Monday, July 24, 2017

Playlist, Week of 2017-07-23

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Around Robert Wyatt is an album of interesting orchestral settings of Wyatt songs... he even sings on some of them... some versions are more successful than others... sometimes the arrangements strike me as too intrusive... I'm just a crank... Interesting prog-math rock sounds from Upsilon Acrux... read a mention of them on a best-of list and they sounded intriguing... Alexander Hawkins' new double CD of medium- and large-sized ensemble works, Unit[e], starts off with a bang with the Jerome Cooper composition "For the People"... the whole album is stomping, grooving, brilliant free jazz, propelled by Hawkins' always excellent piano playing... with "[C]all," I also hear traces of Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society here... multiple harmolodic lines anchored by propulsive drums, maybe... elsewhere, echoes of various AACM large ensembles, especially Muhal Richard Abram's... In the world of soul and sophisticated pop, Dusty Springfield is always enjoyable... some of the production values are too polished for me, but her voice is a delight... faves from the B sides here include "Something Special" (her own composition), "Baby Don't You Know," and "I'll Love You for a While"... Somewhat sadly, the only version I've seen of King Crimson is the quartet as heard on Live at Cap D'Agde, 1982... sadly, because while I love Bill Bruford, I have a really hard time with Adrian Belew's strained vocals... thus, I don't find myself returning to this version of the group much... even though there's lots of cool stuff going on... even so, it's very beat-driven, and I prefer the more exploratory, freer Crimson music of, say, the version with Jamie Muir and John Wetton... again with the crankiness...

Playlist 2017-07-24:

*Alice Babs & Duke Ellington: Serenade to Sweden
*Anthony Braxton: Trillium E (disc 1)
*Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet: Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Indeterminate (Improvisations for Piano & Drums)
*Rodger Coleman/Sam Byrd: Who Doesn't Fade?
*Chick Corea: The Musician (disc 1)
*Eric Dolphy: Iron Man
*George Duke: Faces in Reflection
*Alexander Hawkins: Unit[e]
*Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey/Kris Davis/Ralph Alessi: Lark
*John McLaughlin: My Goal's Beyond
*Purple Trap: Decided ... Already The Motionless Heart Of Tranquility, Tangling The Prayer Called "I" (disc 2)
*Sun Ra and His Arkestra: Jazz in Silhouette
*Sun Ra and His Mythic Science Arkestra: The Paris Tapes: Live at le Theatre du Chatelet 1971
*Various artists: Creative Music Studio (Archive Selections, Vol. 1) (disc 1)
*World Saxophone Quartet: Requiem for Julius
*John Zorn: Cobra (disc 2)
*Apples in Stereo: The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone
*Beatles: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band (2017 remix vinyl) (side 2)
*Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Live at Hollywood High
*D’Angelo: Brown Sugar
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: 2017-07-15 (wav)
*Gong: You
*KIng Crimson: Live at Cap D'Agde, 1982
*Orchestre National de Jazz: Around Robert Wyatt
*Prince and the Revolution: Purple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition) (discs 1, 2)
*Dusty Springfield: Complete A and B Sides 1963-1970 (disc 2)
*Upsilon Acrux: Upsilon Live
*XTC: Skylarking: Deluxe Edition (side 4)
*Neil Young: Tonight’s the Night
*Neil Young: Chrome Dreams (soniclovenoize reconstruction)

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