intro (3:18)
2. Musica Callada #? (3:22) >
3. Palmier d'étoiles (6:27)
4. FM talk (2:21)
5. 5 x Eternity(?) (9:33)
6. Who Can I Turn To (7:42)
7. FM talk (1:43)
8. Impressiones Intimas #? (9:32)
9. FM talk (0:08)
10. Musica Callada #8 (13:15)
FM outro (0:49)

All improvisation based on compositions by Federico Mompou
Except #5 by Larry Schneider & #6 by Leslie Briscusse

TT: 58:14

Sound: A/A-
Source: France Musique "A l'improviste - les concerts" / 2007-02-07
Lineage: FM > minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Taped, transferred & seeded by ubu

Note: # for #2 and #8 are not given, #5 is announced as "cinq fois Eternity" in a mix of French and English, AMG does not list any tune similar to that and google didn't help...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lee Wiley - Unrequited Love's a Bore, Yeah... - A Selection of Songs, 1931-1940



Lee Wiley (1908-1975) is one of my favourite singers. The now defunct (it seems, alas! Let me know if you have other news!) Baldwin Street Music sub-label Devil's Music did a series of four complete volumes of Lee Wiley, covering her earliest beginnings in 1931 up to the Cole Porter album in 1940.
The music in this post is taken from these four volumes - my own personal selection.

The Spanish bastards also did a few Lee Wiley releases, most notably a 4CD set covering the years 1931-1951 and duplicating the master takes of the Devil's Music volumes, but in much worse sound. Still these four discs cover material that is not available readily elsewhere, to my knowledge.
Also on Definitive are two more 2CD sets, one covering the 50s (minus the RCA albums) and one collecing some live recordings.
The 50s set duplicates the Columbia Sessions also available as part of the (now out of print) "Classic Columbia Condon Mob Sessions" collection on Mosaic (MD8-206). These were the "Nights in Manhattan" album , as well as two more songbooks, dedicated to Irving Berlin and Vincent Youmans.

The Devil's Music volumes 1-3 also consist partly (mostly for Vol. 2) of radio broadcasts from the 30s, while Vol. 4 contains the complete, glorious Cole Porter album sessions, with Bunny Berigan (who was involved with Lee more than just musically...) in fine form.

More live material - in mediocre sound, but the music is great! - can be found on Uptown's "Music of Manhattan, 1951" (UPCD 27.46). This disc contains a lovingly compiled booklet with tons of information and photos from one of the gigs documented on the disc. Lee is featured with small groups including trumpet soloists Billy Butterfield, Muggsy Spanier, Buck Clayton and Red Allen. Also present among others are Joe Bushkin, George Wettling, George Wein, Milt Hinton and Jo Jones.

Mosaic Records also has recently put out one of the RCA albums, "West of the Moon", in their Mosaic Single releases, I just got my copy and like it a lot!

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Unrequited Love's a Bore, Yeah... A Lee Wiley Selection, 1931-1940


1. GOT THE SOUTH IN MY SOUL (Wiley-Young-Washington)
NYC, October 13, 1931 - Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees, personnel unknown

2. YOU'VE GOT MY CRYING AGAIN (Newman-Jones) (take 2)
3. I'VE GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES (Koehler-Arlen) (take 2)
NYC, March 7, 1933 - The Dorsey Brothers & Their Orchestra
incl. Tommy Dorsey (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (as,cl,bsn), prob. Bunny Berigan (t), prob. Joe Venuti, Harry Hoffman (v), Fulton McGrath (p), Dick McDonough (g), Artie Bernstein (b), Stan King (d)

4. REPEAL THE BLUES (Green-Dyrenforth)
NYC, March 17, 1934 - Johnny Green & His Orchestra
incl. Johnny Green (p,ar), prob. Mannie Klein (t), prob. Benny Goodman (cl)

5. CARELESS LOVE (Handy-Williams)
6. SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD (Traditional) (78 take)
NYC, August 13, 1934 - Justin Ring (or Victor Young) & His Orchestra
poss. incl. Sterling Bose (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Sid Stoneburn (cl,as), Ernie White (ts), Larry Gomas (d)

7. GEORGIA ON MY MIND (Carmichael-Gorrell) (radio broadcast)
NYC, October 3, 1936 - The Saturday Night Swing Club Orchestra

8. SWEET AND LOWDOWN (G. & I. Gershwin)
9. SAM AND DELILAH (G. & I. Gershwin)
NYC, St. Regis Hotel, November 5, 1938 - Max Kaminsky (t) & His Orchestra
Max Kaminsky (t), Bud Freeman (ts), Joe Bushkin (p,cel), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (d), Brad Gowan (arr)

10. I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU (G. & I. Gershwin)
11. HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON (G. & I. Gershwin)
NYC, November 15, 1939 - Max Kaminsky (t) and His Orchestra feat. Fats Waller (p/org)
Max Kaminsky (t), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), “Maurice” [Fats Waller] (p,cel,org), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (d)
Note: the November 1938 tracks are from the "Gershwin Album"

12. YOU'RE SO INDIFF'RENT (Parish-Fain)
Hollywood, CA, 1939 - Jimmy Van Heusen (p)

13. YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME (Rodgers-Hart)
NYC, February 1940 - Joe Bushkin (p) & His Orchestra
Max Kaminsky (t), Bud Freeman (ts), Joe Bushkin (p), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (d), Brad Gowans (arr)

14. AS THOUGH YOU WERE THERE (Rodgers-Hart)
15. GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY (Rodgers-Hart)
NYC, February 1940 - Max Kaminsky (t) & His Orchestra
Max Kaminsky (t), Bud Freeman (ts), Joe Bushkin (p), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (d), Paul Weston (arr)
Note: the February 1940 tracks are from the "Rodges & Hart Album")

16. LET'S FLY AWAY (Cole Porter) (Take 1 - alternate)
17. LET'S DO IT (Cole Porter) (Rehearsal - between takes 2 & 3)
18. LET'S DO IT (Cole Porter) (Take 5 - master)
19. FIND ME A PRIMITIVE MAN (Cole Porter) (Take 7 - alternate)
NYC, April 10, 1940 - Bunny Berigan (t), Joe Bushkin (p), Sid Weiss (b), George Wettling (d)

20. YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME (Cole Porter) (Take 5 - alternate)
21. WHY SHOULDN'T I (Cole Porter) (Take 2 - master)
NYC, April 15, 1940 - unknown octet incl. Joe Bushkin (p), Paul Weston (arr,cond)


MP3 @ 320 / selected & produced by ubu roi

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Check the comments for the download link!

Malcolm Braff & Contrechamps - Cully 2007 - now on dime



My latest seed on dime is dedicated (once again, must be the fourth or fifth) to the great pianist Malcom Braff from the Romandie (via Senegal and a few other places).
Braff leads various projects, my favourite being the trio Braff-Oester-Rohrer. Another trio he has with Alex Blake on bass (he's familiar from working with Randy Weston) and Yaya Ouattara on percussion a review of their album "Yele" on Unit Records can be read here (in french).
Then Braff also leads a larger ensemble, "T.N.T.", with Bänz Oester on bass and Yaya Ouattara on percussion, and added musicians Matthieu Michel or Flavio Boltro (trumpet), Samuel Blaser (trombone), Cyrille Bugnon (sax), Minino Gary (percussion) and Julio Barreto (drums).
All of these bands and another earlier one ("3io Qwartet", a piano trio with bassist Patrice Moret and drummer Pascal Portner) have been subject of dime seeds of mine.

I'll also have a special Braff recording for the blog, a duo set with trombonist Samuel Blaser, sometime in the future.

Anyway, the show now up on dime is a special thing, featuring Braff with the classical chamber ensemble Contrechamps. The original idea was that Braff would re-arrange compositions by György Ligeti, but he was denied to do that by the heirs/owners of rights and hence proceeded to write his own music. The outcome of this, a 35 minute work, as well as a 10 minute solo improvisation as encore, can now be heard on dime, here:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=151490

Also check out Malcolm Braff's MySpace site!

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Malcolm Braff & Ensemble Contrechamps - Hommage à Ligeti
Cully Jazz 2007
Cully (CH), Chapiteau
March 30, 2007

Malcolm Braff - piano
Ensemble Contrechamps
directed by Antoine Marguier


Hommage à Ligeti (Braff)
Pièces pour piano jazz et ensemble orchestral (Braff)

1. A - Loup (17:30)
2. Entonnoir - Dames - Phrase (18:13)


Malcolm Braff - piano solo

3. Improvisation (10:42)


TT: 50:15

Sound: A (mono)
Source: RSR 2 "JazzZ" / 2007-06-18
Lineage: FM > HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Recorded & seeded by ubu


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As for the members of the Contrechamps ensemble, neither the RSR website nor the announcements of the broadcast gave any specifics - here's the band members listing from their website:

Natasa Maric, flute
Béatrice Zawodnik, oboe
René Meyer, clarinet
Olivier Darbellay, french horn
Alberto Guerra, bassoon
Gérard Métrailler, trumpet
Andrea Bandini, Jean-Marc Daviet, trombone
Serge Bonvalot, tuba
HaeSung Choe, Nicolas Jéquier, Daniel Rowland, violin
Geneviève Strosser, viola
Daniel Haefliger, Olivier Marron, violoncelle
Jonathan Haskell, Noëlle Reymond, double bass
Anne Bassand, harp
Bahar Dördüncü, piano
Sébastien Cordier, Thierry Debons, François Volpé, percussion

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sonny Rollins - Arnhem 1967

Sonny Rollins w/Ruud Jacobs & Han Bennink in 1967 - an effin' great recording! No more words needed, check it out here - yeah, right HERE ON THIS BLOG NOW! Check the comments for the links!


Sonny Rollins in concert at the Greek Theater, Berkeley, California, sometime in the late '60s.
Photo courtesy of Lionel Lecoq


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So then, here's the great, GREAT concert from Sonny in Arnhem 1967. I tried doing some remastering but found the result not worthy enough, so what I seed here is just a fixed version (without duplications, one-channel-dropouts etc. - see notes for details), but with the same general sound as the previous re-seed, and in fact as the original seed I got it from.

This has been re-seeded by nocturnalnph a few days ago here, consider this an update for all the corrections, but as I said, not for sound:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=149504&hit=1

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In short:

* sound is fair enough! *
* Sonny is effin' hotter than hot! *
* Bennink is smokin'! *
* bass is audible, too! *
* THIS IS A MUST HAVE! *

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Sonny Rollins
Arnhem (NL), prob. Musis Sacrum
March 5, 1967 (or May 3, 1967?)

Sonny Rollins - tenor sax
Ruud Jacob - bass
Han Bennink - drums

CD1/61:29
1. Love Walked In (George & Ira Gershwin) 22:01
2. Four (Miles Davis) 26:15
3. My One And Only Love (Mellin-Wood)
> d-solo > Old Devil Moon (Lane-Harburg) 13:12 [cut]

CD2/72:32
1. They Can't Take That Away From Me (George & Ira Gerswhin)
> Sonnymoon For Two (Sonny Rollins) 13:27
2. On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper-Washington)
> There Will Never Be Another You (Warren-Gordon) 19:16
[fade-out/in just before applause @ 19:04]
3. Three Little Words (Kalmar-Ruby)
> unknown > unknown (21:28)
4. unknown (7:56) [cut in?]
5. St. Thomas (trad.-Rollnis) 10:14 [inc, fade-out]

TT: 134:02

Sound: B+
Original seed (ca. 2005?): no source/lineage info (vinyl bootleg)
Lineage: AUD(?) > ? > FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)


Edits:
- delete silence/noise before CD1#1
- moved mark CD1#1/2: +6sec
- copied right channel into left on CD1#2 (0:09-3:07) applied 3dB cut on left channel (copied part got much louder than the right channel originally was/is)
- deleted 0.4sec dropout @ 23:09 in CD1#1 (skip remains audible)
- deleted tiny dropout @ 24:02 in CD1#1 (skip remains audible)
- moved mark CD1#2/3: -1.5sec, deleted 0.1sec dropout
- copied right channel into left on CD1#3 (5:20-6:09, 7:08-8:53, 11:22-11:25) applied 3dB cut on left channel (copied part got much louder than the right channel originally was/is)
- separated CD1#4 from CD1#3
- spliced intro of CD2#1 (a bit too loud) from duplicated partial version of same tune that followed CD1#3 (after the 13:12 cut), deleted duplicated track (7:34, faded at end)
- copied right channel into left on CD2#1 (6:15-8:21) applied 3dB cut on left channel (copied part got much louder than the right channel originally was/is)
- moved mark CD2#1/2: -1.6sec, delected 0.1sec dropout
- deleted tiny dropout CD2#2 12:17
- copied right channel into left on CD2#2 (17:43-18:14, 18:41-19:21) applied 3dB cut on left channel (copied part got much louder than the right channel originally was/is)
- deleted last 19sec of CD2#2 (duplication of beginning of CD2#3
- deleted first 5.4sec of CD2#3 (duplication of applause of CD2#2)
- copied right channel into left on CD2#3 (0:00-0:06) applied 3dB cut on left channel (copied part got much louder than the right channel originally was/is)
- moved mark CD2#3/4: +38sec, deleted 0.1sec dropout around old mark, deleted noisy applause and silence (18.6sec), added fade-out
- deleted last 7.5sec of CD2#4 (duplication)
- moved mark CD2#4/5: +9sec, deleted 0.1sec dropout around old mark
- deleted silence at end of CD2#5 (4sec)

Notes:
- CD1#2 came as "Four - Don't Stop the Carnival", but it's mainly "Four" with Sonny quoting various other tunes in a free-flowing improvisation
- CD1#3 was followed by an incomplete version of CD2#1, the intro was longer on CD1#3, I spliced that onto CD2#1 and deleted the rest
- CD2#3 came as just "Three Little Words" - I am not sure if there are two or just one other tunes following or what they are.

Bulat Okudzhava - Berlin 1987 - now on dime



Here's another world seed of mine, just up on dime:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=151378

Wiki has an entry for singer Bulat Okudzhava, of whom I've never heard before.
I don't understand one word of Russian, but still his songs - poems rather, he wanted rather to be a poet than a singer/songwriter, it seems - do connect to me quite strongly. The musical accompaniment is very simple, just Okudzhava himself strumming on guitar...
While I'm not familiar with much of French chanson, he is often compared with Georges Brassens.

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Bulat Okudschawa (USSR)
Berlin (DE), Akademie der Künste, Studiosaal
March 8, 1987

Bulat Okudschawa - vocals & guitar
+
Birgit Veit - translator
Elisabeth Risenar(?) - reader of german translations of BO's poems

1. FM intro (0:26)
2. Stage Ann BO (1:14)
3. FM talk (1:05)
4. Poem (1:28)
5. Song (2:16)
6. Ann BO (0:16)
7. Poem (1:13)
8. Song (2:49)
9. Poem (1:49)
10. Song (2:16)
11. FM Ann (0:46)
12. Poem (0:40)
13. Song (1:27)
14. Poem (1:19)
15. Song (2:24)
16. Poem (1:26)
17. Ann BO (0:37)
18. Song (4:00)
19. FM Ann (1:10)
20. Poem (1:43)
21. Song (2:31)
22. Poem (1:26)
23. Song (3:30)
24. Ann BO (1:02)
25. Poem (1:47)
26. Ann BO (0:23)
27. Song (2:11)
28. Poem (0:53)
29. Song (1:54)
30. Poem (1:45)
31. Song (6:37)
32. FM outro (0:11)

TT: 54:40

Sound: A- (mono)
Source: SWR2 "Spätvorstellung" / 2007-06-16
Lineage: FM > HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)


:: blurb from www.swr.de ::

Während seines letzten Konzertes am 8. März 1987 in Berlin/West, unterbrach er sein Gitarrenspiel und erklärte dem Publikum, dass er kein Sänger sei sondern ein Dichter und dass es wichtiger sei, auf seine Verse zu achten. Er war ein sanfter Dichter, der Georges Brassens der UdSSR, aber ein unbeugsamer. Im Moskauer Arbeiterviertel Arbat geboren blieb der studierte Lehrer trotzdem der Sprache und dem Denken der so genannten kleinen Leute verbunden. Mit seinen einfachen, schlichten und doch so treffenden Formulierungen traf er den Nerv einer ganzen Generation, wurde ihr sanftflüsterndes Sprachrohr: gegen Krieg, gegen Unterdrückung und für das freie Wort. Im Juni 1997 starb Bulat Okudschawa in Paris.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Lisette Spinnler Quintet - Basel 2005 - now on dime



Here's a beautiful set of music by one of the most talented young jazz singers of the Swiss scene, Lisette Spinnler from Basle:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=150991

It really was quite a surprise for me to hear this show on radio - I did have no expectations whatsoever and it was an extremely pleasant surprise! Spinnler has a beautiful voice and does lots of improvising, the band is great, with pianist Colin Vallon providing some beautiful compositions as well. The music of this group - it's a group, really, not just a singer with a backing band - has influences from African music and isn't afraid of playing (with) beautiful melodies. A great show, in my opinion!

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Lisette Spinnler - Siawaloma
Jazzfestival Basel 2007
Basel (CH), Alte Kaserne, Reithalle
April 27, 2007

Lisette Spinnler - vocals
Alex Hendriksen - tenor sax & flute
Colin Vallon - piano
Bänz Oester - bass
Michi Stulz - drums

FM intro (2:37)
1. Peace Piece (Bill Evans) 9:14 >
2. Siawaloma (Vallon) 15:32
3. Announcement LS (0:30)
4. La Condition Humaine (Vallon) 9:48
5. Announcement LS (0:28)
6. The Breeze (Hendrickson) 7:19
7. unknown (8:19)
FM talk (0:15)
8. Kothbiro (Ayub Ogada) 6:54 [from "The Constant Gardener"]
FM outro (0:09)

TT: 61:09

Sound: A (mono)
Source: DRS 2 "Jazz Live" / 2007-06-15
Lineage: FM > HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Recorded & seeded by ubu

"Siawaloma" is a word from Burkina Faso and means something like "Community".

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sonny Rollins - Arnhem 1967 - now on dime

Sonny Rollins w/Ruud Jacobs & Han Bennink in 1967 - an effin' great recording! No more words needed, check it out here:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=150873


Sonny Rollins in concert at the Greek Theater, Berkeley, California, sometime in the late '60s.
Photo courtesy of Lionel Lecoq


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So then, here's the great, GREAT concert from Sonny in Arnhem 1967. I tried doing some remastering but found the result not worthy enough, so what I seed here is just a fixed version (without duplications, one-channel-dropouts etc. - see notes for details), but with the same general sound as the previous re-seed, and in fact as the original seed I got it from.

This has been re-seeded by nocturnalnph a few days ago here, consider this an update for all the corrections, but as I said, not for sound:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=149504&hit=1

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In short:

* sound is fair enough! *
* Sonny is effin' hotter than hot! *
* Bennink is smokin'! *
* bass is audible, too! *
* THIS IS A MUST HAVE! *

***************************************************************************************

Sonny Rollins
Arnhem (NL), prob. Musis Sacrum
March 5, 1967 (or May 3, 1967?)

Sonny Rollins - tenor sax
Ruud Jacob - bass
Han Bennink - drums

CD1/61:29
1. Love Walked In (George & Ira Gershwin) 22:01
2. Four (Miles Davis) 26:15
3. My One And Only Love (Mellin-Wood)
> d-solo > Old Devil Moon (Lane-Harburg) 13:12 [cut]

CD2/72:32
1. They Can't Take That Away From Me (George & Ira Gerswhin)
> Sonnymoon For Two (Sonny Rollins) 13:27
2. On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper-Washington)
> There Will Never Be Another You (Warren-Gordon) 19:16
[fade-out/in just before applause @ 19:04]
3. Three Little Words (Kalmar-Ruby)
> unknown > unknown (21:28)
4. unknown (7:56) [cut in?]
5. St. Thomas (trad.-Rollnis) 10:14 [inc, fade-out]

TT: 134:02

Sound: B+
Original seed (ca. 2005?): no source/lineage info (vinyl bootleg)
Lineage: AUD(?) > ? > FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)


Edits:
- delete silence/noise before CD1#1
- moved mark CD1#1/2: +6sec
- copied right channel into left on CD1#2 (0:09-3:07) applied 3dB cut on left channel (copied part got much louder than the right channel originally was/is)
- deleted 0.4sec dropout @ 23:09 in CD1#1 (skip remains audible)
- deleted tiny dropout @ 24:02 in CD1#1 (skip remains audible)
- moved mark CD1#2/3: -1.5sec, deleted 0.1sec dropout
- copied right channel into left on CD1#3 (5:20-6:09, 7:08-8:53, 11:22-11:25) applied 3dB cut on left channel (copied part got much louder than the right channel originally was/is)
- separated CD1#4 from CD1#3
- spliced intro of CD2#1 (a bit too loud) from duplicated partial version of same tune that followed CD1#3 (after the 13:12 cut), deleted duplicated track (7:34, faded at end)
- copied right channel into left on CD2#1 (6:15-8:21) applied 3dB cut on left channel (copied part got much louder than the right channel originally was/is)
- moved mark CD2#1/2: -1.6sec, delected 0.1sec dropout
- deleted tiny dropout CD2#2 12:17
- copied right channel into left on CD2#2 (17:43-18:14, 18:41-19:21) applied 3dB cut on left channel (copied part got much louder than the right channel originally was/is)
- deleted last 19sec of CD2#2 (duplication of beginning of CD2#3
- deleted first 5.4sec of CD2#3 (duplication of applause of CD2#2)
- copied right channel into left on CD2#3 (0:00-0:06) applied 3dB cut on left channel (copied part got much louder than the right channel originally was/is)
- moved mark CD2#3/4: +38sec, deleted 0.1sec dropout around old mark, deleted noisy applause and silence (18.6sec), added fade-out
- deleted last 7.5sec of CD2#4 (duplication)
- moved mark CD2#4/5: +9sec, deleted 0.1sec dropout around old mark
- deleted silence at end of CD2#5 (4sec)

Notes:
- CD1#2 came as "Four - Don't Stop the Carnival", but it's mainly "Four" with Sonny quoting various other tunes in a free-flowing improvisation
- CD1#3 was followed by an incomplete version of CD2#1, the intro was longer on CD1#3, I spliced that onto CD2#1 and deleted the rest
- CD2#3 came as just "Three Little Words" - I am not sure if there are two or just one other tunes following or what they are.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Renaud Garcia-Fons - Willisau 2001 - now on dime

And here's the second of two shows I have by Renaud Garcia-Fons' great "Oriental Bass" project:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=150780

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Renaud Garcia-Fons
Willisau (CH), Jazzfestival
September 1, 2001

Renaud Garcia-Fons - bass
Jean-Louis Matinier - accordion
Bruno Sansalone - clarinet
Chris Hayward - flutes
Yves Favre - trombone
Rabah Khalfa - darbouka, frame drums, voice
Negrito Trasante - drums, percussion

1. (18:25)
2. (3:54)
3. (8:37)
4. (9:10)
5. (10:45)
6. (8:53) [short voiceover at end]
7. (7:33) [tape-flip @ 4:44]

8. Garcia-Fons Interview (1:26)

Complete Concert / TT: 68:54

Sound: A
Lineage: FM > Tape > Minidisc > Analogue to HD > CDR > EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (correcting DC offset) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Source: Swiss Radio broadcast/2001 or 2002
Taped, transferred & seeded by ubu

Romano-Sclavis-Texier - Cully 2007 - cover

Here's my own modest attempt at creating some art:

Renaud Garcia-Fons - Zürich 2000 - now on dime

Renaud Garcia-Fons is a great bass player born near Paris in 1962. He has played, among others, with Cheb Mani, Dhafer Youssef and Kudsi Ergüner.



His "Oriental Bass" programme has also been released on a great disc on the German Enja label, one of the finest addresses for jazz with a world tinge, mostly Mediterranean or near Eastern, with albums by Gianluigi Trovesi, Michel Godard, the project "La Banda", Buhan Öçal, Gabriele Mirabassi, Pino Minafra and others.

Here's the link: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=150757

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Renaud Garcia-Fons - Oriental Bass
jazznojazz 2000
Zürich (CH), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee
October 28, 2000

Renaud Garcia-Fons - bass
Jean-Louis Matinier - accordion
Bruno Sansalone - clarinet
Chris Hayward - flutes
Yves Favre - trombone
Rabah Khalfa - darbouka, frame drums, voice
Negrito Trasante - drums, percussion

1. (16:53)
2. (7:56)
3. (17:04)
4. (7:54)
5. (6:17)
6. (13:59)

TT: 70:06

Sound: A
Lineage: FM > Tape > Minidisc > analogue to HD > FLAC (8)(asb)
Source: DRS2 broadcast(s?) "Jazz Live" (& live broadcast?) / 2000 and/or 2001
Taped, transferred & seeded by ubu


Prob. #6 is from a different broadcast

Ibrahim Ferrer - Nyon 2003 - now on dime

Another fine show I just put up on dime:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=150748



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Ibrahim Ferrer
Paleo Festival 2003
Nyon (CH), Plaine de l'Asse
July 27, 2003

Ibrahim Ferrer - vocals
Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal - trumpet
Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos - trombone
Javier Zalba - saxophones, flute
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez - bass
others unknown

1. Bruca Maniguá (6:00)
2. Buenos Hermanos (5:14)
3. Naufragio (4:22)
4. Hay Que Entrarle a Palos a Ése (5:27)
5. Perfume de Gardenias (6:30)
6. unknown (Jam?) (8:48)
7. Herido de sombras (5:58)
8. La Música Cubana (6:40) [voiceover 6:26-6:40, clipped]

TT: 49:02

Sound: A
Source: DRS 3 broadcast
Lineage: FM > Tape > Mindisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8)(asb) > CDR > EAC (secure) > Cool Edit (correcting DC offset) > FLAC (8,verify)
Taped, transferred & seeded by ubu

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sal Nistico - Locarno 1985 - now on dime

Another upload on dime, by a musician I can't remember seing up there before: Sal Nistico
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=150643



BLOGGER SUCKS! I lost my text twice already, don't feel like tiping it up a third time and then losing it when I hit "save now" - ha!
Here's what I typed up in a notepad, but it's only a third of what was supposed to be here:

Joe Haider has his own label, JHM (Joe Haider Music), where one of his fine early albums, 1971's "Katzenvilla" with Isla Eckinger and Pierre Favre, is available on CD, as well as a great double disc release by the Slide Hampton - Joe Haider Orchestra, "Give Me a Double", featuring such fine musicians as Dexter Gordon, Benny Bailey and Idrees Sulieman. This was recorded live in 1974.

Also read this interview done by Tubby Hayes.

I also made mention of the three great Woody Herman "Jazz Casual" shows. They're available commercially and Nistico uses every chance he gets to shine there!

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Sal Nistico
Concerto Jazz Rete Due
Locarno (CH), Zingara
April 26, 1985

Sal Nistico - tenor sax
Joe Haider - piano
Peter Frei - bass
Billy Brooks - drums

FM Intro (0:41)
1. unknown (18:13)
2. There Will Never Be Another You (Warren-Gordon) 18:15
3. The Theme (Miles Davis) 4:34
4. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Arlen-Mercer) 16:13
5. unknown (11:45)
FM outro (0:19)

TT: 70:03

Sound: A-
Source: RSI 2 "Jazz live di mezzanotte" / 2006-04-21
Lineage: FM > minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Taped, transferred & seeded by ubu


Note: I labelled this as "part 1" - either I missed part 2 of these 2006 re-broadcasts, or there wasn't any, I can't remember. #3 is a set-closer, so likely this is culled from two sets, which makes me think it's rather unlikely that there was a second re-broadcast.

Martial Solal - 1959 & 2001 - exclusif

 Another bit of music here, finally! I hope you'll enjoy! The links will be posted in the comments, I'm still uploading! This is in the lossless FLAC format (you'll need this if your burner won't allow you to burn the files directly).


(photo by Geert Verbeke)

Martial Solal is one of jazz' great piano players. Born in Algiers in 1927 he came to Paris in 1950 and soon started recording for Vogue (buy the discs on French Amazon - they have a sale of most "Original Vogue Masters" for 7 euro a pop - lots of great things there!). He got his big break in 1960 when Jean-Luc Godard (one of my semi-gods, by the way) asked him to write the score for his classic debut film, "A bout de souffle".
In 1963, Solal played at the Newport Jazz Festival in the US and an album was released (which was in fact a studio recreation with fake applause) on RCA. His trio in the 60s featured Guy Pedersen on bass and drummer Daniel Humair, with whom he recorded a few albums. Later he regularly played with Lee Konitz (check out "Star Eyes", their great duo album on hat records).
Later he recorded a few classic albums such as "Triangle" (with Marc Johnson & Peter Erskine) and "Ballade du 10 Mars". 
He played with Stéphane Grappelli, Michel Portal, Sydney Bechet, Lucky Thompson, Joachim Kühn, Johnny Griffin, Didier Lockwood, and many others. Also he won the Jazzpar Prize (as usual there was an album made on that occasion).
Solal continues to release albums, in solo, with his larger bands ("Dodecaband", "Newdecaband"), as well as with other musicians such as Dave Douglas and Eric Le Lann.

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Martial Solal - Paris 1959, 2001 & Interview

Paris (FR) - 1959

Roger Guérin - trumpet; Martial Solal - piano; Paul Rovère - bass; Daniel Humair - drums

1. Suite en re-bémol (Solal) 13:42

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Paris (FR), Salle Olivier Messiaen - December 27, 2001

Martial Solal - piano

2. Zag-Zic (4:45)
3. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (3:19)
4. What Is This Thing Called Love (9:21)

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Paris (FR) - date unknown

5. Interview (3:56) [cuts in]

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TT: 35:05

Sound: A- (#1, Interview), A/A- (#2-4)
Source: France Musiques "Jazz sur le vif - spéciale" / 2006-01-09


Note: "Suite" has most likely been commercially released on a long-gone 4LP set with music from the ORTF vaults (a perfectly legit release), while the 2001 set most likely has never seen commercial release.

Amine & Hamza M'Raihi - Copenhagen 2006 - now on dime

A beautiful set of music I just put on up on dime here:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=150625

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Amine & Hamza M'Raihi Quartet (Tunisia)
Images of the Middle East
Koncert fra Dronningesale, Den Sorte Diamant, Copenhagen (DK)
August 18, 2006

Amine M'Raihi - oud, voice
Hamza M'Raihi - qanun, voice
Olivier Stalon - fretless electric bass
Lotfi Soua - dabuka, daf, bongo, cajon, voic

FM intro (0:43)
1. The Horse Trot (4:52)
2. Announcement (1:40)
3. For Her (7:01)
4. Announcement (0:17)
5. Another Story (8:11)
6. Announcement (0:14)
7. For Him (7:50)
8. Announcement (0:09)
9. In Your Eyes (9:02)
10. Announcement (0:41)
11. Over There (6:51) [omit OS]
12. Announcement (0:12)
13. The Train of Life (11:17)
14. Announcement (0:31)
15. Very Very Fast (5:56)
FM outro (0:24)

TT: 65:59

Sound: A/A-
Source: RSI 2 "Live di mezzanotte" / 2007-02-05
Lineage: FM > minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Taped, transferred & seeded by ubu

Playlist from danish radio (I took location info, instruments, and parts of setlist from there):
http://www.dr.dk/P2/Radium/Playlister/2006/2006-09/20060904135336.htm


http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/p2/program/index.asp?ProgramID=2406 (link's no good any more, alas)

P2 Live: Världens liv - februari 2007

Söndag 4 februari
19.30 Irländskt med EITRE
Konsert från Musik vid Siljan 2006.

20.15 Sydindisk klassisk musik
Radha Namboodiri, sång, K Shivakumar, violin och V Shyamsunder, mridangam. Konsert 24/11 2006, Kulturhuset i Stockholm.

Söndag 11 februari
19.30 Polsk klezmer med Kroke från Kràkow
Konsert från MADE in Umeå 2006.

20.15 Toumani Diabaté & Symmetric Orchestra
Konsert Roskildefestivalen 2006.

Söndag 18 februari
20.15 Kraja & Sofia Jannok
Konsert från MADE in Umeå 2006.

19.30 Amine & Hamza M’Raihi Quartet, Tunisien
Amine M’Raihi, ud Hamza M’Raihi, qanun, Lotfi Soua, slagverk, Olivier Stalon, bandlös elbas. Konsert 2006, festival Images of Middle East, Köpenhamn. Från Danmarks radio.

Söndag 25 februari
19.30 Nyckelharpskonsert med Johan Hedin, Daniel Pettersson & Torbjörn Näsbom
Från MADE in Umeå 2006.

20.15 Mari Boine Project
Konsert 13/5 2006, Folk Baltica. Från Danmarks radio.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Monâjât Yultchieva - Fribourg 2006 - now on dime

And here's the second of today's world music/ethno uploads on dime:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=150532

Traditional music from Uzbekhistan, songs influenced by the Sufi tradition, songs based on poems, songs about love - love of God, even though the songs are about passion and desire. Songs usually sang by men, not by women... a mix of traditional and "modern art" - very strong music!

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Monâjât Yultchieva (Ouzbekistan)
Fribourg (CH), Festival Internationales de Musiques Sacrées
July 13, 2006

Monâjât Yultchieva - voice
Shavqât Mirzaev - rebâb
Shurat Razzakov - lutes, dotar, tanbur
Hodhjimurad Safarov - doïra

1. FM intro (1:01)
2. unknown (3:07)
3. FM talk/Interview 1 (6:49)
4. unknown (8:30)
5. FM talk (3:02) [#6 begins at end]
6. unknown (3:15)
7. unknown (6:33)
8. FM talk/Interview 2 (2:00)
9. unknown (5:09)
10. unknown (6:37)
11. Interview 3 (3:45)
12. unknown (8:47)
13. FM outro (0:21)

TT: 59:05

Sound: A
Source: DRS2 "Musik der Welt" / 2007-02-09
Lineage: FM > minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Taped, transferred & seeded by ubu


Notes:

I used the French way of writing the names, as it can be found on the website of the FIMS (http://www.fims-fribourg.ch/)
The German way to write this singer's name is "Munadjat Yulchieva".

The interview is in russian (Yultchieva) & french (translator), the radio announcer sums it up and comments in german.

Notes on instruments (source: http://www.operavenir.com/yultchieva.html):

Le Dutar est un luth à long manche fabriqué en bois de mûrier avec deux cordes pincées.
Le Tambur est un luth à long manche avec trois cordes en métal, la mélodie est donnée par un plectre en métal sur la corde haute.
Le Rubab est un luth à long manche avec un corps arrondi et un plateau en parchemin. Il posséde cinq cordes (dont deux doubles cordes en métal) frappées avec un plectre.

ubu-note: doïra is a frame drum

Bajofondo Tango Club - Brugge 2006 - now on dime

Sorry for the lack of new uploads here, I'm too busy of late. But I'll post some Mildred Bailey soon!

I have posted two things I had ready on dime, though, first this one:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=150517

This falls under the genre "electrotango", I think... don't care much and don't know much, but I like it. It's a mixture of acoustic tango music with influences from electronic/dance music and beats etc.

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Bajofondo Tango Club (Argentina/Urugay)
Cactus Festival
Brugge (Belgium), Minnewater Park (open air)
July 9, 2006

band members (from wiki):
Gustavo Santaolla - comp/g/perc
Juan Campodónico - comp/sequencing/dj
Luciano Supervielle - comp/p/tt/sequencing/dj
Martín Ferrés - bandoneón
Verónica Loza - voc/video jockey
Javier Casalla - violin
Gabriel Cascuberta - bass
Adrian Sosa - drums
more musicians/members listed on the website (see links below)

1. (6:16)
2. (5:11)
3. (4:57)
4. (4:53)
5. (7:49)
6. Diru Diru(?) (2:18)
7. (5:06)
8. (5:43)
9. (4:33)
10. (4:08)
11. (7:21)
12. (6:50)
13. (4:29) [encore]
FM outro (0:33)

TT: 70:14

Sound: A/A- (mono)
Source: RSI 2 "Live di mezzanotte" / 2007-06-11
Lineage: FM > HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)


http://www.bajofondotangoclub.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bajofondo_Tango_Club


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Friday, June 08, 2007

M'Barka Ben Taleb - Sfinks Festival 2006 - now on dime



This concert caught me by surprise - I had no idea what to expect - I was too lazy to even google around, just recorded it without knowing a word about M'Barka Be Taleb. It features "Altocalore" a great project mixing music from Naples (the place where M'Barka Ben Taleb has been living for several years) with Arab and Eastern music. May be sounding like "world music" at its worst, but it works mighty fine and the outcome is touching on an emotional level and simply beautiful!

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M'Barka Ben Taleb (Tunisia) - "Altocalore"
Sfinks Festival
Boechout (Belgium), Concerttent
July 29, 2006

M'Barka Ben Taleb - vocals
Massimiliano Sacchi - clarinet
Marco di Paolo - violoncello
Giulio Fazio - accordion & keyboards
Lorenzo Miletti - oud
Agostino Mass - percussion

FM intro (2:35)
1. unknown (5:15)
2. unknown (4:48)
3. Indifferentemente (5:29)
4. unknown (5:30)
5. unknown (3:48)
6. Zuru Zuru Napoli (3:53)
7. unknown [Lebanese Song] (5:19)
8. unknown (Yawi?) (5:44)
9. Altocalore (4:43)
10. Announcement by M'Barka Ben Taleb (1:16)
11. unknown (4:21)
12. unknown (4:32) [band intros at beginning]
FM outro (0:32)

TT: 57:52

Sound: A/A- (mono)
Source: RSI 2 "Live di mezzanotte" / 2007-06-04
Lineage: FM > HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Recorded & seeded by ubu


:: further info & links ::


blurb from sfinks site (http://www.sfinks.be/seebio.php?groepid=765):
Passionate rhythms from Naples' Arab underbelly

Those who attended Eugenio Bennato and Pietra Montecorvino's concerts at Sfinks, have already heard her. M'Barka Ben Taleb was responsible for the passionate arabic vocals. For several years she's been living in Naples where she found a second home after a Tunis childhood. Last year,after collaborating with many Italian artists, she started her first solo project: Altocalore, a cd linked to the movement she started in 2002. Altocalore acts on the assumption that the multicultural society is now a fact and we better deal with it in as positive a fashion as possible. M'Barka performs a straightforward mix of Arabic, Eastern and Italian music. In 'her' Naples, all these cultures interact and together they are the warm heart of the city. Twice at Sfinks, Thursday ánd Saturday.


websites:
http://www.bentaleb.net/
http://www.sfinks.be/

info on "Altocalore" project:
http://www.bentaleb.net/progetti_english.htm

some photos:
http://www.sfinks.be/gallery/album166
http://www.sfinks.be/gallery/album124

names of musicians found here:
http://www.brundisium.net/approfondimenti/shownotiziaonline.asp?id=3638

Colin Vallon Trio - Zurich 2007 - now on dime


Samuel Rohrer / Colin Vallon / Patrice Moret

Colin Vallon's a very talented young piano player from the Romandie. He played at the jazzclub Moods in Zurich two days ago. Yours truly was there right at the front taping the proceedings and I'm happy to offer them on dime now:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=149871

The trio's drummer, Samuel Rohrer is a force of nature, one of the greatest drummers I ever heard, truly! Bassist Patrice Moret was a bit low in the mix alas, I tried to fix that a bit in Cool Edit, but since he was low at the actual concert, not too much could have been done. Moret has played with Erik Legnini, for instance, and also with Patrick Muller's trio.

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Colin Vallon Trio
Zurich (CH), Moods
June 6, 2007

Colin Vallon - piano
Patrice Moret - bass
Samuel Rohrer - drums & little instruments

CD1/Set1/64:22
1. Stage Intro (1:07)
2. unknown (19:09)
3. unknown (29:31)
4. unknown (14:33)

CD2/Set2/46:22
1. Trenke, Todorke (Bulgarian folk song) 31:16 *
2. Announcement CV (1:00)
3. Je ne sais pas (Jacques Brel) 14:05

TT: 110:44

Sound: A-/B+
Source: audience recording
Lineage: crappy sony mic > MD > HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Taped & seeded by ubu

* cut out dropouts: @ 1:01.49 (1.37sec), @ 14:34.15 (0.6sec), @ 16:02.86 (1.09sec)


Notes:
Taped in front row, center.
Bass in centre, drums on right, piano on left side of stereo spread (very modest stereo spread, as usual).
I did some tweaking to get a bit more of bass, but the bass was often hard to hear in the actual concert, so it can't be too great on the recording, anyway. Moret has a beautiful and actually big sound - he played without pick-up, just had a microphone in front of his bass, which is something I adore and far too many bassists do nowadays (I saw Buster Williams with Benny Golson's Clifford Brown tour, and of course Williams is a giant, but the sound he got with that pick-up was downright ugly and a huge letdown). Anyway, the sound honchos that evening obviously didn't really care about the bass being audible... too bad. But to hear Moret better, go listen to my Patrick Muller trio EspaceJazz seed, recorded almost exaclty a year ago, June 19, at RSR studio in Lausanne.
The drums are too loud in some spots (CD1#4 at the beginning, for instance), but that, too, reflects the balance of the actual sound at the concert.


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Check out Colin Vallon's new recording with this same trio on hat hut records:

hatOLOGY 636
Colin Vallon Trio
Ailleurs


The members of this band all share a strong awareness of sound quality and timbre, which sets them apart from other musicians.
Three distinct instrumental voices – Vallon’s «singing» piano, Pat Moret’s «full reverberating» bass and Samuel Rohrer’s «polyvalent» drums – blend into a highly complex ensemble sound; here, too, the band has hardly anything in common with the traditional jazz piano trio conventions.
— Tom Gsteiger

view backcover here

Barney Wilen - Paris 1989 - now on dime

Barney Wilen - Paris 1989 - now on dime

Barney Wilen is one of my favourite jazz musicians, no doubt! Our crazy friend Norm seeded an abridged version of this 1989 Paris concert yesterday, I dropped him a note to let him know I have more. He then pulled his version and the mods went all wild about it, it seems... hence I acted quick and prepared my own version for seed last night, and there 'tis:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=149857



The Barney Wilen Story
Barney Wilen website

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Barney Wilen Quartet
Paris (FR), Petit Opportun
September 27, 1989

Barney Wilen - tenor & soprano sax
Jacky Terrasson - piano
Gilles Naturel - bass
Peter Gritz - drums

Wilen is on soprano on CD2#1 and CD2#4 and plays tenor on all others

CD1/52:23
1. Someday My Prince Will Come (7:29) [fades in]
2. Little Lu (Sonny Rollins) 6:29 [fm voiceover 0:00-0:03]
3. Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) 9:14 [fm voiceover 0:00-0:08]
4. Night in Tunisia (Gillespie-Paparelli) 8:47
5. Bass Blues (John Coltrane) 10:12 [fm voiceover 0:00-0:02]
6. No Problem (Duke Jordan) 10:09 [fm voiceover 0:00-0:03]

CD2/46:32
1. All Blues (Miles Davis) 9:12
2. Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velasquez) 6:50
3. Port Of Spain Shuffle (6:00)
4. 'Round Midnight (Monk-Hanighen-Williams) 9:05 [fm voiceover 0:00-0:06]
5. Poinciana (Bernice Petkere) 8:06
6. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) 7:16 [fm voiceover 0:00-0:20]

TT: 98:55

Sound: A-
Source: France Musique "Jazz Club" / 1989-09-27
Lineage: FM > CDR in trade > EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Edited & seeded by ubu


Note on edits:
- all FM talk removed, as far as possible without losing any of the music
- deleted fm talk at end of #1-5,9,11,12
- added fade-in (not from zero!) at beginning of #3,4,10,11 (was far too loud since the announcer mic caught much of the music, too)
- applied 6 dB cut at beginning #5,11,12 for same reason
- added fade-out at end of all tracks
- deleted short bits of noisy silence at end of #7-10,12
- during the applause following the tunes you can hear where the announcer mic is turned on (applause gets louder) - I didn't edit that as usually around there I began the fade-outs

Note on sound:
- #5 all of a sudden has lots more of fm hiss, but it gets better again later, yet remains a bit inconsistent
- an A- rating seems fair, alltogether, though it may start out at A/A- and get close to A-/B+ at some moments

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Von Freeman - Lugano 2002 - now on dime

And the latest seed, just getting started:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=149774

The great Von Freeman in quartet with Amina Claudine Myers on piano (she gets a lenghty trio feature on "All Blues"). Von does two terrific solo pieces as well - one my favourite shows of his!

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Von Freeman
Concerto Jazz Rete Due
Studio 2, RSI, Lugano (CH)
March 13, 2002

Von Freeman - tenor sax
Amina Claudine Myers - piano
Hein van den Geyn - bass
Han Bennink - drums

CD1/53:38
1. Summertime (G. & I. Gershwin) 44:18 [beginning cuts in]
2. If I Should Lose You (Rainger-Robin) 9:20 [ts-solo]

CD2/45:07
1. All Blues (Miles Davis) 14:40 [omit ts]
2. unknown (11:12)
3. unknown (14:09)
4. We'll Be Together Again (Carl Fisher) [ts-solo]

TT: 98:45

Sound: A/A-

Sources:
CD1: RSI 2 "Jazz live di mezzanotte" / 2006-08-01
CD2: RSI 2 "Jazz live di mezzanotte" / 2006-08-08

Lineage: FM > Minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify) > CDR > EAC (secure) > FLAC (8)

Note: there are a maximum of 2 minutes missing at the beginning of "Summertime".

Pierre-Luc Vallet Trio - now on dime

I'm lagging behind with my dime pointers here... Today I posted this fine set of Pierre-Luc Vallet's piano trio (he also leads an organ trio) recorded Tuesday at the studios or RSR 2 (Espace 2). The link: http://www.dimeadozen.org//torrents-details.php?id=149742



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I am more than happy to be able to seed some more piano torrents at the moment!
Yesterday I heard (and taped) Colin Vallon's trio at a local club, today I might catch Jean-Paul Brodbeck. An FM recording not fit for dime of Brodbeck's will be put up later on my blog (http://ubu-space.blogspot.com/), too.

The preceeding seeds of this little series are here:

Hans Feigenwinter Trio - Basel 2007 
Thierry Lang "Lyoba" - Cully 2007 

As for Pierre-Luc Vallet, I only heard his organ trio on another RSR 2 seed before (would there be interest here?) and this beautiful set of classic piano trio jazz came as quite a great surprise!
Find a sample from #3 below to check it out yourself!

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Pierre-Luc Vallet Trio
Espace JazzZ Concert
Lausanne (CH), Studio 15, Maison de la Radio
June 5, 2007

Pierre-Luc Vallet - piano
Philippe Aerts - bass
Marc Erbetta - drums

1. Introduction by Yvan Ischer (4:36)
2. Les ruins de Thêbes (6:55) >
3. Manhattan (6:55)
4. Aqua (5:39)
5. Announcement PLC (0:46)
6. Francisca (Toninho Horta) 5:41
7. Interview (10:48)
8. Madrugada (7:18)
9. Marie (5:05)
10. Gibraltar (7:47)
11. Announcement PLC (0:21)
12. Brooklyn Promenade (8:15)
13. unknown (6:15) [incomplete] >
14. FM OUtro by Yvan Ischer (0:33) [#13 continues below]

All compositions by Pierre-Luc Vallet unless otherwise noted

TT: 77:00

Sound: A
Source: RSR 2 "JazzZ" (Yvan Ischer) / 2007-06-05
Lineage: FM > HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Recorded & seeded by ubu

Vallet's website: http://homepage.sunrise.ch/mysunrise/plvallet/
 

Potlatch - samples & my sale order



You can find a few samples (one each, some tracks incomplete due to length) from the eight Potlatch releases reviewed in my last post here on rapidshare.
These are crappily encoded samples (MP3 @ 128 kbs) and they are crappy because they are just samples that should give you a taste of Potlatch and push you over the edge to support this great label! I don't want to rip off any artist or the label itself by posting this, rather I want to give those of you who might be interested in buying CDs a bit of an idea how the music sounds!



Today I finally had my Potlatch post together, and also today the five discs I ordered last weekend have arrived (superb service, nice packaging, no custom fees even though there should have been some taxes... thank you!)

The order contained:

P2398 - Flux - Fred Van Hove (2CD)
P302 - The Difference Between a Fish - Michel Doneda / Urs Leimgruber / Keith Rowe
P401 - rouge gris bruit - Sophie Agnel / Lionel Marchetti / Jérôme Noetinger
P105 - Three Dances - Trio Sowari (Phil Durrant / Bertrand Denzler / Burkhard Beins)
P205 - Albi Days - The Contest of Pleasures (John Butcher / Xavier Charles / Axel Dörner)

I'm looking forward to hearing them a lot! If I indeed get through them before June ends, I might post another round of reviews then!