Mehldau is one of my favorites, and this trio record does not disappoint. They cover a range of tunes by Charlie Parker, Lennon and McCartney, and Jon Brion, among others. It’s no surprise that the trio bring depth and emotion to what are in some cases, very simple melodies.
I’ve already posted about this record once, but it belongs on the Record of the Day list, so here we are. 2001’s It’s a Wonderful Life found Linkous collaborating much more than on previous records. Among others, the guests included Tom Waits, PJ Harvey and Nina Persson. Mark Linkous wrote strange and beautiful songs, filled […]
Love this record. Smart, clever, funny and nowhere near your typical mainstream rap record. “Everything happens to me!”
It’s coming soon. Death Waltz Recording Co. is releasing the Twin Peaks soundtrack next month. Available on their site August 10, this is a proper vinyl re-issue, though it won’t hit stores until September. A vinyl re-issue of the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me soundtrack is due later in the year. This is great timing, […]
For many, Duke Ellington sits atop the list of our country’s greatest composers. Perhaps our most prolific too, as he wrote thousands of pieces over a 50 year period. Let’s dwell on that a moment… Done? Onward. We recently grabbed the Music on Vinyl (MoV) re-issue of Indigos. Recorded in 1957, roughly a year or […]
Peter Gabriel’s catalog has been re-issued on half-speed remastered, multi-LP 45rpm pressings. Us was just delivered – so is today’s spin. It’s on 3 LP’s, though the F-side doesn’t contain music, but a cool etching instead. Holy crap, this pressing sounds good. Safe to say I’ve never heard it like this. Us reflects well the blend […]
Atmospheric, melancholy and strange – Love Songs for Robots is Patrick Watson’s latest. Synth laden textures, weeping guitars and Watson’s falsetto combine for an unearthly yet intimate listening experience. There’s a lot to love here. Stand out tracks: Turn Into the Noise. Bollywood.
Mitski is new to me, so I’ve no context yet and can’t compare to the previous releases. I dig it because it’s a bit of a surprise. I’m struggling to nail down what Mitski’s voice and vocal style on the majority of this record remind me of. The contrast of her often lovely, dreamy vocal […]
This is the Analog Productions 2LP, 45rpm reissue. Originally recorded in 1962, this was Coltrane’s third album for Impulse. McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – this lineup is widely recognized as one of the most influential, and this was their first recording.
Improvised music is alive and well in the 21st century. Kirk Knuffke is a cornetist and composer who performs a broad range of music. He was the winner of Downbeat Magazine’s “Rising Star”critics poll for 2015. We could call it jazz, or simply improvised music. Either way – this record is a fast favorite. Primarily […]
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