Monday, October 26, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-10-25





















Still listening....

Playlist 2020-10-26:

*Cannonball Adderley: Somethin' Else
*Air: Air Lore (side 2)
*Beach Boys: Sunflower (side 1)
*Anthony Braxton/Mario Pavone Quintet: Seven Standards 1995
*Tom Buckner/Gerald Oshita/Roscoe Mitchell: New Music for Woodwinds and Voice (side 1)
*John Coltrane Quartet: Africa/Brass (side 1)
*Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman/Ikue Mori/Evan Parker: Miller's Tale
*Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: D'Agala
*Kris Davis: Rye Eclipse
*Kris Davis/Ingrid Laubrock: 2020-03-08 Toronto (CDR)
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: New CDR Compilation (disc 3)
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: 1928-1933 (sides 1, 2)
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943 (side 5)
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: Suite Thursday/Controversial Suite/Harlem Suite (side 1)
*Bud Freeman: Great Original Performances 1927-1940
*Benny Goodman: The Complete RCA Victor Small Group Master Takes (disc 2)
*Mary Halvorson: Code Girl (discs 1, 2)
*High Llamas: Here Come the Rattling Trees
*Hugh Hopper: Hopper Tunity Box
*Keith Jarrett Trio: Still Live (discs 1, 2)
*King Crimson: Larks' Tongues in Aspic: The Complete Recordings (discs 10, 13)
*Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: Stir Crazy (CDR compilation) (disc 5)
*Charles Mingus: Jazz in Detroit/Strata Concert Gallery/46 Selden (disc 3)
*Nicole Mitchell: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
*Roscoe Mitchell/Malachi Favors: 1993-10-16 Oakland CA (CDR)
*OOIOO: Armonico Hewa
*Charlie Parker: The Complete Dean Benedetti Recordings of Charlie Parker (disc 7)
*Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton: Music for David Mossman
*William Parker Trio: 2020-03-08 Toronto (CDR)
*Max Roach and Cecil Taylor: Historic Concerts (side 4)
*Cecil Taylor & Günter Sommer: Riobec "Riobec 1"
*Chester Thompson: Powerhouse
*Various artists: Charas Babu: Inspiring Colourful and Rare Sounds from India
*Various artists: Ad-Rock & Mike D's Alphabetical Jukebox (CDR compilation) (discs 14, 15)

Reading List, Week of 2020-10-25

















Reading List 2020-10-26:

*Marías, Javier. Your Face Tomorrow, vol. 1: Fever and Spear (transl. Margaret Jull Costa) (reread/started)
*DeWitt, Helen. The Last Samurai (finished)
*Burton, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy (in progress)
*Marsh, Dave. The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (reread/in progress)
*Mustich, James. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die (in progress)

Monday, October 19, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-10-18



























I'm struck by how much Tony Williams's late Blue Note compositions sound like the music of the great Miles Davis quintet of the '60s... I was foolish to be disappointed with Foreign Intrigue when I bought it when it first came out... what was I expecting? Lifetime?... the stupidity of youth... and I wonder: what mistakes am I making now?... at any rate, this music now sounds deeply rich and intriguing... I discovered another version of Duke Ellington playing "New World a-Comin'" from the First Sacred Concert, this time a piano solo... I prefer the band version... Haven't heard a lame Charlie Parker solo yet... 

Playlist 2020-10-19:

*Rodrigo Amado: This Is Our Language
*Art Ensemble: 1967/68 (disc 4) "A to Ericka"
*Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor (Emerson String Quartet)
*Blood Incantation: Hidden History of the Human Race
*Tom Buckner/Gerald Oshita/Roscoe Mitchell: New Music for Woodwinds and Voice (side 2)
*Centipede: Septober Energy (side 2)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2015-05-14 Nashville (wav) Track 3
*John Coltrane: Live in Seattle "Out of This World"
*Deerhoof: Love-Lore
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol. 6 (disc 1)
*Duke Ellington: The Centennial Edition: The Complete RCA-Victor Recordings (disc 18)
*Farmers By Nature: Love and Ghosts (disc 2) "Bisanz"
*Jimmy Giuffre 3: 1961 (disc 1)
*Benny Goodman: The Complete RCA Victor Small Group Master Takes (disc 1)
*Fletcher Henderson: The Complete Fletcher Henderson 1927-1936 (sides 3, 4)
*King Crimson: Larks' Tongues in Aspic: The Complete Recordings (disc 9)
*Booker Little: Out Front (side 1)
*Charles Mingus: Jazz in Detroit/Strata Concert Gallery/46 Selden (disc 2)
*Roscoe Mitchell: Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound and Space Ensembles (side 2)
*Joe Morris Quartet: Balance
*Muffins: <185> (side 1)
*Charlie Parker: The Complete Dean Benedetti Recordings of Charlie Parker (discs 6, 7)
*Charlie Parker: Charlie Parker (sides 7, 8)
*Charlie Parker: The Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (side 6)
*Mario Pavone Dialect Trio: Philosophy
*Pere Ubu: Terminal Tower: An Archival Collection (sides 1, 2)
*Popol Vuh: Einsjäger und Siebenjäger
*RAIC: Lamentations
*Matthew Shipp: Sonic Fiction
*Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra)
*Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Live at Montreux (sides 1, 3)
*Sun Ra: 1977-07-08 WKCR-FM, NYC (CDR)
*Charles Tolliver Big Band: Mosaic Select (disc 3)
*Various artists: Studio One 007: Licensed to Ska
*Various artists: The Other Side of the Trax: Stax-Volt 45rpm Rarities 1964-1968
*Various artists: Ad-Rock & Mike D's Alphabetical Jukebox (CDR compilation) (disc 13)
*Various artists: Subradar Sampler #01
*Various artists: Subradar Sampler #02
*Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald Decca Sessions (1934-1941) (disc 5)
*Dan Weiss/Starebaby: Natural Selection
*Tony Williams: Mosaic Select (discs 2, 3)

Reading List, Week of 2020-10-18





















Reading List 2020-10-19:

*DeWitt, Helen. The Last Samurai (started)
*Dutton, Danielle. Margaret the First (started/finished)
*Hallberg, Garth Risk. City on Fire (finished)
*Stewart, John. Naked Pictures of Famous People (finished)
*Burton, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy (in progress)
*Marsh, Dave. The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (reread/in progress)
*Mustich, James. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die (in progress)

Monday, October 12, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-10-11




















Live at Montreux is one of the all-time greatest Sun Ra records... the whole band's firing on all cylinders, and I love how he integrates acoustic piano with synthesizer... "New World a-Comin'" is an underappreciated (by me, anyway) long-form composition by Duke Ellington, featuring a lot of solo piano... it was recorded several times, but it looks like the only versions I have are a Treasury show from 1946 and a 1945 version on the relatively obscure LP Jazz of the World War 2nd... I feel like I'm slowly working more post-1945 Duke into my listening regime... I may need to reread Eddie Lambert's excellent book Duke Ellington: A Listener's Guide soon... Any record with Ingrid Laubrock or Kris Davis on it is golden... Besides Henry Kaiser's and Wadada Leo Smith's Yo Miles reconstructions, Dave Douglas's Freak In is one of the best explorations of Miles Davis's 1970-1975 sonic territory... it passed me by when it first came out, and I got led to it by the appearance of Craig Taborn... good stuff!

Playlist 2020-10-12:

*Daniel Barbiero/Cristiano Bocci: Non-Places
*Booker T. & the MGs: Melting Pot
*Anthony Braxton: 2 Compositions (Ensemble) 1989/1991
*John Coltrane: The Major Works of John Coltrane "Kulu Sé Mama"
*Dave Douglas: Freak In
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: Jazz of the World War 2nd: Volume 2: 1944/1945 (side 2)
*Duke Ellington: A Drum Is a Woman
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: Ellington Jazz Party in Stereo
*Duke Ellington and Count Basie: First Time! The Count Meets the Duke
*Duke Ellington: Blues in Orbit (side 1)
*Explorers Club: Grand Hotel
*Grateful Dead: 1969-12-21 Fillmore West
*King Crimson: Larks' Tongues in Aspic: The Complete Recordings (disc 8)
*Denise LaSalle: Here I Am Again
*Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey/Kris Davis/Ralph Alessi: Lark
*Lemon Twigs: Songs for the General Public
*Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Lost Trident Sessions
*Charles Mingus: Jazz in Detroit/Strata Concert Gallery/46 Selden (disc 1)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2018-08-13 "We Do Not Need to Stop Walking to Solve This Problem Now" (wav)
*Charlie Parker: The Complete Dean Benedetti Recordings of Charlie Parker (disc 5)
*Charlie Parker: Charlie Parker in Sweden 1950 (sides 1, 2)
*Ivo Perelman/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver: The Art of the Improv Trio, Volume 6
*Popol Vuh: In den Gärten Pharaos
*Prince: Sign O’ the Times (Super Deluxe Edition) (discs 4,5, 7, 8)
*Sonny Rollins: A Night at the Village Vanguard
*Ruins: Live At Kichijoji / Mandala II
*Carlos Santana/Mahavishnu John McLaughlin: Love Devotion Surrender
*Matthew Shipp Quartet: Not Bound
*Wayne Shorter: Native Dancer
*Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Solar Research Arkestra: 1971-11-11 Delft, The Netherlands (CDR) (discs 2, 3)
*Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Live at Montreux (disc 1)
*Cecil Taylor: 3 Phasis (side 2)
*Cecil Taylor: Garden "Garden II"
*Charles Tolliver Big Band: Mosaic Select (discs 1, 2)
*Charles Tyler: Saga of the Outlaws
*Various artists: Ad-Rock & Mike D's Alphabetical Jukebox (CDR compilation) (disc 12)
*Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald Decca Sessions (1934-1941) (disc 4)
*Wig Drop: Wig Drop 3
*Tony Williams: Mosaic Select (disc 1)
*Frank Zappa: Son of Hot Rats (boot CDR)
*John Zorn: Calculus
*John Zorn/Simulacrum: Baphomet

Reading List, Week of 2020-10-11

















Reading List 2020-10-12:

*Stewart, John. Naked Pictures of Famous People (started)
*Burton, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy (in progress)
*Hallberg, Garth Risk. City on Fire (in progress)
*Marsh, Dave. The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (reread/in progress)
*Mustich, James. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die (in progress)

Monday, October 5, 2020

Playlist, Week of 2020-10-04





















Hadn't dug out New Music for Woodwinds and Voice in ages... what an amazing record!

Playlist 2020-10-05:

*AMM: Laminal (disc 1)
*Tim Berne: Science Friction
*Boris: Dear
*Anthony Braxton: 1973-08-22/25: Chateauvallon (CDR)
*Anthony Braxton: Ninetet (Yoshi's) 1997 Vol. 4 (discs 1, 2)
*Tom Buckner/Gerald Oshita/Roscoe Mitchell: New Music for Woodwinds and Voice (side 1)
*Terri Lyne Carrington: The Mosaic Project
*Centipede: Septober Energy (side 1)
*Charlie Christian: The Genius of the Electric Guitar (disc 3)
*Clash: Black Market Clash (sides 1, 2)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2019-08-27 Nashville (rough mix wav) Track 1
*Bill Connors: Of Mist and Melting (side 2)
*Deerhoof: Love-Lore
*Duke Ellington: The Indispensable Duke Ellington Volumes 5/6 1940 (side 3)
*Duke Ellington: Ellington at Newport (side 1)
*Joe Henderson Quintet: At the Lighthouse
*Henry Cow: 1974-5 (Cow Box Redux)
*Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society: Earned Dreams
*King Crimson: Larks' Tongues In Aspic: The Complete Recordings (disc 7)
*Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Does Your House Have Lions: The Rahsaan Roland Kirk Anthology (disc 2)
*Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (side 1)
*Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners
*Charlie Parker and the All-Stars: Summit Meeting at Birdland (sides 1, 2)
*Popol Vuh: Affenstunde
*Prince: Sign O’ the Times (Super Deluxe Edition) (discs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
*Max Roach and Cecil Taylor: Historic Concerts (side 3)
*David Sancious and Tone: Dance of the Age of Enlightenment
*Matthew Shipp Quartet Declared Enemy: Our Lady of the Flowers
*Sun Ra Arkestra: Blues at Midnight: A John Gilmore Anthology, Vol. 2
*Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Solar Research Arkestra: 1971-11-11 Delft, The Netherlands (CDR) (disc 1)
*Sun Ra: The Universe Sent Me
*Cecil Taylor Orchestra of Two Continents: 1984-10-20 Rubigen, Switzerland (CDR) (disc 1)
*Various artists: Ad-Rock & Mike D's Alphabetical Jukebox (CDR compilation) (discs 9, 10, 11)
*Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald Decca Sessions (1934-1941) (disc 3)