Another Ron Dewar recording from the collection of Joan Hickey. Great playing runs throughout, and the sound is very good indeed! The recording was a little imbalanced toward the right channel; I tried to add more even balance to both channels, and cleaned up some of the harsh tape starts and stops. Unfortunately, the tape runs out during the drum solo in “Bolivia;” I added a fade-out to make the ending a bit easier on the ears.
Thanks, as always, to Jeff Helgesen for identifying the song names. Despite his encyclopedic brain for tunes, we still have a mystery song in this set. If you know the song, email us and clue us in.
EDIT: Mark Stryker pegged the missing title as “Theme For Ernie.” Thanks Mark!
When Helgesen says, “Really looking forward to hearing this one,” you know it’s gotta be good. Enjoy, folks!
Ron Dewar Quartet – October 22, 1981
Ron Dewar Quartet
Live at Nature’s Table
October 22, 1981
Nature’s Table Archive – Vol. 13
Source: Unknown cassette recorder/mics > unknown cassette generation >
Maxell UDXLII-90 cassette > WAV > FLAC8
Mixing/EQ done on source tape: Normalized to -1dB; minor edits/fadeouts
to eliminate harsh tape starts and stops
Recorded by Unknown
From the collection of Joan Hickey
Digital transfer by Jeff Machota
FLAC conversion, mixing/EQ and upload by Sean Kutzko
Ron Dewar – sax
Joan Hickey – piano
Marlene Rosenberg – bass
Joel Spencer – drums
(Total time = 92:29)
01: Alone Together (11:51)
02: Hammerhead (11:42)
03: Serenity (8:24)
04: Locomotion (13:36)
05: Speak No Evil (10:49)
06: Third Plane (10:14)
07: Theme For Ernie (7:09)
08: It’s You Or No One (8:50)
09: Bolivia… (9:33) [tape ends during drum solo]
Track five is misidentified. It’s not Wayne Shorter’s “Fe Fi Fo Fum” but rather Wayne Shorter’s “Speak No Evil.” (both songs are on the same Shorter LP, “Speak No Evil,” from late 1964)