Playlist.

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 the playlist’s continuity and personality.


David Sylvian & Holger CzukayPlight & Premonition (Virgin; 1988)


Nomi EpsteinCombine, Juxtapose, Delayed Overlap – Matt Carlson, Loren Chasse, Lee Elderton, Matt Hannafin, Branic Howard, Jonathan Sielaff, Reed Wallsmith (YouTube; 2017)

King CrimsonPark West, Chicago, IL, Aug. 7, 2008 (DGMLive; 2008)

Jürg​ Frey – l’âme est sans retenue (ErstClass; due Oct. 1, 2017)


Amy Beach – Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor (Op. 45); Symphony in E minor (Op. 32, “Gaelic”) – Alan Feinberg, Nashville Symphony Orchestra/Kenneth Schermerhorn (Naxos; 2003)


Florence Price – Concerto in One Movement; Symphony in E minor – Karen Walwyn, New Black Music Repertory Ensemble/Leslie B. Dunner (Albany; 2011)


John CageThe Complete John Cage Edition, Vol. 4: Music for Merce Cunningham – Takehisa Kosugi, Michael Pugliese, David Tudor (Mode; 1991)
> Five Stone Wind; Cartridge Music


Brian EnoAmbient 4: On Land (Editions E.G.; 1984)


Steve RoachTraveler (Domino/Timeroom Editions; 1983/2017)


Robert RichWhat We Left Behind (Soundscape; 2016)


Cellophane GardenIlluminations (Drawing Room; 2016)


Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Op. 74, “Pathétique” – Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev (Virgin Classics; 1991)


Roland KaynA Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound (Frozen Reeds; due No. 3, 2017)


Miles DavisThe Complete In a Silent Way Sessions (Columbia/Legacy; 1968-69/2001)

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