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Thursday, April 18th

what’s new

William Basinski (1958-), On Time out of Time, 3/8/19

 

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reading table

today too
looking at the same mountain . . .
spring rain

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

Wednesday, April 17

what’s new

Joanna Mattrey (viola, stroh violin), live, New York, 4/8/19

 

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reading table

I made my way to the sofa, where I battled against cancer once more by lying there staring straight ahead. I had such great resistance to thought that I didn’t even worry.

—Colm Toibin, “‘It’s curable,’ he said,” London Review of Books, 4/18/19

Tuesday, April 16th

sounds of Chicago

Listen to this guitarist (2:47-), who just celebrated his 92nd birthday with a gig at Chicago’s Green Mill. Even at twenty-three he was utterly original.

Charlie Parker (1920-1955, alto saxophone) with George Freeman (1927-, guitar), et al., “Keen and Peachy” (C. Parker), live, Chicago, 1950

 

Monday, April 15th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Bill Evans (1929-1980, piano), “Like Someone in Love” (J. Burke, J. Van Heusen), recorded 1962

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, April 14th

testify!

Lee Williams (1942-2017) and the Spiritual QC’s, “Can’t Run,” live, Memphis

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Kankakee, Ill. (by the local jail)

Saturday, April 13th

sounds of Ecuador and all over

Nicola Cruz, live (The Lot Radio), New York, 2018

 

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along the mountain road
somehow it tugs at my heart—
a wild violet

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda)

Friday, April 12th

sounds of New York

Lake Street Dive, “Musta Been Something,” live, New York (Retrofret Vintage Guitars, Brooklyn), 2018

 

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reading table

it is spring!
a hill without a name
in thin haze

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda)

Thursday, April 11th

Only in Minnesota do drums go with snow.

Dave King and JT Bates, live, South St. Paul, Minn., 12/15/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

mid-February, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, April 10th

sounds of New York

Lily Maase and the Suite Unraveling (LM, guitar, compositions; Jeff Tobias, tenor saxophone, keyboards; Nick Millevoi, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; with guests Val Jeanty, electronics, and Chelsea Baratz, tenor saxophone), live, New York (The Stone), 3/12/19

“Made to Be Broken”

 

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“Life at Stylus Point”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, April 9th

sounds of New York

Tyshawn Sorey (drums), Graham Haynes (trumpet), Brandon Ross (guitar), Val-Inc (AKA Val Jeanty, electronics, percussion, turntables), live (studio), New York, 2018

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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