Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-03-29



The Night of the Purple Moon continues to be one of my all-time favorite Sun Ra records... warmth and generosity of spirit suffused through electricity and John Gilmore on drums... loving this: Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey are releasing duet streams from their home: Stir Crazy... I really miss the last couple of minutes missing from the stereo version of The Magic City... Amazing rediscovery: The Call by Mal Waldron... have had that album for years but had not given it the attention it deserves... dug it up this week and whoa! not an acoustic piano in sight... it's all electric piano, plus organ... dreamy and unique...

Playlist 2020-03-30:

*Derek Bailey/Han Bennink: Han
*Daniel Barbiero and Cristiano Bocci: 2019-06-22 Rhizome, Washington DC (wav)
*Anthony Braxton: Quartet (New Haven) 2014 (disc 4)
*Company: Company 6 & 7
*Miles Davis/Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (disc 4)
*Miles Davis: The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965 (disc 7)
*Andrew Drury: Content Provider
*Fletcher Henderson: The Complete Fletcher Henderson 1927-1936 (side 2)
*Fletcher Henderson: Swing's The Thing (1931-1934) (side 1)
*Joe Henderson: Black Miracle (side 1)
*Keith Jarrett/Jan Garbarek: Luminessence (side 1)
*Ingrid Laubrock: Forensic
*Ingrid Laubrock Ubatuba: 2015-10-08 Bremen, Germany (CDR)
*Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: Stir Crazy: Episode 1 (streaming)
*Adam Lion/Matt Nelson: 2019-07-13 Gamelan Raga Kusuma, University of Richmond (wav)
*Sunny Murray: An Even Break (Never Give a Sucker)
*Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core: Wild Red Yellow
*Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes (disc 1)
*Evan Parker: 50th Birthday Concert (discs 1, 2)
*Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo: No Mundo Dos Sons (disc 1)
*RAIC: 2019-07-13 Gamelan Raga Kusuma, University of Richmond (wav)
*Tomeka Reid Quartet: Old New
*Woody Shaw with Anthony Braxton: The Iron Men (side 2)
*Tyshawn Sorey: Alloy "A Love Song"
*Spring Heel Jack: The Sweetness of the Water
*Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra: The Magic City (Full Stereo Version)
*Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra: The Night of the Purple Moon (sides 1, 2)
*Cecil Taylor Quartet featuring Anthony Braxton: 2007-06-08 London (CDR)
*Thing: Boot!
*David Torn/Tim Berne/Ches Smith: Sun Of Goldfinger
*Ralph Towner: Solstice (side 1)
*McCoy Tyner: Mosaic Select (disc 1)
*UYA: 1992-03-07: This Tactile Number (wav)
*UYA: 1992-03-10 (wav)
*Mal Waldron: The Call (sides 1, 2)
*YoshimiO/Susie Ibarra/Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Flower of Sulphur
*Mozart: Complete Works for Flute & Orchestra (Sharon Bezaly/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra)
*Mozart: Symphony no. 34 in C/Witt: Symphony in C (London Mozart Players)
*3-2-1: 1983-01-21 Chester Va. (cassette)
*Cream: Goodbye Tour Live 1968 (disc 2)
*Robert Fripp: Exposure (side 1)
*Muffins: <185> (side 1)
*Dan Penn: Close To Me: More Fame Recordings
*Pere Ubu: New Picnic Time (side 1)
*Shardik: Shardik
*Talking Heads: Talking Heads: 77 (sides 1, 2)
*Talking Heads: Fear of Music (side 1)
*U.S. Maple: Talker
*Various ‎artists: The Smithsonian Collection Of Classic Country Music (discs 3, 4)
*Various artists: Canterbury Tales: Nuggets from the Psychedelic Underground (disc 3)

Reading List, Week of 2020-03-29

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Reading List 2020-03-30:

*Carswell, Sean. Occupy Pynchon: Politics after Gravity's Rainbow (started)
*Goldbarth, Albert. The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems 1972-2007 (finished)
*Einsohn, Amy, and Marilyn Schwartz. The Copyeditor's Handbook, 4th ed. (in progress)
*Gioia, Ted. The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire (in progress)
*Mantel, Hilary. The Mirror & the Light (in progress)

Monday, March 23, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-03-22



R.I.P. Danny Ray Thompson... the heavy anchor of many wonderful versions of "D.27-II"...

Playlist 2020-03-23:

*Marshall Allen/Danny Ray Thompson/Jamie Saft/Trevor Dunn/Balazs Pandi/Roswell Rudd: Ceremonial Healing
*Anthony Braxton: In the Tradition Volume 2 (side 2)
*Anthony Braxton: Quartet (New Haven) 2014 (disc 4)
*Brötzmann/Laswell: Low Life
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2019-08-27 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Company: Company 4
*Company: Fables
*Company: 1983-05-23 BBC (CDR)
*Kris Davis and Craig Taborn: Octopus
*Duke Ellington: The Bethlehem Years, Volume I (sides 1, 2)
*Herbie Hancock: Head Hunters
*Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five: Louis Jordan's Greatest Hits (side 1)
*Louis Jordan: Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1941-1947) (sides 1, 2)
*Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith: Yo Miles! (disc 1)
*Tony Levin/David Torn/Alan White: Levin Torn White
*Arto Lindsay/Paal Nilssen-Love: Scarcity
*Jimmy Lyons: The Box Set (disc 2)
*Jay McShann Orchestra featuring Charlie Parker: Early Bird
*Charles Mingus: Jazz Composers Workshop
*Sunny Murray: Sunshine
*New Ting: 2020-03-02 "Media Scan" (wav)
*Plymouth: Plymouth "Standish"
*Chano Pozo : El Tambor De Cuba (Life And Music Of The Legendary Cuban Conga Drummer) (disc 3)
*Tom Rainey Trio: Combobulated
*Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis
*Cecil Taylor Unit: Live In Bologna (sides 3, 4)
*McCoy Tyner: Sama Layuca
*Kenny Wheeler: Deer Wan (sides 1, 2)
*Mozart: The Concertos for Piano & Orchestra (Murray Perahia/English Chamber Orchestra) (disc 3)
*Beatles:  From Liverpool: The Beatles Box (LP 1, side 1, LP 5, side 1)
*Boston Spaceships: Let It Beard
*Caravan: Caravan
*Gang Of Four: Solid Gold (side 1)
*Gang Of Four: Another Day/Another Dollar (sides 1, 2)
*Gentle Giant: Octopus
*Neu!: Neu! 2
*News from Babel: Letters Home
*Sean O'Hagan: Radum Calls, Radum Calls
*Dan Penn: Close To Me: More Fame Recordings
*Tim Presley's White Fence: I Have to Feed Larry's Hawk
*Public Enemy: Bring the Noise 2000
*Squeeze: Singles - 45's And Under (sides 1, 2)
*Lewis Taylor: The Lost Album
*David Thomas & The Pedestrians: More Places Forever (side 1)
*Trouble Funk: Saturday Night Live From Washington D.C. (side 1)
*U.S. Maple: Sang Phat Editor
*Various ‎artists: The Smithsonian Collection Of Classic Country Music (discs 1, 2)
*Various artists: Canterbury Tales: Nuggets from the Psychedelic Underground (discs 1, 2)

Reading List, Week of 2020-03-22

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Reading List 2020-03-23:

*Gioia, Ted. The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire (started)
*Ellis, Warren, et al. The Planetary Omnibus (finished)
*Watts, Graham. Shakespeare's Authentic Performance Texts: The Case for Staging from the First Folio (finished)
*Einsohn, Amy, and Marilyn Schwartz. The Copyeditor's Handbook, 4th ed. (in progress)
*Goldbarth, Albert. The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems 1972-2007 (in progress)
*Mantel, Hilary. The Mirror & the Light (in progress)

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The Past Recaptured


I thought I had lost this forever! This is my original copy of the "Magic Juke Box" EP from my childhood: a strange and unsettling excursion into sleep and music, and of course the inspiration for the name I've given my iPods. The cover is long gone. The missing chunk also broke off long, long ago, way before I started using this in UYA. Place this on top of an album, put the needle in the missing chunk, and you've got a noisy loop. When I packed up all my records and moved back to Richmond from Boston, I couldn't find this among all the other UYA vinyl sources for turntable improvisations (a collection in and of itself) and I thought it gone forever. So imagine my surprise when I pulled out the album Hear the Beatles Tell All and out rolled Howdy Doody!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-03-15



Music for a pandemic: Derek Bailey's absract, non-referential guitar squonks...  Annette Peacock's synthesized warblings... Billy Cobham's power shuffle... Morton Feldman's iterative slow lines... Alexander Hawkins's hardcore organ... Matana Roberts stating facts and naming names...

Playlist 2020-03-16:

*Derek Bailey: Improvisation
*Paul Bley: Ballads (side 1)
*Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show: Revenge: The Bigger The Love The Greater The Hate (side 1)
*Anthony Braxton: In the Tradition Volume 2 (side 1)
*Anthony Braxton: 4 (Ensemble) Compositions 1992 "Comp. 164"
*Company: Company 2
*Company: Company 3
*Jacques Coursil: Black Suite
*Miles Davis: The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions (disc 5) "Right Off"
*Elton Dean's Ninesense: Oh! For the Edge (side 2)
*Decoy with Joe McPhee: AC/DC
*Morton Feldman: Morton Feldman Festival 2008-02-09 Amsterdam Part 3 (CDR) (discs 1, 2)
*Henry Kaiser: 1980-05-03 Richmond Artists Workshop (CDR) (discs 1, 2)
*London Jazz Composers Orchestra featuring Anthony Braxton: 1988-03-25 Basel, Switzerland (CDR) (disc 2)
*Charles Mingus: Minor Intrusions (side 2)
*Roscoe Mitchell Sextet: 2017-01-29 Milano (CDR)
*David Murray: The London Concert (side 2)
*Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter One: Les Gens de Couleur Libres
*Sun Ra and His Space Arkestra: What Planet Is This? (disc 1)
*Sun Ra Arkestra: Live in Nickelsdorf 1984 (discs 1, 2, 3)
*Cecil Taylor: 3 Phasis (side 1)
*Various artists: Afro-Cuban Jazz (sides 2, 3, 4)
*Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour (EP) (record 2, side 3)
*Cream: Goodbye Tour Live 1968 (disc 1)
*Chris Cutler/Fred Frith: Live In Prague And Washington (side 2)
*Grateful Dead: 1971-12-01 Boston Music Hall (set 2 Cryptical > Other One > Me and My Uncle) (CDR)
*Guided By Voices: Human Amusements at Hourly Rates
*Henry Cow: 1977-09-27 Oriago, Italy (CDR)
*Henry Cow: 1977-12-16 Amsterdam (CDR)
*Henry Cow: 1978-01-13 Zurich (CDR)
*Chaka Khan: What Cha' Gonna Do for Me (side 1)
*OOIOO: Nijimus
*Orckestra (Henry Cow + Mike Westbrook Brass Band): 1977-09-16 Milano, Italy (CDR) (disc 2)
*Pere Ubu: Dub Housing (side 2)
*Robert Pollard: The Best of 2012-2014
*Skatalites: Ska Foundation (disc 1)
*Various artists: Country & Western Hit Parade 1970: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Hillbilly Music
*XTC: Us Being Us (boot CDR)
*XTC: The Good Things (boot CDR)
*Frank Zappa: Son of Hot Rats (boot CDR)