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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Jeff Lorber Fusion, Reseda, CA, 5-28-1981, (SBD)

A real nice recording of jazz fusion band Jeff Lorber Fusion. 
Jeff Lorber Fusion
Wolf and Rissmiller's Country Club
Reseda, Ca. USA
May 28, 1981
promoting their album "galaxian"
soundboard recording
runtime: 80:46 (minutes/ seconds)
Jeff Lorber: keyboards
Marlin McLean: guitar, vocals *
Kenny Gorelick: sax and flute
Danny Wilson: bass
Dennis Bradford: drums
1: galaxian 5:34 (introduction/opening cuts in slightly)
2: fusion juice 5:09
3: wizard island 7:03
4: band introductions 1:28
5: think back and remember 4:48 *
6: bright sky 6:01
7: reflections (w/ flute solo) 10:59
8: can't get enough (w/bass solo) 8:43 (cuts, spliced at 5:25, tape flip)
9: tune 88 10:03
10: toad's place (w/drum solo) and encore break 15:21
11: spur of the moment 5:36

Jeff Lorber Fusion, Huntington Beach, CA. 1980, (SBD)

Jeff Lorber Fusion
Golden Bear
Huntington Beach, Ca.
incomplete soundboard recording
runtime: 45:44 (minutes/ seconds)
Jeff Lorber: keyboards
Kenny Gorelick: sax and flute
(Kenny G)
Danny Wilson: bass
Dennis Bradford: drums
1: toad's place 1:04 (cuts in)
2: Katherine 8:13
3: wizard island 8:03
4: always there 7:41
5: black ice 9:38
6: palladium 6:43
7: water sign 4:22 (end cuts)

Larry Carlton, Huntington Beach, CA, 4-19-1980 (SBD)

Larry Carlton
Golden Bear
Huntington Beach, Ca.
April 19, 1980 (2nd set)
soundboard recording
runtime: 45:36 (minutes/ seconds)
Larry Carlton: guitar
Greg Mathison: keyboards
Don Freeman: keyboards
Pops Popwell: bass
John Ferraro: drums
1: ? 12:37
2: I am a fool 5:57
3: ? 18:31
4: Band introductions 1:51
5: Guitar solo 4:57
6: The Magician 1:42 (end cuts)

Tom Scott, Huntington Beach, CA, 1979 (SBD)

This is a decent recording of sax player Tom Scott at the old Golden Bear, in Huntington Beach CA.  It is a partial show and most likely a mono recording. 
Tom Scott
The Golden Bear
Huntington Beach, CA
Tom Scott            Saxophones
Carlos Rios          Guitar
David Garfield       Keyboards
Neil Stubenhaus      Bass
Vinny Colaiuta       Drums
01 Car Wars
02 Dirty Old Man
03 Band Introductions
04 Street Beat
05 Shadows
06 Introducing ''Hittin' on Six''
07 Hittin' on Six
08 Heading Home

Length:  47 Minutes
This recording comes from the archives of the Golden Bear night club in Huntington Beach, California.  At the time, the Golden Bear was the oldest running night club in America -- open since the mid 1920's.  Eventually earthquake building codes made it too expensive to upgrade, and it was
eventually torn down.  Everybody from Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and The Doors have played at the
Golden Bear.

Willow Valley Loop hike, Arizona

This hike is a rugged hike into a deep entrenched canyon with a stream and some deep pools you must swim. 
This hike is in a tributary and is at the headwaters of West Clear Creek.  Much of this is in a designated wilderness area.  The hike is mostly an off trail scramble and boulder hop down through the canyon bottom along a stream bed.  There is some fighting through brush and some thorn bushes involved that you should avoid if possible.  This is a long day and pretty rugged but the payoff of scenery is well worth it. 

This hike should only be done in warm weather since you will get wet and you should use dry bags to keep your stuff dry.  You should never enter this canyon if the weather forecast is for rain because flash floods could happen and be a great danger.  If you are not in decent shape don't try this because it is a long strenuous day and there is no way out but to do the whole loop once you pass the fist few swimming holes.  It is a one way loop hike that takes between 7 to 9 hours depending on how fast you can go.  There is a stretch of about 3 miles of dirt road that must be hiked or you can do a car shuttle or stash a mountain bike like I did at the Maxwell Trailhead.  I recommend you first do a day hike into Maxwell Trail to get an understanding of where the trail out is, because if you miss it at the end of your day you will be stuck in the canyon overnight and not know if the way out is upstream or down stream.  So for safety scout it out in advance to know the exit point of the canyon. 

Park you car at Maxwell Tank and walk east from the road past or around Maxwell Tank.  I went around the right side of the tank.

 You will have to get over a barbed wire fence and find your way down into the drainage or wash on the other side. Once in the bottom of the wash or drainage, turn right and head down the small canyon.  I found there to be lots of Locust plants with sharp thorns as well as some wild rose.  So this part scratched me up a little, but if you are careful you can probably get through without much damage.  Near the bottom of this side canyon you will encounter a series of dry falls or drops.  I was able to find ways to climb down or around each of them without too much difficulty.  After this you will reach the bottom of the main canyon of Willow Valley.  It takes around 45 minutes to get to this point.  I found the bottom of the canyon to be dry and boulder filled at this location.  You turn right or downstream and begin to boulder hop or climb what I thing was south.  After just a short distance you will come upon the first of a series of deep pools that you have to get through. 

 You might be able to find a way around some of them but the easiest way is just to swim through them (they are too deep to wade). 

  At least one of them there is no other way but to swim.  And on one of them I found no easy entrance other than to jump off a small drop into the water.  Once you do this there is no going back. 

 After this there are no more deep wades, so if you've used a flotation device to keep your pack dry, you can put it away.  I personally just used dry bags inside my pack.  I also bring a water filter so I don't have to carry a full days worth of heavy water.  Downstream from here there is a stretch where the canyon bottom is full of large boulders and rocks. 

 So you boulder hop and route find your way down the canyon.  After a while of this boulder hopping you will start to see pools of water again but nothing you have to swim.
  There are some sections where there are willow thickets you have to fight through.  The easiest way appears to be to stay in the water at these locations.  After a good distance of this the canyon begins to open up and you start to see running water.  

And soon the canyon bottom becomes more open and flat and filled with grass and brush.  You will find a few locations where you will have to wade across the stream and sometimes the grass makes seeing where your footing is supposed to go difficult.  After a while you will find there are some short sections with paths or trails up out of the drainage in some forested areas. 

 The farther you go you will find some actual sections of decent trail through the pines on benches along the canyons edge.  Finally you'll reach the confluence with Clover Creek, which comes in from the left.  This is a very important land mark because your exit point is around a half mile down stream from here.  From this junction down you are now in West Clear Creek and in this area you will find some nice large still pools and some places where people have camped.

  You could always just come down Maxwell Trail and just go a little ways up stream and camp.  And then return back up Maxwell Trail.  And just take it easy and enjoy this remote wilderness at your leisure.  If you stay overnight be reminded that there may be bears in this part of the canyon, but I have never seen any. 

From the Clover Creek confluence stay on the right side of the stream going downstream because you exit is on the right and you don't want to miss it.  There are more big still pools and great scenery as you go. 

After about a half a mile, just before a prominent side canyon enters from the right and the main canyon bends left, you should see some cairns and a well used trail which heads up the slope on the right (north). This is your way out, called Maxwell Trail #37.  From here you will start climbing and it becomes steep with some switchbacks in places.  It is a pretty good climb that takes you up to the rim of the canyon.  At the top you find a West Clear Creek Wilderness Boundary sign and a trail register and parking area. If you have spotted a car here or a mountain bike like I did, the hike part of the adventure is over.  If you did not do the car shuttle or stash a mountain bike you now start the walk along the forest service roads back to your car at Maxwell tank.  It is about 1.5 miles down the road to the junction where you turned of to go to Maxwell Tank.  Turn right at that junction and walk the remaining 1.4 miles back to Maxwell Tank and your car. 

To get to the trail head at Maxwell Tank  You turn west off Lake Mary Road between mile markers 297 & 298.  This is a few miles northwest of the Highway 87 intersection at Clint's Well or Happy Jack.  I believe there is a sign for West Clear Creek.  It is Forest Road (FR) #81. Follow FR #81 for 3.1 miles then turn left onto FR #81E. After driving 3.8 miles stay left (continuing on 81E) at the junction with FR #693. After another 0.5 miles you'll arrive at the junction with Maxwell Trail Road. To spot a car, stay right at this junction and follow it 1.5 miles (ignoring any faint side roads) to the signed trailhead. To reach the trailhead, turn left towards Maxwell Tank. After 0.9 miles a road will come in from the right (stay left), you will reach Maxwell Tank after another 0.4 miles.
Here are some links to information about the main canyon of West Clear Creek, that is down stream from this hike. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Shawn Lane with Windigo band - unreleased album, 1997 (SBD)

This is an unreleased album of music with an "Eastern" style or feel.
It was recorded on July 18th and 19th of 1997.   I have had several requests for this.
I received this from Dave Sez.  Thanks Dave. 
Shawn Lane with Windigo band - unreleased album
Recorded at Wellspring Sound, Concord, MA.
It did not come with any song titles.
There are five tasty tracks.
Shawn Lane on Guitar
Other band members:
Hongwu Li
Aaron Hsu-Flanders
David Ormonde Thomas
Jerry Leake

Shawn Lane, Jonas Hellborg & Jeff Sipe, Lake Toxaway, NC, Three shows from August 1996 (SBD)

Shawn Lane was one of the most technically accomplished players of all time with a melodic ear, Lane was named by the American Guitar Institute as the "greatest guitarist who ever lived".  Shawn Lane died in 2003 but we can still hear his music.  This is a great recording of him shredding on the guitar with amazing bass player Jonas Helborg and the great Jeff Sipe on drums.  The musicianship on this is amazing.  Words can't describe it.  It may have been billed as Hellborg, Lane, Sipe, Band.  

I already posted the first show of this three day run.  So here are the next two days to go with it.  These second two shows came from Dave Sez and his extensive Dave sez archives.  He was nice enough to contact me and offer these sweet sounding recordings.  A big thanks to Dave!
Shawn Lane, Jonas Hellborg and Jeff Sipe
Live at ROAM Fest

Round Mountain Music Park
Lake Toxaway, NC
Sound Quality: A+
Shawn Lane - guitar
Jonas Hellborg - bass
Jeff Sipe - drums

CD1 8-08-1996
01 - Improvisation
02 - Improvisation
03 - Baraji
04 - Stellar Rays
05 - Rice with the Angels

Total time: 59:33
CD 2  8-09-1996
1 Temporal Analogues of Paradise, 2nd Movement  9:29
2 Heretics  9:14
3 Juvalamu (Personae)  6:18
4 Stellar Rays  4:00
5 Abstract Logic  8:16
6 Baraji  13:59
CD 3  8-10-1996
1 Temporal Analogues of Paradise, 1st Movement  9:05
2 Improv  5:12
3 Improv  20:26
4 Deep Umbra (Hell Is Other People)  5:44
5 Baraji  17:36
6 Stellar Rays  4:03
7 Rice With the Angels  12:11

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Crusaders, New Orleans, LA, 4-19-1977 (FM)

Here is a nice one from one of my old favorites, The Crusaders.  The Crusaders are a great mix of jazz, funk, and soul.  A super talented group that also played on many other artists records. 
The Crusaders
Theater Of The Performing Arts
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA
April 19, 1977
FM broadcast on NPR's "Jazz Alive" series

Wilton Felder: sax
Joe Sample: keys
Robert Popwell: bass
Stix Hooper: drums
Billy Rogers: guitar

1: Keep That Same Old Feeling
2: When There's Love Around 10:04
3: Band Intros :32
4: Sweet And Sour 9:23
5: Swamp Dog (cuts in)
6: Hard Times
7: Encore Break 1:07
8: Spiral
   Total time  57:05

The Brecker Brothers, New York City, NY 1977

So do you like funky funky music? Cause this is FUNKY. Back in the 70s the Disco fad was going on and there was this thing that spread into rock and jazz music. This is an example of some of the funky jazz fusion that was going on at the time.

Brecker Brothers
Bottom Line
New York City, NY

Michael Brecker : Saxophone
Randy Brecker : Trumpet
Steve Khan : Guitar
Will Lee : Bass
Chris Parker : Drums
Don Grolnick : Keyboards
Sammy Figuroa : Percussion

Set List
01 – Sneakin’ Up Behind You
02 – Cactus
03 – Nightflight
04 – A Creature Of Many Faces
05 – If You Wanna Boogie, Forget It
06 – Sneakin’Up Behind You
07 – Inside Out


Larry Coryell & the 11th House, Worcester, MA 12-14-1973 (FM)

Here is a recording of Larry Coryell & the 11th House with drummer Alphonse Mouzon and Randy Brecker on trumpet.  Some early Jazz Fusion. 
Larry Coryell & the 11th House
Sir Morgan's Cove (now the Lucky Dog Music Hall)
Worcester, MA.
December 14, 1973
(late show)
FM broadcast
runtime: 64:23
Larry Coryell: guitar
Randy Brecker: trumpet
Mike Mandel: keyboards
Danny Trifan: bass
Alphonse Mouzon: drums
  1: radio announcer introduction :49
  2: the cover girl 14:39
  3: band introductions 2:26
  4: the funky waltz 8:28
  5: Adam smasher 5:41
  6: Mandel keyboard solo (untitled) 13:23
  7: rocks 8:59
  8: birdfinger 9:18
  9: radio announcer outro :36

Larry Coryell And The Eleventh House, Berlin Germany, 11-07-1976 (Pre FM) With Special guest Philip Catherine

Larry Coryell the "Godfather of Fusion" has passed away on Sunday at age 73.  Here is a recording of Larry and his band Eleventh House.  This is not the original lineup.  There is a guest appearance with Philip Catherine where they play acoustic. 
Larry Coryell And The Eleventh House
Berlin, Germany
Larry Coryell: guitar
Mike Mandel: keyboards
Terumasa Hino: trumpet
John Lee: bass
Gerry Brown: drums
with very special guest
Philip Catherine: guitar
pre-recorded FM broadcast
1: German radio introduction 1:25
2: xxx 7:51
3: xxx 12:33
4: Improvisations On Debussy's Sarabande 8:45
5: Rodrigo Reflections 9:46
6: Renee's Theme 5:06
7: Level One  16:21
8: The Cover Girl 3:10

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jazz Is Dead, With Derek Trucks, 4-24-99 (SBD)

This is a great sounding recording of a great group of musicians. There is just some fantastic playing by everyone involved on this. The date of this show might be wrong. I was under the impression that Billy Cobham was the drummer during 1998 and Sipe and Morgenstien came in 1999. So it might be 4-24-99. They were touring the west in April of both years so it is hard to tell. If anyone knows the true date help me out. I have not been able to find this on any other site so maybe it was on the older Dr. Fusion before he got axed and had to rebuild. Anyway here it is for all to enjoy.

I had a lot of requests to re-post this. 

Jazz Is Dead
House Of Blues
Hollywood, CA

Jimmy Herring: Guitar
Alphonso Johnson: Bass
T. Lavits: Keyboards
Jeff Sipe: Drums
Rod Morgenstein: Drums

China Cat Sunflower
Crazy Fingers
Blues For Allah
Cumberland Blues
Mississippi Half Step
Row Jimmy #
Scarlet Begonias #
Here Comes Sunshine
Sunshine Continued
Eyes Of The World
Weather Report
Let It Grow
Stella Blue
Terrapin Station
Dark Star

# With Derek Trucks

Download Links

Lee Ritenour, Reseda CA, 5-28-1981 (SBD)

Lee Ritenour
Wolf and Rissmiller's Country Club
Reseda, CA. USA
May 28, 1981
promoting his album "rit"
runtime: 93:06 (minutes/ seconds)
Lee Ritenour: guitar
Eric Tagg: vocals
Gary Herbig: saxophone
Don Grusin: piano
Alex Acuña: drums and percussion
Steve Foreman: percussion
Nathan East: bass
Bill Champlin: keyboards, guitar and vocals
1: countdown (Captain Fingers) 8:58
2: feel the night 5:31
3: on the slow glide intro 3:02
4: on the slow glide 9:22
5: tell me pretty lies 6:12
6: band introductions 2:51
7: dreamwalk 4:22 (Lee solo acoustic guitar)
8: market place ->morning glory 16:01 (cuts, spliced at 6:17 and 7:02 for interruptions in recording) 9: is it you? 5:19
10: Sugarloaf Express 7:27
11: fly by night 7:29
12: Mr. Briefcase 4:11
13: the Captain's journey 8:08
14: the Captain's journey (part II) 4:13 (end cuts in drum solo)

Steve Martin With The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brikell, Raleigh NC, 9-28-2013 (SBD)

Steve Martin With The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickel
International Bluegrass Music Association Awards
Red Hat Amphitheater
Raleigh, North Carolina
September 28, 2013
Disc 1
01. Make It Real
02. Instrumental
03. Jubilation Day
04. Band Intro's
05. The Crow @
06. Get Along Stray Dog *
07. When You Get To Asheville *
08. Sarah Jane and Iron Mountain Baby *
09. Stand and Deliver
10. Hunger
11. Atheists Don't Have No Songs
12. Stage Banter
13. The Great Remember
14. The Dance At The Wedding
Disc 2
01. Love Has Come For You *
02. Pretty Little One *
03. Auden's Train *
04. Another Round -> So Long Now *
@ with Bela Fleck
* with Edie Brickel
The Steep Canyon Rangers-
Nicky Sanders - Fiddle
Woody Platt - Guitar
Mike Guggino - Mandolin
Graham Sharp - Banjo
Charles R. Humphrey III - Bass
Steve Martin - Banjo
Bela Fleck - Banjo
Edie Brickel - Vocals
Check out The Steep Canyon Ranger's website: www.steepcanyon.com
Mp3/ 320k

Richard Thompson, Yosemite, CA 9-02-1990 (SBD)

Richard Thompson
Camp Mather
Strawberry Music Festival
Yosemite, CA
September 2, 1990
Soundboard (or) In-House FM
This is a great solo acoustic performance by Richard Thompson.  His guitar playing is great and worth checking out.  I originally had just a partial show of this but found this upgrade. 
Side A
01 Introduction
02 Turning of the Tide
03 I Misunderstood
04 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
05 When the Spell Is Broken
06 Two Left Feet
07 God Loves a Drunk
08 Jerusalem on the Jukebox
09 Now That I'm Dead
10 She Moves Through the Fair
Side B
11 I Feel So Good
12 Wall of Death
13 Waltzing for Dreamers
14 Days of Our Lives
15 Valerie
16 Down Where All the Drunkards Roll
17 Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes at Me
18 Tear Stained Letter
Total Time  73:44 min