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Monday, May 31, 2010

Mostly Other People Do the Killing - Amsterdam 2009

Here's the promised long show by this fine band - check yesterday's post for a short/preview set if you're unsure, but this is highly recommended!

Moppa Elliott & Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Bimhuis
May 29, 2009

Jon Irabagon - tenor sax
Peter Evans - trumpet
Matthew Thomas "Moppa" Elliott - bass
Kevin Shea - drums

1. Drainlick (M.T. Elliott)
Round Bottom, Square Top (M.T. Elliott)
Dunkelbergers (M.T. Elliott)
All the Things You Are (J. Kern)
Hop Bottom Hop (M.T. Elliott) - 31:48
2. East Orwell (M.T. Elliott) - 9:37

1. Pen Argyl (M.T. Elliott)
Mars and Venus (M.T. Elliott)
Two Boots Jack (M.T. Elliott) - 28:00
2. Little Hope (M.T. Elliott)
My Delightful Muse (M.T. Elliott)
A Night in Tunisia (D. Gillespie)
Shamokin (M.T. Elliott)
Sinners (B. Alexander) - 35:51
3. Lost Voices (D. Toure) - 1:11

TT: 106:28 - complete!

Sound: A
Source: NL Radio6 > DVB-S (48 khz/256kbps) > TechniSat SkyStar HD2 > DVB Viewer > Audacity > flac

:: ubu edits ::
this came as FLAC @ 48kHz and had SBEs
TLH > WAV > BeLight/BeSweet > WAV @ 44.1kHz > TLH > FLAC (8,SBE fixed)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mostly Other People Do the Killing - Moers 2009

Here's a partial set im MP2, short and small, for those who're not sure... a full two-set concert will be posted later on. MOPDTK are a fabulous band led by bassist Moppa Elliott and featuring the great trumpet player Peter Evans, saxophonist Jon Irabagon, and Kevin Shea on drums. Their music is both modern and reaching back at the tradition at the same time, but tradition in their case means not only hard bop but also music by the likes of Ornette Coleman, Roy Haynes and Roland Kirk, as can be seen from their funny album covers quoting classics.

Thanks to dime seeder fbauer for this set!

Mostly Other People Do The Killing
38th Moers Festival
Moers (Germany), Schlosspark, Grosses Zirkuszelt
May 30, 2009

Peter Evans - trumpet
Jon Irabagon - tenor sax
Moppa Elliot - bass
Kevin Shea - drums

1. (fm intro) 2:48
2. Per Argyl >
Round Bottom, Square Top >
Dunkelbergers >
Little Hope (27:22)
3. (fm outro) 0:04

TT: 30:14

fm recording in a good quality, recorded by HJWEIS
aired by german WDR3 'Konzert' live on 2009-05-30
aired by german WDR3 'Jazznacht' on 2009-06-07
source: DVB-S@320, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)
Peter Evans, one of the musicians who stands out in the memory from last year’s festival,
returns to Moers with a streetwise quartet headed by the bassist Moppa Elliott.
The group’s album “This is our Moosic” is a tongue in cheek reference to the legendary
Ornette Coleman album from 1960 and is testimony both to their respect for the history of jazz,
but also to their intention to redefine “jazz” in the 21st century.

seeded by FBAUER on 2009-06-11

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Ellington Legacy Orchestra - Aarau 1999

I was contacted about this by Peter Ugrin, the son of trumpet and violin player Petar Ugrin (1944-2001) playing here. Peter is himself a violin player. There are two beautiful tracks by Petar on his page, in particular, "Ozri Se V Gnevu" is stunning!

Ugrin was the only one to possibly take the role of Ray Nance, playing both trumpet and violin. The band here is a star-studded one, including a handful of Ellingtonians, most notably Aaron Bell, Duke's longtime bass player, who's on piano here. John Lamb and most of the brass players were with Ellington at one time or the other, too. In addition, there's another late trumpet great, Benny Bailey, and the late great John La Porta who can be heard playing a beautiful clarinet solo. Charli Persip is a fine big band drummer - one of his first gigs was with Dizzy Gillespie's 1956/57 orchestra!

So let me dedicate this post to Petar Ugrin and to his family.
And please pay a visit to Peter Ugrin's page and hear the fine music there!

The Ellington Legacy Orchestra
Aarau (Switzerland)
April 17, 1999

"Celebrating Duke - A Tribute to the Ellington Orchestra"

Benny Bailey, Barry Lee Hall, Wayne Bargeron - trumpet
Petar Ugrin - trumpet, violin
Art Baron, Britt Woodman, Buster Cooper - trombone
Fritz Renold - alto sax, clarinet
Bobby Watson - alto sax
John La Porta - tenor sax, clarinet
Tommy Smith - tenor sax
Bernd Konrad - baritone sax
Aaron Bell - piano
John Lamb - bass
Charlie Persip - drums
Bill Berry - conductor

Such Sweet Thunder (Ellington-Strayhorn) [TT: 40:25]
01. Such Sweet Thunder (Cleo) (3:30) [Bailey]
02. Sonnet For Caesar (2:44) [La Porta]
03. Sonnet To Hank Cinq (1:50) [Woodman]
04. Lady Mac (3:57) [Renold, Bailey]
05. Sonnet In Search Of A Moor (2:15) [Lamb]
06. The Telecasters (2:52) [Konrad]
07. Up And Down, Up And Down (3:42)
(I Will Lead Them Up And Down) (Puck) [Bailey, Ugrin]
08. Sonnet For Sister Kate (3:01) [Baron]
09. The Star-Crossed Lovers (4:16)
(aka Pretty Girl) [Watson, Smith]
10. Madness In Great Ones (Hamlet) (4:03) [Bargeron]
11. Half The Fun (aka Lately) (4:19) [Watson, Bell]
12. Circle Of Fourths (3:46) [Smith]

Toot Suite (Duke Ellington) [TT: 25:05]
13. Announcement BB (0:25)
14. Red Garter (4:21) [Woodman]
15. Red Shoes (5:11) [La Porta, Ugrin]
16. Red Carpet (8:43) [Renold, Hall, Baron, Bargeron]
17. Ready Go (6:24) [Smith]

TT: 65:30

Sound: A
Recorded by Swiss Radio
Source: DRS2 Broadcast/1999
Lineage: FM > Tape > Minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > CDR > EAC (secure) > FLAC (8)(asb)
Additional: EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (centred all tracks, separated #13 from #14) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Shared on dimeadozen by ubu in January 2009

This project was initiated by Fritz Renold