things I listened to in 2017

dark glassesThomasz Stanko – Leosia
Thomasz Stanko – Matka Joanna
Thomasz Stanko – Almost Green
Agelica Sanchez – Float the Edge
Ben Monder – Oceana
Marc Copland – Better by Far
Jonathan Kreisberg – One
Oregon – Moon and Mind
Leo Smith – Abbey Road Quartet
Leo Smith, Ed Blackwell – the Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer
Nicole Mitchell – Black Unstoppable
Nicole Mitchell – Liberation Narratives
Joshua Breakstone – With the Wind and the Rain
Virgil and Steve Howe – Nexus
Johnathan Kreisberg – the South of Everywhere
Alvin Lucier – Orchestral Works
Billy Hart – Amethyst
Henry Threadgill – Carry the Day
David Kikoski – Kayemode


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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23722472_10159381197610018_1453864121960006123_nRon Miles – I Am A Man
Joshua Breakstone – Tomorrow’s Hours
Joshua Breakstone – 2nd Ave
Joshua Breakstone – No One New
Dave Striker – Strykin’ Ahead
Dave Striker – Eight Track
Peter Bernstein – Signs Live!
Jim Hall – Hemispheres
Sky Music – a Tribute to Terje Rypdal
Gary Versace – Time and Again
Ron McClure – Tonight Only
Doug Raney – Something’s Up
Doug Raney – Blues on a Par
Tim Berne – Science Friction
Marc Copland – Time Within Time
Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond – Blues in Time
Django Bates – Winter Truce (and Homes Blaze)
Trygve Seim – Rumi Songs
Billy Hart – Enchance
Edward Vesala – Satu
Hermeto Pascoal – Viajando Com O Som
Jimmy Page – Lucifer Rising
Yuja Wang – Transformation
Donald Joyce – Philip Glass Organ Works



Ketil Bjørnstad, David Darling – the River
Joshua Breakstone – Sittin’ on the Thing With Ming
Anouar Brahem – Khomsa
Anouar Brahem – Thimar
Muhal Richard Abrams – Sound Dance
Steve Wilson – To The Bone
Frank Zappa – Halloween 77
Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference
Phil Miller – In Cahoots Live 86-89
Phil Miller – In Cahoots Live In Japan
Trygve Seim – Different Rivers
Trygve Seim – Sangam
Max Richter – Taboo
Bjork – Post
Bjork – Debut
Bjork – Utopia
Jethro Tull – This Was
Jethro Tull – Stand Up
Jethro Tull – Benefit
Jethro Tull – a Passion Play
Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses
Yes – Topographic Drama Live Across America
Anthology of Indian Music, tribute to Alain Danielou
Nancy Lesh – Cello
Hariprasad Chaurasia – Four Dhuns
Hariprasad Chaurasia – Raga Patdip-Pahadi Dhun
Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – Raga Yaman
Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass – Passages
Ravi Shankar – Chants Of India

a bit of National Health, Henry Cow, King Crimson, Peter Bernstein, Debussy, Bach, Carl Nielsen…that worked out good too.

I heard John McLaughlin play twice this month, Port Chester, NY and Newark, NJ!

John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring: A Meeting of the Spirits : 11/4/17 : The Capitol Theatre Full Show


04-twin-peaks-cooper-clock.nocrop.w710.h2147483647King Crimson – Live in Chicago
National Health – Complete
Adrian Belew – Side One
Magma – Kobaia
Magma – 1.001° Centigrades
Henry Cow – the Road, disk 1, 7, 8, 9
David Gilmour – Live at Pompeii
Gryphon – Gryphon
Gryphon – Mushroom Mushrumps
Jeff Beck – Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer
Robert Plant – Carry Fire
Deep Purple – Infinite
Philip Glass – Jane
Marshall Allen, Mathew Shipp, Joe Morris – Night Logic
Mathew Shipp – Our Lady of the Flowers
Matt Shipp – Equilibrium
Joe Morris – Singularity
Leo Smith and Jack DeJohnette – America
Peter Bernstein – Let’s Loose
John McLaughlin and Chick Corea – the Montreux Concerts, disk 7
Ken Mcintyre – Stone Blues
Miles Davis – Miles Smiles
Miles Davis – On the Corner
Dizzy Gillespie – Diz and Getz
Dizzy Gillespie – Gillespiana

20170911_150337_20170911151912317bJohn Abercrombie – the Hudson Project
John Abercrombie and Joe Beck – Coincidence
John Abercrombie – Open Land
Gateway – Gateway 2
Gateway – Homecoming
Gateway – In the Moment
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil – Incidentals
Gary Peacock – Tangents
Adam Rodgers – Art of the Invisible
Pat Metheny – As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita
Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau – Metheny Mehldau
Bill Evans Trio – The 1960 Birdland Sessions
Bill Evans – the Definitive Rare Albums Collection (1960-1966)
Mike Brecker – Mike Brecker
Tuck Andress – Reckless Precision
John Zorn, Yamataka Eye – Nani Nani

1996 Life in Hell tattooBill Frisell – Disfarmer
Stephano Battaglia – Songways
Stephano Battaglia – Bill Evans Compositions
Egberto Gismonti – Danca Dos Escravos
Peter Erskine – As It Was
Lisa Moore – the Stone People
Steve Miller – Livin’ in the USA
Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection
Steve Coleman – Functional Arrhythmias
Steve Coleman – Synovial Joints
Lee Morgan – the Complete Blue Note Lee Morgan Fifties Sessions
Liberty Ellman – Radiate
John Zorn/Bill Frisell – the Gnostic Preludes
John Zorn/Bar Kokhba – Lucifer, Book of Angels, Vol 10
Jamie Saft – Astaroth, Book of Angels, Vol 1
Geri Allen – In The Year of the Dragon
Tyshawn Sorey – Koan
Tyshawn Sorey – Verisimilitude
Vijay Iyler – Far From Over
Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker – American Dreams
Jacques Loussier – Play Bach 1-5
Tigran Mansurian – String Quartets
Brian Eno – Reflections, LUX, Lightness

Cream – Fresh Cream
Cream – Live Cream v2
Jaco Pastorius – Truth, Liberty and Soul
North Mississippi Allstars – Prayer for Peace
Billy Gibbons – Perfectacamundo
ZZ Top – King Biscuit Flower Hour 1980
Gene Bowen – the Vermillon Sea
John D’Earth – One Bright Earth
Sonny Stitt – Shangri-La
Sonny Stitt – Soul People
Max Richter – Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works
David Starobin – Newdance
Henry Kaiser, S Kuriokhin – Popular Science
Matt Mitchell – Forage
Matt Mitchell – Fiction

…..and a big dose of Don Patterson and Carl Nielsen. 🙂



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