September 13, 2014 – 5:27 am

LEW SOLOFF R.I.P. 1944-2015

Lew Soloff, who was a member of Blood, Sweat & Tears from 1968 to 1973, has died after a heart attack in New York on March 8, 2015. He was 71. Soloff, whose career spanned more than 50 years, was the consummate New York jazz musician. The list of his musical associations, which includes Gil Evans, Frank Sinatra, Carla Bley, Barbra Streisand, Machito, Marianne Faithfull, Paul Shaffer, Manhattan Brass, Jon Faddis and Ornette Coleman, exhibits his extraordinary range and talent. He was also a longtime member of the Manhattan Jazz Quintet and Mingus Big Band.

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Wein 1972 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Konserthaus, Wein, Austria; July 14, 1972. Very good FM broadcast marred by some FM static, especially on the opening two tracks.

The performance and sound (generally) is great. But it is marred by FM static especially on the first two tracks so listeners be aware.

Thanks to michaelmee for sharing the tracks at Dime.

michaelmee notes:

Thought I’d share this fabulous performance… This is a fine recording and great performance. Worth grabbing just for the Snow Queen/Maiden Voyage which is wonderful. Some FM static or fuzzing out on the first two tracks. After that all is good. You’ll recognize many of these great players. If you’re into BS&T there are some surprises with some tunes here that were never recorded by the band and a few twists in some of the arrangements.

FM broadcast/cdr trade/flac

Those who are interested in a “no-static” version of this show (from a different source), albeit longer with DJ chatter, can download the lossless flacs at Lossless Legs (click here). Unfortunately, uploader Kurzrefe does not allow the tracks to be shared lossy.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Alone 5:41 (9.6MB)
Track 102. Krakbegravningen (The Crow’s Funeral) 4:26 (7.5MB)
Track 103. Road Blues 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 104. Back In ‘57 4:20 (7.3MB)
Track 105. Down In The Flood 8:28 (14.2MB)
Track 106. Touch Me 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 107. I Can’t Move No Mountains 6:33 (11.0MB)
Track 108. “M” 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 109. Over The Hill 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 110. Time Remembered 2:52 (4.8MB)
50 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Snow Queen 10:37 (17.8MB)
Track 202. Maiden Voyage 16:25 (27.6MB)
Track 203. You Made Me So Very Happy 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 204. Horn intro-So Long Dixie 5:25 (9.1MB)
Track 205. Hip Pickles 7:20 (12.3MB)
44 mins

Jerry Fisher - vocals
Lew Soloff - trumpet
Chuck Winfield - trumpet
Dave Bargeron - trombone, tuba
Lou Marini - woodwinds
Larry Willis - keyboards
Georg Wadenius - guitar
Steve Katz - guitar, harmonica, vocals
Jim Fielder - bass
Bobby Colomby - drums

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  1. 9 Responses to “BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS - WEIN 1972”

  2. Location typos? It’s probably Konzerthaus Wien. Or Austria has some strange unknown towns. Or both. Who knows. Thanks for the tracks!

    By F maj7 on Sep 13, 2014

  3. Thanks - I always liked the “New Blood” lineup. Georg Wadenius did a tour with Steely Dan and is on Alive in America, Larry Willis put out some great funk-jazz LPs, and Lew Soloff is a killer trumpeter - saw him about 10 years ago in NYC with the Vivino Brothers and got a couple of his CDs too.

    By Bill on Sep 13, 2014

  4. this one is at “Wiener Konzerthaus” Wien/Vienna Austria, July 14, 1972 (”Wein” is something to drink)

    By strupletto on Sep 13, 2014

  5. Thanks, BigO! BST is still performing (and killing it!) and although there are no members from the original and classic days in the band, Bobby Colomby still owns the band name. These days, Bo Bice sings lead and my old high school buddy Dave Gellis plays lead guitar.

    By Walter on Sep 13, 2014

  6. Saw them about a year ago with Bo, pretty good, exciting show. Really kind of a cover band at this point, but probably the best BST cover band you’ll ever see.

    By jdallenx on Sep 14, 2014

  7. This is the band and the concert when I saw BST for the first time (albeit in Lenox MA at the Music Inn also in July 72, I think) The only piece they didn’t do then was Back in 57. But at the end of the concert they jammed to Everyday I Have the Blues! Many things amazing about this version of the band including the fact they only played one old tune the whole night. At Lenox, somebody kept calling out for Spinning Wheel and I think it might have been Colomby who called back, ‘we’re not gonna play any of that old stuff!’ Wish they had that kind of spirit now!

    By Dave on Oct 29, 2014

  8. Great concert during “New Blood” era. The best line up after DCT & co.

    By eric on Oct 31, 2014

  9. Thanks for reposting this—- Lew Soloff was a truly great horn player!

    By AllanH918 on Mar 14, 2015

  10. Hey there can you please guide me on how to download the songs. It only seems to play the songs not download them Thanks

    By Beau G on May 7, 2017

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