Playlist.

A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears lately.

Paul BleyPlay Blue: Oslo Concert (ECM; 2014)

Rafał BlechaczJohann Sebastian Bach (Deutsche Grammophon; 2017)
> Johann Sebastian Bach – Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971; Partita No. 1 In B-flat, BWV 825; 4 Duettos; Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 944; Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (arr. Myra Hess)

Max Richter – Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works (Deutsche Grammophon; 2017)
> Mrs. Dalloway; Orlando; The Waves

Mike OldfieldFive Miles Out (Virgin; 1982)

King CrimsonZoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany, April 14, 1971 (DGMLive; 2006)

Anthony BraxtonSextet (FRM) 2007, Vol. 1 (New Braxton House; 2013)

Sarah DavachiBarons Court (Students of Decay; 2015)


Scott SmallwoodDesert Winds: Six Windblown Sound Pieces and Other Works (Deep Listening; 2002)


Tom Carter & Loren Connorsuntitled (Family Vineyard; 2016)

Charlemagne PalestineStrumming Music (Shandar/New Tone; 1974/1995)

Herbie HancockHead Hunters (Columbia; 1973)

King CrimsonUniversity of Texas, Arlington, TX, Oct. 6, 1973 (DGMLive; 2006)


Justice CowFam Fiction (self-released; 2016)

Art Ensemble of Chicago with Fontella BassArt Ensemble of Chicago with Fontella Bass (America; 1971/2004)

ICP Orchestra – Bospaadje Konijnehol I (Instant Composers Pool; 1992)

Misha Mengelberg, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Ernst Reÿseger, Han BenninkDutch Masters (Soul Note; 1992)

Han Bennink & Misha Mengelberg – Instant Composers Pool 010 (Instant Composers Pool; 1971)


Misha MengelbergImpromptus (FMP; 1991)

Moniek DargeSounds of Sacred Places (Igloo/Kye; 1987/2011)

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Igor Levit, Aaron Dilloway, Zeal & Ardor, Vanessa Rossetto, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Félicia Atkinson, Daniel Corral, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

Album Review: Vanessa Rossetto, erased de kooning + rocinante

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Everything that's erased leaves its trace of its passage behind: a point as familiar to the manuscript recyclers of antiquity to modern-day digital data-recovery sleuths. Deletion rarely amounts to a positive thing, but on 'erased de kooning,' one of two recent recordings by Vanessa Rossetto, an act of bulk erasure results in an absorbing new piece surprisingly rich in ghostly associations.

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The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Mark McGuire, Leyland Kirby, Marco Fusi, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Alex Mincek, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

Album Review: Yarn/Wire, Currents Vol. 0

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With no disrespect to any of the superb recordings that preceded it, self-released or otherwise, Vol. 0 is the ideal entry point for anyone not yet acquainted with Yarn/Wire, as well as an essential acquisition for those who follow and admire the group already.