Carla Bley Big Band
Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Fairgrounds, Jimmy Lyons stage

Monterey, California
September 17, 2005

Carla Bley: piano, conductor
Steve Swallow: electric bass
Billy Drummon: drums
Steve Compos, Louis Fasman, Mike Olmos, John Worley: trumpets
Marc Bolin, Dave Martell, Hart Smith, Marty Wehner: tombones
Mary Fettig, George Young: alto saxophones
Roger Eddy, Any Sheppard: tenor saxophones
Ray Loekle: baritone saxophone
Weber Lago: Hammond B3 organ

1. Introduction by Tim Jackson 0:59
2. On The Stage In Cages 14:54
3. One Way 9:22
4. Introduction by Carla 1:46
5. Appearing Nightly At The Black Orchid, Pt 1 16:52
a) 40 On/20 Off
b) Second Round
6. Appearing Nightly At The Black Orchid, Pt 2 13:00
c) What Would You Like To Hear?
d) Last Call

Total time: 0:56:43

After a long hiatus, here is another offering from my collection of Monterey Jazz Festival radio broadcasts. This is the premier performance of "Appearing Nightly at the Black Orchid" which was commissioned for the Festival. Although this recording is from the original FM simulcast, the show was apparently rebroadcast on NPR's JazzSet.

I haven't finished all the CD artwork, but I've included a cover and some photos from the concert for the do-it-yourselfer.

Sound quality: A- overall; slight artifacts due to digital noise reduction (DNR).

FM > Echo Indigo IO sound card > Cool Edit 2000 (DNR) > WAV > FLAC (level 6)

Source notes:

- KUSP-FM, Santa Cruz, California, open air broadcast
- Kenwood KT-6007 tuner, circa 1974