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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… Metallica - MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, May 14, 2017 (Nugs.net; 2017) DOMi & JD Beck - NOT TiGHT (Apeshit/Blue Note; 2022) Amon Amarth “Get in the Ring”... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Caroliner - Gut b/w Lower Intestinal Clocks (self-released; 1998) Artur Schnabel - Klavierquintett; Klaviersonate; Lieder - Irmela Roelcke, Sibylle Kamphues, Pellegrini-Quartett (CPO; 2013) Artur Schnabel - Complete Works... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Various artists - Flotation Device 2022-06-19 - Commemorations (Mixcloud; 2021) The Dead - Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA, June 28, 2015 (Live Music Archive; 2015) Forrest Moody -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… ::: July 4 All-American Music Spotlight ::: Aaron Copland - Symphony No. 3 - San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas (SFS Media; 2020) Louis Armstrong - The Best of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor (rec. March 15, 1949) - Berlin Philharmonic/Wilhelm Furtwängler (Archipel; 2021) Desiccation - Cold Dead Earth (Transylvanian Tapes; 2022) Aequoria... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Wild Up - Julius Eastman, Vol. 2: Joy Boy (New Amsterdam; due June 17, 2022) Brett Dean - Hamlet - Allan Clayton, Barbara Hannigan, Sarah Connolly, Rod Gilfry,... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Steve Roach - Deep Night (Steve Roach Exclusive; 2022) Michael Abels - Isolation Variation - Hilary Hahn (Deutsche Grammophon; 2022) Steve Roach - March 2022 Exclusive (Steve Roach... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… David Tudor - Rainforest IV - Composers Inside Electronics (Neuma; 2022, recorded 1977) Steve Roach/Jeffrey Fayman - Trance Spirits (Projekt; 2002/2022) Lucy Liyou - Welfare (Ijn Inc.; 2020)... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Survival Unit III - The Art of Flight: For Alvin Fielder (Astral Spirits; 2022) Josep Maria Guix - Images of Broken Light - Abel Tomàs, Arnau Tomàs, Josep... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Envy of None - Envy of None (Kscope; 2022) Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch - Ravage (130701/FatCat; due May 27, 2022) Gerycz/Powers/Rolin - Beacon (self-released; 2022) Kiss - Off the Soundboard:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Reinier van Houdt - drift nowhere past/the adventure of sleep (Elsewhere; due April 25, 2022) Tim Parkinson - archive: 2003 - performances by Parkinson Saunders, Craig Shepard/Tim Parkinson,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Roxy Music - Viva! (Island; 1976) Roxy Music - Heart Still Beating (Reprise; 1990) Roxy Music - Live at the Apollo (London 2001) (Warner Music Vision; 2002) Fossil... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Albert Ayler Quartet with Don Cherry - European Recordings Autumn 1964 revisited (ezz-thetics; 2022) Albert Ayler - Spirits Rejoice and Bells revisited (ezz-thetics; 2022) Anchor and Burden -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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This week's Night After Night Playlist includes choice sounds from Krallice, Lasse Marhaug/Jérôme Noetinger, Eva-Maria Houben, Isaiah Ceccarelli, and more—bend an ear. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… George Lewis - Minds in Flux - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov (ROIO; 2021) Alvin Singleton - After Fallen Crumbs; Shadows; A Yellow Rose Petal - Atlanta Symphony... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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Writing for Goings On About Town these last several years, I've most frequently emphasized noteworthy performances. But given the uncertainty about live events now, my final New Yorker contribution instead spotlights a favorite 2021 recording I didn't get to write... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Tangerine Dream - Croydon 1975 (from The Bootleg Box Set, Vol. 1) (Reactive/Esoteric; 2012) Paul Lewis - Brahms: Late Piano Works, Opp. 116-119 (Harmonia Mundi; due Jan. 21,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Marillion - Live in Hammersmith (Racket Lightsavers exclusive; 2021) Various artists - The Secret Museum of Mankind – Guitars Vol. 1: Prologue to Modern Styles (Jalopy; 2021) Will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
Course In Fable by Ryley Walker "NPR Music's 27 Favorite Songs Of 2021 (So Far)" NPR Music June 30, 2021 Ryley Walker, "Rang Dizzy" Two years after kicking addiction to the curb, singer, songwriter and guitarist Ryley Walker has achieved... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
Lost Coast by Gabriella Smith, Gabriel Cabezas "NPR Music's 26 Favorite Albums Of 2021 (So Far)" NPR Music June 30, 2021 Gabriella Smith/Gabriel Cabezas, Lost Coast Inspired by California coastal woodlands ravaged by wildfires, Lost Coast is a paean to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
"Olga Neuwirth's bold gender-bending opera has won the Grawemeyer Award" NPR December 6, 2021 Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
"Peter Rehberg, Influential Electronic Musician And Label Head, Has Died At 53" NPR Music August 10, 2021 Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
"Nanci Griffith Has Died. The Texas Singer-Songwriter Was 68" NPR August 13, 2021 Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives
Mayan Space Station by William Parker "The Best Music of July: NPR Staff Picks" NPR Music August 3, 2021 William Parker: "Tabasco" from Mayan Space Station The veteran bassist, composer and community organizer William Parker is having an incredible year,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2022 at The Night After Night Archives