Marc Johnson- bass (and band leader)
Bill Frisell- guitar
John Scofield- guitar
Peter Erskine- drums
Ryles Jazz Club
Cambridge, Mass. U.S.A.
January 22, 1985
(2 sets, both are complete)
performance quality: A- (very good, even though this is clearly a very early
performance of B.D. here and the material is probably not real familiar to them yet.)
recording quality: B+ (no problems, clear sound, nice recording quality)
source: 1st generation audience tapes
lineage: Naka. 100 microphones >
Sony D-5 cassette deck (dolby off) >
Maxell XLII-S master cassettes >
my copy (same, copied either Nak to Nak, or maybe from
this very same D-5 to Nak, not sure which. A clean transfer.) >
soundforge 4.5 > FLAC 6 > torrentially yours.
four piece band. two show night. four step torrent this time.
(master > copy > WAV > FLAC > torrent.)
setlist: (help with this would be appreciated)
1st set 83:28
1: funkalero (Frisell)
2: samurai hee haw
3: band introductions
4: wishing doll
7: thanks again (Scofield)
Before posting this I checked the gig guide to see if they had a setlist for this show.
Not only did it not list this show, it had 1 listing for 1986, the earliest one it had.
and it's not the 1986 show I have. Time for something new?
How about some 23 year old Bass Desires, anybody? I was all set to start this no longer
banned ball rolling with my 1986 post, but I speed adjusted that one and just listening to
it now I'm not entirely sure I got the speed adjusted right in it. And after all that's happened
to finally establish by virtue of a mod discussion on the matter following my 1st Bass Desires
post that this group is allowed to be posted on dime, the LAST thing I want to be remembered for
is re-starting full-show Bass Desires posting on dime with an offspeed post. I'm pretty sure
sure that's offspeed, but it was originally, quite offspeed. This one is not. Exact same deck,
same mikes, same kind of Maxell XLII-S cassette masters recorded both concerts. I recorded the
86 one, this was recorded by a person who wishes not to be named and was kind enough to pass
this 1st generation recording along to me without any restriction of circulating it- only as
we both believe firmly, never to sell this recording in any form..
So it looks like we've got one of the earliest recordings of Bass Desires around here.
It's certainly the earliest one I've heard.
This is the 1st of 2 shares I have to contribute for fans of this fine band.
the other is my master, and I'm trying to do some fixing of that because it
has some problems, which is why I am not starting with that one. There is a story
in here too of a particular Sony D-5 cassette recorder, and what about 14 busy months
can do to one. (No, not the same 14 months I was trying to upload) So before you move on,
sigh and remember that wonderful Beck New Orleans post of mine recently and say here we
go again, not another gr19 runt...
this is the torrent playing the "Before" in this story. The after is not real bad either,
but why not as good as this I don't know. There are only 4 main differences between this
and the "after". At this point the deck was working fine, no problems. More on the "after"
in this story later, not here because that's not in here. That's coming soon.
This one is a very nice clean D-5/ Nak. recording (they make a nice pair of working partners)
of both sets and not even a flip cut. All I needed to do (and did) to this was reduce a few
loud claps (I could have done more in the 1st set but it's not very loud here anyway and
mostly between songs) and splice in some applause at the flips to smooth the transition out.
Ryles is (literally) an award winning jazz club (Boston Phoenix Reader's Poll
"Best Jazz Bar" choice in a couple of years, deservedly so, it's a very pleasant
place to go see jazz music). I wasn't there to enjoy this fine night, but I have seen
a few Ryles shows, always enjoyed the sound and the music when I've been there.
It's a nice room, not too small, not too big, good size club for jazz and no cement walls
(try finding that in Boston club) so there's some acoustics to enjoy in there. Ryles
is one of my favorite clubs period, although I don't hear of rock shows there.
Probably for the better too. It's not all jazz at Ryles (or in this concert), but
they call it Ryles Jazz Club for a good reason. They specialize in jazz shows.
Lots of good ones too. This one is no slouch either but not a real "high energy" set
as is my 86 master which I will post when/if it sounds as good as I can get it without
This is a nice tight pair of shows that almost borders on mellow in parts, but never
anywhere near boring. I think people of widely varying musical interests might like
hearing this music and frankly if there are sbds of this around (I've never seen or
heard of such) they may not sound as good as this recording does, for a few reasons.
One is the star of the 2 part glasnostrd19 bass desires story (yeah, there's always
gotta be a story.). the D-5. (exact same one used for my master in 86 which is my
favorite concert of BD.).
I won't keep you hanging in suspense about the 4 differences. I don't like to do that.
The 4 differences between this and forthcoming 86 show are (not in any order):
the 86 has 1: louder crowd and probably the hottest concert I've heard of this band
of several nice ones)
2: deck is a year older and more tired (no problem in this show)
3: my favorite version of the Samurai Hee Haw, maybe my favorite BD song
so far (1st set w/ nice Peter solo)
4: speed variation problems, the worst of it in my favorite version of
the Samurai Hee Haw (1st set)
5: mine was made by me. This was a Stud Muffin Production and it sounds like one.
(the source wishes to not be named but this person was kind enough to say it
was cool if I share some very nice audience tapes provided to me.)
This should make no difference at all between the two, same deck/mikes/XLII-S cassettes for all. But what is and what should never be is NOT JUST LED ZEPPELIN SONG. (no, they don't play that one) So after I tried to fix my 8(deep)sixed Bass Desires master (my only one), here's probably my best Bass Desires recording. And I should say just as I do with mine because my very quality-conscious.
source would want me to say:
Do not sell this recording.
Trade freely and losslessly.
Additionally, because this is a S.M.P.
Do not remaster and repost this recording.
Seeding and reseeding it as is, is welcome
as with any glasnostrd19 post
that remains non-officially released material.