Lovely Recordings Hosted by . . .

The first user-submitted Lovely Recordings post arrived on October 26, 2015. Since then, there have been 101 Lovely Recordings, or more simply put, music shared among kindred spirits. Isn't that. . . lovely?

This week, for the first time since October 26, 2010, there's no new Lovely Recordings post to post (tear drop). I don't know about you, but Lovely Recordings has become my favorite column on AudioStream (and one of my favorites anywhere).

I'd love to keep this going. I'd hate to see it go.

Share your Lovely Recordings today, tomorrow, and/or whenever the feeling moves ya'! And it's OK, better than OK actually, to share more than once.

It's simple:

  1. All selections should be complete albums.
  2. Submissions can be one great record or more (9 is a good number).
  3. Every selection should be available as a legal download in at least CD quality (ideally, no MP3s).
  4. This is not intended to be a review. Rather what I'd ideally like to learn is why the recordings you select are important to you. I'm asking for stories.
  5. A brief bio, whatever aspect of same you feel is relevant to share.
  6. A picture of you! One or more. Ideally larger than 600px wide.
  7. A link to the available download for each pick.
Please submit all Lovely Recordings to me at

Lovely Recordings (reluctantly) Hosted by Michael Lavorgna

Why not (well for one thing, I much prefer getting your picks). I'd hate to not have at least one Lovely Recording for today so here's my pick:

Jaki Byard: The Jaki Byard Experience (Prestige, 1968)
Jaki Byard was a monster pianist. He could play the history of jazz with one hand, while the other invented new forms. Listening to him play always takes my thoughts/preconceptions, twists them up and around, squeezes them dry, leaving me in awe. A freeing experience.

The lineup includes Roland Kirk (pre "Rahsaan") who keeps up with Byard's shape-shifting step-for-step. Breathtaking.

Available from Tidal

2_channel_ears's picture

Where is your bio and picture? lol