Whats on your turntable tonight?

For me its the first or very early LP's of:
Allman Brothers - "Allman Joys" "Idyllwild South"
Santana - "Santana" 200 g reissue
Emerson Lake and Palmer - "Emerson Lake and Palmer"
Beethoven - "Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major" Rudolph Serkin/Ozawa/BSO

After the above mentioned Chamber Concerto, I listened to one of the great, lesser known ECM recordings.

From 1976, Art Lande - Rubisa Patrol. With the great, Mark Isham on trumpet.

Lande has some great feel on piano, but loads of chops too.


And finally, I listened to, Arti e Mestieri - Tilt.

This is a near brilliant piece of 70’s Italian prog! This one kind of straddles the line between prog and fusion. With terrifying chops by all members.

For anyone unfamiliar, in the 70’s (and still to this day), Italy produced some of the best prog ever. Many of the best bands (PFM, Banco, Le Orme, Museo Rosenbach, Area, Il Balleto di Bronzo), made prog as good as most of the big British bands (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, etc), but with their own Italian spin on it. This one is maybe just a tiny bit out of the 1st tier of Italian prog, but not by much.




Juilliard String Quartet

  • Ives - String Quartet No. 1 & No. 2

CBS Records Masterworks reissue 1985, originally 1967

The Budapest String Quartet

  • Ravel - Quartet in F Major
  • Debussy - Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

Columbia reissue, early 60’s, originally 1958

The Cleveland Quartet with Yo-Yo Ma

Schubert - Quintet, Op. 163, D, 956g

CBS Masterworks 1984