May 11, 2013

Playlist Week of 2013-05-11

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* Thelonious Monk: Complete Columbia Solo Studio Recordings 1962-68 (d.1) (Columbia/Legacy 2CD)
* David S. Ware String Ensemble: Threads (Thirsty Ear CD)
* Matthew Shipp: Equilibrium (Thirsty Ear CD)†/‡
* Matthew Shipp: The Art Of The Improviser (d.1) (Thirsty Ear 2CD)
* Matthew Shipp Trio: Elastic Aspects (Thirsty Ear CD)
* Mary Halvorson Quintet: Bending Bridges (Firehouse 12 2LP)
* Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone: On And Off (Skirl CD)
* Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone: Departure Of Reason (Thirsty Ear CD)
* Ches Smith & These Arches: Hammered (Clean Feed CD)
* Secret Keeper (Stephan Crump & Mary Halvorson): Super Eight (Intakt CD)
* Stephan Crump: Rosetta (Papillon Sounds CD)
* Tom Rainey Trio: Pool School (Clean Feed CD)
* Tom Rainey Trio: El Camino Real (Intakt CD)
* Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House: Strong Place (Intakt CD)
* Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle (mono) (Warner Bros./Rhino LP)
* Grateful Dead: Dave’s Picks Vol.6: San Francisco 12/20/69 + St. Louis 2/2/70 (+)  (GDP/Rhino 3+1HDCD)
* Grateful Dead: The Palladium, New York, NY 1977-05-04 (set 2) (SBD CDR)†/‡
* Love: Black Beauty (High Moon LP)
* Pink Floyd: Animals (Pinkfloyd/EMI CD)
* Deep Purple: Made In Japan (Warner Bros. 2LP)
* Yes: Close To The Edge (Atlantic/Audio Fidelity SACD)
* U2: The Unforgettable Fire (Deluxe Edition) (Island/Universal 2CD)†/‡
* Steven Wilson: The Raven That Refused To Sing (KScope CD/DVD)†/‡
* Opeth: The Roundhouse Tapes (Peaceville 2CD)†/‡
* Opeth: Heritage (Roadrunner 2LP)
* Katatonia: The Great Cold Distance (Peacevill CD)†/‡
* Anathema: Weather Systems (KScope CD/DVD)
* Baroness: Yellow & Green (Relapse 2CD)†/‡
* Pelican: What We All Come To Need (Southern Lord 2LP)
* Pelican: The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw (Hydra Head CD)
* Pelican: City Of Echoes (Hydra Head CD)
* Akron/Family: Love Is Easy (Young God 2LP)
* Akron/Family: (Dead Oceans 2LP)
* Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop CD)†/‡



What a week! For a couple of hermits, Lizzy and I have been all over the place:

Friday, May 3: Drive to Chattanooga.

Saturday, May 4: Drive to Athens, Georgia to see Opeth (see this post for more on that).

Sunday, May 5: Drive back to Nashville.

Monday – Tuesday, May 6-7: Work extra-long days because...

Wednesday, May 8: Drive to Lexington, Kentucky to see Opeth again. Thankfully, it was a somewhat mellower scene than Saturday night in Athens. As usual, though, Opeth ruled.

Thursday, May 9: Drive back to Nashville and make final preparations for…

Friday, May 10: Host Mary Halvorson and Stephan Crump at “Indeterminacies” at the newly relocated Zeitgeist Gallery. It was an amazing event: the duo (called Secret Keeper) played an hour-long set followed by a nearly-hour-long discussion led by the extraordinary curator and writer Veronica Kavass. We had a standing-room-only turnout, thanks no doubt to Jack Silverman’s nice write-up in The Scene. The music was sublime; the sound was warm, detailed and crystal clear (engineered by my nephew, Brian Totoro); and Veronica was perfect as a moderator, bringing a deep and wide-ranging perspective on music, art, literature, film, creativity and reception which invited an enthusiastic response from the audience. Zeitgeist’s new space is drop-dead gorgeous and featured beautiful sculptures and prints by artist Greg Pond—the perfect setting for the event. In all, I can’t imagine how it could have possibly been better.

Saturday, May 11: But it’s not over yet! In a perversely tantalizing double-bill, Matthew Shipp will be performing with his trio of Michael Bisio on bass and Whit Dickey on drums along with “Nashville’s most fucked-up country band,” Lambchop. Even though I am completely exhausted, I’m really going to try to go. After all, I (briefly) went to school with Matt and Whitt and it would be great to see them. Their music has been a source of continual inspiration to me ever since.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Busy, busy!

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2013-05-13:

*Morton Feldman: Morton Feldman Festival 2008-02-10 Amsterdam (CDR) disc 1
*Miles Davis Sextet: 1951-09-29 Birdland, NYC (CDR)
*Globe Unity Orchestra: Pearls (“Every Single One of Us Is a Pearl”)
*Mary Halvorson Quintet: Saturn Sings
*Mary Halvorson Quintet: Bending Bridges
*Ronald Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society: Street Priest (side 2)
*Charles Mingus: Debut Rarities Vol. 4
*Charles Mingus: Jazz Composers Workshop
*Charles Mingus: Jazzical Moods
*Charles Mingus Octet/Jimmy Knepper Quintet: Debut Rarities Vol. 1
*Charles Mingus: Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach
*Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop: Mingus at the Bohemia [Chazz]
*New Loft: 2013-04-28 RVA Noise Fest, The Nile, Richmond VA (wav)
*Red Norvo Trio: The Savoy Sessions
*Tony Oxley Quartet: The Tony Oxley Quartet
*Charlie Parker: Boston 1952
*Tom Rainey Trio: Pool School
*Wadada Leo Smith & Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra: 1979-06-03 Moers (disc 1)
*Sun Ra: My Brother the Wind Vol. II
*Sun Ra & His All-Star Inventions: 1991-11-15 Village Vanguard (CDR)
*B-52’s: Selections
*B-52’s: Cosmic Thing
*Beach Boys: SMiLE (Mok version)
*Sam Byrd/Garry Martin/Doug Pritchard/Sam Pritchard: 1999 rehearsals (selections)
*Deerhoof: Breakup Song
*Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
*Olivia Tremor Control: Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One
*Prince: 20Thirteen (boot CDR)

Reading List 2013-05-13:

*Abercrombie, Joe. Before They Are Hanged (started)
*Abercrombie, Joe. The Blade Itself (started/finished)
*Cortazar, Julio. We Love Glenda So Much (finished)
*Priestley, Brian. Mingus: A Critical Biography (reread/in progress)
*Weldon, Michael J. Psychotronic Video Guide (in progress)