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Wednesday, October 28th

sounds of Chicago

Extraordinary Popular Delusions (Mars Williams, saxophones, etc.; Jim Baker, piano, etc.; Brian Sandstrom, bass, etc.; Steve Hunt, drums, percussion), live (performance begins at 5:50), Chicago (Constellation), 10/24/20

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, October 27th

alone

John Cage (1912-1992), In a Landscape (1948); Evi Kyriazidou (piano), Olia Olina (choreography and dance), live, Greece (Komotini), 2014

 

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other day, Chicago

Monday, October 26th

alone

Eva-Maria Houben (1955-), lines; R. Andrew Lee (piano), live, Denver, 3/8/17

 

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random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

*****

reading table

People are startled to discover
that their inner monologues
are ghost-written.

—Rae Armantrout, from “Startle Reflex” (London Review of Books, 10/8/20)

Sunday, October 25th

testify!

President Barack Obama, funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Charleston, S.C., 6/26/15

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

El Greco (aka Doménikos Theotokópoulos, 1541-1614), The Holy Face (From Santo Domingo el Antiguo), 1577-79

Saturday, October 24th

sounds of Jamaica

Koffee, “Pressure” (remix feat. Buju Banton), 10/20/20

 

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other day, Chicago

*****

reading table

We use similes to show
things are connected –

and they are,
just not in the way we say.

—Rae Armantrout, from “Finalist” (London Review of Books, 10/8/20)

Friday, October 23rd

sounds of Ukraine

Alyona Alyona, “Стержень” (feat. KALUSH, et al.), 8/3/20

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, October 22nd

timeless

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Variations, op. 27 (1936); Maurizio Pollini (1942-, piano), live, Paris, 2002

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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found words

Nobody’s “fine.”

—Governor Andrew Cuomo, yesterday’s press briefing on the pandemic

Wednesday, October 21st

more

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Evidence” (T. Monk), live, Japan, 1963

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, October 20th

what’s new

Kris Davis (piano), Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones), live (performance begins at 3:50), New York (live-streamed by Skopje Jazz Festival, North Macedonia), 10/17/20

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, October 19th

alone

Patricia Brennan (vibraphone), “Magic Square” (P. Brennan), published 10/16/20

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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