January 5, 2015

Playlist Week of 2015-01-03

* The Forgotten Kingdom: La Tragédie Cathare (Hespèrion XXI, et al./Savall) (Alia Vox 3SACD)
* La Sublime Porte: Voix d’Istanbul 1430-1750 (Hespèrion XXI, et al./Savall) (Alia Vox SACD)
* Mare Nostrum (Hesperion XXI, et al./Savall) (Alia Vox 2SACD)
* F. Couperin: Pièces de Violes – 1728 (Savall/Koopman/Maurette) (Alia Vox SACD)
* Charles Mingus: Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (d.1-2) (Rhino 6CD)
* Donald Byrd: Step Into Tomorrow (Blue Note LP)
* Bobby Hutcherson: Linger Lane (Blue Note LP)
* Bobby Hutcherson: Highway One (Columbia LP)
* Ran Blake: Suffield Gothic (Soul Note LP)
* Toudie Heath: Kawaida (Obe LP)
* Joanne Brackeen: Tring-A-Ling (Choice LP)
* Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Heeltop Home Studio 2014-12-29 (WAV)
* Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Heeltop Home Studio 2014-12-30 (WAV)
* Jordan de la Sierra: Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose (Numero Group 2LP)
* Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes (Warp 2LP)
* Flying Lotus: You’re Dead! (Warp 2LP)
* Herman’s Hermits: Blaze (MGM LP)
* Anthony Phillips: The Geese and the Ghost (Passport LP)
* Nektar: A Tab in the Ocean (Passport LP)
* David Sylvian: Secrets of the Beehive (Virgin LP)
* OOIOO: Taiga (Thrill Jockey CD)
* Mew: Frengers (Sony 2LP)
* The Black Keys: Turn Blue (Nonesuch LP)
* Fontanelle: Vitamin F (Southern Lord LP)
* Locrian: Return To Annihilation (Relapse CD) †



Two full days of recording on with Sam Byrd on Monday and Tuesday yielded almost four (4!) hours of music. I had a bit of a cold, but soldiered ahead anyway. It's always such a privilege to get to jam with Sam!

We  tried something totally different this time, with me playing electric guitar along with synthesizers and piano -- sometimes all at the same time! I must say that the results are pretty mind-blowing. I would honestly be proud to release (almost) all of it, as is.

But I'm not going to do that. Let's just say our double-record concept album is coming along nicely!

Happy New Year, everybody! I hope it is a great one.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Whoo-hoo! It's going to take a while to absorb all this new stuff. To my ears, the concepts worked fantastically!!

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2015-01-05

*Ensemble 303: Treatise by Cornelius Cardew
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2014-12-29 Nashville (wav)
*Fontanelle: Vitamin F
*Kuumba-Toudie Heath: Kawaida
*Warne Marsh Trio: The Unissued Copenhagen Studio Recordings
*Joe Morris/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver: Altitude (selections)
*Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra: Sign of the Myth
*Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
*Beach Boys: Greatest Hits
*Beatles: Past Masters
*Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night
*Beatles: Beatles For Sale
*Beatles: Help!
*Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour
*Beatles: The Beatles
*Beatles: Let It Be
*Beatles: Abbey Road
*D’Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah
*Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita
*Drifters: Greatest Hits
*Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt ‘80: Odoo
*Herman’s Hermits: Blaze
*Jefferson Pilot: Hello Mississippi
*Nektar: A Tab in the Ocean
*Elvis Presley: Greatest Hits
*Prince/3rdeyegirl: Plectrumelectrum
*Royal Blood: Royal Blood
*UYA: Improvisations (1992): Pixie Swirl “Swirly” (CDR)
*Neil Young: Greatest Hits

Reading List 2015-01-05:

*Erikson, Steven. Midnight Tides (reread/started)
*Erikson, Steven. House of Chains (reread/finished)
*Tilbury, John. “ AMM 1965-71,” from Cornelius Cardew: A Life Unfinished (in progress)