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)