Saturday, January 8, 2022

Saturday, January 8, 2022

>Jim O'Rourke, Mats Gustafsson, Xylophonen Virtuosen
  • Olivier Messiaen, Complete Organ Works (Olivier Latry, organ) (disc 2)
  • Giacinto Scelsi, Quattro Illustrazioni / Xnoybis / Cinque Incantesimi / Duo pour Violon et Violoncello (Accord)
  • Giacinto Scelsi, Duo, Soli, Trio a Cordes (Accord)
  • Michigan (Hanson / Chondritic Sound / RRRecords) (disc 4)
  • Henry Kaiser / Mari Kimura / Jim O’Rourke / John Oswald, Acoustics
  • Jim O’Rourke & Mats Gustafsson, Xylophonen Virtuosen
  • John Zorn, Archery (disc 2)
  • Ornette Coleman, Opening the Caravan of Dreams
  • Bill Cosby, Badfoot Brown & the Bunions Bradford Funeral & Marching Band (1971)
  • John Zorn, Bar Kokhba (disc 1)
  • Joni Mitchell, Archives Volume 1: The Early Years (1963–1967) (disc 5)
  • Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Numero Group) (disc 3)
  • Jack Nitzsche, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (soundtrack)

Ornette Coleman, Opening the Caravan of Dreams

Sadly, Opening the Caravan of Dreams (1985) has never been reissued. In my book, it’s the best Prime Time record. Except Body Meta (rec. 1976)? Somehow I cherish this little-known record more.

Of Human Feelings (rec. 1979) is of course a contender too, especially the exquisitely bittersweet “Sleep Talk”. But overall that album is a bit careful, a little polite. On Caravan you get to hear almost the same lineup go for broke. The results are bracing, yet the music gushes joy and catharsis, in colors brighter than the neon on the cover. Brighter than Ornette’s blue suit!

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