Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-05-24


Fusion heaven, here... Forest of Feelings was one of those albums I never managed to get back in the '70s... I listened to friends' copies a lot, but even back then it was hard to come by... my brother generously gifted me a copy, and I have been digging it all over again... I lost track of David Sancious after his first two albums... there were guest appearances on Lenny White and Stanley Clarke albums, but nothing as mind-blowing as this, and after that I lost track... did he ever top his debut, though?... his guitar and keyboard playing are brilliant on Forest, and the band is crackerjack... After finishing Ted Gioia's book The Jazz Standards I've had a hankering for... well, jazz standards... love to hear them as played by Anthony Braxton, so I'll be working my way through his Standards Quartet discs again... there's also a fantastic youtube video of Braxton's more current quartet doing standards in London in January of this year, featuring Alexander Hawkins on piano... now that gets my blood going... will also be revisiting Bill Evans trio music and more Miles Davis in this vein... as well as acquainting myself in more depth with Keith Jarrett's standards trio (at least until I can't take the squawking any more)... 

Playlist 2020-05-25:

*Rashied Ali/Frank Lowe: Duo Exchange (side 1)
*AMM/MEV: Apogee (disc 2)
*Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Alternate Express (side 1)
*Anthony Braxton: 20 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (disc 1)
*Clifford Brown and Max Roach: Clifford Brown and Max Roach
*Chamber 4: City Of Light
*Gerald Cleaver/Uncle June: Be It As I See It
*Rodger Coleman: Real Gone 
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2015-05-14 Nashville (wav) Track 7
*Alice Coltrane: Spiritual Eternal: The Complete Warner Bros. Studio Recordings (disc 2)
*Chick Corea: The Complete “Is” Sessions (disc 1)
*Marilyn Crispell/Eddie Prévost/Harrison Smith: 2012-11-07 London (CDR)
*Bill Dixon: Son of Sisyphus
*Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet: Time Like This
*Andrew Hill: From California with Love (side 1)
*Anna Högberg Attack: Lena
*Keith Jarrett: Sun Bear Concerts (disc 5)
*Henry Kaiser: 1980-05-03 Richmond Artists Workshop (CDR) (disc 2)
*Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: Stir Crazy: Episode 9
*Layers of Memory: 2019-12-07 RVA (wav)"No. 4"
*Sergio Mendes: Quiet Nights
*MIMEO/John Tilbury: The Hands Of Caravaggio
*Lee Morgan: The Procrastinator (side 3)
*New Ting: 2020-02-17 "Still Waitin' for Cantankeroid" (wav)
*New Ting: 2020-03-02 "Media Scan" (wav)
*Don Pullen/Milford Graves: In Concert at Yale University
*Flora Purim: Everyday, Everynight
*Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
*Keith Rowe and John Tilbury: Duos for Doris (disc 2)
*David Sancious: Forest of Feelings (side 2)
*Susana Santos Silva: Life and Other Transient Storms
*Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Quintessence (disc 1)
*Sun Ra: Continuation (Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey) (disc 2)
*Sun Ra and His Arkestra: 1976-08-24 Châteauvallon, France (CDR) (disc 2)
*Sun Ra: Piano Recital, Teatro  La Fenice, Venezia
*Sun Ra: The Other Side of the Sun (side 2)
*Cecil Taylor: Silent Tongues (side 1)
*McCoy Tyner: Supertrios
*Mal Waldron: The Call (side 1)
*Tony Williams Lifetime: Turn It Over (side 1)
*Art Bears: The World As It Is Today
*Clash: Sandinista (side 5)
*Dark Carpet: Factory Side
*Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol. 5 (1973-11-17 UCLA) (disc 1)
*Guided By Voices: Surrender Your Poppy Field
*Happy the Man: 1976-04-03 Baltimore (discs 1, 2)
*Paul McCartney: Pure McCartney (Deluxe Ed.) (disc 2)
*Roxy Music: Siren (side 2)
*Devadip Carlos Santana: Oneness: Silver Dreams - Golden Reality

Reading List, Week of 2020-05-24

How We Read: Tales, Fury, Nothing, Sound – punctum books

Reading List 2020-05-25:

*Cutler, Chris and Tim Hodgkinson. The Henry Cow Book (started)
*How We Read: Tales, Fury, Nothing, Sound (ed. Kaitlin Heller, Suzanne Conklin Akbari) (finished)
*Einsohn, Amy, and Marilyn Schwartz. The Copyeditor's Handbook, 4th ed. (in progress)
*Erikson, Steve. Memories of Ice (reread/in progress)
*Mustich, James. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die (in progress)

Monday, May 18, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-05-17


Like all weeks, this past one was a mixture of old and new... enjoying revisiting old friends while making new ones... doing some major catch-up on Alice Coltrane... love her organ work... warm and luscious tenor from Archie Shepp on Mariamar... two divergent paths for American prog: melodic and classical with Happy the Man, free jazz and experimental with the Muffins... 

Playlist 2020-05-18:

*Airto: Free
*AMM: Newfoundland
*AMM/MEV: Apogee (disc 1)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2014-12-30 Nashville (selections)
*Rodger Coleman/Sam Byrd: Perihelion
*Alice Coltrane: Spiritual Eternal: The Complete Warner Bros. Studio Recordings (disc 1)
*George Duke: Liberated Fantasies (side 1)
*Joe Henderson: Barcelona
*Anna Högberg Attack: Lena
*Keith Jarrett: Sun Bear Concerts (disc 4)
*Henry Kaiser: 1980-05-03 Richmond Artists Workshop (CDR) (disc 1)
*Roland Kirk Quartet: Rip, Rig, and Panic
*Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: Stir Crazy: Episodes 5, 6, 7, 8
*George Lewis: Homage To Charles Parker
*Music Now Ensemble 1969: Silver Pyramid
*Flora Purim: Nothing Will Be as It Was… Tomorrow
*Flora Purim: That's What She Said
*Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
*Keith Rowe and John Tilbury: Duos for Doris (disc 1)
*David Sancious: Forest of Feelings (side 2)
*Archie Shepp: Mariamar (side 1)
*Bessie Smith: The World's Greatest Blues Singer (sides 1, 4)
*Sun Ra and His Arkestra: 1976-08-24 Châteauvallon, France (CDR) (discs 1, 2)
*Sun Ra and His Arkestra: 1976-08-24 Châteauvallon, France (CDR) (disc 1)
*Thumbscrew: Ours
*David S. Ware/Apogee: Birth Of A Being
*World Saxophone Quartet: Revue
*3-2-1: More than 3 Minutes of 3-2-1 (cassette)
*3-2-1: Under the Influence of 3-2-1
*3-2-1: 3-2-1 plus Tad Thaddock
*Clash: Sandinista (sides 1, 2, 3, 4)
*Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (sides 1, 2)
*Gentle Giant: 1975-11-24 Basel (CDR)
*Happy the Man: Happy the Man
*Happy the Man: Crafty Hands
*Henry Cow: Ex Box: Collected Fragments 1971-1978
*Ned Lagin: Seastones
*Paul McCartney: iMac (CDR compilation) (disc 2)
*Muffins: Open City (side 1)
*Sean O'Hagan: Radum Calls, Radum Calls
*Prince: Xpectation

Reading List, Week of 2020-05-17

Amazon.com: Occupy Pynchon: Politics after Gravity's Rainbow ...

Reading List 2020-05-18:

*Carswell, Sean. Occupy Pynchon: Politics after Gravity's Rainbow (finished)
*Einsohn, Amy, and Marilyn Schwartz. The Copyeditor's Handbook, 4th ed. (in progress)
*Erikson, Steve. Memories of Ice (reread/in progress)
*How We Read: Tales, Fury, Nothing, Sound (ed. Kaitlin Heller, Suzanne Conklin Akbari) (in progress)
*Mustich, James. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die (in progress)

Friday, May 15, 2020

New Ting on Bandcamp


New Ting now has a Bandcamp page! Finally...took a while to get it going. While we will continue to maintain our master archive of all our improvisations and live sets over at archive.org, the Bandcamp page will be a curated set of recordings...the best of the best. Please check it out and enjoy!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-05-10

Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis (2019, File ...

Ingrid Laubrock
and Tom Rainey have continued to release weekly updates to their Stir Crazy series of duos recorded during isolation... these recordings are wonderful... visceral, immediate, and alive... One of the most amazing sets of recordings I've been digging into recently is Matana Roberts's Coin Coin series... she is up to 4 of a projected 12 chapters, and each one so far is mindblowingly original... hypnotic horn lines and mesmerizing vocals charged with a unique mix of folk, trad jazz, bluegrass, and gospel transmogrified into avant-garde jazz of the highest order, imbued with a deeply mysterious sense of history and a mysticism that is unlike anything else I've heard... her singing voice is so appealing, and her sax playing very intense... there's so much going on that it's hard to imagine how she will top these first four chapters... a massive achievement... 

Playlist 2020-05-11:

*George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet: Earth Beams (side 1)
*Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Fantastic Mrs. 10
*Circle: Paris Concert (side 2)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Aphelion
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: Imaginary Vinyl
*Convergence Quartet: Slow and Steady
*Jan Garbarek: Sart (side 2)
*Keith Jarrett: Sun Bear Concerts (disc 3)
*Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth: Epicenter
*Nicole Mitchell: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
*Roscoe Mitchell: Splatter
*Roscoe Mitchell with Ostravská Banda: Distant Radio Transmission
*Oregon: In Concert (side 1)
*Evan Parker/Keith Rowe/Barry Guy/Eddie Prévost: Supersession
*Bud Powell/Charles Mingus/Max Roach: The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever (sides 3, 4)
*Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
*Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis
*Simulacrum: Beyond Good and Evil
*Cecil Taylor Unit: 1966-10-16 Stuttgart (CDR) (disc 1)
*Lenny White: Big City (side 1)
*John Zorn/Rashanim: Masada Rock
*3-2-1: Even More 3-2-1 (cassette)
*3-2-1: The Further Adventures of 3-2-1
*John Barry: Goldfinger (Definitive Soundtrack Collection)
*Deerhoof: Surprise Symphonies
*Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks Vol. 36 (1972-09-21 Philadelphia) "Dark Star"
*Hugh Hopper:  Hopper Tunity Box (side 2)
*Jefferson Pilot: Shadow Hobby
*Paul McCartney: iMac (CDR compilation) (disc 1)
*Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66: Foursider
*Muffins: Open City (side 2)
*OOIOO: Nijimusi
*Talking Heads: The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (side 4)
*Various ‎artists: The Smithsonian Collection Of Classic Country Music (disc 8)

Reading List, Week of 2020-05-10

Deadhouse Gates: A Tale of The Malazan Book of the Fallen: Steven ...

Reading List 2020-05-11:

*Erikson, Steve, Memories of Ice (reread/started)
*Erikson, Steve, Deadhouse Gates (reread/finished)
*Carswell, Sean. Occupy Pynchon: Politics after Gravity's Rainbow (in progress)
*Einsohn, Amy, and Marilyn Schwartz. The Copyeditor's Handbook, 4th ed. (in progress)
*How We Read: Tales, Fury, Nothing, Sound (ed. Kaitlin Heller, Suzanne Conklin Akbari) (in progress)
*Mustich, James. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die (in progress)