music clip of the day

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Thursday, April 19th

basement jukebox

O.V. Wright, “A Nickel and a Nail” (Willie Mitchell, prod.), 1971

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Wednesday, April 18th

what’s new

Four Tet (aka Kieren Hebden), live, New York, 3/23/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, April 17th

serendipity

Last night I bumped into these guys via a live webcast from Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio. Their performance had, as here, what a friend calls “gather.”

Aram Shelton (alto saxophone), Håkon Berre (drums), live, Copenhagen, 2017

 

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lagniappe

reading table

cherry blossoms—
to my lowly sleeve
they cling

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

Monday, April 16th

what’s new

Talib Kweli, “All of Us” (feat. Jay Electronica, Yummy Bingham), 4/13/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights 

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, April 15th

basement jukebox

Swan Silvertones, “Oh Mary Don’t You Weep,” 1958

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Some, too fragile for winter winds
The thoughtful grave encloses –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 91 (Franklin; excerpt)

Saturday, April 14th

serendipity

Yesterday, while working on an appeal for a client convicted of attempted murder, I bumped into this on the radio (WFMU, Bryce’s show). One-word review: Wow!

Peter Ruzicka (1948-), Metastrofe (1971), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Michael Gielen, cond.)

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Xu Longsen (1956-), from Light of Heaven (through June 24th)

Friday, April 13th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Avantist, “Prison Song,” live, Hickory Hills, Ill., 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, April 12th

basement jukebox

Syl Johnson, “Take Me to the River” (Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges, writers; Willie Mitchell, producer), 1975

 

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

I am waiting, patiently, for the United States Postal Service to issue a Forever stamp honoring Willie Mitchell. Nobody—nobody—has produced better records.

Wednesday, April 11th

what’s new

Dafnis Prieto Big Band (DP [drums, compositions], Peter Apfelbaum [saxophones, melodica], et al.), Back to the Sunset (with guests Henry Threadgill [alto saxophone; MCOTD Hall of Fame], Steve Coleman [alto saxophone], Brian Lynch [trumpet]), released 4/6/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, April 10th

basement jukebox

Sonny Boy Williamson II, “Help Me” (S. Williamson, W. Dixon, R. Bass), 1963

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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