Friday, December 22, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Directed by Rian Johnson

Daisy Ridley
John Boyega
Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
Adam Driver
Oscar Isaac
Andy Serkis

Monday, November 27, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Jazz At Massey Hall (1953)

Dizzy Gillespie — trumpet
Charles Mingus — bass
Charlie Parker — alto sax
Bud Powell — piano
Max Roach — drums

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monk's Music (1957)

Monk's Music (1957)

Happy 100th Birthday Thelonious Monk!

Monk's Music (1957)

by Thelonious Monk

Side A
"Abide with Me" (Henry Francis Lyte, William Henry Monk) – 0:54
"Well, You Needn't" – 11:24
"Ruby, My Dear" – 5:26

Side B
"Off Minor" – 5:07
"Epistrophy" (Monk, Kenny Clarke) – 10:46
"Crepuscule With Nellie" – 4:38

Thelonious Monk – piano
Ray Copeland – trumpet
Gigi Gryce – alto saxophone
Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
Wilbur Ware – double bass
Art Blakey – drums

John Coltrane had joined Monk after playing with the Miles Davis Quintet, and Monk can be heard enthusiastically calling on him ("Coltrane! Coltrane!") to take the first horn solo on the album in "Well, You Needn't" (though Coltrane's name does not appear on the front cover).

Thelonious Monk Centennial Birthday Broadcast [wkcr 89.9FM]
Midnight at Minton's (1941) is a live recording of a jam session at Minton's Playhouse, the famous New York City nightclub at which the emerging style of bebop was being pioneered.

It features one of the earliest known recordings of Thelonious Monk, who was then playing piano in Minton's house band.[2][3]

The album is taken from private recordings made by Columbia University student Jerry Newman on a portable acetate disc recorder. Newman made the recordings for "Delayed on Disc" broadcasts on college radio station WKCR — the discs were rushed back to the radio studio shortly after being cut and presented in the style of a live broadcast from the venue.[4]

Seven Samurai (1954)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Birth Day (1972)

Birth Day (1972)
By New Birth

The Nite-Liters (1970) [as The Nite-Liters]
Morning, Noon & the Nite-Liters (1971) [as The Nite-Liters]
Instrumental Directions (1972) [as The Nite-Liters]
Different Strokes (1972) [as The Nite-Liters]
A-Nal-Y-Sis (1973) [as The Nite-Liters]
Love Is Stronger (1971) [as Love, Peace & Happiness]
Here 'Tis (1972) [as Love, Peace & Happiness]
The New Birth (1971)
Ain't No Big Thing, But It's Growing (1971)
Coming Together (1972)
Birth Day (1972)
It's Been a Long Time (1973)
Comin' from All Ends (1974)
Blind Baby (1975)
Love Potion (1976)
Behold the Mighty Army (1977)
The New Birth Disco (1977)
Reincarnation (1977)
Platinum City (1979)
I'm Back (1982)
God's Children (1998)
Lifetime (2005)

The New Birth sampled [whosampled]

Monday, August 7, 2017

Stories of Your Life and Others (2002)

Stories of Your Life and Others (2002)

01. Tower of Babylon (Omni, November 1990)
02. Understand (Asimov's, August 1991)
03. Division by Zero (Full Spectrum 3, June 1991)
04. Story of Your Life (Starlight 2, November 1998)
05. Seventy-Two Letters (Vanishing Acts, June 2000)
06. The Evolution of Human Science ("Catching Crumbs from the Table" in Nature, June 2000)
07. Hell Is the Absence of God (Starlight 3, July 2001)
08. Liking What You See: A Documentary
09. Story Notes (story collection essay)

Arrival (2016)
Ted Chiang, the science fiction genius behind Arrival [theguardian]
Ted Chiang’s Soulful Science Fiction [newyorker]

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby Driver (2017)
Directed by Edgar Wright

Ansel Elgort
Jon Bernthal
Jon Hamm
Jaimie Foxx
Eiza González
Lily James
Kevin Spacey
CJ Jones
Sky Ferreira

Empire Podcast: Baby Driver Spoiler Special With Edgar Wright
Playback: Edgar Wright on ‘Baby Driver,’ Music and Walking Away From ‘Ant-Man’

joey's consumption | August 2017

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

The Gunman (2015)
Enemy (2013)
Sleepless (2017)
Lady Bloodfight (2016)
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Okja (2017)
The Incredible Jessica James (2017)
The Driver (1978)

Lie to Me: Season 2 (2009)
Friends from College: Season 1 (2017)
Game of Thrones: Season 7 (2017)
Insecure: Season 2 (2017)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 4 (2017)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Season 2 (2017)
Gypsy: Season 1 (2017)

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (2009) [audio | NYPL]
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (2011) [audio | NYPL]
What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell (2009) [audio | NYPL]
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (2008) [audio | NYPL]
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein (2014) [audio | NYPL]
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang (2002) [audio | NYPL]
The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson (2017) [audible]


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Eyes of Love (1979)

Eyes of Love (1979)
By The Edge of Daybreak
The Numero Group

Released in 1979, the R&B group Edge of Daybreak’s Eyes of Love was recorded in one take at the Powhatan Correctional Center in State Farm, Va. The band members were all inmates, incarcerated for armed robbery and assault, with sentences ranging from six to 60 years. Thematically, the collection is about a group of guys making the best of a tough situation.

The Edge of Daybreak Eyes of Love [pitchfork]
Hear a Gorgeous Seventies Soul Track Recorded in a Virginia Prison [rollingstone]
Eyes of Love on Discogs