A new release from Bobby Bradford, Mark Dresser, and Glenn Ferris is reviewed.
Christian Hertzog lists the LA classical music performances he’s looking forward to in 2012.
From Straight to Bizarre, a DVD of Frank Zappa’s early attempts at setting up records labels, is briefly reviewed.
At Brooklyn’s Littlfieldan upcoming show: Jan 18 @ Littlefield, 622 Degraw St Brooklyn NY, 8pm, Mivos Quartet – Higgins: String Quartet No.2, Op.7, Eric Wubbels – This Is This Is This Is, Diamond Terrifier (ZS), Sleepy Peopl, Oracle DJs.
Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.
Claudia Quintet +1 / Kurt Elling / Theo Bleckmann – What is the Beautiful? (2011)
Bill Laswell / Raoul Björkenheim / Morgan Ågren – Blixt (2011)
Alon Nechushtan – Dark Forces (2011)
Motian Sickness – The Music of Paul Motian, For the Love of Sarah (2011)
Gušmundur Steinn Gunnarsson – Horpma (2011)
Evans / Pluta / Altieri – Sum and Difference (2011)
Peter Evans / Quintet – Ghosts (2011)
Alio Die / Mathias Grassow – Praha Meditations (2010)