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Monday, December 5th

like nobody else

John Zorn (composition, alto saxophone, direction) with Marc Ribot (guitar), Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone), Jamie Saft (keyboards), Trevor Dunn (bass), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Joey Baron (drums): “Karaim,” France (Marciac), 2010

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this morning, Chicago

Sunday, December 4th

timeless

Soul Stirrers (feat. Sam Cook [later “Cooke,” 1931-1964], Paul Foster [1920-1995]), “The Last Mile of the Way,” 1955

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, December 3rd

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Fantasia in D minor (K. 397): Kristian Bezuidenhout (1979-, fortepiano), live, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2013

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reading table

Music avoids impossibility.

—Louis Zukofsky (1904-78), from Anew (#2)

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yesterday, Chicago

Friday, December 2nd

only rock ‘n’ roll

Sonic Youth, live (studio: “The Sprawl,” “Incinerate,” “Hey Joni,” “Jams Run Free,” “Pink Steam”), 2007

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other day, Chicago

Thursday, December 1st

sounds of Chicago

Fred Moten (voice, words), Brandon Lopez (bass), Gerald Cleaver (percussion, voice), live, Chicago, 10/21/22

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, November 30th

alone

Why not slow down and . . . listen . . . to . . . each . . . sound?

Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), “Three Waters” (photos and video footage, David Lobato and Susan Alcorn Lobato), 2011

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Tuesday, November 29th

more sounds of Brazil

Tom Zé (1936-, vocals, compositions), live, Sao Paulo (Brazil), 2018

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yesterday, Chicago (Alexander Calder [1898-1976], Flamingo [1973], detail)

Monday, November 28th

passings

Gal Costa, singer, September 26, 1945–November 9, 2022

“Sua Estupidez” (R. Carlos), live (TV show), 2002

Gal Costa, one of Brazil’s greatest singers and a model for generations of Brazilian performers, died on Wednesday at her home in São Paulo. She was 77.

Her death was announced on her social media accounts. No cause was cited.

Ms. Costa’s voice, a lustrous mezzo-soprano, was a marvel of grace and vitality, equally capable of gravity-defying delicacy, tart teasing, jazzy agility and rock intensity. Over a recording career that spanned more than 50 years and three dozen albums, she championed innovative Brazilian songwriters and cross-fertilized Brazilian regional styles with international pop and rock.

In the 1960s, Ms. Costa was at the forefront of tropicália, the movement that brought psychedelic experimentation and anti-authoritarian irreverence to Brazilian pop music. When the leading songwriters of tropicália, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, were forced into exile by Brazil’s dictatorship, from 1969 to 1972, Ms. Costa recorded their songs for Brazilian listeners.

New York Times obituary (excerpt), 11/9/22 (Jon Pareles)

Sunday, November 27th

back to church

Center Baptist Hymn Choir, “It Will All Be Over After a While,” live, Gastonia, North Carolina, 1997

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, November 26th

sounds of Pakistan

Malik (DJ, producer), live, Pakistan (Karachi), 6/22/22

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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