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Monday, June 24th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938-, bansuri [bamboo flute]), et al., Raga Durga, live

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, June 23rd

testify!

Pilgrim Jubilee Singers (aka Pilgrim Jubilees), “Testify” (feat. Cleve Graham), “Old Ship of Zion” (feat. Clay Graham), live, TV Show (Jubilee Showcase), Chicago, 1964

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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a walk, a voice, a poem

“The Door” by Miroslav Holub (1923-1998), translated from Czech by Ian Milner

 

Saturday, June 22nd

serendipity

This I bumped into last night. One-word review: Wow!

Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012), . . . towards a pure land (2005); Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Matthias Pintscher (direction), live, Paris, 2016

 

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reading table

The Earth has many keys –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 895, draft (Franklin)

Friday, June 21st

basement jukebox

Junior Wells (1934-1998), “I Could Cry” (J. Wells), 1957

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Chicago (Millennium Park)

Thursday, June 20th

more

Tonight he’ll be playing this piece, along with Bach’s five other cello suites, in Chicago’s Millennium Park.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 1 in G major; Yo-Yo Ma, live, London, 2015

 

Wednesday, June 19th

what’s new

Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder (with John Leventhal [guitar], Joachim Cooder [drums], et al.), live, last night, Chicago (Chicago Theatre)

“Long Black Veil” (Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin)

 

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“Ring of Fire” (June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore)

 

Tuesday, June 18th

like-nobody-else x 2

Cecil Taylor Trio (CT, 1929-2018, piano; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; Sunny Murray, drums) with Albert Ayler (1936-1970, tenor saxophone), “Four,” excerpt (C. Taylor), live, Copenhagen, 1962

 

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lagniappe

reading table

A Bomb upon the Ceiling
Is an improving thing –
It keeps the nerves progressive
Conjecture flourishing –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1150 (Franklin)

Monday, June 17th

Thursday in Chicago

He’s playing Bach’s six cello suites in Millennium Park.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor; Yo-Yo Ma, live, London, 2015

 

Sunday, June 16th

timeless

Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945), “God Don’t Never Change,” recorded 12/10/1929 (New Orleans)

 

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reading table

Within this temporal body composed of a hundred bones and nine holes there resides a spirit which, for lack of an adequate name, I think of as windblown.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), The Knapsack Notebook (translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill)

Saturday, June 15th

soundtrack to a dream

Clara Iannotta (1983-), The people here go mad. They blame the wind. (2013-14); Uusinta Ensemble and Clara Iannotta (music boxes), live, Helsinki, 2018

 

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reading table

The Spirit is the Conscious Ear –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 718 (Franklin)

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