“There is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Grateful DeadRosemont Horizon, Rosemont, ILMarch 11, 1993Matrix: SBD (shnid=120726)…SBD -> Master Dat (44.1k)All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
AUD (shnid=119637): Master Audience Recorded By Mr. Darby Section 3 Row 48 Seat 8/6 Feet High) > Whirlwind Phantoms > Sony TC-D5M,Tapes Set 1:Sony Metal-ES,Set 2:Denon MG-X Transfer Information:Tascam 112 MKII > Tascam HD-P2 @ 24/48 > HDD>Amadeus Pro (Tracking/Fades/FLAC8)
Matrix by Jubal H. Seamons using Final Cut Pro (FLAC > AIFF > Final Cut > AIFF CD tracking via AudacityFLAC16 via xACT
I picked this out a while back, before I found out Ken had passed on 2/16…
“Ken Nordine (April 13, 1920 – February 16, 2019) was an American voice-over and recording artist, best
known for his series of word jazz albums. His deep, resonant voice has also been featured in many commercial
advertisements and movie trailers. One critic wrote that “you may not know Ken Nordine by name or face, but
you’ll almost certainly recognize his voice.”
In 1990, Nordine was approached by Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead to be the anchor for their New Year’s
Eve radio broadcast from Oakland, California. For the broadcast he recorded some improvisations with
Garcia, drummer Mickey Hart and Egyptian musician Hamza El-Din. This subsequently led to an album
Devout Catalyst, released on the Grateful Dead’s own label in 1991 and Upper Limbo in 1993 and appearances
with the band such as their show at Rosemont, Illinois, in March 1993. Nordine hosted the weekly Word Jazz
program on WBEZ for over forty years.”
Disc 1 – Set 1:
Disc 2 – Set 2:
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
*with Ken Nordine
Reviews of this matrix:
REVIEW: Nice and heavy on the AUD
Though all the soundboard qualities shine in this transfer, Mr. Darby’s AUD really brings out the “live” aspect of
this show. For these later shows, it’s important to bring out the audience interaction in the recordings as to better
display the band’s enthusiasm for playing well being somewhat depending on the crowd being cool. No doubt
that Spring 93′ is a great tour. Of the Vince-solo years I think its the collectively best tour performance
consistency wise. All of the Rosemont shows from this tour are great. Jerry seems focused and lays down
thoughtful solos throughout. The Franklin’s from this show is badass. Great Vince piano and Jerry responds with
energetic enthusiasm. As many have said, the Jerry ballads (So Many Roads, The Days Between) really shine at
this show in particular. Phil is also WAY heavy in the mix, for the best results possible. Wave to the Wind is the
worst song the Grateful Dead ever performed. No wonder Phil and Friends or Furthur don’t perform it. Thanks
for Matrixin’ this Hunter.
REVIEW: March 11, 1993!!!
March 11, 1993, As my math has never been real great, I don’t attempt a lot of really tricky stuff. But I think I
can handle this one; 1993 is twenty years later than 1973. 1973 was when I started to listen to the dead…. and
when I first heard someone say that they where done, their glory years over with, Pig dead, and Jerry soon to
follow. Listen to this show…and if we could….could we drop the, “Jerry’s got one foot in the grave,” bullshit.
Never in the 22 years that I saw then alive, or the years that I have listened to tapes since have I heard Jerry, ( or
the rest,) sound better. Or fresher…look at the song list. If you never got it, why one would travel to hell and
back to see these guys, this is it….cause you just never knew what they were going to pull out next. Jerry on
Days between; never has there been a voice or a guitar that was better at telling a simple story with a song.
REVIEW: Ken Nordine
Between Drums and Space: The only problem is that when Nordine begins, he can hardly be heard. Space is
unbeatable, once his volume kicks in!!! Of course in addition, Nordine is a rare supplement to a show, and as
great as they sound together–that is all I need! 5 stars. I’m not critiquing the rest of the show. From the bits of it
I heard, it is average.
From the Charlie Miller soundboard:
REVIEW: Sp93 Rosemont Finale- Night 3
More new tunes appear here for the first time in Chicago: So Many Roads, Wave to the Wind, and Days
Between. Jerry’s two are phenomenal and Days Between, specifically, is a haunting, chilling and beautiful
masterpiece. David Dodd wrote, in his song series aptly titled “The Greatest Stories Ever Told:” “‘Days
Between,’ a late song in the Robert Hunter / Jerry Garcia songbook, was perhaps their last collaboration on a
big, significant song, one that ranks with “Dark Star” and “Terrapin Station” as ambitious and intentionally
grand.” Read more:
Jerry Garcia – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mickey Hart – Drums
Bill Kreutzmann – Drums
Phil Lesh – Electric Bass, Vocals
Bob Weir – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Vince Welnick – Keyboards, Vocals
From Jubal H. Seamons
This was the first show my older brother, Ben, went to, who was the same guy who helped me get on the bus around this time, when I was 11 or 12 years old. I recall being particularly inspired after listening to a bootleg from his tape collection. The show was 9/27/72 at the Stanley Theatre, with the “Morning Dew” opener. I played that song over and over on that tape, without really venturing into the rest of the show. “Morning Dew” had such an ancient and familiar emotional quality to it, and Jerry’s voice seemed timeless. The song transcended its immediate subject in the lyrics, and spoke some deeper level of age-old wisdom through the melody itself – and Jerry’s guitar. It blew my mind.
Anyway, last summer I was walking down Wabash Avenue in Chicago under the ‘L’ tracks with Ben and asked
him what his first show was (not sure why it took so long to ask that question). His words: “Rosemont ’93,
‘Help-Slip-Frank’s’ opener.” That was it – nothing more to explain.
So, this matrix was the first time I actually listened to this show – because how can you listen to a ’93
soundboard without being immediately turned off by the sound of the Grateful Dead playing into a cardboard
box on the floor that’s in some dark room back stage? It just doesn’t make sense to hear Jerry’s guitar playing to
“nothing” and not reverberating in the room and ears of thousands of happy, hungry people. And NO guitar can
resound in a room like Jerry’s, so why not provide a more accurate picture of what went down? This makes all
the difference sonically, in my opinion, and what makes it a “show” on tape.
And what a show it is! I perused a bunch of reviews online, and this show appears to be one of the top-rated
shows of ’93. Ken Nordine doing “Flibberty Jib On The Bippity Bop”? – gotta matrix THAT voice! And how
about a “Days Between” for the ages, or that scorching “Other One”? “So Many Roads” is always a treat. So dig
in and have fun! I recommend adding a little bass on your EQ to make up for the ’93 soundboard sterility, which
is why I haven’t been too keen on working with ’93 tapes in the first place. But there are, of course, worthy
exceptions…as in Chicago ’93, and my brother’s first show.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish: Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Mar. 13th, 7:00 p.m. 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Mar. 14th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Motorworks Brewing, Fri., Mar. 15th, 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Mar. 17th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Schmitz Brothers Band: JDub’s Brewing Company, Fri., Mar. 15th, 7:00 p.m. 1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, 955-2739
The Blue Rooster: Tues., Mar. 12th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Wed., Mar. 13th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Thurs., Mar. 14th, Ray Fuller & The BluesRockers, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Fri., Mar. Mar. 15th, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sat., Mar. 16th, Twinkle and RockSoulRadio, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sun., Mar. 17th, Truality gospel brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (new times! Tues., Wed, Thurs., 6 p.m.; Mon, Wed., Sat., 7:00 p.m.) Mon., Mar. 11h, Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Tues., Mar. 12th, Rick Miller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Wed., Mar. 13th, John Ford, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thurs., Mar. 14th, Joe Smothers, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fri., Mar. 15th, Acoustic Therapy, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Sat., Mar. 16th, Mumbo Jumbo, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. 987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club: This month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Mar. 25th, The Squirrel Hillbillies. Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:3
This was the first show my older brother, Ben, went to, who was the same guy who helped me get on the bus
around this time, when I was 11 or 12 years old. I recall being particularly inspired after listening to a bootleg
from his tape collection. The show was 9/27/72 at the Stanley Theatre, with the “Morning Dew” opener. I played
that song over and over on that tape, without really venturing into the rest of the show. “Morning Dew” had such
an ancient and familiar emotional quality to it, and Jerry’s voice seemed timeless. The song transcended its
immediate subject in the lyrics, and spoke some deeper level of age-old wisdom through the melody itself – and
Jerry’s guitar. It blew my mind.
Sarasota Folk Club: This month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Mar. 25th, The Squirrel Hillbillies. Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
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