Monthly Archives: December 2015

John Adams – Son of Chamber Symphony + String Quartet

Valentina Lisitsa Plays Phillip Glass
Keith Jarrett – My Foolish Heart
John Abercrombie – M
John Abercrombie – Abercrombie Group
Various artists – Hommage à Eberhard Weber
Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports
Mick Karn – Titles
Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersh – Only Many
Dave Douglass – Time Travel

John Adams – String Quartet #2
ODEON quartet in Moscow 6-4-13,
“Chaykovski in Moscow” museum concert hall

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December 23, 2015 – Clark, NJ…a rainy, cloudy, bleak day. Happy Festivus!

Kenny Wheeler – Dream Sequence
Kenny Wheeler – Other People
Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor – Where Do We Go From Here
Steve Kuhn – Motility
Steve Kuhn – Ecstasy
Brad Mehldau – Art of the Trio 1-4
Christophe Dejour plays Alban Berg
Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin – HBC
Jeff Berlin – In Harmony’s Way
Jeff Berlin – Taking Notes
Mal Waldron and Marion Brown – Songs of Love and Regret
Paul Hindemith, Ensemble Modern – the Chamber Concertos
Pink Fairies – Kings of Oblivion
Blue Cheer – Outsideinside

Jimmy Raney – The Influence (1975)


No particular order…


Jack DeJohnette – Made in Chicago
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil – You’ve Been Watching Me
John Luther Adams – The Wind in High Places
Max Richter – SLEEP
Harvey Valdes – Roundabout
Jurica Jelic – Cognitive Dissonance
Jurica Jelic – Sve nijanse Dinare / All shades of Dinara
James Ross- Bardo Thodol and Heaven
Marco Oppedisano- Resolute
Keith Jarrett- Creation
Joseph Benzola – Tuareg
Africa Express Presents… Terry Riley’s In C Mali
Björk – Vulnicura
Kenny Wheeler – Songs for Quintet
Gary Peacock – Now This
Julian Lage – World’s Fair
Vijay Iyler – Break Stuff
Jerry Pergolesi, Contact, Brian Eno – Discreet Music
David Cross & Robert Fripp – Starless Starlight


Billy Gibbons – Perfectamundo
Jimi Hendrix – Freedom: the Atlanta Pop Festival
King Crimson – Live at the Orpheum
King Crimson – Thrak box


John Abercrombie – The First Quartet box
Led Zeppelin reissues

Want list: things I want to check out. Based on previous experience, these look pretty good.

Matt Mitchell – Vista Accumulation
Milford Graves/Bill Laswell, Space/Time – Redemption
Stephen Haynes – Pomegranate
Pat Metheny and others – Hommage à Eberhard Weber
Mary Halvorson – Meltframe
Rudresh Mahanthappa – Bird Calls
Anna Thorvaldsdottir – In The Light of Air
Karlheinz Stockhausen – Complete Early Percussion Works (Mode)
Harmonia – Complete Works

edit: things I heard later

Valentina Lisitsa plays Philip Glass – The Hours, Metamorphosis, Mad Rush

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November 26, 2015 – Clark, NJ

Marco Oppedisano – Resolute
Keith Jarrett – Paris
Keith Jarrett – La Scala
Garrick Ohlsson – Chopin, the Complete Works
Oregon – Night Passage
Mika Pohjola, Mick Goodrick – Myths and Beliefs
Barre Phillips – Three Day Moon
Brad Mehldau – Introducing Brad Mehldau
Marion Brown – Vista
Marion Brown – Afternoon of a Georgia Faun
Marion Brown – Why Not
Joe Henderson – Page One
Kenny Wheeler – Greenhouse Fables
Kenny Wheeler – All The More
Kenny Wheeler – the Long Waiting
Kenny Wheeler – Six for Six
Gary Burton – the Groovy Sound of Music
Gary Burton – Good Vibes
Charlie Haden and Egberto Gismonti – In Montreal



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