Things to be psyched about in 2006

Looking ahead to 2006, here are some things coming down the pipeline that I’m excited about. In no particular order, although the stream-of-consciousness organization might reveal something about what’s foremost on my mind.

  • Magma — a rumored four (!!!) new DVD releases drawn from the 2005 shows at Les Tritonales
  • Univers ZeroLive
  • NeBeLNeSTZePTo
  • DFA — new one
  • Tim Berne with David Torn, Craig Taborn, Tom Rainey — debut release
  • AhleuchatistasWhat You Will
  • ZaarZaar
  • MastodonThe Workhorse Chronicles DVD
  • White Willow — new one
  • Guapo — new one, maybe?
  • Yugen — debut release
  • French TV#9
  • TanakhArdent Fevers
  • MujicianThere’s No Going Back Now
  • Aghora — new one
  • Karnataka (new incarnation with Alquimia) — The Gathering Light
  • MogwaiMr. Beast
  • Beans (with William Parker & Hamid Drake) — new one
  • Matthew ShippOne
  • The Nels Cline Singers — new one
  • The CoupPick a Bigger Weapon
  • MonoYou Are There

And some reissues and archivals:

  • Conventum — both studio albums
  • ManeigeNi Vent… Ni Nouvelle and Libre Service
  • Secret OysterSea Son and 2 others
  • This Heat — comprehensive box set
  • Miles Davis — 3CD “1956 Legendary Quintet Sessions” box set
  • Keith JarrettConcerts (Bregenz/München) and Tokyo Solo 2002

If most or all of these things are actually released in 2006, and they live up to their promise, it looks like it could be another banner year for music I like. Between Miles box sets and four Magma DVDs from Seventh Records, of course, it could also be a painful year for my wallet…

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