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Monday, November 23, 2009

J.R. Monterose & Sal Nistico - NYC 1979

Here's the third and last J.R. Monterose recording. This is a great WKCR FM studio session featuring Monterose and Sal Nistico on tenors, backed by Bill Triglia on piano, Todd Coolman on bass, and Jimmy Wormworth on drums.

This is my own edit of a show I got from dime years ago - thanks a lot to the seeder!
I deleted the radio banter (but retained the interview, of course) and fixed some minor things, but didn't change anything about the sound.

J.R. Monterose & Sal Nistico
WKCR-FM Studio, New York, NY
January 16, 1979

J. R. Monterose, Sal Nistico - tenor saxophones
Bill Triglia - piano
Todd Coolman - bass
Jimmy Wormworth - drums

omit Monterose on CD1#3, omit Nistico on CD2#3

1. Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson) 18:49
2. All the Things You Are (Jerome Kern) 17:03
3. Hi-Fly (Randy Weston) 9:43

1. Sonnymoon for Two (Sonny Rollins) 14:33
2. My Old Flame (12:03)
3. Unknown (15:43)
4. Interview 2:56

TT: 90:54

Sound: A-
Source: WKCR-FM studio broadcast >reel-to-reel (Ed Scarvalone - host)
Lineage: Reel master >.wav >CD Wave >CDR >CDR >EAC (secure) >CoolEdit Pro 2.0 >CD Wave >FLAC Frontend (level 8, SBE OK)
Additional Lineage (edited version): FLAC > WAV > GoldWave > FLAC (8)(asb)

Missing "Invitation" between "Hi-Fly" and "Sonnymoon for Two."
Only minor edits were made and no audio treatment was applied to this set, thus there is some open air hiss present. Accordingly, a noise floor sample has been included for those wishing to use noise reduction to their liking.


ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

kingpossum said...

Where do come up with the JR Monterose stuff? Marvelous. I've always spun his self-titled LP far more than anything by Sonny Rollins. Just dig what the guy does.

Thanks for the great posts,

neil said...

Rare stuff indeed! Many thanks...

Brad Geiger said...

Thanks for digging up this obscure gem! Montrose and Nistico are definitely 2 talents that deserved way more recognition than they got.

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Otis Foster said...


Your links are dead.I'd like to repost my copy of this session at Grumpy's place. Do you intend to? If not, is it OK if I do, with attribution?


ubu said...

Otis - sure, please go ahead - and just keep the entire information intact please. I got this from dime but what I offered her was my own re-tracked edit, so please note that's what you'll be offering too, so people who care about this know!

ricardo said...

great blog !
possible to have again refreshed links please ?
thank you very much in advance
best regards