LDB Master Series #291
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 master recordings!
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 at tended 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)
MARCUS MILLER, HERBIE HANCOCK, WAYNE SHORTER
Vienne, Théâtre Antique
July 12, 2011
02 Little One / Milestones
03 All Blues / Directions / It's about that Time
04 Water Babies / Someday My Prince Will Come / Footprints
05 Band Introduction / Fran-Dance / Jean Pierre / Orbits
06 Time After Time
07 Dr Jackle
Lineage: France Musique broadcast > Onkyo TX-8511 FM tuner > Edirol R-09 > HD via USB > Sound Forge 7.0 > CD Wave Editor > FLAC Frontend (level 6)
Marcus Miller - bass clarinet, bass
Wayne Shorter - saxophones
Sean Jones - trumpet
Herbie Hancock - piano, keyboards
Sean Rickman - drums
John Scofield - guitar on Tutu
This one is different from the version running here: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=375741 since it is sourced directly
from FM broadcast. Nothing more to add really, this band just smokes.