Playlist.

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

CEPDrawing the Target Around the Arrow (Pannonica; 2017)


Marco Lucchiancora d’alba (self-released; 2017)


Schlippenbach TrioComplete Combustion (FMP; 1999)

Sergei RachmaninoffSymphonic Dances – St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/Yuri Temirkanov (EuroArts; 2014)

Lera Auerbach – Symphony No. 1 (“Chimera”) – performers unknown (YouTube; 2006)


Jim O’RourkeSteamroom 1 (Steamroom; 2013)

John AdamsThe Chairman Dances – San Francisco Symphony/Edo de Waart (Nonesuch; 1987)
> The Chairman Dances; Christian Zeal and Activity; Tromba Lontana; Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Common Tones in Simple Time

Igor StravinskyPétrouchka; Le Chant du Rossignol; Quatre Études – Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal/Charles Dutoit (Decca; 1987)

Terry Riley – Poppy Nogood & The Phantom Band; A Rainbow in Curved Air (CBS; 1971)


Jim O’RourkeSteamroom 2 (Steamroom; 2013)


Simon Fisher TurnerGiraffe (Editions Mego; 2017)


Suzanne CianiSeven Waves (Finnadar/Bird; 1982/2012)


Sarah DavachiQualities of Bodies Permanent EP (∑; 2015)


Áine O’DwyerLocusts (Penultimate Press; 2017)


Kevin DrummRECLINE (self-released; 2017)

John KingFree Palestine – Secret Quartet (New World; due April 2017)


Lawrence EnglishCruel Optimism (Room40; 2017)


Anthony VineRemnants (Galtta Media; 2017)


The NecksOpen (Northern Spy; 2013)

Jean-Michel JarreEquinoxe (Disques Dreyfus; 1978)


King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardFlying Microtonal Banana (ATO; 2017)


Sarah Kirkland SniderUnremembered – Padma Newsome, DM Stith, Shara Worden, The Unremembered Orchestra/Edwin Outwater (New Amsterdam; 2015)

Thomas KönerNunatak (Barooni/Type; 1990/2010)


9T AntiopeOf Murk and Shallow Water (self-released; 2017)


Áine O’DwyerGegenschein (Penultimate Press; 2017)

ImmolationAtonement (Nuclear Blast; 2017)

Charles MingusMingus Ah Um (Columbia; 1959)

Archie Shepp & Horace ParlanGoin’ Home (Steeplechase; 1977)

King CrimsonThe Town Hall, New York, NY, June 4, 1995 (DGMLive; 1995/2010)

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