October 3, 2010

Playlist Week of 10-03-10

* Handel: Solo Sonatas, Op.1 (Academy of Ancient Music/Egarr) (Harmonia Mundi 2CD)†
* Mozart: Violin Sonatas, 1781 (Manze/Egarr) (Harmonia Mundi CD)
* Mozart: Three Violin Concertos (English Concert/Manze) (Harmonia Mundi SACD)
* Grant Green: Idle Moments (Blue Note CD) †/‡
* Miles Davis Quintet: Newport Jazz Festival 7-04-66 + 7-02-67 (FM CDR)
* Miles Davis Quintet: Koningin Elizabeth-zaal Zoo, Antwerp, Belgium 10-28-67 (FM CDR)
* Miles Davis Quintet: De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands 10-30-67 (FM CDR)
* Miles Davis Quintet: Stockholm, Sweden 10-31-67 (FM CDR)
* Miles Davis Quintet: Paris, France 11-06-67 (FM CDR)
* Miles Davis Quintet: Karlsruhe, W. Germany 11-07-67 (FM CDR)
* Miles Davis: The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions (Columbia 3CD)
* Sun Ra: “Happy Ra (for Scott & Rose)” (mix 3CDR)
* Mary Halvorson Trio: Willisau, Switzerland 8-25-10 (complete) (FM CDR)
* George Harrison: Somewhere in England (Dark Horse/Capitol CD)
* Van Morrison: Astral Weeks (Warner Bros. LP>CDR)
* Van Morrison: Moondance (Warner Bros. LP>CDR)
* Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol.18 (Feb. ’78) (selections) (GDP 3CD)‡
* Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol.25 (May 1978) (d.3) (GDP 4CD)‡
* Grateful Dead: Formerly The Warlocks (Hampton 10-1989) (GDP/Rhino 6CD)†/‡
* Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy (Atlantic CD)
* Robyn Hitchcock: I Often Dream of Trains (Yep Roc CD)
* Robert Pollard: Moses On a Snail (GBV, Inc. CD) †/‡



Just got back from a lovely trip up to upstate New York for our friends’ wedding and it was so much fun! Despite the presence of Tropical Storm Nicole, we managed to avoid the worst of the weather, even making a delightful side trip to Dia-Beacon and Storm King Art Center for a little art-overload. Dia-Beacon is a wonderful converted industrial space on the Hudson River filled with contemporary art by the likes of Sol Lewitt, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, Robert Ryman and Richard Serra. Amazingly enough, on Friday morning we even got to enjoy about two-hours of rain-free time strolling around the 500-acre Storm King, an outdoor sculpture park in nearby Mountainville. Pictured above is Mark Di Suvero’s “Beethoven’s Quartet” (2003), a monumental sculpture which can be struck with a rubber mallet to produce ominous metallic tones. (In the background is his “Pyramidian” (1987/1998)). What an awe-inspiring place! Even though it eventually started to rain, the inclement weather added to the grandeur of the massive works of art. Still, I hope we can make it back there sometime when the weather is nice so we can see the whole thing. I hope to blog some more about our trip as the week goes on.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Nice photos--the three-legged Buddah is pretty amazing. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

Here's my list from last week:

Playlist 2010-10-04

*Anthony Braxton: Six Compositions: Quartet
*Miles Davis Quintet: 1967-10-30 Rotterdam (CDR)
*Miles Davis: Live-Evil (disc 1)
*Miles Davis: In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall, New York (disc 2)
*Kip Hanrahan & Band: 2010-07-03 Lugano, Switzerland (CDR)
*Thurston Moore: 1997-10-03 Cooler, NYC (CDR)
*New Loft: 2010-09-15: "Offload" (wav)
*New Loft: 2010-09-22: "Throwing" (wav)
*Cecil Taylor: 1997-10-03 Cooler, NYC (CDR)
*Cecil Taylor/Thurston Moore: 1997-10-04 Cooler, NYC
*Cecil Taylor/Tony Oxley: 2008-11-06 Village Vanguard (CDR)
*Beatles: The Empire Strikes Back (hobnail beatleg CDR)
*Beatles: Swedish Radio Show (1963-10-24: Stockholm) (Fabulous Sound Lab boot CDR)
*Beatles: Around and Around (Silent Sea boot CDR) disc 1
*Grateful Dead: 1973-08-01 Roosevelt Stadium, NJ (CDR) selections
*Grateful Dead: 1974-02-24 Winterland (CDR)
*Grateful Dead: 1974-05-14 University of Montana (CDR) selections
*Grateful Dead: 1974-06-15 Des Moines State Fair (CDR) selections
*Grateful Dead: 1974-07-25 Chicago (CDR) selections
*Grateful Dead: 1974-07-25 Chicago (CDR) selections
*Guided By Voices: Human Amusements at Hourly Rates
*Jimi Hendrix: The Jimi Hendrix Experience (box set) disc 1
*Prince: The Dawn (boot CDR)
*Rolling Stones: Aftermath (UK version)
*Stock, Hausen, & Walkman: Oh My Bag!
*Bettye Swann: Complete Atlantic & Fame Singles

Reading log 2010-10-04

*Prose, Francine. Reading Like a Writer (started)
*Toro, Guillermo del, and Chuck Hogan. The Strain (started)
*Sorrentino, Gilbert. Abyss of Human Illusion (finished)
*Tanner, Tony. Prefaces to Shakespeare (in progress)
*Theobald, Lewis. Double Falsehood (Arden Shakespeare ed.) (in progress)