Starting the new year playlist:

Philip Thomas, Christian Wolff: Pianist: Pieces (Sub Rosa)

West Coast Soundings (Editions Wandelweiser)

Miranda Cuckson, Melting the Darkness (Urlicht Audio Visual)

O’Death, Out of Hands We Go (Northern Spy)

Darius Jones, The Oversoul Manual (AUM Fidelity)

Giancarlo Simonacci, Ars Ludi Percussion Ensemble, John Cage: Music for Piano and Percussion (Brilliant Classics)

Piotr Anderszewski, Bach: English Suites 1, 3 & 5 (Warner Classics)

The Knights, the ground beneath our feet (Warner Classics, release date January 27)

King Crimson, In the Wake of Poseidon 40th Anniversary Edition (DGM)

Gruppe Neue Musik “Hanns Eisler” Leipzig, Stefan Wolpe: Quartets, Cantata (cpo)

Dave Liebman, Steve Dalachinsky, The Fallout of Dreams (Rogue Art)

Annie Gosfield, Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites (Tzadik)

Igor Markevich, Philharmonia Orchestra, Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (1951 & 1959 reordings) (Testament)

William Ryan Fritch, Revisionist (Lost Tribe Sound, release date February 15)

Corey Dargel, Ok It’s Not Ok (New Amsterdam, release date January 27)

Zs, Xe (Northern Spy, release date January 27)

The Sebastians, Robert Hornstein, Vivaldi: Night Scenes from the Ospedale (release date January 15)

Walter Marchetti, Antibarbus (Alga Marghen)

Robert Ashley, String Quartet/How Can I Tell the Difference (Alga Marghen)

Ensemble Dissonanzen, Dissonanzen (Die Schachtel)

Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Blue (Hot Cup Records)

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I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.