May 25, 2014

Playlist Week of 2014-05-24

Ingrid Laubrock Tom Rainey Zeitgeist 02

* Ives: A Set of Pieces (Orpheus Chamber Ensemble) (Deutsch Grammophon CD)
* Xanakis: Iannis Xenakis (selections) (Editions RZ 2CD)
* Miles Davis: Doo-Bop (Warner Bros. LP)
* Hubert Laws: In The Beginning (CTI 2LP)
* Placebo: 1973 (Parlophone/Music on Vinyl LP)
* Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet: Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) (Firehouse 12 2LP)
* Mary Halvorson Septet: Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12 2-45RPM LP)
* Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey: And Other Desert Towns (Relative Pitch CD)†/‡
* Kris Davis/Ingrid Laubrock/Tyshawn Sorey: Paradoxical Frog (Clean Feed CD)
* Paradoxical Frog: Union (Clean Feed CD)
* Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Cosmologies (NuVoid LP) (test pressing)
* Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté: Toumani & Sidiki (World Circuit LP)
* George Duke: Don’t Let Go (Epic LP)
* Hot Chip: Made In The Dark (EMI LP)
* Parrell Williams: G I R L (Columbia LP)(†/‡)
* Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell and Angels (Experience Hendrix/Columbia CD)
* The Red Krayola: Coconut Hotel (Drag City LP)
* The Red Krayola: Singles (Drag City 2LP)
* Dust: Dust/Hard Attack (Kama Sutra/Legacy 2LP)
* Death: Death III (Drag City LP)
* Jah Wobble: Heaven & Earth (Island CD)
* Bill Laswell & Laraaji: Divination: Sacrifice (Meta CD)
* Laraaji: Celestial Music 1978-2011 (All Saints 3LP)
* New Order: Power, Corruption & Lies (Factory LP)
* New Order: Blue Monday (Factory 12”)
* Lee Ranaldo & The Dust: Last Night On Earth (Matador 2-LP)
* Ambarchi/O’Malley/Dunn: Shade Themes From Kairos (Drag City 2LP)
* Agalloch: The Serpent & The Sphere (Profound Lore ALAC)†(‡)
* Astra: The Black Chord (Metal Blade CD)
* Deafheaven: Roads To Judah (Deathwish LP)
* Nothing: Downward Years To Come (Bandcamp ALAC)†



I'm still buzzing from Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey's visit to Nashville this week - and I'm too blown out to try to write something coherent about it. However, I did make a rambling video, if you are interested. Suffice to say, it was AMAZING.


In other exciting news: test pressings arrived of Cosmologies, my new album with Sam Byrd! They sound really good. So, we're still on track for a release at the end of June. Wahoo! You can download  digital copy of the album and pre-order the LP on Bandcamp.

May 19, 2014

Playlist Week of 2014-05-17

* Handel: Concerti grossi, Op.3 (Academy of Ancient Music/Egarr) (Harmonia Mundi SACD)
* Berio: Sinfonia/Ekphrasis (DG CD)
* Miles Davis: The Complete On The Corner Sessions (d.1-4) (Columbia/Legacy 6CD)
* Pharoah Sanders: Message From Home (Verve CD)
* Pharoah Sanders: Save Our Children (Verve CD)
* James “Blood” Ulmer: Tales Of Captain Black (Artists House LP)
* Terje Rypdal: After The Rain (ECM LP)
* William Parker Quartet Featuring Leena Conquest: Raining on the Moon (Thirsty Ear CD)
* William Parker Violin Trio: Scrapbook (Thirsty Ear CD)
* Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey: And Other Desert Towns (Relative Pitch CD)
* D’Angelo: Brown Sugar (EMI CD)
* Pharrell Williams: G I R L (Columbia LP)(†/‡)
* Grateful Dead: Holleder Stadium, Rochester, NY 1979-09-01 (selections) (SBD 2CDR)
* Grateful Dead: Capital Centre, Landover, MD 1982-09-15 (selections) (SBD 2CDR)
* The Cure: Happily Ever After (A&M 2LP)
* The Flaming Lips: 7 Skies H3 (Warner Bros. LP)
* Stereolab: Dots And Loops (Drag City 2-45RPM LP)
* Wilco: The Whole Love (Nonesuch 2LP)
* Kyuss: Blues For The Red Sun (Dali/Elektra LP)
* The Black Keys: Turn Blue (Nonesuch LP)
* Broken Bells: Broken Bells (Columbia CD)
* Ensemble Pearl: (ensemble pearl) (Drag City 2LP)
* Agalloch: Marrow Of The Spirit (Profound Lore 2LP)
* Agalloch: The Serpent & The Sphere (Profound Lore ALAC)
* White Hills: So You Are…So You’ll Be (Thrill Jockey LP)
* ASG: Win Us Over (Volcom/Relapse 2-45RPM LP)
* Ancestors: In Dreams And Time (Teepee 2LP)
* Windhand: Soma (Relapse 2LP)
* London Grammar: If You Wait (Columbia 2LP)



The amazing Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey are currently on a rare U.S. tour and, as you can see, they are covering quite a lot of ground out here in “flyover country”:

05/15 Cleveland/Mahall's 20 Lanes (+ Oblique Orchestra)
05/16 Ann Arbor/Kerrytown Concert House
05/17 Chicago/Constellation (+ Tomeka Reid/Katherine Young, 2nd set)
05/18 Milwaukee/Sugar Maple
05/20 St. Louis/Kerr Foundation Building (New Music Circle)
05/22 Nashville/Zeitgeist Gallery
                 ('Indetermanacies' series concert + workshop at the Nashville Public Library)
05/23 Tuscaloosa/University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa New Music Collective)
05/24 New Orleans/Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
05/25 New Orleans/Cafe Istanbul
05/26 Houston/Avant Garden, "They Who Sound" series
                 (duo + quartet with Damon Smith (b) and David Dove (tbne)
05/27 Austin/Museum of Human Achievement (presented by Epistrophy Arts)
05/29 Santa Fe/Gig Performance Space
05/30 Lafayette (CO) /Ceraso Gallery + Studio
06/01 Kansas City/The Record Bar
06/02 Minneapolis/The Icehouse (J T's Jazz Implosion series)
06/03 Madison/Audio for the Arts
06/05 Pittsburgh/Thunderbird

Be sure to catch them if you can. They will be here in Nashville on Thursday, May 22 for an all-day celebration of their music and avant-garde jazz, with an “Out of the Lunchbox” talk by Vanderbilt professor Robert Fry at noon at the downtown Public Library, followed by a workshop/masterclass with Ingrid and Tom in the library auditorium. Then, at 7:00pm, the duo will perform at “Indeterminacies” at Zeitgeist Gallery with a discussion segment led by Prof. Fry. This, sadly, will be the final "Indeterminacies" event--but we're going out with a bang. Not to be missed!!

May 11, 2014

Playlist Week of 2014-05-10


* Scriabin: Complete Symphonies, etc. (Deutsches Sym. Berlin/Ashkenazy) (d.3) (Decca 3CD)
* Lachenmann: Allegro Sostenuto/Serynade (Sugawara/Oka/Fels) (Kairos CD)
* Charlie Haden Quartet West: The Art Of The Song (Verve CD)
* Jaco Pastorius: Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions (Omnivore LP)
* Myra Melford’s Be Bread: The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12 CD)
* Sylvie Courvoisier: Lonelyville (Intakt CD)
* Shin Terai: Unison (Ion CD)
* Bill Laswell/Buckethead/Shin Terai: Heaven And Hell (Innerhythmic CD)
* Salif Keita: Amen (Mango CD)
* Lee “Scratch” Perry: Reggae Greats (Mango CD)
* Michael Jackson: Off The Wall (Epic LP)
* The Moody Blues: On The Threshold Of A Dream (Deram LP)
* The Moody Blues: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (Threshold LP)
* Carlos Santana: Divine Light: Reconstruction & Mix Translation by Bill Laswell (Columbia CD)
* July: July (Major Minor/Guerszen LP)
* The Free Design: Kites Are Fun (Project 3/Light In The Attic LP)
* Cat Stevens: Tea For The Tillerman (A&M/Mobile Fidelity CD)
* Black Sabbath: Technical Ecstasy (Warner Bros./Rhino LP)
* Black Sabbath: Never Say Die! (Warner Bros./Rhino LP)
* Mandrill: Solid (United Artists LP)
* Placebo: Ball Of Eyes (Parlophone/Music On Vinyl LP)
* Placebo: 1973 (Parlophone/Music On Vinyl LP)
* Placebo: Placebo (Parlophone/Music On Vinyl LP)
* Death: Spiritual-Mental-Physical (Drag City LP)
* Death: …For The Whole World To See (Drag City LP)
* The dB’s: Amplifier (Castle LP)
* Death: Leprosy (Relapse LP)
* Porcupine Tree: The Incident (Roadrunner CD+CDEP)
* Thievery Corporation: Saudade (ESL LP)
* Ray La Montagne: Gossip In The Grain (RCA 2LP)
* Ray La Montagne: Supernova (RCA LP)
* Grails: The Burden Of Hope (PSM LP)
* Mastodon: Live At Brixton (Reprise 2LP/DVD)
* Baroness: Yellow & Green (Relapse 2LP)
* True Widow: Circumambulation (Relapse LP)
* Deafheaven: Roads To Judah (Deathwish LP)
* Deafheaven: Sunbather (Deathwish 2-45RPM LP)
* Nothing: Downward Years to Come (Bandcamp ALAC)
* Nothing: Guilty Of Everything (Relapse LP)(†)



I had a good week - how about you?