Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Arthur Lyman, The Legend of Pele
  • J.S. Bach, Great Organ Works (Peter Hurford, organ) (disc 1)
  • Joe Henderson, Inner Urge
  • Wadada Leo Smith, Spirit Catcher
  • Henry Kaiser / Mari Kimura / Jim O’Rourke / John Oswald, Acoustics
  • Jim O’Rourke & Mats Gustafsson, Xylophonen Virtuosen
  • Gastr del Sol, 20 Songs Less
  • Gastr del Sol, Mirror Repair
  • Jim O’Rourke, Simple Songs
  • Grateful Dead, Europe ’72 (disc 1)
  • Black Uhuru, Liberation: The Island Anthology (disc 2)
  • The Mighty Diamonds, Right Time
  • Arthur Lyman, The Legend of Pele
  • Arthur Lyman, Leis of Jazz
  • Korla Pandit, The Grand Moghul Suite

Arthur Lyman, Leis of Jazz

Arthur Lyman is better than Martin Denny. Fight me!

The daringly, luxuriantly slow and soporific Hawaiian Sunset is the one I’d rescue from a house fire, but they’re all great. You need them all at least up through 1963 or so. (Maybe after that, even? I’d better find out.)

I would make a pilgrimage to the Henry J. Kaiser Aluminum Dome in Honolulu, where the Lyman LPs were recorded, but it was demolished in 1999 😡. Did they at least put up a plaque? According to one source, if you listen to Lyman on headphones you can sometimes hear the dome creak a little as it cools in the nighttime air blowing in off the Pacific. What bliss!

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