LDB Special Series #304
Out of my 7,000+ shows and radio broadcasts, I have many concerts that were special for some reasons: the setlist, the
musicians, the venue or unexpected events. These are the ones I'd like to propose you. Most of these come from my
cassettes collection, so they will be released at a slower pace than my Master Series! But you won't be disappointed!
I will try to gather the most unusual things I have in my collection and, as always, your feedback and comments will be my
reward for all the work involved in this project.
DO NOT share this music on mp3, just convert it for your own use. Sharing mp3's is the right way to make me stop sharing
I've taped many shows of many artists over the years (both from audience and radio broadcasts) , so don't be
surprised if you will find many different artists seeded! My music spectrum is quite wide, spanning from classical
to hard rock.
Some shows are already circulating, some others have not circulated through collectors yet.
But most of all, enjoy! They all come from my personal collection! To be noted that almost any recording here is NOT sourced
from silvers and CD boots but directly from the recorded source.
Please DO NOT share this music on mp3, just convert it for your own use. Sharing mp3's is the right way to make
me stop sharing music here. PLEASE DO RESPECT THIS WISH and enjoy the music in lossless form.
Finally, some notes about your truly ldb: I have been a fan of live music since I was 9 years old (that is where
I attended my very first show, a PFM/De André gig at Milano's Palalido) and my first taped show was at 11 using
a crappy portable cassette player with embedded microphone. I become more serious about taping in 1983 when I
started to record every show. In 1991 I acquired my first Sony Professional and in 2000 I moved to MiniDisc to
finally settle on R-09 in early 2008.
Nowadays in the digital era, places like DIME is the normal way to acquire live recording very easily in just
a few clicks but back in the mid-80's everything was a lot more difficult. More difficult to record at shows: tapes
could only give you 30 or 45 minutes autonomy and it was much better to get infos in advance on "where to turn the
tape", which was the main info to know for us, much more important than knowing if the show was good or not. In
case of multiple shows the task was a lot easier. When I attended 15+ Gabriel shows in 1987, it was automatic to
turn the tape after "Shock The Monkey"...but you had to do it quicky 'cause "No Self Control" started right after!
More difficult to trade: first you needed to have the right contacts with other tapers, with long exchanges of lists
and then the bloody tapes that would take forever to arrive to your house (unless the parcel got lost by the Post,
especially in Italy!).
I have been asked to mention some of the shows that I still keep in my memory after 30 years of recording. Actually
there are quite a few as I always loved to see live music and rarely being disappointed by a show. But if I had to
mention a few, I would say the Genesis reunion at Milton Keynes, Miles Davis' great show at La Villette with lots
of special guests in 1991, the three Frontiera gigs from Porcupine Tree in Roma in 1997, Pink Floyd great performance
at Chantilly in 1994 as well as Gilmour's outdoor gig in Firenze in 2006. Jazzwise, the HSHB (Hancock Shorter Holland
Blade) gig in Castelfranco Veneto (2004?) as well as the Hancock / Bobby Hutcherson gig in at the free Jazz Fest in Lugano
the previous year is still in my mind. Not to mention all the excellent Pat Metheny shows I have attended over the years,
the two Radiohead gigs in Monza in 2000 with 80% of unreleased, unknown material being played. And many more.
I started this series in November 2005 and I am still there, hoping to offer you the best efforts from my work. So enjoy
another one of my recordings and if you are interested in reading more, I will continue further in mentioning funny
stories of what it meant being a live shows collector back there!
ldb (see my facebook profile Carlo 'ldb' Rossi)
HERBIE HANCOCK QUINTET
Toronto, Massey Hall
May 15, 2003
'Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Jazz At Massey Hall performance'
01.Katie Malloch Intro & Interviews
XX.Salt Peanuts (1953 - officially released)
05.A Night In Tunisia
06.Ah Leu Cha
08.April In Paris / The Gypsy
09.Now's The Time
12.Salt Peanuts / Outro
XX.All The Things You Are (1953 - officially released)
Herbie Hancock - piano
Roy Hargrove - trumpet
Kenny Garrett - saxophones
Dave Holland - bass
Roy Haynes - drums
Lineage: JazzBeat (CBC broadcast) > CD > EAC > SoundForge 7.0 > FLAC Frontend (level 6)
Another gem from the vaults. I am surprised this one hasn't showed up. A review of this show can be found here:
This celebrates the famous Massey Hall performance of Charlie Parker and his band featuring Charles Mingus, Max Roach,
Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell. After 50 years Herbie Hancock celebrated it with a stunning performance. Here and there you
can hear interviews with the musicians and with some of the audience that was there in 1953.
Soundwise this is again stellar.