AMN Picks of the Week: Jablonska & Lloyd / Mono / gc/nc / Barry Guy

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.

Justyna Jablonska / Emma Lloyd – Strata (2021)
Mono – Beyond the Past – Live in London with the Platinum Anniversary Orchestra (2021)
gc / nc – Deprecated (2021)
Barry Guy -Irvin’s Comet (2020)

AMN Picks of the Week: RED Trio Celebration Band / Mariel Roberts / Thumbscrew / Katarsis4

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.

Because of current events, these postings may be coming more frequently than once a week for a while.

RED Trio / Celebration Band – Suite 10 Years Anniversary (2020)
Mariel Roberts – Armament (2021)
Thumbscrew (Halvorson / Formanek / Fujiwara) – Never is Enough (2021)
Katarsis4 – Live At The Underground Water Reservoir (2020)

 

AMN Picks of the Week: Hilyard / Gratkowski, Kaufmann, de Joode & Buck / Wooley, Mockūnas, Guy & Gotesmanas / Schlarb & Taylor

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.

Because of current events, these postings may be coming more frequently than once a week for a while.

Hilyard – Division Cycle (2021)
Gratkowski / Kaufmann / de Joode / Buck – Flatbosc & Cautery (2020)
Wooley / Mockūnas / Guy / Gotesmanas – NOX (2020)
Chris Schlarb / Chad Taylor – Time No Changes (2021)

 

RIP Milford Graves

Source: Pitchfork.

Milford Graves, the pioneering jazz drummer, professor, inventor, herbalist, visual and martial artist, has died, as NPR’s Lars Gotrich reports. He was 79. In 2018, Graves had been diagnosed with amyloid cardiomyopathy—colloquially known as stiff heart syndrome—and told he had six months to live.

RIP Chick Corea

Source: Yahoo News.

Keyboardist-composer Chick Corea, who attained stardom as a fusion pioneer and distinguished himself as a do-anything player across the jazz spectrum and beyond, died Tuesday from a rare form of cancer, his Facebook page announced. He was 79.

Frank Zappa In The 60s Quiz

Source: uDiscover Music Quiz.

When musical enigma Frank Zappa first appeared on the scene in the early 1960s, few people knew what to make of him. His experimental take on rock and roll that fused the avant-garde and R&B influences of his youth with risque and often political subject matter was either going to flop miserably or change music forever. Luckily for Zappa, the latter came to pass and his prolific output has influenced everyone from the biggest bands in the world to European revolutionaries. Some of his most significant work was released in the 1960s, a decade fueled by social upheaval and psychedelia, and even though Zappa was strongly opposed to drugs, his music and persona became a signifier of the era.

AMN Picks of the Week: Henry Birdsey / Cementation Anxiety / Nereus / Pablo Diaz / Dead Space Chamber Music

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.

Because of current events, these postings may be coming more frequently than once a week for a while.

Henry Birdsey – Half-Dragged (2021)
Cementation Anxiety – In Continual (2021)
Nereus – Five Arcs (2021)
Pablo Diaz – Breves Poemas Sonoros (2021)
Dead Space Chamber Music – Hagioscope Obscura – DSCM Lockdown Live Streams (2020)

AMN Picks of the Week: Davis & Gauci / Yuri McCoy / Colin Webster / Marsha Fisher / Moop / Jon Mueller / Jeremy Carlstedt

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.

Because of current events, these postings may be coming more frequently than once a week for a while.

Jeff Davis / Stephen Gauci – Pandemic Duets (2021)
Yuri McCoy – Symphonic Roar (2021)
Colin Webster – vs Amp (2021)
Marsha Fisher – New Ruins (2021)
Moop – Ostara (2021)
Jon Mueller – Family Secret (2021)
Jeremy Carlstedt – Sound Escapes (2021)