Monday, December 10, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-12-09

Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings

I find that I like to have some kind of game plan in my listening... still leaves lots of room for serendipity... hence my working through the discography of Craig Taborn... the David Binney and Chris Potter albums were new to me... not as much Taborn as I would have liked!... next week I'll start working through several live performances of his with David Torn... And hence my going through all the Anthony Braxton recordings I have with Mary Halvorson... And hence my digging into the Mosaic box of Duke Ellington Reprise recordings... Lots of gems in there, even some of the Mary Poppins material... Ellington and Billy Strayhorn spun gold from dross for years... Had a wonderful trio session with cellist Gary Rouzer and Jimmy Ghaphery over the weekend... for inspiration, he suggested checking out the Tr!o recording, which is really nice... Still absorbing the sessions with Rodger Coleman... conceptualizing potential albums... Had an opportunity to sit down with my brother and check out some of the new Dark Carpet material... rocking as always.... waiting for that next album!... As always, I feel behind in my listening....

Playlist 2018-12-10:

*David Binney: Out of Airplanes
*David Binney: Cities and Desire
*Anthony Braxton: Septet (Pittsburgh) 2008
*Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet: 2008-06-27 Besancon (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Moscow) 2008
*Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Trio: 2008-07-02 Tivoli (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton Septet: "Accelerator Ghost Dance" 2008-07-25 San Sebastian (CDR)
*Elliott Carter: A Nonesuch Retrospective (disc 3)
*Günter Christmann/Paul Lovens/Mats Gustafsson: Tr!o (selections)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-19 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-20 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings (discs 3, 4, 5)
*Esquivel & His Orchestra: Complete 1954-1962 Recordings (disc 5)
*Kate Gentile: Mannequins
*Dave Holland: Prism
*Makaya McCraven: Highly Rare (streaming)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-11-17 Sediment, RVA (wav)
*Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo: No Mundo Dos Sons (disc 2)
*Chris Potter: Follow the Red Line: Live at the Village Vanguard
*Henry Threadgill: Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus
*John Zorn/Simulacrum: Simulacrum
*Gang Font Feat. Interloper: The Gang Font Feat. Interloper
*Dark Carpet: 2018 selections
*King Crimson: 1972 unknown

Reading List, Week of 2018-12-09

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Reading List 2018-12-10:

*Adler, Renata. Pitch Dark (started)
*Steinbeck, Paul. Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago (started)
*Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok (transl. Jackson Crawford) (started/finished)
*Jemisin, N. K. The Fifth Season (finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Showcase Presents: Challengers of the Unknown (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Monday, December 3, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-12-02



Focusing on working my way through the two days' worth of recordings we did in Nashville.... it always takes a while to fully absorb these long, monstrous improvisations... As a result, slowing down a bit on the Craig Taborn trail... will get back to that soon... I'm also starting to revisit (relatively) recent Anthony Braxton recordings, especially ones with Mary Halvorson... The Alex Ward large ensemble recording is superlative... I really dug his clarinet playing on Alexander Hawkins' Unit[e]...

Playlist 2018-12-03:

*Anthony Braxton Septet: 2008-01-26 Chiasso (CDR)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-19 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-20 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings (discs 1, 2)
*Ivo Perelman: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 6: Saturn
*Ivo Perelman: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 7: Dione
*Flora Purim: Encounter
*Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra: My Brother the Wind Volume II
*Alex Ward: Volition (Live At Cafe Oto)
*Beatles: The Beatles (Super Deluxe Edition) (discs 5, 6)
*Deerhoof: Fever 121614
*Gang of Four: Entertainment!
*Dusty Springfield: The Dusty Springfield Anthology (disc 3)

Reading List, Week of 2018-12-02

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Reading List 2018-12-03:

*Jemisin, N. K. The Fifth Season (started)
*Showcase Presents: Challengers of the Unknown (started)
*Le Carré, John. Absolute Friends (started/finished)
*Knausgaard, Karl Ove. My Struggle, Book Six (transl. Don Bartlett and Martin Aitken) (finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-11-25



catching up...

Playlist 2018-11-26:

*Herbie Hancock: Mwandishi
*Elvin Jones: Genesis
*Les McCann: Invitation to Openness
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-10-15 "Who Needs Another Repair Job?" (wav)
*Atomic Rooster: In Hearing of Atomic Rooster
*Sam Cooke: Greatest Hits
*Prince: 1982-03-08 Minneapolis (CDR)
*Ronettes: Be My Baby: The Very Best of the Ronettes
*Shirelles: The Very Best of the Shirelles
*Supremes (selections)
*Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden

Reading List, Week of 2018-11-25

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Slowly but surely...

Reading List 2018-11-26:

*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Knausgaard, Karl Ove. My Struggle, Book Six (transl. Don Bartlett and Martin Aitken) (in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Nashville Dreams






















                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In the studio for the first of two days of recording with Rodger Coleman!!!! Whoo-hooooo!