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Some new things that came out in 2018…I can’t check out everything I want to, but I try. My recent listening lists here.

no particular order:

John Luther Adams – Everything That Rises (Cold Blue)
Kyle Gann – Hyperchromatica (Other Minds)
Mary Jane Leach – (f)lute songs (Modern Love)
Peter Garland – The Landscape Scrolls (Starkland)
Stefano Scodanibbio, Daniele Roccato, Ludus Gravis Ensemble – Alisei (ECM)
Jon Hassell – Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)
Brian Eno – Music For Installations (Opal)

Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell – Lebroba (ECM)
Bobo Stenson – Contra La Indecisión (ECM)
Cuong Vu – Change In The Air (RareNoise Records)
Dave Holland – Uncharted Territories (feat Evan Parker, Craig Taiborn and Ches Smith) (Dare2 Records)
David Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Tatsuya Nakatani – the Unknowable (RareNoiseRecords)
Florian Weber – Lucent Waters (ECM)
John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
King Crimson – Meltdown (Live in Mexico 2017) (Discipline Global Mobile)
Kris Davis and Craig Taborn – Octopus (Pyroclastic)
Marc Copland – Gary: Piano Solo (Illusions)
Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson – Temporary Kings (ECM)
Miles Okazaki – Work, the Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk (Not On)
Tyshawn Sorey – Pillars (Firehouse 12)
Wayne Shorter – Emanon (Blue Note)
Allan Holdsworth Tokyo Dream 1984
John McLaughlin & Mahavishnu – Live in SF 2018 (Abstract Logix)

marc1-1920x768Discography for Marc Copland, jazz pianist. A work in progress, check back for updates.


1988
My Foolish Heart (Jazz City) John Abercrombie, Gary Peacock, Jeff Hirshfield


1992
All Blues At Night (Jazz City) Tim Hagans, Peacock, Bill Stewart
At Night (Sunnyside) Gary Peacock and Billy Hart


1993
Arabesque (Amethyst) Billy Hart group with Marc Copland, tracks 5 & 6


1994
Songs Without End (Jazz City) duets with Ralph Towner


1995
Paradiso (Soul Note) Gary Peacock and Billy Hart
Stompin’ with Savoy (Savoy) Randy Brecker, Bob Berg, James Genus, Dennis Chambers


1996
Second Look (Savoy) John Abercrombie, Drew Gress, Billy Hart


1998
Softly (Savoy) Michael Brecker, Tim Hagans, Joe Lovano, Gary Peacock, Bill Stewart


2000
Between the Lines (Steeplechase) duets with Tim Hagans
That’s for Sure (Challenge) John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler


2001
Poetic Motion (Sketch) Solo piano
Double Play (Steeplechase) duets with Vic Juris
Haunted Heart and Other Ballads (Hatology) Drew Gress, Jochen Rueckert
Lunar (Hatology) Dave Liebman, Mike McGuirk, Tony Martucci


2002
Bookends (Steeplechase) duets with David Liebman


2003
Round and Round (Nagel Heyer) duets with with Greg Osby
Brand New (Challenge) John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler
And… (Hatology) Michael Brecker, John Abercrombie, Drew Gress, Jochen Rueckert


2004
Night Call (Nagel Heyer) duets with with Greg Osby
What it Says (Sketch) duets with with Gary Peacock


2005
Time Within Time (Hatology) Solo piano
No Choice (Minium) duets with with Bill Carrothers


2006
Both/And (Nagel Heyer) Randy Brecker, Ed Howard, Victor Lewis


2005
Some Love Songs (Pirouet) Drew Gress, Jochen Rueckert


2006
Modinha—NY Trios Vol. 1 (Pirouet) Gary Peacock, Bill Stewart


2007
Voices—NY Trios Vol. 2 (Pirouet) Gary Peacock, Paul Motian


2008
Night Whispers-NY Trios Vol. 3 (Pirouet) Drew Gress, Bill Stewart
Another Place (Pirouet) John Abercrombie, Drew Gress, Billy Hart


2009
Insight (Pirouet) duo with Gary Peacock
Alone (Pirouet) solo piano


2010
Contact (Pirouet) Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie, Gress, Billy Hart


2011
Crosstalk (Pirouet) Greg Osby, Doug Weiss, Victor Lewis
Speak With Me (Pirouet) duo with John Abercrombie


2012
Some More Love Songs (Pirouet) Drew Gress, Jochen Rueckert


2013
39 Steps (ECM) John Abercrombie Quartet with Drew Gress, Joey Baron


2014
Now This (ECM) Gary Peacock trio with Joey Barron


2015
Zenith (Innervoice Jazz) Copland, Ralph Alessi Drew Gress, Joey Baron


2017
Tangents (ECM) Gary Peacock trio with Joey Barron
Up and Coming (ECM) John Abercrombie Quartet with Drew Gress, Joey Baron
Sticks And Stones (CD Baby) Roddy Ellias trio with Adrian Vedady
Better By Far (Innervoice Jazz) with Ralph Alessi, Drew Gress & Joey Baron
Nightfall (Innervoice Jazz) solo piano


2018
Gary (illusions) the music of Gary Peacock, solo piano
Quartette Oblique (Sunnyside Records)


20171126_143110 cropSome new things that came out in 2017…I can’t check out everything I want to, but I try. My recent listening lists here.

Miles Okazaki – Trickster (Pi)
John Abercrombie – Up and Coming (ECM)
Ralph Towner – My Foolish Heart (ECM)
King Crimson – Live in Chicago (Panegyric/Inner Knot)
Vijay Iyler – Far From Over (ECM)
Gary Peacock – Tangents (ECM)
Matt Mitchell – Forage (Screwgun)
Matt Mitchell – A Pouting Grimace (Pi)
Tyshawn Sorey – Verisimilitude (Pi)
Dave Stryker – Strykn’ Ahead (Strikezone)
Peter Bernstein – Signs Live! (Smoke Sessions)
Brian Eno – Reflection (Warp)
Bjork – Utopia (One Little Indian)
Bill Evans – Another Time: The Hilversum Concert (Resonance Records)
Roscoe Mitchell – Bells for the South Side (ECM)
Sarah Cahill, Terry Riley – Eighty Trips Around the Sun: Music by and for Terry Riley (Irritable Hedgehog)
Pat Martino – Formidable (HighNote Records)
Thelonious Monk – Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Sam Records)
Ferenc Snétberger – Titok (ECM)
Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan – Small Town (ECM)
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil – Incidentals (ECM)

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Ten+ albums that moved me when I was a teen, everybody is listing them on Facebook this week. In 1973, I was 13.

Jeff Beck – Blow by Blow/Wired
Pat Metheny – Watercolors
Ralph Towner – Solstice
Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland
Johnny Winter – Progressive Blues Experiment
Steve Hillage – Fish Rising
Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds of Fire
Yes – Relayer
King Crimson – Starless and Bible Black
Frank Zappa – Zoot Allures
ZZ Top – Fandango
Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

20160305_105007Hey gang…here’s some things I noticed in 2016. Budget restrictions mean I couldn’t check out everything I wanted to.

Here’s lists of things I listened to in 2016. I’ve been keeping track so I can go back and see if I need to go back and listen to anything again.

Rough year, let’s hope 2017 is better!

No particular order…

Other

Ches Smith with Craig Taborn and Matt Maneri – The Bell (ECM)
Bill Frisell – When You Wish Upon a Star (Okeh)
Nels Cline – Lovers (Blue Note)
Ralph Alessi – Quiver (ECM)
Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Time/Life: Songs for the Whales and Other Beings (Impulse!)
Henry Threadgill’s Ensemble Double-Up, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi)
Wadada Leo Smith: America’s National Parks (Cuneiform)
Tyshawn Sorey – The Inner Spectrum Of Variables (Pi)
Kris Davis – Duopoly
Masabumi Kikuchi – Black Orpheus (ECM)
Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny (Nonesuch)
John Scofield – Country for Old Men (Impulse!)
Gavin Bryars – The Fifth Century, Contemporary Music for Voices and Saxophones (ECM)

Reissues and Historical

Anthony Braxton – Quintet (Basel) 1977 (Hatology)
Peter Erskine with John Taylor and Palle Danielsson – As It Was (ECM)
Bill Evans, Some Other Time: The Lost Session from The Black Forest (Resonance)
Larry Young: In Paris: The ORTF Recordings, 1964-65 (Resonance)
Frank Zappa / Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object (Zappa)

A lot of cool releases from ECM

Markus Stockhausen, Florian Weber – Alba (ECM)
Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison – In Movement (ECM)
Andrew Cyrille Quartet – The Declaration of Musical Independence (ECM)
Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith – A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (ECM)
Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus, The Distance (ECM)

Ambient

Thomas Koner – Tiento de la Luz (Denovali)
Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was the Golden Age
Brian Eno – The Ship (Warp)

Want List

Richard Poole, Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock: In Motion (Intakt)
Kepler Quartet, Ben Johnston – String Quartets Nos. 6, 7 & 8  (New World Records)
Mary Halvorson – Away With You (Firehouse 12)

George Grella’s 2016 list

The Big City

52 of the best new releases of the year, 52 out of the the 430 (as of this writing) new releases I listened to. Every year I fiddle with how to make and present these lists, and the idea here is obvious; one record to every week. For this I used the criteria of releases that I would gladly listen to, non-stop, for an entire week. That is, music that not only satisfied critical thinking, but that was a complete pleasure in the way it swamped critical thinking and just occupied the pleasure centers of my mind and body. Each note or sound was like a brick in a marvelous structure, and I wanted to hear it being built, piece by piece, over and over again. I could add an “honorable mentions” list with recordings that could move in an out of my 52, depending on mood, but I’ll that…

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