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TERRY RILEY – AMSTERDAM 2015

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TERRY RILEY
Amsterdam 2015 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the World Minimal Music Festival, Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; April 8, 2015. Very good webcast.

Minimal music is a music style that originated in downtown New York in the ’60s. The sounds are of a constant work in process that encourages the listener to focus on the internal processes of the music, which generally has a steady pulse with gradual transformations, without a conventional build-up or goal. Terry Riley has long been seen as a pioneer of the minimalist school of music.

A Rainbow In Curved Air, an enormously influential composition from the quintessential Summer Of Love, is performed by Lunatree. [It’s faintly reassuring to hear Riley’s summer-of-love utopianism… just as his sleevenotes to 1969’s Rainbow In Curved Air fantasise of a day when “the Pentagon was turned on its side and painted purple, yellow & green”, here his words (“look to the skies and dream; why commute to work underground?”) reject urbanisation and long for a pre-industrial bucolic idyll. Ironically, Riley’s music is as joyously futuristic as ever. – theguardian.com]

As part of Terry Riley’s appearance at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw for the World Minimal Music Festival, he premiered Children Of Gaz, a piece specially composed for the festival, performed by Gregory Charette (Conductor), Gwyneth Wentink (Harp), Janne Rättyä (Accordion), William Knight (Tenor) and Nieuw Amsterdams Jeugdkoor (Choir).

Riley’s seminal composition, In C, is performed by Stargaze.

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Thanks to Neetelbaers for sharing the show at Dime.

Picture by smcwebdesign, posted at iamexpat.nl – Thanks!

Lineage:
MPEG 1.0 Layer 3 256kbps 48kHz [Dutch Radio 4 archive section, now deleted] > mp3DirectCut

Disc 1
Lunatree
Track 101. A Rainbow In Curved Air 19:54

Terry Riley (world premiere)
Track 102. Children of Gaza 1 8:52
Track 103. Children of Gaza 2 6:07
Track 104. Children of Gaza 3 7:40
Track 105. Children of Gaza 4 10:12
53 mins

Disc 2
Stargaze
Track 201. In C – Part A 12:54
Track 202. In C – Part B 8:08
Track 203. In C – Part C 9:30
Track 204. In C – Part D 10:44
Track 205. In C – Part E 8:54
Track 206. In C – Part F 16:37
Track 207. In C – applause 3:13
70 mins

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BURT BACHARACH – GLASTONBURY 2015

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 24 July 2015 at

BURT BACHARACH
Glastonbury 2015 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Pyramid Stage, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK; June 27, 2015. Very good audio, ripped from HD webcast.

Normally, one does not expect any tension in a Burt Bacharach show. But the tension on stage is probably unintentional though palpable – every one is concerned that something might just happen to the 87-year-old master tunesmith.

As The Guardian pointed out, there was little to dislike about Bacharach’s performance (it was a career-spanning set, which was what fans expected): the sun was blazing, the picnic carpets were covered in lazy-limbed families who’d plonked themselves down for the rest of the day, bathing in the romantic, rose-tinted glow of the easy-listening king.

Watched by the likes of Paloma Faith, Adele, Will Young and Daisy Lowe, the master songwriter lost some of the audience in the smulchy, lounge section at the end, but if there was one thing Saturday afternoon at this festival needed, it was some sweet familiarity before Kanye polarised the Pyramid stage.

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Thanks to jerpaa for sharing the show at Dime.

Original lineage:
BBC webstream (720p) > Adobe HDS script > VideoRedo (cut) > Uncompressed.ts

Track 01. What the World Needs Now/Intro 2:43
Track 02. Don’t Make Me Over/Walk On By 3:09
Track 03. This Guy’s in Love With You/I Say A Little Prayer 4:29
Track 04. Trains And Boats And Planes/Wishin’ and Hopin’/There’s Always Something There to Remind Me 5:09
Track 05. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again 5:02
Track 06. Only Love Can Break a Heart (slight glitch around 1:00 mark)/ Do You Know The Way To San Jose 4:27
Track 07. Any Day Now 6:13
Track 08. My Little Red Book 4:06
Track 09. The Look of Love/ Arthur’s Theme/ What’s New Pussycat/ The World Is A Circle/ The April Fools 7:28
Track 10. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (feat. Burt Bacharach)/The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Making Love/Wives and Lovers 6:32
Track 11. Alfie/A House Is Not A Home 6:36
Track 12. That’s What Friends Are For 4:53
Track 13. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (feat. Burt Bacharach) 3:04
64 mins

vocals:
Josie James
John Pagano
Donna Taylor

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LAURYN HILL – LUCCA 2015

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LAURYN HILL
Lucca 2015 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Lucca Summer Festival, Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy; July 20, 2015. Very good FM broadcast.

Lauryn Hill made her name as a member of the Fugees and had a hit with her 1998 album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Since then her career had been patchy – dropping out or self-imposed exile and sporadic touring and recording. In 2012, she pled guilty to tax evasion for failure to pay federal income taxes and, in 2013, served a three-month prison sentence. In May 2015, Hill canceled her scheduled concert outside Tel Aviv in Israel following a social media campaign from activists promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

Hill contributed her voice to the soundtrack for the 2015 documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? She was originally supposed to record only two songs for the record, but ended up recording six. On July 30, 2015, she is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Listening to Hill at the Lucca Summer Festival, sounds like Hill is “back” in fine form. Check out Final Hour and she can rap with the best of them.

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Thanks to survivor69 who shared the show at Dime.

survivor69 also noted that Italian radio DJs speak a lot in between songs. We took the liberty of editing out the bulk of these DJ talk.

Disc 1
Track 101. Conformed To Love 6:14
Track 102. I Gotta Find Peace of Mind 7:36
Track 103. Mr Intentional 6:16
Track 104. Love is Stronger Than Pride 4:40
Track 105. Oh Jerusalem 6:11
Track 106. War in The Mind 5:37
Track 107. Mystery of Iniquity 6:46
Track 108. Ex Factor 10:10
Track 109. Final Hour 5:02
59 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Lost Ones 5:51
Track 202. Fu Gee La 6:54
Track 203. Ready or Not 5:01
Track 204. Killing Me Softly 4:13
Track 205. Jamming 5:10
Track 206. Is This Love 3:48
Track 207. Could You Be Loved 3:42
Track 208. Feeling Good 3:47
Track 209. Black is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair 6:08
Track 210. Doo Wop That Thing 5:43
51 mins

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FRANZ FERDINAND AND SPARKS – SPAIN 2015

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FFS
Franz Ferdinand And Sparks
Spain 2015 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Recinto de Festivales, Benicassim, Spain; July 19, 2015. Very good digital satellite broadcast.

When slick Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand met Californian pop veterans Sparks in 2004 they immediately clicked and worked on a couple of songs. They were shelved until a couple of years ago when a chance meeting brought the bands back together. [in March 2015, it was announced that the band had formed a supergroup with Sparks under the name FFS. The self-titled FFS album was released on June 9, 2015.] With a career spanning nearly five decades, Sparks are no strangers to working with other artists, as they have most notably recorded songs with French pop group Rita Mitsouko and Japanese electro-pop combo Pizzicato Five. – dailymail.co.uk

Thanks to jcarr73729 for sharing the show at Dime.

Lineage:
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-4400-HD internal card > MPEG TS > Total Video Converter > MP2 256kbps/48kHz > MP3DirectCut edits

Track 01. Police Encounters 3:30
Track 02. Achoo 3:43
Track 03. Do You Want To 4:43
Track 04. Collaborations Don’t Work 6:23
Track 05. Walk Away 3:56
Track 06. When Do I Get to Sing ‘My Way’ 4:49
Track 07. Call Girl 3:51
Track 08. The Number One Song In Heaven 4:55
Track 09. Michael 3:47
Track 10. This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us 3:08
Track 11. Dictator’s Son 4:07
Track 12. Take Me Out 5:02
Track 13. Piss Off 3:45
56 mins

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HOLLYWOOD AND THE WHITEWASHING OF HISTORY

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 22 July 2015 at

The fact that Hollywood has whitewashed Middle Eastern and African history since its early beginnings, and without interruption only reinforces the view that racial difference is entirely redundant; and creates a narrative fit for a world that has cleansed black men from the story of Troy and insists the Pharaohs were white. By Alan McCluskey.

The charge that Hollywood whitewashes historical figures “of colour” is now so widely accepted as to barely require proof. From John Wayne playing Genghis Khan to Elizabeth Taylor starring as Cleopatra, Western films have honoured the tradition with almost unerring fidelity. I say almost because a few select roles are ring-fenced for non-white actors, such as Shakespeare’s Othello – the black “Moor” who murders his white wife in a fit of jealous rage.

Much to the approval of Rupert Murdoch, Ridley Scott’s epic film Exodus: Gods and Kings presents Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt as a kingdom governed by Anglo-Saxon and Celtic warriors: white Australian Joel Edgerton plays the role of Ramses II, while the white Briton Christian Bale plays Moses.

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RHIANNON GIDDENS – BROOKLYN 2015

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RHIANNON GIDDENS
Brooklyn 2015 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY; July 18, 2015. Very good FM broadcast (very slight hiss).

American folksinger Rhiannon Giddens is also known as the lead singer, violinist, banjo player and a founding member of the Grammy-winning country, blues and old-time music band Carolina Chocolate Drops. In February 2015, she released her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, produced by T-Bone Burnett. On Lost On The River, the 2014 album based on newly unearthed Bob Dylan lyrics, Rhiannon Giddens sang her own ballad, Angel City. “She’s poised to cross over,” Bonnie Raitt has said of the Greensboro, N.C.-born singer. “There’s nothing about her that wouldn’t appeal to anyone, in any genre.”

Thanks to larryrulz for sharing the show at Dime.

Picture by Nathan Lewis, posted at jsonline.com – Thanks!

Lineage:
Live broadcast on WFUV-FM hosted by Rita Houston
Sherwood RX-4109 stereo receiver > Sony M10 (24/44) > WAV > Audacity > TLH > FLAC 6 > foobar2000

Disc 1
Track 101. DJ intro 0:15
Track 102. Spanish Mary 6:10
Track 103. Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind 3:59
Track 104. She’s Got You 4:14
Track 105. Shake Sugaree 4:33
Track 106. Water Boy 5:54
Track 107. instrumental 4:51
Track 108. O’ Love Is Teasin’ 4:03
Track 109. Black Is The Color 6:32
Track 110. Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man 7:09
48 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Parchman Farm 5:02
Track 202. Buck Creek Girls 4:49
Track 203. Come Love Come 4:48
Track 204. ioma’ rud tha dhith orm-Ciamar a ni mi ‘n dannsa direach 5:38
Track 205. Snowden’s Jig (Genuine Negro Jig) 4:25
Track 206. Hit ‘em Up Style 7:13
Track 207. Duncan And Jimmy 3:16
Track 208. DJ encore break 1:52
Track 209. The Lonesome Road 2:00
Track 210. Up Above My Head 3:22
Track 211. DJ outro 1:52
45 mins

Lineup:
Rhiannon Giddens – vocals, banjo, fiddle
Hubby J. Jenkins – banjo, guitar, mandolin, vocals
Malcolm Parson – cello, melodica, vocals
Rowan Corbett – bones, banjo, guitar, vocals
Jamie Dick – drums
Jason Sypher – bass

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STORIES OF PAIN AND LOSS

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Acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Scud makes a lacklustre visit to the city of premature death in Voyage (2013), a place between heaven and hell where everyone trades in grief. Stephen Tan reviews.

For the sake of a simple comparison, if Wong Kar-Wai is seen as Hong Kong’s Kurosawa (though a more adult version), then Scud is probably Hong Kong’s version of Nagisa (In The Realm Of The Senses) Oshima. For a start, viewers can expect full (male and female) nudity in a Scud film. The sex – again, whether it’s hetero or gay, is both honest and brutal. And a deep sense of longing has long been a part of the Scud landscape.

Explaining the idea behind the Voyage (2013), Scud’s fifth movie, the director behind such cult classics as Permanent Residence (2009) and Love Actually… Sucks! (2011) said that it “originated from my own thoughts about suicide. One time, I had thought about walking into the central Australian desert until I am exhausted and die in a miserable way.”

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IGGY POP – LYON 2015

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IGGY POP
Lyon 2015 [no label, 1CD]
Les Nuits de Fourviere. Live at the Théâtre Antique de Fourviere, Lyon, France; July 17, 2015. Very good audio ripped from webcast.

Talk about the passion. Iggy Pop is 68 this year.

Thanks to SOBERONEZ for sharing the webcast at Dime.

Original lineage:
Arte Concert VOD > WellGet > Avidemux > .mkv
Video: H264/1280x720p/25fps/2200Kbps
Audio: AAC/2.0/48KHz/128Kbps

Track 01. No Fun 4:23
Track 02. I Wanna Be Your Dog 4:24
Track 03. The Passenger 6:38
Track 04. Lust for Life 5:18
Track 05. Skull Ring 4:01
Track 06. Sixteen 2:45
Track 07. Five Foot One 4:49
Track 08. 1969 4:14
Track 09. Sister Midnight 8:09
Track 10. Real Wild Child (Wild One)/Nightclubbing 4:56
Track 11. Some Weird Sin 4:26
Track 12. Mass Production 9:26
Track 13. I’m Bored 2:47
Track 14. Funtime 3:38
Track 15. Neighborhood Threat 4:16
Track 16. Down on the Street 6:43
81 mins

Lineup:
Iggy Pop – vocals
Kevin Armstrong – guitar
Ben Ellis – bass
Mat Hector – drums
Seamus Beaghen – keyboards, guitar

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CASSANDRA WILSON – NEW ORLEANS 2015

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CASSANDRA WILSON
New Orleans 2015 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans Fair Grounds
New Orleans, LA; April 25, 2015. Very good FM broadcast.

Billie Holiday would have been 100 this year. Here is another Billie Holiday tribute, this time from vocalist Cassandra Wilson.

nola.com:

Cassandra Wilson showed that New Orleans Jazz Fest could still be a credible venue for ambitious, exploratory artists to share their musical passions. The singer offered her fans – and many newcomers – an incantatory, blues-haunted look at the legacy of Billie Holiday, expanding on the work documented in her just-released recording, Coming Forth By Day.

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Thanks to nolataper for sharing the show at Dime.

Picture by Mark Seliger, posted at nola.com – Thanks!

Lineage:
WWOZ-FM > RadioShark FM-receiver hardware > usb > Sony Vaio vpcs131fm (running Ubuntu linux) > Shark v1.0 (linux command line) > SoX v.v14.4.0 > flac (level 8 compression) > scp copy 1 large flac file > MacBook Pro (2.3GHz, Intel Core i7 quad, OSX 10.9.5) > flac v1.3.1 (command line) > transcoded losslessly from flac to wav with ‘ignore errors’ flag engaged > wav (one very large file) > SoX v14.4.0 > trimmed > DSP-Quattro 4.2.2 (normalized by 4.8 db; split into songs) > X Audio Compression Toolkit 2.35 (sector boundaries repaired; level 8 compression) > flac

Track 01. radio intro 0:17
Track 02. Don’t Explain (end of song) 0:53
Track 03. What a Little Moonlight Can Do 5:06
Track 04. Crazy He Calls Me 7:09
Track 05. band intro 0:28
Track 06. You Go to My Head 5:24
Track 07. All of Me 7:40
Track 08. Pennies from Heaven 3:08
Track 09. Good Morning, Heartache 9:53
Track 10. These Foolish Things 6:00
Track 11. Billie’s Blues 9:40
Track 12. Last Song (For Lester) 5:55
Track 13. radio outro 0:27
62 mins

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JAZZ ON SUNDAY: JOSE JAMES – FRANCE 2015

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JOSE JAMES
France 2015 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Théatre de Verdure, Nice, France; July 7, 2015. Very good FM broadcast.

Often referred to as a jazz singer for the hip-hop generation, New York City-based vocalist Jose James combines jazz, soul, drum ‘n’ bass, and spoken word into his own unique brand of vocal jazz. While he states his main influences as John Coltrane, Marvin Gaye, and Billie Holiday, his sound on early 12-inch singles and in live performances brought to mind such icons of ’70s jazz-soul as Terry Callier, and his music felt more like an update of the fluid crossover approach of Gil Scott-Heron, while also being distinctly his own. – wikipedia

In March 2015, James released Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday, a tribute to the legendary singer in honor of Holiday’s 100th birthday. “My first clear musical memory is of Billie Holiday,” writes James in the album’s liner notes. “Billie’s voice floated through our house – grand, warm, intimate, and wholly unique… I rediscovered Billie during a difficult period of my teenage years. As much as I loved Nirvana, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest, her music spoke to me on a much deeper level. Her work was mastery – of pain, of trauma, of faith in music and the power of transformation. I had found my teacher. Billie Holiday made me want to be a jazz singer and set me on the path that I’m walking today.”

Thanks to elgaucho for sharing the show at Dime.

Lineage:
TSF, FM / Naim Uniti / RH-09R / Audacity / Xact / Flac

Track 01. Good Morning Heartache 5:58
Track 02. Body And Soul 6:17
Track 03. Fine And Mellow 6:13
Track 04. Tenderly 6:37
Track 05. What A Little Moonlight Can Do 4:57
Track 06. Come To My Door 5:30
Track 07. Ain’t No Sunshine 10:24
Track 08. Travel 3:10
Track 09. Do You Feel 10:34
Track 10. Park Bench People 13:44
Track 11. Strange Fruit 6:24
80 mins

Lineup:
Jose James – vocals, guitar
Takeshi Ohbayashi – piano
Solomon Dorsey – bass
Ryan Lee – drums

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