October 20, 2012

Playlist Week of 10-20-12

Reference Masters from Richard Dodd

* Holloway/Mortensen/ter Linden: Garrison Church, Copenhagen 4-08-08 (FM 2CDR)
* J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079 (Moroney et al.) (Harmonia Mundi CD)
* J.S. Bach: Solo & Double Violin Concertos (AAM/Manze/Podger) (Harmonia Mundi SACD)
* John Cage: Three Constructions (Donald Knaack Percussion Ens./Clayton) (Tomato CD)
* Morton Feldman: Works For Piano 2 (Schleiermacher, et al.) (hat ART CD)
* Jimmy Giuffre 3: 1961 (d.1) (ECM 2CD)
* Muhal Richard Abrams: Vision Towards Essence (Pi CD)
* Myra Melford Be Bread: The Image Of Your Body (Cryptogramophone CD)
* Myra Melford Be Bread: The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12 CD)
* Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN 9-06-12 (CDR)
* Pat Metheny Group: Offramp (ECM LP)
* Grateful Dead: Capital Center, Landover, MD 9-27-81 (SBD 3CDR)
* R.E.M.: Document (IRS/Mobile Fidelity LP)
* ABC: The Lexicon Of Love (Mercury LP)
* ABC: Beauty Stab (Mercury LP)
* Guided By Voices: “White Flag” (GBV, Inc. 7”)
* Guided By Voices: “Everywhere Is Miles From Everywhere” (GBV, Inc. 7”)
* Guided By Voices: “Hangover Child” (GBV, Inc. 7”)
* Circus Devils: Capsized! (Happy Jack Rock Records LP)
* My Bloody Valentine: Loveless (d.2) (Sony 2CD)†
* Wilco: The Whole Love (dBPM 2LP)
* Converge: All We Love We leave Behind (Epitaph MP3)
* Opeth: Blackwater Park (Music For Nations/Sony CD/DVD)†
* Opeth: Deliverance (Music For Nations/KOCH CD)†
* Katatonia: Last Fair Deal Gone Down (Peaceville CD/CDEP)†
* Katatonia: Viva Emptiness (Peaceville CD)†
* Katatonia: The Great Cold Distance (Peaceville CD)†
* Katatonia: Night Is The New Day (Peaceville CD)†
* Katatonia: Dead End Kings (Peaceville CD)†
* Anathema: Weather Systems (The End CD)
* Agalloch: Marrow Of The Spirit (Profound Lore CD)†
* Baroness: First And Second (Relapse LP)
* Baroness: Red Album (Relapse 2-45RPM LP)
* Baroness: Blue Record (Relapse 2-45RPM LP)
* Baroness: Yellow & Green (Relapse 2LP)
* Blut Aus Nord: 777 – Sect(s) (Debemur Morti CD)†(‡)
* Blut Aus Nord: 777 – The Desanctification (Debemur Morti CD)†
* Blut Aus Nord: 777 –Cosmosophy (Debemur Morti CD)†
* Alcest: Les Voyages De L’ame (Prophecy/ProMedia CD) †(‡)
* Yakuza: Of Seismic Consequence (Profound Lore CD)
* Yakuza: Beyul (Profound Lore CD)
* Grails: Deep Politics (Temporary Residence CD)
* Pineapple Explode: Cooke City (Pineapple Explode cassette)
* Pineapple Explode: Pineapple Explode (Pineapple Explode CDR)
* Pineapple Explode: A Bushel & A Barrel (Pineapple Explode CDR)
* Pineapple Explode: Skye’s Christmas Card (World Trade Center CDR)
* Metz: Metz (Sub Pop MP4)



The CD project is coming along:

I just got the reference master back from Richard Dodd and it sounds amazing! You may not recognize his name but Mr. Dodd is a legendary audio engineer, whose work has earned him no less than five Grammy awards and a client list which includes such big names as George Harrison, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash and Wilco among many others. For a prime example of his superlative work, just listen to Petty’s Wildflowers album, one of the best-sounding records ever made (especially on LP). Although not known for working with “jazz” per se (and, frankly, I’m not sure that’s exactly what Sam and I are doing), his mastering of our tracks is superb: vivid, detailed and, most importantly, incredibly dynamic. The music sounds great at “normal” volume levels but if you crank it up, it sounds simply awesome! That is the sign of an excellent mastering job. I am super pleased with the way the CD is turning out—and as you probably know, I’m not easy to please!

Earlier this week, I met with graphic artist, Griffin Norman, who will be designing the packaging for the disc. I know Griffin through lovely Lizzy. He has done a lot of really nice work for the library and has designed numerous album covers over the years—he's a real pro. Griffin was at the performance—and liked it!—so I’m really looking forward to seeing what he comes up with. I have some other business details I need to take care before it can all be finalized and sent off to the pressing plant but I am hoping to have the whole thing done by the holidays. As you can see, I really want to do this right, even if it takes some time. I’ll keep you posted as things progress!


Now, excuse me, but I have to do some writing for this other website. Can you guess from this week's playlist what it might be about?


Liz said...

I'm SO excited about this project!! Not that I'm biased or anything:)

Sam said...

And of course, I'm really excited about this too--also, not that I'm biased or anything :)

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2012-10-22:

*Bach/Handel: Sonatas for Viola Da Gamba (Harrell/Kipnis)
*Boris Bobby: 2012-09-29 Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC (Sonic Circuits Festival) (wav)
*Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra (Koln) 1978
*Anthony Braxton with the Northwest Creative Orchestra: Eugene (1989)
*Rodger Coleman/Sam Byrd: 2012-09-06 Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville
*Duke Ellington: Piano in the Foreground
*Charles Mingus: Charles 'Baron' Mingus, West Coast, 1945-49
*Charles Mingus: Jazz Composers Workshop
*Charles Mingus: Jazzical Moods
*Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods (Bluebird First Editions) disc 1
*Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra: 1979 Public Theater, NYC “Orchestral Suite” (excerpt) (CDR)
*Tony Williams: Life Time
*Tony Williams: Spring
*Larry Young: Into Somethin’
*Anduin: Stolen Years
*Animal Collective: Centipede Hz
*Chicago: Chicago (side 2)
*Deerhoof: Breakup Song
*Mike Elder/Greg Jordan/Harry Forrest/Sam Byrd: 2012-10-19 (wav)
*Donald Fagen: Sunken Condos
*Bill Fay: Bill Fay
*Gnarls Barkley: St. Elsewhere
*Grateful Dead: 1971-12-05 Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden, NYC (CDR) “Dark Star Jam(s)”
*Grateful Dead: 1972-03-23 Academy of Music, NY (CDR) “Dark Star”
*Guided By Voices: Propeller
*Guided By Voices: Bee Thousand
*Nana Grizol: Love It Love It
*Olivia Tremor Control: The Olivia Tremor Control vs. Black Swan Network
*Praxis: Zurich
*Marc Ribot: Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos (The Prosthetic Cubans)
*Todd Rundgren’s Utopia: Live at Hammersmith Odeon ‘75
*Tad Thaddock: Beaver Boogie
*UYA: “Nothing Live” (1994)
*Various artists: Music for Restrooms (Sonic Circuits compilation)
*Various artists: Bollywood soundtracks "Music From the Third Floor" disc 7 (CDR compilation)