November 29, 2015

Playlist Week of 2015-11-21 & 28

* Dowland: Lachrimæ or Seven Teares (Hesperion XX/Savall) (Alia Vox SACD)
* J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (Academy of Ancient Music/Egarr) (Harmonia Mundi 2SACD)
* Messiaen: Catalogue d’oiseux (Ugorski) (d.1) (DG Trio 3CD)
* Cage: Music of Changes (Schleirermacher) (MDG CD)
* Boulez: Rituel, Eclat, Multiples (BBC Symph./Ens. Intercontemporain/Boulez) (Sony CD)
* Takemitsu, Hindemith, et al.: Five Pieces (Duo Gazzana) (ECM CD)
* Lieberson: Raising The Gaze (Asko Ens./Cleveland/Knussen) (DG CD)
* Tod Dockstader: Apocalypse (Starkland CD)
* Miles Davis: Kind of Blue (Columbia/Legacy SACD)
* Miles Davis: Bitches Brew (Columbia/Mobile Fidelity 2LP)
* Miles Davis: Bootleg Series Vol.3: At The Fillmore 1970 (d.1) (Columbia/Legacy 4CD)
* Cannonball Adderley: Somethin’ Else (Blue Note CD)
* Bill Evans: Everybody Digs Bills Evans (Fantasy/JVC XRCD)
* Abdullah Ibrahim: African Suite (Enja CD)
* Herbie Hancock: My Point of View (Blue Note CD)
* Herbie Hancock: Speak Like a Child (Blue Note CD)
* Jack DeJohnette: Made In Chicago (ECM CD)
* Elvin Jones: Time Capsule (Vanguard LP)
* Joe Zawinul: Zawinul (Atlantic LP)
* Miroslav Vitous: Mountain In The Clouds (Atlantic LP)
* Terje Rypdal: Odyssey: In Studio & In Concert (d.1-2) (ECM 3CD)
* Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia LP)
* Jean-Luc Ponty: Cosmic Messenger (Atlantic LP)
* David Torn: Only Sky (ECM CD)
* Jon Hassell: Power Spot (ECM CD)
* William Parker & Hamid Drake: Vol.1: Piercing The Veil (AUM Fidelity CD)
* William Parker & Hamid Drake: Vol.2: Summer Snow (AUM Fidelity CD)
* Christian Wallumrod Ensemble: Sofienberg Suite (ECM CD)
* Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SP: Return The Tides (Cuneiform 2LP)
* Steve Noble & Stephen O’Malley: St. Francis Duo (Bo’Weavil 2LP)
* Rasa: Everything You See Is Me (Govinda LP)
* D’Angelo & The Vanguard: Black Messiah (RCA 2LP)
* Native North America: Aboriginal Folk, Rock & Country 1966-1985 (Light in the Attic 3LP)
* Van Morrison: Days Like This (Polydor CD)
* The Incredible String Band: The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter (Elektra LP)
* The Incredible String Band: Wee Tam (Elektra LP)
* The Incredible String Band: The Big Huge (Elektra LP)
* Strawbs: Just a Collection of Curios and Antiques (A&M LP)
* John Martyn: Well Kept Secret (WEA International LP)
* Flower Travellin’ Band: Satori (Phoenix LP)
* Edgar Froese: Macula Transfer (Brain LP)
* Heldon: Stand By (Cuneiform CD)
* Camel: Music Inspired by The Snow Goose (Passport LP)
* Barclay James Harvest: Time Honoured Ghosts (Polydor LP)
* FM Surveillance (Arista LP)
* Nova: Vimana (Arista/Passport LP)
* Mick Karn: Titles (Virgin LP)
* Cocteau Twins: Lullabies To Violane (d.1-2) (4AD 4CD)
* Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There (Matador LP)
* Circus Devils: Stomping Grounds (Happy Jack Rock Records LP)
* Palace Music: Viva Last Blues (Drag City LP)
* Buckethead: Colma (CyberOctave CD)
* BORIS: Smile (Southern Lord 2LP)
* Intronaut: The Direction Of Last Things (Century Media 2LP)
* Cynic: Kindly Bent To Free Us (Season of Mist 2-45RPM LP)
* Verma: Coltan (Trouble In Mind LP)
* Verma: Sunrunner (Trouble In Mind LP)
* Verma: Mul.Apin (Trouble In Mind LP)



Sorry for the absence -- I decided to take the week off from blogging for Thanksgiving. Hope you all had a great holiday!

When not listening to records, I've been spending a lot of time in my basement studio, which is more than just a "man-cave" -- it's my sandbox, a playpen, a place where I can commune with the muse and make as much noise as I want. It is heaven on earth.

If you're curious about my music, please check it out over on Bandcamp. New stuff is in the works for the New Year!

Now, please excuse me, I'm going back down in the studio. See you next week!

1 comment:

Sam said...

Can't wait to join you down there and jam!

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2015-11-30:

*Various artists: Music for Merce (1952- 2009) (disc 5)
*Anthony Braxton: 20 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (disc 2)
*Anthony Braxton: 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 (disc 4)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2014-12-30 Nashville (wav) (selections)
*John Coltrane Quartet: 1961-03 Sutherland Hotel, Chicago (CDR) (discs 2, 3)
*John Coltrane Quartet: Africa/Brass Volumes 1 & 2
*Duke Ellington: ...And His Mother Called Him Bill
*Ingrid Laubrock: Sleepthief
*Ingrid Laubrock’s Ubatuba Quintet: 2015-10-11 Barcelona (CDR)
*New Loft: 2013-07-27 Snake Oil Recording, Richmond VA
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2013-08-05 “Increasing Chance of Weather” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2015-11-09 “Order That Number” (wav)
*Evan Parker and Eddie Prévost: Most Materiall (disc 1)
*Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Drawn Inward
*Subtle Body Transmission Orchestra: 2013-10-05 Atlas, Washington, DC (video>mp3)
*Cecil Taylor Quartet featuring Anthony Braxton: 2007-10-13 Reggio Emilia, Italy (CDR)
*Various artists: Best of the British Dance Bands
*Various artists: Hot British Dance Bands
*Amarionette: Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways (selections)
*Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour (2009 mono remaster)
*Scott Brookman (unreleased selections 2014)
*Clash: Story of the Clash, Volume 1 (selections)
*Elvis Costello: Armed Forces (2002 reissue, disc 2)
*Dark Carpet: 2015-11-13 Brooklyn NY (CDR)
*Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita
*Duck and Cover: “"Berlin Programme" Rē Records Quarterly, Vol. 1 No. 2 (side 1)
*Bob Dylan: Theme Time Radio Hour “Weather”
*Tex Goldstein: Horse In The Teepee
*Grateful Dead: Europe '72 Vol. 2 (disc 1)
*Kinks: The Anthology 1964-1971 (discs 3, 4)
*Pere Ubu: The Tenement Year
*Pere Ubu: Cloudland (selections)
*UYA: 1989-10-22 Wipe (wav)
*Various artists: 1960-1970 (CDR compilation)
*Frank Zappa: Wazoo (disc 2)

Reading List 2015-11-30:

*Fletcher, John, and William Shakespeare. The Two Noble Kinsmen (Original-spelling ed.) (reread/started)
*Gilbert, Elizabeth. Big Magic (started)
*Wallace, David Foster. Infinite Jest (reread/started)
*Bloom, Harold. “The Two Noble Kinsmen,” in Shakespeare: Invention of the Human (reread/started/finished)
*Garber, Marjorie. “The Two Noble Kinsmen,” in Shakespeare After All (reread/started/finished)
*King, Stephen. Finders Keepers (started/finished)
*Rothfuss, Patrick. The Slow Regard of Silent Things (finished) (started/finished)
*Smith, M.W.A. “Statistical Inference in A Textual Companion to the Oxford Shakespeare,” in Notes and Queries, 1991-03 (started/finished)
*Smith, Jeff. Bone (reread/in progress)