November 30, 2014

Playlist Week of 2014-11-30

* Purcell: Fantasias for the Viols (1680) (Hesperion XX/Savall) (Alia Vox SACD)
* Poulenc: Works for Piano (selections) (Chandos 3CD)
* Bartok: Mikrokosmos (Solchany) (EMI Classics 2CD)
* Grant Green: The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark (Blue Note 2CD)
* Bobby Hutcherson: Head On (Blue Note CD)
* Chico Hamilton: Peregrinations (Blue Note LP)
* Marion Brown & Gunter Hampel: Gesprächsfetzen (Calig-Verlag München LP)
* Paul Motian/Bill Frisell/Joe Lovano: I Have The Room Above Her (ECM CD)
* Evan Parker, et al.: The Stone, New York, NY 2014-09-13 (AUD FLAC)
* John Abercrombie Quartet: 39 Steps (ECM CD)
* Sadao Watanabe: Round Trip (Vanguard LP)
* Volker Kriegel: Spectrum (MPS CD)
* Anouar Brahem: Conte de l’incroyable amour (ECM CD)
* David Torn: I-Beam, Brooklyn, NY 2014-05-29 (AUD FLAC)
* Tom Rainey Trio: Cornelia St. Café, New York, NY 2013-10-19 (AUD FLAC)
* Stefano Bollani: Joy In Spite Of Everything (ECM CD)
* Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Cosmologies (NuVoid Jazz LP)
* Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Heeltop Home Studio 2014-11-25 (WAV)
* Danny Heines: Aqua Touch (Silver Wave LP)
* Jon Hassell: Power Spot (ECM CD)
* Steve Roach: Structures from Silence (Fortuna CD)
* Steve Roach: Dreamtime Return (Fortuna 2CD)
* Steve Roach & Robert Rich: Soma (Hearts of Space CD)
* Robert Rich: Seven Veils (Hearts of Space CD)
* Scott Cossu: Wind Dance (Windham Hill LP)
* Scott Cossu: She Describes Infinity (Windham Hill LP)
* Dieter Schütz: Voyage (Sky/Life Style LP)
* David Lange: Return Of The Comet (Hearts of Space LP)
* George Duke: Reach For It (Epic LP)
* George Duke: Don’t Let Go (Epic LP)
* Flying Lotus: You’re Dead! (Warp 2LP)
* Shelby Lynne: Just A Little Lovin’ (Lost Highway/Analogue Productions LP)
* Los Lobos: Kiko (Warner Bros. CD)
* Klaatu: Klaatu (Capitol LP)
* Hot Chip: In Our Dreams (Domino CD)
* Anatomy of Habit: Ciphers & Axioms (Relapse LP)
* Inter Arma: The Cavern (Relapse EP) †



An absolutely epic session with Sam Byrd on Tuesday, wherein we recorded over 100 minutes of music, picking up right where we left off! While the new piano plays and sounds fantastic, it was really exciting to plug in the electric guitar again, like the old days of UYA . We went to some seriously interesting places, places I cannot get to on the piano.

Plans are vague at this point except to keep recording. One (or perhaps two sessions) at Christmas and  a long weekend in the spring. I want to take our time and craft something really special.

In the meantime, Cosmologies is still available - though the limited edition vinyl LP is about half-gone. I listened to it again for the first time in a long time this week and it definitely holds up! The next one is going to be even better.

I hope you all had as nice a Thanksgiving as I did!

November 23, 2014

Playlist Week of 2014-11-22

* Music of the Gothic Era (Early Music Consort of London/Munrow) (Archiv Produktion 2CD)
* Poulenc: The Complete Chamber Music (The Nash Ensemble) (Hyperion 2CD)
* Sun Ra: Solar Myth Approach Vol.1-2 (BYG/Actuel/Charley 2CD)
* John Coltrane: Fearless Leader (disc 1) (Prestige 5CD)
* Lou Donaldson: Sweet Lou (Blue Note LP)
* Andrew Hill: Grass Roots (Blue Note CD)
* Evan Parker, et al.: The Stone, New York, NY 2014-09-09 (AUD FLAC)
* Evan Parker, et al.: The Stone, New York, NY 2014-09-10 (AUD FLAC)
* Evan Parker, et al.: The Stone, New York, NY 2014-09-11 (AUD FLAC)
* Evan Parker, et al.: The Stone, New York, NY 2014-09-12 (AUD FLAC)
* Anouar Brahem Trio: Astrakan Café (ECM CD)
* Love’s A Real Thing: The Funky, Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa (Luaka Bop 2LP)
* William Onyeabor: Box Set 2 (Luaka Bop 4LP+7”)
* George Duke: Feel (MPS LP)
* George Duke: I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry (MPS LP)
* George Duke: The Aura Will Prevail (MPS LP)
* George Duke: Liberated Fantasies (MPS LP)
* David Torn: Cloud About Mercury (ECM CD)
* Grateful Dead: Alpine Valley Music Theater, E. Troy, WI 1985-06-21 (selections) (SBD 2CDR)
* Grateful Dead: Alpine Valley Music Theater, E. Troy, WI 1985-06-22 (selections) (SBD 2CDR)
* Love: Forever Changes (Epic/Rhino LP+7”)
* Gong: Shamal (Virgin LP)
* Steve Hillage: Fish Rising (Virgin LP)
* Stomu Yamashta: Go (Island LP)
* Yutaka: Yutaka (Alfa LP)
* Rickie Lee Jones: Pirates (Warner Bros./Mobile Fidelity SACD)
* Death: Spiritual Healing (Perseverance/Relapse LP)
* Banyan: Banyan (CyberOctave CD)
* Alcest: Les Voyages de L’Âme (Prophecy CD)
* Anatomy Of Habit: Ciphers & Axioms (Relapse LP)
* True Widow: Circumambulation (Relapse LP)
* Windhand: Soma (Relapse 2LP)
* Inter Arma: Sky Burial (Relapse 2LP)
* Inter Arma: The Cavern (Relapse EP)
* Usnea: Usnea (Orca Wolf LP+MP3)
* Usnea: Random Cosmic Violence (Relapse 2-45RPM LP)



Big doings coming up this week at Heeltop Home Studio, with a surprise visit from the one-and-only Sam Byrd  and (hopefully) another session with Andrew Dickson after Thanksgiving. Work on a the new album officially begins now!

Thank you to everyone who purchased Cosmologies - they are almost half-gone! The next one is going to be something different.

Stay tuned...

November 16, 2014

Playlist Week of 2014-11-15

* Hesperion XXI (Savall): Orient-Occident II: Hommage à la Syrie (Alia Vox SACD)
* Biber: Harmonia Artificioso (Musica Antiqua Köln/Goebel) (Archiv Produktion CD)
* Schoenberg/Berg: Violin Concertos, etc. (Kubelik/Szeryng, et al.) (DG CD)
* Varese: The Music of Varese (Angel LP)
* The New Tony Williams Lifetime: Believe It (Columbia LP)
* Bobby Hutcherson: Linger Lane (Blue Note LP)
* Ntu Gary Bartz: Singerella: A Ghetto Fairy Tale (Prestige LP)
* Roy Ayers Ubiquity: Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Polydor LP)
* Bob James: One (CTI—Japan LP)
* Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Paris Sessions (Arista-Freedom 2LP)
* Laraaji: Essense/Universe (Audion LP)
* Danny Heines: Aqua Touch (Silver Wave LP)
* Dieter Schütz: Voyage (Sky/Life Style LP)
* Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life (Universal BD)
* George Duke: Reach For It (Epic LP)
* George Duke: A Brazilian Love Affair (Epic LP)
* Yutaka: Love Light (Alfa LP)
* El-p: Fantastic Damage (Definitive Jux 3LP)
* John Lee Hooker: Chill Out (Pointblank CD)
* Jerry Garcia Band: Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ 1982-06-24 (SBD 2CDR)
* Soft Machine: Het Turfshcip, Breda, Netherlands 1971-03-14 (SBD 2CDR)
* Lee Ranaldo & The Dust: Acoustic Dust (El Segell CD)
* Dereck Higgins: Murphy (DVH LP)
* Al Cisneros: “Empty Tomb”/”Sepulcher Dub” (Samaritan Press 7”) †
* Alcest: Éccailes de Lune (Prophecy CD)
* Beach House: Bloom (Sub Pop 2LP) †/‡
* Wye Oak: Shriek (Merge LP) †
* Watter: This World (Temporary Residence LP) †
* Goat: World Music (Rocket LP)
* Goat: Commune (Sub Pop LP)
* Al Doum & The Faryds: Cosmic Love (Back Sweat LP)
* Hot Chip: One Life Stand (Domino 2LP+CD)
* ASG: Win Us Over (Relapse 2-45RPM LP) †
* ASG: Blood Drive (Relapse 2-45RPM LP) †
* Solstafir: Otta (Season of Mist 2LP)
* Usnea: Random Cosmic Violence (Relapse 2-45RPM LP)
* Inter Arma: Sky Burial (Relapse 2-LP)
* Inter Arma: The Cavern (Relapse EP)
* Pallbearer: Sorrow And Extinction (Profound Lore CD)
* Electric Citizen: Sateen (Riding Easy LP)



They say it's your birthday!
It's my birthday too, yeah!
They say it's your birthday!
We're gonna have a good time!
I'm glad it's your birthday!
Happy birthday to you!

-- John Lennon

Happy birthday to me -- and the lovely Liz!