Craig Taborn’s “60 x Sixty”
The prolific pianist-keyboardist-musician Craig Taborn has bequeathed to the world a fascinating (and addictive) conceptual recording called “60 x Sixty.” (It’s technically a Pyroclastic Records release, but free to experience and enjoy.) Comprised of sixty compositions, each one minute in duration, the suite of sounds rotates and shuffles with each play, updating periodically with new tracks. The music is ambient, meditative, peculiar — a superb accompaniment to desk-bound creativity. Even with repeated hearings, “60 x Sixty” retains its power to surprise and delight. Highly recommended for fans of new music, random number theory, and mold-breaking art.