Quiet As It’s Kept (May 27-June 2)

We spent much of this week on vacation–our prime time for listening together, which is a whole different thing that I very much love. As such, much of this playlist is music that is also played at home on a very frequent basis. Dominant: meditative Ethiopian pianistics and roots reggae from the golden age.


This week’s Living to Listen Awards:

Plucked from History’s Dustbin (best recent purchase of an old record): Jewels and Binoculars’ unthinkably great Dylan-goes-modern jazz trilogy, Floater, Ships with Tattooed Sails, and The Music of Bob Dylan. Now, I need to find time to listen to the two I don’t know that well up close.

Grower, Not a Shower (old record I already owned that’s risen in my esteem): Phineas Newborn’s Fabulous Phineas, with Brother Calvin on point. Modern jazz, Memphis-style.

Encore, Encore! (album I played at least twice this week): The aptly-titled The Power of The Trinity–Great Moments in Reggae Harmony.  I played it three times–I bet you can’t play it just once.

Through the Cracks (sweet record I forgot to write about): Neil Young’s Time Fades Away.

Sunday’s Children / Today’s Sounds: Believe it or not, I haven’t listened to anything but the last of half of Serengeti’s Dennehy. I promise I’ll get it in gear.

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