Music and More
General thoughts of fun stuff, like music, books and the like. Thanks for reading.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Howard Riley - Live in the USA (No Business, 2018)
The British pianist Howard Riley spent time studying, teaching and playing in the States as well as in his home country, and it is this no...
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Wadada Leo Smith and Sabu Toyozumi - Burning Meditation (No Business, 2018)
This is a sublimely beautiful duet recording featuring Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, koto, bamboo flute, voice and percussion and Sabu Toyo...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Nick Millevoi / Desertion Trio w/ Jamie Saft - Midtown Tilt (Shhpuma, 2018)
Melding genres and subgenres into a melting pot of fascinating music, this group consists of Nick Millevoi on guitar, Johnny DeBlase on el...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Charles Mingus - Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden (BBE, 2018)
2018 has given jazz fans a wealth of interesting historical performances, from a long lost John Coltrane studio session to stellar live se...
Monday, December 10, 2018
John Zorn - Salem 1692 (Tzadik, 2018)
One of the darkest yet most fascinating eras of American history was the brief, incandescent burst of mass hysteria known as the Salem Wit...
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Fred Hersch Trio '97 - @ the Village Vanguard (Palmetto, 2018)
Pianist Fred Hersch had played at the Village Vanguard as a sideman since 1979 but it wasn't until the summer of 1997 that he led a gr...
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Columbia 1967, 1996)
Composer and pianist Thelonious Monk's Columbia Records recordings are occasionally disparaged as not being quite as vital as the reco...
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