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Monday, September 07, 2009

Von Freeman & Andrew Hill Trio - Amsterdam 2005

Here's the promised concert featuring Vonski alongside Andrew Hill's trio. I just learned that John Hebert's lastname is actually Hébert and that he's from Lousy-ana (as Illinois Jacquet used to say, he he). Not sure if he's related to THE Hébert, editor of "Le Père Duchesne"... he he he.
On drums is Nasheet Waits, son of the great Freddie Waits. Nasheet seems to be a favourite of pianists, having played for several years with Hill, Jason Moran and Fred Hersch.

So then, on we go with our little tribute to Von Freeman! Enjoy the music!

Some more music by Andrew Hill will follow as well...

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Von Freeman & Andrew Hill Trio
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), (New) Bimhuis
March 24, 2005


Von Freeman - tenor sax
Andrew Hill - piano
John Hebert - bass
Nasheet Waits - drums

CD1/First Set/41:38
1. unknown (25:24)
2. unknown (7:43)
3. unknown (8:31)

CD2/Second Set/73:40
1. unknown > Dig (?) > Sweet Georgia Brown (31:24)
2. I'll Remember April > A Night in Tunisia
> Ain't Misbehavin' > Lester Leaps In (42:15)

TT: 115:18

Sound: A-/B+ (Note from dime seeder: Von Freeman played often between bass and drums)
Source: Audience recording, second row in the middle
Lineage: Sony ECM 719 > Sony MZ-N710 > Audio Capture > HD > Nero Wave Editor (Normalize,Stereo) > CD Wave Editor > Flac Frontend 6

Additional lineage: CDR > EAC (secure, log) > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

:: ubu edits ::

separated #1 and #2


Notes on the setlist:

CD1#1 Von seems to navigate through some standards or at least standards chord changes. Around 10:50 he quotes "Isn't It Romantic" for a moment.
CD1#2 is mostly a bass, then a drum solo, Hill enters at the end.
CD1#3 sounds like another standard, or possibly "Alfie" at the beginning, then goes into what sounds like an original, but at 4:45, Von goes into "Isn't It Romantic" again and stays with it, but the very final line is the "Alfie"-opening line again...
CD2#1 opens with a lengthy drum solo implicating a typically intricate Hill rhythm, Von opens quoting "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)". Later on it sounds as if he's playing "I Can't Get Started", but he continues alluding to "I Got It Bad". When Von enters again at 22:00 they go into a bop classic (Dig?), then around 24:30 Von goes into "Sweet Georgia Brown".
CD2#2 opens with a sax cadenza, leading into "I'll Remember April", after a lengthy trio segment, Von goes into "A Night in Tunisia", not without quoting "Mr. P.C." (22:14), then quoting "What Is This Thing Called Love" and possibly alluding to the fourth movement of "A Love Supreme". Following a short solo cadenza, Von goes into "Ain't Misbehavin" (31:05), at 33:00 he then goes into "Lester Leaps In"


The following was posted on dime, I think:

Sweet Georgia Brown
Dig
I'll Remember April
A Night in Tunisia
Salt Peanuts

It sort of fits with parts of the second set...

6 comments:

ubu said...

Please help if you can figure out more details of the setlist!

FLAC (tagged) + info:

http://rapidshare.com/files/274045569/Von_Freeman-Andrew_Hill_2005-03-24_Amsterdam__ubu-edit_.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/274038808/Von_Freeman-Andrew_Hill_2005-03-24_Amsterdam__ubu-edit_.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/274030657/Von_Freeman-Andrew_Hill_2005-03-24_Amsterdam__ubu-edit_.part3.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/274026231/Von_Freeman-Andrew_Hill_2005-03-24_Amsterdam__ubu-edit_.part4.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/274010637/Von_Freeman-Andrew_Hill_2005-03-24_Amsterdam__ubu-edit_.part5.rar

Arcturus said...

some late Andrew Hill, bless you!

mk said...

thanks very much for this one

giu said...

Vonski & Hill!!! What a couple!!
thanks a lot

Peter said...

thank you for this!
I can only get the first two files, though.
Parts 3,4,and 5 contain the same file as part 1. Do you know what the issue is?

ubu said...

Nothing wrong, just get the five files and it will all work fine, just tested myself (there were about 150 downloads so far, just in case).