Some newish things I’ve been checking out…in addition to continued spins from previous months, particularly Abercrombie and ECM things.

King Crimson – Meltdown (Live in Mexico 2017)
Ellen Fullman & Okkyung Lee – The Air Around Her
Gavin Bryars – New York
Gavin Bryars – Adelaide Town Hall
Howard Skempton- Well, Well Cornelius
Steve Reich – Music For 18 Musicians, Ensemble Modern
Steve Reich – Four Organs, Steve Reich, Steve Chambers, Art Murphy & Jon Gibson
Steve Reich- Variations for Winds, Strings and Keyboards, Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ & Six Pianos, SF Symphony
Philip Glass & Steve Reich – Music 4 Hands, Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies
James McVinnie, Philip Glass – The Grid
Tangerine Dream – The Virgin Years 1974-1978
Daniel Lentz – Missa Umbrarum
Daniel Lentz – The Crack in the Bell
Peter Garland – The Birthday Party
Pete Namlook and Tetsu Inoue – 62 Eulengasse
Alio Die – Under An Holy Ritual
Alio Die & Robert Rich – Fissures

Björn Meyer – Provenance
Aaron Parks – Find the Way
Ron Miles – Quiver
John Abercrombie – Current Events
John Abercrombie – November
Tim Miller – Trio
Thelonious Monk – Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Sungjae Son – Near East Quartet
John Scofield – Bar Talk
John Scofield – East Meets West


breatheAware_gif-01_buyalexJohn Luther Adams – Canticles of the Holy Wind
Peter Garland – The Landscape Scrolls 
Mary Jane Leach – (f)lute songs
Sarah Hennies, Lenka Novosedlíková – Sisters
Sarah Hennies – Knees
Sarah Hennies, Cristián Alvear – Orienting Response
Cristián Alvear – Toru Takemistu: Folios pour guitare
Cristián Alvear, Pablo Olivares, Fernando Abarca & Andrés Pantoja – J​.​S. Bach: Brandenburg concert n°3 BWV 1048
Cristián Alvear & Andrés Pantoja – Claude Debussy: Petite Suite
William Basinski – Watermusic II
Paul McCandless, John Taylor – Evansiana
World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
David Liebman Quintet – Doin’ It Again
Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield – Hudson
Wolfgang Muthspiel – Where The River Goes
Ambrose Akinmusire – Origami Harvest
Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Awase
Trygve Seim – Helsinki Songs
Jakob Bro, Thomas Morgan & Joey Baron – Bay Of Rainbows
Nicolas Masson Quartet – Travelers
Danish String Quartet – Last Leaf
Danish String Quartet – Prism I
Kim Kashkashian – Elegies
Kim Kashkashian – J.S. Bach: Six Suites for Viola Solo
ARW aka Yes – Live at the Apollo

Tyshawn Sorey – Pillars
Stickmen – 20180926 Dosey Doe, Houston, TX (board mix) free download
Zsófia Boros – Musicbox
Zsófia Boros – En Otra Parte
Gurdjieff / De Hartmann – Alessandra Celletti – Sacred Honey
Jack DeJohnette • Ravi Coltrane • Matthew Garrison – In Movement
Billy Hart – All Our Reasons
Billy Hart – One Is the Other
Joshua Redman – Still Dreaming
David Virelles – Gnosis
Wayne Shorter – Emanon
John Scofield – Combo 66
Michal Urbaniak – Fusion III
Whit Dickey, Mat Maneri, Matthew Shipp – Vessel in Orbit
Michael Mantler – Comment C’Est
Momo Kodama – Debussy & Hosokawa Etudes
John Surman – Invisible Threads
Billy F Gibbons – The Big Bad Blues

Marc Copland – piano
John Abercrombie – guitar
Jazz-Club “La Spirale”, Fribourg, Switzerland, 02.02.1996

14317527_1007841762672369_7690932792230209854_nTerry Riley – Zofo Plays Terry Riley
Terry Riley – Terry Riley Meets Maurice Ravel
Terry Riley – Africa Express – Terry Riley’s In C Mali
Matt Starling – Terry Riley’s Dorian Reeds (For Brass)
Jeffrey Loeffert – Dorian Reeds by Terry Riley
Terry Riley – Ragazze Quartet, Kapok, Slagwerk Den Haag – Four Four Three

loscil – Coast-Range-Arc
loscil – Endless Falls
loscil – Sketches From New Brighton
loscil – Submers
Gas – Gas
Gas – Königsforst

much repeated listening to Marc Copland albums…and Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson – Temporary Kings, there’s a hot one.

and other stuff…you had to be there.

crow with no mouth


Things Happen In Moments, Not Measures

When Terry Jennings was 20 years old, in December 1960, he was invited to present his music in Yoko Ono’s Manhattan loft, along with fellow composers and close friends Richard Maxwell, Terry Riley and La Monte Young. Jennings obliged with nine pieces. We can now look back and consider this: that was more than half of his extant available compositions.

We can also do this: we can hear about 10 of his available works scattered across a clutch of CDs, and a few performances via YouTube and Ubuweb. All but the five piano miniatures found on the remarkable 2009 release Lost Daylight are of uneven audio quality, to put it generously. What we cannot do-and I have made every effort for the past year to do so- is discover more than a few pages of critical texts about his stunningly beautiful, prescient music…

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997034_10201637578061621_8692909673579359769_nTim Berne – My First Tour, Live in Brussels
Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson – Temporary Kings
Pharoah Sanders – Live at the East
Pharoah Sanders – Black Unity
Pharoah Sanders – Village of the Pharaohs
John Coltrane – Om
John Coltrane – Meditations
David Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Tatsuya Nakatani – the Unknowable
Miles Okazaki – Figurations
Ben Monder – Dust
Ben Monder – Excavation
Dave Liebman & John Stowell – Petite Fleur: the Music of Sidnet Bechet
John Stowell – the Banff Sessions
Klaus Schulze – Sillouettes
Omnicron – Generation and Motion of a Pulse

Wayne Shorter Quartet – Heineken Jazzaldia 2017

Wayne Shorter Quartet – Music from ‘Beyond the Sound Barrier’
Recorded Live: 8/9/2008 – Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI

40263463_2077054088984971_4814693604792467456_nsome of my recent listening.

Aerial Service Area I & II
David Reeves – Otras I & II
Jochem Paap – Vrs-Mbnt-Pcs I & II
Mandible Chatter – Grace
Jackson Mac Low – Open Secrets
Karl Berger and Dave Holland – All Kinds of Time
John Coltrane – Soultrane
Marc Copland – NY Trio Recordings, vol I-III
Marc Copland and Vic Juris – Double Play
Roddy Ellias with Marc Copland and Adrian Vedady – Sticks and Stones
Marc Copland – Crosstalk
Miles Okazaki – Work, the Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk
Tyshawn Sorey – that/not
Raghunath Seth – Realm of Raga
Raghunath Seth – Bansuri
Raghunath Seth – Classical Flute Music of India

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