Messiaen - Trois petites liturgies; cinq rechants; O sacrum convivium! (London Sinfonietta & Chorus/Terry Edwards): Picked this up to explore Messiaen some more. As I said somewhere or another the only music I have of his is organ stuff. I haven't listened to this one yet.
Messiaen - La Naitivité du Seigneur; la banquet céleste; apparition de l'église éternelle (Susan Landale): They happened to have this one, and I like the work enough to pick it up on CD. Plus it was $3.99.
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater (LSO/Abbado): I like this a lot, but I haven't really sat down and listened to it. I haven't totally shirked or background-wallpapered it either, but it's somewhere in the middle. Lots of short tracks that you'll have to learn rather slowly in a hear-three-times-before-listening way.
Sibelius - Symphonies 5 & 7 (VPO/Bernstein): I got some time ago and listened mostly to the radio to get my classical fix and damn, I was a moron -- Sibelius' Fifth since I first heard it has/had been one of my absolute favorites and I left it behind to have someone else pick my listening for me. Otherworldly. I've heard the Seventh a few times but it's not terribly familiar so I'll have to give it some attention.
Tallis - Lamentations of Jeremiah; mass for four voices; Salvator mundi; O sacrum convivium; absterge Domine (Hilliard Ensemble): Haven't heard this one yet. My problem with Renaissance music is that after a while it all sounds the same, and I pick it up only rarely. This one might be a bit different because of the material. Not sure.
Ron Carter - Blues Farm: When I first mentioned this one I said it's not fusion; a lot of it is regular jazz, just with electric instruments, but the title track among others is undeniably fusion: great stuff. AMG doesn't like the album but they're wrong. Not really long unyielding grooves (there are six tracks here, after all) but funky black-people-music with amazing bass. This "Django" might be my favorite version of that song.
Freddie Hubbard/Jimmy Heath - Jam Gems: "Live" at the Left Bank: A lot of serious jamming. I was scared this was going to have shitty sound quality as it's a jam session recorded at a club in 1965 that was never released until 2001 but it sounds excellent. I've never heard of anyone in the rhythm section but the pianist often sounds as if he's rushing and in a few places he throws off the tempo.
Jack McDuff - The Honeydripper: Listened to it last night and a few times throughout the night when I woke up (I ended up resting excellently). I certainly like it better than Back at the Chicken Shack, which is my only frame of reference (same instrumentation). There's more going on on this disc, plus the guitarist (who's great, though I'm not sure I'd leap to that conclusion if I didn't already know and like his work beforehand) appears on all the tracks.
Stanley Turrentine - Sugar: I've only heard this twice but it grew on me from the first listen to the second. I said there were four long grooves on the record but it turns out there are actually only three: the fourth is a bonus track that happens to pad the second side to an acceptable length. In any event the third track is the best but I like the whole thing. I must have been fatigued or something the first time I heard it.