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Steve Smith
Jackson Heights, NY
Word wrangler. Proud papa. Conspicuous consumer of music, live and otherwise.
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… a softer focus by claire rousay Claire Rousay - a softer focus (American Dreams; due April 9, 2021) Bob Bellerue - Radioactive Desire (Elevator Bath; due spring 2021)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at The Night After Night Files
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Anton Bruckner - Symphonies No. 2 in C minor; Symphony No. 8 in C minor; Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Andris Nelsons (Deutsche... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at The Night After Night Files
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The Girl's continuing journey through music, with The Dad taking notes. Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life (Motown; 1976) [“Tonight I’m playing you one of mama’s very favorite albums, and it’s one of mine, too.”] “Who is it?”... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
The Girl's continuing journey through music, with The Dad taking notes. “You always pick the best music for bath time, Dad.” [“Well, that’s very nice of you to say. I try hard to pick things that you’ll find interesting. But... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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An occasional tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears lately. Linda Catlin Smith - Memory Forms (Artifact Music; 2001) > Among the Tarnished Stars - The Burdocks; Through the Low Hills - Andrew Smith, Stephen Clarke;... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Live At Szczecin Philharmonic by Tangerine Dream Tangerine Dream - Live at Philharmony Szczecin-Poland (Eastgate; 2016) Matthew J. Rolin - The Dreaming Bridge (Feeding Tube; due late Jan.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Tigran Mansurian - Con anima - Kim Kashkashian, Movses Pogossian, Varty Manouelian, et al (ECM New Series; 2020) Agnus Dei; Sonata da Chiesa; Con Anima; String Trio; String... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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I recall writing this review, which predates this blog by just over two years, but I don't remember for what outlet I wrote it. I located it today on a whim – after posting the image you see above on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Música Callada / See the Welter by James Rushford Federico Mompou - Música Callada; James Rushford - See the Welter - James Rushford (Unseen Worlds; 2020) Ivo Perelman... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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Xian Zhang conducting the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Photograph: Dan Graziano A Conductor Becomes a Virtual-Concert Jet-Setter The New York Times Nov. 4, 2020 Following impressive outings with the Seattle Symphony and Houston Symphony, conductor Xian Zhang is headed to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… l'air, l'instant - deux pianos by Jürg Frey Jürg Frey - l’air, l’instant — deux pianos - Reinier van Houdt, Dante Boon (Elsewhere; due Nov. 10, 2020) Anthony... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Traveller by Warren Sampson Warren Sampson - Traveller (Big Road Music/Love All Day; 1987/2018) Steve Roach - Timeroom Livestream 10-24-2020: The Day After Tomorrow (Bandcamp subscriber exclusive; 2020)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Prana Crafter - MorphoMystic by Prana Crafter Prana Crafter - MorphoMystic (Cardinal Fuzz; 2020) Sarah Hennies - Work (Quakebasket; 2014) Casts by Sarah Hennies Sarah Hennies - Casts... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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This week's Night After Night Playlist includes selections featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jon Gibson, claire rousay, Toshinori Kondo, and more—bend an ear. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Tyler Childers - Long Violent History (Hickman Holler/RCA; 2020) To Mix With Time by Brendan Eder Ensemble Brendan Eder - To Mix with Time - Brendan Eder Ensemble... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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Brian Chase Photograph courtesy Terrorbird Originally published on National Sawdust Log, April 13, 2018 Drummer Brian Chase is best known as a member of the vital indie-rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but that only reveals the tip of the iceberg... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… …and yes, it's been a while. Apologies. The Reinvention of Romance by Sarah Hennies Sarah Hennies - The Reinvention of Romance (Astral Spirits; due Sept. 25, 2020) Sarah... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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The Goings On About Town section in The New Yorker remains suspended indefinitely in its conventional format, replaced with a mix of album reviews and listings for events taking place online—some live, others pre-recorded. (Click on the image to enlarge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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The Goings On About Town section in The New Yorker remains suspended indefinitely in its conventional format, replaced with a mix of album reviews and listings for events taking place online—some live, others pre-recorded. (Click on the image to enlarge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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The Goings On About Town section in The New Yorker remains suspended indefinitely in its conventional format, replaced with a mix of album reviews and listings for events taking place online—some live, others pre-recorded. (Click on the image to enlarge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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The Goings On About Town section in The New Yorker remains suspended indefinitely in its conventional format, replaced with a mix of album reviews and listings for events taking place online—some live, others pre-recorded. (Click on the image to enlarge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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Photograph: Walter Wlodarczyk Originally published on National Sawdust Log, Nov. 29, 2017 Even for an artist as versatile and unpredictable as Sarah Hennies—a percussionist, improviser, and composer originally from Louisville, Kentucky, and now based in Ithaca, New York—her newest work... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at The Night After Night Files
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The Goings On About Town section in The New Yorker remains suspended indefinitely in its conventional format, replaced with a mix of album reviews and listings for events taking place online—some live, others pre-recorded. (Click on the image to enlarge... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at The Night After Night Files