October 12, 2009

Playlist 10-10-09

* Vivaldi: “Manchester” Sonatas (Romanesca/Manze) (Harmonia Mundi 2CD)
* Stravinsky: Music for Piano (1911-42) (Aleck Karis) (Bridge CD)
* Ars Antigua (w/Rachel Barton Pine): WFMT, Chicago 4-30-07 (FM CDR)
* Venice Baroque Orchestra (Marcon/Carmignola): Mandel Hall, Chicago 10-17-02 (FM 2CDR)
* Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Boulez): Severance Hall, Chicago 4-30-05 (FM CDR)
* Sun Ra: Supersonic Jazz (Saturn/Evidence CD)
* Sun Ra: Sun Song (Delmark CD)
* Sun Ra: Sound of Joy (Delmark CD)
* Sun Ra: Sound Sun Pleasure (Evidence CD)
* Sun Ra & His Arkestra: The Electric Circus, New York City 1968 (AUD 2CDR)
* Art Ensemble of Chicago: Reese and the Smooth Ones (Fuel 2000 CD)
* Art Ensemble of Chicago: Bap-Tizum (4 Men With Beards LP)
* Art Ensemble of Chicago: Fanfare for the Warriors (4 Men With Beards LP)
* Anthony Braxton: Performance (Quartet) 1979 (hatOLOGY CD)
* Matana Roberts: The Chicago Project (Central Control CD)
* Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band: Hoodoo Man Blues (Delmark/Analogue Productions LP)
* Buddy Guy: I Was Walking Through the Woods (MCA “Heavy Vinyl” LP)
* Wilco: The Riviera, Chicago 2-19-08 (FM 3CDR)
* Stereolab: Sound-Dust (Elektra CD)
* Stereolab: “Captain Easychord” (Elektra CDEP)
* Tortoise: TNT (Thrill Jockey 2LP)
* Tortoise: Beacons of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey LP)
* Jim O’Rourke: The Visitor (Drag City LP)
* Yo La Tengo: Popular Songs (Matador CD)


Do you detect a theme in this week’s (belatedly-posted) playlist?

Liz and I took a quick trip up to Chicago this weekend to see Cy Twombly: The Natural World (Selected Works 2000-2007) at The Art Institute. We didn’t get to hear much music while we were there, but I did make it over to the legendary Jazz Record Mart, a record collector’s dream come true. Since we had never been to Chicago before, we were gung-ho tourists: we went to the Shedd Aquarium, took a water taxi to Navy Pier, went on an architecture river cruise, toured the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass — we even went up to the John Hancock Tower Observatory (photograph). We also had some amazing meals and stayed at the fabulous Sofitel Water Tower. It was so much fun! Chicago is a beautiful city – but, damn, it was COLD!

I’ll be blogging about the trip in coming days.

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