Playlist.

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.

Chaya CzernowinHidden (Wergo; 2018)
> Adiantum Capillus-Veneris – Inbal Hever; Hidden – JACK Quartet


The Bad PlusThese Are the Vistas (Columbia; 2003)


Orrin EvansThe Evolution of Oneself (Smoke Sessions; 2015)


Sarah DavachiAll My Circles Run bonus EP (Students of Decay/Boomkat; 2017)
> For Harpsichord; For Organ and String Trio


Harrison BirtwistlePulse Shadows – Claron McFadden, Arditti Quartet, Nash Ensemble/Reinbert de Leeuw (Teldec; 2000)


Milica Djordjević – rocks-stars-metals-light (Col Legno; 2017)
> Rdja – ensemble recherche; Sky limited – Münchener Kammerorchester/Clemens Schuldt; The Firefly in a Jar – Münchener Kammerorchester/Clemens Schuldt; The Death of the Star-Knower – Armida Quartet; Quicksilver – Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Peter Rundel


Béla BartókThe Six String Quartets – Juilliard String Quartet (Columbia Masterworks/Sony; 1965/2010)


Michael TippettThe Rose Lake, Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage (Chandos; 2005)


MerzbowCloud Cock OO Grand (ZSF Produkt; 1992)


Natasha BarrettPuzzle Wood (Aurora; 2017)


Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe Last Four String Quartets – Juilliard String Quartet (Columbia Masterworks/Sony; 1976/2010)


Onuté NarbataitéLa barca; kein gestern, kein morgen; krantas upė simfonija – Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra/Christopher Lyndon-Gee (Naxos; 2017)


Albert Ayler – Nuits de La Fondation Maeght (Shandar/Water; 1970/2002)


Jamie SaftSolo a Genova (Rare Noise; 2018)

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