Monthly Archives: March 2014


Things I heard this week…

Danilo Perez – Across the Crystal Sea (Decca US)
Garry Burton and Keith Jarrett – Throb (Atlantic)
Keith Jarrett – Death and the Flower (Impulse!)
Keith Jarrett – Back Hand (Impulse!)
Andrew Hill – Point of Departure (Blue Note)
Supersax Plays Bird (Capitol)
Ruth Laredo, Alexander Scriabin – the Complete Piano Sonatas (Nonesuch)
Michael Gordon – Rushes (Cantaloupe Music)
Terry Riley and Stefano Scodonibbio – Lazy Afternoon Among the Crocodiles (Pierrot Lunaire)
Terry Riley and Stefano Scodonibbio – Diamond Fiddle Music (Wergo)
Jon Hassell – Magic Realism, vol 2: Maarifa Street (Nyen)
Jon Hassell – Fascinoma (Water Lilly Acoustics)
Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Trilogy (Atlantic)
Robert Fripp and Brian Eno – Beyond Even (Opal)
Rick Wakeman – the Six Wives of Henry the Eighth (A&M)
Rick Wakeman – Journey to the Centre of the Earth (A&M)
Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope (Inside Out)
Opeth – Heritage (Roadrunner Records)


27002_1395369957359_4712863_nIgor Stravinsky at Avery Fisher Hall in 1966.

Alice Coltrane – Translinear Light (Impulse!)
Alice Coltrane – a Monastic Trio (Impulse!)
Ravi Coltrane – Live at the Village Vanguard (streaming from NPR)
Sam Rivers – Hues (Impulse!)
Ornette Coleman – Crisis (Impulse!)
Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky (CBS)
The Bad Plus – The Rite Of Spring (Sony)
Tord Gustavsen – Extended Circle (ECM)
Stanley Clark – Children of Forever (Polydor)
John Cage – Complete String Quartets I & II (Mode)
John Cage – the Works for Piano 4 (Mode)
John Cage – the Works for Piano 7 (Mode)
Harold Budd and John Foxx – Tranlucence + Drift Music (Edsel Records)
The Beatles – Revolver & Rubber Soul

Moon_Venus_conj_20A rare case of self promotion here, I don’t know if this will be a regular feature or not.

Venus and a Moon setting in the West, a view through the trees (1999)
David Beardsley

Synthesizer improvisation, 1999. Korg 05R/W tuned in the system of intervals from the harmonic series known as just intonation.

Listen here.

…and there’s a few hours of music here too.

I don’t know how long this track will be on line, so check it out now.

photo: Johannes Schedler, Panther Observatory

Strumming Music for the Bournville Carillon 2010Charlemagne Palestine – Strumming Music for the Bournville Carillon 2010

Charlemagne Palestine – Schlongo!!!daLUVdrone (Cortical Foundation)
Charlemagne Palestine – Schlingen Blängen (New World Records)
Charlemagne Palestine – From Etude to Cataclysms for the Doppio Borgato (Sub Rosa SR272)
Kientzy Plays Johnson (Pogus)
Tom Johnson – the Chord Catalog (Experimental Intermedia)
Jürg Frey – Piano Music (Irritable Hedgehog)
Wendy Carlos – Switched on Bach II (CBS Masterworks)
Philip Glass – The Orphée Suite for Piano (Orange Mountain Music)
Steve Reich – You Are (Variations) (Nonesuch)
Alberto Ambrosini – Italian Harp Music (Naxos)
Jack DeJohnette, John Patitucci & Danilo Perez – Music We Are (Golden Beams/Kindred Rhythm)
Jon Hassell – Vernal Equinox (Lovely Music)
Leo Smith – Ten Freedom Summers (Cuniform)
The Allman Brothers Band – Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theatre 1992 (Legacy)
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour

weatheredElizabeth Farr, JS Bach – Music for Lute-Harpsichord (Naxos)
Paul Galbraith – Paul Galbraith Plays Haydn (Delos)
Jakob Lindberg, John Dowland – The Complete Solo Lute Music (Brilliant Classics)
Adam Holzman, Fernando Sor – Grandes Sonates (Naxos)
David Sylvian and Stephan Mathieu – Wandermüde (Samadhisound)
Philip Glass – The Photographer (Sony)
Philip Glass – Music from The Thin Blue Line (Orange Mountain Music)
Bern Nix Trio – Alarms and Excursions (New World Records)
John Abercrombie and Ralph Towner – Five Years Later (ECM)
The Allman Brothers Band – The Fillmore Concerts (Polydor)
The Allman Brothers Band – American University, Washington, DC 12/13/1970
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (Atlantic)


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