My intent here is to begin posting, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. This is the first of hopefully many installments. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.
Grimaud, Dominique – Les Quatre Directions (2008, free jazz / electronic / experimental)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble – Oliv (1969, free jazz)
Shipp, Matthew – Cosmic Suite (2008, free jazz)
Swell, Steve / Rivers of Sound Ensemble – News from the Mystic Auricle (2008, large orchestra free jazz)
Braxton, Anthony / Chris Dahlgren – ABCD (2008, jazz duets)
Liles, Andrew – Black Paper (2006, ambient / electronic experimental)
Happy Apple – Peace Between Our Companies (2005, indie-rock / jazz)