Monday, December 27, 2010

Record Scores - The End Of Another Fucked Up Year Edition

Woima Collective - Tezeta Lp (Kindred Spirits)
Marcus Belgrave - Gemini Lp (Universal Sound)
Carlos Nino & Jesse Peterson - Turn On The Sunlight Lp (Disques Corde)
Sun Ra - Lost Arkestra Vol. 1 10" (Kindred Spirits)
Kenny Barron - Sunset To Dawn Lp (Muse)
Olatunji - Flaming Drums! Lp (Columbia)
Don Patterson - Movin' Up Lp (Muse)
Arild Andersen - Shimri Lp (ECM)
David Pritchard - Light-Year Lp (Inner City)
Jimmy Heath - Triple Threat Lp (Riverside)
Pat Martino - The Visit! Lp (Cobblestone)
V/A - Bacteria Sour Vol. 1 7" (Bacteria Sour)
The Girls - Remote View 7" (Hozac)
The Young - Sweet 7" (Mexican Summer)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Best Albums of 2010

In time for last-minute X-mas shopping this year!
Listed In Reverse Order

20. Pink Noise - Birdland Lp (Sacred Bones)
-Sacred Bones Records label website-

19. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma 2xLp (Warp)
-Warp Records label website-

18. Urban Tribe - Urban Tribe Lp (Mahogani)
-Urban Tribe on MySpace-

17. The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble - Miles Away 2xLp (Stones Throw)
Stones Throw Records label website-

16. Beach House - Teen Dream 2xLp+DVD (Sup Pop)
-Sub Pop Records label website-

15. Callers - Life Of Love Lp (Western Vinyl)
-Western Vinyl Records label website-

14. Wounded Lion - S/T Lp (In The Red)
-In The Red Records label website-

13. Souljazz Orchestra - Rising Sun 2xLp (Strut)
-Strut Records label website-

12. Balaclavas - Roman Holiday Lp (Dull Knife)
-Dull Knife Records label website-

11. Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong Lp (Ninja Tune)
-Ninja Tune Records label website-

10. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Heritage Lp (Choice Cuts)
-Choice Cuts Records label website-

09. Will Sessions - Kindred Lp (The Few/Community Projects)
-The Few Records label website-

08. Pajo - Scream With Me Lp (Black Tent)
-Black Tent Press label website-

07. Mi Ami - Steal Your Face Lp (Thrill Jockey)
-Thrill Jockey Records label website-

06. Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics - OST 2xLp (Strut)
-Strut Records label website-

05. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes 2xLp (Mochilla)
-Mochilla label website-

04. Sex Worker - Waving Goodbye Lp (Not Not Fun)
-Sex Worker on MySpace-

03. Dam Funk - Toeachizown 5xLp Boxset (Stones Throw)
-Stones Throw Records labe website-

02. Blondes - Touched Lp (Merok)
-Merok Records label website-

01. Joshua Abrams - Natural Information Lp (Eremite)
-Eremite Records label website-

Random Notes:
- This list is vinyl-only album releases. Jyoti "Ocotea", the spiritual-jazz album from Georgia Anne Muldrow, with all of its Alice Coltrane intensity, was one of my favorites but unfortunately was never issued on vinyl.
- my favorite piece of vinyl this year: Smooth Tutors 7" on The Harmony Society (
- my favorite record labels this year: 1. Kindred Spirits 2. Not Not Fun 3. KDJ/Mahogani 4. Alala 5. Stones Throw
- Notable EPs:
* Smooth Tutors - S/T 7" (The Harmony Society)
* Theo Parrish - Sketches Part 2 12" (Sound Signature)
* Gangwish - Space Case Vol. 1 7" (Dear Skull)
* Holy Strays - Hyperion Cs (Not Not Fun)
* Invincible & Waajeed - Detroit 7" (Emergence)
* Crystal Stilts - Magnetic Moon 7" (Slumberland)
* Reggie Dokes - House Is My Soul 12" (Ojodeapolo)
* Modey Lemon - Wandering Eye 7" (These Are Not Records)
- to see what titles were considered for this year, just scan the Record Scores posts

Friday, December 10, 2010

Record Scores - Christmas Decorations Edition

Gauntlet Hair - Out, Don't 7" (Mexican Summer)
Dynamic Truths - You Take It all 7" (Merge)
Raw Blow - Purple Haze 7" (Self-Released)
Phil Ranelin - Vibes From The Tribe Lp (Hefty)
Moon Duo - Silver Bells 7" (Holy Mountain)
El Chicano - El Chicano Lp (MCA)
The Soulful Strings - Paint It Black Lp (Cadet)
Sam Lazar - Soul Merchant Lp (Argo)
Harold Vick - Commitment Lp (Muse)
Leroy Vinnegar Quintet - Leroy Walks Again!! Lp (Contemporary)
Jack Wilson - Innovations Lp (Discovery)
J Dilla/ DJ Cam/ DJ Spinna - Blue Note Revisited 12" (Blue Note)
Jesse Boykins III - B4 The Night Is Through 7" (Alala)
Virgil Howe & Malcolm Catto - B-Boy Bounce 7" (Breakin Bread)
Wendell Harrison - Evening With The Devil Lp (Tribe)
Brown Angel - S/T Lp (Thunderhaus)
The Young - 4 Songs 7" (Criminal IQ)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Record Scores - A Murder Of Ravens Edition

Umberto - Prophecy Of The Black Widow Lp (Not Not Fun)
Sex Worker - Waving Goodbye Lp (Not Not Fun)
The Deeep - Life Light CS (Not Not Fun)
Dam Funk - Hood Pass Intact 12" (Stones Throw)
Frank Thompson - Planet Jumper EP 12" (Stones Throw)
Sun Ra - Cosmos Lp (Inner City)
The Bob Crewe Generation Orchestra - Barbarella OST Lp (Dynovoice)
Larry Young - Lawrence Of Newark Lp (Perception)
Larry Young - Larry Young's Fuel Lp (Arista)
Leon Thomas - Spirits Known And Unknown Lp (Flying Dutchman)
Blue Mitchell - Collision In Black Lp (Blue Note)
The Heavy - How You Like Me Now? EP 10" (Counter)
Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This Lp (Blue Note)
Girls - Broken Dreams Club 12" (True Panther Sounds)
Broken Water - Whet Lp (Night People)
El Chicano - Celebration Lp (Kapp)
Eddie Harris - Plug Me In Lp (Atlantic)
Steve Kuhn - Raindrops... Lp (Muse)
Raul De Souza - Colors Lp (Milestone)
Elvin Jones - On The Mountain Lp (PM)
Michael Urbaniak - Daybreak Lp (PA USA)
Jon Lucien - Rashida Lp (RCA)
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Solar Fire Lp (Polydor)
Lloyd Sims & The Untouchables Lp (Power)
Little Girls - Delaware 7" + Cassette (16 Tambourines)
Jimmy McGriff - The Mean Machine Lp (Groove Merchant)
Chico Freeman - Beyond The Rain Lp (Contemporary)
Walter Wanderley - Moondreams Lp (CTI)
Fat Joe - Success 12" (Relativity)
Tim Eyermann - Go Rilla Lp (Porsche Music)
Carlos y Gaby / GB (Gifted & Blessed) - Split 10" (All City)
Dam-Funk / Computer Jay - Split 10" (All City)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes 2xLp (Mochilla)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Record Scores - Lathe Of Heaven Edition

Pop 1280 - The Grid EP 12" (Sacred Bones)
Timmy's Organism - Rise Of The Green Gorilla Lp (Sacred Bones)
Woody Shaw - Rosewood Lp (Columbia)
Cloud Nothings - Leave You Forever 7" (True Panther Sounds)
Crystal Stilts - Magnetic Moon 7" (Slumberland)
Zombie Dogs - S/T Lp (Strength In Numbers)
The Meters - Trick Back Lp (Reprise)
Don Sebesky & The Jazz-Rock Syndrome - S/T Lp (Verve)
Kenny Burrell - Introducing Lp (Blue Note)
Richard Davis - Way Out West Lp (Muse)
Deodato - First Cuckoo Lp (MCA)
Bill O'Connell - Searching Lp (Inner City)
Poor Righteous Teachers - Pure Poverty Lp (Profile)
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Bridges Lp (Arista)
High Wolf / Tater Bug - Bored Fortress Split 7" (Not Not Fun)
No Age / Infinite Body - Bored Fortress Split 7" (Not Not Fun)
Wavves - So Bored 7" (Young Turks)
Don Caballero - The Lucky Father Brown 7" (Pop Bus)
Reptile House - I Stumble As The Crow Flies 7" (Dischord / Druid Hill)
Robedoor - Pacific Drift 7" (Not Not Fun)
Marc Levin & His Free Unit - The Dragon Suite Lp (BYG)
Harold Land - A New Shade Of Blue Lp (Mainstream)
Dum Dum Girls - Bhang Bang I'm A Burnout 7" (Slumberland / Sub Pop)
Crafty Spells - Party Talk 7" (Captured Tracks)
Beach Fossils - Face It 7" (Captured Tracks)
Dave Douglas & Keystone - Spark Of Being Lp (Greenleaf Music Inc.)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Record Scores - Exchanged Vows Edition

Cedar Walton - Spectrum Lp (Prestige)
Carlos Nino & Lil Sci - Elevation 2xLp (Kindred Spirits)
Jaga Jazzist - What We Must Lp (Ninja Tune / Smalltown Supersound)
Hardsleeper / Maps & Diagrams - Split 7" (Static Caravan)
Break Reform - Medusa 12" (Abstract Blue)
Ichi - Unreleased Ichi 12" (Disorient)
Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong Lp (Ninja Tune)
Flanger - Inner Spacesuit 12" (Ninja Tune)
Reflection - The Errornormous World 2xLp (Clear)
Jungle By Night - ET 7" (Kindred Spirits)
Liquid Spirits - Music EP 12" (Kindred Spirits)
Exploding Star Orchestra - Stars Have Shapes Lp (Delmark)
Real Estate - Out Of Tune 7" (True Panther Sounds)
Ducktails - Live On WFMU Lp (Inflated)
Brock Enright - Good Times Will Never Be The Same Lp+DVD (Factory 25)
Dynamic Truths - Understanding Is Overrated Lp (Little Black Clouds)
Bobby Hutcherson - Waiting Lp (Blue Note)
Urszulu Dudziak - Midnight Rain Lp (Arista)
Charles Earland - Living Black! Lp (Prestige)
MC Lyte - Lyte As A Rock Lp (First Priority)
David Newman - Captain Buckles Lp (Cotillion)
The Brother Jack McDuff Quartet - Brother Jack At The Jazz Workshop Live! (Prestige)
Jimmy McGriff - The Main Squeeze Lp (Groove Merchant)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Record Scores - Sleep Deprivation Trials Edition

Funkdoobiest - Which Doobie U B? Lp (Epic)
Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Palle Danielsson & Jon Christensen - Belonging Lp (ECM)
Ducktails / Rangers - Bored Fortress Split 7" (Not Not Fun)
Sex Worker / Psychic Reality - Bored Fortress Split 7" (Not Not Fun)
V/A - Bored Fortress Mixtape Cs (Not Not Fun)
The Threads Of Grass - Sun Tunnels Lp (Abundance)
Joe Henderson - Black Miracle Lp (Milestone)
Jerome Richardson - Groove Merchant Lp (Verve)
Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela's Latest Lp (Chisa)
Yusef Lateef - Suite 16 Lp (Atlantic)
David Newman - Lonely Avenune Lp (Atlantic)
El Chicano - Cinco Lp (MCA)
Callers - Life Of Love Lp (Western Vinyl)
Dimples - Heaven Blotted Region 7" (Mexican Summer)
The Chico Hamilton Quintet - Plays Selections From Bye Bye Birdie - Irma La Douce Lp (Columbia)
Michael White - Pneuma Lp (Impulse!)
Mulatu Astatke - Timeless 2xLp (Mochilla)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Record Scores - Bum A Ride Edition

Hank Crawford - Double Cross Lp (Atlantic)
Duke Jordan Trio - Change A Pace Lp (Steeple Chase)
Summers & Summers Heat - Cayenne Lp (Prestige)
Karl Katzer - In Search Of The Ghost Lp (Vanguard)
Larry Coryell - Equipoise Lp (Muse)
V/A "Disco Boogie - Super Hits For Non-Stop Dancing" 2xLp (SalSoul)
Mike Longo - Talk With The Spirits Lp (Pablo)
Walt Dickerson & Richard Davis - Divine Gemini Lp (SteepleChase)
Doug Richardson - Night Talk Lp (AVI)
Albert Dailey - Textures Lp (Muse)
Tato Torres Y Yerbabuena - La Casita De Chema 7" (Alala)
God Squad / Anti-Flag - Split 7" (A-F)
V/A - Kangaroo Records Compilation 7" (Kangaroo)
Lip Cream - Kill The I.B.M. Lp (Terror Shock)
The Conversions - Prisoners' Inventions Lp (Level Plane)
The Charles Lloyd Quartet - Dream Weaver Lp (Atlantic)
Les McCann - Talk To The People Lp (Atlantic)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Record Scores - By Way Of Edition

Letta Mbulu - Letta Lp (Chisa)
Blue Mitchell - Bantu Village Lp (Blue Note)
Elvin Jones - Brother John Lp (Palo Alto)
Elvin Jones - Earth Jones Lp (Palo Alto)
Chick Corea - Featuring Lionel Hampton Lp (Chiaroscuro)
Ron Carter - Pick 'Em Lp (Milestone)
Larry Coryell - Fairyland Lp (Flying Dutchman)
Art Farmer - Gentle Eyes Lp (Mainstream)
Howard McGhee - Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out Lp (United Artists)
Anthony Reebop Kwaku Baah - Reebop Lp (Island)
Everyday People - S/T Lp (Paramount)
Burning Spear - Hail H.I.M. Lp (Tuff Gong)
Bunny Wailer - Protest Lp (Solomonic)
Laetitia Sadier - The Trip Lp (Drag City)
Shawn Rudimen - Odds Against Us 12" (Technoir Audio)
Arne Weinberg & Shawn Rudimen - The Lost Arts EP 12" (Technoir Audio)
Shawn Rudimen - Dark Message EP 12" (Technoir Audio)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Record Scores - Factoids Edition

The UV Race - Knife Fight 7" (Fashionable Idiots)
Coasting - Coasting 7" (Group Tightener)
Ducktails - Mirror Image 7" (Shdwply)
The Flips - I Just Don't Know Where I Stand 7" (Hozac)
Minks - Ophelia 7" (Captured Tracks)
Upryzing - Conversion By Fire Lp (Hawk)
Da Bush Babees - Remember We 12" (Reprise)
Bahamadia - I Confess Remixes 12" (Chrysalis)
Da Bush Babees - We Run Things 12" (Reprise)
The Nonce - Bus Stops 12" (American)
Jimmy Ponder - Illusions Lp (Impulse!)
The Three - S/T Lp (Inner City)
Ducktails - Sitting 7" (Olde English Spelling Bee)
Robert Hood - Hood Music 3 12" (Music Man)
China Burton "You Don't Care" / Razzmatazz "Set It Out" 12" (Kindred Spirits)
Shirley Scott - The Soul Is Willing Lp (Prestige)
Black Eyes - S/T Lp (Dischord)
Monorchid - Diet For An Underdog 7" (Gravity)
Jesuit - The Car Crash Lullabye 7" (Hydra Head)
Group Home - Livin' Proof 12" (Payday)
Keith Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World 12" (Jive)
Eric Kloss - Essence! Lp (Muse)
Eric Kloss - One, Two, Free Lp (Muse)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Record Scores - Records Are Heavy Edition

Madeline / Karl Blau / This Heart Breaks - Tour EP 7" (Orange Twin)
Hot New Mexicans - S/T Lp (Recess/House Plant)
The Reactionaries - 1979 Lp (Water Under The Bridge)
Ultra Dolphins - Alien Baby Lp (Rorschach)
V/A - The Definitive Jazz Scene Vol. 3 Lp (Impulse!)
Ken Nordine - Word Jazz Lp (Dot)
Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) - Soweto Lp (Chiaroscuro)
Chubb Rock - S/T Lp (Select)
Joshua Abrams - Natural Information Lp (Eremite)
Voice Of The Puppets - I Don't Wanna Know 7" (Sing Sing)
HR - It's About Luv Lp (SST)
Les Gammas - All Of Me 12" (Compost)
Mic Geronimo - The Natural 2xLp (Blunt)
Boris Gardiner - Every Nigger Is A Star Lp (Jazzman)
Will Sessions - Kindred Lp (Community Projects)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Record Scores - Surfacing Edition

Bobby Timmons Trio - From The Bottom Lp (Riverside)
Gary Burton - Good Vibes Lp (Atlantic)
El Chicano Revolution - S/T Lp (Kapp)
The Kryptic Krew - Jazzy Sensation 12" (Tommy Boy)
V/A - Babylon OST Lp (Takoma)
Wavves - King Of The Disco Lp (Fat Possum)
The Lebron Brothers Orchestra - Psychedelic Goes Latin Lp (Cotique)
Crocodiles - Sleep Forever 7" (Fat Possum)
Coasting - The One We Both Like 7" (M'Lady's)
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins - A Friend 7" (Insect)
Blitz The Amabassador - Breathe 7" (Alala)
Invincible & Waajeed - Detroit 7" (Emergence)
Victor Feldman - Secret Of The Andes Lp (PAJ)
Michal Urbaniak - Body English Lp (Arista)
Kenny Burrell Quartet - The Tender Gender Lp (Cadet)
Lloyd Miller - The Heliocentrics OST 2xLp (Strut)
Peaking Lights / Wet Hair - Bored Fortress Split 7" (Not Not Fun)
Gnod / Robedoor - Bored Fortress Split 7" (Not Not Fun)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Unburden Your Soul

My cohort Thomas Cox, 720Records family, owner of Love What You Feel Records, is hosting my new mix of Jazz & Soul, called "Unburden Your Soul," on his dance music blog, Infinite State Machine. You'll also find a dope new mix of disco, boogie & R&B from Pittsburgh deejay/producer Nice Recs. Also, if you dig deeper in the posts there, you will find some awesome mixes from great (and some famous) deejays around the world.

please check out his blog & my mix. feedback is always welcome.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Unleash The Crackin' Joints

Marvel with friends & loved ones as H.I.M. DJ Mr. Monkey MD divines sacred sounds and secret truths from the rich, black, recesses of rotating vinyl platters.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Record Scores - New Rumblings Edition

Bobby Hutcherson - Dialogue Lp (Blue Note)
V/A - Blue Note Meets The LA Philharmonic Lp (Blue Note)
Les McCann - Soul Hits Lp (Pacific Jazz)
Shirley Scott - Shirley's Sounds Lp (Prestige)
Shirley Scott - Soul Song Lp (Atlantic)
Frighty & Colonel Mite - Life (Is What You Make It) 12" (Mogul)
Mick Goodrick - In Pas(s)ing Lp (ECM)
Sonny Stitt - Soul People Lp (Prestige)
Willis Jackson - More Gravy Lp (Prestige)
Noah Howard - The Black Ark Lp (Bo'Weavil)
Tommy McCook & The Aggravators - Brass Rockers Lp (Jamaican)
O'Donell Levy - Breeding Of Mind Lp (Groove Merchant)
Johnny Lytle - A Groove Lp (Riverside)
HR - Human Rights Lp (SST)
Sam Prekop - Who's Your New Professor Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Wavves - California Goths 7" (Fat Posssum)
Junior Kelly - How Better Ah Go Come b/w Tommy McCook - Jaro 7" (Impact!)
The Skatalites - Lawless Street 7" (Tuneico)
La Melodia - Chemistry 7" (Breakin' Records)
Quasimode - Finger Tip EP 12" (Flower)
Darwin's Theory - S/T Lp (Lotus Land)
Madlib - Medicine Show No. 7: High Jazz 3xLp (Stones Throw)
Kassem Mosse - Tears Run Rings 12" (Mikrodisko)
Reggie Dokes - Until Tomorrow 12" (Clone)
Floating Points - Vacuum Boogie 12" (Eglo)
Reggie Dokes - House Is My Soul 12" (Ojodeapolo)
Byrds Of Paradise - Rowena 7" (Wild World)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Record Scores - Climate Change Edition

V/A - Fallin' Off The Reel 2xLp (Truth & Soul)
Fridge - The Sun 2xLp (Temporary Residence)
Four Tet - Ringer 2x12" (Domino)
High Wolf - Ascension Lp (Not Not Fun)
Holy Strays - Hyperion Cs (Not Not Fun)
Sun Ra - Pictures Of Infinity (Black Lion)
Alemayehu Eshete - Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol. 2 Lp (L'Arome Productions)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Heritage Lp (Choice Cuts)
Miguel Atwood-Fergusson / Mulatu / Arthur Verocai - Timeless 3xDVD (Mochilla)
Dadawah - Peace & Love Lp (Dug Out)
No Joy - No Summer 7" (Mexican Summer)
Bermuda Triangles - Reptilian Intervention Lp (C.N.P.)
James Pants - New Tropical 12" (Stones Throw)
Urban Tribe - Urban Tribe Lp (Mahogani)
Don Randi Trio / Curtis Amy / The Exotic Strings - Jungle Adventure In Music And Sound Lp (Colliseum)
The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Upendo Ni Pamoja Lp (Columbia)
Shirley Scott - Drag 'Em Out Lp (Prestige)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Record Scores - Learn To Break Dance Edition

Miriam Makeba - The Many Voices Of Miriam Makeba Lp (Kapp)
Elvin Jones - The Prime Element 2xLp (Blue Note)
Mandre - S/T Lp (Motown)
Michel White - Spirit Dance Lp (Impulse!)
Bobby Pierce - Introducing Bobby Pierce Lp (Cobblestone)
The Banana Splits - Doin' The Banana Splits 7" (Kellogs)
Larry Young - Heaven On Earth Lp (Blue Note)
Beach Fossils - S/T Lp (Captured Tracks)
Ikebe Shakedown - Hard Steppin 7" (Colemine)
Mark de Clive-Lowe - I Can't Help It 7" (Alala)
Paul Desmond - Bridge Over Troubled Water Lp (A&M)
Keith Jarrett - Birth Lp (Atlantic)
V/A - A Fundamental Experiment Lp (Seminatape)
Zombi - Surface To Air Lp (Hypertension)
Freddie Hubbard - Backlash Lp (Atlantic)
Majeure - Timespan Remixes 12" (Temporary Residence)
Blondes - Touched 12" (Merok)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Record Scores - Cloud Busting Edition

Ponys - Deathbed Plus 4 12" (Matador)
Dead Luke - American Haircut Lp (Florida's Dying)
Ty Segall - Melted Lp (Goner)
Vi Redd - Birdcall Lp (Solid State)
Longineu Parsons - Spaced: Collected Works 1980-1999 2xLp (Luv N' Haight)
Leon Bibb - Forment. Ferment. Free...Free. Lp (Victor)
Earl Zero - Righteous Works 12" (Wax Poetics)
Kev Brown - Random Joints 12" (Low Budget)
Build An Ark - Love Part 2 Lp (Kindred Spirits)
Mos Def - Mos Dub Lp (MosDub)
Floating Points - People's Potential 12" (Eglo)
Floating Points - J&W Beat 12" (Planet Mu)
Raw Soul - Rare & Unreleased Funk From Norfolk, Virginia 1971-1973 Lp (Plut)
DJ Dez - Da Arsenal EP 12" (Hipnotech)
Trouble Man - The Message 12" (Farout)
Markus Enochson - You'll Shine 12" (Especial)
Kai Alce - Broken Headlights 12" (Real Soon)
Jneiro Jarel - EP2 12" (Kindred Spirits)
MwesLee - Megaplast EP 12" (Kindred Spirits)
I.N.T. - Honey Hitters Lp (Kindred Spirits)
Wild America - The Sea 7" (Freedom School)
Minks - Funeral Song 7" (Captured Tracks)
Aias - Aias 7" (Captured Tracks)
Modey Lemon - Wandering Eye 7" (These Are Not Records)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Record Scores - Welcome 2 Detroit Edition

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma 2xLp (Warp)
The Lloyd Miller Trio - JM12.020 Lp (Jazzman)
Arthur Doyle - Ghosts II 7" (Foreign Frequency)
Risco Connection - S/T 2xLp (Musica Pardiso)
Sun Ra - United World In Outer Space Lp (Vinyl Lovers)
Wounded Lion - S/T Lp (In The Red)
Tetsuya Komuro - Vampire Hunter D OST Lp (Epic)
Chin Chin - Sound Of The Westway Lp (Slumberland)
Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong 12" (Ninja Tune)
The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble - Miles Away 2xLp (Stones Throw)
Shuya Okino - United Legends (Pirahnahead Works) 12" (Especial)
Smooth Tutors - S/T 7" (The Harmony Society)
Tony Ollivierra - L+P=H 12" (Dynamite Soul)
Nitro Deluxe - Let's Get Brutal 12" (Cutting Records)
Marcellus Pittman - Ease The Pain 12" (FIT)
V/A - Rick Wilhite Presents Vibes Part B 12" (Rush Hour)
Theo Parrish - Goin' Downstairs 12" (Sound Signature)
Reggie Dokes - A Piece Of The Afro EP 12" (Psychostasia)
Moodymann - Forevernevermore 2x12" (PeaceFrog)
Disco Nihilist & Daetron Vargas - S/T 12" (Construction Paper)
Disco Nihilist - From One Place To Another 12" (Construction Paper)
Mudd & Chico Hamilton - Kerry's Caravan 12" (Rong)
Theo Parrish - Sketches Part 2 12" (Sound Signature)
Shawn J Period - The Come Back 12" (Rude)
Innerzone Orchestra - People Make The World Go 'Round (Kenny Dixon Jr Remix) 12" (Planet E)
Innerzone Orchestra - People Make The World Go 'Round (Jay Dee Remix) 12" (Planet E)
Theo Parrish - Love Triumphant 12" (Sound Signature)
Shirley Scott - On A Clear Day Lp (Impulse!)
Leon Thomas - Full Circle Lp (Flying Dutchman)
Boogaloo Joe Jones - No Way! Lp (Prestige)
Why Sheep? - Earthborn 12" (Third Ear)
Kyle Hall - The Water Is Fine 12" (Moods & Grooves)
Paulinho DaCosta - Happy People Lp (Pablo)
Johnny Lytle - Got That Feeling! Lp (Riverside)
John Patton - That Certain Feeling Lp (Blue Note)
Fumio Miyashita - Journey To Space Lp (Relativity)
Mr. De' - Stretchin' Out 12" (Electrofunk)
Napiheds - The Bah 12" (Sound Signature)
Warren Harris - Hanna 12" (Sound Signature)
Omar S. - The Further You Look The Less You Will See 12" (FXHE)
Azymuth - Cascades Lp (Milestone)
Tar - Jackson Lp (Amphetamine Reptile)
3 Chairs - S/T 3xLp (3 Chairs)
Underground Resistance - Inspiration 12" (UR)
DJ Dez - Natural 12" (Hipnotech)
DJ Dez - Mass Destruction Lp (Hipnotech)
Andres - S/T Lp (Mahogani)
Theo Parrish - Innovation 12" (Sound Signature)
Reggie Dokes - The Kemetic EP 12" (Psychostasia)
Alphonso Johnson - Moonshadows Lp (CBS)
Elvin Jones - Merry-Go-Round Lp (Blue Note)
Shirley Scott - Something Lp (Atlantic)
The Richard Davis Trio - Song For Wounded Knee Lp (Flying Dutchman)
Black Eyes / Early Humans - Split 7" (Planaria)
Theo Parrish / Kenny Dixon Jr / Kai Alce / Larry Heard - Split 7" (NDATL)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Record Scores - For The Kids Edition

Woods - Echo Lake Lp (Woodsist)
PC Worship Mutant Soul Band - Live Reduxion 7" (World War / Shdwply)
Burning Yellow - Urinal Cakes 7" (Hozac)
Gary War - Reality Protest 7" (Sacred Bones)
Ray Bryant Trio - All Blues Lp (Pablo)
Praxis - S/T Lp (Celluloid)
Alice Coltrane - Lord Of Lords Lp (Impulse!)
Johnny Lytle Trio - Happy Ground! Lp (Jazzland)
Super Coper & Clarence Breakers / Universal Two - Split 7" (Clarence / Golden Flamingo)
Mr. Chop - T.R.O.Y. The Resurrection 7" (Five Day Weekend / Now Again)
Mr. Chop - Straighten It Out 7" (Five Day Weekend / Now Again)
Moodymann - Ol' Dirty Vinyl Lp (KDJ)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Record Scores - Digging My Own Grave Edition

Souljazz Orchestra - Rising Sun 2xLp (Strut)
Kindred Spirits Ensemble - Shining Liberation 12" (Kindred Spirits)
Smooth Tutors - S/T (Test Press) 7" (The Harmony Society)
The Babies - Meet Me In The City 7" (Make A Mess)
The Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd. - Hastings St. Jazz Experience Lp (Midnite)
Joe Farrell - La Catedral Y El Toro Lp (Warner Bros.)
Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition - Irresistible Forces Lp (Impulse!)
Johnny Lytle - Close Enough For Jazz Lp (Solid State)
Trussel - Love Injection 12" (Elektra)
The Emotions - Chronicle Lp (Stax)
Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Shirley Scott - Bacalao Lp (Prestige)
Koto - Japanese War Game 12" (Memory)
Groove Holmes - Onsaya Joy Lp (Flying Dutchman)
Gato Barbieri - Under Fire Lp (Flying Dutchman)
Pull To Open - S/T Lp (Zoar)
Les Spann - Gemini Lp (Jazzland)
Michael Leonhart - Hotel Music Lp (St. Ives)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Record Scores - Record Store Day Madness Edition

Jackie McLean - Capuchin Swing Lp (Blue Note)
Gangwish - Space Case Vol. 1 7" (Dear Skull)
Yosaku - Malembe 7" (Alala)
V/A - Rick Wilhite Presents Vibes Vol. 1 12" (Rush Hour)
Jose James - Blackmagic EP 12" (Brownswood)
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh 2xLp (Motown)
Rodriguez - Inner City Blues 7" (Light In The Attic)
Fela Kuti And His Africa 70 - Fela Fela Fela 10" (Knitting Factory)
Beach House - Zebra 12" (Sup Pop)
Daedelus - Righteous Fists Of Harmony 12" (Brainfeeder)
Brain Handle - Baseball 7" (Mind Cure)
Tusk Lord - Meeting Blood Sentinels 7" (Deer Skull / Mind Cure)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Record Scores - Drifting In And Out Edition

David Newman - Front Money Lp (Warner Brothers)
David Newman - Mr. Fathead Lp (Warner Brothers)
Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff Lp (Sub Pop)
Rick Wade - Tracks From The Park Vol. 1 12"(Track Mode)
Beach House - Devotion 2xLp (Carpark)
Horace Silver Quintet/Sextet - The Jody Grind Lp (Blue Note)
Marion Brown - Geechee Recollections Lp (Impulse!)
Marion Brown - Sweet Earth Flying Lp (Impulse!)
Jeremy Steig - Energy Lp (Capitol)
Ahmad Miller - Ahmad's First 12" (Stones Throw)
Souls Of Mischief - Get The Girl, Grab The Money, And Run 12" (Jive)
Def Harmonic - Spaced Out 12" (Wobblyhead)
Ambersunshower - Walter T Smith Lp (Gee Street)
Drugs Dragons -S/T 7" (Self-Released)
Folded Shirt - 15 Year Old Kids 7" (Fashionable Idiots)
Florida - Haunted House 7" (Shdwply)
Moon Duo - Escape Lp (Woodsist)
Alan Silva And His Celestial Communication Orchestra - Luna Surface Lp (BYG)
Pharoah Sanders - Village Of The Pharoahs Lp (Impulse!)
Fishbone - Bonin' In The Boneyard 12" (Columbia)
Chico Hamilton - The Master Lp (Stax)
Supertouch - The Earth Is Flat Lp (Revelation)
Oliver Nelson - More Blues And The Abstract Truth Lp (Impulse!)
The Lyman Woodard Organization - Saturday Night Special Lp (Strata)
Carlos Pena - Permutations 7" (Brain Case)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Record Scores - Trip Do Moon Edition

Gato Barbieri - Yesterdays Lp (Flying Dutchman)
William S. Walker - Impressions In Color Lp (Bergstrom Papers)
Centipede Eest - Metal Moon 7" (New Ruins)
She & Him - Volume Two Lp (Merge)
She & Him - In The Sun 7" (Merge)
The Bunny Brains / Designer - American/Swiss Cheese Single 7" (LHG)
Vivian Girls - My Love will Follow Me 7" (Wild World)
Ty Segall - Caesar 7" (Goner)
Daily Void - The Ecplise of 1453 12" (Sacred Bones)
Gato Barbieri - Bolivia Lp (Flying Dutchman)
Bill Jennings - Glide On Lp (Prestige)
Mi Ami - Steal Your Face Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Eagle Has Landed: Man's Journey to The Moon 2xLp (United Press International)
Pajo - Scream With Me Lp (Black Tent)
Chinese Restaurants - River Of Shit 7" (SS)
Kyle Hall - The Perfect Sin 12" (Wild Oats)
Tevo Howard - Move 12" (Hour House Is Your Rush)
Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be Lp (Sub Pop)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Record Scores - For Reals Brutus? You Gonna Do Me Like That? Edition

El Michels Affair - Sounding Out The City Lp (Truth & Soul)
Beach House - Teen Dream 2xLp+DVD (Sup Pop)
Beach House - S/T (Repress) Lp (Heart Breakbeat)
Pink Noise - Birdland Lp (Sacred Bones)
Woods - I Was Gone 7" (Woodsist)
Michael Urbaniak's Fusion - Heritage Lp (PA USA)
Alice Coltrane - Ptah The El Daoud Lp (Impulse!)
John Klemmer - All The Children Cried Lp (Cadet)
Cerberus Shoal - Tailor Of Graves 7" (Eternal Otter)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Record Scores - Fearless Vampire Killers Edition

Gary Burton - Times Square Lp (ECM)
The Werner-Rosengren Swedish Jazz Quartet - Bombastica! Lp (Jazzland)
D'Angelo - Voodoo DJ Soul Essentials 12" (Virgin)
Linc Chamberland - A Place Within Lp (Muse)
Roots - Silent Treatment 12" (DGC)
Naked Agression - March March Along Lp (Mighty)
The Morning Benders - Promises 7" (True Panther Sounds)
James Pants - I Live Inside An Egg 7" (Stones Throw)
Young Jazz Rebels - Slave Riot 2xLp (Stones Throw)
Javelin - 2 Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Sun Ra - Disco 3000 Lp (Art Yard)
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Kings Ballad 2xLp (Ubiquity)
Kai Alce - Floating 12" (NDATL Muzik)
Waajeed - The War Pt. 2 12" (Bling 47/Fat City)
One Self - Organically Grown 12" (White Label)
Stacy Epps - 222 Lp (Japanubia)
Andres - About Time 12" (Mahogani)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Record Scores: Carbon Monoxide Buffet

Balaclavas - Roman Holiday Lp (Dull Knife)
Andre Gurov - A New Rap Language Lp (Jazz Fudge)
Ijahman Levi - Haile I Hymn Lp (Mongo)
8 Bark - Structurally Sound Lp (Underdog)
Urban Dance Squad - Deeper Shade Of Soul 12" (Arista)
Gary Burton & Keith Jarret - S/T Lp (Atlantic)
McCoy Tyner - Nights Of Ballads & Blues Lp (Impulse!)
Junction - Swingset Lp (Art Monk Construction)
To Rococo Rot And I-Sound - Pantone EP (City Slang)
Spider - Back To The Wall 7" (Sing Sing)
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me 3xLp (Drag City)
Wrekmeister Harmonies - Pittsburgh Lp (Tizona)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Record Scores - Frostbitten Fingertips Edition

A Tribe Called Quest - Rare & Unreleased Instrumentals 2xLp (White Label)
Ducktails - Landscapes Lp (Olde English Spelling Bee)
Chicago Underground Duo - Boca Negra Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Small Black / Washed Out - Split 7" (Lovepump United)
Tape & Bill Wells - Fugue Lp (Immune)
Freddie Hubbard - Sing Me A Song Of Songmy Lp (Atlantic)
Andres II Part 2 Lp (Mahogani)
Stanley Clarke - Journey To Love Lp (Nemperor)
Oliver Nelson - Taking Care Of Business Lp (Prestige)
James Pants - Seven Seals Lp (Stones Throw)
Dam Funk - Toeachizown 5xLp Boxset (Stones Throw)
Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday 7" (Captured Tracks)
Veronica Falls - Love In A Graveyard 7" (Captured Tracks)
Hanoi Janes - Across The Sea 7" (Captured Tracks)
Andre Gurov - Are You Listening 7" (Electro Caramel)
Love Cry Want - S/T 2xLp (Weird Forest)
Inca Ore - Brute Nature Vs. Wild Magic Lp (Weird Forest)
Cosmetics - Soft Skin 7" (Captured Tracks)
Chin Chin - We Don't Wanna Be Prisoners 7" (Mississippi)
President Shorty & Keith Hudson - Barbican Heights 7" (Pressure Sounds)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Record Scores - Muscle Memory Edition

Reggie Dokes - Spectacle Of Dopeness 12" (We Play House)
V/A - Soul Treats 2xLp (Strictly Breaks)
Electric Tickle Machine - Blew It Again Lp (Make It Happen Foundation)
Yellow Fever - S/T Lp (Wild World)
Kria Brekkan - Uterus Water 7" (Paw Tracks)
Andres - Out In The Open 12" (Moods N Grooves)
Brian Harden - Instinctive State Of... Remixes 12" (Moods N Grooves)
Skooby Lapowski - The Timpani Waves 12" (Oratai)
Kano - I'm Ready 12" (Emergency)
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Carnival '75 Lp (Dynamic Sounds)
Girls - Laura 7" (True Panther Sound)
Woods - To Clean 7" (Half Machine)
Auch - Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 2xLp (Force Inc.)
Miriam Makeba - All About Miriam Lp (Mercury)
Blue Mitchell - Out Of The Blue Lp (Riverside)
Max Roach With The Boston Percussion Ensemble Lp (Mercury)
The Young Holt Trio - Wack Wack Lp (Brunswick)
Earl Klugh - Finger Paintings Lp (Blue Note)
Ahmad Jamal - Tranquility Lp (ABC)
Medication - Don't Die 7" (Hozac)
Medication - This Town Lp (Hozac)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ocular Optometrical: Best Films Of 2009

The Movies I've Seen From 2009 (78 total):
(500) Days Of Summer / Adventureland / Antichrist / Anvil: The Story Of Anvil / Avatar / Away We Go / Big Fan / Brothers Bloom / Bruno / Caprica / Coraline / Crank: High Voltage / Deadline / Dead Snow / The Devil's Tomb / District 9 / Drag Me To Hell / An Education / Extract / Fanboys / Fantastic Mr. Fox / The Fourth Kind / Friday The 13th / Funny People / Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder / Gigantic / GI Joe: Resolute / GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra / The Girlfriend Experience / Grace / The Hangover / Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince / Haunting In connecticut / House Of The Devil / Hump Day / The Hurt Locker / I Love You Man / Inglorious Basterds / In the Loop / Knowing / Land Of The Lost / Last House On The Left / The Limits Of Control / Men Who Stare At Goats / Monsters Vs. Aliens / Moon / The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh / Next Day Air / Night At The Museum 2 / Notorious / Observe And Report / The Orphan / Paper Heart / Paranormal Activity / A Perfect Getaway / Public Enemies / The Road / Saw VI / A Serious Man / Sin Nombre / Star Trek / Taken / The Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3 / Terminator: Salvation / Thirst / Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen / Trick 'R Treat / Tyson / The Uninvited / Up / Up In The Air / Watchmen / Where The Wild Things Are / World's Best Dad / X-Men Origins: Wolverine / Year One / Young Victoria / Zombieland

Top 5 Worst Movies of 2009:
5. Paper Heart
4. Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen
3. The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh
2. Next Day Air
1. Year One

Kind of an odd year in that there weren't a lot of movies that i hated, and there weren't a lot of movies that really wowed me. Even my top 10 films are full of weaknesses, and it was usually some bit of emotional pay off that really sold them on me. Here's to hoping that 2010 is a stronger year.

The Ranking:
25. World's Best Dad
24. The Orphan
23. Crank: High Voltage
22. Coraline
21. The Girlfriend Experience
20. (500) Days Of Summer
19. Zombieland
18. The Limits Of Control
17. Star Trek
16. District 9
15. Inglorious Basterds
14. GI Joe: Resolute
13. In The Loop
12. Up
11. Sin Nombre
10. Where The Wild Things Are
9. Antichrist
8. Drag Me To Hell
7. The Hurt Locker
6. Hump Day
5. An Education
4. A Serious Man
3. Tyson
2. Thirst
1. Moon

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Record Scores - Dolphins As Pets Edition

Harangue - S/T 12" (Enamel)
Sun Ra - I Am Strange 7" (Norton)
Little Girls - Concepts Lp (Paper Bag)
The Gary Burton Quartet - Duster Lp (RCA)
The John Klemmer Quartets - Involvement Lp (Cadet)
Shirley Scott - Satin Doll Lp (Prestige)
The Ice Man's Band - Introducing... Lp (Mercury)
Groove Holmes - Night Glider Lp (Groove Merchant)
The Horace Silver Quintet - The Cape Verdean Blues Lp (Blue Note)
Peaking Lights - Imaginary Falcons Lp (Night-People)
Brother Jack McDuff - Moon Rappin' Lp (Blue Note)
City Center - Cops Don't Care 7" (M'Lady's)
Rot Shit - Dead I 7" (Columbus Discount)
Cha Cha Shaw - Kingdom Come Lp (Kindred Spirits)
Vermillion Sands - Miss My Gun 12" (Sacred Bones)
Tribe - Rebirth 2xLp (Planet E)
The West Coast pop Art Experimental Band - A Child's Guide To Good & Evil Lp (Reprise)