LDB Master Series #259
Hello, this is a collection of masters I would like to seed here. I've been taping shows for more than 25 years
(in 2013 I will celebrate 30 years of happy recording hobby!) and have an awful lot of masters. These are in
different formats, following the technological evolution: first on analogue cassettes, then MiniDisc, some DATs
(I was borrowed a DAT machine to record some of the shows in late 90's / early 00's) and finally digital files
using Edirol R-09.
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 mastertapes!
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.
I have seen nearly 500 shows in my career. Most of them were taped but for others bad luck struck and I could not
record it: on top of my mind there's a Paul McCartney show in 1993 in Milano where I was caught by the security or
Porcupine Tree in Roma in March 1999 when the DAT machine would seem to work but listening back to the tape there
would just be a long bunch of silence. Or during a Y.Malmsteen show where I got so annoyed that I left halfway
through the show and erased the tape and finally on a PFM show in Milano in 2007 where I had to leave before the
encore because the baby-sitter had to leave early that evening. Some other times I was very close not to tape or
had to do it in extremely difficult situations: for the four Peter Gabriel shows at Earls Court in 1987 security
was checking tapers with metal detector; at the David Gilmour comeback show in London in 2001 at RFH I had the
security guy sitting next to me but I managed to tape the show without checking one single time my MiniDisc!
There was a time a was travelling anywhere in Europe to see shows, especially if there was no touring in Italy: I
remember Rush in Paris in 1992 when the trio did not even know what Italy was. I have seen shows at stadiums
(Genesis at Wembley) and in places with 30 people (Porcupine Tree in Milano in 1997); bands that would later
become huge (Pearl Jam in a free show for 150 people) and masters of jazz (Miles Davis or Sarah Vaughan). Shows
I will never forget (Pink Floyd at Versailles castle) and some I would rather forget (no comment...).
I truly believe that live music is what keeps music alive, what make us enjoying it together, what allow us to
have deep feelings and transmit it to others. Studio records are nowadays 'commodities': you can buy online as
anonymous wav files and listen in your iPod or at home. Live music will always imply an effort to buy the tix,
travel to the venue, see the show, think about it when coming back home.
HERBIE HANCOCK WAYNE SHORTER DAVE HOLLAND BRIAN BLADE
Paris, Theatre du Chatelet
July 3, 2004
France Musique broadcast
05.Visitor From Nowhere / Visitor From Somewhere
06.Aung San Suu Kyi
09.Memory of Enchantement
Lineage: France Musique broadcast > Sanyo FMT-3510L FM tuner > Audigy SoundBlaster > HD > Sound Forge 7.0 > CD Wave Editor >
FLAC Frontend (level 6)
Wayne Shorter - saxophones
Dave Holland - bass
Brian Blade - drums
Herbie Hancock - piano
Here it is the brother recording of my previous master. Again, recorded from France Musique who did a remarcable job
that year. I was lucky enouth to be in France to record this show and in Italy when RAI broadcasted live the Umbria Jazz
performance of the same band. I think I have already seeded that one some time ago. Again, this is widely circulated
among collectors but this comes from my master which I have traded in the past. Again, great music, great musicians.