(Faves from the beginning of the lockup, not today)
Joni Mitchell, back catalog on vinyl starting with Clouds. Gawd, “Woodstock” is such a visionary piece of work. And that voice, eternally skating down the river. Reminds me how much when these LPs were new I would play them and think that even if I was her peer Joni Mitchell would be waaaaaay too much woman for me: Royalty Hippie Chick, Sorceress, Poetic Master of multi-media — words, sounds, images. (Nothing has changed my opinion that the jazz-fusion moves were duds.) Best numbers utterly untouched by time.
Hank Mobley, back catalog of vinyl (in a series depending on my impulses). I was amazed to find I had no readily available Mobley on CD, but a nice little knot of vinyl in the archives. First up: Hank Mobley with Kenny Clark, Hard Bop (1979, Savoy Jazz/Arista). Original recordings from 1956. The ’50s as tough and pretty, reflecting and exploring in a quite hidden world.