In case you didn't notice, there was quite a bit of snowfall in NYC today, and I got to shovel some snow this morning--for the first time this year. Nevertheless, we still got our regular UPS deliveries in with a bunch of new arrivals:
Waldeck's Gramophone Vol.1 CD: The first in a new series, "WALDECK'S GRAMOPHONE" is a superb blend of old and nu forms of jazz stylings, with a definite swing to it all. Cuts come from DJANGO REINHARDT, PINK MARTINI, CESARIA EVORIA, and many more.
Jazzbox-"JAZZ IS THE GRASS I CUT" CD is a collection of Scandinavian jazz standards cut-up and rearranged for the late night heads in fine style by JAZZBOX, including a superb take on LOUIE ARMSTRONG's "WHEN YOU'RE SMILING."
Chris Joss-Teraphonic Overdubs LP on ESL (his new album released on vinyl only so far)
People Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs 1913-1938, a lavish new 3-CD box set of Depression-era tracks celebrating the tragic stories captured in music (with intro by Tom Waits)
Onur Ozer-Kasmir CD/LP "The debut album for both, Onur and Vakant, Kasmir presents the musical world Onur was surrounded by, from the mystical Arabesque and Turkish art music, to the deep synthetic pulses that come through the drivers of some of the world's biggest sound systems on which he plays."
WIRE magazine, March 2008 issue.
Hot Chip-Made in the Dark LP version, finally.
And some new 12" vinyl:
Kraak & Smaak-That's Our Word EP
Young Lovers-Love you Madly EP
Oungin Collective-Riddim Come
Only Fools and Horses-Spectacle Wins (new one from Permanent Vacation label)
Ssion-Clown (Glass Candy remix)