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Monday, June 17, 2013

Cecil Taylor - Berlin 1969

Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor, Lyons, Rivers, Cyrille
Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, France, July 1969

Last one for the moment - a lengthy set by the Cecil Taylor Unit of 1969 that included Jimmy Lyons, Andrew Cyrille and the late, great Sam Rivers. Not sure if this is the complete show or if something has been edited out ... but at more than 60 minutes, I guess it could well be the whole enchilada.

Cecil Taylor Unit
Berliner Jazztage
Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie
November 6, 1969

Jimmy Lyons - alto sax
Sam Rivers - tenor sax, flute
Cecil Taylor - piano
Andrew Cyrille - drums

1. Announcements by Dietrich Schulz-Köhn (1:50)
2. Fragments Of A Dedication to Duke Ellington (63:30)

TT: 64:47

Sound: A/A-
Source: RBB Kulturradio, June 19, 2009
Lineage: DVB-C (48 khz/ 256 kbps) > Nokia d-box 2 > harddisk
Edits were made with the mp3DirectCut software
Conversion: BeSweet/BeLight > TLH > FLAC (8,asb)


"...the 45:++ from radio broadcast is - most probably - the closing section of the performance. There is another radio broadcast 15:45 with something like the first section, and there seems to be a missing link between these broadcasted parts -some say the gap is but a few minutes, others say it might be more, up to 25:00 - I don't know, I only have the two broadcast fragments, and it seems most likely no private audience tape of this concert exists." --H. Lukas Lindenmaier 05.01.03

{Primary Source: Rick Lopez's Sam Rivers Online Discography, Tape, also documented by Ed Hazell in his unpublished C. T. discography (he has date as 69.11.10 and time length as 48')

Mulgrew Miller Trio & Stefano di Battista - Salzau 2006

Mr. Miller developed his voice in the 1970s, combining the bright precision of bebop, as exemplified by Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson, with the clattering intrigue of modal jazz, especially as defined by McCoy Tyner. His balanced but assertive style was a model of fluency, lucidity and bounce, and it influenced more than a generation of younger pianists.
~ Nate Chinen (NY Times obituary)

I've just found this show on one of my drives ... it's not been around for a while, for those who prefer, I just upped it over on dime, too.

Alas, I only saw Miller in person once, around twelve years ago. He played in duo with Kenny Barron on two grand pianos as part of a package that also included Benny Green and Eric Reid, who played the second set. The seasoned players taught the young ones plenty of lessons, that night.

Thank you for all the great music you left us with, Mr. Miller.

Mulgrew Miller Trio & Stefano di Battista
Jazzbaltica 2006
Salzau (Germany)
July 1, 2006

Mulgrew Miller - piano
Ivan Taylor - bass
Rodney Green - drums
Stefano di Battista - soprano & alto sax (#6-8)

1. If I Should Lose You (10:50)
2. When I Get There (Miller) > Ann MM (10:30)
3. Caroussel (Miller) 10:38
4. You And The Night And The Music (Dietz-Schwartz) 8:55
5. My Foolish Heart > Ann MM (7:47)
6. Resolution (10:06)
7. 'Round Midnight (Monk-Hanighen-Williams) 10:37
8. The Eleventh Hour (9:03) [ca. 1.5 min. from the end missing]

TT: 78:03

Sound: A
Lineage: DVB-S@256, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)

Fanfare Ciocarlia - Nuremberg 2007

And now for something completely different ... gypsy brass by Fanfare Ciocărlia - the real deal!

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Fanfare Ciocarlia
Nürnberg (Germany), Tafelhalle
March 11, 2007

Fanfare Ciocarlia & Kings and Queens
feat. Kakoome (France) & Esma Rezepova (Macedonia)

1. (3:03)
2. (2:30)
3. (2:32)
4. (5:13)
5. (5:03)
6. (4:44)
7. (4:15)
8. (5:00)
9. (4:14)
10. (3:47)
11. (4:37)
12. Celem, Celem (4:40)

TT: 49:38

Sound: A
Source: DVB-S@320, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)

Don Cherry - Stuttgart 1966 & 1968

Two short sets from Stuttgart's Liederhalle - Cherry with his great 1966 quintet, which can also be heard on three fine releases on ESP-Disk, and with the New York Total Music Company in 1968.

Not a re-upload, I think, but brand-spanking-new to this blog.

Don Cherry
Stuttgart (DE), Liederhalle

Don Cherry Quintet - May 12, 1966
[TT: 44:04]

Don Cherry - trumpet
Gato Barbieri - tenor sax
Karl Berger - piano, vibes
Jean-François Jenny-Clark - bass
Aldo Romano - drums

1. Medley: The Wind, Sand And Stars, Early Bird Suite (8:09)
2. Elephantasy (22:08)
3. Orfeo Negro (13:45)

note: bass player is JF Jenny-Clark (see comments), please fix the info after downloading!

New York Total Music Company - June 26, 1968 [TT: 22:17]

Don Cherry - trumpet, flutes, voice
Karl Berger - piano, vibes
Kent Carter - bass
Jacques Thollot - drums
all - percussion, little instruments

4. Tune In (2:21)
5. Folk Tales (10:02)
6. Let's Go (9:53)

TT: 66:18

Sound: A/A-
Source: SWR2 "Jazz Session" / 2006-11-23
Lineage: DVB-S@192, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hank Mobley & Johnny Griffin - Cologne 1968

Coltrane, Griffin and Mobley (l.t.r.) at the recording session for "A Blowin' Session" (BLP 1559, 1957) - photo by Francis Wolff/Mosaic Images

A short but rare set ... Mobe and Griff reunited (alas, Coltrane was gone by that time, but would he have enjoyed joining them, had he been around?) for some blowing.

This was posted over on dime, and the good pervfesser helped me getting it as right as possible. Happy to bring this new set to the blog.

Hank Mobley / Johnny Griffin - Quintet
Jazz am Rhein 1968
Köln (DE), Rheinpark, Tanzbrunnen
September 1, 1968

Hank Mobley - tenor sax
Johnny Griffin - tenor sax
Bora Rokovic - piano
Jimmy Woode - bass
Kenny Clare - drums

1. Stage Announcer Intro (0:51)
2. Sophisticated Lady (Ellington) [JG]
> My Funny Valentine (Rodgers-Hart) [HM] (11:29)
3. Wee (Best-Gillespie) > Applause > Stage Announcer Outro [cut] (13:53)
4. Some Other Blues (Coltrane) 10:09 [italian voiceover 2:55-3:01]

TT: 36:25

Sound: A-
Source: radio broadcast

:: notes ::

This comes from two sources:
#1 and #2 up to 0:06 are from a less good-sounding source - originally 107 cents sharp
#2 0:06-end and #3 are from a better source - originally 49 cents sharp

#4 is unknown, the Italian radio announcer says it's Coltrane's "Bessie's Blues".

Date for the second source was given as September 10, 1969.
The Italian announcer suggest that this possibly comes from another concert, maybe even with a different rhythm section?

The outro of the stage announcer at the end of #3 calls the venue "Rheinpark", I got this with "Tanzbrunnen" as venue.
Further, the next - closing - act is announced, "Seventeen Men and Their..." [cut off]

goody on #4: Original was approximately 49 cents sharp, if playing in the key of F. The original, however, is in Eb. Perhaps it really isn't Bessie's Blues, even though it's announced so. That could explain this blues in the key of F. The head of this doesn't sound like Bessie's Blues either. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of this tune.

In comment #3310523 [on dime] rillenheini wrote something like this:

According to a concert review in Jazz Podium 10/1968 the venue definitely is "Rheinpark". Original broadcast by WDR I on September 8, 1968, 7:30 p.m.
The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band, announced as "Seventeen men and their music", played on the same day (September 1st) and their recordings were in the same radio broadcast.

:: ubu & goody edits ::

fixed marks
deleted gaps
fixed pitch
spliced #2 from two sources (splice @ 0:06)


#1-2: rb > ? > CDR in trade > EAC (secure) > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb) > DVD
#2-4: CDR in trade > EAC (secure)
goody: Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender, Patch/combine Track 2 from 2 sources) >
ubu: FLAC (8,asb,verify,tagged)

Bill Evans - Seattle 1966

Final re-post for the moment - check the original post for more:

Céu - Cologne 2009

Since, finally, after months of waiting, summer is gracing centralwesternyurop, too, by now ... here's an oldie but goodie that's been around all the time and fits the sudden raise of temperatures.

Find the link and all info here (the missing track has been identified, but this is the old RAR file again, still running from then, so you'll have to fix your tags):

The first posting of this show was here:

Hank Mobley - Copenhagen 1968

Hank Mobley, Paris, April 15, 1969 (photo: Jacques Bisceglia)

Another re-post - check the original post here: