Pilgrim Jubilee Singers (aka Pilgrim Jubilees), “Testify” (feat. Cleve Graham), “Old Ship of Zion” (feat. Clay Graham), live, TV Show (Jubilee Showcase), Chicago, 1964
this morning, Oak Park, Ill.
a walk, a voice, a poem
“The Door” by Miroslav Holub (1923-1998), translated from Czech by Ian Milner
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
The Earth has many keys –
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 895, draft (Franklin)
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
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)
“Ring of Fire” (June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore)
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
A Bomb upon the Ceiling
Is an improving thing –
It keeps the nerves progressive
Conjecture flourishing –
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1150 (Franklin)
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
Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945), “God Don’t Never Change,” recorded 12/10/1929 (New Orleans)
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)
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
The Spirit is the Conscious Ear –
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 718 (Franklin)