things I listened to in 2019

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


Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken of the Ladies' Scottish Climbing Club, Salisbury Crags. c.1908Kronos Qt – Lutoslawski: String Quartet
Mathew Rosenblum – Lament/Witches’ Sabbath
Icebreaker – Rogue’s Gallery
Conlon Nancarrow – Studies for Player Piano
Duo Noire – Night Triptych
Frank Zappa – Finer Moments
Elliott Carter – Late Works
Idil Biret – Pierre Boulez – Piano Sonatas 1 – 3
Henry Cow – the Road, Vol. 7 Later and Post-Virgin
Pierre Boulez – The Complete Works, Deutsche Grammophon
Daniel Varsano, Philippe Entremont – Erik Satie: Piano Works
Michael Pisaro and Reinier van Houdt – Shades of Eternal Night
Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno – Finding Shore
Chris Hughes – Shift (From the Music of Steve Reich)
Steffen Schleiermacher – Morton Feldman: Early Piano Works
Kristine Scholz, Mats Persson – Morton Feldman: Complete works for two pianists
American Festival of Microtonal Music – Chamber
American Festival of Microtonal Music – Between the Keys – Microtonal Masterpieces of the 20th Century
Daniel Lentz – On the Leopard Altar
Michael Byron – Music of Nights Without Moon or Pearl
Joseph Kubera – Book of Horizons
Easley Blackwood – Microtonal – Fanfare, Etudes, Suite

….and a lot of Steve Reich

photo: Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken of the Ladies’ Scottish Climbing Club, Salisbury Crags. c.1908


the Golden Temple of Jehol

Maki Namekawa – Philip Glass: Mishima
Anton Batagov – Philip Glass: The Hours, Distant Figure
Works Of Igor Stravinsky – Sacred Works, Vol.1&2
Danielsson/Liebman/Christensen/Stenson – Far North
Gloria Cheng-Cochran – Piano music of John Adams and Terry Riley
Roomful of Teeth
Caroline Shaw & Attacca Quartet – Orange
Louis Andriessen – Garden of Eros
Paul A. Epstein – Piano Music
American Contemporary Music Ensemble – Thrive On Routine
London Sinfonietta ‎– Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters
Ralph van Raat, Maarten van Veen – John Adams: Complete Piano Music
Oliver Coates – John Luther Adams: Canticles of the Sky / Three High Places
Balanescu Quartet – Possessed
Balanescu Quartet – Play Byrne, Moran, Lurie, Torke
Björk: Vespertine A Pop Album as an Opera
Olga Neuwirth – Lost Highway
Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo – Conlon Nancarrow: Studies and Solos
Christopher Warren-Green, London Chamber Orchestra ‎– Adams, Glass, Reich, Heath ‎– Minimalistes



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

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