Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-01-26



I was happy to have this 7-record box of Jelly Roll Morton in the days before CDs... after re-listening to an LP from this set, I have to say: thank god for JSP... those Jelly CDs remastered by John R.T. Davies from pristine 78s are so much clearer... that being said, the albums are serviceable and would do in a pinch... The new OOIOO is awesome, more about that later...

Playlist 2020-01-27:

*Marshall Allen: 2014-08-28 Chicago (youtube)
*Anthony Braxton/Milford Graves/William Parker: Beyond Quantum
*Anthony Braxton: 4 Compositions (Ulrichsberg) 2005 Phonomanie VIII (disc 2)
*Cab Calloway & His Orchestra: Cruisin' With Cab (side 1)
*John Coltrane: Blue World
*Kris Davis: Good Citizen
*Miles Davis: The Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection, Vol. 2 (LP 4)
*Miles Davis: In a Silent Way "Shhh/Peaceful"
*Miles Davis: Bitches Brew (side 3)
*Miles Davis/Marcus Miller: Music From Siesta (side 1)
*Elton Dean's Ninesense: Oh! For the Edge (side 2)
*Fire! Orchestra: Arrival
*Kip Hanrahan: 1985-02-27 SOB’s, NYC (CDR)
*Joe Henderson: Mirror, Mirror
*Roscoe Mitchell: Songs in the Wind
*Jelly Roll Morton: The Saga Of Mister Jelly Lord (record 6, side 1)
*New Ting: 2020-01-06 "For Years Now" (wav)
*Red Norvo Sextet/Ella Logan/Red McKenzie/Riley-Farley Onyx Club Boys: The Band Goes To Town - 1935 (sides 1, 2)
*Annette Peacock: Been In The Streets Too Long (side 1)
*Woody Shaw with Anthony Braxton: The Iron Men (side 1)
*Sun Ra: Space Probe - A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow, Vol. 1 (selections)
*Various artists: Anthology Of Dutch Electronic Tape Music: Volume 2 (1966-1977)
*Boris: Dear
*Deerhoof: Mountain Moves
*Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma
*Grateful Dead: 1977-06-09 Winterland (CDR) (discs 2, 3)
*Henry Cow: Later and Post-Virgin (Cow Box Redux)
*Henry Cow: Bremen (Cow Box Redux)
*Henry Cow: Late (Cow Box Redux)
*Henry Cow: Vevey 1976 (Cow Box Redux) (audio only)
*Henry Cow: A Cow Cabinet of Curiosities (Cow Box Redux)
*Jackie Mittoo: Tribute to Jackie Mittoo (disc 2)
*Muffins: Open City (side 2)
*OOIOO: Nijimusi
*Devadip Carlos Santana: Oneness: Silver Dreams - Golden Reality
*Various artists: Shadrach and Boomstix!: Exotic Blues & Rhythm vol. 9 & 10
*Various artists: Country & Western Hit Parade 1963: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Hillbilly Music

Reading List, Week of 2020-01-26

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Reading List 2020-01-27:

*King, Stephen. The Institute (started)
*Pullman, Philip. The Subtle Knife (reread/started/finished)
*Deutsch, David. The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes and Its Implications (finished)
*Rankin, Ian. The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories (finished)
*Einsohn, Amy, and Marilyn Schwartz. The Copyeditor's Handbook, 4th ed. (in progress)
*Longbehn, Volker. Arno Schmidt's Zettel's Traum: An Analysis (in progress)
*Piekut, Benjamin. Henry Cow: The World Is a Problem (in progress)
*Showcase Presents: Legion of Super Heroes, Vol . 2 (in progress)

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-01-19



Arrival just keeps getting better and better every time I hear it... the beautiful vocals are offset by the abstract electronics settings, the intense bass clarinet, and Mats Gustafsson's incredible sax playing... some of the most abstract and moving playing I've heard from him... just stunning... Meanwhile, getting my progrocks off with Henry Cow, Gentle Giant, and the Muffins... god bless the seventies!

Playlist 2020-01-20:

*Marshall Allen/Danny Ray Thompson/Jamie Saft/Trevor Dunn/Balazs Pandi/Roswell Rudd: Ceremonial Healing
*Paul Bley: Paul Bley with Gary Peacock (side 1)
*Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die
*Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise
*Anthony Braxton: Trillium R: Composition 162 - An Opera in Four Acts/Shala Fears for the Poor (disc 4)
*Bruford: Live at the Venue
*John Coltrane: Blue World
*Tod Dockstader: Eight Electronic Pieces
*Duke Ellington: 1932-04-11 (Hartford, CT) (CDR)
*Duke Ellington: Duke 56/62 Vol. 1 (side 3)
*Duke Ellington: Duke 56/62 Vol. 3 (side 1)
*Fire! Orchestra: Arrival
*Irreversible Entanglements: Irreversible Entanglements
*Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy: The Lady Who Swings the Band 1936-1938 (side 2)
*Large Unit: Fluku
*Steve Lehman Trio + Craig Taborn: The People I Love
*Myra Melford: Snowy Egret
*Myra Melford's Snowy Egret: The Other Side of Air
*Butch Morris: Current Trends In Racism In Modern America (side 1)
*Necks: Unfold
*New Ting: 2020-01-06 "For Years Now" (wav)
*Ivo Perelman: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 2: Tarvos
*RAIC: RAIC Presents Cinema Paradiso Volume 1: Häxan
*Cecil Taylor: Garden "Elell"
*June Tyson/Sun Ra: Saturnian Queen of the Sun Ra Arkestra
*Various artists: History of Electronic/Electroacoustic Music (CDR compilation) (disc 41)
*Blue Cheer: Outsideinside
*Dirty Projectors: Swing Lo Magellan
*Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings (disc 23)
*Gentle Giant: In a Glass House
*Gentle Giant: Playing the Fool
*Gentle Giant: Interview
*Henry Cow: Hamburg (Cow Box Redux)
*Henry Cow: Trondheim 1 (Cow Box Redux)
*Henry Cow: Trondheim 2 (Cow Box Redux)
*Henry Cow: Stockholm & Göteborg (Cow Box Redux)
*Henry Cow: Later and Post-Virgin (Cow Box Redux)
*Muffins: Open City (side 1)
*Various artists: Country & Western Hit Parade 1962: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Hillbilly Music
*Various artists: Soul Blues from Cathy (CDR compilation) (disc 2)

Reading List, Week of 2020-01-19

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The last Rebus novel, so far! Now it's on to the short stories and the two Malcolm Fox novels...

Reading List 2020-01-20:

*Longbehn, Volker. Arno Schmidt's Zettel's Traum: An Analysis (started)
*Rankin, Ian. The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories (started)
*Rankin, Ian. In a House of Lies (started/finished)
*Deutsch, David. The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes and Its Implications (in progress)
*Einsohn, Amy, and Marilyn Schwartz. The Copyeditor's Handbook, 4th ed. (in progress)
*Piekut, Benjamin. Henry Cow: The World Is a Problem (in progress)
*Showcase Presents: Legion of Super Heroes, Vol . 2 (in progress)

Friday, January 17, 2020

Time and Music



Time interacts in numerous ways with our perception of a piece of music: the circumstances—macro and micro—of our first and subsequent hearings; the duration and intensity of our listening; the seemingly ceaseless improvisation of memory. In a different way, there’s also the specific impact in time and a work’s general reception, its scale and assessment. --Stuart Broomer, "Eric Dolphy - Musical prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions," Free Jazz Collective 2019-02-04

Monday, January 13, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-01-12

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I'd forgotten how wonderfully weird the Muffins LP <185> is... their only one produced by Fred Frith... evidently the CD has two versions, one less Frith-icized... will need to check that out... I actually like what he did on this; the sound is warped and layered... Speaking of Frith, I am getting more into Dagmar Krause's vocals than I ever have before... she's certainly an acquired taste, but her voice is a perfect fit for the strident politics of Henry Cow... I need to dig out my Art Bears records...

Playlist 2020-01-13:

*Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die
*Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise
*Anthony Braxton: Echo Echo Mirror House
*Anthony Braxton Zim Sextet: 2018-05-30 London (CDR)
*Brötzmann/Schlippenbach/Bennink: Fifty Years After…
*Ornette Coleman: The Great London Concert "Forms and Sounds for Wind Quintet"
*Colla Parte: 2019-11-24 Rhizome, Washington DC (wav) (set 2)
*Elder Ones: From Untruth
*Herbie Hancock: Treasure Chest (sides 3, 4)
*Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy: The Lady Who Swings the Band 1936-1938 (side 1)
*Oliver Lake: NTU: Point From Which Creation Begins (side 1)
*Robert Landfermann/Ingrid Laubrock/Achim Kaufmann/Tom Rainey: Topaz
*Charles Mingus: Nostalgia in Times Square (side 2)
*Charles Mingus: Let My Children Hear Music (side 1)
*Evan Parker/Joe Morris/Nate Wooley: Ninth Square
*Ivo Perelman: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 1: Titan
*Soft Heap: Soft Heap (side 2)
*Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Biosystem
*Various artists: History of Electronic/Electroacoustic Music (CDR compilation) (disc 40)
*Apples in Stereo: The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone
*Beach Boys: SMiLE (side 1)
*Beatles: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band (2009 stereo vinyl remaster) (side 1)
*Mike Elder/Greg Jordan/Harry Forrest/Sam Byrd: 2020-01-04 (wav)
*Fall of Troy: Doppelgänger
*Henry Cow: Concerts (Cow Box Redux) (discs 1, 2)
*Henry Cow: 1974-5 (Cow Box Redux)
*Henry Cow/Slapp Happy: Desperate Straights (Cow Box Redux)
*Henry Cow/Slapp Happy: In Praise of Learning (Cow Box Redux)
*Henry Cow: Western Culture (Cow Box Redux)
*Jackie Mittoo: Tribute to Jackie Mittoo (disc 1)
*Muffins: <185> (sides 1, 2)
*Ollie & the Nightingales: Ollie & the Nightingales
*Prince: 1999 (Super Deluxe Edition) (discs 4, 5)
*Residents: Not Available (pREServed Edition) (disc 2)
*Specials: Specials (side 1)
*Various artists: Gibble Gobble and Sadaba: Exotic Blues & Rhythm vol. 5 & 6
*Various artists: Soul Blues from Cathy (CDR compilation) (disc 1)
*Various artists: Country & Western Hit Parade 1961: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Hillbilly Music
*Various artists: Funk from Cathy (CDR compilation)
*Various artists: You Better Believe It! Vol. 2
*Brian Wilson: No Pier Pressure (side 3)