A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears.

Spotify jukebox does not correspond precisely with the selections listed, but maintains the playlist’s continuity and personality.

KitaroThe Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol. 4 (Domo Music Group; 2010)

Markus ReuterSun-Trance – Markus Reuter, Mannheimer Schlagwerk (Iapetus; 2017)

Various artistsTokyo Flashback (P.S.F./The Black Series; 1991/2017)

Evan JohnsonPositioning in Radiography – Mabel Kwan (Score Follower/YouTube; 2014)

Evan JohnsonL’art de toucher le clavecin, 3 – ensemble mosaik (Score Follower/YouTube; 2012)

Evan JohnsonGround – Carl Rosman (YouTube; 2014)

Evan JohnsonA General Interrupter to Ongoing Activity – Carl Rosman (Label Musikfabrik; 2015)

Evan JohnsonSupplement – Heather Roche (YouTube; 2014)

Evan Johnsonhyphen – Peter Neville (YouTube; 2012)

Evan JohnsonLargo calligrafico/”patientam” (from ism) – Ryan Muncy (Tundra/New Focus; 2016)

Evan JohnsonÉmoi (from Vale) – Richard Craig (Métier; 2017)

Joda ClémentThe Narrows (Unfathomless; 2011)

Sun Ra and His Afro-Infinity ArkestraMy Brother, the Wind, Vol. 1 (Saturn/Cosmic Myth; 1970/2017)

Inspired School of Astral MusicSeekers (Cosmic Winnetou; 2017)

Dry ValleysMusic for Cosmic Nights (Cosmic Winnetou; 2017)

Sasha MishkinPastoral Breakfast (Cosmic Winnetou; 2017)

Morgan Evans-WeilerUnfinished Variations (for Jed Speare) (Weighter; 2017)

King CrimsonLive in Chicago (DGMLive; 2017)

George LewisThe Will to Adorn – International Contemporary Ensemble (New Focus; 2017)
> The Will to Adorn; Shadowgraph, 5; Born Obbligato; In Memoriam Albert Lee Murray

George LewisAssemblage – Ensemble Dal Niente (New World; 2017)
> Mnemosis; Hexis; The Mangle of Practice; Assemblage

William SchumanSymphony for Strings – New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein (Columbia/Sony Classical; 1970/2010)

RapoonAndre on the Line (self-released; 2017)

William HutsonSix or Seven Steps to the Door: Solo Improvisations (a wave press; due Nov. 10, 2017)

Carmina EscobarTZATZI (a wave press; due Nov. 10, 2017)

Salvatore Sciarrino – String Quartet No. 7; String Quartet No. 8; Sei quartetti brevi – Quartetto Promoteo (Kairos; 2011)

Alexei LubimovTangere (ECM New Series; 2017)
> Carl Philipp Emanuel BachFreye Fantasie in F-sharp minor; Sonata in D minor; Rondo in C minor; Fantasies (4); Clavierstück für die rechte oder linke Hand allein; Solfeggios (4); Rondo in D minor; Sonata VI in G; Fantasie II in C

Mahavishnu OrchestraThe Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia/Legacy; 1971/2011)

Arch EnemyWill to Power (Century Media; 2017)

FretOver Depth (Karlrecords; 2017)

Marc KateAs If We Were Never Here (Dragon’s Eye; 2017)

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