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Monday, July 27, 2015

Chick Corea and Return To Forever, Hamburg Germany, 9-15-1972 (FM)

A real nice recording of early Return To Forever with Chick Corea on keyboards, and Joe Farrell on sax and flute, and the great Stanly Clarke on bass.  Some really nice interplay on this fine jazz fusion recording. 
Chick Corea & Return To Forever
"Studio 10/ Funkhaus Hamburg",
 Hamburg,  Germany
September 15, 1972.
FM Broadcast
Joe Farrell (ss, fl), Chick Corea (p, el-p), Stanley Clarke (b), Airto Moreira (dr).
CD 1
1 Captain Marvel
2 Light As A Feather
3 Playground
4 Spain
5 Crystal Silence
CD 2
1 Noon Song
2 Matrix (not complete)
3 Sometime Ago (fade-in at beginning)
4 La Fiesta (not complete)
Thanks to Joe S at "the chat box" at Brooklyn Steve for the upgrade of this recording

Return To Forever, Hempstead NY, 11-22-1975 (FM)

NOVEMBER 22,1975
Chick Corea: Keyboards
Al DiMeola: Guitar
Stanley Clarke: Bass 
Lenny White: Drums

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Shawn Lane and Jonas Hellborg, Somerville, MA, 5-02-1997 (SBD)

Here is yet another great recording of the great Shawn Lane and bass player Jonas Hellborg.  Again some amazing playing. 
Jonas Hellborg, Shawn Lane, Jeff Sipe
Somerville Theatre
Somerville, MA, USA
May 2, 1997
Soundboard Recording
Another one from the Dave Sez archives.  Thanks Dave!
Shawn Lane - guitar
Jonas Hellborg - bass
Jeff Sipe - drums
1. Improvisation - 13:54
2. Improvisation - 6:23
3. Improvisation - 10:24
4. Improvisation - 8:51
5. Improvisation, Stellar Rays - 7:49
6. Black Market - 9:11

TT: 56:28 minutes

Shakti, with John McLaughlin, London England, 5-12-1977 (Pre-FM)

This recording is the great John McLauglin  with some great musicians from India.  Spectacular musicianship on this!
May 12, 1977
London, England
1. La Danse Du Bonheur
2. India
3. What Need Have I For This?, What Need Have I For That?, I Am Dancing At The Feet Of My Lord, All Is Bliss, All Is Bliss
John McLaughlin - Acoustic Guitar
Zakir Hussain - Tabla
Lakshminarayanan Shankar - Violin
Thetakudi Harihara "Vikku" Vinayakram – Ghatam

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Devadip & Mahavishnu, Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin, Saratoga, NY, 8-26-1973 (SBD)

Two of the greatest guitar players together in an amazing recording.  Carlos Santana with guitar great John McLaughlin. 
Devadip & Mahavishnu
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga, NY
CD 1
1. Meditation / Flame-Sky                     16:59
2. A Love Supreme                             13:16
3. I'm Aware Of You                           16:11 
CD 2
1. Love, Devotion & Surrender                 07:06
2. Taurian Matador                            15:06 
3. Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord (Cut) 11:26
John McLaughlin                - guitar
Carlos Santana                 - guitar
Khalid (Larry Young) Yasin     - organ
Doug Rauch                     - bass
Billy Cobham                   - drums
Armando Peraza                 - congas

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mahavishnu Orchestra, Cleveland, OH, April 21, 1972 (SBD)

According to John McLaughlin, Columbia refused a live release of this show. John McLaughlin himself feels that this show in Cleveland is one of the best that The Mahavishnu Orchestra has ever done.
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Music Hall
Cleveland, OH
April 21, 1972

John McLaughlin - guitar
Jan Hammer - keyboards
Jerry Goodman - violin
Rick Laird - bass
Billy Cobham - drums

1. introduction
2. Meeting of the Spirits
3. You Know You Know
4. The Dance of Maya
5. The Noonward Race
Total time: 1:02:06

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jethro Tull, LoneStar Roadhouse, NY, 4-26-1993 (FM)

This show  was a special lunchtime concert to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Jethro Tull.  Or as Ian Anderson puts it, "celebrating anything that will sell".
Jethro Tull
LoneStar Roadhouse
New York, NY
FM Broadcast

1 Living In The Past 
2 My Sunday Feeling 
3 Thich As A Brick 
4 So Much Trouble 
5 So Far Untitled (Andrew Gidding's Parrot) 
6 Farm On The Freeway 
7 Dharma For One 
8 This Is Not Love 
9 Aqualung / Locomotive Breath 
10 Bourée
Bass – Matt Pegg
Drums – Doane Perry
Guitar – Martin Barre
Keyboards – Andrew Giddings
Vocals, Flute – Ian Anderson

Monday, July 6, 2015

Grateful Dead, Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO, 8-03-1982 (SBD)

Some really great stuff in this one.  A jamming first set, and a great version of To Lay Me Down in the second set, and an unusual Let It Grow before Drums.  Inspired playing through out.  If you like the Grateful Dead you need this
Grateful Dead
Starlight Theatre
Kansas City, MO
August 3, 1982
Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master -> PCM -> Dat -> CD
Mastering By Charlie Miller
Set 1:
d1t01 - Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ->
d1t02 - Franklin's Tower ->
d1t03 - New Minglewood Blues
d1t04 - Peggy-O
d1t05 - El Paso ->
d1t06 - Cumberland Blues
d1t07 - Althea
d1t08 - Cassidy
d1t09 - Big Railroad Blues ->
d1t10 - Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
d1t11 - Might As Well
Set 2:
d2t01 - Shakedown Street ->
d2t02 - Samson And Delilah
d2t03 - To Lay Me Down
d3t01 - Let It Grow ->
d3t02 - Drums ->
d3t03 - Space ->
d3t04 - He's Gone ->
d3t05 - The Other One ->
d3t06 - Stella Blue ->
d3t07 - Sugar Magnolia
d3t08 - Casey Jones

Patch Info:
(FOB/27th Row) Senn 441 -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD supplies
Mississippi Half Step (0:00 - 0:29)
Peggy-O (0:00 - 0:27)
Big Railroad Blues (0:00 - 0:02)
Let It Grow (10:39 - 10:52)
The Other One (6:00 - 6:15)
Stella Blue (6:06 - End Of Show)


Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, Two shows from Homer's Warehouse, Palo Alto, CA, May 1973 (SBD)

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Homer's Warehouse
Palo Alto, CA
Master Soundboard Reels
There are some imperfections that seem to be from the master reels. No adjustments made.

Disk 1 (Set 1) 
That's The Touch I Like
Instrumental >
After Midnight >
It's No Use
That's All Right, Mama
Disk 2 (Set 2) 
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Honey Chile
Lonely Avenue
Soul Roach
Georgia On My Mind
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
How Sweet It Is

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Homer's Warehouse
Palo Alto, CA
Master Soundboard Reel
Set one:
Hi-Heel Sneakers
Honey Chile
Here There And Everywhere >
Jam >
Are You Lonely For Me, Baby? >
After Midnight
I Second That Emotion
Set two:
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Go Climb A Mountain
Night They Drove Old Dixie Down >
How Sweet It Is
This is the complete show.
There is a unavoidable splice at 43 seconds into It Takes A Lot To Laugh
Expressway fades out due to a reel change

Doc Watson, Santa Cruz, CA 10-27-88 (SBD)

Doc Watson. His given name was Arthe Lane Watson. He was born in Deep Gap North Carolina in 1923. He became blind at a very young age but grew up to become one of the greatest flat picker guitar players ever.  Doc Watson passed away in 2012 at the age of 89.  But his music and spirit lives on in recordings like this.  The sound quality is very good. Sitting in with Doc is Jack Lawrence. Hope you enjoy.
Doc Watson
O. T. Price's
Santa Cruz, CA
Ten Miles To Deep Gap, John Hurt,
Southbound, Instrumental,
Greenville Trestle, Windy & Warm,
Nine Pound Hammer, Browns Ferry Blues
Make Me A Pallet, Milk Cow Blues,
Instrumental, Life Gets Tedious,
Don't Think Twice It's Alright,
Drop In The Bucket, If I Propose To Thee,
Instrumental, Alberta,
Deep River Blues, Peach Pickin' Time,
Sheik Of Arabik, Never No more Blues,
Big Black Mountain Rag,
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