Cultural Consumption



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-Life & Times of Michael K, J. M. Coetzee

-Interior Chinatown, Charles Yu
-Let Me Tell You What I Mean, Joan Didion
-In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado****
-No One is Talking About This, Patricia Lockwood***
-The Music of Lutoslawski, Charles Bodman Rae
-The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War****, Louis Menand
-Lutoslawski on Music (ed. Zbigniew Skowron)
-The Boston Jazz Chronicles: Faces, Places, and Nightlife 1937-1962, Richard Vacca
-Breasts and Eggs, Mieko Kawakami
-Heaven, Mieko Kawakami***
-The Oracle of Night, Sidarta Ribeiro
-Cuba and its Music, Ned Sublette****
-The Arithmetic of Music, Kyle Gann
-The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes

-The Music of Bela Bartok, by Elliott Antokoletz
-Coltrane on Coltrane, by Chris DeVito
-Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius
-The Earth Dies Streaming, A.S. Hamrah
-Up in the Old Hotel, Joseph Mitchell****
-Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker, Chuck Haddix
-Chasin' the Bird, Brian Priestley
-Yardbird Suite, Lawrence Koch
-Bebop: The Music and its Players, Thomas Owens
-The Rings of Saturn, W.G. Sebald (again****)
-The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald
-Austerlitz, W.G. Sebald
-Demian, Hermann Hesse
-It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track, Ian Penman***
-Vertigo, W.G. Sebald
-Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval, Saidiya Hartman
-A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, DFW (again)****
-Swing to Bop, Ira Gitler
-Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, ed. Harold Bloom 
-Modern Critical Views: Thomas Pynchon, ed. Harold Bloom
-Portnoy's Complaint, Philip Roth
-Charlie Parker: Revised Edition, Carl Woideck
-The John Coltrane Companion, ed. Carl Woideck
-Klook: The Story of Kenny Clarke, Mike Hennessey
-Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives and Hot Seven Recordings, Brian Harker***
-Really the Blues, Mezz Mezzrow****

-V., Thomas Pynchon
-The Sopranos Sessions, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz
-Gravity's Rainbow (again), Thomas Pynchon*****
-Never Let Me Down, Susan J. Miller
-Slow Learner, Thomas Pynchon
-Cambridge Companion to Thomas Pynchon
-The Hundreds, Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart
-Bleeding Edge (again), Thomas Pynchon
-The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien****
-JR, William Gaddis
-The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study, Stefano Harney and Fred Moten
-Jazz From Detroit, Mark Stryker
-Autobiography of a Corpse, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky****
-The Letter Killers Club, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
-Memories of the Future, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
-Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie*****
-Good and Mad, Rebecca Traister
-Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin****
-Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
-Trick Mirror, Jia Tolentino
-Behold the Dreamers, Imbolo Mbue
-Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood****
-Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado***
-Know My Name, Chanel Miller
-Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
-American Studies, Louis Menand
-The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
-American Popular Song, Alec Wilder

-Lester Leaps In: The Life and Times of Lester "Pres" Young, Douglas Henry Daniels
-Room to Dream, David Lynch
-Considering Genius, Stanley Crouch
-Playing Changes, Nate Chinen
-Vineland, Thomas Pynchon
-Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon***
-Against the Day, Thomas Pynchon
-Something Like an Autobiography, Akira Kurosawa****

-Mumbo Jumbo, Ishmael Reed
-The Glass Bead Game, Herman Hesse
-You Just Fight For Your Life: The Story of Lester Young, Frank Buchmann-Moller
-Lester Young, Lewis Porter
-A Lester Young Reader, edited by Lewis Porter
-Workout: The Music of Hank Mobley, by Derek Ansell
-The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy (again)
-I Walked With Giants, Jimmy Heath/Joseph McLaren
-Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse (again)
-Finnegans Wake, James Joyce

-Faces in the Crowd, Valeria Luiselli
-Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, Robin D.G. Kelley
-A Power Stronger Than Itself, by George Lewis
-The Pure and the Impure, Colette
-Hung: A Meditation on the Measure of Black Men in America, by Scott Poulson-Bryant
-Martian Time-Slip, Philip K. Dick
-The Metaphysical Club, Louis Menand
-Molloy, Samuel Beckett (second attempt)
-The Elements of Style Illustrate, Strunk/White/Kalman
-Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin, ed. Edward Conze)
-Agape, Agape, William Gaddis
-Dune, Frank Herbert
-Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, David Foster Wallace
-Broom of the System, DFW
-Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young, Dave Gelly

-Keywords, Raymond Williams
-Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme, Tracy Daugherty
-Forty Stories, Donald Barthelme
-Flying to America: 45 More Stories, Donald Barthelme
-Raise Up Off Me, Hampton Hawes
-Beneath the Underdog, Charles Mingus
-West Coast Jazz, Ted Gioia
-Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme, ed. Kim Herzinger
-Berlin Stories, by Robert Walser (trans. Susan Bernofsky)
-Fundamentals of Guitar, Miles Okazaki
-The Teachings of Don B., by Donald Barthelme, ed. Kim Herzinger
-Bleeding Edge, Thomas Pynchon
-The Dying Animal, Philip Roth
-I Married a Communist***, Philip Roth
-Battle Royale, Koushun Takami
-The God of Small Things****, Arundhati Roy
-John Coltrane, Lewis Porter
-Early Jazz, Gunther Schuller
-Japanese by Spring, Ishmael Reed
-Notes by a Native Son, James Baldwin
-Play It As It Lays**** (again), Joan Didion
-The Tenth of December, George Saunders
-The Golden Age (金黄时代), Xiaobo Wang (王小波)
-The Story of My Teeth, Valeria Luiselli
-White Girls, Hilton Als
-Violence, Slavoj Zizek
-Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky

-Oblivion, David Foster Wallace**** (again, this time much better)
-My Life in My Words, Rabindranath Tagore, ed. Uma Das Gupta
-A Moveable Feast, Hemingway (again)
-Blues People, LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)
-Can't Stop Won't Stop, Jeffrey Chang
-Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker, Stanley Crouch
-Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, D.T. Max (again)
-As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
-The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literature, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
-Slow Man, J.M. Coetzee
-Marine Park, Mark Chiusano
-Black Atlantic, Paul Gilroy
-Charlie Parker, Carl Woideck
-The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot
-Sixty Stories, Donald Barthelme****

-Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class, Ross Douthat
-Coltrane: The Story of a Sound, Ben Ratliff
-The Jazz Ear, Ben Ratliff
-Privilege, Shamus Khan
-Benito Cereno, Herman Melville
-The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
-Walden, Henry David Thoreau
-A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
-The Playboy of the Western World, J. M. Synge
-This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz
-Dubliners, James Joyce
-The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
-Murphy, Samuel Beckett
-Demian, Hermann Hesse
-The Ivory Trade, Joseph Horowitz
-Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
-To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
-The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
-Lennie Tristano, Eunmi Shim
-War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
-Hear Me Talkin' To Ya, Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro
-V, Thomas Pynchon
-Is Jazz Dead?, Stuart Nicholson
-Saying Something, Ingrid Monson
-Being Here, Radhika Philip
-Freedom Sounds, Ingrid Monson
-Crazy Salad and Scribble, Scribble, Nora Ephron

-Underworld, by Don DeLillo
-The Odyssey, by Homer trans. Robert Fagles*****
-The Line of Beauty, by Alan Hollinghurst**** (to reread)
-The Symposium, by Plato trans. Alexander Nehamas & Paul Woodruff
-The Second Bill of Rights, by Cass Sunstein
-The Invisible Constitution, by Laurence Tribe
-Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
-The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri
-Utopia, by Thomas More
-New Atlantis, by Francis Bacon
-Hamlet (okay, it's a play), by William Shakespeare
-The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga
-Discourse on Method, by René Descartes
-The Essential Galileo, edited/trans. Maurice A. Finocchiaro
-Sea of Poppies, by Amitav Ghosh
-The Blazing World, by Margaret Cavendish
-Confessions, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
-Paradise Lost, by John Milton
-Emma, by Jane Austen
-Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen (again)
-Fear and Trembling, by Søren Kierkegaard
-Swann's Way, by Marcel Proust
-A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan (again)
-Ulysses, by James Joyce*****
-Goodbye, Columbus, by Philip Roth
-The Sportswriter, by Richard Ford
-The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz (again)
-Drown, by Junot Díaz
-American Pastoral, by Philip Roth (again)
-The Castle, by Franz Kafka
-A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
-The Rings of Saturn, by W.G. Sebald
-Omeros, by Derek Walcott
-Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
-Humboldt's Gift, by Saul Bellow
-Absurdistan, by Gary Shteyngart
-A Power Greater Than Itself, by George E. Lewis
-Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon
-Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee
-A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
-The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
-The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood****
-Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
-The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon (3x)
-Infinite Jest, by DFW (2nd x)
-Moonwalking with Einstein, Josh Foer
-Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, by Jonathan Culler
-The Economy of Prestige, James F. English
-Interviews with Hideous Men, DFW
-Oblivion, DFW
-Every Ghost Story is a Love Story, D.T. Max
-Girl with Curious Hair, DFW
-The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
-Flatscreen, Adam Wilson

-Labyrinths, by Jorge Luis Borges
-How to Be Alone, by Jonathan Franzen
-The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
-On Writing Well, by William Zinsser
-Gilgamesh*****, edited by Stephen Mitchell
-The Odyssey, translated by Samuel Butler
-Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
-The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches, by Basho
-Deep River, by Shusaku Endo
-Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier
-Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, by David Lipsky
-Middle Passage, by Charles Johnson
-A Single Pebble, by John Hersey
-The Pale King, by David Foster Wallace
-Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino
-Blood Meridian*****, by Cormac McCarthy
-To a Young Jazz Musician: Letters from the Road, by Wynton Marsalis
-The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
-Freedom*****, by Jonathan Franzen
-The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
-Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America, by Jonathan Dixon
-The Corrections*****, by Jonathan Franzen
-The Man in the Rockefeller Suit, by Mark Seal
-The Wonder Boys, by Michael Chabon
-The Mirage Man, by David Willman
-In the Long Run, by Jim Axelrod
-Tinkers, by Paul Harding
-What a Wonderful World, by Ricky Riccardi
-Nom de Plume, by Carmela Ciuraru
-The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
-Thinking in an Emergency, by Elaine Scarry
-Wittgenstein's Mistress, David Markson
-The Interrogator: An Education, by Glenn L. Carle
-Rabbit, Run*****, by John Updike
-The Honored Dead, by Joseph Braude
-The Beginnings, by Rebecca Wolff
-Lord of the Flies, by William Goldings
-The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of Department to Submit a Request for a Raise, by Georges Perec
-Ladies and Gentlemen***, by Adam Ross
-American Pastoral*****, by Philip Roth
-Tomatoland, by Barry Estabrook
-The Human Stain, by Philip Roth
-A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
-Rabbit Redux****, by John Updike
-Rabbit is Rich, by John Updike
-Rabbit at Rest, by John Updike
-The Rest is Noise, by Alex Ross
-Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
-Buddenbrooks****, by Thomas Mann
-The Brothers Karamazov****, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (trans. Constance Garnett)
-Middlemarch, by George Eliot
-Anna Karenina****, by Leo Tolstoy
-Blue Nights, by Joan Didion
-Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
-Letters to a Young Contrarian, by Christopher Hitchens
-Lancelot, by Walker Percy
-The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Race, by Stanley Crouch
-The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy
-Public Enemies, by Michel Houellebecq and Bernard Henri-Lévy
-Hamlet (okay it's a play), by William Shakespeare
-The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides
-Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen, by Fay Weldon
-L'Etranger, by Albert Camus (this time, in French)
-Macbeth (another play), by William Shakespeare
-Nausea, by Jean-Paul Sartre
-The Fall, by Albert Camus
-The Myth of Sisyphus (essay) by Albert Camus
-Grendel, by John Gardner
-Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
-The First Man, by Albert Camus
-Lyrical and Critical Essays, by Albert Camus
-Notes from Underground, by Theodore Dostoevsky
-Kafka on the Shore***** (reread), by Haruki Murakami
-For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
-The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
-Miles, by Miles Davis/Quincy Troupe
-A Happy Death, by Albert Camus
-Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion
-The Stranger, by Albert Camus (again)
-100 Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (again)
-Existentialism: Basic Writings 2nd Edition (trying)
-Doctor Faustus, by Thomas Mann
-The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon
-American Journals, by Albert Camus
-Consider the Lobster, by David Foster Wallace
-The Broom of the System, by David Foster Wallace
-Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace
-A Supposedly Fun Thing That I'll Never Do Again, by David Foster Wallace
-Confessions, by St. Augustine
-The Diary of a Seducer, by Soren Kierkegaard
-The Immoralist, by Andre Gide
-No Exit (play), by Jean-Paul Sartre
-Caligula, by Albert Camus
-Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov
-Ada, or Ardor, by Vladimir Nabokov
-Bend Sinister, by Vladimir Nabokov
-The Kindly Ones, by Jonathan Littell
-The Trial, by Franz Kafka
-Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov
-Speak, Memory, by Vladimir Nabokov
-If On a Winter's Night a Traveler, by Italo Calvino
-The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz

-Freakonomics, by Steven Levitt

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-The Matrix: Resurrections
-The Long Goodbye
-Atlanta, Season 3****
-Throne of Blood (again)
-The Bad Sleep Well (again)
-Everything Everywhere All At Once
-The Northman
-The Batman

-Beyond Skyline
-Some Kind of Heaven***
-Black Christmas*
-The Blob (1958)
-The Human Condition, Part I
-Princess Mononoke**
-The Human Condition, Part II
-Gomorra (Season 1, 2, 3, 4***)
-The Human Condition, Part III
-Hostiles (bad)
-Howl's Moving Castle
-The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
-Bad Trip***
-Romeo Must Die
-Varda by Agnes****
-L'opera-mouffe (Diary of a Pregnant Woman)
-Du côté de la côte (Along the Cost)**
-Ô saisons, ô châteaux**
-La Pointe Courte
-Cleo from 5 to 7***
-Les Creatures
-One Hundred and One Nights
-Mortal Kombat 2021 (bad)
-Salut les cubains
-Jacquot de Nantes
-The Young Girls Turn 25
-The Gleaners
-The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail**
-Castlevania, Season 4
-Army of the Dead
-Analysis This (again)
-Berserk (1997)****
-Bonnie and Clyde
-Berserk Parts I-III (2012)
-Berserk (2016) seasons 1+2
-Witches of the Orient***
-The Green Knight
-Ran (again, but in 4K in theater)
-Crisis (dir. Bergman)
-King of New York****
-Sansho the Bailiff
-The Taking of Pelham 123***
-Barry Lyndon**** (70 mm at MoMI)
-The Many Saints of Newark
-Millennium Actress
-Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
-Escape from New York***
-Opera (dir. Argento)
-Halloween (dir. Carpenter)
-Angel's Egg****
-Patlabor II
-As Tears Go By
-Last Night in Soho
-The Conversation***
-Licorice Pizza
-High and Low (again)
-Urusei Yatsura II
-Fallen Angels
-Beanie Mania

-The Lion King (live action)
-Hobbs & Shaw
-Aliens (again)
-The Shadow of the Vampire
-Until the End of the World
-Bojack Horseman, Season 6
-The Adventures of Prince Achmed
-Aguirre, the Wrath of God
-Le Bonheur
-The Sacrifice
-Good Time****
-Assault on Precinct 13
-Mothra vs. Godzilla
-Kingdom, Season 2
-Auto Focus
-Castlevania, Season 3
-Death Race 2000
-Gate of Hell
-Mad Men****, Seasons 1-7
-Mad Max: Fury Road (again)
-The Third Murder
-Zombieland: Double Tap
-Stray Dogs
-The American Friend
-The World (Jia Zhangke)***
-The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
-Good Morning
-Samurai Rebellion***
-Cries and Whispers
-Tokyo Twilight
-The Vast of Night
-Ghost Dog***
-The Traitor
-Family Romance, LLC
-From Dusk Till Dawn
-Fire Walk With Me (again)***
-The Missing Pieces (Fire Walk With Me)**
-Lenny Cooke
-The End of Summer
-Elephant Man
-A Quiet Place
-Garlic Is As Good as Ten Mothers****
-The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins
-Burden of Dreams***
-Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives***
-Twin Peaks: The Return*** (again)
-Gap-Toothed Women
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
-The Time to Live and the Time to Die
-Secrets & Lies
-Life is Sweet
-Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (again)
-The Horse's Mouth***
-Xiao Wu
-Fargo, Season 4**
-Galaxy Quest

-The Death of Stalin
-Close Encounters of the Third Kind
-Big Mouth, Season 2
-True Detective, Season 3
-Suspiria (2018)
-Mandy (again)
-The Sisters Brothers
-Russian Doll
-Get Out
-If Beale Street Could Talk
-Green Book
-The Revenant
-Bohemian Rhapsody
-Force Majeure
-Johnny English Strikes Again
-Kingdom, Season 1
-Bad Lieutenant (dir. Herzog)
-Broad City, Season 5
-Suspiria (dir. Argento)
-Calamari Union
-Monk + Monk in Europe (dir. Blackwood)
-Andrei Rublev****
-Tokyo Story****
-The Mirror
-Black Coal, Thin Ice
-Under the Silver Lake
-Ivan's Childhood
-Creed 2
-Ash Is Purest White
-The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
-Enough Said
-Citizen Kane
-The Hidden Fortress****
-Always Be My Maybe
-High and Low****
-Throne of Blood
-Dersu Uzala
-Fleabag, Season 1-2
-Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
-Drunken Angel
-Stray Dog
-Song of Youth
-The Day the Earth Stood Still
-Isle of Dogs
-Long Day's Journey Into Night
-Vampire's Kiss
-Mind the Gap***
-Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
-Early Spring
-La Strada
-Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
-Desolation Center
-Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
-Silence of the Lambs (again)
-Samurai III: Duel on Ganryu Island
-The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
-Kaili Blues
-The Gates of Heaven*****
-The Thin Blue Line
-Ad Astra
-Still Life
-The Woman in the Dunes****
-The Lighthouse
-8 1/2*****
-The Irishman****
-A Brighter Summer Day*****
-Bone Tomahawk
-Taipei Story
-Vernon, Florida****
-Brawl in Cell Block 99
-Uncut Gems
-Panic Room
-The Last Jedi
-Free Solo
-Toy Story 4
-Thor: Ragnarok

-Joan Didion: The Center Cannot Hold
-Big Mouth, Season 1
-Cloverfield Paradox
-Cloverfield (again)
-Eric Andre in Paris
-Soft Focus with Jena Friedman
-Dead Set***
-Raising Arizona
-Blood Simple***
-The Sopranos, Season 1-6*****
-The Master
-Sorry to Bother You
-Stranger Than Paradise***
-Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
-The Bad Sleep Well
-Black Panther
-The Truman Show
-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
-There Will Be Blood (live, with NYPhil)
-Phantom Thread****
-Lady Bird
-Deadpool 2
-Incredibles 2
-Train to Busan
-LEGO Batman Movie
-Mission Impossible: Fallout
-Ready Player One
-The Spy Who Dumped Me
-The Meg
-The Seventh Seal***
-Beyond the Black Rainbow
-Ran (again, partially)
-The Favourite
-Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
-Crazy Rich Asians
-Three Identical Strangers

-Captain America: Civil War
-Deepwater Horizon
-Narcos, Season 1 + Season 2
-Broad City, Season 1 + Season 2
-Master of None, Season 2
-Alien: Covenant
-Sausage Party
-Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
-Kevin Hart: What Now?
-Twin Peaks: The Return *****
-Baby Driver
-The Villainness
-Fargo, Season 3 ***
-David Lynch: The Art Life
-Broad City, Season 3
-Bojack Horseman, Season 4
-Lost Highway**** (again)
-Nathan For You, Seasons 1-4****
-Blade Runner 2049
-Rogue One
-Brigsby Bear

-Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
-Independence Day: Resurgence
-Stranger Things
-The Walking Dead, Season 6
-Bojack Horseman, Season 3
-Elephant Man
-The Dog (Lam Can-Zhao)
-The Mermaid
-10 Cloverfield Lane
-The Lobster
-Mountains May Depart
-The Big Short
-Inside Out
-The Witch
-A Serious Man (again)
-The Godfather, Part II****
-Better Call Saul, Season 2
-Fear the Walking Dead, Season 2
-Louie, Season 1

-Bojack Horseman, Season 1 & 2
-Fargo, Season 1 & 2*****
-Star Wars: The Force Awakens
-Master of None, Season 1
-Dog Day Afternoon
-The Night Before
-The Graduate
-Inside Out
-Jurassic World
-Mad Max: Fury Road
-The Babadook
-Starship Troopers (again)
-The Descent, Part Two
-The Descent (again)
-Farewell, My Concubine*****
-Amor de Perdição, dir. Manoel de Oliveira (1978, adapted from Camilo Castelo Branco)*****
-It Follows (again)
-John Wick
-True Detective, season 2
-The Descent***
-It Follows
-Infernal Affairs 3
-Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
-Mad Max 2***
-Speed Racer
-Mad Max
-The Muppet Movie
-Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
-Cloud Atlas
-Gone Girl
-Heat (again)
-The Straight Story****
-Better Call Saul, season 1
-The Walking Dead, season 5
-Fresh Off The Boat, Season 1
-Inherent Vice
-There Will Be Blood****
-Inland Empire (finally)
-Barton Fink****
-Edge of Tomorrow***
-Kroll Show, season 2
-Space Jam
-This Is the End (again)

-Empire of the Sun
-Napoleon (Kubrick's screenplay)
-Spring in the Colony
-The Intouchables
-La Grande Bellezza****
-Blue Velvet (again)
-Happy Gilmore
-A Beautiful Mind (worse again)
-Burn After Reading (again, still great)
-Prometheus (again)
-Alien (again, still great)
-The Boondocks, seasons 1-2, 4
-Fast Times at Ridgemont High
-Breaking Bad, seasons 1-5*****
-12 Years a Slave
-Ocean's Eleven (original)
-Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
-22 Jump Street
-The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
-Glengarry Glen Ross
-The World's End (read FCH's excellent essay on the film
-Blue Velvet (again!)
-Guardians of the Galaxy
-The Tale of Two Sisters
-Attack the Block
-The Lego Movie
-Hero (again)
-Apocalypse Now (again)
-Godzilla (2014)
-The Girl Next Door
-True Detective, season 1***
-2001 (yet again)
-The Interview
-Kroll Show, season 1

The Canterbury Tales (dir. Pasolini)
Black Swan
Holy Motors
Repo Man
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Days of Being Wild
In the Mood For Love
Mo' Better Blues
Ali G Indahouse
White Ribbon
Twin Peaks, Seasons 1 + 2 
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Army of Darkness 2
The Shining (again)
Eyes Wide Shut

-Raging Bull
-The Artist
-Don Giovanni (dir. Losey)
-Gladiator (again)
-The Hunger Games
-Exit Through a Gift Shop
-The Avengers
-Midnight in Paris
-Mulholland Drive
-Blade Runner
-Drive (2011)
-John Carpenter's "The Thing"
-The Dark Knight Rises
-Event Horizon
-Batman and Robin
-The Cabin in the Woods
-The Raid Redemption
-Dave Chappelle's Block Party
-Hoop Dreams
-Do the Right Thing
-The Day After Tomorrow
-Blue Velvet
-Lost Highway
-12 Monkeys
-The Hobbit
-City of God
-Les Misérables (2012)
-Django Unchained
-The Last Picture Show
-Jackie Brown
-We Need to Talk About Kevin
-Lost Highway

-Half Baked

-The King's Speech
-Avatar: The Last Airbender
-My Cousin Vinny
-Gladiator (3/13)
-The Wrestler
-Planet Terror
-Pirates of the Caribbean 4
-The Departed*****
-A Beautiful Mind
-X-Men: First Class
-Alien 3
-Science of Sleep
-Dawn of the Dead (1978)
-Dawn of the Dead (2004)
-Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness
-Horrible Bosses
-2001: A Space Odyssey
-Captain America
-Death Proof
-The Interrupters
-Die Hard
-Batman Forever
-The Birds
-There's Something About Mary
-The Shining*****
-The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
-The Exorcist
-AvP (again)
-Dr. Strangelove
-Mission Impossible IV: Ghost Protocol
-True Romance
-Starship Troopers (again) (1/4)
-Dawn of the Dead (again)

-It's a Wonderful Life
-Wall Street
-Scary Movie 4
-The Godfather, part I
-The Hangover
-American Beauty*****
-An Education
-The Shawshank Redemption
-Fight Club*****
-Starship Troopers (-50 pts)
-500 Days of Summer
-Where the Wild Things Are
-The Informant!
-Inglourious Basterds
-Full Metal Jacket
-Requiem for a Dream*****
-American Psycho
-Planet of the Apes
-Alice in Wonderland
-Men Who Stare at Goats
-How to Train Your Dragon
-Silence of the Lambs ( Conway's house)
-40 Year-Old Virgin
-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
-The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)***
-The Mission
-Angels and Demons
-Donnie Darko****
-Lost in Translation
-The A Team
-Toy Story 3
-Kill Bill
-Up in the Air
-The Usual Suspects
-Forgetting Sarah Marshall
-Predator (twice!)
-James and the Giant Peach
-Schindler's List
-A Serious Man****
-Good Will Hunting
-The Town
-The Diary of a Seducer

-Mr. and Mrs. Smith

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†indicates streaming online

10/19/2021 - Aaron Seeber Quintet Live Recording at Ornithology Jazz Club
10/18/2021 - Yuhan Su Quartet (Matt Mitchell, Simon Willson, Dan Weiss) at Scholes Street Studio
10/17/2021 - Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet at the Vanguard
****10/14/2021 - Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet (Micah Thomas, Walter Smith III, Matt Brewer, Marcus Gilmore) at the Vanguard
9/29/2021 - Jerome Sabbagh with Joe Martin and Al Foster at Bar Bayeux
8/26/2021 - Dierk Peters Quintet (with Adam O'Farrill, Caleb Curtis, Walter Stinson, Buz" at Green Lung Studio
8/23/2021 - Dan Weiss Trio (with Thomas Morgan and Jacob Sacks) at Bar Lunatico
8/17/2021 - House of Creation at Mama Tried
8/13/2021 - Ralph Alessi Baida (Craig Taborn, Drew Gress, Nasheet Waits) at the Gallery
8/5/2021 - True East at Open Source Gallery
8/3/2021 - Stranger Days at 55 Bar
7/22/2021 - David Virelles Trio (with Matt Brewer and Eric McPherson) at the Gallery
7/2/2021 - Aaron Seeber (with Stacy Dillard, Isaac Wilson, Max Light, Ugonna Okegwo) at Smalls
6/30/2021 - Marta Sanchez Trio (with Michael Formanek and Gerald Cleaver) at Bar Lunatico
6/26/2021 - Kris Davis Capricorn Climber at the Gallery
6/8/2021 - Lim Yang Quartet (with Chet Doxas, Santiago Leibson, and Mark Ferber) at Bar Lunatico
6/7/2021 - Darius Jones Trio (with Dezron Douglas and Gerald Cleaver) in Green-wood Cemetery
5/31/2021 - Jason Palmer Quartet at Central Park Seneca Village
†1/13/2021 - Jonathan Saraga Trio at Soapbox Gallery

†indicates streaming online

†12/30/2020 - John Chin at Smalls
†12/18/2020 - Jonathan Finlayson at Roulette
†12/15/2020 - Hayoung Lyou CD release at Scholes Street Studio
†12/3/2020 - Billy Hart Quartet at Dizzy's Club
†11/23/2020 - Adam O'Farrill Trio at Underexposed
†11/19/2020 - New England Conservatory tribute to Charlie Parker at Jordan Hall
11/8/2020 - Stranger Days backyard show in Carroll Gardens
†11/4/2020 - Sullivan Fortner at Bar Bayeux
†10/14/2020 - Chris Potter at Bar Bayeux
9/19/2020 - Stranger Days stoop show in Bed-Stuy
†9/18/2020 - Wynton Marslalis/Bill Charlap at the Vanguard
†9/17/2020 - Borderlands Trio at the Vanguard
†9/10/2020 - Billy Hart Quartet at the Vanguard
†9/4/2020 - George Cables at the Vanguard***
†7/30/2020 - Johnathan Blake Quartet at the Gallery
†7/20/2020 - Ethan Iverson/Ben Street/Nasheet Waits at Smalls
†7/9/2020 - Ravi Coltrane at the Gallery
†6/28/2020 - Joe Martin at the Vanguard
†6/20/2020 - Dierk Peters/Walter Stinson/Stephen Boegehold at Green Lung Studios
†6/14/2020 - BHQ at the Vanguard
†6/13/2020 - BHQ at the Vanguard
†5/1/2020 - Adam + Arturo O'Farrill
†4/27/2020 - Vijay Iyer solo
3/5/2020 - Miles Okazaki (Amir El-Saffar, Jonathan Finlayson, Chris Tordini, Damion Reid) at the Stone
2/19/2020 - Max Light Trio at Bar Next Door
2/13/2020 - Donny McCaslin/George Garzone at Zinc Bar
2/11/2020 - Stranger Days at SEEDS + Tal Yahalom Trio (Simón Willson/Dayeon Seok) at Bar Next Door
2/10/2020 - Micah Thomas Trio (Dean Torrey/Kayvon Gordon) at SEEDS
2/3/2020 - Jochen Rueckert Trio (Mark Turner/Matt Penman) at Bar Lunatico
2/2/2020 - Jakob Bro (Mark Turner/Thomas Morgan/Joey Baron) at the Vanguard
1/29/2020 - Anna Webber's Idiom 6 at National Sawdust
1/16/2020 - Timon of Athens at Theater for a New Audience
1/13/2020 - Tim Berne/Ryan Ferreira/Nasheet Waits at Halyards


12/14/2019 - Ethan Iverson/Ben Street/Tootie Heath at Zinc Bar
11/7/2019 - Alfredo Colon Trio at the Gallery
11/6/2019 - Nathan Bellott at Red Room at KGB Bar
11/5/2019 - Fred Hersch with Drew Gress and Joey Baron at the Vanguard10/29/2019 - Glenn Zaleski Quintet (Lucas Pino, Adam O'Farrill, Desmond White, Allan Mednard) at Halyards
10/27/2019 - Billy Hart Quartet at the Vanguard
10/25/2019 - David Leon Quartet at Spectrum
10/23/2019 - Billy Hart Quartet at the Vanguard + Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days at 55 Bar
10/22/2019 - Billy Hart Quartet at the Vanguard 10/16/2019 - Ethan Iverson Quartet (Tom Harrell, Ben Street, EMac) at the Standard 10/13/2019 - Fly Trio at the Vanguard
10/10/2019 - Fly Trio at the Vanguard
10/8/2019 - Fly Trio at the Vanguard
10/6/2019 - Sullivan Fortner/John Patitucci/Nasheet Waits at the Standard
10/3/2019 - Chris Lightcap's SuperBigMouth at the Gallery
10/1/2019 - Ralph Alessi/Ravi Coltrane/Chris Lightcap/Nasheet Waits at Halyards
9/28/2019 - Archie Shepp/Lafayette Harris/Avery Sharpe at the Whitney; Cecile McLorin-Salvant "Ogresse" at JALC
9/24/2019 - Steve Lehman Trio with Craig Taborn at the Jazz Standard
9/18/2019 - Eric Andre ("Legalize Everything") at the Beacon Theater
9/17/2019 - Matt Mitchell/Craig Taborn/Dan Weiss/Ches Smith at the Stone
9/11/2019 - Mark Turner/Jerome Sabbagh/Joe Martin/Bill Stewart at Bar Bayeux
9/10/2019 - Remember Roy at the Gallery (Sullivan Fortner/Renee Neufville)
8/21/2019 - Mark Shim Trio (Matt Brewer/Damion Reid) at Bar Bayeux + Sullivan Fortner (Dean Torrey/Kayvon Gordon) at Mezzrow
8/14/2019 - Dayna Stephens Trio (Rick Rosato/Craig Weinrib) at Bar Bayeux
8/12/2019 - Hery Paz (Aruan Ortiz/Francisco Mela) at Bar Lunatico
7/23/2019 - Jon Saraga 3 (Walter Stinson/Aaron Seeber) at Bar Next Door
7/18/2019 - Lisa Hoppe Trio (Kalia Vandever/Dayeon Seok) at Bar Next Door + Leslie Mok's The Living Collective at the Gallery
7/17/2019 - Dayeon Seok's Covered in Peanut Butter (Adam O'Farrill/Christian Li/Keisuke Matsuno) + Colin Hinton Quartet (Todd Neufeld, Tony Malaby, Shawn Lovato) at Branded Saloon
7/3/2019 - Mela/Paz/Trujillo at Smalls
6/28/2019 - Ethan Iverson Quartet (Tom Harrell, Ben Street, EMac) at the Vanguard
6/25/2019 - Ethan Iverson/Mark Turner at the Vanguard
6/19/2019 - Walter Stinson Double Bass Quintet (house concert)
6/12/2019 - Michael Attias Nine at the Gallery
6/3/2019 - Eliana Glass Trio + Adam O'Farrill's Birds Blown Out of Latitude at Threes
5/25/2019 - Joe Martin Quartet at the Gallery
4/25/2019 - Andrew Schiller's Filament at Nublu Classic
4/16/2019 - Julius Caesar at Theater for a New Audience
4/11/2019 - Felipe Ensemble Interconnection Ensemble at National Sawdust + Alfredo Colon BIG HEAD at the Gallery
4/2/2019 - Sullivan Fortner Trio at the Vanguard + Josh Redman Quartet at the Blue Note 3/30/2019 - Edmar Colon Quartet at The Clemente (Latea)
3/26/2019 - Thomas Morgan/Dan Weiss duo at Halyards
3/17/2019 - Matt Mitchell/Miles Okazaki duo, Anna Webber Rectangles Quartet at the Owl
3/12/2019 - Craig Taborn/Vijay Iyer duo at Roulette
2/15/2019 - Juanma Trujillo's Tablopan at Scholes Street Studio
2/13/2019 - Family Plan (Vicente Hansen, Andrew Boudreau, Simon Willson) / Anna Webber Simple Trio at Scholes Street Studio
2/3/2019 - Billy Hart Quartet at the Vanguard
1/28/2019 - Anna Webber Septet
1/23/2019 - Vijay Iyer Trio (with Linda May Han Oh and Tyshawn Sorey) at Jazz Standard
1/22/2019 - Adam O'Farrill STRANGER DAYS at 55 Bar
1/16/2019 - Kris Davis/John Hebert/Jeff Tain Watts at the Stone


12/19/2018 - Kyle Nasser Quintet with Rich Perry and Ethan Iverson at Cornelia
12/14/2018 - Adam O'Farrill "Bird Blown Out of Latitude" at the Gallery
12/11/2018 - Phalanx Ambassadors/Wendy Eisenberg Trio at Nublu
12/2/2018 - Mark Turner Quintet at the Vanguard
11/28 - 12/1/2018 - Mark Turner Quintet at the Vanguard 11/15/2018 - Sam Harris Trio CD release (HARMONY) at the Gallery
11/14/18 - Mario Pavone (Matt Mitchell + Tyshawn Sorey) at Korzo*****
11/8/18 - Felipe Salles Lullaby Project at the Gallery
10/28/18 - Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet at the Gallery
10/9/18 - Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days at 55 Bar
10/8/18 - Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble (MONK) at Dizzy's Club
10/3/18 - Darcy James Argue's Secret Society at the Gallery
9/19/18 - Starebaby at Nublu 151****
9/18/18 - Ethan Iverson/Mark Turner at Jazz Standard
9/13/18 - Jasper Dutz "Cats & Masters" + Francisco Mela Quartet at Smalls
9/12/18 - There Will Be Blood at David Geffen Hall
9/11/18 - Adam O'Farrill Quintet at Korzo
9/7/18 - Ethan Iverson Quartet (Dayna Stephens, Thomas Morgan, EMAC) at the Gallery
9/6/18 - Colin Hinton's Facehugger at the Gallery
8/14/18 - Fourth Floor (Miguel Zenon/Matt Mitchell/Dan Weiss) at Korzo
8/12/18 - Juanma Trujillo/Hery Paz duo at Downtown Music Gallery
7/31/18 - Steve Lehman Trio (Matt Brewer, Damion Reid) at the Gallery
7/28/18 - Orrin Evans/Bill McHenry/Buster Williams/Mark Whitfield Jr. at Smoke
7/27/18 - Jon Saraga/Walter Stinson/Aaron Seeber at Bar Next Door
7/26/18 - Lee Konitz/Dan Tepfer at the Gallery
6/26/18 - William Parker Aquaphone Ensemble at the Stone
6/16/18 - Christian Li Trio (with Martin Nevin and Lesley Mok) at 80 Rutgers Slip
6/5-6/18 - Scott Colley Trio (with Mark Turner and Kenny Wollesen) at the Vanguard
4/17/18 - Ethan Iverson with Billy Harper, Buster Williams, Billy Hart at Jazz Standard
2/27/18 - Dayeon Seok Quartet at Korzo
2/15/18 - Craig Taborn/Kris Davis duo at ISSUE Project Room
2/7/18 - Miguel Zenon Quartet at the Vanguard
2/3/18 - Linda Oh AVENTURINE with Miguel Zenon at Stone at the New School
1/30/18 - Max Light Trio at Silvana + Hollenbeck Large Ensemble at LPR + Iverson/Morgan/Cleaver at Korzo
1/18/18 - Anna Webber Septet at the Gallery
1/16/18 - Miguel Zenon/David Virelles Duo at Latea
1/11/18 - Alicia Hall Moran at Bryant Park Ice Rink


12/20/17 - Eric Revis/Bill McHenry/Darius Jones/Kris Davis/Gerald Cleaver at the Gallery
12/14/17 - Adam O'Farrill's STRANGER DAYS at the Gallery
12/13/17 - Choir Invisible at the Gallery
12/12/17 - Billy Hart Quartet at NuBlu (Chris Potter subbing)
12/9/17 - Kris Davis Borderlands Trio at the Gallery
11/28/17 - Kate Gentile Quartet at the Gallery
11/16/17 - Jonathan Finlayson Sicilian Defense at the Gallery
11/11/17 - Hal Galper Quartet at Smalls
11/7/17 - Dayeon Seok/Hery Paz/Pavolka/Genovese at Korzo
10/26/17 - James Carter (Lockjaw Eddie Davis event) at Jazz Museum of Harlem
10/18/17 - Marta Sanchez CD Release at the Gallery
10/15/17 - David Virelles/Ben Street/Andrew Cyrille play Monk at Jazz Standard
10/9/17 - Ethan Iverson/Orrin Evans at Greenwich House Music
10/4/17 - Endangered Blood at Barbes
9/28/17 - Steve Lehman with Maria Grand at the Gallery 9/16/17 - Sara Serpa/Mark Turner/Zeena Parkins "Recognition" at Drawing Center
9/13/17 - McGill/McHale trio at Buffet Showroom; Snakeoil at the Standard
9/12/17 - Ethan Iverson/Ron Carter/Billy Hart at Jazz Standard
9/11/17 - Miguel/Dan Tepfer duo at Mezzrow
9/8/17 - Craig Taborn trio (Morgan/Weiss) at the Stone
8/29-30 - Kurt Rosenwinkel at the Vanguard
8/1/17 - Rich Perry Trio at Halyards
7/30/17 - Marta Sanchez Quintet at 55 Bar
7/27/17 - Secret Mall at the Gallery
7/18/17 - Ravi Coltrane "Universal Consciousness" at the Gallery
7/17/17 - Ravi Coltrane "Universal Consciousness" at the Gallery
7/15/17 - Aaron Parks Quintet at the Gallery
7/14/17 - Tim & Eric 10th Anniversary Tour at Town Hall, NYC
7/12/17 - 40Twenty at the Gallery; Faron Tillson Trio at Rue B
7/9/17 - Tom Harrell Quintet at the Vanguard
7/5/17 - Annie Chen Quintet with Nat Gao at Cornelia Street Cafe
6/30/17 - Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan at Roulette
6/29/17 - Jochen Rueckert Quartet at Smalls + Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell at Greenwich Music House
6/24/17 - Wadada Leo Smith/Jen Shyu/Sylvie Courvoisier/Bill Laswell/Susie Ibarra/Pheeroan AkLaff at the New Stone
6/23/17 - Pharaoh Sanders at Prospect Park Bandshell
6/22/17 - Chris Potter Quartet at the Vanguard
6/20/17 - Rich Perry/Monder/Wang/Voglino at Halyard's
6/14/17 - Benoit Delbecq (with Mark Turner/John Hebert/Gerald Cleaver) at the Standard
6/13/17 - Kate Gentile CD Release at Korzo
6/11/17 - Mark Turner Quartet at the Vanguard*****
6/6-6/8/17 - Mark Turner Quartet at the Vanguard
6/5/17 - Mingus Big Band at the Jazz Standard
6/2/17 - Alexis Cuadrado "A Lorca Soundscape" at the Gallery + Fay Victor/Joe Morris/Reggie Nicholson at Nublu (old)
5/30/17 - Wet Electric at Halyard's
5/27/17 - Ingrid Laubrock solo/Charmaine + Joe Morris/Peter Evans + Levy Lorenzo at Gallery 456, Guillermo Klein Sextet at Cornelia Street Cafe
5/26/17 - Joel Ross Residency Commission at the Gallery, Ladyparts at Parkside Lounge
5/23/17 - Savion Glover & Marcus Gilmore at the Gallery
5/21/17 - Hery Paz Trio at Kensington Improvisers' Collective
5/20/17 - Phalanx Trio (Matt Mitchell, Kate Gentile, Kim Cass) at the Gallery
5/17/17 - Salty Brine (Jungle Book) at Pangea
5/16/17 - Andrew Schiller Quintet at Korzo
5/12/17 - Sonder CD Release in Hell's Kitchen
5/11/17 - Vijay Iyer Trio (with Tyshawn) at the Vanguard
5/8/17 - Aaron Quinn/Andrew Schiller/Deric Dickens at Shapeshifter
4/29/17 - Jason Rigby/Cameron Brown/George Schuller at the Gallery
4/26/17 - Bill Stewart Trio (Walter Smith III, Larry Grenadier) at the Vanguard
4/20/17 - Ethan Iverson/Christian McBride, Vijay Iyer/Christian McBride, Miles Okazaki TRICKSTER at the Gallery
4/19/17 - Linda Oh Group at the Jazz Standard
4/18/17 - Michael Attias Quartet at Korzo
4/16/17 - Ethan Iverson/David Williams/Victor Lewis at the Owl
4/14/17 - Adam O'Farrill's I WANT MY LIFE BACK (Residency Commission) at the Gallery
4/12/17 - Cory Smythe AUTOTROPHS at the Gallery + Jacob Sacks Quintet (Formanek, Weiss, Malaby, Eskelin) at the Drawing Room
4/11/17 - Laubrock/Lopez/Rainey at Barbes****
4/6/17 - Peyton Pleninger's Biotonic at the Gallery
4/4/17 - Shai Maestro Trio + Mark Turner at the Gallery
3/31/17 - Alex Koo/Mark Turner/Ralph Alessi at Greenwich Music House
3/28/17 - Vinnie Sperrazza Trio (Speed/Brendler) at Korzo
3/23/17 - Nerissa Campbell at the Gallery
3/22/17 - Doxas/Sacks/Lober/Sperrazza at Smalls
3/19/17 - Dana Saul Trio/Nathan Bellott Quartet at WMC
3/15/17 - Rhombal at Cornelia Street Cafe
3/9/17 - Billy Hart Quartet at the Jazz Standard****
3/7/17 - Eric Revis/Kris Davis/Johnathan Blake at the Gallery
3/4/17 - Steve Coleman REFLEX Trio at the Gallery
3/1/17 - Craig Taborn Quartet at the Vanguard***
2/23/17 - Nick Grinder Quintet at Halyard's
2/22/17 - Vijay Iyer/Henry Threadgill/Dafnis Prieto at the Gallery
2/14/17 - Miguel Zenon Quartet at the Vanguard
2/10/17 - David Virelles NOSOTROS at the Gallery
1/24-28 - Ethan Iverson Quartet ft. Tom Harrell at the Village Vanguard***
1/19/17 - No Fascism Concert at Symphony Space
1/11/17 - Francisco Mela Quartet (Hery Paz, Kris Davis, Gerald Cannon) at Smalls
1/5/17 - Chris Gethard: Career Suicide at SubCulture
1/3/17 - Broken Shadows at Korzo


12/21/16 - Vijay Iyer/Mark Turner duo at TJG Salon** + James Carney Sextet at the Gallery + Kenny Barron Quintet at the Vanguard*
12/20/16 - Matt Mitchell Quartet + Michael Attias's Spun Tree at Korzo
12/16/16 - Kris Davis Trio (Stephan Crump, Eric McPherson) at the Gallery
12/14/16 - Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell/Dan Weiss at the Gallery
12/9/16 - David Virelles + Marcus Gilmore at LPR; Eric McPherson at Smalls
12/7/16 - Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell/Dan Weiss at the Gallery
12/6/16 - Gerald Clayton Trio + Miguel Zenon at Jazz Standard
12/4/16 - Chris Dingman Trio at Depuy's Landing
11/30/16 - Tomas Fujiwara at The Jazz Gallery
11/27/16 - Jason Moran's the Band Wagon at the Vanguard**
11/22/16 - Ethan Iverson Trio (Ben Street, EMac) at Korzo
11/19/16 - Karolina Beimcik ZORYA at Polish Consulate NYC
11/12/16 - Marcus Gilmore & David Virelles at the Gallery
11/5/16 - Liberation Music Orchestra with Carla Bley at the Standard
11/4/16 - Eric André at Caroline's**
11/3/16 - Anna Webber SIMPLE at Greenwich House Music
11/2/16 - Lage Lund Quartet at Smalls (Mark Turner, Vicente Archer, Johnathan Blake)
10/30/16 - Gorguts at Le Poisson Rouge
10/27/16 - Kenneth Salters HAVEN at the Gallery
10/26/16 - Shai Maestro Trio featuring Mark Turner at the Gallery
10/22/16 - Ben van Gelder Sextet
10/11/16 - Walking Distance at the Gallery
10/2/16 - Craig Taborn + Kris Davis duo at Roulette
10/1/16 - Samita Sinha + Susie Ibarra + Jen Shyu solo at Asia Society
9/30/16 - Henry Threadgill's ZOOID at the Vanguard + Roy Hargrove Big Band at the Gallery
9/29/16 - Adam O'Farrill's STRANGER DAYS at Birdland + Chet Doxas RICH IN SYMBOLS at The Jazz Gallery
9/21/16 - Andrew Hill SMOKESTACK tribute at Jazz Standard (Vijay Iyer, John Hebert, Mark Helias, Eric MacPherson) + Rich Perry at Fifth Estate
9/13/16 - Jimmy Heath at the Gallery/ Tim Berne's Snakeoil at Korzo
9/10/16 - Patrick Zimmerli CLOCKWORK at LPR (Ethan Iverson, Chris Tordini, John Hollenbeck) + Pedro Giraudo Big Band at the Gallery
9/9/16 - Pedro Giraudo Tango at the Gallery
9/8/16 - Immanuel Wilkins at the Gallery
9/6/16 - Steve Coleman (Mark Turner, JFinlayson, Okazaki, Linda Oh/Matt Brewer, Neeraj) at the Stone
9/5/16 - Linda Oh Quartet at 55 Bar
8/29/16 - Frank Kimbrough + Dave Baron at Mezzrow
8/27/16 - George Coleman Quartet at the Jazz Standard
8/26/16 - Patrick Zimmerli Quintet at Bryant Park (Intersect)
8/24/16 - Sebastian Noelle's Shelter at Cornelia Street Cafe
8/12/16 - Matt Mitchell Trio at the Vanguard (Zorn's Bagatelles) + Liberty Ellman Sextet at the Gallery
8/9/16 - Kyle Nasser/Andrew Rathbun Quintet at Fifth Estate
8/6/16 - Mary Halvorson Octet at the Stone
8/4/16 - Lead Bubble ft. Charmaine Lee / Brandon Lopez solo at ShapeShifter Lab
8/3/16 - The Sopranos (Ingrid Laubrock, Dan Blake, Jon Irabagon) at Threes Brewing
7/31/16 - Ingrid Laubrock solo at Gallery 440**
7/27/16 - Andrew Schiller Quarter at Cornelia Street
7/26/16 - Eric Revis Quartet at the Gallery
7/23/16 - Gilad Hekselman Zuperoctave (Ben Wendel, Shai Maestro, Kush Abadey) at the Gallery
6/23/16 - Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio at Modern Sky Lab, Beijing
5/5/16 - Craig Taborn Quartet at the Gallery
5/4/16 - Music 173r Final Concert at Holden Chapel, Harvard4/28/16 - Linda Oh SUN PICTURES at the Gallery; Billy Hart Quartet at Jazz Standard
4/23/16 - Cecil Taylor at the Whitney****
4/22/16 - Fabian Almazan, Theo Hill, Kris Davis***** solo piano at the Gallery 4/21/16 - Aaron Parks, Joel Ross, John Ellis, Thomas Morgan, Eric McPherson at the Gallery
4/19/16 - Mannequins (Kate Gentile, Matt Mitchell, Adam Hopkins, Jeremy Viner) at Korzo****
4/16/16 - Matt Brewer Quintet at the Gallery
4/14/16 - Cecil Taylor/Tony Oxley/Min Tanaka + CT New Unit at Whitney Museum*****
4/8/16 - Fromm Concert 2: Craig Taborn solo, Wadada Leo Smith/Ikue Mori, Courtney Bryan, Tyshawn Sorey Double Trio
4/7/16 - Fromm Concert 1: Wadada Leo Smith/Vijay Iyer; Mitchell-Reid-Reed; Okkyung Lee solo*****; Steve Lehman Octet
3/29/16 - Craig Taborn & Vijay Iyer duo at Met Breuer****
3/22/16 - Tyshawn Sorey Trio at Met Breuer****
3/18/16 - Ethan Iverson Quartet (Dayna Stephens, David Williams, Eric MacPherson) at Smalls****
3/17/16 - Blindspot at Met Breuer (VI, Teju Cole, Patricia Brennan, Linda Oh)
3/8/16 - Halvorson-Akinmusire-Taborn at Roulette
3/7/16 - Joshua Campbell's senior thesis recital in Paine Hall
3/2/16 - Kate Gentile SUPERGIANT at the Stone
2/28/16 - Dre Hocevar Large Ensemble at ShapeShifter
2/27/16 - Ingrid Laubrock UBATUBA at the Gallery
2/26/16 - ArcoIris Sandoval Quartet at Baruch College + Charles Altura at the Gallery 2/25/16 - Andrew Schiller Quartet at Cornelia Street, Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet at the Vanguard
2/21/16 - Beau D'Ver + Fucked by Wall Street at Outpost 186
2/19/16 - The Ice Siren at the Gallery
2/12/16 - Dan Weiss Large Ensemble (SIXTEEN) at the Gallery
1/30/16 - Craig Taborn Trio (Thomas Morgan + Dan Weiss) at the Stone****, DJA SS at the Gallery
1/29/16 - Darcy James Argue Secret Society at the Gallery
1/28/16 - Mark Turner/Ethan Iverson duo at Mezzrow
1/27/16 - Kate Gentile Mannequin + Peyton Pleninger at SEEDS
1/21/16 - Adam Larson at the Gallery
1/17/16 - Still Dreaming at the Jazz Standard
1/15/16 - ECM Night at WJF: David Torn solo, Mark Turner Quartet, Craig Taborn Solo, Avishai Cohen Quartet, Ches Smith's THE BELL, Vijay Iyer Trio, David Virelles's Mboko, at New School Tishman Auditorium
1/14/16 - Kenneth Salters at the Gallery
1/12/16 & 13/16 - Miles Okazaki's Trickster at the Gallery
1/7/16 - Steve Lehman & Selebeyone at SEEDS::Brooklyn
1/6/16 - Matt Mitchell Quartet at The Jazz Standard
1/5/16 - Kris Davis + Stephan Crump + Eric MacPherson at Korzo

12/20/15 - Theo Bleckmann ELEGY + Anna Webber Simple Trio at IBeam
12/14/15 - Henry Threadgill's Double Up at Roulette
12/11/15 - Miguel Zenón & Luis Perdomo at Hank O' Neal's
12/10/15 - EJ Strickland Transient Beings at the Gallery
12/3/15 - Tim Berne's Snakeoil at the Gallery
11/30/15 - Ethan Iverson/Corcoran Holt/Leroy Williams at the Drawing Room
11/22/15 - Tyshawn Sorey Trio at the Vanguard
11/21/15 - Dave Liebman "Expansions" at the Gallery
11/20/15 - Stranger Days at the Gallery
11/19/15 -
11/16/15 - Grimes at Terminal 5
11/15/15 - Steve Coleman Five Elements + Marcus Gilmore at the Vanguard
11/13/15 - Chris Morrissey at the Gallery
11/12/15 - Jerome Sabbagh at the Gallery
11/11/15 - Steve Coleman Natal Eclipse at the Vanguard
11/6/15 - Threadgill/Iyer/Prieto at the Gallery
11/5/15 - Caroline Davis at the Gallery
11/4/15 - Ben Monder & Andrew Cyrille duo at Greenwich Music House*****
10/22/15 - John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble at National Sawdust
10/18/15 - Dave Binney Quartet at 愚公移山, Beijing
9/2/15 - Miguel Zenón Quartet at the Vanguard
8/12/15 - Billy Hart Quartet at the Vanguard
8/5/15 - Will Vinson/John Ellis/Rick Rosato/Colin Stranahan at Smalls + Marquis Hill/Chris Pattishall at Mezzrow
8/4/15 - Le Boeuf Bros + Donny McCaslin at the Gallery
7/22/15 - Sheila Jordan at the Loft, Northampton, MA
7/18/15 - Godwin Louis with Jason Palmer at Wally's
7/13/15 - Bill McHenry, Phil Grenadier, John Lockwood at the Lily Pad
7/8/15 - Vision Festival 20, day 2: Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway; Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen
7/7/15 - Vision Festival 20, day 1: Douglas Ewart & Quasar; Nathaniel Mackey; Amina Claudine Myers & Henry Grimes; Roscoe Mitchell Trios + Quintet***** at Judson Church
6/26/15 - Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey duo at the Lily Pad
6/22/15 - Gabriel Zucker "Weighting" at Spectrum (Tyshawn Sorey, Adam O'Farrill, Eric Trudel)
6/20/15 - Becca Stevens "Regina" at the Gallery
6/9/15 - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman at the Highline Ballroom
6/8/15 - Brad Linde Big Ol' Ensemble at the Gallery
6/7/15 - Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quartet (Anthony Davis, John Lindberg, Pheeroan akLaff) at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music****
6/6/15 - David Virelles Trio (Thomas Morgan, Eric McPherson) at the Cell Theater
6/4/15 - Bobby Avey Quartet at the Gallery
6/2/15 - "Crossing," by Matt Aucoin, at Citi Shubert Theater
5/23/15 - Ohad Talmor Grand Ensemble at the Gallery
5/22/15 - Ohad Talmor Grand Ensemble at the Gallery; Peter Bernstein Quartet (Gerald Clayton, Doug Weiss, Bill Stewart) at the Vanguard
5/12/15 - Gone But Not Forgotten (JB4) at Jazz Standard
5/10/15 - Aaron Larson Tevis Quintet in Room 358
5/2/15 - Evan Allen M.M. Recital
4/29/15 - Mahler 9 at Jordan Hall, NEC Philharmonia conducted by Hugh Wolff
4/27/15 - Marza Wilks M.M. Cello Recital
4/23/15 - BSO: Ravel (Mother Goose, G Major Piano Con.), Adès (Couperin Transcriptions) 4/19/15 - David Stephens M.M. Classical Saxophone recital, Isaac Wilson B.M. recital
4/10/15 - Vijay Iyer Trio at Regatta Bar
4/7/15 - Carrie Furniss; Everybody Kim Parcell at Midway Café, JP
4/4/15 - Austin Yancey, M.M. Recital
4/3/15 - Ran Blake 80th Birthday Celebration at MIT
3/31/15 - Beau D'Ver & Alfaia Quartet at NEC's Jordan Hall
3/26/15 - Ringshine at NEC's Jordan Hall, Room 358
3/25/15 - Miguel Zenón Quartet at Regatta Bar + Kyle Nasser Quintet at Beat Hotel
3/20/15 - Steve Lehman Octet at Brooklyn Conservatory****
3/19/15 - Lee Konitz with Dave Douglas Quintet (Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, Ches Smith) at the Jazz Standard
3/18/15 - Ethan Iverson/Seamus Blake duo at Mezzrow
3/7/15 - Steve Coleman with Five Elements at The Jazz Gallery
3/6/15 - Steve Coleman w/ Marcus Gilmore at The Jazz Gallery + Tootie Heath Trio at the Village Vanguard
2/27/15 - Miles Okazaki Quartet at The Jazz Gallery
2/24/15 - NEC Contemporary Music Ensemble: Ligeti "Aventures"
2/20/15 - BSO Matinée: Stravinsky "Pulcinella" & Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 
12/12/15 - Jason Moran "All Rise: An Elegy For Fats Waller" at NEC
2/11/15 - NEC Philharmonia in Jordan Hall: Stravinsky "Fireworks, op. 4," Prokofiev Piano Concerto no. 3, Ravel "Mother Goose," Strauss "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"
2/7/15 - Harvard Group for New Music: Elizabeth Weisser & John Pickford Richards
2/3/15 - Noah Preminger Quartet: Music of Ornette Coleman, at Beat Hotel
1/29/15 - Scriabin Complete Piano Sonatas, in Jordan Hall
1/24/15 - The Bad Plus,
1/17/15 - Mapujazz, etc.
1/16/15 - Pedrito Martinez Group
1/15/15 - Children of the Light Trio (Danilo, Patitucci, Brian Blade)***
1/14/15 - Danilo Pérez, Rubén Blades, Miguel Zenón, John Patitucci, Brian Blade
1/12/15 - Brian Blade Fellowship
1/9/15 - WJF 2015: Taylor Eigsti's Free Agency, Kneebody + Daedelus, TRIO 3 + Vijay Iyer, So Percussion feat. Man Forever, Marquis Hill 'Blacktet,' Raymond Angry (Celebration of Life Suite), Aaron Parks Little/Big
1/8/15 - Ben Wendel Quartet at Greenwich Music House, Kendrick Scott Oracle, Alan Hampton solo, Derrick Hodge, José James, and Robert Glasper Trio at LPR
1/6/15 - Matt Mitchell Quartet (Chris Speed, Chris Tordini, Dan Weiss) at the Gallery


12/19/14 - Mark Guiliana 'Jazz Quartet' (Jason Rigby, Shai Maestro, Chris Morrissey) at the Gallery + Addison Frei trio at Something Jazz
12/7/14 - Music 280: Creative Music recital in Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard
12/3/14 - Early Jazz ensemble, Jason Moran Ensemble at Pierce Hall, NEC + Revive Big Band at Café 939 (featuring Bilal)
11/15/14 - "Battle of the Bands:" Wolfhound, Anthony Fung Quintet, Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days at the Lily Pad
11/13/14 - Joan Jonas & Jason Moran: Reanimated at the MFA
11/13/14 - BSO: Rite of Spring rehearsal 
11/12/14 - Very Very Threadgill (Jazz Night in America broadcast)
11/11/14 - Stevie Wonder (Songs in the Key of Life) at TD Garden
11/7/14 - Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone at the Lily Pad
11/4/14 - Music of John Zorn in Jordan Hall
10/17/14 - Flying Lotus (with Thundercat) at Paradise Rock Club
10/11/14 - Decay (Tim Berne, Ryan Ferreira, Michael Formanek, and Ches Smith) at the Stone
10/10/14 - BLARJ (Ben Wendel, Linda Oh, Aaron Parks, Rodney Green, Jaleel Shaw) at the Gallery
10/8/14 - Nico Muhly at MFA
9/28/14 - Dig Deeper: Conversation with Henry Threadgill (plus Jason Moran, Brent Edwards) at Harlem Stage
9/27/14 - Steve Coleman at the Stone; Dayna Stephens Group at The Jazz Gallery
9/25/14 - iiii at Ryles
9/24/14 - Claudia Quintet at Lily Pad
9/23/14 - Eric Harland's Voyager with Walter Smith III, Julian Lage, Taylor Eigsti, and Harish Raghavan at Regatta Bar
9/20/14 - Jason Palmer at Wally's with Michael Janisch, Cedric Hanriot, Lee Fish
9/19/14 - Jason Palmer at Wally's with Donny McCaslin, Clarence Penn, Michael Janisch, Cedric Hanriot
9/18/14 - Evan Parker, Joe Morris, and Nate Wooley at the Lily Pad
9/16/14 - Mark Turner Quartet at Regatta Bar (Avishai Cohen, Joe Martin, Justin Brown)
9/9/14 - Anthony Fung Quintet at Regatta Bar
8/14/14 - Miguel Zenón & Mario Castro at the Gallery
8/9/14 - St. Vincent at Prospect Park
8/7/14 - Miguel Zenón & Mario Castro at the Gallery
7/31/14 - Lee Konitz Quartet at the Gallery
7/30/14 - Jon Hendricks at the Gallery; Henry Threadgill's Zooid at the Village Vanguard
7/25/14 - Ingrid Laubrock's "Nor'easter" at the Gallery
7/24/14 - Miles Okazaki Quartet at the Gallery
7/18/14 - Roman Filiu "Quarteria" premiere at the Gallery
7/17/14 - Miguel Zenón & Mario Castro at the Gallery
7/12/14 - Fima Ephron's F33MS4 (pronounced "Feem's 4) at the Gallery
6/21/14 - Godwin Louis Residency Commission at the Gallery
6/19/14 - Holophonor CD release concert at the Gallery
6/17/14 - Jaleel Shaw & Elena Pinderhughes at Shapeshifter Lab + Slavic Soul Party at Barbes
6/14/14 - Jerome Sabbagh Quartet at TJG (Ben Monder, Joe Martin, Jochen Rueckert)
6/13/14 - Michael Formanek Quartet at Cornelia Street: Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, Dan Weiss
5/4/14 - Vijay Iyer Sextet at Harvard ArtsFirst
4/23/14 - Rudresh Mahanthappa and Vijay Iyer at Berklee
4/17/14 - NEC Jazz Orchestra Plays the Music of Sun Ra 4/13/14 - Janelle Monáe at Harvard University's Yardfest
4/12/14 - Andrew Bird + Lauryn Hill at Brown University's Spring Weekend
4/11/14 - Robin Baytas Senior Recital
4/10/14 - NEC Jazz Composers' Ensemble + Gospel Ensemble in Brown Hall
4/6/14 - Pillowman, dir. Lily Glimcher at the Loeb Mainstage (ART)
4/4/14 - Lakmé by the Lowell House Opera
4/4/14 - Brattle Chamber Players' Concert in Paine Hall (premiere by Chase Morrin)
3/30/14 - Hery Paz Masters Recital at NEC
3/27/14 - Stella Chen/George Li University Hall Recital Series
3/25/14 - SFJazz at Regatta Bar
3/12/14 - Ambrose Akinmusire at Regatta Bar
2/19/14 - Noam Pikelny and Friends at the Sinclair
2/5/14 - Cosi Fan Tutte at Agassiz Theater (Dunster House Opera)
2/3/14 - Herbie Hancock at Harvard: "The Wisdom of Miles Davis"
1/30/14 - Wynton Marsalis "New Orleans: The Birth of Jazz" Lecture in Sanders
1/26/14 - Robert Levin solo piano recital in Sanders (new works)
1/12/14 - Swami Vivekananda 151st Birthday concert at Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture (morning session)****
1/10/14 - Sarod Recital at Jadavpur University
1/4/14 - Swara Samrat Festival, night 1, at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata

1/29/13 - Brando Noir at NEC's Jordan Hall, produced by Ran Blake and Aaron Hartley
2/6/13 - Beethoven Symphony no. 5, BSO at Symphony Hall
2/14/13 - Massenet's Cendrillion, Dunster House Opera
3/27/13 - Billy Hart Quartet (Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner, Ben Street) at Regatta Bar
3/30/13 - Benjamin Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream, Lowell House Opera
4/5/13 - Brattle Chamber Players concert
4/11/13 - Gerald Clayton Trio (Justin Brown, Joe Sanders) at the Regatta Bar
4/13/13 - Joshua Redman, Aaron Goldberg with the Harvard Jazz Band in Sanders
4/14/13 - Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile at Berklee Performance Center
4/17/13 - Wynton Marsalis Lecture at Sanders
4/18/13 - Randy Weston and the NEC Jazz Orchestra; Ben Wendel and Dan Tepfer duo at the Lily Pad
4/20/13 - Deer Hunter, Kendrick Lamar at Brown University
5/8/13 - Craig Taborn Trio (Gerald Cleaver, Thomas Morgan) at Regatta Bar****
6/7, 6/8/13 - John Escreet Trio + Sirius Quartet at the Jazz Gallery
6/10/13 - BB&C and Fork at Shapeshifter
6/12/13 - Milford Graves Tribute at Roulette (Visions Festival)
6/13/13 - Sam Harris Group at Jazz Gallery
6/14/13 - Andy Milne & DAPP Theory
6/15/13 - Matana Roberts's ANTHEM at the Gallery
6/20/13 - THIEFS
6/21/13 - Philip Dizack Group
6/27, 28, 29 - Henry Threadgill's ZOOID at the Gallery*****
7/10/13 - NYPhil at Prospect Park
7/12/13 - Ryan Keberle + Catharsis at the Gallery
7/13/13 - Nir Felder Trio at the Gallery
7/19, 20 - Chris Morrissey Band at the Gallery
7/24/13 - Yosvany Terry Quintet + Dafnis Prieto Sextet at Madison Square Park
7/25/13 - Fred Hersch Trio with Joe Lovano at the Village Vanguard
7/31/13 - Thumbs Up (Vijay, Rafiq, Himanshu, Cassa Overall) at the Stone
8/2/13 - Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato
8/3/13 - Clarence Penn: MONK THE LOST FILES
8/6/13 - O' Farrill Brothers at Shapeshifter
8/13/13 - Luis Perdomo solo at 1 Liberty Plaza
8/14/13 - Alex Wyatt @ Shapeshifter, Logan Richardson + SHIFT (Sam Harris, Charles Altura, Harish Raghavan, Tommy Crane) @ Smalls
9/26/13 - Wynton Marsalis and JALC @ Sanders Theater
10/1/13 - Kneebody Masterclass at NEC
10/6/13 - Mark Turner + Batiste Trotignon duo / Joshua Redman quartet at Salle Pleyel, Paris
10/15/13 - Mike Bono CD Release at Regattabar
10/20/13 - Chris Thile solo in Sanders
10/23/13 - NEC Philharmonic in Jordan Hall (Mendelssohn "Midsummer's Night" Overture, Henze 8, Berlioz "Roman Carnival," Pines of Rome)
10/26/13 - Mehldiana at the Sinclair
11/8/13 - Brattle Chamber Players concert
11/9/13 - SEESAW Dance show
11/25/13 - Thundercat at the Sinclair
12/6/13 - Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson at the Oberon
12/8/13 - Dido and Aeneas at Agassiz, by Early Music Society
12/20/13 - Dan Tepfer/Ben Wendel duo + woodwind quartet at the Gallery

Recipes (Culinary Consumption)

Nanjing Spareribs

Char Siu Pork
Hot and sour napa cabbage
--Chive Scrambled Eggs
--Beef and Pepper Stir-fry
--Soft-shelled Crab with Scallion and Ginger

Listening References