Archive for the ‘recommended music’ Category

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Just stopping by…

May 15, 2009

…to indicate a couple of sites, one for fans of old-time/country blues/folky stuff, and another for fans of the punk/new wave/no wave/post punk interphase.

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Again with the other blogs

April 28, 2009

Specifically this Inconstant Sol post, atwhere you may download a live set from 1982 of an Arthur Blythe band with Bob Stewart on Tuba and Kelvyn Bell on guitar.

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I bloggeth not…

April 16, 2009

…but over here is one of my favorite records, Desert Equations: Azax Atra by Sussan Deyhim (myspace) and Richard Horowitz.

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Sextant by Herbie Hancock.

December 7, 2008

Sextant by Herbie Hancock is a great record!  I only bring this up because it’s available on Amazon as an MP3 download for $2.97.  Here’s the album’s page at All Music.

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Recent acquisitions from Tzadik.

November 7, 2008

It’s been all about the Braxton Arista box since I got it, but I’ve squeezed in a couple of other things too.

Zaebos by Medeski Martin & Wood. This is disappointing. Damn hippies. The first clunker I’ve heard in the Masada Book II series. Buy discs from Tzadik, MP3′s from Amazon.

The True Story Concerning Martin Behaim by Zakarya. Third record of theirs I’ve bought since this post, 413a is still the strongest but it’s all great.  Buy discs from Tzadik, MP3′s from Amazon.

Sojourn by Marty Ehrlich‘s Dark Woods Ensemble. Great playing, great material, very mellow vibe.  Buy discs from Tzadik, MP3′s from Amazon.

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The first Orthotonics record…

September 25, 2008

…is over here.  The second one is still here.

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Could be the best two bucks you ever spend…

September 2, 2008

As I type this, Amazon is selling Mothership Connection as an MP3 album for two bucks.

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Listening diary 20080821: This month’s emusic take

August 22, 2008

Album titles link to sample-laden purchase pages at various commercial servers.

Friend Opportunity by Deerhoof.  I love it.  It’s starting to sound like they’ve actually learned how to play their instruments, and it’s not interfering with what they do at all.

The Ellington Suites by Duke Ellington.  I dig it, and I’m still assimilating it, but for now I’m only recommending it if you already have the Far East Suite and the Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.

Mustafa Kandirali by Mustafa Kandirali.  Because there’s no such thing as enough Turkish Clarinet music.  Those are supposed to be funny Turkish i’s with no dots.  Thanks for the hot tip, Laura!

Instrumentals by the Nels Cline Singers.  I like it.  Pretty much exactly what I was expecting.

Looking forward to: Borrowed Arms by Two Foot Yard and Masada Book of Angels vol 11: Zaebos by Medeski Martin and Wood.

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News to me: B.F. Shelton existed.

July 31, 2008

And I’m glad he did.  He only recorded four songs, almost like he knew that after three quarters of a century he would exist only as a MySpace page.  Will appeal to fans of Doc Boggs.

via (click through for more linky linky)

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Funny genre train wreck.

July 23, 2008

Not funny ha ha, more funny oh wow.  Here’s a little bit of the song “For a Few Rubles More” by Farmer’s Market.  This is from their first record, “Musikk Fra Hybridene,” which contains many hilarious genre trainwrecks, one of the genres always being Bulgarian Wedding Music.

(The other album of theirs that I have, “Speed Balkan Boogie,” is also great but not especially funny)

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