music clip of the day

jazz/blues/rock/classical/gospel/more

Thursday, June 22nd

sounds of Ethiopia

Hailu Mergia, live, New York, 2016

 

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lagniappe

reading table

summer heat—
today, all day
the playful clouds

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

Wednesday, June 21st

serendipity

Just now, walking to the Art Institute of Chicago after lunch, I heard a man singing on the sidewalk. The voice seemed familiar. And the more I listened, the more confident I became that I’d heard this voice before.

Willie Barbee, today

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clips posted the other day (May 29th)

Anna Clyne (1980-), A Wonderful Day (2013)
Bang on a Can All-Stars, Willie Barbee (pre-recorded voice)

Live, New York, 2015


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Recording (Field Recordings), 2015

 

Tuesday, June 20th

more

Johann Sebastian Bach, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, mvmts. 1-2 (Adagio, Fugue); Niek Baar, live, Berlin, 2016

 

Monday, June 19th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach, Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, 3rd mvmt. (Largo); Isabelle Faust, live, New York, 2013

 

Sunday, June 18th

gospel, n., adj. Good news.

Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), “Amazing Grace” (lyrics by John Newton, 1725-1807), live

 

Saturday, June 17th

more

Hamid Drake (1955-; drums; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Fred Anderson (1929-2010, tenor saxophone), “Black Women (For Beatrice Anderson and Amelia Drake),” live (recording session, Back Together Again), 2004

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Marc PoKempner (1948-), Theresa’s Lounge (Junior Wells behind the bar), Chicago (4801 S. Indiana), 1979

Friday, June 16th

50 years ago

Otis Redding (1941-1967), “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)” (O. Redding, J. Butler), live, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967

 

Thursday, June 15th

like nobody else

Anthony Braxton Accelerator Ghost Trance Septet (AB, reeds, composition; Taylor Ho Bynum, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jessica Pavone, viola; Chris Dahlberg, bass, cello; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jay Rozen, tuba; Aaron Siegel, drums, percussion, vibraphone), live, Spain (San Sebastian), 2008

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, outside Chicago (Forest Park)

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random thoughts

Aging criminal-defense lawyer’s retirement plan: drop dead at my desk.

Wednesday, June 14th

like nobody else

Björk, “Notget” (video, 2017; audio [Vulnicura], 2015)

Tuesday, June 13th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

No matter how I’m feeling (down, up, whatever), listening to him leaves me feeling better.

Hamid Drake (drums), live, New York, 2015

 

 

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Danny Lyon (1942-), Chicago (Uptown), 1965

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