Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Brad Mahldau CD

Nonesuch Records announces a new trio-album by Brad Mehldau called 'Ode' for March 2012. It's available for pre-order already.

More info can be obtained at the Nonesuch website here.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ahmad Jamal Live in Vienne 2011 on tv tonight

This evening France O will broadcast the concert by Ahmad Jamal in Vienne from July 4th 2011. It starts at 20.35 P.M. and runs till 21.45 P.M.

Don't miss the appointment and  enjoy!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Clare Fischer R.I.P.

Just got this sad news in, one can read it here on the BBC website.

Edit : another article on Clare Fischer is available here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Will The French Ever Stop Worshiping Napoleon?

Some nice post on the French and their relationship with Napoleon can be found here.

Enjoy the read!

Monday, January 23, 2012

ROIO of the week : 2001 Wall to Wall Miles Davis Tribute

Someone pointed out that cd 1 & 2 are not available (anymore?)? At least the post disappeared, so here they are again.

Wall to Wall Miles Davis
Symphony Space, New York, NY.
FM Broadcast
A Quality
cdr in trade--eac--flac

Disc 1:

Bitches Brew - Bobby Previte's Voodoo Down Orchestra
1. 18:40

Relaxin' With Miles - Terell Strafford Quartet
w/ Terell Strafford (tp), Ed Howard (b), George Colligan (p), Victor Lewis (d)
2. 7:31
3. 9:40

The Hot Spot - Olu Dara (tp)
4. 8:56
5. 3:02

ESP - Bobby Watson & HORIZON feat. Victor Lewis (d)
w/ Terell Strafford (tp), Edward Simon (p), Curtis Lundy (b)
6. 10:27 "Freedom Jazz Dance"
7. 6:05 "Gingerbread Boy" (Heath)

Disc 2:

Mileselektronika - Hagans/Belden Animation Project feat. DJ Kingsize
w/ Tim Hagans (tp), Bob Belden (tenor sax), Scott Kinsey (p), David Dyson (b), Zach Danzinger (d)
1. 0:51 Intro
2. 14:56 "Paraphernilia" (Wayne Shorter)

Live/Evil - Sex Mob w/ Bill Frisell (g) & DJ Logic
w/ Steven Bernstein (tp), Briggan Krauss (alto sax), Tony Scherr (b), Kenny Wolleson (d)
3. 18:12 *** ==> 2 tracks?

Song & Surprise - Jane Ira Bloom (soprano sax)
w/ Bobby Previte (d), Cameron Brown (b), Vincent Bourgeyx
4. 20:49 *** ==> 3-4 tracks?

Someday My Prince Will Come - The Campbell Brothers
w/ Malcolm Kirby (b)
5. 3:12 "Someday My Prince Will Come"
6. 3:59 "Summertime" (George Gershwin)
7. 6:45 "All Blues" (Miles Davis)

The Miles Experience - Nora York
w/ Claire Daly, Dave Hofstra, Ronnie Williams
8. 7:09 "So What" (Miles Davis)

Friday, January 20, 2012

The house of John Coltrane

Story on the BBC website about the efforts to preserve John Coltrane's Long Island house.

Check it out here.

On a french blog on the Blues someone posted about Live in Japan, shows some japanese lp covers unknown to TuneUp.

Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

On Stan Kenton

Some discussions on Stan Kenton on the net to start with David Hadju's critique on Stan.

The there's the article in defense of Stan Kenton, at least criticizing the David Hadju article,  
available here.
Some more on the Stan Kenton discussion can be found as well here.
What's your take on Stan Kenton?
To be honest that 40's & 50's band with a.o. Art Pepper was unrivaled and i can't get enough of it. Do you have recordings of the Kenton European Tour in 1953? Please get in touch with TuneUp!

Kenton Plays Wagner is really particular and something which i listen at with regluar intervals. 
Apparently it still isn't in print on cd. Maybe an idea for an O.O.P. upload the coming weeks.
In the mean time you can read some more already on Kenton Plays Wagner here.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Looking for some Dexter Gordon

To complete my Dexter Gordon collection i'm looking for some tracks of concerts which i have already a copy but which are incomplete :

(date, place, tracks which are missing)
1964.07.30, Molde Kino, Molde : "I want more"
1973.04.28, Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen : only 3 tracks in my possession i miss 7 tracks
1976.07.27, Avignon : 'On Green Dolphin Street"
1983.01.21, Teatro Turismo, Riccione : "Rhythm A Ning"

If you happen to have this tracks or recordings please get in touch. If you have other rare Dexter Gordon shows you are always welcome to get in touch as well.

Thanks in advance !

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Official Art Pepper Blog

Laurie Pepper just released the Official Art Pepper Blog and put some music online. And what a great picture of The Man himself.

Check it all out here, and i'll also add the link in the Jazzblogs section.

Keep up the good work Laurie Pepper!!