things I listened to in 2019

Anthony Braxton – Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983
Anthony Braxton Quartet – Birmingham (1985)
Anthony Braxton ‎– Sextet (Piacenza) 2007
Anthony Braxton – Echo Echo Mirror House (NYC)
Dan McCarthy – Epoch
Maryanne Amacher – Sound Characters
Fred Frith & Arte Quartett – The Big Picture
Loscil – Lifelike
Philip Glass – Annunciation
Henry Cow – the Road, Vol. 9 Late
David Chaim Smith, Bill Laswell, John Zorn – The Dream Membrane
John Zorn ‎– Transmigration Of The Magus
Rajna Swaminathan – Of Agency and Abstraction (Miles Okazaki, gtr)
Kali Malone – Spectacle of Ritual
Kali Malone – The Sacrificial Code
Ensemble Ambrosius – The Zappa Album
Evan Parker/ Phil Wachsmann/ Teppo Hauta-Aho – the Needles
Jon Gibson – Relative Calm
Keith Jarrett/Lou Harrison – Symphony No. 2
We’re Running Out of West – A Narrominded Compilation
Frank Zappa – The Hot Rats Sessions
Michael Formanek – Am I Bothering You
Michael Formanek – Mirage
Derek Bailey – Improvisation
Matthew Shipp Trio + Nicole Mitchell – All Things Are
Daniel Carter, William Parker, Matthew Shipp – Seraphic Light (Live at Tufts University)



20190130_064848 cropPandit Pran Nath ‎– Ragas Of Morning & Night
Charles Curtis, Anthony Burr – Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman
Catherine Lamb, Ensemble Dedalus – Atmospheres Transparent / Opaque
Jürg Frey – String Quartet No. 3, Unhörbare Zeit
Michael Pisaro ‎– The Punishment Of The Tribe By Its Elders
Kris Davis – Diatom Ribbons
Julia Hulsmann – Not Far From Here
Bill Frisell – Harmony
Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Aequa
Ha-Yang Kim – Ama
Jason Eckardt – Subject
John Zorn – The Interpretation of Dreams
Bill Evans – Evans in England
Keith Jarrett – Munich 2016
Tony Williams – The Joy Of Flying
Kris Davis – Aeriol Piano
Ingrid Laubrock – Contemporary Chaos Practices
Anthony Braxton with Anthony Davis, Mark Helias, Ed Blackwell – Six Compositions: Quartet
Anthony Braxton – 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006
Tyshawn Sorey and Marilyn Crispell – The Adornment of Time
William Hooker Trio – Remembering
Fred Frith & Hans Koch – You Are Here
Ashley Bathgate – Ash
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20171021_184039Kronos Quartet – Mugam Sayagi – The Music Of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh
John Schneider – Just National Guitar
Harvey Valdes – Solitude Intones Its Echo
Harvey Valdes – PointCounterPoint
Pasquale Grasso – Solo Monk
Pasquale Grasso – Solo Standards, Vol. 1
Ralph Alessi, Kris Davis, Steve Davis – Sugar Blade
Piano Circus featuring Bill Bruford plays the music of Colin Riley – Skin and Wire
Jóhann Jóhannsson – 12 Conversations with Thilo Heinzmann
David Behrman – Leapday Night
Penguin Cafe – Handfuls of Night
Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Music from the Penguin Cafe
Eliane Radigue – Psi 847
Eliane Radigue – Feedback Works
Steve Reich – the Cave
Ensemble Avantgarde – Morton Feldman: Chamber Music (For Franz Kline · For Frank O’Hara · De Kooning · Piano Piece To Philip Guston)

20171121_124306_20171122132549329Vespero – Hollow Moon
Anthony Braxton/Taylor Ho Bynum/Bob Bresnan – Eight Improvisations – (Trio) 2014
Marc Andre Hamelin – Villa-Lobos: Piano Music
Vera Dulova – Harp (Villa-Lobos, Meyer, Debussy: Concerto for Harp)
Gavin Harrison – Cheating the Polygraph
Fred Frith – Gravity
Fred Frith – Quartets
Glauco Venier – Miniatures · Music for Piano and Percussion
Iro Haarla – Ante Lucem
Jack Lancaster & Robin Lumley – Marscape
John Abercrombie & Don Thompson – Yesterdays
David Liebman and Richard Beirach – Chant
David Liebman, Richard Beriach – Double Edge
Julia Wolfe – Fire in My Mouth
Michael Gordon – Dystopia
Paul Bley & Gary Peacock – Mindset
John Coltrane – Blue World
Amsterdam Guitar Trio – JS Bach Brandenburg Concertos
John Stowell & Michael Zilber – Basement Blues

20190911_120320Loscil – Equivalents
Kronos Quartet – Terry Riley: Sun Rings
Maurice Allard – Vivaldi: 5 Bassoon Concertos
Jian Wang, Göran Söllscher – Reverie
Gil Shaham, Göran Söllscher – Paganini For Two
John Williams Guitar Recital
Margaret Leng Tan – The Art of the Toy Piano
Arthur Jarvinen – Serious Immobilties
Elliott Carter – The Complete Music for Piano
Dave Stryker – 8 Track II & III
Nancy Lesh – Raga Bihag, Raga Puria Dhanashri
Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach Unspoken
Quest – Circular Dreaming
Anthony Braxton – Quartet New Haven 2014
Peter Gabriel – Flotsam and Jetsam

20180818_094950 crop2the Mondriaan Qt – George Antheil: The String Quartets
Michael Jon Fink – Celesta
Arditti String Quartet – Giacinto Scelsi: String quartets – String trio – Khoom
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji – 100 Transcendental Studies
Montenegrin Guitar Duo – English Suites Nos. 1-3 (Arr. G. Krivokapić & D. Cerović)
Goran Krivokapic – Guitar Recital
Kathrin Murray – Arabesques
John Williams Guitar Recital
Ensemble Avantgarde – Morton Feldman: for Frantz Kline
Arild Andersen – Lifelines
Tangerine Dream – In Search Of Hades- The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979 (at least part of it!)
Jon Anderson – 1000 Hands Chapter One
National Health – Playtime
National Health – Missing Pieces
Allan Holdsworth – Warsaw Summer Jazz Days ’98
Alex North – 2001: A Space Odyssey – The Original Score soundtrack
Charlie Haden & John Taylor – Nightfall
Kenny Wheeler & John Taylor – Where do we go from here
Mario Pavone – Arc Trio
Art Lande – Rubisa Patrol

a lot Frank Zappa including Orchestral Favorites (40th anv deluxe edition), Zappa In New York (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), Hot Rats, Over-Nite Sensation, Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch, The Man From Utopia

20170908_131802 cropJohn Tilbury, Sebastian Lexer – Terry Jennings/John Cage: lost daylight
Cornelius Cardew – Piano Music
Ralph van Raat – Louis Andriessen: Base
Johnny Reinhard & AFMM – Charles Ives: Universe Symphony
Warren Burt – The Animation Of Lists And The Archytan Transpositions
Alan Pasqua, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker – Milagro
Alan Pasqua, Gary Bartz , Mike ‘n’ Randy Brecker, Dave Holland, Paul Motian – Dedications
Art Lande, Paul McCandless, David Samuels – Skylight
Dave Holland – Jumpin’ In
Dave Holland – Seeds Of Time
Matt Mitchell – Phalanx Ambassadors
Nikhil Banerjee – Morning Ragas – Bombay 1965
Brian Eno – Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (Extended Edition)
Blair String Quartet – Charles Ives: String Quartets
Richard Beirach – Hubris
Katrina Krimsky & Trevor Watts – Stella Malu
Tim Berne & Michael Formanek – Ornery People
Evan Parker, Paul Rutherford, Dave Holland, Paul Lovens – The Ericle of Dolphi
Paul Bley – When Will the Blues Leave (with Gary Peacock, Paul Motian)

…a bunch of John Taylor piano trio albums.

20190605_113446 cropRobert Taub – Milton Babbitt: Works for Piano
Phillip Arnautoff – Soliloquy: A Ritual of Communion with Vibrating Strings
Alwin Nikolais – Electronic Dance Music
Austral Voices (New Albion)
Frank Zappa – Feeding the Monkies at Ma Maison
Tim Hodgkinson – Sketch Of Now
Ragnar Grippe – Sand
Ensemble Intercontemporain – Boulez Conducts Boulez – Explosante-Fixe
James Tocco ‎– Bernstein – Complete Works For Solo Piano: Copland/Bernstein: El Salon Mexico
The New York School I-III (hat ART)
Laurence Cummings – Louis Couperin: Harpsichord Suites
Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Tim Story – Inlandish
Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Christoph H. Müller – Imagori
Christian Wolf – Exercises – First Recording
James Tenney – Changes – 64 Studies for 6 Harps
David Simons – Fung Sha Noon


…and a lot of John Cage, Morton Feldman and David Tudor.

20180508_091602_20180513221959053California Ear Unit – the California Ear Unit
Catherine Lamb – shade​/​gradient
Mary Jane Leach – Celestial Fires
Julia Wolfe – Anthracite Fields
David Lang – Writing On Water
R. Andrew Lee and Bryan Christian – Each flows into the other
Satoko Inoue – Japan Piano 1996
Gamelan Son Of Lion – Metal Notes
Gamelan Son Of Lion – The Complete Gamelan In The New World
Third Coast Percussion – Paddle to the Sea
Third Coast Percussion – Perpetulum
Frank Zappa – Everything Is Healing Nicely
Ensemble Modern – Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa20180508_091602_20180513221959053


20160902_195908 cropJohn Luther Adams – Become Desert
Rhys Chatham – Pythagorean Dream
Steve Reich – The ECM Recordings
Steve Reich – Three Tales
Tim Berne – Science Friction
Various artists – A Day In The Life-Impressions of Pepper
Alan Pasqua – Twin Bill- Two Piano Music of Bill Evans
John Moulder – Bifröst
John Patitucci – Remembrance
Rova – From The Bureau of Both
Brandee Younger – Soul Awakening
Julius Eastman – Unjust Malaise
Dave Liebman & Phil Markowitz – Manhattan Dialogues
Dave Liebman & Michael Stephans – Lineage
Delta Saxophone Quartet & Gwilym Simcock – Crimson!
Terry Riley, Amelia Cuni – Lion’s Throne
Riccardo Chailly, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Hindemith: Kammermusik
Anthony Burr and Charles Curtis – Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman
James Tenney – The Solo Works for Percussion
Pascal Gallet – André Jolivet: Inegrale pour piano, Vol. 1-3
Pierre-Andre Valade – André Jolivet: L’oeuvre pour flute
André Jolivet – Les Enregistrements Erato
Catherine Lamb And Johnny Chang – Viola Torros

….by the way, I’m a composer too.


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