I haven’t been to a concert in a week, so I’m taking the opportunity to enjoy some new (and old) music, and ask my readers what they’ve got in the… CD player? iPod? Phone? Spotify? I don’t even know anymore! But whatever you’re playing, I want to hear it – head down to the comments and let us know what’s been in your ears!
The Mysteries is performed by Carol Emanuel, Kenny Wollesen, and Bill Frisell. Like the other Gnostic Preludes recordings, it’s very delicate and beautiful. Listening to it early last week was helping me calm down from a very hectic few weeks. Here’s a sample track:
The Zion80 album is enormously fun – late last week I was listening to it on repeat again and again. I think it would be a great introduction to jazz music for someone who never got into the genre, it’s something anyone could enjoy.
This week I’ve been spending a lot of time with the new Ceramic Dog album, “Your Turn.” The official release date was a few days ago, and I’ve been listening to it a lot to get amped up for the CD release concert on Sunday. It’s an especially great album for being righteously pissed off, but it’s just a great album in general. I liked their first album, but I think this one is a real step up.
Tomorrow I’m planning on spending some listening time with the Ghost Train Orchestra, to warm up my ears for their concert tomorrow night at the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn. I’m really excited about this show, they put on fantastic performances and I don’t get a chance to see them very often. Tomorrow I’m expecting to hear some new music from their upcoming album, but for now I’m listening to their debut record, Hothouse Stomp:
So tell me – what have you been listening to lately? Any recent releases or new bands you just discovered? Let’s hear it!