Bass Desires
Fat Tuesdays
New York City
March 18, 1986

Source: AUD (unknown Aiwa cassette deck)>?>Maxell XLII-90 cassette

01) (13:09)
02) (12:10)
03) (7:57)
04) (11:51)
05) (17:50)
06) (14:25)
07) (7:55)
08) cont. (5:25)//
Total: (90:52)

Marc Johnson - bass
Peter Erskine - drums
Bill Frisell - guitar
John Scofield - guitar

Lineage: 1st gen Maxell XLII-90 cassette>Onkyo TA-RW255 cassette deck out>Edirol RO9 @24bit/44.1 khz>
Edirol RO9 USB out>Dell Inspiron 530S HD>AUDACITY to 16bit/44.1 khz>TLH>FLAC

-another from my archives, this is one of Wes' master recordings I am sure due to hearing his cheering on the tape, the abrupt cuts at the end of each tune
that he used to do to save tape, and the "sound" of his Aiwa recorder - this makes it a 1st gen tape for me. Wes used to get a table as close as possible
and just put the Aiwa right on it and use the internal mics - he was not a quality buff at all - was happy if he could just listen to it 1-3 more times
again and likely never again - luckily a friend and me used to make copies. I used to be picky with his stuff because the sound just wasn't that great,
but this is still quite listenable to: in the "B+/B" range - it's clear, it's just low-quality Aiwa shit.
-let's be clear on this: Marc Johnson was the band leader of this band, hence the name, not the two gentlemen on guitars! Thus, it should not be an issue
putting this out here.
-this is a classic show from this short-lived band around the time of the first LP's release. I couldn't get a setlist as Wes cut all the between banter
when they told the titles. I have both LP's but I'm not going to sit here and ID each one, but if someone else can, let us know. If you like any of these
four musicians, you'll want this - it was always Frisell for me and he's absolutely sick in this and the rhythm guys are locked in too. Track 5 is a Monk
tune for sure (I think "Well, You Needn't") and the two guitarists just whack it!!
-there's a break after track 5 and a new set begins afterwards - wes likely only had a 90 minute cassette (that's why he's save tape between tunes) so he
only got part of late set, which is absolutely scorching! Track 8 is a continuation of track 7 and cuts by running off end of tape, so there's only 2 tunes
from late set, oh well. Overall, some incredible music still 25 years later.
-mastered and seeded by matt23. This is a holiday gift to the jazz DIMERS - do not sell, but share freely in lossless formats only please!