music clip of the day

jazz/blues/rock/classical/gospel/more

Monday, July 6th

sounds of India
day one

Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986), sitar, Raag Jaijaiwanti


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lagniappe

reading table

Everything only connected by “and” and “and.”

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), “Over 2,000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance”

Sunday, July 5th

old school

Zion Travelers, “I Must Tell Jesus,” 1961


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Danny Lyon (1942-), Llanito, New Mexico, 1970

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Saturday, July 4th

Happy 4th of July!

This country has gotten a lot of things wrong—music it got right.

The Blasters, “American Music,” live, Champaign, Ill., 1985

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Bruce Davidson (1933-), Chicago (south side blues bar), 1962

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radio: WKCR (Columbia University)

What better way to celebrate Louis Armstrong’s adopted birthday than to play his music around the clock?

Friday, July 3rd

only rock ‘n’ roll

Mick Collins (Dirtbombs) with Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue (DW, bass; Randy Jacobs, guitar; Luis Resto, keyboards; Terry Thunder, drums), “Stop,” live, Detroit, 2008

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Bruce Davidson (1933-), New York (Brooklyn), 1959

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Thursday, July 2nd

string festival
day four

Alfred Schnittke (1934-98), Piano Quintet (1972-76), live (Katya Apekisheva, piano; Boris Brovtsyn, Julia-Maria Kretz, violins; Amihai Grosz, viola; Torleif Thedéen, cello), Netherlands, 2010

Wednesday, July 1st

string festival
day three 

Wolfgang Rihm (1952-), String Quartet No. 13
Arditti Quartet, live, London, 2012

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lagniappe

reading table

One peers down into regions where one’s feet would never, never have trod, because in certain regions, indeed in most, one has no purpose whatever.

—Robert Walser (1878-1956), “Balloon Journey,” 1914 (translated from German by Christopher Middleton)

Tuesday, June 30th

string festival
day two

Leroy Jenkins (1932-2007), violin and viola, live, Atlanta, 1999


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lagniappe

random thoughts

What will the world be like the first day you are no longer in it? The second? The third?

Monday, June 29th

string festival
day one

György Ligeti (1923-2006), Sonata for Solo Cello (1948-53); Matt Allen, live, Westport, N.Y., 2009

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lagniappe

reading table

the butterfly I passed
two miles back
is ahead now

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827; translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Sunday, June 28th

old school

I could live five hundred years and never tire of hearing this voice.

Soul Stirrers (feat. R. H. Harris [1916-2000], lead vocals), “Lord, I’ve Tried” (T. A. Dorsey), 1946

Photograph by Robert Frank (1924-).

Saturday, June 27th

heaven, n. a place where music is playing all the time, you don’t understand a word anyone’s saying, and it all sounds great.

Zoé, Tú, 2003

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