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

King CrimsonRed (Virgin/DGM; 1974/2014)

Giuseppe VerdiRigoletto – Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano/Tullio Serafin (EMI Classics; 1956/1997)

Anthony BraxtonQuartet (Paris) 1969 (Braxton Bootleg; 2011)

Anthony VineRemnants (Galtta Media; 2017)

Morbid AngelGateways to Annihilation (Earache; 2000)

MeshuggahDestroy Erase Improve (Nuclear Blast; 1995)

Brood MaDaze (Tri-Angle; 2016)

Yearning KruCopper Vale (Planet Mu; 2016)

NeurosisThrough Silver in Blood (Relapse/Neurot; 1996/2009)

Sophia Subbayya VastekHistories (Innova; due May 26, 2017)
> Michael HarrisonJaunpuri – Michael Harrison, Nitin Mitta; John CageShe Is Asleep; Dream I; Michael HarrisonHijaz Prelude – Michael Harrison, Nitin Mitta; John CageA Room; Dream II; Donnacha DennehyStainless Staining; John Cage – Dream III

SleepDopesmoker (Rise Above/Southern Lord; 1999/2012)

Coalesce012:2 (Relapse; 1999/2008)

D.R.I.Crossover (Metal Blade; 1987)

SuffocationPierced from Within (Roadrunner; 1995)

CandlemassEpicus Doomicus Metallicus (Black Dragon; 1986)

Paradise LostGothic (Peaceville; 1991)

Bill EvansLive at Art D’Lugoff’s Top of the Gate (Resonance; 2012)

Bill FrisellHave a Little Faith (Nonesuch; 1992)

Alex de Grassi & G.E. StinsonShortwave Postcard (Auditorium; 2001)

Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 3 in D minor; Richard WagnerTannhäuser Overture – Gewandhausorchester/Andris Nelsons (Deutsche Grammophon; due May 5, 2017)

Jussi BjörlingLebendige Vergangenheit (Preiser; 2002)

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