music clip of the day


Thursday, July 18th

what’s new

Andrew Cyrille (percussion), Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), Brandon Ross (guitar), live, New York, 6/11/19


(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Wednesday, July 17th


György Ligeti (1923-2006), Sonata for Solo Cello (1948-53); Mathias Johansen (cello), live




random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, July 16th

He played as if his life depended on it.

Glenn Gould (1932-1982, piano), playing Bach’s Partita No. 2 in C minor (The Art of Piano, 1999)




reading table

Happiness has never been one of my great aspirations.

—poet W.S. Graham (1918-1986, quoted in London Review of Books, 7/18/19)

Monday, July 15th

Need a break from America 2019?

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), String Quartet in C major, Op. 20, No. 2; Danish String Quartet, live, New York, 2018




reading table

The roaring of the wind is my wife and the Stars through the window pane are my Children.

—John Keats (1795-1821), letter to his brother George Keats, 1818

Sunday, July 14th

back to church

Hamiltones, live, Houston, 2019


Saturday, July 13th

How about a trip to Tokyo?

Japan’s Hidden Listening Bars: SHeLTeR, 7/9/19


Friday, July 12th

what’s new

Santana with Buika, “Breaking Down the Door,” live, Los Angeles, 6/18/19


Thursday, July 11th

what’s new

Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones), Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Brandon Lopez (bass), Tom Rainey (drums), live, New York, 7/9/19




random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, July 10th

The more I listen to this, the more I hear.

Brian Eno, “New Space Music,” 2014


Tuesday, July 9th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita for keyboard No. 6, excerpt (Toccata); Glenn Gould (1932-1982, piano), live (studio)


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