December 29, 2013

Playlist Week of 2013-12-28

Me & Sam 2013-12-27

* Venice Baroque Orchestra (Marcon/Camignola): Concerto Veneziano (Archiv Prod. CD)
* Duke Ellington: The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse (Fantasy LP)
* Duke Ellington: The Intimate Ellington (Pablo LP)
* Duke Ellington & Ray Brown: This One’s For Blanton (Pablo LP)
* Andrew Hill Quartet: Divine Revelation (Inner City LP)
* Andrew Hill: Faces Of Hope (Soul Note LP)
* Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost (Revenant 3LP)
* Albert Ayler: Live In Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings (d.1) (Impulse! 2CD)
* Jayson Lindh: Cous Cous (Metronome/CTI LP)
* Lenny White: Big City (Nemperor/Atlantic LP)
* The Stark Reality: Acting Thinking Feeling (Now Again 6LP+7”)
* Pat Metheny Group: Still Life (Talking) (Geffen LP)
* Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Heeltop Home Studio 2013-12-23 (WAV)
* Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Heeltop Home Studio 2013-12-27 (WAV)
* I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990 (Light In The Attic 3LP)†
* Daft Punk: Random Access Memories (Columbia CD)†/
* Elvis Presley: Elvis’ Christmas Album (RCA-Victor/Friday Music LP)
* Elvis Presley: If Every Day Was Like Christmas (RCA-Victor CD)
* Shelby Lynne: Just A Little Lovin’ (Lost Highway CD)
* Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour: No.34 “Xmas & New Years” (FM 2CDR)
* Bob Dylan: Christmas In The Heart (Columbia CD)
* The Beatles: I Hope We Passed The Audition (Purple Chick fan/boot CDR)
* The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper (Deluxe Edition) (selections) (Purple Chick fan/boot 4CDR)
* The Beatles: Magical Mystery Year (Deluxe Edition) (selections) (Purple Chick fan/boot 4CDR)
* The Beatles: From Then To You (Deluxe Edition) (Purple Chick fan/boot CDR)
* The Beatles: Live At The BBC : The Collection (Apple/Capitol 4CD)
* Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol.31 (August 4-6, 1974) (excerpts) (d.3-4) (GDP 4HDCD)
* Grateful Dead: McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO 1990-12-13  (selections) (SBD 3CDR)
* Sir Douglas Quintet: The Mono Singles ’68-’72 (Sundazed 2LP)
* Michael Bass: Parchesi Pie (Random Radar LP)
* Michael Bass & His Moderately Sized Orchestra: Painting By Numbers (Random Radar LP)
* Steven Feigenbaum & Tom Scott: Things Are More Like They Are Now… (Random Radar LP)
* The Smiths: Louder Than Bombs (Sire 2LP)
* Katatonia: Dead End Kings (Peaceville CD)



I hope everyone our there in Bloggerville had a very Merry Christmas! We certainly did.

In fact, I got the best Xmas present ever—not just one but two whole days with my good friend (and drummer extraordinaire), Sam Byrd! We recorded over 150 minutes of music in my newly renovated home studio, much of which is the best stuff we have ever done.

While I would have been happy with what we laid down on that first session, by the second day, we were in the groove and playing with real fire and intensity. If only we could get together like this all the time—imagine what we could do!

In any event, the plan is to put some of this out in 2014—hopefully on vinyl! I’ll keep you posted…

Happy New Year!


Sam also brought some records over so we could make a joint Vinyl Community video. He has an amazing collection! Check it out:



Our CD, Indeterminate (Improvisations for Piano and Drums), documents a live performance at Zeitgeist Gallery from September 2012 and is available by clicking the link below. Thank you for your interest and support!

Rodger Coleman: Indeterminate (Improvisations for Piano and Drums)


Jean K said...

Great to see you and Sam together. Awesome bunch of records too. Happy New Year to both of you!

And Rodger I need some early GBV/Pollard recommendations....

Sam said...

They were wonderful sessions, Rodger! The new studio is really sweet. Great seeing you, as always!

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2013-12-30:

*Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas
*Slobber Pup: Black Aces
*Sun Ra: Pathways to Unknown Worlds
*Coasters: 20 Greatest Hits
*Sam Cooke: Greatest Hits
*Bing Crosby: The Best of Bing Crosby: The Christmas Collection
*Eagles: Greatest Hits
*Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits
*Roy Orbison: Greatest Hits
*Smokey Robinson & the Miracles: The Best of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles: The Christmas Collection
*Stark Reality: Acting, Thinking, Feeling (disc 2)
*Various artists: You Got to Have Soul, vol. 3: Gettin’ Deeper (CDR compilation)
*Various artists: The Best of Motown 1960s Vol. 1
*Various artists: The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968 (disc 7)

Reading List 2013-12-30

*Morrison, Toni. Beloved (finished)
*Pynchon, Thomas. Slow Learner (reread/in progress)
*Weldon, Michael J. Psychotronic Video Guide (in progress)

Rodger Coleman said...

Happy New Year to you, Jean K! It's funny you mention GBV. I was contemplating making a series of VC videos showing my entire Pollard collection (which numbers around 100 items). Your comment has pushed me over the edge - I'm hoping to do the first video this weekend! Cheers! -- Rodger

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