Andrea Borghi – Sostrato (Marginal Frequency; 2017)
Jeanne Lee with Ran Blake – The Newest Sound You Never Heard (A-Side; 1966-67/2019)
David Torn/Tim Berne/Ches Smith – Sun of Goldfinger (ECM; due March 1, 2019. Audio samples coming soon.)
Dead & Company – Playing In The Sand, Riviera Maya, MX 2/18/18 (Los Muertos/Rhino; 2019)
Pete Swanson – Eliminated Artist – Yarn/Wire (Distributed Objects; 2015)
> Corrections; Eliminated Artist
John Butcher with Toshimaru Nakamura – Cavern with Nightlife (Weight of Wax; 2004)
Jon Mueller – House Blessing (Rhythmplex; 2019)
Richard Strauss – Also sprach Zarathustra; Gustav Holst – The Planets – Joseph Silverstein, New England Conservatory Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra/William Steinberg (Deutsche Grammophon; 1971/2001)
Giovanni Lami & Glauco Salvo – Ife (Dinzu Artefacts; 2019)
Fabio Perletta – Hesitant (Dinzu Artefacts; 2019)
Giovanni Lami – Opale (Dinzu Artefacts; 2016)
John Adams – “I am old and I cannot sleep” (from Nixon in China) – Sanford Sylvan, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra/John DeMain (YouTube; 1987)
Sanford Sylvan – Beloved That Pilgrimage – David Breitman (Nonesuch; 1991)
> Theodore Chanler – Eight Epitaphs; Samuel Barber – Hermit Songs; Aaron Copland – Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
M. Lamar with the Living Earth Show – Lordship and Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman (Negrogothic; due Feb. 15, 2019)
Gil Sansón/Lance Austin Olsen – Works on Paper (Elsewhere; 2019)
Wang Lu – Urban Inventory (New Focus; 2018)
> Urban Inventory – Third Sound Ensemble/Patrick Castillo; Wailing – Holland Symfonia/Hans Leedners; Backstory – Alarm Will Sound/Alan Pierson; Cross-Around – Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne/Lorraine Vaillancourt; Cloud Intimacy – International Contemporary Ensemble/Ross Karre; past beyond – Ensemble Intercontemporain/Susanna Mälkki
Jonathan McHugh and Mark Wastell – The Great Hall (Confront; 2019)
The Residents – Eskimo (Ralph/Cherry Red; 1979/2019)
Luc Ferrari – Music Promenade (Wergo; 1969/2012)
David Behrman – On the Other Ocean (Lovely Music; 1978/2019. Audio samples here.)
Michael Pisaro – Nature Denatured and Found Again (Gravity Wave; due Feb. 15, 2019)
Exclusively on National Sawdust Log, watch a gorgeous animated-collage video for "My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell," the title track from a forthcoming LP by composer and cellist Nick Storring.
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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Carla Bley, Dave Douglas, Riot Ensemble, and Ludvig Forssell.
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This week in On the Record, the ingenious composer and vocalist Jennifer Walshe evokes the early history of Western music, aided by artificial intelligence. Plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.
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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, Jasmine Guffond, Vanessa Rossetto, and Reinbert de Leeuw.
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