May 10, 2010

Playlist Week of 5-03-10 through 5-10-10

* J.S. Bach: The Works for Lute (Kirchhoff) (d.1) (Sony Classical 2CD)
* Vivaldi: Cello Sonatas (ter Linden/Mortensen) (d.1) (Brilliant Classics 2CD)
* Herbie Nichols: The Complete Blue Note Recordings (d.1) (Blue Note 3CD)
* Grant Green: Idle Moments (Blue Note CD)
* Sam Rivers: The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions (Blue Note/Mosaic 5LP)
* Herbie Hancock: Man-Child (Columbia/MFSL CD)
* The Brothers Johnson: Look Out for #1 (A&M CD)
* The Beatles: Please Please Me (2009 mono remaster) (Apple/EMI CD)
* The Beatles: With the Beatles (2009 mono remaster) (Apple/EMI CD)
* Bob Dylan: Love and Theft (Columbia SACD)
* Jerry Garcia Band: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC 10-31-87 (d.1-2,4) (Pure Jerry 4CD)
* Van Morrison: Veedon Fleece (Polydor CD)
* Van Morrison: Common One (Warner Bros. CD)
* Van Morrison: Inarticulate Speech of the Heart (Warner Bros. CD)
* Rickie Lee Jones: Pirates (Warner Bros./MFSL SACD)
* BR5-49: Live from Robert’s (Arista CDEP)
* BR5-49: BR5-49 (Arista CD)
* Beck: Sea Change (Geffen/MFSL CD)
* Boston Spaceships: Brown Submarine (GBV, Inc. CD)


It’s a short playlist this week -- not only because of last weekend’s flooding, but also because we made a quick to a trip to Kansas City to see my mom for Mother’s Day. Every time we go out there we try to get to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which houses one of the country’s great collections (photograph). This time we took my sister and slowly made our way chronologically through the museum and it was interesting to stop and look closely at works I normally would zip right past (e.g. most anything pre-20th Century). Molly has recently developed an interest in art and we thought it would be useful to make a historical survey so as to see the development of art practice through the ages and (perhaps) provide her with some context for some of the weirdo abstract art that we love so much. I don’t know how successful we were on that front, but it was a lot of fun! There are more photos from the museum on my Flickr photostream, if you’re interested.


Sam said...

BR5-49? Man I am ignorant--who are they?

Here's my list for last week!

Playlist 2010-05-10

*Derek Bailey & Evan Parker: 1980-10-01 Montgomery Theatre (CDR)
*Derek Bailey & the Ruins: 1997-04-03 London (mp3)
*Ornette Coleman Quartet & Prime Time: 1987-04-23 Boston (CDR) discs 2, 3
*Joyful Noise Big Band: 2003-12-13 Richmond, VA (wav)
*New Loft: 2009-10-28 "Little Blinking" (wav)
*New Loft: 2009-11-05 Live, Bossa Bistro, DC (wav)
*New Loft: 2009-11-11 "Nobody Can Hear You See" (wav)
*New Loft: 2010-01-27 Live, Bossa Bistro, DC (wav)
*New Loft: 2010-03-17: "Stop, Start, and Don't Forget the Juice" (wav)
*New Loft: 2010-04-28 "Splint" (wav)
*Wayne Shorter: 1965-08-01 Village Vanguard (NYC) (CDR)
*Wayne Shorter: 2001-07-13 Lugana, Switzerland (CDR)
*Sun Ra: ESP Radio Tribute highlights, disc 2
*Sun Ra: Detroit Jazz Center, discs 27, 28 (1980-12-31) (CDR)
*Sun Ra: Dance of Innocent Passion
*Cecil Taylor: Indent
*Cecil Taylor Unit Core Ensemble: 1974-03-12 Carnegie Hall (CDR) discs 1 & 2
*Cecil Taylor: Silent Tongues
*Cecil Taylor Unit: 1975-11-06 Berlin (CDR)
*Cecil Taylor Unit: 1976-04-15 Ann Arbor (CDR)
*Chris Bell: I Am the Cosmos
*Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, sides 1 & 2
*Rascals: See
*Temptations: A Capella ("Get Ready: Definitive Performances 1965-1972" special feature DVD rip)
*Gary Wilson: You Think You Really Know Me

Reading log 2010-05-10

*The Complete Frontline Combat (EC) (finished)
*A New Literary History of America (ed. Greil Marcus & Werner Sollors) (finished)
*Wallace, David Foster. Girl With Curious Hair (finished)
*Larson, Gary. The Complete Far Side (in progress)
*Musil, Robert. Man Without Qualities (in progress)
*Palmer, Robert. Blues and Chaos (in progress)

Rodger Coleman said...

BR5-49 were a great Nashville country band who broke up shortly after we moved here. They were the real deal. Apparently, they could play the entire Hank Williams songbook and more. Perhaps they were TOO country for Nashville as they never really broke through. Too bad.