July 31, 2010

Playlist Week of 7-31-10

* Buxtehude: Seven Sonatas, Op.1 (Holloway/Mortensen/ter Linden) (Naxos CD)
* Buxtehude: Seven Trio Sonatas (Holloway/Mortensen/ter Linden) (Naxos CD)
* Buxtehude: Six Sonatas (Holloway/Mortensen/ter Linden) (Naxos CD)
* Rebel: Violin Sonatas (Manze/Egarr/ter Linden) (Harmonia Mundi CD)
* Veracini: Sonatas (Holloway/Mortensen/ter Linden) (ECM CD)
* Vivaldi: Cello Sonatas (ter Linden/Mortensen) (Brilliant Classics 2CD)
* Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen (Bon/de Leeuw) (Montaigne CD
* Messiaen: Chronochromie, etc. (Chicago Symphony/Boulez) (DG CD)
* Henry Cowell: Piano Music (Smithsonian Folkways CD)
* John Coltrane: Fearless Leader (d.5) (Prestige 6CD)
* Sun Ra: Life Is Splendid (Ann Arbor 9-9-72 (Alive/Total Energy CD)
* Sun Ra: Space Is the Place (Impulse! CD)
* Marshall Allen & The Vertical Dogs: The Fridge, Washington, D.C. 2-27-10x (AUD CDR)
* Andrew Hill: Eternal Spirit (Blue Note CD)
* Cecil Taylor: Cecil Taylor Unit (New World CD)
* Cecil Taylor Unit: 3 Phasis (New World CD)
* Matthew Shipp Quartet: Pastoral Composure (Thirsty Ear CD)
* Matthew Shipp’s New Orbit: New Orbit (Thirsty Ear CD)
* Herbie Hancock: Headhunters (Columbia CD)
* Herbie Hancock & Headhunters: Thrust (Columbia CD)
* Herbie Hancock & Headhunters: Flood (Sony – Japan CD)
* Herbie Hancock: Directstep (Sony –Japan CD)
* Pat Metheny Group: Offramp (ECM LP)
* Pat Metheny Group: First Circle (ECM LP)
* Pat Metheny Group: The Road to You (Geffen CD)
* Marc Johnson: The Sound of Summer Running (Verve CD)
* Tortoise: A Lazarus Taxon (d.1-2) (Thrill Jockey 3CD+DVD)
* Rolling Stones: Satanic Majesties Request (selections) (ABKO SACD)
* Grateful Dead: Boston Garden, Boston, MA 9-24-91 (SBD 3CDR)
* Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks, Vol.17 (Boston Garden 9-25-91+) (GD 3CD)
* Grateful Dead: Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 6-21-93 (SBD 3CDR)
* Grateful Dead: Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 6-22-93 (SBD 3CDR)
* Bob Dylan: A Tree With Roots: The Genuine Basement Tapes, Vol.1 (fan/boot 2CDR)
* Yes: The Yes Album (Atlantic/MFSL CD)
* Can: Saw Delight (Spoon SACD)
* Yo La Tengo: Wiggins Park, Camden, NJ 7-17-10 (FM CDR)
* Robert Pollard: Moses on a Snail (GBV, Inc. CD)
* Flaming Lips: Soft Bulletin 5.1 (stereo) (Warner Bros. DVD-A)
* Animal Collective: Spirit They’re Gone…/Danse Manatee (Fat Cat 2CD)
* Animal Collective: “Peacebone” (tr.2) (Domino CDEP)
* Animal Collective: Fall Be Kind (Domino CDEP)


The big news this week was getting to see my old friend and bandmate, Sam Byrd, yesterday. It’s always such a pleasure to see Sam again and make some noise here at Heeltop Home Studio (photo). Sam is more passionate about music than just about anyone I know and I always learn a lot just hanging out with him. And getting to play music with him really brings back the good old days (even though I am no longer the musician I used to be). I’m still going through the (somewhat inebriated) recordings but, who knows, maybe I’ll post some of this stuff to the Internet Archive. We sure had a lot of fun! Thanks for the inspiring visit, Sam!


Sam said...

My pleasure, Rodger! I always learn so much when we get together, and it's always inspiring. Love the photo of the studio, too. Can't wait to hear the results of our efforts!

Sam Byrd said...

...and here's my (relatively short) playlist for last week:

Playlist 2010-08-02

*Sun Ra: College Tour Vol. 1: The Complete Nothing Is... disc 2
*Sun Ra: Live at Slug's Saloon (Transparency) (selections)
*Sun Ra: New Steps
*Various artists: The Original Jazz Masters (selections)
*Ray Charles: His Greatest Hits, vol. 1
*Cornelius: Point
*Deerhoof; Runners Four
*Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Imperial Bedroom
*High Llamas: Retrospective, Rarities and Instrumentals, disc 1
*Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: I Learned the Hard Way
*Parliament: Live: P-Funk Earth Tour
*Rolling Stones: Their Satanic Majesties' Request (selections)
*Rolling Stones: Exile on Main St. (deluxe ed., remastered) disc 1
*Yes: The Yes Album

Reading log 2010-08-02

*Barth, John: Coming Soon!!! (started)
*Tanner, Tony. Prefaces to Shakespeare (started)
*Wallace, David Foster. Oblivion (started/finished)
*Morgan, Richard K. Woken Furies (finished)
*Theobald, Lewis. Double Falsehood (Arden Shakespeare ed.) (in progress)
*Heatley, David. My Brain is Hanging Upside Down (in progress)
*Larson, Gary. The Complete Far Side (in progress)