There are weeks and then there are weeks. To be honest, I have been feeling a bit betwixt and between as far as new music of late. Until this week I had not received much in the way of new artists and tracks to share. Perhaps this is attributable to the summer months (think: ”summer is a slowdown pace, man.”). Ah, yes, very true. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, along comes an earstorm's worth of heavy and highly shareable tracks. This week’s show shared the fruits of this recent harvest of fresh summer releases (and a couple soon-to-be-released advanced listens as well!). From big bands and big arrangements, to smaller groups with complex musical statements—all fit together, were woven, if you will, to create the mix for this week. To my ear, musically, it all just fits.
Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Points of Interest/Points of Departure” from the comfort of your browser (click here). This week's artwork is a detail of a larger work, “nature’s template” created by yours truly.
Listen to (most of) this week's music from one convenient YouTube playlist: Click the image below. Thanks for listening!
This week's featured music
|Swift To Hear, Slow To Speak||Swift To Hear, Slow To Speak||Anthony E. Nelson, Jr.|
|Woke Up Today||In My Room||Jacob Collier|
|Higher Ground||Greatest Hits||Stevie Wonder|
|Epistrophy||Presents MONK'estra, Vol. 1||John Beasley|
|Oska T||Presents MONK'estra, Vol. 1||John Beasley|
|Request Potato||Beginning of a Memory||Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family|
|25 Years of Rootabagas||Beginning of a Memory||Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family|
|Gather Round, The Revolution Is At Hand||Touch My Beloved's Thought||Greg Ward|
|Telstar||Guitar in the Space Age||Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen|
|Crowds||Tapu Sampler 2016 - side A||Michel Banabila|
|All The Pretty Horsepower||Dark Territory||High Risk|
|Highway Anxiety||Modern Country||William Tyler|
|High On A Hillto||Dig My Mind||Nick Lowe|
|Cupid Must Be Angry||The Convincer (With Bonus Disc) (Disc 1)||Nick Lowe|
|The Great Unwind||Modern Country||William Tyler|