Bill Frisell – Silent Comedy (Tzadik)
A solo guitar album, but Bill isn’t playing his quiet standards. Instead we hear edgy electronic music from his guitar…some folks still think Bill left this kind of music when he when though his bluegrass/Americana phase. He didn’t.
Harold Budd – Bandits of Stature (Darla Records)
Harold Budd – In the Mist (Darla Records)
A few years ago, composer Harold Budd announced he was retiring, but apparently he didn’t. These two albums bring us some string quartets along with his sparse piano. Just the strings make these discs essential for me.
Dennis Johnson – November
Much has been written about Dennis Johnson’s long lost November, now we can finally hear it. Spacious, tonal, epic in length, almost five hours long…November is beautiful, I’m glad something like this is finally released to the world.
here. (edit: April 4, 2012, see excerpt below!)
John Patton – Mosaic Select (Mosaic)
This organ trio is some of the hippest soul jazz there ever.
Eliot Fisk, Niccolò Paganini – 24 Caprices (MusicMaster)
I don’t think I’ve ever heard more than a few of the 24 Caprices by Niccolò Paganini, flashy virtuoso music, so I’ve been carrying this in my bag.
A few weeks back I got my hands on a small collection of classical guitar albums. A friend who works at a CD shop plucked all the $1 albums out of the bargain bins for me and there’s probably another stack waiting for me by now. I’ll be checking these out for a while.
Much old rock: lots of Steve Howe & Yes, Led Zeppelin, a bit of Black Sabbath, a smatter of early Blue Öyster Cult and Mott the Hoople. I’m on the road working a lot and Spring makes me wanna rock.