A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears.

Spotify jukebox does not correspond precisely with the selections listed, but maintains the playlist’s continuity and personality.

Kris Davis/Craig TabornOctopus (Pyroclastic; due Jan. 28, 2018; preorder)

Taylor Ho BynumTHB Bootlegs, Vol. Three: From the FH12 Archives (THB Music; 2017)

Antoine BeugerOckeghem Octets (Another Timbre; 2017)

King CrimsonIslands (from Sailors’ Tales) (DGM/Panegyric; 1971/2017)

Jason Lescalleetmattresslessness (Cut/Glistening Examples; 2002/2017)

Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, Evan Parker & Ikue MoriMiller’s Tale (Intakt; 2016)

Jim StaleyMumbo Jumbo (Rift/Einstein; 1987/1993)

Ikue Mori & Maja S.K. RatkjeScrumptious Sabotage (Bocian; 2013)

Lea BertucciMetal Aether (NNA Tapes; due Feb. 9, 2018; preorder)

Ron MilesI Am a Man (Enja Yellowbird; 2017)

Bill FrisellLookout for Hope (ECM; 1988)

Tommy FlanaganSunset and the Mockingbird: The Birthday Concert (Blue Note; 1998)

Cecil TaylorLive in the Black Forest (MPS; 1979)

Stevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life (Motown; 1976/2000)

Joda ClémentTIME + PLACE (Glistening Examples; 2017)

Joda ClémentSea Songs (Caduc.; 2016)

King CrimsonThe Armory, Wilmington, DE, Feb. 11, 1972; Academy of Music, New York, NY, Feb. 12, 1972 (early & late shows); Cinderella Ballroom, Detroit, MI, Feb. 18, 1972 from Sailors’ Tales (DGM/Panegyric; 2017)

Milton Babbitt – String Quartets Nos. 2-6 – Ars Combinatoria String Quartet (self-released; 2017)