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

Midori TakadaThrough the Looking Glass (RCA Red Seal Japan/WRWTFWWR; 1983/2017)

Jim O’RourkeSteamroom 34 (Steamroom; 2017)

Kelly Moranbloodroot (Telegraph Harp; 2017)

Sarah HenniesFlourish (Consumer Waste; 2013)

Nick StorringQualms (self-released; 2017)

Olivier AlaryFiction/Non-Fiction (FatCat; 2017)

Amir ElSaffar Rivers of Sound OrchestraNot Two (New Amsterdam; due June 16, 2017)

Anthony BraxtonQuartet (New York) 1993 (Braxton Bootleg; 2011)

Gov’t MuleRevolution Come… Revolution Go (Fantasy; due June 9, 2017)

Reformed FactionUntil… (Greytone; 2010)

Yarn/WireYarn/Wire/Currents, Vol. 0 (self-released; due April 28, 2017)
> Tyondai Braxton – Music for Ensemble & Pitch Shifter/Delay; Nathan Davis – de Clocher a Clocher; Peter EvansReturns

Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 9 – Vienna Philharmonic/Bruno Walter (Dutton; 1938)

Ecstatic VisionRaw Rock Fury (Relapse; 2017)

Joanna BroukHearing Music (Numero Group; 2016)

The ClashSandinista! (Epic; 1980)

Gov’t MuleDark Side of the Mule (Evil Teen; 2014)

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

Various artistsEcstatic Music of the Jemaa El Fna (Sublime Frequencies; 2015)

Nat EvansCoyoteways (Mon Amie; 2017)

Pan SonicKulma (Mute; 1996)

Prince RatchetsA Storm of Seas (Drawing Room; 2016)

Cellophane GardenIlluminations (Drawing Room; 2016)

Dylan Golden AycockLive at the Schoolhouse, Oct. 21, 2016 (NYCTaper; 2017)

Gov’t MuleMulennium (Evil Teen; 2010)

PRISM Quartet with So Percussion and PartchColor Theory (XAS Records; 2017)
> Steven Mackey – Blue Notes and Other Clashes; Ken UenoFuture Lilacs; Stratis MinakakisSkiagrafies

Derek Bailey & Tony CoeTime (Incus; 1979)

Art Ensemble of ChicagoLes Stances à Sophie (Pathé/Universal Sound; 1970/2000)

Art Ensemble of ChicagoLive in Paris (Freedom/Charly; 1970/2003)

U.K.U.K. (Polydor; 1978)

Allan HoldsworthMetal Fatigue (Enigma; 1985)

Pierre Moerlan’s GongExpresso II (Arista; 1978)

Soft MachineBundles (Harvest/Esoteric; 1975/2010)

BrufordOne of a Kind (E.G. Records/Winterfold; 1979/2005)

The New Tony Williams LifetimeBelieve It (Columbia; 1975/2004)

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