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Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion

Date: 2014-06-30 (Monday)
Title: The Baker Killer
Venue: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal - Place des Arts - Théâtre Maisonneuve - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Venue capacity: 1453
Estimated attendance: Full House
Weather conditions: Indoor show - not applicable
Type: Open-Air Audience/Stealth
Source: Naiant X-X omni mics > Naiant Tinyhead > Sony PCM-M10 @ 24/48
Transfer: .WAV > iZotope RX2 Advanced v2.02.457 (declick) > Sound Forge Pro 10.0a (fades, minor edits, & normalize) > CDWav (tracking) > iZotope MBIT+ (dithered and downsampled to 16 bit/44.1 kHz) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 5.1 (tagging)

Recording location: Row 2. Dress Circle, 6 seats right of DFC
Sound Quality: EX, A, 9/10 - Great sound captured using these omni mics for the first time. Very well behaved audience in a gorgeous soft-seat theatre.
Recorded by: Seth Meister (
Mastered by: Dennis Orr
Release date: 2014-07-12
All photos taken by Seth Meister and licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND
Some video of this performance will can eventually be found on my YT channel:

- Set One -
01 - Intro - 01:57
02 - Footprints - 07:59
03 - Chat & Band Intros - 02:50
04 - Twelve And More Blues - 09:43
05 - Ain Temouchant - 10:03
06 - Ginger Spice - 08:32
- Set Two -
01 - Chat - 00:52
02 - World In An End - 09:31
03 - Chat - 00:42
04 - Cyril Davies - 08:36
05 - Aiko Biaye - 07:53
06 - Encore Break - 02:52
- Encore -
07 - Chat - 01:04
08 - Why? - 06:06

Total Time: 1:18:46
Total .flac(5) size: 425 MB
Total .wav size: 833.68 MB

Band Members:
Ginger Baker - drums
Pee Wee Ellis - tenor saxophone
Alec Dankworth - upright & electric bass
Abass Dodoo - percussion

Please support artists by attending concerts & purchasing their official merchandise:
Do yourself a favour and buy, rent or otherwise obtain the 2012 award-winning documentary film: Beware Of Mr. Baker

Ginger Baker's Official Website


Well this is an artist you don't see every day! I happened to be in Montreal this week for their amazing International Jazz Festival (which features all genres of music) and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this concert being offered up the next day. With only one day before the concert to buy my ticket for a show that had been scheduled for months, I was pretty sure I wasn't going to be able to get a ticket through legitimate sources but was willing to do whatever it takes to get one. As luck would have it, I managed to grab a single ticket in a great taping location and the rest is history!

This was my first outing with my new Naiant X-X omni mics and I couldn't think of a better or more fitting way to break them in.

I was concerned about whether Ginger would actually show up but he did and with a vengeance! He seemed to be in quite a good mood and talkative. After the first song, one of his mic stands sort of got wobbly and started falling. When the tech came out to help, I was waiting for him to get punched in the nose but there was none of those shenanigans. Ginger did mention that these weren't his drums and that they change every night which can't be fun.

The show was terrific. It was set in the beautiful Théâtre Maisonneuve with a full house of respectful and quiet patrons. This, of course, helped the recording be as good as it is...especially running omnis. The acoustics are great in that house and sitting in the second row of the "Corbeille" or Dress Circle with quiet people in front of me was terrific. The backing artists were all of absolute top calibre and the percussionist, Abass Dodoo absolutely complimented Ginger without ever once being overbearing.

All in all, this recording is a total treat and I'm very happy I was able to capture it. Even if you're not a huge fan of jazz, the sheer amount of history and legend behind Ginger, the terrific performance by all musicians as well as the extremely rare tours and even fewer recordings make this one for the history books and well worth downloading. Enjoy.


Fight the Loudness War!
No compression was used in the post-processing of this recording to preserve it's dynamic range, listenability and authenticity.
This recording will naturally sound much better cranked up loud with quality headphones!
Peace & enjoy,


First released exclusively for: Recording Enthusiasts of Canada collective (Team REC). Private distribution only.
If you're a Canada-based taper and would be interesting in joining our Team, please contact me.
Please share this recording freely - refrain from posting to other sites or remastering before contacting me.
Do not encode to lossy .mp3 (except for personal use).
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Thanks a lot!

Impressive article on wikipedia, take a look. the final versions are straight line fuzz with no dynamic at all.
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