August 24, 2014

Playlist Weeks of 2014-08-16 and 23

Purple Mountains' Majesty

* Handel: Organ Concertos, Op.4 (AAM/Egarr) (Harmonia Mundi SACD)
* Handel: Organ Concertos, Op.7 (selections) (AAM/Egarr) (Harmonia Mundi SACD)
* Miles Davis: The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel 1965 (d.1-4) (Columbia 8CD)
* McCoy Tyner: Extensions (Blue Note LP)
* McCoy Tyner: Asante (Blue Note LP)
* McCoy Tyner: Sahara (Milestone LP)
* McCoy Tyner: Sama Layuca (Milestone LP)
* Don Elliott: At The Modern Jazz Room (ABC-Paramount LP)
* Creative Construction Company: Creative Construction Company (Muse LP)
* Joanne Brackeen: Ancient Dynasty (Columbia/ Tappan Zee LP)
* Mike Nock: Climbing (Tomato LP)
* Stanley Clarke: Journey To Love (Nemperor LP)
* Miroslav Vitous: Mountains In The Clouds (Atlantic LP)
* Mahavishnu Orchestra: Apocalypse (Columbia LP)
* David Sancious: Forest of Feelings (Epic LP)
* David Sancious & Tone: Transformation (The Speed of Love) (Epic LP)
* Pat Metheny Group: We Live Here (Geffen CD)
* Egberto Gismonti: Sanfona (ECM 2LP)
* Last Exit: Iron Path (Virgin LP)
* Steve Roach/Kevin Braheny/Richard Burmer: Western Spaces (Innovative Comm. LP)
* Johnny Cash: Unearthed (selections) (American 5CD)
* Grateful Dead: Boston Garden, Boston, MA 1980-05-12 (selections) (SBD 2CDR)
* Jeff Beck: There And Back (Epic/Friday Music LP)
* Santana: Lotus (CBS 3LP)
* Ghetto Brothers: Power Fuerza (Salsa/Truth And Soul LP)
* Chicago: VI (Columbia LP)
* Brand X: Moroccan Roll (Passport LP)
* Brand X: Livestock (Passport LP)
* Van Der Graaf Generator: World Record (Mercury LP)
* Pete Bardens: Speed of Light (Cinema/Capitol LP)
* Peter Blegvad: Knights Like This (Virgin LP)
* Peter Blegvad: “Pretty U Ugly I” (Virgin 12”)
* Tom Waits: Rain Dogs (Island LP)
* Tones On Tail: The Album Pop (PVC LP)
* Wire: Pink Flag (Harvest/4MWB LP)
* Beck: Midnight Vultures (Geffen HDCD)
* Earth: Primitive And Deadly (Southern Lord 2LP)
* Opeth: Heritage (Roadrunner CD/DVD) †
* Opeth: Pale Communion (Roadrunner/Pitchfork stream)
* Agalloch: The Mantle (The End CD) †
* Agalloch: The Grey EP (Bandcamp ALAC) †
* Agalloch: The White EP (Bandcamp ALAC) †
* BORIS & Merzbow: Rock Dream (Southern Lord 2CD)
* BORIS: Pink (Southern Lord CD)
* BORIS: New Album (Sargent House CD)
* BORIS: Noise (Sargent House 2LP)
* Kylesa: To Walk A Middle Course (Alternative Tentacles LP)
* Ensemble Pearl: (ensemble pearl) (Thrill Jockey 2LP)
* YOB: The Great Cessation (Southern Lord 2LP)
* Hot Chip: One Life Stand (EMI/Astralwerks 2LP/CD)
* Locrian: The Crystal World (Bandcamp ALAC)
* Locrian: Return To Annihilation (Relapse CD)
* Watter: This World (Temporary Residence LP) †/‡
* Nothing: Guilty of Everything (Relapse LP/ALAC) †/‡
* Krakatau: Water Near A Bridge (Trouble In Mind LP)



Last week, Liz and I traveled to Colorado to see some of her family. It was a great trip, including an excursion up in the mountains:

Mountain Ruins 01

Yellow and Green

Boulder Creek (iPhone)

Abandoned Cabin

I also got to spend a whole day record shopping – and, let me tell you: There are some amazing record stores in the Denver/Boulder area. Plus, I got to meet-up with a fellow member of the YouTube Vinyl Community while I was there. What a treat! Here is my latest VC video about the trip:


In other news: Cosmologies, my latest album with drummer Sam Byrd, is now, finally shipping! United did a terrific job with the re-press—it sounds fantastic.  Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered and have been waiting patiently ever since. I think the wait was worth it! The vinyl edition is strictly limited to 200 copies and available only on Bandcamp.

August 10, 2014

Playlist Week of 2014-08-09

Cosmologies label (Side A)

* Debussy: Preludes, etc. (Thibaudet) (London 2+1CD)
* Satie: L’Orchestre de Satie (Concerts Lamoureaux/Sado) (Erato CD)
* Elvin Jones: Merry Go Round (Blue Note LP)
* Keith Jarrett: Treasure Island (Impluse! LP)
* Keith Jarrett: Shades (Impulse! LP)
* Sonny Fortune: Awakening (A&M/Horizon LP)
* Jean-Luc Ponty: Imaginary Voyage (Atlantic LP)
* Larry Coryell: Spaces (Vanguard LP)
* Larry Coryell: The Restful Mind (Vanguard LP)
* The Free Zen Society: The Free Zen Society (Thirsty Ear CD)
* Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House: Cornelia St. Café, NYC 2013-03-05 (AUD FLAC)
* Mary Halvorson Quintet/Septet: The Stone, NYC 2011-10-14 (AUD FLAC)
* Alex Ward & Dominic Lash: Downtown Music Gallery, NYC 2011-10-16 (AUD FLAC)
* Joshua Abrams/Ingrid Laubrock/Gerald Cleaver: Soto Vélez, NYC 2011-10-17 (AUD FLAC)
* Michael Bisio & Thomas Ulrich: Soto Vélez, NYC 2011-10-17 (AUD FLAC)
* Laraaji: Celestial Music 1978-2011 (All Saints 3LP)
* Jon Hassell: Fourth World Vol.2: Dream Theory in Malaya (Editions EG LP)
* Jon Hassell: The Surgeon of the Nightsky Restores the Dead… (Intuition/Capitol LP)
* Sade: Diamond Life (Epic/Audio Fidelity LP)
* el-p: High Water (Thirsty Ear CD)
* Lee “Scratch” Perry: Arkology (d.1-2) (Island 3CD)
* Grateful Dead: Dave’s Picks Vol.11: Wichita, KS 11/17/72 (GDP/Rhino 3HDCD)
* Grateful Dead: RFK Stadium, Washington, DC 1973-06-10 (selections) (SBD 4CDR)
* Tangerine Dream: Optical Race (Private Music LP)
* Boston: Don’t Look Back (Epic LP)
* R.E.M.: Dead Letter Office: B-Sides Compiled (I.R.S. LP)
* The Dream Academy: The Dream Academy (Warner Bros. LP)
* Blind Idiot God: Blind Idiot God (SST LP)
* Saccharine Trust: We Became Snakes (SST LP)
* Teenage Guitar: Force Fields At Home (GBV, Inc. LP)
* Deerhoof: Reveille (Kill Rock Stars/Polyvinyl LP)
* Deerhoof: Milk Man (Kill Rock Stars/Polyvinyl LP)
* Deerhoof: Offend Maggie (Kill Rock Stars CD)
* Deerhoof: Deerhoof vs. Evil (Polyvinyl LP)
* BORIS: New Album (Sargent House CD)
* BORIS: Noise (Sargent House 2LP)
* Ray LaMontagne: Supernova (RCA LP)
* Electric Citizen: Sateen (Riding Easy LP)



I am pleased to announce that United has agreed to re-press Cosmologies and it should be ready in a couple of weeks. Let's keep our fingers crossed!