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Wednesday, January 27th

sounds of Chicago

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, saxophones; Joseph Jarman, 1937-2019, saxophones, flute; Lester Bowie, 1941-1999, trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame; Malachi Favors, 1927-2004, bass, percussion; Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion) with guests,* live (performance begins at 8:20), Switzerland (Lugano), 1993

 

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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*Amina Claudine Myers (organ, vocals), Frank Lacy (trombone), James Carter (tenor saxophone), Chicago Beau (harmonica, vocals), Herb Walker (guitar, vocals).

Tuesday, January 26th

two takes

“Over the Rainbow” (H. Arlen, Y. Harburg)

Art Pepper (1925-1982, alto saxophone), George Cables (1944-, piano), 1982

 

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Bud Powell (1924-1966, piano), 1951

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Monday, January 25th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

John Luther Adams (1953-), The Farthest Place (2001); Robin Lorentz (violin), Amy Knoles (vibraphone, marimba), Bryan Pezzone (piano), Barry Newton (bass), 2002

 

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other day, Chicago

Sunday, January 24th

more

Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002, MCOTD Hall of Fame) and the Original Gospel Harmonettes, “They Won’t Believe” (D. Coates), live (TV show)

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, January 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Artifacts Trio (Nicole Mitchell, flute; Tomeka Reid, cello; Mike Reed, drums, percussion), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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Friday, January 22nd

sounds of Chicago

“Impressions” (J. Coltrane), Isaiah Collier (tenor saxophone), Ernest Dawkins (alto saxophone), James Carter (tenor saxophone), Greg Murphy (piano), Junius Paul (bass), Jeremiah Collier (drums), live, Chicago (Englewood Jazz Festival), 2019

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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my back pages

On a cold, snowy night forty-four years ago, at a church thirty miles north of Chicago, my wife, Suzanne, and I were married. Tenor saxophonist Von Freeman and pianist John Young, both now gone, provided music. All of what they played that night—before the ceremony (“Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “It Never Entered My Mind,” “More”), during (“In a Sentimental Mood” [as Suzanne walked down the aisle]), and after (“My Favorite Things,” “Song for My Father”)—can be heard here (0:15-).

Thursday, January 21st

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 3 in C major; Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), live, Austria (Salzburg), 2007

 

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a while ago, Maine (Monhegan Island)

Wednesday, January 20th

timeless

Bud Powell (1924-1966, piano) with Curly (aka Curley) Russell (bass), Max Roach (drums), “Un Poco Loco” (B. Powell), 1951

 

In the late 1980s, the renowned literary and cultural critic Harold Bloom included “Un Poco Loco” in his list of the most “sublime” works of twentieth-century American art (from his introduction to Modern Critical Interpretations: Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow).

—Wikipedia

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, January 19th

sounds of New York

Suffering from an excess of joy?

If so, you might want to pass on this.

Emmet Cohen Trio (EC, piano; Russell Hall, bass; Kyle Poole, drums) with guests Joe Farnsworth (drums), Julius Rodriguez (piano), Mathis Picard (piano), live (tribute to pianist Cedar Walton [1934-2013]), New York, last night

 

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Monday, January 18th

sounds of Chicago

Larry Gray (bass), live (improvisations), Chicago, 2020

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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timeless

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), “I Have a Dream,” Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

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