Lovely Recordings Hosted by Richard Crimi (Part 3)

This set of music features artists that take me in different directions that I call way out. Dissonant to a degree, minor keys, time signature changes, woodwinds, percussion, and more. This is cerebral stuff that doesn't require you to think. Just enjoy. Everything can be found in Tidal.

Marianne Trudel: La Vie Commence Ici (JTR, 2014)
I discovered Marianne Trudel on a PBS broadcast. I was instantly mesmerized. Listen to just 3 minutes into "La Vie Commence Ici" (Life Begins Here) and I think you'll hear why this is 'way out'. She stretches boundaries and let's your mind wander. I like to wander.

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Oded Tzur: Like A Great River (Enja Records, 2015)
Oded Tzur fits in nicely as a followup to Trudel. The mellow sax intro theme of "The Dance" explodes midway through, then lifts you up and down again. Life is like a roller coaster. Give me more of this stuff.

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David Krakauer: Ancestral Groove (Table Pounding Records, 2016)
OK, now we get really far out with just a dozen notes into this next one. Get up and move, twist, dance to the undulating clarinet of David Krakauer and funky guitar plunking of Marc Ribot on Kickin' It For You. This is the stuff, yeah.

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Hans Zimmer: Beyond Rangoon (Milan Records, 1995)
I listen quite a bit to All Classical out of Portland, OR. They produce a syndicated show worth checking out called The Score, which showcases movie soundtrack scores. Hans Zimmer is a master of this craft. The music here from Beyond Rangoon is spacey and dreamy, Asian-tinged, with haunting flares weaving throughout from flutes, drums and voices.

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Medeski, Martin & Wood: 20 (Indirecto Records, 2012)
MM&W get pretty crazy in their tunes. I have seen these guys several times and it's always a fun adventure. Keeps me smiling and tapping my toes. p.s. They were selling vinyl at their shows way before it was cool.

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Pharoah Sanders: Thembi (Impulse, 1971)
Coltrane fans listen up. Some tracks on this album are harder to digest of the Sun Ra variety, but the ones that shine through fit the bill. Astral Traveling instantly takes me to another place, way out.

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The tracks I've mentioned plus a few others are on my "way out" Tidal playlist.

My other Lovely Recordings:

Lovely Recordings Hosted by Richard Crimi
Lovely Recordings Hosted by Richard Crimi (Part 2)


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