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

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