November 6, 2016

Playlist Week of 2016-11-05

* Bal-Kan: Honey And Blood: Cycles Of Life (Hesperion XXI/Savall) (Alia Vox 3SACD
* John Coltrane: Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (Impulse! 4CD)
* Cecil Taylor: In Florescence (A&M CD)
* Brother Ah & The Sounds of Awareness: Key To Nowhere (Manufactured LP)
* Steven Halpern & Paul McCandless: Perfect Alignment (Inner Peace CD)
* David Arkenstone: Valley In The Clouds (Narada CD)
* Elephant9 with Reine Fiske: Silver Mountain (Rune Grammofon 2LP/CD)
* Neneh Cherry: Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound 2LP)
* Santana: Caravanserai (Columbia/Mobile Fidelity SACD)
* Heldon: IV: “Agneta Nilsson” (Urus LP)
* Goblin: Tour 2013 EP (Death Waltz EP)
* Goblin: Goblin Rebirth (Relapse LP)
* Pulsar: Halloween (CBS LP)
* Lifeguards: Waving At Astronauts (Serious Business LP)
* ESP Ohio: Starting Point of the Royal Cyclopean (GBV, Inc. LP)
* ESP Ohio: “Royal Cyclopean” (GBV, Inc. 7”)
* ESP Ohio: “Lithuanian Bombshells” (GBV, Inc. 7”)
* Lambchop: AWCMON (Merge CD)
* Lambchop: NOYOUCMON (Merge CD)
* Lambchop: Damaged (Merge CD)
* Lambchop: Mr. M (Merge 2LP)
* Lambchop: FLOTUS (Merge 2LP)
* Katatonia: The Great Cold Distance (Peaceville CD) †/‡
* Sunn O))) & Boris: Altar (Southern Lord 3LP)
* Wolves In The Throne Room: Black Cascade (Southern Lord 2LP)
* Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars (Sub Pop LP)
* True Widow: Avvolgere (Relapse 2-45RPM LP)



I've been spending a lot of time in the studio this week -- I even got a chance to jam with the amazing local drummer, Andrew Dickson, who is usually off on tour. It went so well we are talking about doing something "serious" -- maybe even try to line up a gig in town. That would be cool.

Simultaneously, I am getting geared up for the annual holiday visit with Sam Byrd, which looks like it really will happen. I cannot tell you how excited I am! Additionally, we are also putting together a new Bandcamp album culled from last year's sessions. Stay tuned...

It's almost Christmas!


Of course, we have to get through this election first. I try to avoid politics on my blog, but please, America, do the right thing.


  1. Hey, I'm getting very excited as well!! Just trying to keep my chops up.

    Here are my lists from lat week:

    Playlist 2016-11-07:

    *Muhal Richard Abrams & Roscoe Mitchell: Spectrum
    *Borah Bergman and Roscoe Mitchell: The Italian Concert
    *Elliott Carter: CDR compilation (disc 2)
    *Rodger Coleman & Andrew Dickson: 2016-11-02 Nashville (mp3)
    *Elton Dean: Elton Dean
    *Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol. 12 (disc 1)
    *Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd: Jazz Samba
    *Gianmarco Liguori: Duga-3
    *Roscoe Mitchell Quartet: The Flow of Things
    *Roscoe Mitchell and Muhal Richard Abrams: Duets and Solos
    *Music Revelation Ensemble: Knights of Power
    *Herbie Nichols: The Complete Blue Note Recordings
    *Tom Rainey Trio: 2016-07-01 NYC (CDR) (disc 1)
    *Sun Ra: Strange Celestial Road
    *Sun Ra: Omniverse
    *Sun Ra: 1979-08-14 Squat Theatre, NYC (CDR) (disc 1)
    *Sun Ra and His Cosmo Jetset Arkestra: 1979-09-28 Ann Arbor (CDR)
    *Cecil Taylor Trio: 1975-06-09 Village Gate, NYC (wav)
    *Cecil Taylor Unit: 1975-07-25 Antibes (wav)
    *Cecil Taylor: 2016-04-14 Whitney Museum, NYC (CDR)
    *Third Rail: South Delta Space Age
    *David Torn: Prezens
    *UMO Jazz Orchestra: UMO Plays The Music Of Muhal Richard Abrams
    *John Zorn's Cobra: Live at the Knitting Factory
    *John Zorn: Valentine's Day
    *Ahleuchatistas: What You Will
    *David Bowie: Aladdin Sane
    *Carmen Electra: On Top (boot CDR)
    *Leslie Garcia: Humming (soundcloud)
    *Guided By Voices: Suitcase: Failed Experiments And Trashed Aircraft (discs 1, 2, 3)
    *Osanna: Palepoli
    *UYA: 1990-02-01 Big Balls (wav)
    *UYA: 1990-02-11 Income Evasion (wav)
    *UYA: 1990-02-12 Living the Classix (wav)
    *UYA: 1990-02-22 (wav)

    Reading List 2016-11-07:

    *The Edge of the Precipice: Why Read Literature in the Digital Age? ed. Paul Socken (started)
    *Hiaasen, Carl. Razor Girl (started)
    *Hernandez, Jaime. Locas II (started/finished)
    *Hernandez, Gilbert. Luba (finished)
    *Munro, Alice. Runaway (finished)
    *Martin, Judith. Miss Manners' Guide to Domestic Tranquility (in progress)

  2. hockman8:40 PM

    I am always impressed by your playlist, with both the breadth and the sheer amount of serious music that you manage to listen to over a short period. My own listening diet is far more restricted than yours, mostly jazz/soul/african/funk. Although I have a fair bit of free time I somehow don't manage to get that much listening in compared to you. Music is an extremely important part of my life and certainly your example is an inspiration to me to listen more.

    By the way, I am grateful for your extended posts on Sun Ra's music. He's a perplexing artist for me -- his music seems to range from free jazz to memorable vocal tunes. I was very excited to have recently found both original volumes of his Nuits de la Fondation Maeght. I am bemused and befuddled by the 1st volume (haven't tackled vol 2 yet). His moog playing on The Cosmic Explorer is free form and aimless!

    Keep up the good work.