March 7, 2015

I just finished reading “Thelonious Monk – The Life and Times of An American Original” by Robin D. G. Kelley. This inspired me to pick up some more of Monk’s albums, so I’ve recently been into Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins (Prestige) and Straight, No Chaser / Underground / Criss-Cross / Monk’s Dream / Solo Monk (Columbia Original Classics)

Besides that, I’ve also been listening to:

David Virelles: Mbókò (ECM)
Drew Gress: The Sky Inside (Pirouet)
Uri Caine: Plastic Temptation (Winter & Winter)
Keith Jarrett: Hamburg ´72 (ECM)
Andy Laster: Hydra (Sound Aspects)
Jan Johansson: 300.000 / Den korta fristen (Heptagon)
Nikolay Roslavets: Violin Concertos / Chamber Symphony (Hyperion)

And I’ve continued to re-discover my vinyl collection. Lately, I’ve been into these albums:

Chick Corea: The Sun (Far East) / The Song of Singing (Blue Note) / Piano Improvisations Vol.1 & 2 (ECM)
Miroslav Vitous: Miroslav Vitous Group / First Meeting (ECM), Magical Shepherd (Warner)
Barry Altschul: You Can’t Name Your Own Tune (Muse)
Gil Evans: Where Flamingos Fly (Artists House) / Out Of The Cool (Impulse)
Various Artists: Jazz For A Sunday Afternoon Vol.4, Recorded Live At the Village Vanguard (Solid State)
Eric Dolphy: Outward Bound (Prestige)
Wayne Shorter: Odyssey Of Iska (Blue Note)

I haven’t been to very many concerts at all the during the past six months but a couple of shows that I enjoyed were:

Malmö Symphony Orchestra & Pascal Rogé conducted by Marc Soustrot (Saint-Saëns: Phaéton / Ravel: Piano concerto for the left hand / Ravel: Piano concerto in G Major / Debussy: La Mer) @ Malmö Konserthus on September 11th, 2014
Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinaisky (Stravinsky: Scherzo Fantastique / Ravel: La Valse / Stravinsky: The Firebird) @ Malmö Konserthus on October 2nd, 2014
Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marc Soustrot (Stravinsky: Concerto in E flat Major / Symphony of Psalms / Petrusjka) @ Malmö Konserthus on October 9th, 2014
Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman Quartet with Billy Mintz and Scott Colley @ Belgrade Jazz Festival on October 26th, 2014
Peter Brötzmann & Peter Uuskyla @ Moriska Paviljongen, Malmö on February 11th, 2015
Shantala Subramanyam/Avaneeswaram S.R. Vinu/Palakkad Mahesh Kumar @ Inkonst, Malmö on March 6th, 2015