listening to


John Coltrane on alto saxophone.

John Zorn – The Hermetic Organ I & II
Walt Dickerson Quartet – Impressions of a Patch of Blue
Lars Danielsson – sun blowing
Kronos Quartet – Terry Riley: Requiem for Adam
Oregon and Elvin Jones – Together
Oregon – Roots in the Sky
Rolf Lislevand – La Mascarade
Terry Riley – Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert
Terry Riley & Gyan Riley – Way Out Yonder
Tom Van Der Geld – Children at Play
Tom Van Der Geld – Out Patients
Glen Moore & Larry Karush – May 24, 1976
Manfred Schoof – Scales
Manfred Schoof – Light Lines
Manfred Schoof – Horizons
Harris Eisenstadt – Fight Or Flight
Thomas Stanko – Selected Recordings (rarum XVII)
Derek Bailey, Han Bennink – Company 3
Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy – Company 4
Marilyn Crispell & Tim Berne – Inference
Masabumi Kikuchi\Tethered Moon – Plays Jimi Hendrix
Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens Quintet – In Common
Bob Moses – When Elephants Dream of Music
Martin Speake with Bobo Stenson – Change of Heart
Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan – Epistrophy


Happy Birthday Paul MotianBill Connors – Swimming With a Hole in My Body
Vic Juris – Moonscape
Joshua Breakstone – 2nd Avenue
Contact Trio – New Marks
Mick Goodrick & Joe Diorio – Rare Birds
Joe Diorio – More Than Friends
Kenny Wheeler & John Taylor – Where Do We Go From Here
Kenny Wheeler – Other People
Bobo Stenson – Indicum
Bobo Stenson – Serenity
Bobo Stenson – Underwear
Thomas Strønen – Parish
Anders Jormin, Lena Willemark, Karin Nakagawa – Trees Of Light
Mark Feldman – What Exit
Arcado String Trio – Arcado
Arcado String Trio – Behind the Myth
Trio De Clarinettes & Arcado String Trio – Double Trio: Green Dolphy Suite
Evan Parker – Monoceros
Henry Threadgill – The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings
Oregon – In Moscow
Oregon – Live at Yoshi’s
Oregon – Our First Record
Lage Lund – Terrible Animals
Keith Jarrett – Hymns/Spheres


Azimuth – How it Was Then … Never Again
Rainer Bruninghaus – Freigeweht
Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn – The Transitory Poems
Paul Bley & Paul Motian – Notes
Enrico Pieranunzi & Paul Motian – Flux And Change
David Torn – Sun Of Goldfinger
Dominic Miller – Absinthe
Joe Lovano – Trio Tapestry
Steve Kuhn Trio – To And From The Heart
Steve Kuhn ‎– Live at Maybeck Recital Hall
Denny Zeitlin & Charlie Haden – Time Remembers One Time Once
Terje Rypdal – After The Rain
Terje Rypdal – Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away
Terje Rypdal & the Borealis Ensemble – QED
Terje Rypdal – Double Concerto – 5th Symphony
Terje Rypdal – Lux Aeterna
Paul Bley with Gary Peacock
Ornette Coleman – Prime Design / Time Design
Harvie Swartz – Arrival
Mick Goodrick, David Liebman, Wolfgang Muthspiel – In The Same Breath
Steve Swallow – Always Pack Your Uniform on Top
Julian Lage – Love Hurts
Mick Goodrick – Sunscreams
Alice Coltrane – Spiritual Eternal: The Complete Warner Bros. Studio Recordings
Jack DeJohnette – Sorcery
Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette – Ruta and Daitya
Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, Bill Connors – Pyramid

buddhashadow-970x400David Lang – The Passing Measures
David Lang – Child
Michael Gordon – Clouded Yellow
Forrest Fang – Scenes From a Ghost Train
Forrest Fang – The Fata Morgana Dream
Robert Rich – Tactile Ground
Kronos Qt & Lori Anderson – Landfall
Lage Lund – Idlewild
Rale Micic – Night Music
Jacob Young – Sideways
Third Coast Percussion – Resounding Earth
Third Coast Percussion – John Cage, Vol.45 The Works For Percussion 2
Gavin Bryars – Hommages
Maki Namekawa – Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes
Stephen Drury – John Luther Adams: for Lou Harrison
John Luther Adams – The Place We Began
John Luther Adams – Four Thousand Holes
Larry Grenadier – The Gleaners
Marilyn Crispell – Nothing Ever Was, Anyway
Ralph Alessi – Imaginary Friends
John Zorn – Midsummer Moons
Tim Berne & Matt Mitchell – Angel Dusk
Mark Hollis – Mark Hollis
Kris Davis and Craig Taborn – Octopus
Luis Perdomo – Universal Mind
Bing & Ruth – City Lake
Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was The Golden Age
Bing & Ruth – No Home of the Mind
Mats Eilertsen – And Then Comes The Night
Yonathan Avishai – Joys And Solitudes

Kirsten Sturm – Hindemith Works For Organ
Bobo Stenson – War Orphans
Mike Nock – Ondas
Ólafur Arnalds – …And they have escaped the weight of darkness
Steve Reich – Pulse/Quartet
Steve Reich – Radio Rewrite
Steve Reich – Works: 1965-1995
Philip Glass – Mishima
Dublin Guitar Quartet – Performs Philip Glass
Philip Glass – String Quartets Nos.6 and 7
Philip Glass – Symphonies Nos.1-10 (Dennis Russell Davies)
Bruford – Seems Like a Lifetime Ago
Rale Micic, John Abercrombie, Peter Bernstein, Lage Lund – Inspired
Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Geschenk des Augenblicks [Gift of the Moment]
Jeroen Van Veen – Max Richter: Solo Piano Music
Kronos Qt – Henryk Górecki, String Quartet No.3

Gilad Hekselman – Ask For Chaos
Abram Bezuijen – JS Bach – Goldberg Variations (Weener Organ)
Brian Eno and John Cale – Wrong Way Up
Marilyn Nonken, Morton Feldman – Triadic Memories
Aki Takahashi plays Morton Feldman
Morton Feldman – First Recordings: 1950s
Sonar – Vortex (Feat. David Torn)
Frank Kimbrough – Monk’s Dreams: The Complete Compositions Of Thelonious Sphere Monk
Marc Copland – Quartette Oblique
Steve Kuhn – Watch What Happens!
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas – Scandal
R. Andrew Lee – Eva-Maria Houben – Piano Music
R. Andrew Lee – Jürg Frey Piano Music
Philip Glass and Lavinia Meijer Metamorphosis, The Hours
Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Selbstportrait III – Reise durch Arcadien
Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Flieg’ Vogel Fliege
Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Offene Türen
Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Wasser im Wind
Contact – Brian Eno: Discreet Music (transcription)
Kenny Wheeler – Kayak
Birth Control – Birth Control
Birth Control – Operation
Birth Control – Hoodoo Man
Birth Control – Hoodoo Man
Birth Control – Knock Knock. Who’s There


Some things I’ve been listening to during the holiday season. As you can see, I’ve been into the Kosmische Musik and other electronic music of the past this year, much less jazz.

Be sure to check out my Notable releases 2018  list too. I rarely review albums for anyone any more, but I still like to keep lists.

Roedelius – Plays Piano (Bloomsbury Theatre, London, July 28th)
Roedelius – Wenn der Südwind weht
Brian Eno with Cluster & Harmonia – Collaborations (1976 – 1985)
Roedelius – Durch die Wüste
Roedelius – Jardin au fou
Cluster – Zuckerzeit
Harmonia – Musik von Harmonia
Neu! – NEU!
Manuel Göttsching ‎– Dream & Desire
Michael Hoenig & Manuel Göttsching – Early Water
Ash Ra – New Age Of Earth
Tangerine Dream – Soundmill Navigator (Live 1976)
Edgar Froese – Macula Transfer
Robert Fripp – November Suite, Live At Green Park Station 1996
Nektar – Remember The Future
Popol Vuh – In den Garten Pharaos
Popol Vuh – Hosianna Mantra
Danna & Clément – The Best Of Danna & Clement
Roberto Donnini ‎– Tunedless
Akira Rabelais – .​.​.​Bénédiction, Draw
Arturo Stàlteri ‎– CoolAugustMoon (from The Music Of Brian Eno)
Ancient Lights and the Blackcore
Endless 1 & 2

Göran Söllscher – Eleven-String Baroque
Joachim Kühn – Let’s Be Generous

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