These discs deserve reviews, but I don’t really have the time to get to them. They have both been in my player quite a bit lately. Mazurek’s disc is full of great textures. Come to the Lisa Sokolov disc with out jazz singer expectations, and you’ll get to some good music. If you look at the titles of the songs, and expect something similar to what you’ve heard before, you might have a hard time with it. Let it be what it is, and you’ll be treated to a great new experience.
I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about this lately. I gave it a listen through today and enjoyed it.
Maybe I should change this category to “Listened Recently.” Jim Pepper’s “Coming and Going” seems to be out of print. I couldn’t quickly find the album cover online. This is worth seeking out a used copy. Don Cherry, Hamid Drake and others are in the all star cast.
Well, actually listened last night. Picked this up on a cool Thirsty Ear sale at the Cadence Store. Dig the Joshy dub choir on track 6.
One of the original ideas behind this blog was to use it as a place to bring attention to sounds, sights, and words that I found enriching. With that in mind, I am starting a category called “Listened Today.” These won’t be reviews, simply a record of something I listened to today that I felt the need to share. Somethings might show up more than once, somethings might have already been or eventually get reviewed, and somethings might be random hearings in odd situations.
Today “The Big Picture” by Trio M found its way to my CD player. I hadn’t listened to it in a while, and I quite enjoyed it.