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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Album review: Jürg Frey, ephemeral constructions

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The less I say this time, the better – partly because I have so very, very little information available from which to cobble up some authoritative statement on the whys and wherefores of the three recent compositions from 2015 and 2016 by Jürg Frey included on this new CD, and partly because the music doesn't really lend itself to analysis so much as inhabitation.