music clip of the day

jazz/blues/rock/classical/gospel/more

Wednesday, January 3rd

sounds of Canada

Lydia Ainsworth, “White Shadows,” 2014 (track)–2015 (video)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Garfield Park Conservatory)

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Tuesday, January 2nd

what’s new

Like her or not, you’ve got to give her this: she’s unafraid to go her own way.

Björk, “Arisen My Senses,” 12/20/17 (video)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Berkeley, Calif.

Monday, January 1st

Feel like getting lost?

Navpične misli (Vertical Thoughts), Karmina Šilec (original idea and music direction), !KEBATAOLA! (performers), Morton Feldman (music: Three Voices, excerpts; MCOTD Hall of Fame), 2010

 

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lagniappe

reading table

New Year’s morning—
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Sunday, December 31st

back to church

Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church Hymn Choir, “That Morning Train”
Live, Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church, McConnells, S.C., 2006


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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Berkeley, Calif.

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Saturday, December 30th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach, Goldberg Variations; Evgeni Koroliov, piano

 

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lagniappe

radio

WKCR’s (Columbia University) Bach Festival continues through midnight tomorrow.

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random sights

other day, Sonoma, Calif.

Friday, December 29th

love it or hate it

Brian Ferneyhough (1943-), String Quartet No. 6 (2010); Arditti Quartet, live, 2010

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, San Francisco (Lands End)

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Thursday, December 28th

more

Steve Lacy Quartet (SL, soprano saxophone; Bobby Few, piano; Jean Jacques Avenel, bass; John Betsch, drums), “Revenue” (S. Lacy),  live , 1995

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, San Francisco (Balmy Alley, Valencia St., City Lights Bookstore)

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Wednesday, December 27th

voices I miss

Steve Lacy (1934-2004), “Blues for Aida,” live, France (Avignon), 1982

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Berkeley, Calif.

Tuesday, December 26th

tonight in the Bay Area

They’ll be playing in Albany (Ivy Room), and I’ll be listening.

Peter Apfelbaum & Sparkler

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, flying from Chicago to Oakland

Monday, December 25th

Merry Christmas

Blind Lemon Jefferson, “Christmas Eve Blues,” 1928


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Victoria Spivey (with Lonnie Johnson, guitar), “Christmas Morning Blues,” 1928


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Bessie Smith (with Joe Smith, cornet; Charlie Green, trombone; Fletcher Henderson, piano), “At the Christmas Ball,” 1925


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Leroy Carr, “Christmas In Jail—Ain’t That A Pain,” 1929


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Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers (feat. Charles Brown, vocals, keyboards), “Merry Christmas, Baby,” 1947


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Lowell Fulson, “Lonesome Christmas (I & II),” 1950


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Sonny Boy Williamson II, “Sonny Boy’s Christmas Blues,” 1951


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John Lee Hooker, “Blues For Christmas,” 1959

 

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