View Full Version : Great jazz show -- will you check my prep?

2006-08-18, 05:03 PM

I'm fairly new to recording live gigs. I've got a growing list of mini-equipment as well as some computer based gear. I captured a Cold Blood/Sons of Champlin show recently in Portland on an Edirol R-1. I attended a classical chamber music workshop in Oregon recently and captured all of our concerts using AT-853 mics > Visivox pre > Sony MD-MZ-N505. Great theater, and consequently, great sounding recordings, even if ATRAC compression. Very recently, I captured a [hot] jazz show using Visivox binaural > Visivox pre > iRiver IFP-899. I used the iRiver because I had sold my Edirol R-1 and had not yet received my R-09 (which I now have). Better compressed than not at all, and I thought mp3 at 320 kbps would be better than ATRAC.

I realize that recordings made with compression are frowned upon or banned here, and I suspect that the recording may not be trade-friendly. That said, this was a show of jazz greats that ought to be heard.

So if this is not suitable for torrenting, I would nonetheless like to get comments on all other aspects of my preparation of the material. If you would be willing to check out the overall preparation and provide feedback, contact me privately and I can arrange an ftp download.

Alternatively, if anyone thinks there is any life to torrenting this here or elsewhere, I would appreciate knowing that as well.

alan k aka flutemusic

excerpt from .txt file:


Kenny Burrell [75th birthday celebration concert]
Yoshi's - at jack london square - Oakland, California
July 31, 2006, 8:00 pm show - first set only

Excellent review: http://www.insidebayarea.com/jimharrington/ci_4130014

In order of appearance:

Kenny Burrell, guitar http://www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu/people/burrell.htm

Clayton Cameron, drums http://www.claytoncameron.com/
Roberto Miranda, acoustic bass http://www3.ethnomusic.ucla.edu/people/miranda.htm
Hubert Laws, flute, alto flute, piccolo http://hubertlaws.com
Herman Riley, tenor sax [internet search]
Joey DeFrancesco, organ http://www.joeydefrancesco.com/

01 Track One: Second Balcony Jump, an Eckstine-Valentine composition
02 Track Two: Footprints, by Wayne Shorter
03 Track Three: Introduction of Hubert Laws, stage banter
04 Track Four: Sophisticated Lady, by Duke Ellington
05 Track Five: (?)
06 Track Six: Stage banter
07 Track Seven: Just Friends
08 Track Eight: Jimmy Smith tune (title?) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_%28musician%29]

Visivox Technologies SCM-K > Visivox Technologies SCM-PRE > iRiver IFP-899 @<hidden> 320 kbps mp3 > Audacity (.wav conversion, normalization, fades) > CDWave > NeroExpress > CD

Visivox Technologies SCM-K > Visivox Technologies SCM-PRE > iRiver IFP-899 @<hidden> 320 kbps mp3 > Audacity (.wav conversion, normalization, fades) > CDWave > FLAC (level 8)

Note: There are two or three moments of clipping/distortion. IMHO not fatal to value of entire show.

2006-08-19, 10:09 AM
hi flutemusic...the info/lineage looks good--well documented :thumbsup

we do not allow any mp3 sourced material to be torrented here, but there are other sites that do...we do allow MD recordings [using ATRAC]...as for which sounds better, thats a toss up really...but those are the rules we have in place

the R09 should be no problem tho

2006-08-19, 04:37 PM
Thanks a lot for the clarifications.

I have re-prepared the files by directly editing the .mp3 files so there is no conversion. This may seed on another tracker, as I would like to complete my first full cycle, from recording to seeding.

Thanks again for the info. :dance2:

Alan K aka FluteMusic