Ten+ albums that moved me when I was a teen, everybody is listing them on Facebook this week. In 1973, I was 13.

Jeff Beck – Blow by Blow/Wired
Pat Metheny – Watercolors
Ralph Towner – Solstice
Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland
Johnny Winter – Progressive Blues Experiment
Steve Hillage – Fish Rising
Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds of Fire
Yes – Relayer
King Crimson – Starless and Bible Black
Frank Zappa – Zoot Allures
ZZ Top – Fandango
Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here


Happy New Ear!

Brian Eno – Reflection
Anthony Braxton – Composition 98
Anthony Braxton – Actuel
Anthony Braxton with the Robert Schuman String Quartet
Anthony Braxton, Milford Graves, William Parker – Beyond Quantum
Jimmy Lyons and Andrew Cyrille – Burnt Offering
Jimmy Lyons – Jump Up
Charlie Haden with Paul Bley and Paul Motian – the Montreal Tapes, vol. 7
Keith Jarrett – a Multitude of Angels
Jeff Johnston – Nuage
John Abercrombie – Teatro Comunale 2011
Charles Lloyd Quartet with John Abercrombie, Marc Johnson and Billy Hart
Jack DeJohnette – New Directions


Teun Hocks, untitled, 1981

Gavin Bryars – the Fifth Century
John Adams – Fellow Traveler
Henry Kaiser, Leo Smith – Yo Miles
Southwest Chamber Music, Leo Smith – Composer Portrait Series
Leo Smith – Ten Freedom Summers
Anthony Braxton – Duets 1976
Denny Zeitlin and Charlie Haden – Time Remembers One Time Once
Geri Allen & Time Line – Live!
Arvo Part – Choral & Instrumental Works
Loscil – Plume
Emerson, Lake and Powell
Yes – Tales From Topographic Oceans
Yes – Drama

Young guitarist with amazing technique plays her arrangement of Silent Night.

I’m very happy to share with you my arrangement of “Silent Night” played on my beautiful 12-string Baton Rouge guitar. I mixed up elements of fingerstyle and classical guitar… I hope you enjoy what you see and hear 🙂
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas time!

Let’s get in touch:
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20160305_105007Hey gang…here’s some things I noticed in 2016. Budget restrictions mean I couldn’t check out everything I wanted to.

Here’s lists of things I listened to in 2016. I’ve been keeping track so I can go back and see if I need to go back and listen to anything again.

Rough year, let’s hope 2017 is better!

No particular order…


Ches Smith with Craig Taborn and Matt Maneri – The Bell (ECM)
Bill Frisell – When You Wish Upon a Star (Okeh)
Nels Cline – Lovers (Blue Note)
Ralph Alessi – Quiver (ECM)
Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Time/Life: Songs for the Whales and Other Beings (Impulse!)
Henry Threadgill’s Ensemble Double-Up, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)
Wadada Leo Smith: America’s National Parks (Cuneiform)
Tyshawn Sorey – The Inner Spectrum Of Variables (Pi)
Kris Davis – Duopoly
Masabumi Kikuchi – Black Orpheus (ECM)
Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny (Nonesuch)
John Scofield – Country for Old Men (Impulse!)
Gavin Bryars – The Fifth Century, Contemporary Music for Voices and Saxophones (ECM)

Reissues and Historical

Anthony Braxton – Quintet (Basel) 1977 (Hatology)
Peter Erskine with John Taylor and Palle Danielsson – As It Was (ECM)
Bill Evans, Some Other Time: The Lost Session from The Black Forest (Resonance)
Larry Young: In Paris: The ORTF Recordings, 1964-65 (Resonance)
Frank Zappa / Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object (Zappa)

A lot of cool releases from ECM

Markus Stockhausen, Florian Weber – Alba (ECM)
Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison – In Movement (ECM)
Andrew Cyrille Quartet – The Declaration of Musical Independence (ECM)
Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith – A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (ECM)
Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus, The Distance (ECM)


Thomas Koner – Tiento de la Luz (Denovali)
Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was the Golden Age
Brian Eno – The Ship (Warp)

Want List

Richard Poole, Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock: In Motion (Intakt)
Kepler Quartet, Ben Johnston – String Quartets Nos. 6, 7 & 8  (New World Records)
Mary Halvorson – Away With You (Firehouse 12)

Leo Smith – America’s National Parks
Tyshawn Sorey – The Inner Spectrum of Variables
Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome
Ches Smith with Craig Taborn and Matt Maneri – The Bell
Vijay Iyler – Historicity
Trio 3 + Vijay Iyler – Wiring
Mostly Other People Do The Killing – the Coimbra Concert
John Adams – the Wound Dresser & Fearful Symmetries
Gavin Bryars – Three Viennese Dancers
Leo Brouwer – Rara
Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was The Golden Age

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