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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blossom Dearie - Piano Jazz, 1985

Blossom Margrete Dearie (April 28, 1924 – February 7, 2009)

Blossom Dearie, the great singer-pianist and pianist-singer (a true hyphenated!) died on February 7 of this year. Back then, I shared the "Piano Jazz" show she did in 2000. Recently, the 1985 show was shared on dime, as well, after it was re-broadcast in October.

Here are the program notes, from NPR, I assume:

The aptly named singer and pianist Blossom Dearie had a unique, childlike voice that, along with truly swinging piano work, could deliver scathing wit wrapped in a sweet package.

A consummate performer, Dearie eschewed jazz improvisation. And while her harmonies were inspired by Frank Sinatra, her pixie-like voice was counterbalanced by the muscular rhythms she pounded out in the manner of Count Basie and Oscar Peterson.

Dearie avoided working in cabarets and nightclubs for much of her career; her delicate voice was no match for the smoky atmosphere of such venues. However, she was a fixture at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, where she performed regularly starting in 1983.

Dearie opened this session of Piano Jazz with a tune written specifically for her by Johnny Mercer: "My New Celebrity Is You." In her nudge-and-wink vocal performance, she drops names from Modigliani and Montovani to Dean Martin and Mia Farrow. Dearie invites host Marian McPartland to play along; afterwards, McPartland remarks, "That was kind of a shame that I played on that at all — the thing is so perfect without me pussyfooting along." To which the ever-charming Dearie replies, "I thought it was very tasty what you played."

Dearie continues with another Johnny Mercer tune featuring her own melody, "I'm Shadowing You." In this tune, Dearie has a different take on celebrity, in the role of a sweet stalker: "There'll be no escape / I'm getting out a tape and video, too." Her delicate vocal on this cleverly written Mercer tune is swinging, refreshing and hip.

McPartland gets together with Dearie for an easy, gentle duet on Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Surrey With the Fringe on Top," and later they pick things up just a bit on the Rodgers and Hart tune "Everything I've Got Is Yours." Dearie confesses to not being much of an improviser, but McPartland says, "You did too improvise. I caught you at it."

The session wraps up with another duet featuring Dearie's unmistakable voice, Frank Loesser's "If I Were a Bell." McPartland has said that Dearie "made every song a musical gem," and listening to her sing this well-known number, it's easy to see why.

If you feel like checking out more Dearie, I can't recommend her fantastic Verve albums highly enough! As a teaser the UK cheapo outlet Avid offers an attractive, but shabbily packed four-albums-on-two-discs set (while we're at it, they have a great 10CD set by Hoagy Carmichael, maybe their one truly worthwhile effort!).

You'll need to hear more from Blossom though - for instance this classic live recording:

Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" with Blossom Dearie
New York City (USA), Manhattan Beach Studios

Blossom Dearie - piano & vocals (out on #15)
Marian McPartland - piano (#6,9,13,15,17)

1. Conversation (3:03)
2. My New Celebrity Is You (J. Mercer) 5:31
3. Conversation (2:46)
4. I'm Shadowing You (J. Mercer, B. Dearie) 3:13
5. Conversation (5:12)
6. Surrey With the Fringe on Top (R. Rogers, O. Hammerstein) 3:44 [instrumental]
7. Conversation (3:00)
8. Conversation (0:34)
9. Inside a Silent Tear (B. Dearie, A. King) 5:35
10. Conversation (1:08)
11. Bye Bye Country Boy (B. Dearie, J. Segal) 4:03
12. Conversation (1:48)
13. Everything I've Got Is Yours (R. Rodgers, L. Hart) 4:00 [instrumental]
14. Conversation (0:46)
15. The Things We Did Last Summer (S. Cahn, J. Styne) 4:24
16. Conversation (1:39)
17. If I Were a Bell (F. Loesser) 4:39

TT: 55:11

Sound: A/A- (hissy)
Rebroadcast date: 2009-10-31
Lineage: fm (Onkyo TX8511)>SoundBlaster (Live! 24 bit External)>wav(CD Wave Editor)>flac

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ella in East Berlin

Just re-upped the deleted bit of this again!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mary Halvorson Trio - Zurich 2009

Alas, this is only the first three songs, but this concert was a strong contender for best show I heard in 2009 (Carla Bley's Lost Chords, Dave Douglas' Quintet and CéU were the highlights in fall, but I saw some good things in the first half of the year, too).
The trio was at the end of a short tour through Europe and played new material that they recorded two days later, back in NYC.

Check out the websites:
Mary Halvorson - John Hébert - Ches Smith
And support them by buying their discs!

Mary Halvorson Trio
Zürich (Switzerland), Rote Fabrik, Clubraum
December 16, 2009

Mary Halvorson - guitar
John Hébert - bass
Ches Smith - drums, percussion

1. (4:02)
2. (7:54)
3. (7:44)

TT: 19:40

Sound: B+
Source: mono audience recording
Taper: ubu
Lineage: crappy Sony MIC > MD > analogue to HD > Cool Edit Pro > TLH > FLAC (8,asb,verify)


I have one and a half more tunes on my MD but they're marred by too many dropouts and completely unlistenable. After that, my recording device gave up, alas.
The whole concert consisted of just one long set of around 90 minutes.
This was the final concert of a European tour and the trio was scheduled to record for a new album back in the US on December 18th.

Randy Newman - Winterthur 1992

Here's a special treat for x-mas... a great solo concert by Randy Newman, recorded at Musikfestwochen Winterthur, at a club called "Albany" (of course Newman has some jokes about that...)

This is one of the x-mas gifts for mère ubu, but I thought some of you might enjoy this, too!

The encores are missing, but it seems a one-disc bootleg of this concert has them (while missing several other tracks), so I'm asking anyone who has that bootleg to please get in touch or just put up FLACs of those encores, please!

Recently shared on dime (thanks a lot!), I re-tracked the whole set and did some fixes here and there (there was some duplication somewhere, for instance).

Randy Newman
Musikfestwoche Winterthur
Winterthur (Switzerland), Albany
September 11, 1992

Randy Newman - piano & vocals

1. Stage Introduction (0:42)
2. In My Dream (2:43)
3. Yellow Man (2:45)
4. Marie (2:50)
5. Birmingham (2:40)
6. Christmas in Capetown (4:57)
7. Real Emotional Girl (2:18)
8. Short People (2:45)
9. The Girls in My Life (2:46)
10. You Can Leave Your Hat On (2:54)
11. Bad News from Home (3:08)
12. Red Bandana (3:01)
13. A Wedding in Cherokee County (4:12)
14. Follow the Flag (2:17)
15. My Old Kentucky Home (1:56)
16. introduction to "Glory Train" (2:14)
17. Glory Train (1:19) [end only]

1. Burn On (2:51)
2. Guilty (3:12)
3. Dixie Flyer (3:54)
4. Roll with the Punches (3:35)
5. Political Science (2:28)
6. I Love L.A. (2:48)
7. In Germany Before the War (3:29)
8. Baltimore (2:56)
9. Rider in the Rain (4:12)
10. My Life Is Good (4:00)
11. I Want to Hurt You Like I Do (5:10)
12. Rednecks (3:18)
13. Sail Away (2:59)
14. FM Outro (0:39)
(missing encores)

All Songs Written by Randy Newman

TT: 91:11

Sound: A/A-
Source: DRS 3 ("Live uf dr Gass")

Source : 1st Generation Cassette.
Transfered with Sound Forge, Volume Adjustments and Track Cutting by Sound Forge.
(This is NOT taken from the Bootleg............... and is therefore a little bit longer than only one CD........!!)

:: ubu edits ::

fixed marks
separated #12-15 (came as one track)
deleted duplication at beginning of #18
spliced talk (separate track) after "Rider in the Rain" to previous and following tracks

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

Sunday, December 20, 2009

John Abercrombie - London 1996

And another one...

John Abercrombie Trio
London, England (UK), Queen Elizabeth Hall
May 22, 1996

John Abercrombie - guitar
Dan Wall - organ
Adam Nussbaum - drums

1. Sweet Sixteen (11:17)
2. Bo Diddy (14:05)
3. Dolorosa (Dan Wall) 25:21
4. Lullaby of the Leaves (4:47)
5. Interview with John Abercrombie (11:02)

TT: 66:37

Sound: A/A-
Source: BBC-FM Broadcast
Lineage: FM broadcast > cassette (1st gen) -> Nak DR-1 -> Audiphile 2496 -> Wav -> Soundforge -> CDR -> EAC -> flac

:: ubu edits ::

fixed marks
omitted fm intro
deleted fm talk between #1/2
deleted fm talk at end of #4

Additional lineage: FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

John Abercrombie - Viersen 2004

I'm in a hurry to preserve some links, as RS is changing their policy again...

Here's a set by John Abercrombie, one of the most important jazz guitarists of our times. His brew of organ jazz is quite different from your usual organ trio, more of a cool sound, thanks to Dan Wall's different handling of the organ (different from the Smith and McGriff and McDuff etc styles, that is). Adam Nussbaum of course is a powerhouse drummer, and though Abercrombie himself isn't about swing, the music is forward-moving and driving.

John Abercrombie - Organ Trio
Internationales Jazzfestival
Viersen (Germany), Large Auditorium
September 24, 2004

John Abercrombie - guitar
Dan Wall - organ
Adam Nussbaum - drums

1. Open Land (11:21) [TV]
2. Class Trip (9:45)
3. Bo Diddy (11:05)
4. Lullaby of the Leaves (11:48)
5. Moon and Sand (8:46)

TT: 52:47

Sound: A/A-
Lineage: Digital Radio & TV -> HD -> Flac Frontend

:: ubu edits ::
boosted volume +6dB
fixed marks
changed sample rate from 48 kHz to 44.1 kHz
Additional lineage: FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > BeLight > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

some links

have a look at the comments...

Rosanne Cash - Santa Monica 2009

Now please don't shoot me... those reading my "now listening" bits on the top right of the page know my taste ranges beyond jazz. I've been a Dylan fan since my earliest teens (seeing him live with the "Under the Red Sky" tour in 1990 when I was twelve), and even though I keep being disgusted by the industry that is Nashville, I like his album "Nashville Skyline" a lot. His voice sounds so flexible there, and of course the duet with Johnny Cash is a highlight!

Nevertheless, in my ignorance, Cash remained something of a red towel for a long time, until I happened to stumble over the third (I think) of his "American Recordings", which of course got rave reviews in the papers here, as well. I got hooked quickly and bought them all, including the box set - mother's hymn book? Gee, may the sinners roast in hell... not sure what to make of it, but I look at it as something near-mythical in force, and also as something that's part of American history (and hence of course, looking back, European history, too). And I keep being fascinated.

More recently, I got hooked by the early albums of Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and yes - I confess! - even Linda Ronstadt's Capitol double disc set is now part of my collection... and of course by way of my rock'n'roll self-schooling I stumbled over The Byrds, buying all their albums up to the "(Untitled)/(Unreleased)" double disc set, and their "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" is a marvel!

So with my reservations gone, I had to check out this recent recording of Rosanne Cash, done to promote her recent album (which I have yet to check out). The songs were taken from a list compiled for her by Johnny when she was a teen and he was afraid she might end up completely ignorant of country music, so he put together a list of the most important songs. Rosanne Cash performs some of them, accompanied by her husband, John Leventhal on acoustic guitar. In between, she talks about her album, the songs, her dad and the ominous list. A very beautiful set.

Rosanne Cash - Live in Session on MBE KCRW FM 2009
Live In Studio Session @ Time Of Broadcast
Santa Monica, CA (USA)
November 19, 2009 [Thursday]

Rosanne Cash - vocals (+ guitar)
John Leventhal - guitar (+ backing vocals)

1. (=Intro=)
2. I'm Moving On
3. (-talking-)
4. She's Got You
5. (-talking-)
6. (-Long Black Veil - False Start-)
7. Long Black Veil
8. (=Interview=)
9. Motherless Children
10. (-talking-)
11. Girl From The North Country
12. (-talking-)
13. Sea Of Heartbreak
14. (-talking-)
15. Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow
16. (-talking-)
17. Satisfied Mind
18. (=Outro=)

TT: 44:15

Sound: A



Source: KCRW Radio FM Broadcast

Lineage: FM > Onkyo HT-R520 > Analog Out > HHB-CDR 800 >
CDR.WAV > TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-S202N > EAC > CD WAVE Tracking > Flac.8)->

As a young woman, Rosanne Cash told her father Johnny she wanted to play country music.
He put together a list of 100 essential songs for her to listen to and, years later, she’s
put together an album highlighting her favorites. Hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic


Stream/Audition This Show @
Remember, The Streams Can Sound Very Lossy.

Setlist And Info Copied From KCRW's Website

They're Often Incorrect @

Other Related Links:


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04.She's Got You.flac:8e6c0cf21735198b54be8bfb0546c6f6
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11.Girl From The North Country.flac:aa512100cf61437deca7e400ebaffa8c
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15.Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow.flac:d2285a30e6f8e480a0cbc1bf212de693
17.Satisfied Mind.flac:0531108d6f15f493a5bee0295b0ef5c2


Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and author.
She is the eldest daughter of the late country music singer Johnny Cash and
his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin.


George Russell - Newport 1964 & Europe 1965

Here's the second Russell show - from his prime, I'd say! An earlier version of this that I shared on dime was promptly bootlegged by the Spanish thieves from RLR (Rare Live Recordings they call themselves, ha!). That CD, which also contains a short session from Lenox, Mass.' "Music Inn", was a straight rip from a compilation I put up on dime.

But alas, the same anonymous donor who sent me the 1987 show just posted, also sent me an upgrade of the Newport 1964 show, as well as more tunes from the other date, which turned out to be from Europe, April or May 1965 (see the detailed notes below for more info - the Zurich location is just a best guess at this point).

So for once, the thieves lost and we'll have a better, free version in circulation!

They offer another Russell boot with a Paris and a Bremen date, both from 1964. The Paris again was ripped off from me, I suppose (I got it in trade, it was added once to the Italian magazine "Musica Jazz", an editor of which was kind enough to share it with me and gave the ok to share it further), while the Bremen date was ripped from another dimer.

On the Newport set, you get to hear not only Thad Jones, but also Sun Ra's true sideman, John Gilmore on tenor. Brian Trentham is on trombone, a young Steve Swallow on double bass, Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums, and the great Sheila Jordan turns up for her showcase, "You Are My Sunshine".

For the European show, we have Eje Thelin on trombone, Bertil Lofgren on trumpet, Bernt Rosengren on tenor and flute, Roman Dylag on bass, and again Tootie Heath on drums. The sound here is superior to the one cut-off tune the thieves have on their release.

Now I shut up and let the music speak - be prepared for a real treat!

George Russell
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI (USA)
July 3, 1964

Thad Jones - cornet
Brian Trentham - trombone
John Gilmore - tenor sax
George Russell - piano
Steve Swallow - bass
Albert Heath - drums
Sheila Jordan - vocals (#5)

1. Stage Intro & Announcement by George Russell (2:09)
2. The Outer View (Russell) 9:25
3. Stratusphunk (Russell) 7:12
4. Volupte (Russell) 12:23
5. You Are My Sunshine (trad., arr. Russell) 10:23

TT: 41:57

Sound: A-
Source/Lineage: unknown (sbd?) > CDR in trade > EAC (secure, log) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Note: this was broadcast on WKCR-FM (the other circulating source), but this may well be from a different source.

George Russell
prob. Zurich (Switzerland), Volkshaus
April 30, 1965

Bertil Lofgren - trumpet
Eje Thelin - trombone
Bernt Rosengren - tenor sax, flute
George Russell - piano
Roman Dylag - bass
Al Heath - drums

6. You Are My Sunshine (trad., arr. George Russell) 10:58
7. Lydiot (George Russell) 10:01
8. 'Round Midnight (Monk-Hanighen-Williams) 6:46

TT: 27:46

Sound: A- (some print-through)
Source/Lineage: radio broadcast > CDR in trade > EAC (secure, log) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)


rillenheini (who knew Eje Thelin and did some lengthy interviews with him) says:
Russell toured Europe with this sextet in April and May 1965. They were recorded for three radio stations:
April 1965: Stockholm (Sweden), Gyllen Cirkeln
April 1965: Copenhagen (Denmark), Montmartre Jazzhus
April 30, 1965: Zurich (Switzerland), Volkshaus
May 1965 Gent (Belgium)
Likely, #6-8 originate from one of these recordings, most likely from the Zurich or Gent concerts, as the sound suggests a large venue (unlike Montmartre and Gyllen Cirkeln).

Further, here's a quote in Jazz Podium 5/1965, p. 115:
George Russell hat in Stockholm ein neues Sextett gebildet, in dem Bertil Lövgren tp, Eje Thelin tb, Bernt Rosengren ts, Romas Dylag b und Al Heath dr spielen. Er stellte sich mit dieser Gruppe erstmals im Stockholmer Gyllene Cirkeln vor und will dann damit auf Reisen gehen. Bisher sind Gastspiele im Kopenhagener Montmartre, in Brüssel und Zürich vorgesehen.

And Jazz Podium 6/1965, p. 155, contains a review of the Zurich concert, written by Joe Viera.

Dime history note: A cut-off version of #8 was included as "unknown European date - July 1964". To my ears, that title sounds very much identical with #8 included here.

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r.i.p. George Russell (June 23, 1923 - July 27, 2009)

: . : shared on dimeadozen by ubu on 2009-07-28 : . :

George Russell - Washington 1987

George Russell, the great arranger and composer, died in July 2009. He is one of many greats that left us this year, and his music is dear to me, ever since I discovered him, which was initially through Eric Dolphy's participation on one of his Riverside albums. I was hooked quickly and became a fan of his early recordings (let's say up to the Beethoven Hall albums on MPS). Still have to find more of his later works, though I did find some here and there.

Here's a great 1987 show which I got from an anonymous donor via dime (I also shared it there a while back). I just sent a copy of it to drummer Keith Copeland - if he's able to help with the personnel, I'll post a comment or edit this post! (And of course, if anyone grabbing it from here is able to help, please do post a comment!)

George Russell
Washington, DC (USA), Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute, Baird Auditorium
October 2, 1987

Tiger Okoshi - trumpet
Mike Peipman - trumpet
Chip Kaner - trombone
Dave Mann - alto sax
Rob Schepps - tenor sax
Brad Hatfield - keyboards
Marc Rossi - keyboards
Bill Urmson - electric bass
Keith Copeland - drums
Pat Hollenbeck - percussion
George Russell - conductor, voice
others unknown/incomprehensibe [band intros at end of CD1#3]

1. Listen to the Silence, Part I (George Russell) 5:34
2. Cubana Be, Cubana Bop (Dizzy Gillespie-George Russell) 16:16
3. The African Game (George Russell) 47:10

1. Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature (George Russell-Jan Garbarek) 22:15
2. So What (Miles Davis) > Listen to the Silence, Part II (George Russell) 16:16

TT: 104:29

Sound: A-
Source: AUD (Sony Walkman Pro, Aiwa one-point stereo mike, Fuji chrome tapes)
Lineage: aud > dubbed from master tapes > CDR > EAC (secure, logs) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Note: some additional musicians are announced, but I can't understand the names.

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The African Game was recorded in 1993 and released on Blue Note records (CD, 1995)
The performance is continuous so there was no need to try and break it up.
However, on the CD, it is divided into eight tracks as follows:

Uni-celled Beings to Amphibians
Homo-erectus Africanus God Said Grace, and Rolled the Dice on the Human Race
Birth of Species Consciousness
Birth of Human Consciousness
Survival of the Fittest
Spiritual Consciousness - The Age of Light Intelligence of the Heart, Illuminating the Unity of the Cosmic Why and How
The Ascent of Technocentricity, and Its Division of Man and Nature, The Fragmentation of All and Everything
Style Over Substance, The Decline of the Spirit
The Collective Level of Being Attracts the Common Future

It is said that Albert Einstein once remarked, "God doesn't play dice with the universe."
Perhaps he did, once, in Africa during the Miocene epoch some 5 to 20 million years ago when the African Game began:

God said grace
And rolled the dice
On the human race.

As the cradle of humanity, Africa is our common home; we are all Africans - white, yellow, red, brown or black.

Great Nature is on our side. We feverishly pursue the game of HOW to conquer nature, while failing to understand WHY it needs us to join her in a state of unity. Nature responds by sending signals to tell us that we are outpacing her capacity to adapt to our technical innovations. These signals are everywhere: they cannot be missed. Entropy is accelerating.

The African Game says something of a positive nature about this. It says that God (Great Nature) is on our side. It wants to win the game it began millions of years ago. But in order to win it needs the awareness and cooperation of each of us descendants from the Miocene epoch now inhabiting Planet Earth.

~ George Russell

(liner notes from "African Game", Blue Note CDP-7 46335 2, 1995)

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Electronic Sonata was recorded in three parts in 1970 and released originally on Sonet (SLP 1411/1412). A CD reissue can be found on "The Essence of George Russell" (Soul Note 121044-2, 1983)

ELECTRONIC SONATA FOR SOULS LOVED BY NATURE - The title is in itself a poem and it gives contrasting associations - a connectedness to musical and cultural patterns - at the same time a freedom and openness which is all-embracing. Yes, just this piece gives an extraordinary good example of the specific in George Russell's musical thinking of which The Lydian Chromatic Concept is another example, no cultivation of the special, of singularity as an exclusive form by itself. The reason for this comes more from solidarity with the whole, which we are all imperfect parts of, than from the perfectness of single parts. But man is not just a passive commodity in nature. As long as it includes man, it includes also the human will. "Nature likes those who give in to her, but she loves those who do not" is the motto which the title is referring to. To be a part of the whole does not then mean a loss f value or responsibility, on the contrary it gives responsibility and value beyond oneself. But why "Sonata"? If we think of sonata as a large musical form where the oppositions are parts of that whole they form, yes, then "Sonata" is right enough in this connection.

~ Kare Kolberg

(excerpt from the liner notes of "The Essence of George Russell", Soul Note 121044-2, 1983)

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1978 recordings of "Listen to the Silence" and "Cubana Be, Cubano Bop" (by the Swedish Radio Jazz Orchestra w/Sabu Martinez in his very last recording) can be heard on "New York Big Band" (Soul note SN 1039 CD, 1982)
"So What" is the title tune of an album recorded at the same concert as "The African Game" and released on Blue Note as well (B2-46391, 1987)

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The line-up from that 1983 concert (Emanuel Church, Boston, MA, June 18, 1983) is as follows (but is most likely of small relevance for this 1987 concert):

Mike Peipman, Chris Passin, Roy Okutani, Mark Harvey (t)
Peter Cirelli, Chip Kaner (tb), Jeff Marsanskas (btb)
Marshall Sealy (fhr)
David Mann, Janis Steprans (as,ss,fl)
Gary Joynes (ts,ss,fl), George Garzone (ts,ss)
Brad Jones (bari,bcl,fl)
Bruce Barth, Marc Rossi (keys)
Mark White (g), Bob Nieske (b), Bill Urmson (elb)
Keith Copeland (d), Dave Hagedorn (perc), Joe Galeota (cga)
Lazaro Perez, Kuto Perez, Amaro Laria, Enrique Cardenas (perc)
George Russell (arr,cond,comp)

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r.i.p. George Russell (June 23, 1923 - July 27, 2009)

: . : shared on dimeadozen by ubu on 2009-07-28 : . :

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Gunter Hampel "Galaxie Dream Band" - Donaueschingen 1975

Here's a show I dug up from some old archival DVDs, by Gunter Hampel's "Galaxie Dream Band", recorded at the SWF Jazz Session of 1975's Donaueschinger Musiktage.

Quite likely, this is the finest sounding show in circulation... the band consists of several longtime collaborators of Hampel's, Perry Robinson on clarinet, Mark Whitecage and Thomas Keyserling on saxophones and flute, Jack Gregg on bass, Martin Bues on drums, and the great Jeanne Lee on vocals.

This is strong and beautiful music - watch out!

Hampel Gunter Galaxie Dream Band
SWR Jazz Session
Donaueschinger Musiktage, Donaueschingen (DE)
October 19, 1975

Perry Robinson - clarinet
Mark Whitecage - alto saxophone, flute
Thomas Keyserling - flute, tenor saxophone
Gunter Hampel - bass clarinet, flute, piano, vibes
Jack Gregg - bass
Martin Bues - drums
Jeanne Lee - vocals

1. Stage Announcement (J.E. Berendt) > Mystic Pilgrimage (24:13)
2. Land Of The Tree People > Flying Carpet (22:56)
3. Woodwinds Of Change (11:22)

TT: 58:35

Sound: A
Lineage: pre-FM sbd>?>cdr>eac(secure mode)>flac(level 8)