Sunday, December 28, 2008

Maria João, Mário Laginha, 10 November 2001

Maria João (voice), Mário Laginha (piano), Toninho Ferragutti (accordion), Helge Norbakken (drums and percussion): collectively known as "Mumadji"
London Jazz Festival + Atlantic Waves 2001
Purcell Room
Saturday, 10th November, 2001

Part One
01 introduction for BBC World Service "Jazzmatazz" (Alan Shipton)
02 em tão pouco tempo escureceu tanto
03 preto e branco
04 um choro feliz
05 asa branca
06 announcements & band credits
07 há gente aqui
08 un amor

There was a short break here to change tapes. I think I have only lost some applause. I have kept the two halves as separate files for the benefit of those wishing to burn to CD.

Part Two
09 várias danças
10 applause "more, more" etc.
11 a lua partida meio
Re-up of Part 3

Excerpts from the concert, including an interview with Maria and Mário, were broadcast on the BBC World Service on 24 November 2001.

The sound quality is quite poor - even by my fairly undemanding standards. The BBC World Service is aimed primarily at overseas listeners and reception in the UK can leave something to be desired.

01 introduction - Alan Shipton
02 em tão pouco tempo escureceu tanto
03 preto e branco
04 Alan Shipton interviews Maria João and Mário Laginha
05 um choro feliz
06 closing announcements over "a lua partida meio"

That is all I have from Maria - until she visits England again.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Maria João, Mário Laginha, 11 November 1998

Maria João (voice), Mário Laginha (piano), Miroslav Tadic (guitar), Marcelo Doctor (percussion)
Oris London Jazz Festival
Royal Festival Hall
Wednesday, 11th November, 1998

01 introduction
02 Charles on a Sunday with Sunday Clothes
03 preto e branco
04 saris e capulanas
05 asa branca
06 announcements & band credits
07 várias danças

Re-upped as a single file ML 1998-11-11 _320.rar

Maria was support act to John McLaughlin. See separate post which also includes scans of the programme.

Friday, December 26, 2008

John McLaughlin, 11 November 1998

John McLaughlin with The Heart of Things
Oris London Jazz Festival
Wednesday, 11 November 1998

John McLaughlin (guitar), Gary Thomas (saxophone & flute), Otmaro Ruiz (keyboards), Matthew Garrison (bass guitar), Victor Williams (percussion), Dennis Chambers (drums)

01 Seven Sisters (false start)
02 "just one minute"
03 Seven Sisters
04 announcements & band credits
05 Mr DC
06 Fallen Angels
07 "Have a nice evening"
08 Mother Tongues (incomplete)

Ran out of tape after about an hour
Programme 198-11-11 programme scans.rar
File re-upped.  Random picture added.

Support act was Maria Joao. Links to follow.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Stan Tracey, 30 January 2008

Stan Tracey Big Band
Barbican, London
30th January 2008

Owing to a technical hitch, I did not manage to record the first set, comprising performances by the Octet and a duet between Stan Tracey and Keith Tippett. I have only the second set comprising the "Genesis"suite and encore "Little Man You've Had a Busy Day".

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Maria João & Mário Laginha, 19 November 1995

Maria João (voice), Mário Laginha (piano)
London International Jazz Festival
Royal Festival Hall
Sunday, 19th November, 1995

01 introduction
02 O vos omnes
03 Fábula
04 Coisas da Terra
05 Saudosa Maloca
06 Várias Danças

This was the first time I had ever heard Maria and I have been a huge fan ever since.

Wayne Shorter, 19 November, 1995

London International Jazz Festival
Royal Festival Hall
Sunday, 19 November, 1995

Wayne Shorter (saxophones), Rachel Z (keyboards), Adam Holzman (keyboards), Tracy Warmworth (bass), Frankie Colon (percussion), Will Calhoun (drums), David Gilmore (guitar)

01 title unknown
02 At The Fair
03 Maya
04 announcements & band credits - Wayne Shorter
05 Pandora Awakened (incomplete)

I did not have a spare tape with me, so the recording ends after about an hour. If you can assist with the title of the first piece, please leave a comment.

The performance was subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio and I think I have a recording of it somewhere. I'll upload it if I find it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Responses to Reich, 8 October 2008

Barbican Theatre, London
Sunday, 8 October 2008

David Lang - World to Come
Maya Beiser - cello

Glenn Branca - Lesson No. 3 for Electric Guitar (A Tribute to Steve Reich)

Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint
Dominic Frasca - guitar

Gavin Bryars - The Stones of the Arch
Kronos Quartet, Theatre of Voices, and Philip Jeck, turntables

Correction.  Date was 8 October 2006
A few seconds in the middle of Lesson No. 3 were lost as the tape reversed
The end of The Stones of the Arch is missing, as the tape ran out

John Scofield, Mark-Anthony Turnage, 11 February 2006

John Scofield Trio, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Scorched
Joe Lovano (saxophone) - A Man Descending
Barbican, London
Saturday, 11 February 2006

This was the first outing with a new cassette recorder and I learnt the hard way how easy it was to press some of the buttons uninitentionally. A Man Descending was accidentally recorded at double-play i.e. half speed. Mishaps with the pause button meant I lost most of the John Scofield Trio performance in the first half of the programme, along with one or two movements at the start of Scorched. But I hope it is better than nothing. Comparisons with the Deutsche Grammophon release of 2002 will show how the piece has evolved during the intervening period.
Track listing

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Blues Band, 29th September 2006

Blackheath Halls, London
29th September 2006

Paul Jones (harmonica, vocal), Dave Kelly (guitar, vocal), Tom McGuinness (guitar, vocal), Rob Townsend (drums), Gary Fletcher (bass, vocal)

Ain't Nothin' in Ramblin'
Without You
That's Alright Mama
San Francisco Bay Blues
I'm Your Man
Sitting on Top of the World
Lordy Lord
World Gone Crazy
Movin' On
Room and Board
When the Levee Breaks
The Glory of Love
Happy Birthday to You
I Don't Need No Doctor
Two Trains Running
Don't Let Them Grind You Down
Fine Brown Frame
I'm Longing for You Baby
Noah Lewis Blues
For a Time that was Fine
Let the God Times Roll
Nobody's Fault but Mine
Green Stuff (end missing)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mick Taylor, 2nd May 2004

Mick Taylor and Band
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Sunday, 2nd May 2004

Mick Taylor (guitar, vocals), Max Middleton (keyboards), Michael Bailey (bass), Godfrey McLean (drums)

Part 1
1. introduction
2. Secret Affair
3. Twisted Sister
4. 12 bar blues
5. Late at Night
6. Blind Willie McTell/All Along the Watchtower

Part 2
1. announcements
2. In a Silent Way/You Gotta Move
3. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
4. applause - "more, more" etc. - announcements
5. encore - No Expectations

Support act was Aynsley Lister and Band. Unfortunately, I must have accidentally hit the pause button on the recorder and so failed to capture their performance.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

John Mayall, Mick Taylor, Stan Webb's Chicken Shack, 1 November 2004

Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Monday, 1st November 2004

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
John Mayall (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards), Buddy Whittington (guitar, vocals), Hank van Sickle (bass), Joe Yuele (drums)
Roger Cotton (keyboards), Mick Taylor (guitar, vocals)

Stan Webb's Chicken Shack
Stan Webb (guitar, vocals), Gary Davies (guitar), Jim Rudge (bass), Mick Jones (drums)

Stan Webb's Chicken Shack
So Tell Me Now
The Thrill Is Gone
Reconsider Baby
I Know You Know
Sweetest Little Thing/Hurt
Doctor Brown
I'd Rather Go Blind

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
without John Mayall but with Roger Cotton on keyboards; Buddy Whittington on vocalsI Just Got Back From Vegas Baby's (ZZ Top cover)
If You Love Me Like You Say
exit Roger Cotton, enter John Mayall
Southside Story
Kids Got The Blues
To Heal The Pain
Congo Square
enter Mick Taylor
Somebody's Acting Like a Child
Late at Night
Have You Heard?
Walking on Sunset
Oh Pretty Woman
Room to Move
No Expectations

27 October 2012.  Scans of promotional flyer added.  Not included in zip; download from here if you want them.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Maria João & Mário Laginha, 15 November 2006

Part of both the London Jazz Festival and Atlantic Waves 2006. On the same bill as Ned Rothenberg - see previous post.

Maria João (voice) Mário Laginha (piano). The Purcell Room, London.
15 November 2006

Parrots and Lions
Preto E Branco
Mãos Na Parade
Há Gente Aqui
Cair Do Céu
Un Amor

The is a short gap in the middle of Cair Do Céu where the tape changes sides, about 10 seconds of music were lost.

UPDATE 24 January 2008

Here are a few (quite dim and grainy) pictures and video clips of this concert.

Ned Rothenberg, Purcell Room, 15 November 2006

Part of both the London Jazz Festival and Atlantic Waves 2006 (exploratory music from Portugal and beyond)

Ned Rothenberg (woodwind, saxophone)
Kang Tae Hwan (alto saxophone)
Carlos Zíngaro (violin, electronics)
Carlos Santos (live processing)

There is a short gap at around 38 minutes where the tape changes sides. About 10 seconds of music were lost.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Fairport Convention, Fairfield Halls, Croydon. Thursday, 1 March 2007

Fairport Convention: Simon Nicol (guitar, vocals), Chris Leslie (vocals, mandolin, bouzouki, violin), Ric Sanders (violin), Dave Pegg (bass guitar, vocals), Gerry Conway (drums, percussion)

Tiny Tin Lady: Beth Gibbins (vocals, guitar), Danni Gibbins (guitar, vocals & cool hat), Kat Gilmore (fiddle), Helen Holmes (bass guitar & funky hair)

First Set
Tiny Tin Lady
Pretty Eyes
The Sound of Requiem
Green and Brown and Grey
In My Room
Blank Literature
enter Ric, Chris, Gerry
exit Tiny Tin Lady, enter Simon & Dave
Fairport Convention
The Widow of Westmoreland's Daughter
Sir Patrick Spens
Keep on Turning the Wheel
Crazy Man Michael
Galileo's Apology
Wait for the Tide to Come in
Polly on the Shore
The Bowman's Return

Second Set
Fairport Convention
Tam Lin
Your Heart and Mine
South Dakota to Manchester
The Deserter
Edge of the World
Who Knows where the Time Goes? (with Beth)
Hawkwood's Army
Matty Groves
Best Wishes
Meet on the Ledge (with Tiny Tin Lady)

The rapidshare folder below also includes links to three video clips from the show: Who Knows Where the Time Goes? Best Wishes and Meet on the Ledge.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Glenn Branca - Hallucination City

Camden Roundhouse - 12th October 2007

In four movements: “March”, “Anthem”, “Drive” and “Vengeance”. This is an almost complete recording, just the last minute or so of the final movement is missing. Unfortunately, my recorder was accidentally set to double play i.e. half speed, so the quality is not quite what it might have been.

Re-upped 29 September 2017

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mick Taylor's Blues Summit

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London - Monday, 5th May 2008

The line-up was:
vocals/guitars - Mick Taylor, Terry Reid, Barry McCabe
Keyboard - Max Middleton
Harmonica - Sugar Blue
Bass - Sean Maguire
Drums (left to right) - Colin Allen, Jeffrey van Duffelen, Mitch Mitchell

UPDATE 18th November 2008. I have now re-edited this to include track markers and updated the links in the Rapidshare folder. They played one continuous set, but I have split this into two for the benefit of those who wish to burn to CD.

Part 1
1. Introduction
2. In the Dead of the Night
3. announcements - Mick Taylor
4. Fed up with the Blues
5. You Don’t Love Me
6. announcements - Mick Taylor
7. Losing my Faith
8. announcements - Mick Taylor
9. In A Silent Way/You Gotta Move/Lonely Avenue
10. announcements - Mitch Mitchell, Terry Reid
11. Don’t Worry Baby
12. announcements - Mick Taylor, Terry Reid
13. The Road We Chose
Part 2
1. announcements - Terry Reid
2. Hong Kong
3. announcements -Terry Reid, Mick Taylor, lady in the audience calls for Waterloo Sunset
4. Beautiful Girl
5. announcements - Terry Reid, lady in the audience now calls for Superlungs
6. I’ve Got News for You
7. announcements - Mick Taylor
8. Blind Willie McTell
9. announcements - Mick Taylor
10. No Expectations
11. credits & announcements
12. What'd I Say - false starts
13. encore - nobody over at seems to know what it is, so I think it must just be a 12-bar improvisation

There is some heavy mic scraping for the first few seconds, but this only intrudes on the announcements.
I lost about 10 seconds in the middle of "You Gotta Move" where the tape went into reverse. There is a slightly bigger bit lost from the middle of "Blind Willie McTell" to swap tapes.

Part 1
Part 2
**Links re-upped 12/01/2016**