LISTS and Links


Since the internet, and especially since becoming a writer and a performer, I’ve realized how many truly great unknown musicians, poets etc. there are. This can be discouraging, but also something of a relief. It's OK never to be on the cover of the Rolling Stone.

I’m not a music critic. I don't have anything to say, just: I’ve heard them and I like them.  Categories hang loosely around their shoulders here. “Jazz” may mean “Well, she composes in a classical format but she plays mostly in clubs”  NOTE I realize there are many greats I've left off the list; some deliberately like personal friends or artists already well known. Feel free to make your own recommendations.

1 Francisco Guerrero                Renaissance composer   Ego flos campi
4 Goebbels                                Composer   Everything that happened and would happen
5 Max Richter                            Composer   On the Nature of Daylight
6 Carter Burwell                        Film score composer   Moloch
7 Nicholas Britell                       Film score composer   Succession
8 Hildur Guðnadóttir                  Film score composer  Composition for halldorophone #5
Chris Gestrin                           Jazz composer   After the City Has Gone: Quiet
10  Pete M Wyer                           Jazz composer   Stories from the City at Night
11  Franziska Bauman                 Singer  Gravity Pleasures
12  Barbara Hannigan                  Singer  Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre
13 Georgina Brett                        Singer  Burrows
14 Eve Egoyan                             Pianist  Explorations for acoustic and augmented piano
15  Alessandra Celletti                Pianist   Satie,  Shooting Stars,  100 Dreams
16  Myra Melford                          Jazz Pianist, Composer   Spark w/Marty Ehrlich
17  Satoko Fujii                            Jazz pianist   Live/Cafe Metropole
18  Stanley Jordan                       Jazz guitarist   Street Talk  guitar and piano
19 Jesse Cook                             Jazz guitarist   One World One Voice  (2020)

20  Audrey Chen                          Jazz vocalist  at Muzzix #10 Festival
21  Carla Bozulich                       Jazz vocalist   Pissing
22  Bria Skonberg                        Jazz Vocalist &  Trumpeter So Is the Day                      
23  Youn Sun Nah                        Jazz vocalist  Shenandoah, Momento Magico
24  Annika Line Trost                  Soft Rock   Ducky
25  Nightwish                               Hard Rock   I Wish I Had an Angel
26  Robert Nighthawk                  Blues Vocalist  Going Down to Eli's
27  Black Marble                          Electro-folk   The Devil's Canning Party
28  Anna Akana                            Singer, Counselor Six Cats, Take Your Birth Control
29 Lhasa de Sela                         International singer   Con toda palabra
30 A Paris                                    French songs by  Riff CohenIshtar
31  Guy Debord,Vaneigem et al   French songwriters  Makhnovtchina,  La vie s'écoule...
32  Unni Løvlid                             Norwegian singer   Vita
33  Horacio Guarany                    Argentine Singer   Si se calla el cantor
34  Gotan                                      New tango   Gloria,   Queremos paz
35  Bajofondo                               New tango   El anden
36  Mounira Mitchala                    Chadian singer   Independance (Chili Houritki)
37  Amir el Saffar                         Trumpet, santur player   Rivers of Sound
38  Rodrigo Rodriguez                 Shakuhachi player  Shakuhachi & Monochord
39  Ma Xiaohui                              Erhu player  Montage

40  Isa Sanz                                   Performance artist   I Bleed but I Do Not Die
41  Jane Korman                           Performance artist   Dancing Auschwitz
42  Les 7 doigts de la main            New circus    from La vie
44  Dance Film Project                  Dance video   Haptic Deviation
45  Matt Harding                            Dance video   Where the Hell is Matt
46  Souleymane Diamanka           Spoken word    Papillon en papier
47  Dita Von Teese                         Ecdysiast  Save My Soul
48  Abd elMalik Nounouhi              Calligrapher   Samples
50  OK Go                                       Music Videos This Too Shall Pass 

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