August 30, 2016

Playlist Week of 2016-08-27

* Gong: Gong est Mort, Vive Gong (Kaleidoscope 2LP)
* Camel: Mirage (Deram LP)
* Camel: Stationary Traveler (Decca LP)
* Locrian: Infinite Dissolution (Relapse LP)
* Alice Coltrane: Journey In Satchidananda (Impulse! CD)
* Alice Coltrane With Strings: World Galaxy (Impulse! LP)
* Don Cherry & The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra: Relativity Suite (JCOA LP)
* Saor: Aura (Northern Silence 2LP)
* Saor: Roots (Northern Silence 2LP)
* Jimmy Lyons Quintet: Wee Sneezawee (Black Saint LP)
* Jimmy Lyons Quintet: Give It Up (Black Saint LP)
* Jukka Tolonen: A Passenger To Paramibo (Sonet LP)
* OM: Variations on a Theme (Holy Mountain LP)
* Klaus Schulze: Mirage (Island LP)
* Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: Solar Live 11.15.13 (Electric Ragtime LP)
* Deuter: Cicada (Kuckuck LP)
* Kip Hanrahan: Conjure: Cab Calloway Stands In For The Moon (American Clave LP)
* Sonny Sharrock: Black Woman (Vortex LP)
* Norman Connors: Dark of Light (Buddha/RCA LP)
* Norman Connors: Dance of Magic (Buddha LP)
* Ryley Walker: Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (Dead Oceans 2LP)
* Brother Ahh: Sound Awareness (Strata East/Manufactured LP)
* Brother Ahh & Sound Awareness: Move Ever Onward (Divine/Manufactured LP)
* Brother Ahh & Sound Awareness: Key To Nowhere (Divine/Manufactured LP)
* Murray McNabb Group: Every Day Is A Beautiful Day (Sarang Bang CD)
* Gianmarco Liguori: Ancient Flight Text (Sarang Bang CD)
* Les Cooper: Moving To The Light (Planetary Heart CD)



The gig went well! The theme of the evening was: solo instruments plugged into effects pedals and I think I held my own up there.

Sadly, I neglected to get a recording -- however, a video apparently exists, which I will share with you if/when I get ahold of it.

Thanks again to Jessica Pavone, Ava Medoza, and the folks at FMRL for a wonderful evening!

[iPhone photo by Liz]

August 24, 2016

Jessica Pavone/Ava Mendoza/Rodger Coleman @ Blackbird Tattoo on August 27

I'm honored to be opening for Jessica Pavone and Ava Mendoza (who will playing solo and as a duo) this coming Saturday, August 27 at Blackbird Tattoo & Gallery in here in Nashville. I will be doing a solo electric guitar set similar to my last performance at Portland Brew in January, which went pretty well. It's certainly a bit intimidating to share the stage with such incredible musicians.

Thanks again to the fine folks at FMRL for bringing the music to Music City!

Doors open at 8:30, music starts at 9:00. Hope to see you there.

August 23, 2016

Playlist Week of 2016-08-20

* Miles Davis: Complete On The Corner Sessions (d.1) (Columbia/Legacy 6CD)
* Bobby Hutcherson: Dialogue (Blue Note CD)
* Bobby Hutcherson: Linger Lane (Blue Note LP)
* Bobby Hutcherson: Natural Illusions (Blue Note LP)
* Bobby Hutcherson: The View From The Inside (Blue Note LP)
* Bobby Hutcherson: Highway One (Columbia LP)
* Jack DeJohnette: Made In Chicago (ECM CD)
* Gateway: Homecoming (ECM CD)
* Lonnie Smith: Keep On Lovin’ (Groove Merchant LP)
* Francis Bebey: African Electronic Music 1975-1982 (Born Bad 2LP)
* Joanna Brouk: Hearing Music (Numero Group 2LP) †
* Soft Machine: Six (Columbia 2LP)
* Soft Machine: Seven (Columbia LP)
* Silver Apples: Silver Apples (Kapp LP)
* Vanilla Fudge: Vanilla Fudge (Atco LP)
* Love: Black Beauty (High Moon LP)
* Steve Roach/Byron Metcalf/Mark Seelig: Mantram (Projeckt CD)
* Thalia Zedek Band: Eve (Thrill Jockey LP)
* Opeth: Pale Communion (Roadrunner 2LP) †/‡
* Steven Wilson: Hand. Cannot. Erase. (KScope 2LP) †/‡
* Boards of Canada: The Campfire Headphase (Warp 2LP)
* Pelican: What You All Come To Need (Southern Lord 2LP) †/‡
* Nothing: Tired of Tomorrow (Relapse LP) †/‡
* Ryley Walker: Primrose Green (Dead Oceans LP) †/‡



Went down to Birmingham, Alabama this weekend for the big record show. Check out the haul:

August 16, 2016

Playlist Week of 2016-08-13

* Nono: Composizione per Orchestra N.1/Der Rote Mantel (Wergo CD)
* Scelsi: Natura Renovatur (Uitti/Muchner Kammerorchester/Poppen (ECM CD)
* Voxnova: Scelsi, Byzantium, The Alchemists (hatART CD)
* John Coltrane/Archie Shepp: New Thing At Newport (Impulse! CD)
* Les McCann: Layers (Atlantic LP)
* Bernie McGann: 1966 (Sarang Bang LP)
* Murray McNabb: The Way In Is The Way Out (Sarang Bang 2LP)
* Old And New Dreams: Playing (ECM LP)
* The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Nice Guys (ECM LP)
* Eberhard Weber Colours: Silent Feet (ECM LP)
* Collin Walcott: Grazing Dreams (ECM LP)
* Steve Tibbetts: A Man About A Horse (ECM CD)
* Jon Hassell: Power Spot (ECM LP)
* Anouar Brahem: Le Voyage de Sahar (ECM CD)
* Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes of Rita (ECM CD)
* David Torn: Only Sky (ECM CD)
* Ingrid Laubrock: Ubatuba (Firehouse 12 CD)
* Francis Bebey: African Electronic Music 1975-1982 (Born Bad 2LP)
* Constance Denby: Sanctum Sanctuorum (First Light CD)
* The Crazy World of Arthur Brown: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Track LP)
* Flower Traveling Band: Satori (Phoenix LP)
* Nektar: A Tab In The Ocean (Passport LP)
* This Heat: Health And Efficiency (Piano/Modern Classics 12”)
* The Chills/Sneaky Feelings/et al.: Dunedin Double (Flying Nun/Captured Tracks 2-45RPM LP)
* Anna Holmer & Steve Moshier: Breadwoman & Other Tales (RVNG Int’l LP)
* Ulver: Bergtatt (Century Media LP)
* Ulver: Kveldssanger (Century Media LP)
* Blut Aus Nord: The Desanctification (Debemur-Morti CD)
* Boris: Akuma No Uta (Southern Lord CD)
* Boris: Amplifier Worship (Southern Lord CD)
* Agalloch: The Mantle (The End 2LP)
* Graves At Sea: The Curse That Is (Relapse 2LP)
* Pallbearer: Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore 2LP)
* Lord Dying: Poisoned Altars (Relapse LP)
* Wye Oak: Tween (Merge LP)



Sorry about the delay. Whither the blog....?

Here is another vinyl video:

August 7, 2016

Playlist Week of 2016-08-06

* Vivaldi/Max Richter: The Four Seasons Recomposed (DG CD/DVD)
* Boulez: Trois Sonates pour Piano (Helffer) Naïve/Montagne CD)
* Miles Davis: Complete In A Silent Way Sessions (d.1-2) (Columbia/Legacy 3CD)
* Les McCann: Layers (Atlantic LP)
* Don Cherry: Live In Stockholm (Caprice 2LP)
* Jerry Granelli: Visions (Excalibur LP)
* Love: Four Sail (Elektra/Sundazed LP)
* Love: Out Here (Blue Thumb 2LP)
* Sprit: The Family That Plays Together (Ode lP)
* Clearlight: Visions (Polydor LP)
* Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath (Warner Bros./Rhino LP)
* Tangerine Dream: Stratosfear (Virgin LP)
* PFM: The Award-Winning Marconi Bakery (Peters International LP)
* Neu!: Neu! (Brain/Astralwerks CD)
* Neu!: Neu 2 (Brain/Astralwerks CD)
* Neu!: Neu ’75 (Brain LP
* Heldon: II: “Allez-Téia” (Disjuncta/Urus LP)
* Heldon: Third: “It’s Always Rock’n Roll” (Disjuncta/Urus 2LP)
* Automatic Man: Automatic Man (Island LP)
* Sonic Youth: Goo (Geffen/Mobile Fidelity LP)
* Jim O’Rourke: Simple Songs (Drag City LP)
* Agalloch: Pale Folklore (The End 2LP)
* Agalloch: The Mantle (The End 2LP)
* Agalloch: Ashes Against The Grain (The End 2LP)
* Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: The Rarity of Experience (No Quarter 2LP+7”)
* Lower Dens: Nootropics (Ribbon Music 2-45RPM LP)
* Wye Oak: Tween (Merge LP)
* Wye Oak: Shriek (Merge LP)