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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - March 3, 1977 (4/7)

Sorry for the long breaks between posts - most of my time is dedicated to other things right now (work, mostly, so nothing to be happy about...).
Here's the fourth of seven Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart shows, again check out the first post for some details.

Here are the previously posted shows

Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - February 1974 (1/7)
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - February 27, 1976 (2/7)
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - April 9, 1976 (3/7)

: . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . :

Radio Studio SWR Villa Berg, Stuttgart (DE)
March 3, 1977

Bert Koppelaar - trombone
Rüdiger Carl - tenor sax, clarinet, accordion
Hans Reichel - guitar, violin
Wolfgang Dauner - piano
Tristan Honsinger - cello, voice

1. unknown (5:30)
2. unknown (14:32)
3. unknown (24:30)
4. unknown (6:28)

TT: 51:07

Sound: A-
Lineage: FM broadcast -> cassette (unknown gen) -> CD-R -> .wav -> flac (level 6)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Flat Earth Society - oh hell yeah!

Here's a pairing of two partial concerts by a terrific Belgian band called Flat Earth Society, or short, F.E.S. Founded and lead by Peter Vermeersch, FES mixes brass band sounds with various other styles, including jazz (of course - why else would I have come aware of them?!) - but check out wiki for some more information or better yet, pay a visit to their homepage!

Thanks to my friend couw for providing some great cover art!

The Flat Earth Society

Peter Vermeersch - clarinet, leader
Tom Wouters - clarinet, percussion, xylophone, vibraphone
Benjamin Boutreur - saxophones
Bruno Vansina - saxophones
Michel Mast - saxophones (2008 only)
Tom Callens - tenor saxophone (2007 only)
Bart Maris - trumpet
Sam Vloemans - trumpet (2007 only)
Yves Rudy Reunes - trumpet (2008 only)
Stefaan Blancke, Marc Meeuwissen - trombone
Berlinde Deman - tuba
Wim Willaert - accordion
Peter Vandenberghe - piano
Jimi Tenor - keyboards (2008 only)
Pierre Vervloesem - guitar (2008 only)
Kristof Roseeuw - double bass
Teun Verbruggen - percussion

The Flat Earth Society
Saalfelden (Austria), Jazzfestival
August 24, 2007 (Friday, 1 am) [31:54]

1. Without > Psycho Shout (Peter Vermeersch) 13:02
2. Clusterthing (Peter Vermeersch) 7:31
3. Waterman (Peter Vermeersch) 4:07
4. Edward, Why Don't You Play Some Blues (Peter Vandenberghe) (7:11)

Flat Earth Society - meets Jimi Tenor
North Sea Jazz Festival 2008 (33rd edition)
Rotterdam (The Netherlands), "Congo", Ahoy Rotterdam
July 11, 2008 [22:08]

5. Europa (Jimi Tenor) 4:26
6. unknown (Jimi Tenor) 3:06
7. Mesmerize Me (Jimi Tenor) 6:47
8. unknown (Jimi Tenor) 7:47

TT: 54:02

Sound: A


Source: BBC Jazz on 3 / 2008-06-27
Lineage: BBC DAB (MPEG-I Layer II at 192 kb/s joint stereo) > Yamaha 1300 audio HDR
Editing: Increased volume of part of track 03 by +5dB ((9.06-10.52)
Transfer: CDRW > Nero 7 > Flac Frontend (level 6)


Source: Radio6 / 2008-07-12
Lineage: Cable FM > Pioneer TX-608 (tuner) > Edirol R-09 > WAV > CoolEdit Pro 2.1 (track splitting) > foobar2000 > FLAC level 8

does #1 go into a second tune @ 7:05 ?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Roland Kirk - Berlin, Paris, Milan 1964 - fixed re-up

A kind reader of my blog whose request was one of the main reasons why I posted these Kirk tracks here in the first place, has helped me fixing the info and identifying the track from Philology/Musica Jazz's Stitt disc as a duplicate (running way too fast!) of a title already included in my own material. So here is everything again, with amended/completed/fixed info, plus with the identification of Tete Montoliu as the pianist all over (for #4 - used to be #5 in the first up - it was clear to my own humble ears that it must be Tete!).

Let me put in a good word for this discography here, I helped with it as much as I could, too:
Tete Montoliu Discography by Agustín Pérez

One more thing that kind reader let me know about is that the first (and complete) tenor solo on #3 (used to be #4) is by the one and only, the late great Johnny Griffin! How could I not notice that in all the years I've had these Kirk shows? Holy holy! Kirk's own solo follows but gets cut short. I'm not positive of Stitt's presence on that title, I can hear J.J. and Kirk's reed section riffing behind the Little Giant.

Further to that, this version now also includes a cover, using a great sketch of Kirk by Alastair Graham.

Here's a very spcecial offering: I got the material compiled here in a trade, re-grouped and cleaned it up (just fixing marks and stuff, not fiddling around with the music itself) and put it up on dime. That was quite a while ago. In the meantime, someone else put it up again, and then perv-fesser goody stepped in, fixing the speed of all but one tracks. In that form, I put it up again on dime a couple of of weeks ago, and now it's on the blog as well. And even better, there's something included now which likely wouldn't have passed the scrutiny on dime, another long Stitt/Kirk version of "Au Privave", the great Parker tune. Tete Montoliu, the late great Catalonian piano player is present on most/all of this. In the rhythm section, we get some bop veterans, Tommy Potter on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums, as well as ex-Ellingtonian Jimmy Woode (by then a member of the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Orchestra), and possibly also great German bass player, Peter Trunk. There's some uncertainty regarding bass and piano duties, but ey, this is mostly about Kirk (and some Stitt and Jay Jay), anyway!

Hope you'll enjoy this! Bright Moments! Bright Moments!

***definitive version - goody pitch-corrected***

Roland Kirk Quartet (#1,4-6)
Roland Kirk / Sonny Stitt / Johnny Griffin / J.J. Johnson - Jazz Band Ball (#2,3)

Roland Kirk - flute, manzello, stritch, tenor sax, vocals

Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie, Jazztage - September 26, 1964

Tete Montoliu - piano
Jimmy Woode - bass
Kenny Clarke - drums

1. So Long Note, Baby (6:54)

Berlin-Schöneberg (Germany), Prälaten, Jazztage 1964 - September 27, 1964

Sonny Stitt - alto sax (#2, poss. #3 but not heard in solo)
Johnny Griffin - tenor sax (#3)
Jay Jay Johnson - trombone (#3)
Tete Montoliu (or Walter Bishop) - piano
Tommy Potter (or Peter Trunk or Jimmy Woode) - bass
Kenny Clarke - drums

2. Au Privave (Charlie Parker) 15:33
3. Steeplechase (Charlie Parker) 7:57 [cut]

Sonny Stitt "Loose Walk" (Philology (It) W 43-2) gives Tete as pianist and 1964-09-24 as date for their fast-running version of "Au Privave" (14:36)
Two further titles attributed to this session, "Parker's Mood" (1:33, inc) and "My Little Suede Shoes" (14:03) are not in my possession

Paris (France), 1st Paris Jazz Festival, "Newport à Paris", Salle Pleyel - October 2, 1964

Tete Montoliu - piano
Tommy Potter - bass
Kenny Clarke - drums

4. Domino (Ferrari-Plante-Raye) 4:09

Walter Bishop was given as pianist in my source's info, but it sounds like Tete both to me and to the expert doing the Tete discography.

Milano (Italy), Teatro dell'Arte al Parco - October 10, 1964

Walter Bishop - piano
Tommy Potter - bass
Kenny Clarke - drums

5. All By Myself (Irving Berlin) 5:51
6. I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson) 6:23

TT: 46:48
Sound: B & B+
Original Lineage: radio (#1,2,3,6) / tv (#4,5) > ? > CDR in trade > EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

ubu's edits:
- fixed marks, added fade-ins and fade-outs
- deleted small gaps around original marks
- deleted partial radio talk segments
- #5: left channel 6 DB boost

***professor goody - additional editing info***

Additional lineage (goody's edits): dBpowerAMP (WAV) > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender -57 cents - tracks 2-4,6) > TLH (FLAC, sigs)

Note: Pitch of #1-3 and #5-6 was approximately 57 cents sharp. Corrected and FLACed.

Thank you, Mr. Kirk. For all your various names, instruments, brilliance, and breath. There was never anyone like you, and there hasn't been anyone, since you graced us with your presence.

goody - 8/03/08

***seed history***

originally shared by ubu
re-seeded by bigfootpezao
fixed by goody and definitive "goody-version" shared by ubu

***final notes***

- after the date-correction for #4, the order of the tracks was adjusted (to present the music chronologically); #4 originally followed what are now #5 and #6 as the original information I had dated it to October 22 (ubu - 2008-08-04)
- the version of "Au Privave" on Philology's Stitt compilation seems to be identical but totally off-speed (running only 14:36)
- a kind reader has altered me to Johnny Griffin's presence on #3 - indeed the first tenor solo is clearly by him, while the second (cut off) is by Kirk. I am not sure if Stitt can be heard in the backings, but JJ and Kirk do some riffing behind Griffin.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - April 9, 1976 (3/7)

Check out posts #1 and #2 of this series:

Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - February 1974 (1/7)
Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - February 27, 1976 (2/7)

The third show features the Brötzmann Trio (with Fred van Hove and Han Bennink) plus bassist Adelhard Roidinger, as well as leader/host Wolfgang Dauner - quite a combination!

: . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . : . :

Brötzmann-Dauner-Van Hove-Roidinger-Bennink
Radio Studio SWR Villa Berg, Stuttgart (DE)
April 9, 1976

Peter Brötzmann - tenor & bass sax, clarinet
Wolfgang Dauner - piano, electric piano
Fred Van Hove - piano, organ
Adelhard Roidinger - bass
Han Bennink - drums, percussion

1. unknown (25:13)
2. unknown (26:37) [inc]

TT: 51:53

Sound: A-
Source/Quality: RB
Lineage: FM broadcast -> cassette (unknown gen) -> CD-R -> .wav -> flac (level 6)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Carla Bley - Austin 1978 (FLAC)

Here's a smoking hot show by the great Carla Bley. Sound isn't stellar, but believe me, the music is! Phillip Wilson is kicking on the traps, and the horns are quite a bunch of greats: Carla Bley. Sound isn't stellar, but believe me, the music is! Phillip Wilson is kicking on the traps, and the horns are quite a bunch of greats: Gary Windo (going apeshit, of course...), John Clark and George Lewis, Bob Stewart, Mike Mantler and Alan Braufman. Swallow hadn't arrived at this point (or was he just not available? I don't know the history of the Bleys/Peacocks/Mantlers/Hadens/Swallows - quite a bunch of great gals and guys who were involved quite, uhm, deeply, it seems...), instead we get one Patty Price (no trace I found on google). Also keyboardist Blue Gene Tyranny (what a name!) is a total unknown to me as well.

Carla Bley Band 1977 (l.t.r. standing: Bob Stewart, Terry Adams, Mike Mantler, Roswell Rudd, Hugh Hopper, Andrew Cyrille, Elton Dean, sitting: Carla Bley, John Clarke, Gary Windo)
[Photo from inside of European Tour CD]

Carla Bley
Austin, TX (USA), Armadillo World HQ
March 27, 1978

Carla Bley - piano, organ, arrangements
Mike Mantler - trumpet
John Clark - french horn
George Lewis - trombone
Bob Stewart - tuba
Alan Braufman - alto sax
Gary Windo - tenor sax
Blue Gene Tyranny - keyboards
Patty Price - bass
Phillip Wilson - drums

1. 440 (12:01)
2. Ida Lupino (8:57)
3. Drum-Solo > Jesus Maria & Other Spanish Strains (11:59)
4. Drinking Music (5:40)
5. unknown [encore] > band intros/radio outro (15:01) [spliced at 8:46]

Compositions by Carla Bley

TT: 53:43

Sound: A-

Lineage: no info (fm)
Additional Lineage: FLAC > WAV > GoldWave (editing) > FLAC (8)(asb)

Note: either Braufman or Windo can also be heard on flute

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - February 27, 1976 (2/7)

Here's the second of seven Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart shows I'm uploading. For some more information, check out the first post of this little series:

Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - February 1974


Radio Studio SWR, Villa Berg, Stuttgart (DE)
February 27, 1976

Paul Rutherford - trombone
Rüdiger Carl - tenor sax, clarinet, flute, accordion
Gerd Dudek - soprano & tenor sax, flute
Hans Reichel - guitar
Wolfgang Dauner - piano, synthesizer
Tristan Honsinger - cello, vocals
Raphael Don Garrett - bass

1. unknown (6:18)
2. unknown (11:50)
3. unknown (15:59)
4. unknown (21:27)

TT: 55:34 (55:41)

Sound: A-
Source: radio broadcast
Lineage: FM broadcast -> cassette (unknown gen) -> .wav -> flac (level 6)

NOTE: this has 2 second gaps!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Danke & Hut ab! Albert Mangelsdorff (1928-2005)

It's been a bit more than three years now that German trombone great Albert Mangelsdorff died. Here's a re-broadcast from German radio (I grabbed it from dime - thanks a lot to the seeder!), featuring Mangelsdorff in duo with French sax player Jean-Rémy Guédon.

Albert Mangelsdorff & Jean-Rémy Guédon - 'Rendezvous' - Duo Concert
Saarbrücken (Germany), Johanneskirche
April 20, 1997 (MP2 @ 256)

Albert Mangelsdorff - trombone
Jean-Rémy Guédon - tenor sax

1. Spoken intro Albert Mangelsdorff (1:41)
2. Exercise for Improvisers (Mangelsdorff) 17:15
3. Ann AM (0:11)
4. Paredi (Guédon) > Ann AM (9:53)
5. Free Improvisation No. 1 > Ann AM (10:06)
6. Free Improvisation No. 2 (12:26)
7. Free Improvisation No. 3 > Ann AM (8:56)
8. Kartell (Guédon) > Ann AM (12:58)
9. Danke, Hut ab! (Mangelsdorff) 15:25
10. Ann AM (1:18)
11. Free Improvisation No. 4 (9:20)
12. unknown (4:01) [inc]

TT: 103:30

Sound: A
Source: DVB-S@256, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2

Friday, August 01, 2008

rants or comments?

I've had quite a few impatient, impolite, rude, rough, disrespectful, uncivil comments that more seemed to be like rants than comments. That makes it rather unpleasant to write this blog. I enjoy sharing some music, but I have a life outside of this blog (and away from the computer, too). I don't have the time nor the equipment (nor the money) to just fulfill all the wishes (and demands - who the hell really thinks he can ask anything from me? Do you know me or what?).

That should be clear enough.

Further I do understand that some readers' grasp of the english language might make it difficult to get all the twists and wrinkles. However, english is not my mothertongue either and it's sometimes difficult for me to find the right words as well.j I hope to treat these readers kindly in my reactions to their comments, and I hope I have apologized to all those whom I've treated a bit less kindly in the past.

Anyway, as english has become the lingua franca, I still feel like I am allowed to ask anyone dropping by here to actually read my posts. Sometimes you can only find some links when you actually read the whole thing, and if you don't please don't just post a question (or a threat) in the comments, alright? Show some kindness, behave politely, and now open one of your favourite beverages, spin some good tunes and relax!

Summer has arrived here a few weeks back, though it's been rainy and chilly in between, but still, summer may slow down my posting activities, here and elsewhere. I hope no one posts any unruly comments because of that...

I also won't allow any anonymous comments from now on. It's easy to sign up with any of the services that allow you to post here, believe me. If I could figure out how to write that blog, how to rip, tag, encode and upload music and more, I feel like I may ask for just a bit of patience and for grown-up and decent behaviour from anyone who drops by here. Understood?

Also, the ratio of comments vs. downloads is very much not in favour of the readers/downloaders. Possibly some don't realise the work and time I put into this blog, but I'd certainly appreciate a  shout now and then!