Monday, July 17, 2017

Playlist, Week of 2017-07-16

In a great summer for major reissues, another one to add to the list is the new remastered and expanded edition of Purple Rain... key draw is the second disc of unreleased material, much of which I've heard, but not with this sound quality, including the amazing "Wonderful Ass,"one of my favorite Prince bootleg tracks...  second key draw is the presence of all the Purple Rain-related extended 12-inch singles, many on CD for the first time... there are some issues with this release, though, and the best overall review I've seen of it is here... It's also guitar week, it seems! In addition to revisiting some of the unreleased December 2016 sessions with Rodger Coleman, whose guitar playing always gets me excited, I'm enjoying delving a little deeper into the guitar playing of Nels Cline... his playing in the guitar/bass/drum trio context is particularly inventive, with a hefty dose of noise mixed in, especially on Instrumentals... Henry Kaiser's Everything Forever is an extended 80-minute solo guitar piece that quickly delves into "Dark Star" territory... it's a long trance piece, but the mood is beautifully sustained... Mix in some Garcia, some Fripp, and some Steve Hillage and you have a nice week of guitar.

Playlist 2017-07-17:

*Johann Christian Bach: Six Favorite Overtures (Academy of Ancient Music)
*Anthony Braxton Zim Sextet: 2017-06-03 Moers (CDR)
*Nels Cline: Coward
*Nels Cline Singers: Instrumentals
*Nels Cline Trio: Ground
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2016-12-26 Nashville (wav) (selections)
*Mary Halvorson Quintet: Saturn Sings
*Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: 2011-07-25 NYC (CDR)
*Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra: Sketches from Bamboo
*Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (disc 1)
*Sun Ra and His Arkestra: Super-Sonic Jazz
*Sun Ra: 1982-06-24 Mannheim, Germany (CDR) (disc 1)
*Henry Threadgill Sextet: Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket
*John Zorn: Moonchild: Songs Without Words
*Apples in Stereo: The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone
*Area: Maledetti (Maudits)
*Beach Boys: 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow (selections)
*Beatles: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band (Super Deluxe Ed.) (discs 2, 3)
*Gong: Live in Sherwood Forest '75
*Grateful Dead: Cornell 5.8.77 (disc 3)
*Grateful Dead: 50 Shades of Black & White (1987-04-07 East Rutherford NJ)
*Hatfield and the North: The Rotters’ Club (side 2)
*Henry Kaiser: Everything Forever
*King Crimson: Islands (40th Anniversary Ed.) (disc 2)
*King Tubby: Two Big Bull in a One Pen Dubwise
*Prince and the Revolution: Purple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition) (discs 2, 3)
*Prince: Released (CDR compilation)
*Prince: Unreleased (CDR compilation)
*Rolling Stones: Havana Moon
*Neil Young: On the Beach

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