Album listening log

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The ideal goal is 365 albums at the end of the year. A more realistic figure given past years is between 100 and 200 ambums, when work allows. Depending on the circumstances I might take break periods where I listen to loose songs instead and try and catch up in other weeks. Here’s why I’m doing it, and some other questions regarding this log.

The current figure this year is 153 albums (out of 265 days). That is approx. 57% as many albums as days.

Some general rules for inclusion are:



2022

00S13 Modal Soul - Nujabes
N: I refuse to think of this as lo-fi hip-hop. Nothing lo-fi to it. It has a kinda melancholic vibe (almost all pieces feature heavy piano), sure, but so does Dilla sometimes and not, that doesn’t make him chillhop or whatever.
Having said that… big Wii vibes.
(Just kidding, it’s very good) (like the Wii music though).

00S11 Black Radio III - Robert Glasper
N: Sweet. Mostly R&B, all of it very good, though I prefer the first Black Radio - some songs didn’t appeal much to me.

00S06 The Master - Rakim
N: It’s a must. No wonder people consider him one of the best MCs of all time.

00S04 Cosmic Vortex - Weldon Irvine

00S03 Daughters - Daughters
N: Daughters indeed.

00S03 Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star - Black Star (Mos Def, Talib Kweli)

00S01 Black on Both Sides - Mos Def
N: A masterpiece. I had listened to most of the hits from the album (Ms. Fat Booty, Mathematics), but not the whole thing. Nothing I can say here that hasn’t been said elsewhere, other than that I have enjoyed it a lot and that I’ll be listening to most of its songs on repeat for a time.

00R12 Antiphon - Alfa Mist
N: The only album by Alfa Mist I hadn’t listened, I think. Fantastic, organic blend of hip-hop grooves and jazz, as the rest. 7th October screams Dilla time, with some funky polyrhythmic feeling to it as well - as if it were a copla de pie quebrado. I’m still trying to figure out how to understand the rhythm there.

00R11 The Best Of (Compilation) - Ekatarina Velika
N: Please send help, I’m down the Yugoslavian music scene rabbit hole.

00R10 Povratak - Dah
N: I mentioned a couple albums down that I love Erev Shel Shoshanim. I went to the Wikipedia page to see how old it was, and I saw some obscure prog band from Yugoslavia had covered it as Sosana. The second half of the album is better than the first, if you ask me. I enjoyed the last three tracks more than the rest.

00R10 Funky Snakefoot - Alphonse Mouzon
N: Funky indeed. Extreme headbobber drumming (as expected, since Mouzon is a top league jazz-fussion drummer), and a strong synth game… paired with a not-so-great voice, sadly, at least to my taste.

00R10 Arbaah Kolot - The Voices Four
N: I found this via its rendition of one of my favourite traditional jewish tunes, Erev Shel Shoshanim, a tender, very popular ballad. Look: my favourite rendition keeps being that of Quilapayun & Victor Jara… but I was very surprised at the way they turn it almost funky. As for the rest of the album: it’s a folk album with many traditional jewish songs, usually with a twist or two. Way more animated than I expected: it has some horn arrangements and very danceable basslines (in a 1969 way). The vocal harmony is also remarkable (no wonder the group is called the Voices Four!). I’m not a big fan of folk usually, but I admit this album felt like a warm cup of chocolate: cozy and familiar. If you are into jewish folk, or just folk in general, you’ll enjoy it.

00R06 Tricks of the Shade - The Goats
N: Apparently a forgotten masterpiece of 90’s hip-hop. It’s one of those weird-in-a-fun-way album. Full of very sardonic skits (contrary to my past comments about skits, I found these very funny - I mean, “Uncle Scam?” Don’t tell me that’s not deadly hilarious). Very unique, matching production - I recognize I didn’t pay that much attention to the verses, so that’ll mean a future revisit.

00R03 A Way Back - Joe Armon-Jones & Mala
N: I wasn’t expecting a dub album. It’s good, but I’m not sure it plays on all the strenghts that Joe Armon-Jones showed in Turn to Clear View, at least in the first two tracks. All Ways or The Truth give more leeway to the keyboards; the more they shine the stronger the head-bob, and the better they integrate with the fat bass and drums. A more prominent place in the mix would have helped, maybe?
I also liked A Way Back, despite my complains, and overall if you are into dub it’s right up your alley.

00R03 Hot Buttered Soul - Isaac Hayes

00R03 African Rhythms - Oneness of Juju
N: Of Welcome 2 Detroit fame. Fun album, sometimes a bit weird, but in a good 70’s jazz-funk way. It has a Headhunters vibe, and excellent musicianship.

00R00 Dream Interrupted - Glaxo Babies
N: I have a very soft spot for post-punk. One of the most unique groups I’ve ever heard in the genre is Maximum Joy, a group that for some reason only produced ridiculously infeccious funk and dub grooves while keeping the general anti-establishment vibe. Glaxo Babies is where some of the members of Maximum Joy started, and one can see the roots here and there (I mean, there’s even a song called Maximum Sexual Joy… ). This is a compilation that apparently leaves out some of the most experimental songs (a shame!…). Anyway, it was a nice introduction to them. I’ll check the rest of the discography one day.

00R00 Masters of the Universe - Binary Star
N: This album was in my pending liste since I listened to One Be Lo/Onemanarmy’s great Sonogram. I liked this one a lot. Some of the less listened tracks, like Fellowship and Glen Close, caught me a bit offguard. A little gem that shouldn’t be forgotten, and a lesson.

00Q11 Bright Size Life - Pat Metheny
N: With a very young Jaco Pastorius at bass.

00Q11 Pljuni Istini u Oci - Buldožer
N: A recommendation from a friend - a classic album of the Yugoslavian 70’s prog scene. A very zappaesque, psychedelic, bluesy and humorous album. According to some reviewers on the internet the lyrics are hilarious - sadly (or happily?) they are in serbo-croatian (except the last moment of the disc: a very felt “No, I don’t wanna be a paraplegic, baby”… lol). Very unique in that sense.

00Q10 THE MOUSE & THE MASK - DANGERDOOM: MF DOOM & Danger Mouse
N: I wasn’t aware of this one! I’m an MF DOOM fan, but always passed on this one because I didn’t know who this Danger Mouse guy was. As soon as I listened to Cheat Codes and became aware of him I checked his discography and found this album with MF DOOM that I had somehow ignored all this time.
The only problem I have with this albums are the Adult Swim skits. I’m not a fan, but well, I recognize it’s playing on a long-standing tradition in hip-hop and paying homage to the influence of cartoon music in it. And I like Adult Swim, so I’ll live with it.
A shame, because otherwise I’d have this album in loop for hours.
Nah, what the hell, I’m going to do that anyway.

00Q10 Cheat Codes - Danger Mouse & Black Thought
N: Really enjoyed it. Top notch sampling and lyrical flow game, of course. Funny how you can listen to someone in so many projects I’ve known for a while (Gnars Barkley, the Demon Days album) and only realize who’s behind so much time later. Anyway, a superb album.

00Q10 Star Walk - Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
N: Ridiculous album cover. I love it.

00Q06 Straight Life - Freddie Hubbard

00Q04 Red Clay - Freddie Hubbard
N: First album after a long stretch of time where I mostly abstained from listening to albums. I hadn’t listened to this classic so it was a great way to come back to the habit.

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00P04 Live (1993) - Bob Cock and The Yellow Sock
N: They suck.

00O13 Snuh - Qui
N: A second recommendation. What the fuck did I listen to and why is sort of catchy? It’s like avant-gardish harsh sounds with actually singable, memorable melodies and very varying moods. Apparently it’s only two people! Weird stuff - check it out.

00O13 Blue Fat Pussy - hepa.Titus
N: A recommendation by a friend - cool album! It had been a time since I heard some hard stuff and I enjoyed it a lot. I should get into post-punk stuff more often.

00O11 Dinner Party - Terrance Martin & Robert Glasper & 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington
N: Very tasty. Headbobber after headbobber. Not surprising given the stellar lineup.

00O10 Labcabincalifornia - The Pharcyde
N: The best tracks have Dilla’s touch, of course. Otherwise a good album, but I’ve read the previous one was better. It lost me a couple times so I’ll try to give it a go at some point.

00O10 E.S.P. - Miles Davis

00O08 Voice - Hiromi, Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips
N: I got a recomendation from a friend - I had listened Alive, but not this one. It’s a great album - I’ll relisten to it soon, for sure.

00O08 Mononeon Farts Live In Memphis - Mononeon
N: I prefer him in the studio, or with Ghost-Note. Otherwise I’m a big fan though.

00O06 Drukqs- Aphex Twin
N: It took me an embarrasing amount of time to listen to this album, considering I really like Aphex Twin.
Apparently the album is such a mixed bag of genres because it’s the product of Aphex Twin forgetting an MP3 with unreleased songs in an airplane.

(Funnily, Aphex Twin himself said that You could listen to all of it in one go, but I think you’d be dead if you did. Yes, I did take it in one day, if not one go, and, yes, it killed me a bit inside.)

00O04 What The World Is Coming To - Dexter Wansel
N: Life on Mars is better, but still a cool album.

00O03 Life on Mars - Dexter Wansel
N: You should go there, it is so nice, Mars~

00O00 The Funky Side of Life - Sound Directions (aka Madlib)
N: Sick drumming provided by “Sloppy” Joe Johnson.

00O00 Overstand - Apifera
N: Very unique sound, synthy psychedelic jazz-like album. This could have been an insufferable mix, but the way the album is equilibrated makes for a much more interesting exploration.

00O00 Siempre Afro-Latino - Los Kenya
N: Superb salsa album, reedited recently.

00O00 Walking Backwards - Clutchy Hopkins
N: Sounds a bit like a Latin Playboys album without vocals. Very T H I G H T drumms and lots of bass chords and kind of melancholic instrumentation. Less funkyfied maybe than the other albums but you can notice a strong hip-hop sensibility behind most tracks. Whoever is Clutchy Hopkins, they know what they are doing.

00N13 S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M. - One Be Lo
N: Criminally underrated album and rapper.

00N13 Cee-lo Green… Is The Soul Machine - Ceelo Green
N: Weird at some points, at others just soulful. Cool album. I knew Ceelo Green from the radio and Gnarls Barkley, but I wasn’t aware of this album. Found it through Book of rhymes, specifically on the bit of Childz Play being in 6/8 (well, it said 3/4, but that’s not true). That song ought to be one of the weirdest beats I’ve heard, and both of them Ceelo and Ludacris were killing.

00N12 The miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
N: I was excited to see what Lauryn Hill’s solo career looked like. I liked the Fugees album a lot, and I thought I’d enjoy this album at least as much. I can see why people think of it as a masterpiece, and Lauryn Hill is amazing in it, but I think I preferred the Fugees. If I’m honest, I also think this album hasn’t aged as well as, say, D’Angelo’s.
In a more meta note, I found out about Lauryn Hill being so big in her day these days. Having kind of disappeared from the public spotlight since the early 2000’s, I guess I was too young to know her. Still, it’s odd, because I’m discovering for myself what most people in the USA have heard millions of times, according to Spotify’s stats, so she must have lots of fans still.

00N12 Drill Music in Zion - Lupe Fiasco
N: I barely know Lupe Fiasco, so I wasn’t expecting anything in particular here. I’m not always too much of a fan of the production, but I dig the lyricism.

00N11 The Score - Fugees
N: I didn’t know about them before reading an analysis in Book of rhymes. Lauryn Hyll has an amazing delivery. Very peculiar production style also. Apparently a big hit album in the 90’s; I can see why. Not surprised it’s the first time I hear about it considering how little of hip-hop culture arrives to Spain (used to?), even as I’m trying to get more versed (ha!) in hip-hop’s history.

00N06 Graduation - Kanye West
N: I had listened to his latter stuff, but not to the early days. So today I decided to track it down to the speed-up soul sampling times, starting by the more ‘anthemic’ album and maybe tackling some of the previous ones tomorrow (Edit: it didn’t happen, but it will at some point).

00N06 Live at the Red Garter, Vol. 1 - Faina All Stars
N: Fun, but probably more so for a fanboy of everyone involved in Faina All Stars than anyone else. Not for the first-time latin music listener.

00N05 2 - Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound
N: Agua! Very good album. Lots of sampleable bits, if you are into that. If not, you’ll enjoy a very healthy mix of funk and salsa. A little gem from the legendary Faina Records. Of course, aparently Roberto Roena was part of the Faina All Stars, so I’m anotating that for tomorrow’s listening session.

00N04 Tremenda - Rosario La Tremendita
N: Rosario La Tremendita keeps the flamenco registry while synthy or heavily processed instrumental things happen. It’s alright and it has some interesting moments… but I didn’t love it, maybe because I have a hard time listening to flamenco to start with. I have much ear to train to the style. Anyway: It’s always nice to see flamenco exploring new directions, and it’s a well-integrated effort, so if you enjoy forward-moving flamencoor a strong cantaora style you’ll like it.

00N04 Delirium Tremens - Rosario La Tremendita
N: Nice jazz-flamenco album. Rosario La Tremendita has a great voice, and the instrumentation knows to take a second place. I’ve seen her in some videos in a voice+bass and drums setup and I was expecting that, to be honest. I think the lack of a full jazz backing band makes for more interesting arrangements.

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00M10 Fo Kronn La Vi - Meddy Gerville
N: First: the person playing bass here isn’t human. What an absolute funk machine. And the rest aren’t behind.
Second: what a criminally underplayed album. It’s a top-notch caribbean jazz effort with barely some thousand listens in Spotify. It deserves way more. It has some very unique rhythmic moments, songs in Réunion Creole and amazing musicianship.
And slap bass. Lots of very tasteful slap bass.

00M10 Up-Tight Everything’s Alright - Stevie Wonder
N: I want to sample Music Talk so badly.

00M10 Ruby Vroom - Soul Coughing
N: At times playful, at other avant-gardish. My favourite bits are the samples, always a bit at odds with the rest of the band. In general the choice of samples is very creative, pulling some harmonic/melodic tension into a thight rhythm setup that tends to be groove-oriented. As for the frontman: I’m usually not one to love the spoken-word delivery, but it really works here. I wasn’t very convinced when I started the album, but it has grown on me as it developed.

00M10 Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann - Black Bombaim, Peter Brötzmann
N: Very very cool album. Five tracks of wild free jazz saxophone improvisations over a psychedelic stoner rock solid bedrock. It’s a blast.
Play it with your volume notch at 12.

00M08 LIVE: WILCO
N: I’m not a huge fan or anything (I hadn’t heard much of them before going) but it was fun.

00M06 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
N: In preparation for their concert. I read this was their most famous album.

00M06 Montero - Lil Nas X
N: Not my favourite sound (too pop-friendly for my taste), but alright, it’s a nice album.

00M06 Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian MicroJam! - David Fiuczynski
N: You have to take this one with attention and patience. It’s supposed to be an homage to Messiaen and J Dilla (!!), so it keeps offering ideas.
As microtonal experiments go, Wendy Carlos Beauty in the Beast and King Gizzard’s Flying Microtonal Banana keep being my favourite most coherent efforts though.

00M03 Apocalypse - Thundercat
N: The only album by Thundercat I hadn’t checked before.

00L12 Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers - Kendrick Lamar
N: I agree with other people in that it sounds a bit uneven, and some songs have their own, particular problems. We cry together is interesting, I guess, but I won’t go through an scenified couple fight again, thanks - and the issues here and there with Auntie Diaries can be overlooked because the message is positive. Your mileage on that might vary, and that’s only my humble opinion.
Still, overall the album is really good (as expected from Lamar), compeling, and emotional.

00L11 Malibu - Anderson .Paak
N: I prefer Ventura, but I like it a lot. Listened to it mostly due to the discovery of the Hiatus Kaiyote Molasses sample in Without you. It took me about a minute to get used to hearing it as a loop with that drumming.
Also:Come down. I’m in love with that bassline. I’ve been since I first heard it around 2018. I remember picking the bass inmediately to learn it.

00L07 Pray For Me I Don’t Fit In - Melt Yourself Down

00L07 Mood Valiant - Hiatus Kaiyote
N: Loved it as well.

00L03 Anadolu Pop - Moğollar
N: This album is a gem please give it a listen. Despite the name it’s an instrumental psychedelic folk rock album. Expect lots of folk-sounding melodies, a Hammond piano and a nice bassist.

00L01 PRhyme 2 - PRhyme

00L00 Beats That Collected Dust Vol. 2 - DJ Premier

00K12 Beats That Collected Dust Vol. 1 - DJ Premier
N: Learning a lot from these.

00K11 The Pleasure Principle - Gary Neuman

00K11 Molasses - Eddie Palmieri

00K07 Violator - Depeche Mode
N: I saw one of the members (Andrew Fletcher) had died, and suddenly realized I never listened to a whole Depeche Mode album.

00K06 Skylla - Ruth Gollers
N: Wow, I wasn’t prepared for this. Super interesting melodies, the detuning thing makes it sound out but I’m impressed with how well it works. Big fan. I realized also that Ruth Goller played bass in Melt Yourself Down and Acoustic Ladyland after listening to the album. I love both and loved lots of the basslines, so now I have a pending task to go back to those and check where did RG play, maybe learn a couple lines.

00K06 Everybody Digs Bill Evans - Bill Evans Trio

00K06 Dark Matter - Moses Boyd
N: I thought I had listened to this, but actually no. Nice album.

00K05 Resistance - Brandon Coleman

00K03 Master of Disgust… - Gonemage
N: Metal-chiptune thematic album about Wario.
Nothing else to say.

00K00 Tawk Tomahawk - Hiatus Kaiyote
N: It breaks my head and I love it.

00J12 Choose Your Weapon - Hiatus Kaiyote
N: Wow. This album blew my mind. The drumming, hell. Instant favourite.
With it I also finished my reading/listening combo of Dilla Time. What an amazing book.

00J11 Nafs at Peace - Jaubi
N: I liked it a lot. Found this album through music is my sanctuary’s review, and wasn’t disappointed.

00J11 Around the Fur - Deftones

00J11 NOW - Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble

00J10 Yancey Boys - Illa J
N: I wanted to kind of like this album, given the bad fame it has - I get it’s a grieving work, and a first album with too many expectations to match the talent of his brother. But: sadly, I didn’t find it too interesting either. Sorry

00J10 Suite for Ma Dukes - Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & Orchestra
N: Only interesting at moments. I appreciate the feeling of conversation with Dilla’s work… but I’ll stick to the originals, thank you. Also, kind of covering/arranging Dilla’s music for orchestra takes away from the whole beauty of sampling: music as pure sound, where any and all timbre hcan be reinterpreted as music. I mean: I enjoy instrumental beats as much as anyone (as a non-native speaker of english, sometimes even more than the verses!), but what I like most of it is probably is the diversity of sounds it brings, and the ways it can susprise me with a world of creativity without seeming limits. Backxwash can take a whole metal tradition, in principle removed from hip hop’s sound, sample it, and transform it into a unique sound; Death Grips can recontextualize harsh sounds to a musical context ; Dj Premier can produce some sick beat for the Korean Dynamic duo, and that’s all within a similar tradition. Hell, Dilla himself was fond of (rico suave) bossa nova, to pick one particular sound. Maybe I didn’t enjoy much this because for years I’ve been saturated with these classical orchestra sonorities, and I’ve grown too tired of them. Or maybe it’s that orchestral arrangements of Dilla’s work are a reduction - if you like, a downsampling of texture diversity.
I mean, the same could be said of The Roots or Glasper tributes, maybe, but they feel more contained (and thus connected) - and Dilla’s influence can be sensed elsewhere in their work as well. My favourite homage to Dilla keeps being Madlib’s.

00J06 Power Station - Cory Wong

00J05 Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 - Jacob Mann Big Band
N: Amazing as usual from Jacob Mann (plus, Louis Cole and Sam Wilkes at drums and bass at half the tracks).

00J03 Dos Gildn Bletl - Mamaliga

00J03 Wameed - Kamilya Jubran / Werner Hasler
N: I have no clue how this album reached my pending albums list (but glad it did)

00J00 StandArt - Tigran Hamasyian
N: I totally missed this release. Really digging it. I was thinking about transcribing a couple solos from it. If it happens, I’ll make sure to post the transcriptions here.

00J00 Ifrikya - Karim Ziad
N: Very cool blend of gnawa and rai sounds with jazz. Kind of reminded me of Tigran Hamasyan (see next entry).

00J00 Computer World - Kraftwerk

00J00 Welcome 2 Detroid - Jay Day/J Dilla
N: I thought I had listened already to the whole thing, but it turns out I had only heard specific songs.

00J00 Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: Dil Cosby & Dil Withers Suite - Madlib
N: I was getting into the last chapters of Dilla Time - the homages and posterior influences. This was a beast of an homage album that has taken me various days to digest - so many ideas and different moods. I loved every second of it.

00I11 Calls for Action - Harish Raghavan

00I11 The least we can do is wave to each other - Van Der Graaf Generator
N: I cringed. This hasn’t aged well. There were some interesting moments though, but I confirm I’m not a fan of VDGG (despite my affition to prog).

00I11 Talking Timbuktu - Ali Farka Touré (with Ry Cooder)

00I10 Galerie - Anomalie
N: Always been a big fan of Anomalie’s stuff. Great album.

00I08 Champion sound - Jaylib
N: Technically a relisten, but reading Dilla Time has given me so much more context and tools to understand this album.

00I06 Diwan - Rachid Taha

00I06- Miles Smiles - Miles Davis

00I04 Amplified - Q-Tip
N: Still Dilla Time. Also, an unexpected Giant Steps sample made me laugh out loud.

00I03 Fan-Tas-Tic, Vol. 2 - Slum Village
N: Dilla Time.

00I00 A thousand skies - Clap! Clap!

00I00 nijimusi - OOIOO
N: (Yes, I wanted to listen to listen to OOIOO on 00I00…)

00H13 A Promise - Xiu Xiu

00H12 Fan-Tas-Tic, Vol 1 - Slum Village
N: You guessed it: Dilla Time.

00H12 Beats, Rhymes & Life - A Tribe Called Quest
N: Yep, still on it.

00H12 The Coming - Busta Rhymes
N: Following the traces of Jay Dee over the history of hip hop.

00H11 OIL OF EVERY PEARL’s UN-INSIDES - SOPHIE
N: First time I check what’s the deal with hyper-pop. Now I absolutely get it. Also: amazing album name.

00H11 The Miracle of Sound in Motion - Steel Pole Bath Tub
N: Fun trivia: one of the members went on to be the musician behind many of Valve’s main hit videogames (such as Portal).

00H10 Mecca and the Soul Brother - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
N: Pete Rock is amazing and I’m ashamed I didn’t know him before.

00H06 LIVE: El altar del Holocausto
N: I know I know, awful name. I was expecting something way worse, but it turns out they play instrumental post-rock mocking Christian imaginery, so it was fun. Para más inri, this day was Jueves Santo (untranslatable pun fully intended).

00H06 La Jungle - La Jungle
N: Fun

00H00 Power of soul - Idris Muhammad

00G13 Secluded in Light - Arun Ghosh

00G12 Voyage - Tapioca

00G11 Love and Hate in a Different Time - Gabriels

00G11 IGOR - Tyler, The Creator
N: How the fuck did I miss this one so far? Will re-listen soon

00G11 Lope and Antilope - Get the Blessing

00G10 Black Rhythm Revolution - Idris Muhammad

00G10 Jacaranda - Luiz Bonfá

00G10 Turn This Mutha Out - Idris Muhammad

00G10 Ruff Draft - J Dilla
N: Preparing myself to read Dilla Time

00G10 Motomami - Rosalía

00G06 Elis - Elis Regina

00G06 Maxinquaye - Tricky

00G06 The life of Clutchy Hopkins - Clutchy Hopkins
N: The smoothness of this should be illegal

00G06 Allah ya so - Mahmoud Guinia

00G05 When the black hand touches you - Lukah

00F12 Take me to your leader - King Geedorah

00F05 Icebox - Clutchy Hopkins

00F01 LIVE: Chano Domínguez

00E07 El que corta el bacalao - Soneros All Star

00E07 El alimento - Cimafunk

00E07 Te lo dije - Harold López-Nussa

00E06 An Insight to All Minds - Kaidi Tatham
N: Great mix of genres. Lots of interesting basslines.

00E02 Sextet/six marimbas - Steve Reich

00E02 Nothing else - Lorn

00E00 LIVE: Carles Benavent, Jorge Pardo, Tino Di Geraldo

00E00 A time for healing - The Kahil El’Zabar Quartet
N: Great transcribing material.

00D13 Aretha - Aretha Franklin (1980)
N: With one of the three holy trinities of Aretha: Fosters, canadian for Funk.

00D13 Лавка Чудес (Lavka Čudes) - Високосное лето (Visokosnoje leto)
N: 1977 was a wild year to release a psychedelic rock album (in the URSS!).

00D12 Paco and John Live at Montreux 1987 - Paco de Lucía, John McLaughlin
N: New favourite

00D12 - Klezmer Music: Early Yiddish Instrumental music (1908-1927) - Various artists
N: Includes a version of Der gassen nigen under the name National Hora, played by Abe & Sylvia Schwartz.

00D11 Static - Artur Hnatek Trio

00D10 Magma - Black Flower

00D08 LIVE: Karmacadabra + Bosco
N: First concert that felt like what pre-pandemic live music used to be. Lots of fun.

00D07 Gilles Peterson presents: MV4 (live from Maida Vale) - Various (Joe Armon-Jones, Ishmael ensemble, etc)

00D06 Yasuke - Flying Lotus

00D06 O Tempo de Tudo - Joao Braga

00D05 Black to the future - Sons of Kemet

00D05 Sorcerer - Miles Davis

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00A11 Dizzy Strange Summer - Genevieve Artadi

00A10 SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB - Esperanza Spalding
N: Great material for transcribing. Loved it.

00A10 Sinner’s Syndrome - Moderator