Off The Beaten Groove: In Heavy Rotation @ ARC Sound Room (October)
The third installment of what’s in heavy rotation at the Audio Research sound room. You can expect to see more and more select cuts that are being spun in our sound room on a monthly basis. Curated by the magical ears of Warren Gehl.
B. J. Cole: Transparent Music, Hannibal Records LP/CD, chill pedal-steel covers
Bob Dylan: More Blood, More Tracks, The Bootleg Series #14, Sony/Legacy (Columbia) LP, iconic deconstructed takes from BOTT
Chet Baker: Chet Baker In Paris, Verve CD mono (reissue of 1955-1956 Barclay sessions), jazz -Chesney Baker at his sensual best
Sufjan Stevens/Nico Muhly/Bryce Dessner/James Mcalister: Planetarium, 4AD LP/CD, spacey, grand-scale electronica
Bobo Stenson Trio: Serenity, ECM 2-CD import, (Germany), intimate, intelligent modern jazz
Etienne Jaumet: Night Music, Domino CD, updated hot French electronica hybrid of Tangerine Dream/Giorgio Moroder (specifically the epic first track, “For Falling Asleep”, at just over 20 minutes)
Peter Erskine (with John Taylor and Palle Danielsson): As It Is, ECM CD, jazz that is spare and sublimely communicative
Mischa Maisky/Martha Argerich: Beethoven Cello Sonatas, Op. 69 & 102, DGG CD, classical – all about Beethoven’s nobility
Gillian Welch: The Harrow and The Harvest, ACONY LP/CD, post-apocalyptic Appalachian porch music (acoustic magic)
Moondog: Sax Pax for A Sax (with London Saxophonic), Atlantic CD, avant garde all-saxophone jazz -deliriously cool tones
Bonus track: U2: Hallelujah Here She Comes b/w Desire (remix), Island 12” vinyl single, rock (for the rare and glorious B-side track, so angelic they nearly sound like altar boys)
One vinyl thought…music is the universal language, yet no two of us live to the same soundtrack.