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

Spotify jukebox does not correspond precisely with the listed selections that follow, but maintains this playlist’s continuity and personality.

MarillionNorth America 2016: Playstation Theater, New York, NY, Nov. 8, 2016 (Racket; 2016)

King Crimson2017 North American Tour tracks (DGMLive; 2017)

Michael Pisaroasleep, street, pipes, tones – Håkon Stene, Kristine Tjøgersen (Hubro; 2017)

Laurence CraneSound of Horse – asamisimasa (Hubro; 2016)
> John White in Berlin; Old Life Was Rubbish; Riis; Events; Sound of Horse

Christian WolffSpring – London Sinfonietta/David Porcelijn (5:4/YouTube; 2004)

Tyshawn SoreyVerisimilitude (Pi Recordings; due Aug. 4, 2017)

Michael Pisaro – Asleep, Desert, Choir, Agnes – Michael Pisaro, Greg Stuart, Dog Star Orchestra (YouTube; 2017)

Ben AllisonLayers of the City (Sonic Camera; 2017)

Bill SeamanErasures and Displacements (Eilean; 2017)

Charlie Haden/Paul Motian featuring Geri AllenEtudes (Soul Note; 1988)

Nate Wooley & knknighgh – Minimalist Poetry (for Aram Saroyan) (Clean Feed; due July 2017)

Mark-Anthony TurnageRemembering ‘In Memoriam Evan Scofield’ – London Symphony Orchestra/Simon Rattle (LSO Live; 2017)

Matt Mitchell – FØRAGE: Matt Mitchell Plays Tim Berne (Screwgun; 2017)

Dennis González – Ts’iibil Chaaltun (self-released; 2017)

George Frideric HandelAci, Galatea e Polifemo – Roberta Invernizzi, Blandine Staskiewicz, Lisandro Abadie, La Risonanza/Fabio Bonizzoni (Glossa; 2013)

Klaus Lang – Berge. Träume. – Michael Moser, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln/Rupert Huber (Kulturforum Witten; 2014)

Tom CarterNaked Stoned and Stabbed (All Ahead Now) (Root Strata/self-released; 2011/2017)

Rapoonthe listening bell (Ultra-Mail Prod.; 2017)

Klaus Langdrei goldene tiger; der fette hirte und das weisse kaninchen; the book of serenity; die goldenen tiere – Klangforum Wien/Johannes Kalitzke (Kairos; 2008)

C-Schulz – FRÜHE JAHRE (Entenpfuhl/Unseen Worlds; 1991/2017)

ProjeKct TwoIrving Plaza, New York, NY, May 6, 1998 (DGMLive)

Mulatu AstatkeMulatu of Ethiopia (Worthy/Strut; 1972/2017)

Anthony Pateras/Erkki VeltheimThe Slow Creep of Convenience (Immediata; 2017)

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