September 8, 2012

Playlist Week of 9-08-12

Zeitgeist Gallery 2012-09-06

* Uccellini: Sonatas (Romanesca) (Harmonia Mundi CD)
* Schoenberg, et al.: Piano Concerto, etc. (Cleveland Orch./Boulez/Uchida) (Philips CD)
* Messiaen: Trois petites liturgies…, etc. (Orch. National de France/Nagano/Loriod) (Erato CD)
* Boulez: Répons, etc. (Ensemble InterContemporain/Boulez) (Deutsche Grammophon CD)
* Boulez: Sur Incises, etc. (Ensemble InterContemporain/Boulez) (Deutsche Grammophon CD)
* Cecil Taylor: Air Above Mountains (Buildings Within) (Enja CD)
* Cecil Taylor: In Florescence (A&M CD)
* Mary Halvorson Quintet: Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT 5-18-12 (AUD FLAC)
* The Beatles: Beatles For Sale (2009 stereo) (Apple/EMI CD)†
* The Beatles: Let It Be (2009 stereo) (Apple/EMI CD)†
* The Beatles: Abbey Road (2009 stereo) (Apple/EMI CD)†
* Grateful Dead: Workingman’s Dead (Warner Bros./Rhino LP)
* Grateful Dead: American Beauty (Warner Bros./Rhino LP)
* Grateful Dead: War Memorial Auditorium Rochester, NY 9-02-80 (d.3) (SBD 3CDR)
* Grateful Dead: Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 12-31-84 (SBD/FM 3CDR)
* Grateful Dead: Spring 1990 (selections) (GDP/Rhino 18HDCD)
* King Crimson: Live In Argentina 1994 (d.2) (DGM/Inner Knot 2DVD)
* Talk Talk: The Colour Of Spring (EMI LP/DVD)
* The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros. HDCD)
* Radiohead: In Rainbows (TBD CD)†
* Radiohead: The King Of Limbs (TBD/Ticker Tape CD)†
* Porcupine Tree: Lightbulb Sun (KScope CD/DVD)
* Porcupine Tree: Recordings (KScope CD)†
* Porcupine Tree: In Absentia (Lava/Atlantic CD)†
* Porcupine Tree: Deadwing (Lava/Atlantic CD)†
* Opeth: Deliverance (Music For Nations/KOCH CD)
* Opeth: Heritage (CD/DVD)†
* Katatonia: Brave Yester Days (Avantgarde 2CD)
* Katatonia: Night Is The New Day (Peaceville CD)
* Katatonia: Dead End Kings (Peaceville CD)
* Animal Collective: Strawberry Jam (Domino 2LP)
* Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino 2LP)
* Animal Collective: Centipede Hz (Domino 2LP/DVD)
* Six Organs Of Admittance: Ascent (Drag City LP)
* Mastodon: Remission (Relapse 2LP)
* Baroness: First & Second (Relapse LP)
* Baroness: Red Album (Relapse 2 45-RPM LP)
* Baroness: Blue Record (Relapse 2 45-RPM LP)
* Baroness: Yellow & Green (Relapse 2LP)
* Pelican: What We All Come To Need (Southern Lord CD)
* Holograms: Holograms (Captured Tracks MP4)†



Thursday night was AMAZING! We were written up as a Critic’s Pick in the weekly Nashville Scene—and a standing-room-only crowd showed up! Sam played his ass off (as usual) and inspired me to really go for it. At one point, I looked up to see interpretive dancing going on in front of the audience. How interesting, I thought, and kept playing. I had no idea this was going to happen—part of the whole Indeterminacies thing, you know, "expect the unexpected"—but it was very, very cool and added a whole other level of artiness to the proceedings. Stan Link asked great, probing questions which prompted quite an outpouring of insightful comments from the audience. An older, rather conservative-looking woman said that she was at first “scared to death” but as the music went along, she could start to appreciate that we really were playing together rather than against each other—and almost came to enjoy the experience. Nearly brought me to tears, it did. Many folks had never heard anything quite like this, but responded really positively. It was possibly the highest musical moment of my life and an affirmation that this life-long obsession with music has been worthwhile.

Huge thank you to Lesley Beeman and Lain York of Zeitgeist for inviting me to do this; to Sam for driving nine hours each way to join me (I couldn’t have done it without him!); to Steinway Piano Gallery of Nashville for generously providing the instrument; and to my nephew, Brian Totoro, who professionally recorded the event—I can’t wait to hear it!


george said...

I'd love to hear it as well! Glad to hear it went over so well. I was born in Nashville and have relatives around town, but don't get that far east too often. We really enjoyed our family-reunion visit there in summer of 2006. I'm re-learning piano after many years.

Sam said...

Rodger, it was a gas playing with you last week!! Your playing was brilliant as always, and yeah we really went for it! Can't wait to hear the results. I too was touched by that one woman's comments. We need to do it again! Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of this.

Rodger Coleman said...

@George - Thank you for your comments! We love Nashville and it's been great to see there is a small but vibrant avant-art-music scene here.

@Sam - Yes, we have to do this again, sometime, somewhere, somehow! I'm hoping to get together with Brian this weekend to listen to/mix the recording. He really wants to do a 5.1 surround DVD. Ha ha! Why not?

Sam said...

Why not, indeed! That would be, to use the youngsters' parlance these days, maybe, "awesome."


And here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2012-09-10:

*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2010-12-27 Nashville (selections)
*Duke Ellington: The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion, and Okeh Small Group Sessions (discs 3-5)
*Luggage: 1997-11-04 Richmond VA (cassette)
*Paradoxical Frog: 2011-06-10 Vision Festival, NYC (CDR)
*Sam Rivers: Crystals
*Sam Rivers Quartet: 1974-11-28 Studio RivBea, NYC (CDR)
*Sam Rivers Trio: 1976-04-19 Philadelphia (CDR)
*Weather Report: Live in Tokyo
*Animal Collective: Honeycomb/Gotham
*Animal Collective: Transverse Temporal Gyrus
*Beatles: Unsurpassed Broadcasts, 2nd ed. (CDR) Bonus Disc
*Beatles: Live Highlights, Disc 3: Ticket to Paris (1964-1965) (CDR compilation)
*Can: Ege Bamyasi
*Clash: The Singles (disc 1)
*Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Get Happy (2003 reissue, disc 1)
*Dark Carpet/Blackman/Lassie/Jefferson Pilot: 2012 CDR compilation
*De La Soul: First Serve
*Grateful Dead: 1968-10-12 Avalon “Dark Star” (CDR)
*Grateful Dead: 1968-10-13 Avalon “Dark Star” (CDR)
*Grateful Dead: 1968-11-22 Columbus OH (CDR)
*Guided By Voices: Bee Thousand
*Guided By Voices: Alien Lanes
*Kinks: BBC Sessions 1964-1977 (disc 1)
*Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks: Real Emotional Trash
*Outkast: Speakerboxx/The Love Below (disc 1)
*Various artists: You Got to Have Soul, vol. 1: Cruising for Soul (CDR compilation)
*Various artists: You Got to Have Soul, vol. 3: Getting Deeper (CDR compilation)

Reading List 2012-09-10:

*Proust, Marcel. In Search of Lost Time, vol. I: Swann’s Way, transl. Scott-Moncrieff/Kilmartin, rev. Enright (reread/started)
*Shattuck, Roger. Proust’s Way (started)
*Barth, John. Chimera “Dunyazadiad” (reread/started/finished)
*Link, Kelly. Pretty Monsters (finished)
*Rose, Phyllis. The Year of Reading Proust (finished)
*Barthelme, Donald. Sixty Stories (in progress)
*Nabokov, Vladimir. Selected Poems (in progress)

Rodger Coleman said...

@ Sam - You need to add Pelican: What We All Come to Need to your playlist--we listened to the whole thing! :)