New Listens: Summer 2011 hit parade

I’m now unpacked and settled in MI after a busy few months away and a cross-country move. June, July, and August flew by, but now it’s time to resuscitate this blog. I suppose this makes it MT-Headed 3.0?

At any rate, because I haven’t the time to go through every single one, I thought I’d provide another overview into what new music I’ve been acquiring and digesting since my last post. Again, they’re largely in autobiographical order. Even more so than usual, the unparalleled ECM is quite well-represented in this list. 🙂 It’s a bit more new music than usual, but I’ve had more than enough flying- and driving-time to take it all in.

They’re all nice finds. Some highlights – going by my gut instinct and without getting too deep-tissue – are: Bon Iver, Tristan und Isolde (DVD), Lost In A Dream, L’Orfeo (DVD), and Nuove Musiche.

Note: This list is dedicated to my good friend and colleague Matt Borghi – he knows why. 🙂

Jon Hassell: Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street
Trio Mediaeval: Soir, Dit-Elle
Iro Haarla Quintet: Vespers
Wynton Marsalis: The Resolution of Romance (Standard Time, Vol. 3)
Dave Liebman: Turnaround
Grateful Dead: Shakedown Street
Miles Davis: The Complete Prestige Sessions (box set)
Keith Jarrett: Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II
Count Basie: April In Paris
Rolf Lislevand: Nuove Musiche
Bon Iver: Bon Iver
Wye Oak: Civilian
Manu Katché: Playground
Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods
Charles Mingus: Mingus at Antibes
Keith Jarrett: Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87
Stefano Battaglia: Re: Pasolini
Sir Georg Solti w. Wiener Philharmoniker: Wagner: Overtures, Siegfried Idyll
Daniel Barenboim & Bayreuther Festspiele: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (1983 production, DVD)
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya: Monteverdi: L’Orfeo (DVD)
Sylvain Cambreling & Frankfurter Museumsorchester: Berg: Wozzeck (DVD)
Claudio Abbado w. Chamber Orchestra of Europe: Haydn: The London Symphonies (box set)
Fiona Apple: When The Pawn
Herbert von Karajan w. Berliner Philharmoniker: Brahms: The Complete Symphonies
Jane’s Addiction: Nothing Shocking
Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
Alice Sara Ott: Liszt: Transcendental Etudes
Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano: From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf (Live in Marciac)
Miles Davis: Live At Montreux (Highlights 1973-1991) (DVD)
Count Basie: Jazz In Montreux: Count Basie Big Band ’77 (DVD)
Paul Motian: Lost In A Dream
Mel Tormé: Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley
Wynton Marsalis: Standard Time, Vol. 1
Warren Haynes: Man In Motion

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