Wednesday, June 1, 2022

May 2022 reading & viewing

Samuel R. Delany, The Fall of the Towers

fiction:

  • Samuel R. Delany, The Fall of the Towers
  • William Gibson, Agency

nonfiction:

  • John Steinbeck, The Log from The Sea of Cortez
  • David Sedaris, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

movies:

  • Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

ratings (and occasional commentary) on my Goodreads and my Letterboxd

Thursday, May 19, 2022

April 2022 reading & viewing

Edmund White, A Previous Life

fiction:

  • Edmund White, A Previous Life
  • Barbara Pym, No Fond Return of Love
  • Theodore Sturgeon, Some of Your Blood

nonfiction:

  • David Wallace-Wells, The Uninhabitable Earth
  • Joan Didion, The White Album

ratings (and occasional commentary) on my Goodreads and my Letterboxd

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Hermann Nitsch, 6. Sinfonie (Allerheiligensinfonie)
  • Musik der Nubier / Nordsudan (Museum Collection Berlin (West)) (disc 1)
  • Hermann Nitsch, Nitsch: 6. Sinfonie (Allerheiligensinfonie) (disc 1)
  • Klaus Schulze, Moondawn
  • Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
  • Charles Mingus, Oh Yeah
  • Max Roach, On the Chicago Scene
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Brown and Roach Incorporated
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy’s Diamonds: Best of the Verve Years (disc 3)
  • Roland Kirk, Rip, Rig & Panic
  • Roland Kirk, We Free Kings
  • Roland Kirk, The Inflated Tear
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Fast Citizens, Gather
  • Pavement, Westing (by Musket and Sextant)

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Klaus Schulze, Picture Music
  • Terry Riley, Salome Dances for Peace (disc 1)
  • Musik der Nubier / Nordsudan (Museum Collection Berlin (West)) (disc 2)
  • Hermann Nitsch, Musik der 135. Aktion (disc 2)
  • Klaus Schulze, Picture Music
  • Carla Bley, Live!
  • Joe Henderson, Inner Urge
  • Bill Evans Trio, Portrait in Jazz
  • Fred Katz, 4-5-6 Trio
  • Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um
  • The Modern Jazz Quartet with Laurindo Almeida, Collaboration
  • Jimmy Smith, Home Cookin'
  • Milt Jackson, At the Museum of Modern Art
  • Sonny Rollins, Tour de Force
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy’s Diamonds: Best of the Verve Years (disc 2)
  • Art Tatum, Piano Starts Here
  • Fletcher Henderson, A Study in Frustration (disc 1)
  • Fats Waller, The Last Years (1940–1943) (disc 2)
  • Mighty Sparrow, Mighty Sparrow Volume Four
  • Broadcast, Haha Sound
  • Stevie Wonder, Innervisions

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Hermann Nitsch, Musik der 135. Aktion
  • Hermann Nitsch, Musik der 135. Aktion (disc 1)
  • Klaus Schulze, X (disc 2)
  • Steve Lacy, Only Monk
  • Mobilisation Générale: Protest and Spirit Jazz from France 1970–1976
  • Larry Young, Unity
  • Big John Patton, Blue John
  • Charles Mingus, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt, For Musicians Only
  • Illinois Jacquet, Flying Home: The Best of the Verve Years
  • Fats Waller, The Last Years (1940–1943) (disc 2)

Monday, May 2, 2022

Monday, May 2, 2022

Hermann Nitsch, Musik der 80. Aktion
  • Klaus Schulze, Cyborg (disc 2)
  • Hermann Nitsch, Musik der 80. Aktion (disc 2)
  • Guillermo Gregorio & Brandon Lopez, 12 Episodes
  • Lester Bowie & Phillip Wilson, Duet
  • Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane, The Elements
  • Carla Bley, Fleur Carnivore
  • Miles Davis, We Want Miles
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Brown and Roach Incorporated
  • Louis Armstrong, Plays W.C. Handy
  • Mighty Sparrow, Mighty Sparrow Volume Four
  • Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever
  • Broadcast, The Noise Made By People
  • Broadcast, Microtronics — Volumes 1 & 2
  • Happy Flowers, My Skin Covers My Body
  • Primitive Music of the World (Folkways)

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Sonny Rollins, Tour de Force
  • Klaus Schulze, Cyborg (disc 1)
  • Ab Baars & Zlatko Kaučič, Canvas
  • Anthony Braxton, Six Compositions: Quartet
  • Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
  • Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um
  • Sonny Rollins, Tour de Force
  • Max Roach, Alone Together: The Best of the Mercury Years (disc 2)
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy’s Diamonds: Best of the Verve Years (disc 2)
  • Fletcher Henderson, A Study in Frustration (disc 1)
  • Art Tatum, Piano Starts Here
  • Fats Waller, The Last Years (1940–1943) (disc 2)
  • Sand, Golem
  • Pavement, Watery, Domestic
  • Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
  • Broadcast, Haha Sound
  • Stevie Wonder, Innervisions

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Saturday, April 30, .2022

Alice Coltrane, Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana
  • J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concertos (Concerto Italiano / Rinaldo Alessandrini) (disc 1)
  • Olivia Block, Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea
  • Klaus Schulze, Irrlicht
  • Alice Coltrane, Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana
  • Chicago Underground Duo, Synesthesia
  • Max Roach, Jazz in 3/4 Time
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, At Basin Street
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt, For Musicians Only

Friday, April 29, 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

Klaus Schulze, X
  • Ash Ra Tempel, Ash Ra Tempel
  • Klaus Schulze, X (disc 1)
  • Evan Parker, Paul Rutherford, Dave Holland & Paul Lovens, The Ericle of Dolphi (disc 2)
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, The Historic California Concerts 1954
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Brown and Roach Incorporated
  • Illinois Jacquet, Flying Home: The Best of the Verve Years
  • Louis Armstrong, Plays W.C. Handy
  • Fats Waller, The Last Years (1940–1943) (disc 1)
  • Charles Mingus, Oh Yeah
  • Mobilisation Générale: Protest and Spirit Jazz from France 1970–1976
  • Pavement, Westing (by Musket and Sextant)

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Klaus Schulze, Blackdance
  • Hermann Nitsch, Musik der 80. Aktion (disc 1)
  • Klaus Schulze, Blackdance
  • Michigan (Hanson / Chondritic Sound / RRRecords) (disc 2)
  • Andrew Cyrille / Jeanne Lee / Jimmy Lyons, Nuba
  • Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy’s Diamonds: Best of the Verve Years (disc 2)
  • Broadcast, The Noise Made By People
  • Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
  • The Rolling Stones, “We Love You” / “Dandelion”
  • Honoré Singer, Chanukah Melodies

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Tangerine Dream, Electronic Meditation
  • Hermann Nitsch, Orgelkonzert Jesuitenkirche 2013
  • Fred Anderson & Steve McCall, Vintage Duets
  • Charles Mingus, The Clown
  • Autechre, Sinistrail Sentinel
  • Tangerine Dream, Electronic Meditation (feat. Klaus Schulze)
  • The Cosmic Jokers, The Cosmic Jokers (feat. Klaus Schulze)
  • Sand, Golem
  • Broadcast, Haha Sound
  • Pavement, Wowee Zowee
  • Pavement, Slanted & Enchanted
  • Pavement, Watery, Domestic
  • T. Rex, Electric Warrior
  • Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Hermann Nitsch, Musik der 25. Aktion
  • Hermann Nitsch, Musik der 25. Aktion
  • AMM vs. Merzbow, Split Series #4
  • Charles Mingus, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
  • Charles Mingus, Presents Charles Mingus
  • Louis Armstrong, Plays W.C. Handy
  • Fats Waller, The Last Years (1940–1943) (disc 1)
  • Kazuki Tomokawa, Straight from the Throat
  • Sightings, Future Accidents
  • Broadcast, Microtronics — Volumes 1 & 2
  • Ramleh, Boeing
  • Pavement, Brighten the Corners
  • Pavement, Westing (by Musket and Sextant)
  • Carl Perkins, The King of Rockabilly
  • June Christy, The Misty Miss Christy

Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

Evan Parker, Paul Rutherford, Dave Holland & Paul Lovens, The Ericle of Dolphy
  • If, Bwana, They Call Me Bwana
  • Evan Parker, Paul Rutherford, Dave Holland & Paul Lovens, The Ericle of Dolphi (disc 1)
  • Ab Baars Trio, Gawky Stride
  • Andrew Cyrille / Jeanne Lee / Jimmy Lyons, Nuba
  • Charles Mingus, Blues & Roots
  • Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
  • Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, At Basin Street
  • Max Roach, Alone Together: The Best of the Mercury Years (disc 2)
  • Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane, The Elements
  • Kazuki Tomokawa, Finally, His First Album
  • Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
  • Broadcast, The Noise Made By People
  • Sly & the Family Stone, Life
  • Honoré Singer, Chanukah Melodies

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Charles Mingus, Oh Yeah
  • Charles Mingus, Let My Children Hear Music
  • Charles Mingus, Oh Yeah
  • Arthur Verocai, Arthur Verocai
  • Autechre, Sinistrail Sentinel
  • Sand, Golem
  • Pavement, Slanted & Enchanted
  • Pavement, Watery, Domestic

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Joe McPhee, Nation Time
  • J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations (Keith Jarrett, harpsichord)
  • Annette Peacock, An Acrobat’s Heart
  • The Resonance Ensemble, Head Above Water / Feet out of the Fire (disc 2)
  • Joe McPhee, Nation Time
  • Charles Mingus, Mingus Dynasty
  • Charles Mingus, The Clown
  • Alice Coltrane, Transcendence
  • Stevie Wonder, Innervisions
  • Sugar, Copper Blue
  • Carl Perkins, The King of Rockabilly
  • June Christy, The Misty Miss Christy

Friday, April 22, 2022

Friday, April 22, 2022

J.S. Bach, The Goldberg Variations, Glenn Gould, 1981
  • J.S. Bach, The Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould, piano) (1981)
  • Luc Ferrari, Cellule 75 - Collection 85
  • Luc Ferrari, Danses Organiques
  • Moebius & Plank, En Route
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Fast Citizens, Gather
  • Charles Mingus, Town Hall Concert
  • Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane, The Elements
  • Ramleh, Boeing
  • Broadcast, The Noise Made By People
  • Annie Lennox, Diva
  • Fats Waller, The Last Years (1940–1943) (disc 1)

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Andrew Cyrille, Jeanne Lee, Jimmy Lyons, Nuba
  • Andrew Cyrille / Jeanne Lee / Jimmy Lyons, Nuba
  • Anthony Braxton, Circle: Paris Concert
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, At Basin Street
  • Jessica Pavone, Army of Strangers
  • Pavement, Watery, Domestic
  • Sly & the Family Stone, Life
  • Arthur Verocai, Arthur Verocai
  • Honoré Singer, Chanukah Melodies

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Anthony Braxton, Town Hall 1972
  • Arditti String Quartet, USA (Montaigne)
  • Anthony Braxton, Town Hall (Trio & Quintet) 1972
  • Marion Brown, Afternoon of a Georgia Faun
  • Alice Coltrane, Transcendence
  • Aram Shelton’s Fast Citizens, Two Cities
  • Max Roach Trio, Featuring the Legendary Hasaan
  • Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin, The Tenor Scene
  • Sugar, Copper Blue
  • Carl Perkins, The King of Rockabilly
  • Stevie Wonder, Innervisions

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Ramleh, Boeing
  • Reinier van Houdt, drift nowhere past / the adventure of sleep (disc 2)
  • Airway / Hijokaidan, The Lowest Form of Music (disc 2)
  • Ramleh, Boeing
  • The Resonance Ensemble, Head Above Water/Feet out of the Fire (disc 1)
  • Fred Anderson, Live at the Velvet Lounge (w/ Peter Kowald & Hamid Drake)
  • Max Roach, Alone Together: The Best of the Mercury Years (disc 2)
  • Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane, The Elements
  • Broadcast, The Noise Made By People
  • Human Hands, Bouncing to Disc
  • Sly & the Family Stone, Stand!
  • Annie Lennox, Diva
  • Mighty Sparrow, Mighty Sparrow Volume Four
  • June Christy, The Misty Miss Christy

Monday, April 18, 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022

Michael Pisaro-Liu, Revolution Shuffle
  • Michael Pisaro-Liu, Revolution Shuffle (disc 1)
  • AMM vs. Merzbow, Split Series #4 (Fat Cat)
  • Keith Jarrett, Spheres
  • Andrew Cyrille / Jeanne Lee / Jimmy Lyons, Nuba
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Brown and Roach Incorporated
  • Moebius & Plank, Rastakraut Pasta
  • Pavement, Slanted & Enchanted
  • Pavement, Watery, Domestic
  • Sly & the Family Stone, Life
  • Honoré Singer, Chanukah Melodies
  • Johnny Woods, Mississippi Harmonica
  • What Holds the Flames Together: Matts Arnberg Recordings of Instrumental Swedish Village Music, 1948–51 (disc 2)

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Archie Shepp, Blasé
  • J.S. Bach, English Suites (Glenn Gould, piano) (disc 2)
  • Terry Riley, Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector (Kronos Quartet)
  • Hermann Nitsch, Albertina Quartett (Koehne Quartet) (disc 2)
  • Mauricio Kagel, Tactil/Unter Strom
  • Blowhole, Guerrilla Jazz
  • Fred Anderson, The Missing Link
  • Archie Shepp, Blasé
  • Sand, Golem
  • Sugar, Copper Blue
  • The Beatles, Help!
  • The Beatles, With the Beatles
  • Carl Perkins, The King of Rockabilly

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Alice Coltrane, Transcendence
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Eroica Variations / 32 Variations / 6 Variations / Bagatelles (Glenn Gould, piano) (disc 2)
  • Reinier van Houdt, drift nowhere past / the adventure of sleep (disc 1)
  • Alice Coltrane, Transcendence
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, At Basin Street
  • Max Roach, Jazz in 3/4 Time
  • Louis Armstrong, Plays W.C. Handy
  • Fats Waller, The Last Years (1940–1943) (disc 1)
  • June Christy, The Misty Miss Christy
  • Ramleh, Boeing
  • Burmese, Monkeys Tear Man to Shreds, Man Never Forgives Ape, Man Destroys Environment
  • The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles, Beatles for Sale
  • The Beatles, Please Please Me
  • Stevie Wonder, Fulfillingness’ First Finale
  • Broadcast, Microtronics — Volumes 1 & 2

Friday, April 15, 2022

Friday, April 15, 2022

Leif Elggren, Talking to a Dead Queen
  • Leif Elggren, Talking to a Dead Queen
  • Kronos Quartet, Early Music (Lachrymae Antiquae)
  • J.S. Bach, English Suites (Glenn Gould, piano) (disc 1)
  • The Three Tenors, The Three Tenors in Concert
  • Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutoslawski, Cello Concertos (EMI)
  • Luciano Berio, Sequenzas I–XIV for Solo Instruments (Naxos) (disc 1)
  • Max Roach, The Max Roach Quartet Featuring Hank Mobley
  • Max Roach, Alone Together: The Best of the Mercury Years (disc 2)
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy’s Diamonds: Best of the Verve Years (disc 1)
  • Pavement, Westing (by Musket and Sextant)
  • Sly & the Family Stone, Greatest Hits
  • Johnny Woods, Mississippi Harmonica
  • What Holds the Flames Together: Matts Arnberg Recordings of Instrumental Swedish Village Music, 1948–51 (disc 2)

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Lasse Marhaug, Jérôme Noetinger, Top
  • J.S. Bach, Two & Three Part Inventions (Glenn Gould, piano)
  • J.S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 (Glenn Gould, piano) (disc 2)
  • Flowertops, Mimosa
  • Lasse Marhaug & Jérôme Noetinger, Top
  • Alice Coltrane, Transcendence
  • Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane, The Elements
  • Max Roach, +4
  • Fats Waller, The Last Years (1940–1943) (disc 3)
  • Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Plays Monterey
  • Sly & the Family Stone, There’s a Riot Goin’ On
  • Sly & the Family Stone, Life
  • Pavement, Slanted & Enchanted
  • Sugar, Copper Blue
  • Broadcast, The Noise Made By People
  • Berlin, Pleasure Victim
  • Annie Lennox, Diva

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Brown and Roach Incorporated
  • J.S. Bach, The Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould, piano) (1981)
  • J.S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 (Glenn Gould, piano) (disc 1)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Eroica Variations / 32 Variations / 6 Variations / Bagatelles (Glenn Gould, piano) (disc 2)
  • Evicshen, Hair Birth
  • Max Roach, Percussion Bitter Sweet
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Brown and Roach Incorporated
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Clifford Brown * Max Roach
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Alone Together: The Best of the Mercury Years (disc 1)
  • Fats Waller, The Last Years (1940–1943) (disc 2)
  • Mighty Sparrow, Mighty Sparrow Volume Four
  • Carl Perkins, The King of Rockabilly
  • Legends of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years of County Records (disc 4)

January–March 2022 reading & viewing

fiction:

  • William Gibson, The Peripheral
  • E.E. “Doc” Smith, The Skylark of Space
  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

visual:

  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

movies:

  • Leos Carax, Annette
  • Edgar Wright, The Sparks Brothers
  • Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
  • Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

ratings (and occasional commentary) on my Goodreads and my Letterboxd

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Clifford Brown, Max Roach, At Basin Street
  • Orlando di Lasso, Lassus (The Hilliard Ensemble)
  • J.S. Bach, Solo & Double Violin Concertos (Harmonia Mundi)
  • J.S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (Glenn Gould, piano) (disc 2)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Eroica Variations / 32 Variations / 6 Variations / Bagatelles (Glenn Gould, piano) (disc 1)
  • Alice Coltrane, Transfiguration (disc 2)
  • Ken Vandermark, Snapshots: Volume 3 | Brazil
  • Ken Vandermark, Snapshots: Volume 1 (Japan)
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, At Basin Street
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Clifford Brown * Max Roach
  • Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin, The Tenor Scene
  • Fats Waller, The Last Years (1940–1943) (disc 1)
  • Wilco, Being There (disc 2)
  • MX-80 Sound, Big Hits
  • Sly & the Family Stone, Greatest Hits
  • Johnny Woods, Mississippi Harmonica
  • What Holds the Flames Together: Matts Arnberg Recordings of Instrumental Swedish Village Music, 1948–51 (disc 2)
  • Monty Python, Monty Python Sings

Monday, April 11, 2022

Monday, April 11, 2022

Berlin, Pleasure Victim
  • J.S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (Glenn Gould, piano) (disc 1)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, “Eroica” Variations / 32 Variations / 6 Variations / Bagatelles (Glenn Gould, piano) (disc 2)
  • Arvo Pärt, Litany (ECM)
  • Ken Vandermark, Snapshots: Volume 2 | Austria
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy’s Diamonds: Best of the Verve Years (disc 2)
  • Illinois Jacquet, Flying Home: The Best of the Verve Years
  • Louis Armstrong, Plays W.C. Handy
  • Wilco, Being There (disc 1)
  • Sugar, Copper Blue
  • Berlin, Pleasure Victim
  • Sly & the Family Stone, Stand!
  • Sly & the Family Stone, Fresh
  • June Christy, Day Dreams

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Keiji Haino, My Lord Music
  • Keiji Haino, My Lord Music...
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Study in Brown
  • Art Pepper, The Art of Pepper
  • Alice Coltrane, Transcendence
  • Laurie Anderson, Mister Heartbreak
  • Annie Lennox, Diva
  • The Replacements, Tim
  • Legends of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years of County Records (disc 4)

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Alice Coltrane, Eternity
  • J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concertos (Concerto Italiano / Rinaldo Alessandrini) (disc 1)
  • Merzbow, Metalvelodrome (disc 2)
  • Ken Vandermark, Snapshots: Volume 3 | Brazil
  • The Resonance Ensemble, Kafka in Flight
  • William Parker, Painters Winter
  • Carla Bley, Sextet
  • Alice Coltrane, Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana
  • Alice Coltrane, Eternity
  • Bird Show, Lightning Ghost
  • Johnny Woods, Mississippi Harmonica
  • What Holds the Flames Together: Matts Arnberg Recordings of Instrumental Swedish Village Music, 1948–51 (disc 1)

Friday, April 8, 2022

Friday, April 8, 2022

Hermann Nitsch, Albertina Quartett
  • Hermann Nitsch, Albertina Quartett (disc 1)
  • Merzbow, Metalvelodrome (disc 1)
  • Manas, MANAS
  • Derek Bailey & Cyro Baptista, Cyro
  • Ken Vandermark, Snapshots: Volume 2 | Austria
  • Nate Wooley & Ken Vandermark, The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Peter Brötzmann, Fuck de Boere
  • Carla Bley, Live!
  • Les Savy Fav, Inches
  • What Holds the Flames Together: Matts Arnberg Recordings of Instrumental Swedish Village Music, 1948–51 (disc 2)

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Sparks, Whomp That Sucker
  • Arvo Pärt, Für Alina
  • Costin Miereanu, Luna Cinese
  • Ensemble Dal Niente, Object/Animal
  • Ken Vandermark / István Grencsó / Róbert Benkő, Burning River Melting Sea (Égő Folyó Olvadó Tenger)
  • Ken Vandermark, Snapshots: Volume 4 | Poland
  • Dave Rempis / Elisabeth Harnik / Michael Zerang, Astragaloi
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Live in Milano
  • Michael Mantler, No Answer
  • Scott Walker, Tilt
  • Sparks, Whomp That Sucker
  • Annie Lennox, Diva
  • Eurythmics, Savage
  • Legends of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years of County Records (disc 4)
  • Johnny Woods, Mississippi Harmonica

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Live in Milano
  • Guillermo Gregorio & Brandon Lopez, 12 Episodes
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Live in Milano
  • Carla Bley, The Very Big Carla Bley Band
  • Carla Bley, Fleur Carnivore

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Dave Rempis / Elisabeth Harnik / Michael Zerang, Astragaloi
  • Jon Hassell, Vernal Equinox
  • Dave Rempis / Elisabeth Harnik / Michael Zerang, Astragaloi
  • Chicago Underground Duo, Synesthesia
  • Michael Mantler / Carla Bley, 13 / 3/4
  • Carla Bley, Live!

Monday, April 4, 2022

Monday, April 4, 2022

Peter Brötzmann, Fuck de Boere
  • Peter Brötzmann, Fuck de Boere
  • Michael Mantler, Movies
  • Roy Harper, Stormcock
  • Sparks, Hippopotamus

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Michael Mantler, No Answer
  • Michael Mantler, No Answer
  • The Verlaines, Ready to Fly
  • Legends of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years of County Records (disc 4)

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Annie Lennox, Diva
  • Carla Bley & Steve Swallow, Duets
  • Duma, Duma
  • Montrose, Montrose
  • Annie Lennox, Diva

Friday, April 1, 2022

Friday, April 1, 2022

Gavin Bryars, Farewell to Philosophy
  • Gavin Bryars, Farewell to Philosophy
  • Guillermo Gregorio & Brandon Lopez, 12 Episodes
  • Carla Bley, Sextet

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Michael Mantler, More Movies
  • Flower-Corsano Duo, The Halcyon
  • Carla Bley, Social Studies
  • Michael Mantler, More Movies

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Carla Bley, Musique Mecanique
  • Terry Riley, Salome Dances for Peace (disc 2)
  • Derek Bailey & Cyro Baptista, Cyro
  • Carla Bley, Musique Mecanique

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Ken Vandermark, Sylvie Courvoisier, Nate Wooley, Tom Rainey, Noise of Our Time
  • Terry Riley, Salome Dances for Peace (disc 1)
  • Vandermark / Courvoisier / Wooley / Rainey, Noise of Our Time
  • Carla Bley, Fleur Carnivore

Monday, March 28, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

Les Savy Fav, Inches
  • Gary Burton, A Genuine Tong Funeral
  • Les Savy Fav, Inches

Gary Burton, A Genuine Tong Funeral

Gary Burton is nominally the leader, but it’s Carla Bley‘s music. It’s a very very good Carla record.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Carla Bley, Live
  • Carla Bley, Live!
  • Les Rallizes Dénudés, Double Heads (disc 6)
  • Duma, Duma
  • Roy Montgomery, Rhymes of Chance
  • The Verlaines, Ready to Fly
  • What Holds the Flames Together: Matts Arnberg Recordings of Instrumental Swedish Village Music, 1948–51 (disc 1)

>Les Rallizes Denudes, Double Heads

LES. RALLIZES. DÉNUDÉS. 🤘

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Ken Vandermark, Klaus Kugel, Mark Tokar, No-Exit Corner
  • Ken Vandermark / Klaus Kugel / Mark Tokar, No-Exit Corner
  • Bird Show, Lightning Ghost

Listened to this trio record ahead of their concert in Geneva. But at the concert itself, Christian Ramond was subbing on bass, because Mark Tokar is in the Ukrainian army now.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Friday, March 25, 2022

Ken Vandermark, Klaus Kugel, Mark Tokar, Escalator
  • Ken Vandermark / Klaus Kugel / Mark Tokar, Escalator
  • Wire, 154

Wire, 154

The older I get the better I like 154 (and I always liked it a lot).

There are several excellent Colin Newman songs here, including the immortal, gorgeously vague “The 15th”.

But my recent obsession with the album is centered more on the Graham Lewis songs: “A Mutual Friend”, “A Touching Display”, “I Should Have Known Better”. They’re literary in their length, in their language, and (more importantly) in their emotional complexity. The length and elevated language are just tools for achieving that.

“A Mutual Friend” was difficult for me to relate to when I first heard it, during college. The song’s narrator is concerned for his friend, and that friend is in turn concerned for his or her teenage son. Already this is an adult situation — if your friend has a teenage son, you’re probably both at least 40. And what teenager even bothers imagining what their parents and their parents’ friends say to each other?

“I Should Have Known Better” is a song of regret, an adult emotion that takes years to pile up. The narrator regrets treating a romantic partner badly, but the anger that must have led him to behave that way is still there, between the lines. There’s a lot of water under the bridge in this song — everything seems complicated by the (unstated, only implied) couple's complicated history together. If this is an excerpt from a novel, it’s from a late chapter.

Graham Lewis, who wrote the lyrics to these songs, was only 26 in 1979, so go figure. At 26 I was only partway to being able to fully wrap my head around this material.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Die Hochstapler, The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog
  • Franco Evangelisti, Franco Evangelisti (Edition RZ)
  • Die Hochstapler, The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog
  • Built to Spill, Untethered Moon

Built to Spill, Untethered Moon

Built to Spill are from Boise, Idaho (didja know?), and that means that (unlike most indie rock bands of their stature) they play in Reno pretty often. Looking forward to next time.