venerdì 26 novembre 2010

Jazz Live in Europe: Jacky Terrasson at Jazz Baltica 2001 (guest Stefano Di Battista)

Jacky Terrasson is one of the most interesting jazz piano players of the forty years old generation.

Born in Berlin (Germany) in 1966 from French father and American mother, grown up as musician in Chicago and New York clubs, collaborated with many important artists as Carmen Mc Rae, Cassandra Wilson, Charles Aznavour, Michael Brecker and so on.
In 2001 he attended with his trio at Baltica Jazz Festival in Salzau (Germany).
Here you can enjoy the complete concert with guest, in the last track, the italian sax player Stefano Di Battista.

Jacky Terrasson trio
Jazz Baltica Salzau (Germany)
july 2001

Jacky Terrasson (p)
Sean Smith (bs)
Leon Parker (dr)
unknown vibraphone (on 7, 8)
Stefano Di Battista (as, ss) (on 8)

01. Les Chemins de l'Amour
02. Reach
03. I Wish You Love (Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours)
04. Parisian Thoroughfare
05. The Dolphin
06. Happy Man
07. In Your Own Sweet Way
08. Caravan

Di Battista and Terrasson met themselves in different occasions. In 1999 Stefano was guest in a excellent album of Terrasson (A Paris... /Blue Note France).
The following year Jacky was member of the Di Battista quartet in the self-titled album (Stefano Di Battista/Blue Note France).
In the following video we can appreciate their feeling.

lunedì 22 novembre 2010

Rare Italian Jazz: Larry Nocella & Dannie Richmond: Everything Happens to Me (1980)

A young italian artist, Larry Nocella, died only 40 in 1989, here in a rare album, recorded just 30 years ago with a USA trio leaded by Dannie Richmond, the drummer well known for his collaboration with Charles Mingus.


Everything Happens To Me
Red Record VPA 167
Recorded november 1980
at "Music Center" Bologna

Larry Nocella: tenor sax
Dannie Richmond: drums
Cameron Brown: bass
Bob Neloms: piano

Side A
1. Rose (Neloms - Nocella) 7.57
2. Central Park West (J. Coltrane) 6.46
3. Along Come Betty (B. Golson) 5.41

Side B
1. Nakatini Serenade (C. Massey) 7.00
2. Everything Happens to Me (M. Dennis) 8.00
3. The Days of Wine and Roses (H. Mancini) 5.40

You can also listen to him in a previous post dedicated to the first album of the italian singer Tiziana Ghiglioni (here)

venerdì 19 novembre 2010

Jazz Live in Europe: Rita Marcotulli & Andy Sheppard at JazzFest in Bonn 2010

It's not the first time that the italian pianist Rita Marcotulli and the british saxophonist Andy Sheppard play together.

Rita Marcotulli & Andy Sheppard in Turin (Italy 2009)

Recently they had a very appreciated performance at the JAZZFEST in Bonn the last june 6.
You can enjoy it here in a private recording of good quality.

Rita Marcotulli & Andy Sheppard in Bonn 2010
(cover by jazzfan37)

Rita Marcotulli & Andy Sheppard
Kapelle des Collegium Leoninum, Jazzfest Bonn (Germany)
6th June 2010

Rita Marcotulli, p
Andy Sheppard, ss, ts

01 Lullaby For Igor 08:49
02 G Continue 09:46
03 Us & Them 18:38
04 Le Main d'Alice 08:59

martedì 16 novembre 2010

Jazz Live in Europe: Tommy Flanagan at Jazz Baltica 1999

Nine years ago, november 16, in New York died at 71 years the pianist Tommy Flanagan.

He wasn't a well known star, was only a second line man but was a brilliant, interesting musician with intense personality who has been involved in some of the most important recording sessions of the post-bop era, and is also best known as pianist and music director for Ella Fitzgerald.

In the following concert given during Jazz Baltica Festival in Salzau (Germany) in june 1999 we can appreciate all his qualities in solo, in trio and with two important guests: the tenorsaxophonist Johnny Griffin and the vibraphonist Bobby Hutchinson.


Jazz Baltica Festival 1999
june 12 and 13
Salzau, Germany

Tommy Flanagan Trio
Tommy Flanagan - Piano
Peter Washington - Bass
Lewis Nash - Drums

Bobby Hutcherson - Vibes (on 7,8)
Johnny Griffin - Tenor Sax (on 6,8)

01. Thad Rack
02. Beyond the Bluebird
03. Liza
04. Sunset and the Mockingbird
05. The balanced scales - The cup bearers
06. Solar
07. If I Should Lose You
08. Lets


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venerdì 12 novembre 2010

Jazz Live in Europe: Chet Baker at "Sesjun" Radio Show

From time to time new unissued recordings of the great Chet Baker suddenly appear.

The last ones are from same private tapes of the artist recorded, in diferent years, during his performances at one important Dutch live radio show the "Sesjun".

Chet Baker: The Sesjun Radio Shows

01. There will never be abother you (Harry Warren/ Mack Gordon)
02. I'm old fashioned (Jerome Kern/Johnny Mercer)
03. Ray's idea (W.G. Fuller/ Ray Brown)
04. Chet's theme (Chet Baker)

Chet Baker (tr),
Jacques Pelzer (flute),
Harold Danko (piano),
Cameron Brown (bass)

Broadcast Live on Feb 26, 1976 ; Laren, The Netherlands, 'De Boerenhofstede'

05. This is always (Harry Warren/ Mack Gordon)

Chet Baker (tr),
Phil Markowitz (piano),
Scott Lee (bass),
Jeff Brillinger (drums)

Broadcast Live on Nov 30, 1978 ; Laren, The Netherlands, 'De Boerenhofstede'

06. Just friends (John Klenner/Sam Lewis)
07. Lady bird (Tadd Dameron)
08. Blue 'n' boogie (Dizzy Gillespie/Frank Paparelli)

Cher Baker (tr),
Wolfgang Lackerschmid (vibraphone),
Frank Tusa (bass),
Alphonse Mouzon (drums)

Broadcast Live on Oct 30, 1980 ; Laren, The Netherlands, 'Nick Vollebregt's Jazzcafé'

01. My foolish heart (Ned Washington/Victor Young)
02. Margarine (Hal Galper)


Chet Baker (tr),
Michel Graillier (piano),
Jan Voogd (bass),
John Engels (drums)

Broadcast Live on July 19, 1984; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Concertgebouw.

03. Strollin' (Horace Silver)
04. Love for sale (Cole Porter)
05. Leaving (Richie Beirach)
06. Lament (J. J. Johnson)
07. Shifting down (Kenny Dorham)

Chet Baker (tr),
Philip Catherine (guitar),
Jean Louis Rassinfosse (bass)

Broadcast Live on Feb 15, 1985 ; Laren, The Netherlands, 'Nick Vollebregt's Jazzcafé'

mercoledì 10 novembre 2010

Rare Jazz Live in Europe: Eric Dolphy Last Concerts 1964

Eric Dolphy died, only 36, for a diabetic coma, june 29, 1964 in Berlin, during his European tournée.

In the last days of his life he performed 2 different concerts: the first for the radio station V.A.R.A. in Holland with a local rhythm session including 2 young Dutch musicians that in the following years will become famous. The pianist Misha Mengelberg and the drummer Han Bennink. Here we have only two of the tracks played that evening.

The second one, featuring Donald Byard at trumpet and some other local instrumentalists, in a night club in Paris (France) Le Chat Qui Pêche.
This concert is complete
and we can listen to a last original of Dolphy "Springtime" never recorded prior to this session.


Eric Dolphy - Last Concerts in Europe

01. South Street Exit (E. Dolphy) 7'10
02. The Madrig Speaks, The Panther (E. Dolphy) 4'50

Eric Dolphy (as, fl. on 1)
Misha Mengelberg (pno)
Jacques Schols (bass)
Han Bennink (dr)

recorded live at Hilversum (Holland), june 2, 1964 (radio broadcast)

03. Springtime (E. Dolphy) 19'20
04. Naima (J. Coltrane) 15'12
05. Ode to Charlie Parker (Byard- Pickering) 5'28
06. G. W. (E. Dolphy) 5'58
07. Serene (E. Dolphy) 7'38
08. 245 (E. Dolphy) 10'05

Eric Dolphy (as, bcl on 3, 4, 7, fl on 5)
Donald Byrd (tr)
Nathan Davis (ts)
Jack Diéval (pno)
Jacques Hess (bass)
Franco Manzecchi (dr)
Jacky Bambou (congas).

recorded live at Le Chat Qui Pêche, Paris (France), june 11, 1964

All these tracks appeared before spread in different albums, I have put them here together.

part 1
part 2
part 3

giovedì 4 novembre 2010

Jazz beyond the Iron Curtain: Warsaw Jazz Jamboree 1980 with Don Cherry

About one year ago I opened this my blog with 2 posts dedicated to the historic Polish Festival Jazz Jamboree (here) and (here).
Today I present an album of the 1980 edition, just 30 years ago, in which we can listen to some interesting artist.

First of all the great Don Cherry with the quartet of the polish saxophonist Janusz Muniak

Another interesting performance is of the well known swedish group Saxes Galore leaded by the pianist Nils Lindberg

On the side B we can find a bulgarian Jazz Singer Camelia Todorova with the Sofia orchestra

At last the performance of the texan saxophonist Billy Harper with his sextet

Jazz Jamboree '80
Muza SX 1983

recorded live at the Congress Hall Warsaw
october 1980

Side A
1. Blues for Bill (N. Lindberg) 16'32
Saxes Galore

2. Race Face (D. Cherry) 7'35
Don Cherry - pocket trumpet, melodica, percussion, vocals
Janusz Muniak - soprano & tenor saxophones
Pierre Pausgen - piano, electric piano
Andrzej Cudzich - bass
Jerzy Bezucha - drums

Side B
1. God Bless the Child (Holiday, Herzog) 2'20
2. Teach me Tonight (De Paul Cahn) 3'05
3. My Man (Yvain, Pollack) 3'05
Camelia Todorova & Sofia orchestra

4. Inside, Inside (B. Harper) 13'45
The Billy Harper sextet

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Here a video of the concert of Don Cherry in that occasion