Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Playlist, Week of 2017-03-26

Playlist 2017-03-27:

*Daniel Barbiero/Sam Byrd/Jimmy Ghaphery: 2017-03-21 Rhizome, Washington DC (wav)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2016-12-28 Nashville (wav) (track 4)
*John Coltrane: The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (disc 1)
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol. 17
*Mary Halvorson Octet: Away with You
*Ingrid Laubrock: Serpentines
*Living By Lanterns: New Myth/Old Science
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2017-02-20 "Ash Pass Surprise" (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2017-03- *** "Box of Voices" (wav)
*David Torn Prezens: 2008-03-14 New Haven, CT (CDR) (disc 1)
*John Zorn: Cobra: John Zorn's Game Pieces, Vol. 2
*Asha Bhosle: selections
*Deerhoof: I Thought We Were Friends (single/streaming)
*Henry Cow: 1978-01-13 Z├╝rich (wav)
*NRBQ: High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective (disc 1)
*Shirelles: The World's Greatest Girls Group (disc 1)
*UYA: 1990-12-13 Skidmarks (wav)
*Various artists: Y2K: The Byrd Edition (cassette compilation) (side A)

Reading List, Week of 2017-03-26

Reading List 2017-03-27:

*Tatsumi, Yoshihiro. Abandon the Old in Tokyo (started)
*Pratt, Hugo. Corto Maltese: The Early Years (started/finished)
*Pratt, Hugo. Corto Maltese in Africa (started/finished)
*Jackson, Holbrook. Anatomy of Bibliomania (in progress)
*Pynchon, Thomas. Against the Day (reread/in progress)
*Silliman, Ron. The Alphabet (in progress)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Barbiero/Byrd/Ghaphery at Rhizome

                                                                      Phong Tran

Lot of fun playing at Rhizome this week! Great space for dynamics, and we were able to get quite quiet at times. The set is up for listening and free download at archiv.org.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Playlist, Week of 2017-03-19

Playlist 2017-03-20:

*Terry Adams: Talk Thelonious
*Anthony Braxton Quartet: 1993-07-18  Oakland, CA (CDR) (disc 2)
*Anthony Braxton: Trillium E (disc 4)
*Duke Ellington: The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion, and Okeh Small Group Sessions (disc 3)
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol. 17 (disc 1)
*Michael Formanek/Tim Berne/Jeff Hirshfield: Loose Cannon
*Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble: Intergalactic Beings
*Jelly Roll Morton: Volume Two (JSP)
*Music Improvisation Company: 1968-1971
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2017-02-27 "Several Round Things" (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2017-03-06 "Coagulation of the Laid" (wav)
*Sonny Rollins Quartet with Don Cherry: Complete Live at the Village Gate 1962 (discs  5, 6)
*Wadada Leo Smith: Kabell Years 1971-1979 (disc 4)
*Sun Ra And His Arkestra: Sun Ra And His Arkestra At Inter-Media Arts April 1991 (disc 1)
*Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up: Old Locks and Irregular Verbs
*Ahleuchatistas: Of the Body Prone
*Cobalt: Slow Forever (disc 2)
*Darkside: Psychic
*Henry Cow: 1975-05-17 Grenoble, France (wav)
*Madvillain: Madvillainy
*NRBQ: Workshop
*NRBQ: Wild Weekend
*NRBQ: High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective (disc 3)
*Opeth: Sorceress (Limited Edition) (disc 2)
*Primus: Pork Soda
*Prince: Tokyo 1990 (boot)
*UYA: 1990-11-11/18: Yo Age and in Old (wav)
*UYA: 1990-12-05: Dreams of Brazil (wav)
*UYA: 1990-12-08: Rebuilding Billy (wav)
*Various artists: Take Me to the River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977 (disc 3)
*Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks: Orange Crate Art
*Zevious: Passing Through the Wall

Reading List, Week of 2017-03-19

Reading List 2017-03-20:

*Pratt, Hugo. Corto Maltese in Africa (started)
*Pratt, Hugo. Corto Maltese: A Mid-Winter Morning's Dream (finished)
*Jackson, Holbrook. Anatomy of Bibliomania (in progress)
*Pynchon, Thomas. Against the Day (reread/in progress)
*Silliman, Ron. The Alphabet (in progress)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Barbiero/Byrd/Ghaphery Trio: Gig In DC Next Week

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Chris Videll

Daniel Barbiero, Jimmy Ghaphery, and I will be improvising at Rhizome in DC next week. Double bass, alto sax (and maybe clarinet?), and drums/percussion/coffee cans.

Details are here, and there's a Facebook page. We'll be sharing the evening with Sahba Sizdakhani and Jim Strong. Rhizome is a great space for our kind of quiet(-ish) improvising.

Here's a video of our last performance there, last summer.

If you're in the DC area, check it out!