Monday, December 31, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-12-30



Happy new year to everyone!  Inspired by the Art Ensemble of Chicago biography, I am beginning to delve back into their amazing discography.... and continuing to be blown away by Craig Taborn... the Flaga set is a brilliant showcase for his acoustic piano playing, and it's got some of the best drumming by Tyshawn Sorey I've heard yet... speaking of him, the new Tyshawn Sorey album promises to be amazing... I've only had time to play the first disc (of three!) so far, and the textures and moods of that disc are sumptuous and beguiling... can't wait to check out the rest... didn't realize Joe Morris was on it... Also exciting is the new Insurrection disc... lotsa killer guitar work!... Continuing to explore the new Beach Boys digital releases of alternate takes, backing tracks, and other goodies from 1968... nice to hear "My Little Red Book" finally officially released... Brian really puts his heart and soul into that one!

Playlist 2018-12-31:

*Horacee Arnold: Tales of the Exonerated Flea
*Art Ensemble of Chicago: A Jackson in Your House
*David Binney: Third Occasion
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-19 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Deluxe Edition) (disc 2)
*Duke Ellington: The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (disc 8)
*Duke Ellington: Afro Bossa
*Flaga: Flaga (Zorn/Masada Book Two: The Book of Angels Vol. 27)
*Michael Formanek:  The Rub And Spare Change
*Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas
*Billie Holiday: Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933–1944 (disc 5)
*Ingrid Laubrock: Contemporary Chaos Practices
*Tyshawn Sorey: Pillars (disc 1)
*John Zorn/Insurrection: Salem 1692
*Animal Collective: Strawberry Jam
*Animal Collective: Centipede Hz
*Beach Boys: I Can Hear Music: The 20/20 Sessions
*Beatles: The Beatles (Super Deluxe Edition) (disc 2)
*Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland (50th anniversary ed.) (discs 1, 3)
*George Jones and the Jones Boys: Live in Texas 1965
*Queens of the Stone Age: Songs for the Deaf
*Residents: Duck Stab/Buster & Glen (pREServed Edition) (disc 1)
*Phil Spector: A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
*Various artists: The Spirit of Christmas Past

Reading List, Week of 2018-12-30

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Reading List 2018-12-31:

*Jemisin, N. K. How Long 'til Black Future Month? (started)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (finished)
*Jemisin, N. K. The Stone Sky (finished)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Showcase Presents: Challengers of the Unknown (in progress)
*Steinbeck, Paul. Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Monday, December 24, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-12-23



KRIMBLE!!!

Playlist 2018-12-24:

*Art Ensemble of Chicago: A Jackson in Your House
*Steve Ashby & Daniel Barbiero: The Elongated Path
*Bennett, Ben/Jack Wright: Tangle
*Anthony Braxton Septet: 2010-10-07 Strasbourg, France (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Mannheim) 2010
*Anthony Braxton: Echo Echo Mirror House
*Anthony Braxton Falling River Quintet: 2012-10-10 Berlin (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton/Falling River Music Quartet: 2012-10-11 Ulrichsberg, Austria (CDR)
*Gerald Cleaver/William Parker/Craig Taborn: Farmers By Nature
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-19 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-20 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Duke Ellington: The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (disc 7)
*Duke Ellington: Three Suites
*Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo: No Mundo Dos Sons (disc 1)
*Pete Robbins: Do The Hate Laugh Shimmy
*Craig Taborn: Avenging Angel
*Cecil Taylor Unit: The Unreleased 1976-77 Compositions (Alex Ward youtube compilation)
*David Torn Prezens: 2008-01-10 Cologne (CDR) (disc 2)
*David Torn Prezens: 2008-01-14 London (CDR)
*David Torn & Prezens: 2008-01-19 Budapest (CDR)
*Alex Ward: Volition (Live At Cafe Oto)
*John Zorn: Insurrection
*Lily Allen: No Shame
*John Barry: From Russia with Love (Definitive Soundtrack Collection)
*Beach Boys: Ultimate Christmas
*Beach Boys: Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions
*Beach Boys: Wake the World: The Friends Sessions
*Beatles: With the Beatles (2009 stereo remaster)
*Beatles:  The Christmas Records
*Beatles: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band (Super Deluxe Ed.) (disc 1)
*Beatles: The Beatles (Super Deluxe Edition) (disc 1)
*Bob Dylan: Theme Time Radio Hour No. 34: Christmas & New Years (CDR)
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: 2018-12-15 (wav)
*Various artists: Country & Western Hit Parade 1945: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Hillbilly Music
*Various artists: It's Christmas Time
*Brian Wilson: Brian Wilson
*XTC: Black Sea (Surround Sound Series) (disc 1)

Reading List, Week of 2018-12-23

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Reading List 2018-12-24:

*Jemisin, N. K. The Stone Sky (started)
*Adler, Renata. Pitch Dark (finished)
*Nabokov, Vladimir. The Tragedy of Mr. Morn (transl. Anastasia Tolstoy and Thomas Karshan) (finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Showcase Presents: Challengers of the Unknown (in progress)
*Steinbeck, Paul. Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Monday, December 17, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-12-16

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More of same.... lotsa Anthony Braxton, lotsa Craig Taborn, and a healthy dose of the Beach Boys!... Time getting crowded... haven't even mentioned the marvelous White Album set yet....

Playlist 2018-12-17:

*Anthony Braxton: Sextet (Parker) 1993 (disc 1)
*Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Trio: 2009-10-30 Frankfurt (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton 12tet + 1: 2010-01-29 Vancouver (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton's Sonic Genome Project: 2010-01-31 Vancouver (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet: 2010-10-05 Mannheim, Germany (CDR)
*Rob Brown Ensemble: Crown Trunk Root Funk
*Dave Bryant: 2018-11-17 Sediment, RVA (wav)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-19 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-20 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Scott Colley: Architect of the Silent Moment
*Duke Ellington: Three Suites
*GRB Trio: 2018-12-08 Richmond VA (wav)
*Herbie Hancock Septet: Live at the Boston Jazz Workshop
*Thomas Larcher: IXXU
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-11-17 Sediment, RVA (wav)
*Gino Robair: Solo Drums with Ebow
*Gary Rouzer: Studies and Observations of Domestic Shrubbery
*Cecil Taylor Unit: The Unreleased 1976-77 Compositions (Alex Ward youtube compilation)
*David Torn & Prezens: 2007-08-24 Saalfelden (CDR)
*David Torn Prezens: 2008-01-10 Cologne (CDR) (disc 1)
*Vector Trio: Cabal
*Beach Boys: Wild Honey
*Beach Boys: Wake the World: The Friends Sessions
*Beach Boys: I Can Hear Music: The 20/20 Sessions
*Beatles: The Beatles (Super Deluxe Edition) (discs 1, 2, 3)
*Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
*Tito Puente: Tambó
*Frank Sinatra: White Christmas
*Phil Spector: A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector

Reading List, Week of 2018-12-16

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Reading List 2018-12-17:

*Jemisin, N. K. The Obelisk Gate (started/finished)
*Nabokov, Vladimir. The Tragedy of Mr. Morn (transl. Anastasia Tolstoy and Thomas Karshan) (started)
*Adler, Renata. Pitch Dark (in progress)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Showcase Presents: Challengers of the Unknown (in progress)
*Steinbeck, Paul. Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-12-09

Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings

I find that I like to have some kind of game plan in my listening... still leaves lots of room for serendipity... hence my working through the discography of Craig Taborn... the David Binney and Chris Potter albums were new to me... not as much Taborn as I would have liked!... next week I'll start working through several live performances of his with David Torn... And hence my going through all the Anthony Braxton recordings I have with Mary Halvorson... And hence my digging into the Mosaic box of Duke Ellington Reprise recordings... Lots of gems in there, even some of the Mary Poppins material... Ellington and Billy Strayhorn spun gold from dross for years... Had a wonderful trio session with cellist Gary Rouzer and Jimmy Ghaphery over the weekend... for inspiration, he suggested checking out the Tr!o recording, which is really nice... Still absorbing the sessions with Rodger Coleman... conceptualizing potential albums... Had an opportunity to sit down with my brother and check out some of the new Dark Carpet material... rocking as always.... waiting for that next album!... As always, I feel behind in my listening....

Playlist 2018-12-10:

*David Binney: Out of Airplanes
*David Binney: Cities and Desire
*Anthony Braxton: Septet (Pittsburgh) 2008
*Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet: 2008-06-27 Besancon (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Moscow) 2008
*Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Trio: 2008-07-02 Tivoli (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton Septet: "Accelerator Ghost Dance" 2008-07-25 San Sebastian (CDR)
*Elliott Carter: A Nonesuch Retrospective (disc 3)
*Günter Christmann/Paul Lovens/Mats Gustafsson: Tr!o (selections)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-19 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-20 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings (discs 3, 4, 5)
*Esquivel & His Orchestra: Complete 1954-1962 Recordings (disc 5)
*Kate Gentile: Mannequins
*Dave Holland: Prism
*Makaya McCraven: Highly Rare (streaming)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-11-17 Sediment, RVA (wav)
*Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo: No Mundo Dos Sons (disc 2)
*Chris Potter: Follow the Red Line: Live at the Village Vanguard
*Henry Threadgill: Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus
*John Zorn/Simulacrum: Simulacrum
*Gang Font Feat. Interloper: The Gang Font Feat. Interloper
*Dark Carpet: 2018 selections
*King Crimson: 1972 unknown

Reading List, Week of 2018-12-09

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Reading List 2018-12-10:

*Adler, Renata. Pitch Dark (started)
*Steinbeck, Paul. Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago (started)
*Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok (transl. Jackson Crawford) (started/finished)
*Jemisin, N. K. The Fifth Season (finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Showcase Presents: Challengers of the Unknown (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Monday, December 3, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-12-02



Focusing on working my way through the two days' worth of recordings we did in Nashville.... it always takes a while to fully absorb these long, monstrous improvisations... As a result, slowing down a bit on the Craig Taborn trail... will get back to that soon... I'm also starting to revisit (relatively) recent Anthony Braxton recordings, especially ones with Mary Halvorson... The Alex Ward large ensemble recording is superlative... I really dug his clarinet playing on Alexander Hawkins' Unit[e]...

Playlist 2018-12-03:

*Anthony Braxton Septet: 2008-01-26 Chiasso (CDR)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-19 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-11-20 Nashville (rough mix wav)
*Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings (discs 1, 2)
*Ivo Perelman: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 6: Saturn
*Ivo Perelman: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 7: Dione
*Flora Purim: Encounter
*Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra: My Brother the Wind Volume II
*Alex Ward: Volition (Live At Cafe Oto)
*Beatles: The Beatles (Super Deluxe Edition) (discs 5, 6)
*Deerhoof: Fever 121614
*Gang of Four: Entertainment!
*Dusty Springfield: The Dusty Springfield Anthology (disc 3)

Reading List, Week of 2018-12-02

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Reading List 2018-12-03:

*Jemisin, N. K. The Fifth Season (started)
*Showcase Presents: Challengers of the Unknown (started)
*Le Carré, John. Absolute Friends (started/finished)
*Knausgaard, Karl Ove. My Struggle, Book Six (transl. Don Bartlett and Martin Aitken) (finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-11-25



catching up...

Playlist 2018-11-26:

*Herbie Hancock: Mwandishi
*Elvin Jones: Genesis
*Les McCann: Invitation to Openness
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-10-15 "Who Needs Another Repair Job?" (wav)
*Atomic Rooster: In Hearing of Atomic Rooster
*Sam Cooke: Greatest Hits
*Prince: 1982-03-08 Minneapolis (CDR)
*Ronettes: Be My Baby: The Very Best of the Ronettes
*Shirelles: The Very Best of the Shirelles
*Supremes (selections)
*Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden

Reading List, Week of 2018-11-25

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Slowly but surely...

Reading List 2018-11-26:

*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Knausgaard, Karl Ove. My Struggle, Book Six (transl. Don Bartlett and Martin Aitken) (in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Nashville Dreams






















                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In the studio for the first of two days of recording with Rodger Coleman!!!! Whoo-hooooo!

Playlist, Week of 2018-11-18



Lots of traveling music this week, getting ready to go to Nashville for the holiday (and for recording sessions with Rodger Coleman!)

Playlist 2018-11-19:

*Anthony Braxton: Quintet (London) 2004
*Anthony Braxton: Trio (Victoriaville) 2007
*Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Mestre) 2008
*Anthony Braxton Falling River Quintet: 2012-10-10 Berlin (CDR) (disc 1)
*Elliott Carter: A Nonesuch Retrospective (disc 2)
*Mary Halvorson Quartet: Paimon (Zorn/Book of Angels Vol. 32)
*Mary Halvorson: Code Girl (disc 2)
*Jan Hammer Group: Oh Yeah?
*Jan Hammer Group: Melodies
*Ivo Perelman: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 4: Hyperion
*Ivo Perelman: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 5: Rhea
*Chris Potter: Underground
*Prezens: Slipped on a Bar
*Flora Purim: Butterfly Dreams
*Flora Purim: Open Your Eyes You Can Fly
*Flora Purim: Flora Purim Sings Milton Nascimento
*Tyshawn Sorey: Alloy
*Sun Ra: selections (Bandcamp streaming)
*Sun Ra and His Astro Ihnfinity Arkestra: The Intergalactic Thing (disc 2)
*Cecil Taylor: Air Above Mountains
*Cecil Taylor & Pauline Oliveros: Solo-Duo-Poetry (DVD)
*Henry Threadgill 14 Or 15 Kestra AGG: Dirt... And More Dirt
*John Zorn: Rimbaud
*John Zorn/Simulacrum: Simulacrum
*John Zorn/Simulacrum: The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons
*John Zorn/Simulacrum: Inferno
*John Zorn: Insurrection
*Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Pink Lady Lemonade: You're From Inner Space
*Amon Duul II: Yeti
*Band: Music from Big Pink
*Beach Boys: 2012-04-26 Grand Prairie, TX (CDR) (disc 2)
*Beatles: The Beatles (Super Deluxe Edition) (discs 3, 4)
*Boston Spaceships: Let It Beard
*Scott Brookman: For Those Who Like POP
*Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Style
*Cramps: Songs the Lord Taught Us
*Egg: The Civil Surface
*Emerson Lake & Palmer: The Atlantic Years (selections)
*Gong: Flying Teapot (Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1)
*Grateful Dead: 1968-03-29 San Francisco (CDR)
*Grateful Dead: Live/Dead "Dark Star"
*Grateful Dead: Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe It if You Need It (disc 2)
*George Jones and the Jones Boys: Live in Texas 1965
*King Crimson: 1972: unknown
*Pere Ubu: Ray Gun Suitcase
*Prince: 1980-03-06 Atlanta (CDR)
*Prince: 1981-03-22 Ritz NYC (CDR)
*Prince: 1981-12-09 Houston (CDR)
*Otis Redding and His Orchestra: Live on the Sunset Strip (disc 1)
*Sonic Youth: Anagrama
*Dusty Springfield: The Dusty Springfield Anthology (disc 2)
*Stevie Wonder: A Time to Love

Reading List, Week of 2018-11-18

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Better this than the news....

Reading List 2018-11-19:

*Barry, Dave. Dave Barry's Book of bad songs (reread/started/finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Knausgaard, Karl Ove. My Struggle, Book Six (transl. Don Bartlett and Martin Aitken) (in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Friday, November 16, 2018

New Ting Ting Loft Gig This Weekend

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New Ting Ting Loft is opening up for Dave Bryant (pictured above) this Saturday night, at Sediment, right here in RVA. Also paying are Ceremonial Scissors. Promises to be a fun evening!

More info about Dave Bryant, and the show itself, here.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-11-11



Continuing my slow romp through the discography of Craig Taborn... his contributions to the pair of Transatlantic Art Ensemble ECM discs by Roscoe Mitchell and Evan Parker are crucial... his self-effacing playing on David Torn's Prezens is harder to tease out... I am looking forward to revisiting the several live recordings I have from the Torn 2007 and 2008 European shows... Adam Shatz does a great job of trying to capture the elusive quality of Taborn's art in his lengthy article on him in the New York Times... Shatz also reaffirms my sense that Avenging Angel is a masterwork...

Playlist 2018-11-12:

*Albert Ayler Quartet: Copenhagen Live 1964
*Anthony Braxton/Falling River Music Quartet: 2012-10-11 Ulrichsberg, Austria (CDR)
*Drew Gress: 7 Black Butterflies
*Drew Gress Quintet: 2006-01-22 Bimhuis, Amsterdam (CDR)
*Mary Halvorson: Code Girl (disc 1)
*Dave Holland: Prism (selections)
*Dave Holland: Uncharted Territories (disc 1)
*Roscoe Mitchell/Transatlantic Art Ensemble: Composition/Improvisation Nos. 1, 2 & 3
*David Murray Octet: Picasso
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-10-15 "Who Needs Another Repair Job?" (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-11-05 "Doin' the Carpet Bag Rag" (wav)
*Evan Parker/Transatlantic Art Ensemble: Boustrophedon
*Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo: No Mundo Dos Sons (disc 1)
*Danielle Palardy Roger: Le Caillou
*Devadip Carlos Santana & Turiya Alice Coltrane: Illuminations
*David Torn: Prezens
*Beatles: The Beatles (Super Deluxe Edition) (discs 1, 2)
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: 2018-09-22 (wav)
*Daniel Johnston: Please Don't Feed the Ego
*Ravi Shankar/Ali Akhbar Khan: Ragas
*Dusty Springfield: The Dusty Springfield Anthology (disc 1)
*Staple Singers: Uncloudy Day
*Stereolab: Margerine Eclipse
*Touch: Touch
*Unthanks: Diversions Vol. 1
*Various artists: History of Electronic/Electroacoustic Music (CDR compilation) (disc 19)
*Brian Wilson: Brian Wilson
*Stevie Wonder: A Time to Love

Reading List, Week of 2018-11-11

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Reading List 2018-11-12:

*Knausgaard, Karl Ove. My Struggle, Book Six (transl. Don Bartlett and Martin Aitken) (started)
*Shatz, Adam. "The Ethereal Genius of Craig Taborn" (New York Times Magazine, 2017-06-22) (started/finished)
*Nelson, Michael J. Mike Nelson's Mind over Matters (reread/finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-11-04

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Always great checking in with my friend Cal and listening to vinyl on his amazing sound system... Miles and XTC... the Steven Wilson remix of English Settlement is particularly incredible... so much is revealed, it's brighter and denser, the drums are clearer and more powerful, and the vocals are razor-sharp... I  always thought that album was one of their muddiest-sounding, so this just sounds so much better... the mixes of the new vinyl versions of the last two XTC albums sound closer to my ears to the original CD releases than the Apple Vinyls mixes did...

Playlist 2018-11-05:

*AMM with John Butcher: Trinity
*Horacee Arnold: Tales of the Exonerated Flea
*Binker and Moses: Alive in the East?
*Steve Coleman And Five Elements:  Rhythm People (The Resurrection Of Creative Black Civilization)
*Miles Davis: Tribute to Jack Johnson (Original Master Recording) (side 1)
*Diskaholics Anonymous Trio: Weapons of Ass Destruction
*Duke Ellington: The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (disc 6)
*Peter Evans/Agusti Fernández/Mats Gustafsson: A Quietness Of Water
*Ivo Perelman: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 3: Pandora
*Jazz Composer's Orchestra: Communication
*Roscoe Mitchell Quartet: 2009-06-28 Tivoli (CDR)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-10-08 "Corner Winds" (wav)
*RAIC: 2017-06-15 Richmond VA  (youtube)
*Schlippenbach Quartet: Three Nails Left
*Schlippenbach Trio: Features
*Matthew Shipp Trio: 2012-11-10 London (CDR)
*Cecil Taylor Quartet: 1966-11-30? Paris (CDR)
*Lennie Tristano: Intuition
*Beatles: Abbey Road Deluxe Edition Vol. 2: Sessions (boot CDR) (disc 3) (selections)
*Beatnix: It's Four You
*Cold Blood: Vintage Blood - Live! 1973
*Scott Brookman: For Those Who Like POP
*Dirty Projectors: Lamp Lit Prose
*ESP Ohio: Starting Point Of The Royal Cyclopean
*King Crimson: 1972 Auditions/Rehearsals
*Meat Beat Manifesto: At the Center
*Meat Beat Manifesto: Off Centre
*Frank Ocean: Channel Orange
*Springhouse: Breathe Calmly into the Paper Bag (streaming)
*Various artists: Dance Craze, Vol. 2
*Various artists: Brian Wilson: Visions: His Complete Outside Productions (boot CDR) (disc 2)
*Xiu Xiu: The Air Force
*XTC: English Settlement (Steven Wilson remix) (side 4)
*XTC: Apple Venus Volume 1 (side 2)
*XTC: Wasp Star (side 1)
*XXL: ¿Spicchiology?

Reading List, Week of 2018-11-04

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Reading List 2018-11-05:

*Feisst, Sabine. "Negotiating Freedom and Control in Composition: Improvisation and Its Offshoots, 1950 to 1980," in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, ed. George E. Lewis and Benjamin Piekut (started/finished)
*Hawkins, Alexander. "Between the Lines" (The Wire 400, June 2017) (started/finished)
*Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (ed. Peter Straub) (finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Nelson, Michael J. Mike Nelson's Mind over Matters (reread/in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-10-28



No comments this week, just good listening!!!

Playlist 2018-10-29:

*Muhal Richard Abrams: Mamma and Daddy
*Lotte Anker/Craig Taborn/Gerald Cleaver: Triptych
*Dave Bryant: The Garden of Equilibria
*Terri Lyne Carrington: The Mosaic Project
*Elliott Carter: A Nonesuch Retrospective (disc 1)
*Nels Cline 4: Currents, Constellations
*Duke Ellington: The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (discs 4, 5)
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: Piano in the Background
*Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far from Over
*Matt Mitchell: A Pouting Grimace
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-10-22 "Clown Sedan" (wav)
*Oakland Elementary School Arkestra: The Saga of Padani
*Eivind Opsvik:  Overseas II
*Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo: No Mundo Dos Sons (disc 2)
*Ivo Perelman: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 2: Tarvos
*Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter One: Les Gens de Couleur Libres
*Wadada Leo Smith: Lake Biwa
*Sun Ra: Of Abstract Dreams
*Sun Ra and His Arkestra: 1976-08-25 Châteauvallon, France (CDR) (discs 1, 2)
*Craig Taborn: Avenging Angel
*Cecil Taylor: Student Studies
*Cecil Taylor: Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!
*Various artists: Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova (disc 2)
*Carter Family: Volume 2 1935-1941 (disc 3)
*Grateful Dead: Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe It if You Need It (disc 3)
*Palberta: 2018-05-18 Studio 549 (Chinatown Sessions) (youtube)
*Santana: Welcome
*Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Up Above My Head (disc 2)

Reading List, Week of 2018-10-28

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Reading List 2018-10-29:

*Austen, Jane. The Watsons (started/finished)
*Austen, Jane. Lady Susan (started/finished)
*Le Carré, John. The Constant Gardener (finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Nelson, Michael J. Mike Nelson's Mind over Matters (reread/in progress)
*Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (ed. Peter Straub) (in progress)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Monday, October 22, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-10-21



Listening to Randy Porter's wonderful work with improvising schoolchildren (The Saga of Padani) reminded me of his early CD with The Manufacturing of Humidifers, Dire Images of Beauty... it's a fun romp through a series of skronky and engaging improvs and quirky compositions... it was great fun to dig this out again; it had been a while... in addition to Porter's inventive guitar playing, it also features the exciting sax work of Dan Plonsey, a major contributor to the Sun Ra Satur listserv back in the early days of the interwebs... Plonsey also appears on Anthony Braxton's Nine Compositions (DVD) 2003...

Playlist 2018-10-22:

*AMM: 2016-11-12 Budapest (CDR)
*Tim Berne: Science Friction
*Tim Berne: The Sublime And: Science Friction Live
*David Binney: Welcome to Life
*Anthony Braxton: Trio (NYC) 2011 (streaming)
*Bruford: Gradually Going Tornado
*John Coltrane: John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
*Duke Ellington: The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (discs 2, 3)
*Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd: Jazz Samba
*Mary Halvorson: Code Girl
*Mat Maneri: Sustain
*Mat Maneri: Pentagon
*Manufacturing of Humidifiers: Dire Images of Beauty
*Thurston Moore/Evan Parker/Walter Prati: The Promise
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-10-08 "Corner Winds" (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-10-15 "Who Needs Another Repair Job?" (wav)
*Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core: Wild Red Yellow
*Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo: No Mundo Dos Sons (disc 1)
*Ivo Perelman: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 1: Titan
*Purple Trap: Decided ... Already The Motionless Heart Of Tranquility, Tangling The Prayer Called "I" (disc 1)
*Matthew Shipp Trio: For Duke
*Matthew Shipp: Sonic Fiction
*Sun Ra: ESP Radio Tribute Highlights (disc 1)
*Sun Ra & His Arkestra: The Cymbals​/​Symbols Sessions (New York, 1973) (disc 2)
*Craig Taborn: Junk Magic
*Craig Taborn/Ikue Mori: Highsmith
*Third Coast Ensemble: Wrecks
*Henry Threadgill: Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus
*Vandermark 5: Beat Reader
*Grateful Dead: Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe It if You Need It (discs 1, 2)
*Rallizes Dénudés: France Demo tapes
*Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt
*Yes: 1974-02-28 Detroit (CDR) (disc 2)

Reading List, Week of 2018-10-21

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Reading List 2018-10-22:

*Le Carré, John. The Constant Gardener (started)
*Schwartz, Jeff. Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (started)
*Le Carré, John. Single & Single (started/finished)
*Saga of the Volsungs (transl. Jackson Crawford) (finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Nelson, Michael J. Mike Nelson's Mind over Matters (reread/in progress)
*Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (ed. Peter Straub) (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Friday, October 19, 2018

New Ting Ting Loft



Eddie Prévost's description of his trio can apply equally well, I think to New Ting Ting Loft. New Ting
quite intuitively ... works in a subtle, attentive way: examining what the music is and where it is going all within the process of playing; feeling the very weight of the sounds; measuring each contribution and placing sounds to be complementary and in contrast to other sounds; feeling the stuff of the instruments, and sensing the presence of other creative beings. This is part of the extraordinary and gloriously uncertain matrix of what making and listening to music should be about. These qualities signify what makes for positive, purposeful and creative human relationships. If they are not to be found in a music, then I reckon it is found wanting. (Eddie Prévost, "Touch: the weight, measure and feel of things," liner notes to Eddie Prévost Trio, Touch, 1997)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-10-14



Continuing with my journey through the discography of Craig Taborn... which is leading to lots of interesting detours... especially Dave Douglas' Freak In, a 1970s-Miles-drenched album I'd missed... excellent Taborn Fender Rhodes solo on "Traveler There Is No Road"... Also enjoying digging deeper into AMM, especially after the magnificent new release An Unintended Legacy... The Anthony Braxton New Braxton House Bandcamp site continues to crank out amazing releases... Another new gem is the Oakland Elementary School Arkestra CD The Saga of Padani... elementary school kids playing improvisations and Sun Ra tunes... I have always loved Randy Porter's contribution to the Sun Ra tribute CD Wavelength Infinity ("Planet Earth") but never managed to track down Big Music, Little Musicians, the first album he put out featuring these amazing children... this new release features the best of that and a subsequent cassette-only release, and is well worth checking out... a few tunes feature Marshall Allen sitting in with them... much more honest and enthralling than anything you'll hear on the airwaves...

Playlist 2018-10-15:

*AMM: 2008-09-06 Rome (CDR)
*AMM: Sounding Music
*AMM: Uncovered Correspondence
*AMM: An Unintended Legacy (discs 2, 3)
*Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost (disc 1)
*Daniel Barbiero/Ken Moore/Dave Vosh: Transparent Points on Four Axe
*Tim Berne: The Shell Game
*Borderlands Trio: Asteroidea
*Anthony Braxton: Three Orchestras (GTM) 1998 (streaming)
*Anthony Braxton: Tentet (Wesleyan) 2000 (streaming)
*Cornelius Cardew & the Scratch Orchestra: The Great Learning
*Company: Trio
*Company: 1983-05 BBC (CDR)
*Dave Douglas: Freak In
*Duke Ellington: The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (disc 1)
*Mary Halvorson Quartet: Paimon (Zorn/Book of Angels Vol. 32)
*Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Lost Trident Sessions
*Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound Ensemble: 3X4 Eye (side 2)
*Ray Noble & His Orchestra featuring Al Bowlly: The Very Thought of You
*Oakland Elementary School Arkestra: The Saga of Padani
*Eivind Opsvik:  Overseas
*Hugh Ragin ‎: Feel The Sunshine
*Ravi Shankar: India's Master Musician
*Ches Smith: The Bell
*Sun Ra and His Astro Ihnfinity Arkestra: The Intergalactic Thing (disc 1)
*Sun Ra: God Is More than Love Can Ever Be!
*Henry Threadgill 14 Or 15 Kestra AGG: Dirt... And More Dirt
*Blast: Wire Stitched Ears
*Blast: Stringy Rugs
*Scott Brookman, Yani Martinelli and Friends: Songs from the Old House​/​MADRID
*King Crimson: Live at Summit Studios, Denver, March 12, 1972
*King Crimson: Earthbound
*Paul McCartney: Egypt Station
*Dusty Springfield: You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
*Various artists: Dance Craze, Vol. 1
*Wig Drop: Wig Drop 2

Reading List, Week of 2018-10-14

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Reading List 2018-10-15:

*Nelson, Michael J. Mike Nelson's Mind over Matters (reread/started)
*Saga of the Volsungs (transl. Jackson Crawford) (started)
*Austen, Jane. Sanditon (reread/started/finished)
*Rutherfurd, Edward. London (finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (ed. Peter Straub) (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-10-07

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A few words about the new AMM 3-CD release An Unintended Legacy: it's wonderful... notable for the rejoining of guitarist Keith Rowe after an eleven-year absence, it's remarkable how much this sounds like he'd never left... and yet there is an advancement of sorts, or a difference, in how things unfold... the music is as mysterious and subtle as ever before, and there is a subdued statis that is meditative and lovely... even so, it's great to hear the Beach Boys insinuate themselves into the fray, on the first disc... good thing it was Pet Sounds and not M.I.U. Album... not sure that selection was as random as Rowe's radio interjections were in the past, but it works...

Playlist 2018-10-08:

*Anton Webern: Complete Webern - Boulez (disc 6)
*Muhal Richard Abrams: Mamma and Daddy
*AMM: An Unintended Legacy (disc 1)
*Daniel Barbiero et al/The December 1952 Project.: 2018-09-30 Sonic Circuits, Washington DC (wav)
*Anthony Braxton: Trillium E (discs 3, 4)
*Gerald Cleaver: Adjust
*Marilyn Crispell/Eddie Prévost/Harrison Smith: 2012-11-07 London (CDR)
*Kris Davis and Craig Taborn: Octopus
*Eric Dolphy: Conversations
*Ronald Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society: Barbeque Dog
*Mat Maneri Quartet: Blue Decco
*Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory: Nine To Get Ready
*Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory: 1999-06-11 Chicago (CDR)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-09-24 "How Easily I Can Lie" (wav)
*Hugh Ragin Trumpet Ensemble: Fanfare & Fiesta
*RAIC: Symbiosis, Vol. 2 (cassette)
*David Shea: Hsi-Yu Chi
*Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra: Other Strange Worlds
*Sun Ra And His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra: Sun Embassy
*Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Solar Research Arkestra: 1971-11-11 Delft, The Netherlands (CDR) (disc 3)
*Sun Ra: Of Abstract Dreams
*Craig Taborn: Light Made Lighter
*Various artists: Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova (disc 1)
*YoshimiO/Susie Ibarra/Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Flower of Sulphur
*John Zorn: The Classic Guide to Strategy, Vol. 3
*John Barry: Thunderball (Definitive Soundtrack Collection)
*Chicago: Live VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do) (disc 2)
*Delivery: Fools Meeting
*Grateful Dead: 1970-10-17 Cleveland (CDR) (disc 2)
*Innerzone Orchestra: Programmed
*King Crimson: 1972-03-10 Peoria IL
*Bill Laswell: Dub Chamber 3
*Paul McCartney: Egypt Station
*Pax Nicholas And The Nettey Family: Na Teef Know De Road Of Teef
*Jimmy Reed: Mr. Lucky: The Complete Vee-Jay Singles (disc 2)
*Roxy Music: The Thrill of It All (disc 4)
*Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Up above My Head (disc 1)
*This Heat: This Heat
*Various artists: History of Electronic/Electroacoustic Music (CDR compilation) (disc 18)

Reading List, Week of 2018-10-07

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Reading List 2018-10-08:

*Showcase Presents; Superman, Vol. 1 (started/finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (ed. Peter Straub) (in progress)
*Rutherfurd, Edward. London (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Another Bonus Playlist from the Magic Jukebox



Still another Magic Jukebox listing...here's what was going on in my head in late September 2018 while I was doing dishes, taking out the trash, and walking around Monroe Park…

1. Zach Hill - Burner in the video
2. Patsy Cline - I'm walking the dog (live)
3. UYA - QOW
4. Mrs. Miller - Hard day's night
5. Frank Zappa - Dense slight
6. Tad Thaddock - Cheesy dogs pt. 2
7. High Llamas - Clarion Union Hall
8. Mary Wells - To lose you
9. Brian Wilson - The right time
10. James Carr - You've got my mind messed up
11. D'Angelo & the Vanguard - Sugah daddy
12. Fletcher Henderson - Harlem madness
13. Sun Ra - New steps
14. Drifters - This magic moment
15. Beatles - Shout
16. Sun Ra - Hours after
17. Flight of the Conchords - Business time
18. Beatles - she's a woman (live, Shea Stadium)
19. Kelley Stoltz - I remember you were wild
20. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Introduction
21. Duke Ellington - Dinah Lou
22. Duke Ellington - Move over
23. Barney Bigard - Mardi Gras madness
24. Billie Holiday - It's too hot for words
25. Sonic Youth - Calming the snake
26. Flaming Embers - Filet de soul
27. Funkadelic - Take your dead ass home
28. Sun Ra - Lost horizon (live 1981)
29. Cryptic Snippets - disc 2, track 13
30. Patsy Cline - She's got you
31. De La Soul - Bitties in the BK lounge
32. Beatles - Dizzy Miss Lizzie
33. Muddy Waters - Good morning little schoolgirl
34. Eric Dolphy - Iron man
35. Beatles - Here there and everywhere (early take)
36. James Brown - Think
37. Soul Brothers Six - Your love is such a wonderful love
38. Beach Boys - Slip on through (a capella mix)
39. Flirtations - Nothing but a heartache
40. Beach Boys - It's about time (live)
41. Jimi Hendrix - Love or confusion
42. Rodger Coleman/Sam Byrd - No. 6 (2006-12-28)
43. Beatles - You're gonna lose that girl
44. Duke Ellington - The laborers
45. Sun Ra/James Scales/Wilbur Ware - Space aura
46. Lester Young - Body and soul
47. Sun Ra - Love in outer space
48. Major Lance - Rhythm
49. Howdy Doody - Time to play again
50. Ronnie Dee - Action packed
51. Joan Scott - Mighty long road
52. Otis Redding - Any ole way (live)
53. Red Saunders and His Orchestra - Probably
54. Fred Astaire - Cheek to cheek
55. Beatles - I've just seen a face
56. High Llamas - Take my hand
57. Aretha Franklin - Call me
58. Beach Boys - Barnyard blues
59. Beatles - Friendship
60. Elvis Costello - High fidelity
61. Beach Boys - I just wasn't made for these times (alternate version)
62. Beatles - Beautiful dreamer (BBC)
63. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - (I need some) money
64. Cryptic Jr. - disc 2, track 40
65. Parliament - What comes funky
66. Beatles - Yesterday (live Munich 1966)
67. Ruby Johnson - Keep on keeping on
68. Captain Beefheart - Floppy boot stomp
69. Beatles - Hard day's night (live Hollywood Bowl)
70. Husker Du - Celebrated summer
71. Zu - Erinys
72. Beatles - Long tall Sally (live 1964)
73. Lucia Pamela - You and your big ideas
74. Robert Wyatt - Little Red Riding Hood hits the road
75. Johnny Hodges - You can count on me
76. Jefferson Airplane - Streetmasse
77. Naked City - Ujaku
78. Rolling Stones - Ain't that loving you baby
79. NPG - Acknowledge me #2
80. Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane - Blue Monk
81. Dusty Springfield - Stay awhile
82. Clash - Rock the Casbah
83. Eddie Hazel - I want you (She's so heavy)
84. Ellie Greenwich - I don't know
85. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Yes, no, maybe so
86. Booker T. & the MGs - In the midnight hour
87. Beatles - Drive my car
88. Rodger Coleman/Sam Byrd - Number 1 (Eras)
89. Steely Dan - King of the world
90. Fletcher Henderson - Hotter than 'ell
91. Sun Ra - Sometimes I'm happy (live Red Garter 1970)
92. Tower of Power - Both sorry over nothing (live)
93. Circus Devils - Wizard
94. Duke Ellington - Little Posey
95. Wig Drop - Diaper drive
96. National Lampoon - For $15,000
97. Chuck Jackson - I wake up crying
98. Mary Wells - Me and my baby
99. Duke Ellington - Stompy Jones
100. Sun Ra - Memories of you

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Eddie Prévost on Sun Ra



Eddie Prévost on Sun Ra:
Jazz has often been in an unwittingly innocent postmodern state due to its references to the past--by way of the popular song--and unprepossessing self-referencing "quoting." Much of what I have heard of the New York based Lincoln Center project, curated and produced by Wynton Marsalis, falls into a more self-conscious category. This initiative is aggressively postmodern, suggesting a self-satisfied stasis happy to consolidate the innovative gains of the "jazz masters."
Contrast this with the wildly confident, uninhibited, unconventional output of Sun Ra: cod-Egyptology and fantastic sci-fi interwoven with joyous popular song; shades of free music together with big band jazz in a circus extravaganza; an -ism-busting complex whose archness audaciously defied categorization; an otherworldly postmodernism unconcerned with market motives. With extravagant costumes and fantastic ideology as soul-preserving strategies, the Arkestra remained firmly outside of the newly emerging black, middle class aspirational nexus. Sun Ra proved to be an exceptional exception. The general ethos of jazz now fully embraces the need to be understood and popular: it measures success by how well it commands the market. (Eddie Prévost, "Confronting a Darkening World: AMM at 50 years--An Aesthetic Memorandum," in Critical Studies in Improvisation, 11:1-2 (2017), pp. 6-7.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-09-30



I am starting an informal (and not necessarily chronological) romp through the discography of Craig Taborn (at least through what I have access to)... as I think back on my experience at the Big Ears Festival earlier this year, besides Roscoe Mitchell and Evan Parker the musician whose performances I find myself ruminating over the most is Taborn... I missed his quartet, which was on the one day I wasn't there, but he shined in sets with Rocket Science, the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, and Roscoe Mitchell... I was especially impressed by two things: his super-sensitive approach to the piano with Rocket Science, presenting a lyrical counterpoint to the atonal flutterings of Sam Pluta's electronics and Peter Evans' trumpet, and his majestic electronics statement as part of the huge Roscoe Mitchell Bells for the South Side ensemble... Taborn's earliest recording, James Carter's JC on the Set, places him firmly in the jazz quartet tradition, albeit one that's stretched inside and out both by Carter's stylistic breadth and by his choice of material, which ranges from Don Byas and Duke Ellington to Sun Ra and three seasoned originals... Taborn proves himself as comfortable as Carter is with both taking it out and grooving on the inside... he continues this multi-faceted approach on Conversin' with the Elders... it's partially this versatility, I think, that so attracts me to his playing, and his career ever since has thrived on this multiplicity of approaches... he can hold his own in the Cecil Taylor arena, he can swing with the best of them, and he is equally adept with electronics in both the noise sphere (Junk Magic) and the fusion sphere (Dave Holland's Prism)...

Playlist 2018-10-01:

*Anton Webern: Complete Webern - Boulez (disc 3)
*AMM: An Unintended Legacy (discs 1, 2, 3)
*Daniel Barbiero/Ken Moore/Dave Vosh: Transparent Points on Four Axes
*Anthony Braxton: Trillium E (disc 2)
*James Carter: JC on the Set
*James Carter: The Real Quietstorm
*James Carter: Conversin' with the Elders
*James Carter: In Carterian Fashion
*Francisco Mora Catlett: World Trade Music
*Mary Halvorson: Code Girl
*Alexander Hawkins: Unit[e] (discs 1, 2)
*Mat Maneri: Sustain
*Wolfgang Muthspiel: Rising Grace
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-09-11 Venable St., Richmond, VA. "Kitchen Cousins" (mp3)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-09-24 "How Easily I Can Lie" (wav)
*Evan Parker: Strings with Evan Parker (disc 1)
*Hugh Ragin: An Afternoon in Harlem
*David Rogers Sextet: The World Is Not Your Home
*Archie Shepp: Attica Blues
*Sun Ra: The Stranger
*Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra: The Night of the Purple Moon
*Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: Horizon "The Shadow World"
*Band: Music from Big Pink
*Jeff Beck Group: Jeff Beck Group
*Dark Carpet: 2018-04-27 Brooklyn, NY (CDR)
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: 2018-09-22 (wav)
*Emerson Lake & Palmer: Emerson Lake & Palmer
*Emerson Lake & Palmer: Tarkus (side 1)
*Esquivel & His Orchestra: Complete 1954-1962 Recordings (disc 4)
*King Crimson: 1972-03-08 Milwaukee
*Paul McCartney: Egypt Station
*National Health: Missing Pieces
*Various artists: Charas Babu: Inspiring Colourful and Rare Sounds from India
*Various artists: Brian Wilson: Visions: His Complete Outside Productions (boot CDR) (disc 1)
*Various artists: History of Electronic/Electroacoustic Music (CDR compilation) (discs 16, 17)

Reading List, Week of 2018-09-30

HCMF20 Eddie Prevost Workshop

Reading List 2018-10-01:

*Prévost, Edwin. "Confronting a Darkening World: AMM at 50 years--An Aesthetic Memorandum," in Critical Studies in Improvisation, 11:1-2 (2017)
*Way, Geoffrey. "Together, Apart: Liveness, Eventness, and Streaming Shakespearean Performance," in Shakespeare Bulletin, 35:3 (2017) (started/finished)
*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (in progress)
*Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (ed. Peter Straub) (in progress)
*Rutherfurd, Edward. London (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Monday, September 24, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-09-23




Daniel Barbiero's new trio release with Ken Moore and Dave Vosh is wonderful.... check out the Avant Music News review here...  I obviously don't have a problem with the "repetitive sequencer driven drivel that is currently being produced by so many contemporary musicians using analog and modular synths" that the reviewer disdains here, but I do also appreciate the understated, almost naked use of analog synths here, and Dan's bass playing , as always, is superb... a real treat... Balancing the new with the comfortable, I find that absorbing new music is an ongoing task... there's just so much of it, and no time for the repeated close-listening sessions of my youth... so for me the "comfortable" is relegated to the Magic Jukebox, while extended listening is reserved for newer stuff.. this isn't a hard and fast rule, though... in fact, there really aren't any rules in my listening... I'm just rambling... the mind is a strange thing, though... why else would it summon up, on a recent two-week trip away from music, out of nowhere really, since I hadn't listened to it for ages, the Genesis song "Can-Utility and the Coastliners?"...  I mean, why that one?... anyway, I of course dug out Foxtrot as soon as I got back home, and was rewarded immensely with that beautifully strange masterpiece... god knows what they're on about lyrically but damn, Phil Collins' drumming is excellent... At some point I'll have to do a side-by-side comparison of all the Cecil Taylor/Anthony Braxton live performances, but I think the 2007-10-13 set from Reggio Emilia may be the most exciting... it's certainly aggressive, with Braxton weighing in heavily on both alto and sopranino...

Playlist 2018-09-24:

*AMM: An Unintended Legacy (discs 1, 2, 3)
*AMM: 2016-11-12 Budapest (CDR)
*Daniel Barbiero/Ken Moore/Dave Vosh: Transparent Points on Four Axes
*Anthony Braxton: Sax Quintet (New York) 1998 (streaming)
*Anthony Braxton: Echo Echo Mirror House (NYC) 2011 (streaming)
*Anthony Braxton: Trillium E (disc 1)
*John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Deluxe Edition) (disc 2)
*Miles Davis: Bitches Brew "Pharaoh's Dance"
*DJ Spooky: Optometry
*Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd: Jazz Samba
*Barry Guy/Blue Shroud Band: Tensegrity (Small Formations) (disc 4)
*Alexander Hawkins: Unit[e] (discs 1, 2)
*Coleman Hawkins: Wrapped Tight
*Large Unit: Erta Ale (discs 1, 2, 3)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-09-11 Venable St., Richmond, VA. "Kitchen Cousins" (mp3)
*RAIC: Symbiosis, Vol. 1 (cassette)
*Cecil Taylor Quartet featuring Anthony Braxton: 2007-10-13 Reggio Emilia, Italy (CDR)
*Dan Weiss: Starebaby
*Jeff Beck Group: Rough and Ready
*Tommy Bolin: Whirlwind (disc 2)
*James Brown: Star Time (disc 4)
*Caravan: If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You
*Esquivel: The Space Age Sound of Esquivel (disc 2)
*Genesis: Nursery Cryme
*Genesis: Foxtrot
*Grateful Dead: One from the Vault (San Francisco 1975-08-13) (disc 1)
*Jefferson Pilot: The Optimist Field
*King Crimson: 1972-03-06 Pittsburgh
*Parliament: Medicaid Fraud Dogg (selections)
*Touch: Touch
*Various artists: History of Electronic/Electroacoustic Music (CDR compilation) (disc 15)

Reading List, Week of 2018-09-23

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Reading List 2018-09-24:

*Chazal, Malcolm de. Sens-Plastique (trans. Irving Weiss) (started)
*Rutherfurd, Edward. London (started)
*Nabokov, Vladimir. "Mansfield Park," in Lectures on Literature (reread/started/finished)
*Sullivan, Erin. " 'The forms of things unknown': Shakespeare and the Rise of the Live Broadcast," in Shakespeare Bulletin, 35:4 (2017) (started/finished)
*Pritchett, Laura. The Blue Hour (finished)
*Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (ed. Peter Straub) (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Monday, September 17, 2018

Reading List, Week of 2018-09-16

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No Playlist this week...normal activities will now resume!

Reading List 2018-09-17:

*Pritchett, Laura. The Blue Hour (started)
*James, P. D. The Mistletoe Murder (started/finished)
*Straub, Peter. Interior Darkness: Selected Stories (selections) (started/finished)
*Austen, Jane. Mansfield Park (reread/finished)
*Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (ed. Peter Straub) (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Small Break

Map showing the route of the ice from southern Norway to London
http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/ice/iceimport.htm

The World of Abstract Dreams will resume in late September!


Playlist, Week of 2018-09-02

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Playlist 2018-09-03:

*Dave Holland: Prism
*Dave Holland: Uncharted Territories (disc 1)
*Okkyung Lee/Christian Marclay: Amalgam
*Roscoe Mitchell/Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra: Ride the Wind
*Ikue Mori: Obelisk
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-08-13 "We Do Not Need to Stop Walking to Solve This Problem Now" (wav)
*Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Septet: Seven
*Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Supersonic Jazz
*Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Of Mythic Worlds
*Craig Taborn: Daylight Ghosts
*Craig Taborn/Ikue Mori: Highsmith
*Various artists: That Devilin' Tune (Vol. IV, disc 4)
*Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Ed.) (disc 2)
*Residents: Meet the Residents (pREServed Edition) (disc 1)
*Roxy Music: The Thrill of It All (disc 3)
*Shardik: Shardik
*Various artists: WSAM: Summer on the Radio (CDR compilation)

Reading List, Week of 2018-09-02

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Reading List 2018-09-03:

*Austen, Jane. Mansfield Park (reread/in progress)
*Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (ed. Peter Straub) (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Playlist, week of 2018-08-26



Read about the Horacee Arnold album here... I only wish I had heard it back when it came out... who knows, I may not have liked it as much (I suspect I would have), but it sounds damn good now...

Playlist 2018-08-27:

*Anton Webern: Complete Webern - Emerson String Quartet (disc 5)
*AMM: 2003-11-12 Glasgow (CDR)
*Horacee Arnold: Tales of the Exonerated Flea
*Borderlands Trio: Asteroidea
*Nels Cline 4: Currents, Constellations
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: The Mathematics of War
*Alice Coltrane: Lord of Lords
*John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Deluxe Edition) (disc 1)
*Tomas Fujiwara: Triple Double
*Mats Gustafsson/Paal Nilssen-Love/Mesele Asmamaw: Baro 101
*Barry Guy/Blue Shroud Band: Tensegrity (Small Formations) (disc 3)
*Locus Solus: 50³
*Nicole Mitchell: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-06-25 "Wood and Wires" (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-07-01 Strange Matter, Richmond VA (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-07-09 "It Was Great; Nothing Was Working" (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-08-13 "We Do Not Need to Stop Walking to Solve This Problem Now" (wav)
*Polar Bear: Held On The Tips Of Fingers
*Terje Rypdal: Odyssey: In Studio & In Concert (disc 1)
*Tyshawn Sorey: Alloy
*Craig Taborn: Junk Magic
*Various artists: Subradar Sampler #02
*Chicago: Live VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do) (disc 1)
*Esquivel & His Orchestra: Complete 1954-1962 Recordings (disc 3)
*Firesign Theatre: In The Next World, You're On Your Own
*Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Ed.) (disc 1)
*Grateful Dead: 1970-10-17 Cleveland (CDR) (disc 1)
*Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol. 21: Boston 1973-04-02 (discs 1, 2, 3)
*Paul McCartney: Flowers in the Dirt (Deluxe Ed.) (disc 4)
*Paul McCartney: Flaming Pie
*Popol Vuh: Einsjäger und Siebenjäger
*Yes: 1974-02-28 Detroit (CDR) (disc 1)

Reading List, Week of 2018-08-26

Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things

Reading List 2018-08-27:

*Austen, Jane. Mansfield Park (reread/started)
*Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (ed. Peter Straub) (started)
*Tanner, Tony. “Henry VI Part 3,” in Prefaces to Shakespeare (reread/started/finished)
*Tanner, Tony. “Richard III,” in Prefaces to Shakespeare (reread/started/finished)
*Watterson, Bill. Calvin and Hobbes (reread/started/finished)
*Watterson, Bill. Something Under the Bed is Drooling (reread/started/finished)
*Watterson, Bill. Yukon Ho! (reread/started/finished)
*Watterson, Bill. Revenge of the Baby-Sat (reread/started/finished)
*Watterson, Bill. Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" (reread/started/finished)
*Celan, Paul. Breathturn (transl. Pierre Joris) (finished)
*Sorrentino, Gilbert. Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things (reread/finished)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Reading List, Week of 2018-08-19

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Better the second time....

Reading List 2018-08-20:

*Celan, Paul. Breathturn (transl. Pierre Joris) (started)
*Sorrentino, Gilbert. Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things (reread/started)
*Tanner, Tony. “Henry VI Part 1,” in Prefaces to Shakespeare (reread/started/finished)
*Tanner, Tony. “Henry VI Part 2,” in Prefaces to Shakespeare (reread/started/finished)
*Bouros, Terri. Young Shakespeare's Young Hamlet: Print, Piracy, and Performance (finished)
*Pynchon, Thomas. Bleeding Edge (reread/finished)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-08-19

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Alexander Hawkins' piano playing on A Night Walking Through Mirrors is wonderful... the future of jazz piano is safe with Hawkins, Kris Davis, Craig Taborn, and Agustí Fernandez... Taborn's work on The Bell is hypnotic and sublime... Back in the early '80s, a group of people called the Richmond Artists Workshop put together a fantastic series of performances in Richmond... they brought in Fred Frith (twice, once solo and once with Phil Minton) and Henry Kaiser (solo and with members of the Orthotonics and the Muffins)... the highlight for me, though, was Wadada Leo Smith in a beautifully contemplative trio set with Peter Kowald and Bobby Naughton... hard to imagine a series of that magnitude happening here these days...

Playlist 2018-08-20:

*Anton Webern: Complete Webern - Boulez (disc 2)
*AMM: Fine
*Anthony Braxton: Sextet (Parker) 1993 (disc 1)
*Harry Carney: With Strings
*Chicago/London Underground: A Night Walking Through Mirrors
*Chick Corea: The Complete “Is” Sessions (disc 1)
*Kris Davis: Good Citizen
*Whit Dickey/Mat Maneri/Matthew Shipp: Vessel in Orbit
*4-Story Saxophone Quartet: 2018-08-08 "Improvisation" (mp3)
*Milford Graves/John Zorn: 50²
*Barry Guy & London Jazz Composers Orchestra: 1975-03-10 London (CDR)
*Dave Holland: Uncharted Territories (disc 2)
*Roland Kirk: Volunteered Slavery
*Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound Ensemble: Live at the Knitting Factory
*Roscoe Mitchell: Bells for the South Side (disc 2)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-07-09 "It Was Great; Nothing Was Working" (wav)
*Herbie Nichols: The Complete Blue Note Recordings (disc 2)
*Eddie Prévost-John Stevens Double Trio: 1978-08-02 London (CDR)
*Ches Smith: The Bell
*Wadada Leo Smith/Peter Kowald/Bobby Naughton: 1981-10-07 Richmond VA (CDR)
*Billy Strayhorn: !!!Live!!!
*Billy Strayhorn's Septet: Cue for Saxophone
*Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra: Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy
*Craig Taborn/Ikue Mori: Highsmith
*Tommy Bolin: Whirlwind (disc 1)
*Esquivel & His Orchestra: Complete 1954-1962 Recordings (disc 2)
*5uu's: Crisis in Clay
*Grateful Dead: Anthem of the Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Ed.) 1967-10-22 Winterland (disc 2)
*Grateful Dead: 1971-10-29 Cleveland (CDR) (disc 2)
*Grateful Dead: Dark Star 1972 version 2 (finished, 08:18:15-11:42:36)
*Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol. 24: Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA 1972-08-25 (discs 2, 3)
*Grateful Dead: 1975-03-23 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco (CDR)
*Jefferson Pilot: The Optimist Field
*King Crimson: 1972-02-18 Detroit
*Paul McCartney: Flowers in the Dirt (Deluxe Ed.) (discs 2, 3)
*Popol Vuh: In den Gärten Pharaos
*Sonic Youth: Anagrama
*Sonic Youth: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom
*Various artists: Variations #6: The Library (Jon Leidecker) (CDR)
*Various artists: Variations #7: The Composer (Jon Leidecker) (CDR)
*Yes: Best of Wembley 1977 (boot CDR) (disc 1)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-08-12

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Really enjoying my third time through the 1972 Dark Star extravaganza... it's fun to dip into these extended improvisations totally out of context... of course, it's also great to listen to them totally in context, which I'll return to at some point in the future.... I came across a reference to Catatumbo on Ingrid Laubrock's website, hadn't heard it yet...a nice free improv trio, with her sax playing being typically inspiring... Always nice to return to Sun Ra's masterpiece When Angels Speak of Love... besides Gilmore (of course), the standout player for me on this is the under-recorded Walter Miller on trumpet...

Playlist 2018-08-13:

*Anton Webern: Complete Webern - Boulez (disc 1)
*AMM: 2001-04-15 Chicago (CDR)
*Catatumbo: Catatumbo
*John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Deluxe Edition) (disc 2)
*Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer: Like Children
*Barry Guy/Blue Shroud Band: Tensegrity (Small Formations) (disc 2)
*Mary Halvorson Quartet: Paimon (Zorn/Book of Angels Vol. 32)
*Alexander Hawkins: Song Singular
*Ingrid Laubrock & Liam Noble: Let’s Call This...
*Roscoe Mitchell: Conversations II
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-07-01 Strange Matter, Richmond VA (wav)
*Billy Strayhorn: The Peaceful Side
*Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra: When Angels Speak of Love
*Craig Taborn: Avenging Angel
*Various artists: Subradar Sampler #01
*Various artists: That Devilin' Tune (Vol. 1, disc 7)
*Al Bowlly: Just a Bowl of Cherries: The Complete Flexi-Discs
*Scott Brookman, Yani Martinelli and Friends: Songs from the Old House​/​MADRID
*Esquivel & His Orchestra: Complete 1954-1962 Recordings (disc 1)
*Grateful Dead: Anthem of the Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Ed.) (disc 1)
*Grateful Dead: Dark Star 1972 version 2 (in progress, 04:56:08-09:05:15)
*Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol. 24: Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA 1972-08-25 (disc 1)
*Jefferson Pilot: The Optimist Field
*King Crimson: 1972-02-12 NYC (disc 2)
*Paul McCartney: Flowers in the Dirt (Deluxe Ed.) (disc 1)
*Panzerpappa: Koralrevens Klagesang
*Popol Vuh: Affenstunde
*Proctor and Bergman: TV or Not TV
*Bruce Springsteen: The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (disc 4)
*Various artists: Tokyo Flashback
*Various artists: Variations #5: The Discipline (Jon Leidecker) (CDR)
*Yes: Tales from Topographic Oceans (side 1)
*Frank Zappa: Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (disc 2)

Reading List, Week of 2018-08-12

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One of the greatest books of comic art ever... Monty is still going strong....

Reading List 2018-08-13:

*Meddick, Jim. Primary Crullers: A Robotman Book (reread/finished)
*Shakespeare, William. Richard III (ed. John Jowett, New Oxford Shakespeare, Critical Reference Ed.) (reread/finished)
*Bouros, Terri. Young Shakespeare's Young Hamlet: Print, Piracy, and Performance (in progress)
*Pynchon, Thomas. Bleeding Edge (reread/in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Monday, August 13, 2018

A Typically Perfect Pynchon Sentence



Jim Henderson. Looking north up Broadway at the Apthorp on a cloudy afternoon. 

Just one random perfect sentence from Bleeding Edge:
She squints past roofline contours, vents, skylights, water tanks and cornices under this pre-storm lighting, shining as if already wet against the darkening sky, down the street to where the cursed Deseret rears above Broadway, one or two storm-nervous lights already on, its stonework at this distance seeming too uncleansable, its shadows too many, ever to breach. (Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge (Penguin 2013), p. 199)

Monday, August 6, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-08-05



Shout-out to Scott Brookman and Yani Martinelli's new release... nice new batch of tunes, with Yani and friends augmenting phone videos of Scott playing guitar and singing... international cross-pollination!... Both Directions at Once is solid '63 Coltrane... I despise the crappy hype that has surrounded this release; these sessions were never planned as an album, "lost" or otherwise... the new compositions are wonderful... great to hear multiple studio versions of "Impressions," although none of them approach the barn-burning intensity of any of the '61 live versions... The new Parliament album is underwhelming... some nice stuff, sure, but I'm missing the funk... the P-Funk.. the bomb...

Playlist 2018-08-06:

*AMM: 2000-10-14 Boston (CDR)
*Cornelius Cardew: Works 1960–70 (Tilbury/Duch/Davies)
*Rodger Coleman: Gone Again
*John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Deluxe Edition) (disc 1)
*Mats Gustafsson & Thurston Moore: Hit the Wall!
*Barry Guy/Blue Shroud Band: Tensegrity (Small Formations) (disc 1)
*Alexander Hawkins Trio: Alexander Hawkins Trio
*Alexander Hawkins/Evan Parker: Leaps in Leicester
*Ahmad Jamal Trio: Jamal At The Pershing Volume 2
*Thelonious Monk: The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection (disc 2)
*Ikue Mori: In Light of Shadows
*Ikue Mori: Obelisk
*Sun Ra & His Arkestra: The Cymbals​/​Symbols Sessions (New York, 1973) (disc 2)
*Craig Taborn: Daylight Ghosts
*Ben Webster with Strings: Music for Loving (disc 2)
*Lily Allen: No Shame
*Scott Brookman, Yani Martinelli and Friends: Songs from the Old House​/​MADRID
*Clash: Sandinista! (disc 2)
*Delivery: Fools Meeting
*Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol. 19: Honolulu Civic Auditorium 1970-01-23/24 (discs 2, 3)
*Grateful Dead: Dark Star 1972 version 2 (in progress, 02:49:37-04:56:08)
*King Crimson: Lizard (40th Anniversary Series)
*Parliament: Medicaid Fraud Dogg
*Pink Floyd: A Tree Full of Secrets (disc 1)
*Spirit: Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
*Various artists:  Dim Lights, Thick Smoke & Hillbilly Music: Country & Western Hit Parade 1945

Reading List, Week of 2018-08-05

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Reading List 2018-08-06:

*Meddick, Jim. Primary Crullers: A Robotman Book (reread/started)
*Pynchon, Thomas. Bleeding Edge (reread/started)
*The Living Dead 2 (ed.  John Joseph Adams) (finished)
*Shakespeare, William. Richard III (ed. John Jowett, New Oxford Shakespeare, Critical Reference Ed.) (reread/started)
*Bouros, Terri. Young Shakespeare's Young Hamlet: Print, Piracy, and Performance (in progress)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Monday, July 30, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-07-29

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Travel music....

Playlist 2018-07-30:

*Beach Boys: 50 Big Ones (disc 1)
*Beatles: Anthology 1
*Elvis Costello: This Year's Model (2002 reissue, disc 1)
*Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Get Happy (2003 reissue, disc 1)
*Grateful Dead: Dark Star 1972 version 2 (in progress, 02:31:02-02:49:37)
*Jefferson Pilot: The Optimist Field
*Kinks: The Anthology 1964-1971 (disc 2)
*Roxy Music: The Thrill of It All (disc 2)

Reading List, Week of 2018-07-29

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Reading List 2018-07-30:

*Bouros, Terri. Young Shakespeare's Young Hamlet: Print, Piracy, and Performance (started)
*The Living Dead 2 (ed.  John Joseph Adams) (started)
*Chance, Rebecca. Killer Heels (started/finished)
*King, Stephen. Pet Sematary (reread/started/finished)
*Rankin, Ian. Strip Jack (started/finished)
*Rankin, Ian. Tooth and Nail (started/finished)
*Rankin, Ian. Hide and Seek (reread/started/finished)
*Rankin, Ian. Knots and Crosses (reread/finished)
*Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (4th ed.) (in progress)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Playlist, Week of 2018-07-22

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Beach time.....

Playlist 2018-07-23:

*Muhal Richard Abrams: Spihumonesty
*AMM: Tunes Without Measure or End
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2017-12-27 Nashville (selections)
*John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Deluxe Edition)
*End: Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen
*Okkyung Lee/Christian Marclay: Amalgam
*George Lewis: Shadowgraph, 5 (Sextet)
*Evan Parker/Joe Morris/Nate Wooley: Ninth Square
*Tom Rainey Obbligato: Float Upstream
*Dan Weiss: Starebaby
*Beach Boys: 50 Big Ones (disc 1)
*Beatles: The Empire Strikes Back (boot CDR)
*Clash: Sandinista! (disc 1)
*Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol. 19: Honolulu Civic Auditorium 1970-01-23 (disc 1)
*Grateful Dead: Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead (disc 3)
*Grateful Dead: Dark Star 1972 version 2 (in progress, 00:36:00-02:31:02)
*Grateful Dead: 1975-03-23 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco (streaming)
*Elvis Presley: A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-55 Recordings (disc 3)
*Roxy Music: The Thrill of It All (disc 1)
*Sonic Youth: The Eternal
*Bruce Springsteen: The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (disc 2)