June 28, 2015

Playlist Weeks of 2015-06-20 & 27

* Virtuoso Chamber Music for Harp & Violoncello (Storck) (Telefunken LP)
* Brüggen, Leonhardt, Bylsma, Schröder: Spelen Voor Das Alte Werk (Telefunken LP)
* Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté: Toumani & Sidiki (World Circuit LP)
* Miles Davis: Seven Steps: Complete Recordings 1963-64 (d.4-5) (Columbia/Legacy  7CD)
* Miles Davis/Bill Laswell: Panthalassa (Columbia CD)
* Miles Davis/Bill Laswell: Panthalassa: The Remixes (Columbia CD)
* McCoy Tyner: Time For Tyner (Blue Note LP)
* McCoy Tyner: Atlantis (Milestone 2LP)
* Eddie Henderson: Sunburst (Blue Note LP)
* Larry Coryell: Coryell (Vanguard Apostolic LP)
* Larry Coryell: Basics (Vanguard LP)
* Billy Hart: Enchance (Horizon LP)
* John Abercrombie Quartet: Wait Till You See Her (ECM CD)
* John Abercrombie Quartet: 39 Steps (ECM CD)
* John Surman/John McLaughlin et al.: Where Fortune Smiles (Dawn LP)
* Robin Kenyatta: The Girl From Martinique (ECM LP)
* Chico Freeman: Beyond The Rain (Contemporary LP)
* Chico Freeman: Spirit Sensitive (India Navigation LP)
* Jayson Lindh: Ramadan (Metronome/CTI LP)
* Danny Heines: Aqua Touch (Silver Wave LP)
* Iassos: Celestial Soul Portrait (Numero Group 2LP)
* David Arkenstone: Valley In The Clouds (Narada CD)
* Nils Petter Molaever: Khmer (ECM CD)
* Grateful Dead: Lyceum Theatre, London 5/25/72 (selections) (GDP/Rhino 4HDCD)
* Jerry Garcia Band: Shining Star (d.1) (Arista 2HDCD) †/‡
* The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Axis: Bold As Love (Experience Hendrix/Sony LP)
* Jade Warrior: Jade Warrior (Vertigo LP)
* Spirit: Live Spirit (Potato LP)
* The Rugbys: Hot Cargo (Amazon/Akarma LP)
* Joni Mitchell: Court & Spark (Asylum HDCD)
* Yes: Close To The Edge (Atlantic/Audio Fidelity SACD)
* Emerson Lake & Palmer: Tarkus (d.3) (Razor & Tie 2CD/DVD-A)
* Neu!: Neu! (Astralwerks CD)
* Neu!: Neu! 2 (Astralwerks CD)
* Neu!: Neu! 3 (Astralwerks CD)
* Gong: Gazeuse! (Virgin LP)
* Steven Wilson: Hand. Cannot. Erase (KScope 2LP)
* Opeth: Blackwater Park (Music For Nations/Sony CD) †/‡
* Opeth: Deliverance (Music For Nations CD) †/‡
* Opeth: Damnation (Music For Nations CD) †/‡
* Opeth: Watershed (Roadrunner CD) †/‡
* Opeth: Heritage (Roadrunner 2LP)
* Deafheaven: Sunbather (Deathwish 2-45RPM LP)
* Wild Nothing: Nocturne (Captured Tracks CD) †/‡
* Wye Oak: Shriek (Merge LP) †/‡



Just got back from a week in Colorado -- what a spectacular trip! We got to see family (many of whom we hadn't seen in years) and then took off for a few days up in the mountains. The six-mile hike through Rocky Mountain National Park was one of the most awesome experiences of my life -- as in scary-as-hell, do-or-die awesome -- ascending to over 9880 feet, scrambling across rock faces and leaping across rushing streams of snowmelt. For a couple of acrophobics, it was challenging indeed. But we survived to tell the tale.

I also got to do some record shopping while we were there, stopping by Bart's and Absolute Vinyl in Boulder; Black & Read in Arvada; and Wax Trax and Twist & Shout in Denver. I had been saving up for this trip, knowing that incredible records can be found in Colorado. I made a little video showing my haul, if you're interested:


Roddus said...

Cool bunch of records Rodger, that Gong record is great and I use to have the vinyl version way back but have it on CD now, their "Shamal" album from about the same time is also pretty good. I just love Spirit and had most of the early albums on vinyl as well,one of the best 60's bands.


Roddus said...

I checked out The Rugbys on TIDAL and I am enjoying it very much.

Rodger Coleman said...

Hi, Roddus! Yes, great fusion-y Gong record! I have a white-label promo of "Shamal" was well -- need to give that another spin! Agree with you re: Spirit. Discovered them through the VC. That Rugbys record is wicked! Thanks so much for reading, watching and commenting!