Whats playing on your system today?

Today I decided to listen to two of my favorite rock guitar heros and one great vocalist. Guitarist' Robin Trower, Ronnie Montrose and vocalist Davey Pattison.

I listened to Trower songs:
Bridge of sighs, Stitch in time, The fool and me, my personal favorite- Too rolling stoned and others.....

Then I pulled out "Gamma". 
I listened to: Razor King, Wish I was and Skin and bone and others.....

Davey Pattison hooked has also up with Michael Shenker also. I really enjoyed my day so far. Anybody else heard anything good?




Universal Totem Orchestra - Mathematical Mother (2016)

Seriously good Zeuhl "style" progressive music from Italy. Not quite as much jazz influence that most Zeuhl has.

World class musicianship, some beautiful female vocals by  Ana Torres Fraile, and great emotional melodies all over this.




Before falling in love with LPs all over again, my best playback was an OPPO 95. I've only recently rediscovered the many CD/DVD/ Blu-ray in my library unavailable on LP.

Now Playing: King Crimson ( the 7 Headed Beast ) Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind. The wife and I saw this incarnation in 2014, and the fidelity, the performance, the music, the ... I am moved to tears. Though Blu-ray, lpcm 2 ch is selectible so though the DAC it goes, and I am back in that 2nd row seat with my wife, deeply moved by beauty.

Even Bobby Fripp can be seen to smile, if only slightly and briefly.

Easily my vote for the best jazz release of 2023, which has been a pretty strong year for those of us in search of new jazz.

Ingrid Laubrock - The Last Quiet Place (2023)

First of all, this woman has some pretty serious chops on sax. Second, her compositions are extremely good and creative.

This is pretty complex stuff, with great playing and improvising by all musicians. Not really what I’d consider avant-garde, but not playing it safe either.


New Prog Rock release from Montreal Canada- 

Now Playing:

Vecteur K- Stratigraphie