An occasional tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears lately.

Tim Berne’s BloodcountUnwound (Screwgun; 1996)


Jason LescalleetThis Is What I Do, Vol. 17 (Glistening Examples; 2016)

The Nels Cline SingersMacroscope (Mack Avenue; 2014)

Alex ClineThe Lamp and the Star (ECM; 1989)


Various artistsNine Winds: New Blood (Nine Winds; 2012)


Burning GhostsBurning Ghosts (Orenda; 2016)


Daniel RosenboomAstral Transference & Seven Dreams (Orenda; 2015)


Jon ArmstrongBurnt Hibiscus (Orenda; 2016)


Alan CourtisLos Galpones (Fabrica; 2017)

Alex Cline EnsembleMontsalvat (Nine Winds; 1995)

Alex Cline EnsembleThe Constant Flame (Cryptogramophone; 2001)

Nels Cline TrioSilencer (Enja; 1992)

Rob Blakeslee QuartetWaterloo Ice House (Louie; 1999)

Steve Lacy TrioThe Holy La (Free Lance; 2003)


Tony Malaby TrioAdobe (Free Lance; 2003)

Craig TabornDaylight Ghosts (ECM; due Feb. 10, 2017)

Art Ensemble of ChicagoNice Guys (ECM; 1979)


Mark Dresser SevenSedimental You (Clean Feed; 2016)

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