Tuesday, April 30, 2013

-Stanley Spencer

Carla Bley - 10/28/07, Salzburg, Austria (FM)
 Paolo Fresu - trumpet 
 Andy Sheppard - tenor sax 
 Carla Bley - piano 
 Steve Swallow - bass 
 Billy Drummond - drums 
One Banana >
Two Banana >
Three Banana
Four Banana >
Five Banana
One Banana More
La Paloma
Liver of Life
Death of Superman: Dream Sequence # 1: Flying

The whole universe is a giant guitar

Utopia - 5/30/84, Park West, Chicago, IL (84)
Too Much Water
Rock Love
Princess of the Universe
If I Didn't Try
Love of the Common Man
Abandon City
Set Me Free
Itch in My Brain
Love With a Thinker
Talking to Myself
You Make Me Crazy
Swing to the Right
The Very Last Time
Last of the New Wave Riders
Love Is the Answer

Catch some daylight, but don't bother putting it in a jar.

Weather Report - 10/29/73, Boston, MA (sbd)
Wayne Shorter - saxes
Josef Zawinul - keys
Miroslav Vitous - bass
Gregg Errico - drums
Dom Um Romao - percussion
125th Street Congress
Milky Way >
Dr. Honoris Causa >
It's About That Time
Boogie Woogie Waltz

I don't have a plan here.  I just like Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band - 3/3/74, Gaston Hall, Washington, DC (FM)
Wild Billy's Circus Story
New York City Serenade
Spirit in the Night
The E Street Shuffle
Walkin' the Dog
4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
It's Hard To Be a Saint in the City
Kitty's Back
For You
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

In keeping with the Spirit of things...

Spirit - 12/31/71, Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA (FM) 
Something You Must Say >
Nature's Way
Just Care About Me
Hey Joe
Jam >
Going Away Somewhere
Tow the Line
It's All the Same
I Got a Line on You
Set Me Free

Monday, April 29, 2013

Why, yes, I do have a thing for 70's Miles.  Don't you?

Miles Davis - 10/24/73, Stadsteatern, Malmo, Sweden (FM)
Miles Davis - trumpet, organ
Dave Liebman - saxes, flute
Pete Cosey - guitar, percussion
Reggie Lucas - guitar
Michael Henderson - bass
Al Foster - drums
James 'Mtume' Forman - percussion
Tune in 5
Right Off
Calypso Frelimo

Speaking of past oversights, here's a band I think you'll like.  Kinda heavy, very Irish, great big fun, not jazz in any way.

Horslips -10/25/77, Boston Jazz Workshop, Boston, NY (FM)
New York Wakes
The Wrath of the Rain
Mad Pat
Blind Man
Drive the Cold Winter Away
Ride To Hell
Sideways to the Sun
Sword Of Light
Daybreak (Reprise)
Warm Sweet Breath of Love
The Power & The Glory
The Rocks Remain
Trouble With a Capital T
King Of the Fairies
Dearg Doom (The Red Doom)
Bim Istigh Ag`ol

In continuing the process of correcting past oversights...

Bonnie Raitt - 8/14/74, The Bottom Line, New York City, NY (FM)
Under The Falling Sky
Love Me Like a Man
Give It Up or Let Me Go
Rainy Day Man
Angel from Montgomery
Everybody's Cryin' Mercy
Nothing Seems to Matter
Feel It
Any Day Woman

We can't play this game any more...

Todd Rundgren & Utopia - 8/12/78, The Place, Seattle, WA (FM)
Real Man
It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference
Love of the Common Man
Abandon City
The Verb "To Love"
The Seven Rays
Can We Still Be Friends?
The Death Of Rock 'N Roll
You Cried Wolf
A Dream Goes on Forever
Black Maria
Eastern Intrigue>
Couldn't I Just Tell You
Hello It's Me
Just One Victory

Ida Lupino

Carla Bley Band - 11/4/79, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (FM)
Carla Bley - Keyboards 
Mike Mantler - trumpet
Carlos Ward - alto sax
Gary Windo - tenor sax
Earl McIntye - bass trombone, tuba
Gary Valente - trombone
Arturo O'Farrill - keyboards
Thomas Stoewsand - tubular bells
Steve Swallow - Bass
D. Sharp - Drums
Ida Lupino
Wrong Key Donkey
Dreams So Real
Walking Battery Woman
I'm A Mineralist
Boo To You Too
Musique Mechanic
Song Sung Long

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Have you ever been experienced?

Linda Ronstadt - 11/18/73, The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA (FM)
I Fall to Pieces
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Love Has No Pride
Rock Me on the Water
I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You
It Doesn't Matter any More
Dark End of the Street
I Believe in You
Crazy Arms
Long Long Time
You're No Good
Steel Guitar Rag
Break My Mind

In the spring we love the Dead

Ratdog w/DJ Logic - 3/29/02, Big Easy Concert House, Boise, ID (sbd)
Jam >
Shakedown Street >
She Belongs to Me >
Loose Lucy
Salt Lake City >
Picasso Moon >
Shakedown Street >
Brown-Eyed Women
Artificial Flowers
The Winners
Me and My Uncle
Cold Rain and Snow >
Estimated Prophet >
Little Star >
The Wheel >
Bass/Drums >
Jam >
Standing on the Moon >
Two Djinn >
Throwing Stones
Jam >
Never been to Rhode island, but I like it anyway.

Todd Rundgren & Utopia - 11/11/77, Brown University, Providence, RI (FM)
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Abandon City
Love of the Common Man
Back on the Street
Black and White
Communion with the Sun
Utopia Theme
Love Is the Answer
Crazy Lady Blue
Love in Action
The Death of Rock 'n Roll

Four great tastes that taste great together.

Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland & Brian Blade - 6/18/04, Teatro Morlacchi, Perugia, Italy (FM)
Wayne Shorter - tenor & soprano sax
Herbie Hancock - piano
Dave Holland - bass
Brian Blade - drums
Visitor from Somewhere, Visitor from Nowhere
Memory of Enchantement
Prometheus Unbound
Cantaloupe Island

Friday, April 26, 2013

"Looking forward, all that I can see is good things happening for you and for me" - Neil Young

Todd Rundgren - 4/18/91, Boston, MA (FM)
Love Science
Real Man >
Love of the Common Man
Who's Sorry Now
Johnee Jingo
Mighty Love
Parallel Lines >
Can't Stop Running >
Unloved Children
The Smell Of Money
Change Myself
Secret Society >
Something to Fall Back On >
Rock Love
Lost Horizon
What's Going On >
Mercy Mercy Me >
I Want You >
Lost Horizon >
Feel It >
Second Wind
The Want of a Nail
Hello It's Me
Public Servant

Grab yer Stetson & squeeze them boots on.  It's time to dance.

Dwight Yoakam - 12/31/85, The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA (sbd)
Can't You Hear Me Calling
Honky Tonk Man
Guitars, Cadillacs
Down The Road
1,000 Miles
Rocky Road Blues
Readin', Rightin', Rt. 23
Heartaches By The Number
I'll Be Gone
It Won't Hurt
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Miner's Prayer
Grand Tour
Long Black Train >
Ring Of Fire
Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
Since I Started Drinkin' Again
Always Late (With Your Kisses)
This Drinkin' Will Kill Me

Something to help your smile.

Wayne Shorter - 6/17/01, Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA (FM)
Wayne Shorter - saxophones
Danilo Perez - piano
John Patitucci - bass
Brian Blade - drums
Aung San Suu Kyi
Valse Triste>
Smiling Through

Beck in full on white suit mode.  Not to be missed.

Beck - 7/26/96, Lollipop Festival, Stockholm, Sweden (sbd)
Lord Only Knows
Devil's Haircut
Pay No Mind (Snoozer)
Truckdrivin' Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)
Where It's At
New Pollution
High Five (Rock The Catskills)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I Must Have Wanton Poets
-Christopher Marlowe

I must have wanton poets, pleasant wits, Musicians, that with touching of a string May draw the pliant king which way I please: Music and poetry is his delight; Therefore I'll have Italian masks by night, Sweet speeches, comedies, and pleasing shows; And in the day, when he shall walk abroad, Like sylvan nymphs my pages shall be clad; My men, like satyrs grazing on the lawns, Shall with their goat-feet dance the antic hay; Sometime a lovely boy in Dian's shape, With hair that gilds the water as it glides, Crownets of pearl about his naked arms, And in his sportful hands an olive-tree, To hide those parts which men delight to see, Shall bathe him in a spring; and there, hard by, One like Action, peeping through the grove, Shall by the angry goddess be transform'd, And running in the likeness of an hart, By yelping hounds pull'd down, shall seem to die: Such things as these best please his majesty.

The sound quality on this recording is better than you'd expect of an audience(?) recording from 1968, but I wouldn't expect anything great if I were you.

The question marks are there because the audience noise is pretty distant.  The boomy vocals, however, make me doubtful that this is a board tape.

It's the performance that matters here.  This is a great band early in their long career & they definitely nailed it on this particular evening.  If you're a fan, you want this.  If you're not, this might change your mind.

Spirit - 11/?/68, Whiskey-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA (aud?)
It's All The Same
Fresh Garbage
New Dope In Town
Apple Orchad
Water Woman
Mechanical World>

Way down inside me there's a real man.

Todd Rundgren & Utopia - 8/30/78, Paradise Theater, Boston, MA (FM)
Real Man
It Wouldn't Have Made any Difference
Love of the Common Man
Abandon City
The Verb "To Love"
The Seven Rays
can we still be friends
The Death of Rock and Roll
You Cried Wolf
A Dream Goes on Forever
Black Maria
Eastern Intrigue >
Couldn't I Just Tell You
Hello It's Me
Just One Victory

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

-Hieronymous Bosch

Have I really never posted any Bonnie Raitt before?  Time to fix that.

Bonnie Raitt - 7/10/91, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland (sbd?)
Love Letter
Something to Talk About
Tangled tnd Dark
Your Good Thing
Come to Me
Nick of Time
The Road's My Middle Name
Thing Called Love

Hearts are red

Wayne Shorter - 7/18/01, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden (FM)
Wayne Shorter - saxophones
Danilo Perez - piano
John Patitucci - bass
Brian Blade - drums
Valse Triste
Aung San Suu Kyi

Time heals.  You can't stop love in action.

Todd Rundgren & Utopia - 7/3/81, Bearsville Studio, Bearsville, NY (FM)
Set Me Free
Only Human
Rock Love
The Up
Love of the Common Man
Back on the Street
Crazy Lady Blue
Time Heals
The Healer
I Saw the Light
Love in Action
Last of the New Wave Riders
Love is the Answer
Just One Victory
Couldn't I Just Tell You

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Me and this old man

Guy Clark - 10/15/88, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA (FM)
L.A. Freeway
Homegrown Tomatoes
Texas 1947
The Carpenter
Anyhow I Love You
New Cut Road
Old Friends
All Through Throwin' Good Love After Bad
Comes from the Heart
Indian Cowboy
Desperadoes Waiting for a Train
Heavy Metal
Let Him Roll

A moment for Jason Molina

Songs: Ohia - 11/14/98, Earlham College, Richmond, IN (sbd)
Back on Top
Nervous Bride
VU Anxiety
Your Eyes Vs. The Sun
How to Be Perfect Men
7th Street Wonderland
Being in Love
Never Quit Holding On
Coxcomb Red
Promise Not to Quit

I like Wayne Shorter.

Wayne Shorter - 3/30/03, Konserthuset, Goteborg, Sweden (FM)
Wayne Shorter - saxophones
Danilo Perez - piano
John Patitucci - bass
Brian Blade - drums
Tooth Fairy>
Vendiendo Alegria
Aung San Suu Kyi
Joy Ryder
Smilin' Through
Over Shadow Hill Way
High Life

More Todd.  Not done yet.  Not even close.

Todd Rundgren - 5/2/72, Ultrasound Studios, Hempstead, NY (FM)
Broke Down and Busted
Georgia Swing
Outside Love
Piss Aaron
A Dream Goes On Forever
I Saw the Light
It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference
Good to Be Alive
Mad Red Ant Lady
Heat and Blaze
Lady on a Terrace

Monday, April 22, 2013

Keys left hanging in a swinging door

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - 1/10/01, Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA (aud)
Sedan Delivery
Don't Cry No Tears
Love And Only Love
Cinnamon Girl
Fuckin' Up
Cortez The Killer
Like A Hurricane
Big Time
Welfare Mothers
Bite The Bullet
Down By The River
Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - 1/11/01, Warfield Thater, San Francisco, CA (aud)
Sedan Delivery
Don't Cry No Tears
Love And Only Love
Cinnamon Girl
Fuckin' Up
Cortez The Killer
Rockin' In The Free World
Big Time
Welfare Mothers
Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown
Hold Back The Tears
Like A Hurricane
Tonight's The Night

David Murray doesn't get enough attention.  Listen to this, then spread the word.

David Murrays Black Saint Quartet - 7/29/08, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland (FM)
David Murray - tenor saxophone
Lafayette Gilchrist - piano
Jaribu Shahid - bass
Hamid Drake - drums
Kiama for Obama
Murray's Steps
Tracks are mislabeled - this from 1983, not 1987.  I hope you'll forgive my typo when you hear the music.

Wayne Shorter - 3/3/83, Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden (FM)
Wayne Shorter - saxophones
James Beard - keyboards
Carl James - bass
Teri Lynn Carrington - drums
Marilyn Mazur - percussion
Plaza Real
Beauty and the Beast
Mahogany Bird
The Three Marias
Endangered Species

Two weeks 'til I see Todd live.  Lots of talk on this one.  I don't mind, but you might.

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia - 11/8/73, Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA (FM)
Utopia Theme
Don't You Ever Learn?
Everybody's Going to Heaven ~ King Kong Reggae
Sons of 1984
Open My Eyes
Black Maria
The Last Ride
Couldn't I Just Tell You?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tears, Idle Tears
-Alfred Lord Tennyson

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy Autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.

Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail,
That brings our friends up from the underworld,
Sad as the last which reddens over one
That sinks with all we love below the verge;
So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more.

Ah, sad and strange as in dark summer dawns
The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds
To dying ears, when unto dying eyes
The casement slowly grows a glimmering square;
So sad, so strange, the days that are no more.

Dear as remembered kisses after death,
And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feigned
On lips that are for others; deep as love,
Deep as first love, and wild with all regret;
O Death in Life, the days that are no more.

Nothing to hide

I have many Spirit shows, some of which used to be posted here.  I think this one is new to this site, but  there will be a few re-posts coming, too.

Spirit - 9/25/76, The Bottom Line, NYC, NY (FM)
Nature's Way
Holding My Hand
Like a Rolling Stone
Victim of Society
World Eat World Dog
Brute Force
Mr. Skin
Stoney Night
Animal Zoo
Nothing to Hide
It's All the Same
I Got a Line on You
Fresh Garbage
All Along the Watchtower
New York Jam

The original Mr. Cool

Dexter Gordon - 6/10/77, Sandy's Jazz Revival Bar, Beverly, MA (FM)
Dexter Gordon - tenor saxophone
George Cables - piano
Rufus Reid - bass
Victor Lewis - drums
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Gingerbread Boy
Old Folks
Camel - 6/26/76, San Francisco, CA (FM)
Song Within a Song
The Great Marsh
Air Borne
Chord Change
The White Rider
Lunar Sea
Another Night
"I know there's no name for what you go through/ But how, how can you do it alone, oh yeah?" - Pete Townshend

Stephen Stills - 9/4/78, Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA (FM)
Love The One You're With
Not Fade Away
One Moment At a Time
Everybody'S Talkin
Take Me Back to the Ohio Valley
Jesus Gave Love Away for Free
Fallen Eagle
Old Man Trouble
Thoroughfare Gap
You Cant Catch Me
49 Bye Byes>
For What Its Worth

Friday, April 19, 2013

The last of my Dolphy boots.  All bass clarinet.  Great set.

Eric Dolphy  - 12/1/61, Munich, Germany (aud?)
Eric Dolphy - bass clarinet
McCoy Tyner - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Mel Lewis - drums
On Green Dolphin Street
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
The Way You Look Tonight

In the spring we love the Dead

Legion of Mary - 7/4/75, 7/4/75, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA (sbd, w/aud patches)
Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders - keyboards, vocals
John Kahn - bass
Martin Fierro - saxophone, flute
Ron Tutt - drums
I'll Take a Melody
I Feel Like Dynamite
Someday Baby
That's All Right, Mama
Mississippi Moon
Boogie on Reggae Women
Tough Mama
Little Sunflower
Tore Up Over You
Every Word You Say
My Problems Got Problems
It's Too Late
Harder They Come

In the spring we love the Dead

The Other Ones - 7/1/98, Great Woods Center, Mansfield, MA (FM)
Truckin' >
Loose Lucy
Only the Strange Remain
Bird Song
Friend of the Devil
Hornsby Solo >
White Wheeled Limousine
Lady With a Fan >
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet >
The Other One >
Drums >
China Doll >
Wharf Rat >
Sugar Magnolia
Stepping aside to set things aside for a moment, let's just listen to this.

Larry Coryell & the 11th House - 12/14/73, Sir Morgan's Cove, Worcester, MA (FM)
Larry Coryell- guitar
Randy Brecker- saxophone
Mike Mandel- keyboards
Danny Trifan- bass
Alphonse Mouzon- drums

The Cover Girl
The Funky Waltz
Atom Smasher
Mahopac is a nice little town.  So (I hear) is Santa Cruz.

David Crosby - 3/17/84, Mahopac Auditorium, Mahopac, NY (sbd)
The Lee Shore
For Free
Carry Me
Low Down Payment
Almost Cut My Hair
Wooden Ships
Long Time Gone
Deja Vu

Stephen Stills - 9/24/86, The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA (sbd)
Love the One You're With
Make Love to You
Midnight Rider
Change Partners
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Don't Want No Woman Telling Me What to Do
Can't Let Go
Dark Star
For What It's Worth
Treetop Flyer
Southern Cross

Thursday, April 18, 2013

-Winslow Homer

Sonny Rollins & Don Cherry.  What more do you need to know?

Sonny Rollins - 1/29/63, Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany (sbd?)
Sonny Rollins - tenor saxophone
Don Cherry - cornet
Henry Grimes - bass
Billy Higgins - drums

52nd Street Theme
On Green Dolphin Street
Sonnymoon for Two

Eric Dolphy & Herbie Hancock.  What more do you need to know?

Eric Dolphy  - 10/7/62, The Gaslight Inn, New York City, NY (FM)
Eric Dolphy - alto sax, bass clarinet, flute
Eddie Armour - trumpet
Herbie Hancock - piano
Richard Davis - bass
Edgar Bateman - drums
Joe Carroll - vocals, last two songs only
Miss Ann
Left Alone
Oh Lady Be Good
I Got Rhythm

Almost heaven...

I Saw The Light
A Dream Goes On Forever
Piss Aaron
Lord Chancellor's Nightmare
Hello It's Me
Black Maria
Hungry For Love
The Ikon (Excerpt)
The sound of one man eating a peach.

Stephen Stills - 11/7/76, McCalister Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (sbd?)
Stateline Blues
Do for the Others
Treetop Flyer
You Can't Catch Me
Four Days Gone
Black Coral
Myth of Sisyphus
Make Love to You
49 Bye Byes>
For What It's Worth
Midnight Rider>
Find the Cost of Freedom

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Short. Sweet.

The Henry Paul Band - 1/1/82, Tampa, FL (FM)
Feel The Heat
Keepin' Our Love Alive
Crazy Eyes
Go Down Rockin'
Hollywood Paradise
Rising Star

"We could walk, but I'd rather drive," she said.

Eric Dolphy - 6/11/64, Le Chat Qui Pêche, Paris, France (sbd?)
Eric Dolphy - Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute
Donald Byrd - Trumpet
Nathan Davis - Tenor Sax
Jack Diéval - Piano
Jacques Hess - Bass
Franco Manzecchi - Drums
Jacky Bambou - Congas
Ode to Charlie Parker

Clearly an audience recording, but the sound is terrific, especially for 1974.  I know, I know, every time I praise the sound on an audience recording, someone (usually anonymous) takes it upon himself to tell me I'm wrong.  So be it.

Plus that's a full (meaning half-hour) performance of "The Ikon."

Born To Synthesize>
The Spark Of Life
A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
The Ikon
Sons of 1984
Do Ya
Just One Victory
Camel - 6/13/82, The Hague, Netherlands (FM)
Highways of the Sun
Hymn to Her
You Are the One
A Heart's Desire
Never Let Go
Rhayader Goes to Town
The eighties were hard on guys like Stephen Stills.  The venue listed here is the "Zoo Amphitheater."  Help me out here, Oklahomans, was he actually playing at a zoo?  It reminds me of the scenes in This Is Spinal Tap when they play the amusement park and the airport hanger.

The difference being that the music here is very, very good... except when Mike Finnegan takes the microphone.  Those bits are... problematic.
Stephen Stills - 9/30/83, Zoo Amphitheater, Oaklahoma City, OK (sbd)
Love The One You're With
First Things First
Change Partners
Southern Cross
Bartender's Blues
Make Love To You
Old Man Trouble
Dark Star
I Ain't Mad At You
For What It's Worth
Carry On
Treetop Flyer
Hoochie Coochie Man
Word Games

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

And we're done

For the time being

John Coltrane - 7/2/66, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI (sbd)

 John Coltrane - Saxophones, Percussion 
 Pharoah Sanders - Saxophones, Percussion 
 Alice Coltrane - Piano 
 Jimmy Garrison - Bass 
 Elvin Jones - Drums 

The Rolling Stones - 11/9/69, Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA (sbd)
Sympathy For The Devil
Stray Cat Blues
Prodigal Son
You Gotta Move
Love In Vain
Live With Me
Gimme Shelter
Little Queenie
I'll give you candy, give you diamonds
Give you pills, give you anything you want
Hundred dollar bills

Dramarama - 10/10/90, Max's On Broadway Baltimore, MD (FM)
No Regrets
In Quiet Rooms
Haven't Got a Clue
70's TV
Until the Next Time
On The Streets
7 Minutes (More or Less)
Tiny Candles
Would You Like
Ain't It the Truth
Last Cigarette
Some Crazy Dame
Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)

Tori Amos - 12/16/01, Warsaw, Poland (FM)
Purple People
Take to the Sky
Upside Down
Cloud on My Tongue

It's a good morning for something like this

Robin Trower - 3/20/75, Travis Street Electric Co., Dallas, TX (FM)
Dayof the Eagle
Bridge of Sighs
Gonna Be More Suspicious
Fine Day
Lady Love
Day Dream
Too Rolling Stoned
I Can't Wait Much Longer
Little Bit of Sympathy
Midnight Confession
Rock Me Baby

Monday, April 15, 2013

Rollin', rollin', rollin'... but only a little bit further (furthur) for now

I love it when I can bring two obsessions together

John Coltrane - 11/22/61, Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland (sbd?)
John Coltrane - saxes
Eric Dolphy - woodwinds
McCoy Tyner - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Elvin Jones - drums
Blue Train
I Want to Talk About You
My Favorite Thing
After Apple-Picking -Robert Frost My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there's a barrel that I didn't fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now. Essence of winter sleep is on the night, The scent of apples: I am drowsing off. I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight I got from looking through a pane of glass I skimmed this morning from the drinking trough And held against the world of hoary grass. It melted, and I let it fall and break. But I was well Upon my way to sleep before it fell, And I could tell What form my dreaming was about to take. Magnified apples appear and disappear, Stem end and blossom end, And every fleck of russet showing dear. My instep arch not only keeps the ache, It keeps the pressure of a ladder-round. I feel the ladder sway as the boughs bend. And I keep hearing from the cellar bin The rumbling sound Of load on load of apples coming in. For I have had too much Of apple-picking: I am overtired Of the great harvest I myself desired. There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch, Cherish in hand, lift down, and not let fall. For all That struck the earth, No matter if not bruised or spiked with stubble, Went surely to the cider-apple heap As of no worth. One can see what will trouble This sleep of mine, whatever sleep it is. Were he not gone, The woodchuck could say whether it's like his Long sleep, as I describe its coming on, Or just some human sleep.
Maybe you know Billy Talbot as the bassist for Crazy Horse.  Maybe you know Crazy Horse's albums without Neil Young, some of which include songs written and/or sung by Talbot.  Maybe you've heard those '84 Neil Young stealth shows during which Talbot does a bit of singing lead.  Did you know, however, that he put out a solo album in 2004?  I think it's still in print.  I know it's good.

If you're looking for a long lost Neil Young album, you'll be disappointed.  The sound is a little closer to the first and fourth Crazy Horse albums, but far more laid back and moody.

Here's the only Billy Talbot boot I've ever found.  He performs most of that solo album well before he recorded it.  Again, if you're looking for Neil Young, you'll be disappointed.  Taken on its own, I think it's pretty darn good.

The Billy Talbot Band - 10/28/99, Old Princeton Landing, Half Moon Bay, CA (aud)
New Orleans
The Way Life Is
Painting of a Man
Full Circle
On the Horizon
His Song
I'm Not Happy
Security Girl
Rainy Days
Mark Twain
Stress Release

More Todd.  Get used to seeing him here for the next week or two.

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - 2/2/77, New Victoria Theatre, London UK (aud)
Overture/ Communion With The Sun
Sunset Boulevard
La Feel Internationale
The Last Ride
Sunburst Finish
The Ikon (intro)
Emergency Splashdown
Love Of The Common Man
The Wheel
Mister Triscuits
Somethings's Coming
Death of Rock and Roll
Heavy Metal Kids
Singring and the Glass Guitar
Boogies (Hamburger Hell)
Just One Victory

No, No, Nonette

Continuing with Carla Bley...

Carla Bley - 7/7/84, Schauburg, Bremen, Germany (FM)
Carla Bley - keyboards
Mike Mantler - trumpet

Ra Anderson - trombone
Earl McIntyre - tuba, bass trombone

Steve Slagle - saxophones, flute
Tony Dagradi - tenor saxophone
Ted Sanders - organ

Steve Swallow - bass
Victor Lewis - drums
Real Life Hits
Fleur Carnivore >
Venus Flight Trap
Joyful Noise
La Paloma
Song Sung Long
Night Or Dark

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Chim Chiminee, Chim Chiminee, Chim Chim Cheree

John Coltrane - 3/3/65, Half Note Club, NYC, NY (FM)
John Coltrane - saxophones
McCoy Tyner - piano
Jimmy Garrison - bass
Elvin Jones - drums
Chim Chim Cheree

And one more.  For now.

Bruce Cockburn - 12/3/79, Palasport, Vicenza, Italy (sbd)
Bright Sky
Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse All Night Long
Wondering Where the Lions Are
Water into Wine
Arrows of Light
Silver Wheels
Creation Dream
Incandescent Blue
After the Rain
Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand

Someone I Once Knew

Here comes a regular... the boy they can't ignore.

Paul Westerberg - 8/7/93, Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (aud)
Waiting for Somebody
Mannequin Shop
Achin' to Be
Waitress in the Sky
Dice Behind Your Shades
Merry Go Round
Seein' Her
I Will Dare
Whole Wide World
Knockin' on Mine
Dyslexic Heart
Daydream Believer
I'll Be You
Can't Hardly Wait
Here Comes a Regular
World Class Fad
Alex Chilton
Left of the Dial
The Ledge
Silver Naked Ladies

Friday, April 12, 2013

In the spring we love the Dead

Please don't dominate the rap, Jack

Phil Lesh & Friends - 2/17/12, 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO (sbd)
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Warren Haynes - guitar, vocals
John Scofield - guitar
Jackie Greene - guitar, banjo, keyboards, vocals
Jeff Chimenti - keyboards, vocals
Joe Russo - drums
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes Of The World
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo>
Loose Lucy
Like A Ball And Chain
She Said, She Said>
Casey Jones
New Speedway Boogie
Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys>
Gypsy Woman>
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)>
Unbroken Chain>
Dark Star>
I Am The Walrus>
Dark Star>
Morning Dew
And We Bid You Goodnight
-Marc Chagall

Take your time with this one.  There's no hurry.

Kenny Wheeler - 2/12/90, Funkhaus, Hamburg, Germany (FM)
Kenny Wheeler - trumpet, flugelhorn
John Abercrombie - guitar
John Taylor - piano
Dave Holland - bass
Peter Erskine - drums
Everybody's Song but My Own
Ma Belle Helene
Jumpin' In
How Was It Then
Hotel le Hot
Blues for C.M.
By Myself

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Trane, Trane, take me on out of this town

John Coltrane - 10/25/63, Tivoli Concertsaal, Copenhagen, Denmark (FM)

John Coltrane - Saxophones
McCoy Tyner - Piano
Jimmy Garrison - Bass
Elvin Jones - Drums

Mr. P.C.
The Promise
Afro Blue
My Favorite Things

As promised...

Bruce Cockburn - 3/23/78, The Quiet Knight, Chicago, IL (FM)
Love Song
The Blues Got the World by the Balls
All The Diamonds
Lord of the Starfields
Red Ships Take Off in the Distance
Silver Wheels
Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse all Night Long
Free to Be
Rouler Sa Bosse
Diana Krall - 7/23/03, Kurpark, Wiesbaden, Germany (sbd)
Diana Krall - piano,vocals
Anthony Wilson - guitar
Paul Keller -bass
Jeff Hamilton - drums
I Love Being Here With You
Nothing At All
Let's Face The Music And Dance
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
Deed I Do
Almost Blue
East Of The Sun
I'm Walkin'
'S Wonderful

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

In the spring we love the Dead

I beg of you, don't murder me

Grateful Dead- 9/2/78, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (sbd)
Jack Straw
Friend of the Devil
New Minglewood Blues
Dire Wolf
Looks Like Rain
Stagger Lee
I Need a Miracle
Lazy Lightnin' >
Good Lovin'
Scarlet Begonias >
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet >
Eyes of the World >
Drums >
Space >
Sugar Magnolia
One More Saturday Night
The Cruel Maid
by Robert Herrick

AND cruel maid, because I see
You scornful of my love and me,
I’ll trouble you no more ; but go
My way where you shall never know.
What is become of me : there I
Will find me out a path to die,
Or learn some way how to forget
You and your name for ever : yet,
Ere I go hence, know this from me,
What will, in time, your fortune be :
This to your coyness I will tell,
And, having spoke it once, farewell.
The lily will not long endure,
Nor the snow continue pure ;
The rose, the violet, one day
See both these lady-flowers decay :
And you must fade as well as they.
And it may chance that love may turn,
And, like to mine, make your heart burn
And weep to see’t ; yet this thing do,
That my last vow commends to you :
When you shall see that I am dead,
For pity let a tear be shed
And, with your mantle o’er me cast,
Give my cold lips a kiss at last :
If twice you kiss you need not fear
That I shall stir or live more here.
Next, hollow out a tomb to cover
Me—me, the most despisèd lover,
And write thereon : This, reader, know :
Love kill’d this man. No more, but so.

Wednesday morning music

Weather Report - 6/30/73, The Jabberwocky Club, Syracuse, NY (sbd)
Joe Zawinul - Keyboards
Wayne Shorter - Sax
Miroslav Vitous - Bass
Eric Gravatt - Drums
Dom Um Romao - Percussion
In A Silent Way >
It's About That Time
125th Street Congress
Boogie Woogie Waltz

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

70's Miles.  Dig it.

Miles Davis - 9/14/72, Paul's Mall, Boston, MA (FM)
Miles Davis - trumpet
Carlos Garnett - soprano sax
Reggie Lucas - guitar
Khalil Balakrishna - sitar
Cedric Lawson - keyboards
Michael Henderson - bass
Al Foster  - drums
James "Mtume" Foreman - percussion
Badal Roy - tabla
Black Satin
Rated X
Honky Tonk
Right Off

I used to have a bunch of Carla Bley shows up here.  They're all gone now, so maybe it's time to start over.  This is a good way to begin that kind of a project.

Carla Bley - 11/18/09, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France (FM)
Carla Bley - piano
Andy Sheppard - saxophones
Steve Swallow - bass guitar
Billy Drummond - drums
Three Blind Mice
Valse Sinistre
Sidewinders In Paradise
Awful Coffee
The Lost Chords

Unless the show sells out first, I'll be picking up Todd Rundgren tickets on payday.  Very happy.

Todd Rundgren - 5/25/82, The Venue Club, London, UK (FM)
Love of the Common Man
It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference
Too Far Gone
Can We Still Be Friends?
Tiny Demons
Bag Lady
I'm So Proud>
Ooh Baby Baby>
La La (Means I Love You)>
I Saw The Light
One World
The Wheel

Monday, April 8, 2013

Before Gram

Emmylou Harris - ?/?/70, NYC, NY (FM)
Tecumseh Valley
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Wreck On The Highway
Spanish Johnny
I Saw The Light
Sad Cinderella
Louisiana Man
I Don't Wanna Play House

Some music brings back very specific memories.  As I played this disc for the first time in a couple of years, it brought back an afternoon over 20 years ago.  I was in bed with a new girlfriend, and she had a Bruce Cockburn mix playing in the background.  I'd only heard his more recent (at that time) music, but she was into his earlier, more acoustic stuff.  She's gone now, but I still have that afternoon... and this show.

A little more Cockburn to come this week.

Bruce Cockburn - ?/?/77, Toronto Folk Festival, Toronto, Ontario (sbd)
All the Diamonds
Blues Got the World by the Balls
Silver Wheels
Red Brother, Red Sister
Free to Be
Water into Wine
Gavin's Woodpile
Festival of Friends

Two Pianos

No Waiting

That opening improvisation is 45 minutes of amazing.

Andrew Hill and Mal Waldron - 7/1/88, Theatre Port-Royal, Montreal, Quebec (FM)

Andrew Hill - piano
Mal Waldron - piano

I Should Care

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Unless I give them money, Rapidshare is going to delete all those old links.  Dig through the archives and grab what you can now, because I ain't giving them a cent.

Note, this only applies to old stuff; I haven't used Rapidshare in a long time.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Just one song, but it's a long one... and really friggety good.

Charles Mingus - 4/22/74, Mackenzie Corner House, Toronto, Ontario
Charles Mingus - Bass 
George Adams - Tenor Sax 
Hamiet Bluiett - Baritone Sax 
Don Pullen - Piano 
Danny Richmond - Drums 
Opus 3

-Edward Wadsworth

Got a very nice request for the Dublin, Vienna, or Winnipeg shows from Neil Young's 1996 tour.  As it turns out, I don't think I have any of those.  I'll keep looking; the Infinite Warehouse is a big place.  In the meantime, here's one I was at that year.  You're not reading the setlist wrong, they did play "Cinnamon Girl" twice in a row.  That's a full band, electric version of "Pocahontas".  The sound is only OK, but the performance is fantastic.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - 8/25/96, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (aud)
Hey Hey, My My
Big Time
Slip Away
Welfare Mothers
Needle and the Damage Done
Heart of Gold
Cinnamon Girl
Cinnamon Girl
Cortez The Killer
Music Arcade
Like a Hurricane
Sedan Delivery

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Memento Mori

Songs: Ohia - 6/9/00, El Mocambo, Toronto, Ontario (sbd)
Being In Love
Just A Spark
Wide Awake
Be Your Own Guide
My Blood

Jason Molina - 12/5/06, Drunken Unicorn Lounge, Atlanta, GA (aud)
Twilight Come
Here Comes the Night
Down The Wrong Road Both Ways
I've Been Riding With the Ghost
What Comes After the Blues
Leave the City
Hold on Magnolia
The Dark Don't Hide It
Hard To Love A Man
Montgomery Bound
Hammer Down
Trouble in Mind
Just Be Simple
Memphis Moon
Talk to Me Devil, Again
It's Easier Now
Marsh Fire
O! Grace

Magnolia Electric Co. - 9/9/09, Schocken, Stuttgart, Germany (mtx)
An Arrow in the Gale>
Little Sad Eyes
The Dark Don't Hide It
I've Been Riding with the Ghost
Trouble in Mind
Hammer Down
Leave the City
Hard to Love a Man
Lawyers, Guns and Money
The Handing Down
 Rider. Shadow. Wolf.
London Bridge>
John Henry Split My Heart

In the spring we love the Dead

Is it possible to think fondly of the past without the taint of nostalgia or sentimentality?  I hope so.

The Jerry Garcia Band - 4/3/76, Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC (aud)
Don't Let Go
Sitting in Limbo
The Way You Do the Things You Do
Friend of the Devil
Strange Man
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Never Been Lonesome

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Memento Mori

Ten Years After - 12/3/69, Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland (FM)
I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Scat Thing
I Can't Keep from Crying Sometimes

Little Bit of Love
Love Like a Man
Remember Me
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 
Real Life Blues
Help Me 
I'm Going Home

By request

Thanks for your patience.  I hope this was worth the wait.

Joe Ely - 1/2/91, Kentish Town Country Club, London, UK (FM)
Are You Listening Lucky
Drivin' to the Poorhouse In A Limousine
Grandfather Blues
Row Of Dominoes
My Baby Thinks She's French
Me and Billy The Kid
My Eyes Got Lucky
Everybody Got Hammered

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Memento Mori

Kevin Ayers - 7/30/70, Gemeendecentrum, Drijbregen, The Netherlands (FM)
Kevin Ayers - vocals, guitar
David Bedford - keyboards
Lol Coxhill - soprano sax, bird whistle, flute
Bridget St. John - vocals
Mike Oldfield - bass
Robert Wyatt - drums
The Oyster and the Flying Fish
We Did It Again
Hat Song
If You've Got Money
Clarence in Wonderland
Rheinhardt and Geraldine >
Colores Para Dolores
Why Are We Sleeping
Lady Rachel

Dig this now.  Let it make you smile.

Gary Burton Quartet - 11/1/67, The House Of Culture, Helsinki, Finland (FM)
Gary Burton - Vibes 
Larry Coryell - Guitar 
Steve Swallow - Bass 
Bob Moses - Drums 
Falling Grace
General Mojo's Well Laid Plan
Mother Of The Dead Man
June the 15, 1967
Portsmouth Figurations

Monday, April 1, 2013

For obvious reasons, April Fool's Day is among my favorite holidays.   Here's a little celebratory music.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - 3/10/13, Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia (aud)
Love & Only Love
Born In Ontario
Walk Like A Giant
Hole In The Sky
Heart Of Gold
Twisted Road
Singer Without A Song
Ramada Inn
Cinnamon Girl
Fuckin' Up
Mr Soul
My My Hey Hey
Prisoner Of Rock 'n' Roll
Opera Star