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from Santa Claus:

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Interesting to hear something from this period (I think the second earliest recorded solo recital after Praxis), issued in 2009. Some deep dives into melodic motifs you won't get later on, but dear lord what an awful recording. Unlistenable when he steps on the gas, so unfortunate especially in the left hand, avoid.
there are worse recordings.. this is nice, thanks for the heads-up. haven't yet immersed myself into his music, find a lot of it sort of impenetrable. but i like the energy/attack of it

regarding the recording quality, it sort of recalls of the old recordings of Charles Ives playing/singing, but Cecil's playing is better/more interesting

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mono tony wrote: haven't yet immersed myself into his music, find a lot of it sort of impenetrable. but i like the energy/attack of it
Cecil's early stuff from the late 50s/early 60s is somewhat more conventional, might be an easier entryway to his music -- Jazz Advance, NYC R&B, Love For Sale, The World of CT.

Having said that, my first introduction to Cecil wa hearing "Indent" -- to this day, the only record I have literally run out and bought immediately after hearing it on the radio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSv0uR-uupU


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Debashish Bhattacharya -- Calcutta Slide Guitar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9YJdte ... ojrVt-s9d9


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Junior Brown -- Semi Crazy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=497ZmAsGAT4
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Mycale -- Gomory/ s/t


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Jon Hassell -- Works of Fiction


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Cecil Taylor -- Love For Sale


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Edita Gruberova -- Famous Opera Arias


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Judy Henske -- s/t/ High Flying Bird
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selected plays from the non-dance portion of tonight's gig, a New Year's/ birthday party in a mansion in the Presidio in San Francisco, three generations of a family originally from rural west Texas:
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Across The Alley From The Alamo (2:12)
Johnny And Janie Mosby - Don't Call Me From A Honky Tonk (2:25)
Ned Miller - From A Jack To A King (2:11)
Vince Gill - One More Last Chance (3:11)
Marty Robbins - El Paso (4:24)
Mac Wiseman - Dark Hollow (2:32)
Charlie Walker - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (2:25)
Roy Rogers - Yellow Rose Of Texas (2:37)
Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces (3:43)
MKTO - Classic (2:55)
Roy Acuff - Jole Blon (3:12)
Dave Van Ronk - Dink's Song (3:35)
Adele - Rolling In The Deep (3:48)
Marvin Gaye/ Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (2:28)
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World (Single Version) (2:20)
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer (4:10)
Shania Twain - No One Needs To Know (3:03)
The Beatles - In My Life (2:28)
Eva Cassidy - Fields Of Gold (4:43)
Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby (2:24)
Willie Colón - Calle luna calle sol (3:47)
Ian & Sylvia - Four Strong Winds (3:29)
Highway 101 - Somewhere Tonight (3:16)
The Ho'opi'i Brothers - Sweet Le Lehua (2:29)
Prince - 1999 (3:37)


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Ahmad Jamal -- Complete Collection: 1959-1962 Box set, part 2
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Was listening to The Replacements, now going to go through each Talking Heads album chronologically, having only heard one or two albums by them, this has turned out to be quite the treat.

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I'm attempting to get a Tujiko Noriko compilation together.

I've been listening to her stuff for several years now. Quite a complex and multi-faceted output. With some tracks, it's still like I hear them for the first time - zero memorable, nothing that catches my attention on any level (in particular her two early albums on Mego include stuff like that). Other tracks needed a few years until they clicked - in particular from her debut album Make-up and Soldier but also East-facing Balcony - that's one I like more and more. From Tokyo To Naiagara has been my favorite from the start, still is. She also has a few collaborative albums, and it's usually only one or two tracks on those I like; apart from that there's much electronic noodling, textures I find interesting to follow maybe once or twice, then it bores me.
But the bottomline is she has about 20 tracks (from about 10 albums) I find really strong... amazing stuff, very enriching!
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I was listening to Harvard radio yesterday morning on my way to work and heard a couple of really nice tenor solos with a medium-size ensemble. Didn't know who it was until I checked the playlist later that day. It was The Jazz Messengers, "Live at Kimball's" and Jean Toussaint (who I'd heard of, but didn't know) was the saxophonist. Nice stuff. Later that day, also in the car, I heard something I recognized-- Bartok's Violin Son. #1. But it was a much better performance than the one I've had for a hundred years. Turned out to be Gidon Kremer on DG. Really kills it.
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I'm a big fan of Tortoise, I bought their Japanese version of their American Standards LP a couple days early before the official release, just so you know, and this is very nice to me this morning:

The Catastrophist - 2016

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Gidon Kremer/Kremerata Baltica: Schubert – String Quartet G major (ECM)

Ferenc Fricsay: Kodaly - Hary Janos Suite / Marosszeker Tanze / Psalmus Hungaricus (DG)

Britten: Cello Symphony, op. 68; Sinfonia da Requiem, op. 20; Cantata misericordium, op. 69 (Decca)
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Cecil Taylor -- Spring of Two Blue J's


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Barry Adamson -- Oedipus Schmoedipus


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Fritz Hauser -- Solo Drumming


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Tim Buckley -- Goodbye and Hello


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Rossini -- Peches De Vieillesse 3: Album Pour Les Enfants Adolescents/ Peches De Vieillesse 4: Album de château (Alessandro Marangoni)
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Larry Young -- Unity (Woody Shaw is smoking!)


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Dennis Gonzalez (Oliver Lake) -- Idle Wild


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v/a -- He's So Fine: The Laurie Story (one of the very best of the cheapo Euro single label comps)


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Accordion Tribe -- Lunghorn Twist
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Heard a performance of the Presto to Beethoven's Ninth in the car the other day. "It's so fast," I said to myself, "It must be something from the last couple of years." My thought was that in order to make a name for themselves and/or their orchestras and to make the argument that there's a point to recording some piece that's already been recorded five hundred times, you have to do something different with it--including, most often, playing it at something like twice the marked tempo. After all, orchestras probably couldn't have pulled those speeds off fifty years ago, but conservatory grads these days can play ANYTHING AT ANY TEMPO. That was the substance of my musings. But I couldn't deny that it was a very nice performance. Kicked ass, even. The tympani sounded like rapid-fire cannon and the whole thing was carried off with precision and fire. So then I thought, "Maybe these young guns are right. I mean, what IS the point of recording--or even performing--a warhorse like a Beethoven symphony if you don't have anything new to say about/with it?"

Anyhow, before getting out of the car, I figured I'd use the SoundHound app on my phone to see who was playing the thing (even though I assumed I likely wouldn't recognize the conductor's name). It was Leonard Bernstein and the NY Phil.
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This is the one I would have added to the recent and sad Bowie thread. For me many more to add - I was a huge fan way back when and I'll always enjoy the bulk his music. RIP.

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Xenakis -- Chamber Music 1955-1990 (Helfer/ Arditti)


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Jubilaires -- The Singing Waiters (1947-1948)


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v/a -- I'm Your Fan


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Carrie Underwood -- Storyteller


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Berlioz -- Romeo and Juliet/ Les Nuits d'ete (Muti)
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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 / Strauss: Tod und Verklarung, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Staatskapelle Dresden (Profil)
Heiner Goebbels - Stifters Dinge (ECM)
Janacek: From the House of the Dead (Decca)

The Tekipa Group - Cache Cache Sound Track (Two Lines)
all tracks composed by hiroyuki ura & shinjiro yamaguchi. post-rock, ambient, unami's hose-esque musical instruments arrangement and blah blah.
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listening to a stream of the catastrophist. it's incredibly ponderous, they don't gel at all. i used to like them for that drums/electronics thing, but now the drums just plod. sounds perfectly reunionist.

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Yeah I still don't know how I feel about that one exactly, but I do like it, it's different from their Millions and TNT albums for sure which are still my favs of theirs

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David Bowie/ Brian Eno -- Sampler


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Lester Bowie -- The Great Pretender


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Jean-Luc Guionnet -- Axene


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Schubert -- Grand Duo/ Variations/ Military Marches (Barenboim, Lupu)


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Baby Face Willette -- Face To Face


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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers -- Greatest Hits
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