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Wednesday, April 24th

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William Basinski (1958-), Vivian & Ondine, 2009

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, April 22nd

like nobody else

Anthony Braxton ZIM Sextet (AB, 1945-, reeds, composition; Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet, flugelhorn, trombone; Ingrid Laubrock, reeds; Tomeka Reid, cello; Shelley Burgon, harp; Jacqueline Kerrod, harp; Dan Peck, tuba), live, Germany (Moers), 2017

 

Monday, April 22nd

One of my favorite musicians of all time died over seventy-five years ago at the age of twenty-five.

Charlie Christian (1916-1942, guitar) with Cootie Williams (trumpet), Johnny Guarnieri (piano), Dave Tough (drums), et al., “Waitin’ for Benny” (full session), live (studio), New York, 1941

 

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art beat: yesterday, Intuit (Chicago)

Robert Johnson, City, 2018

Sunday, April 21st

Aretha testifies

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), “Climbing Higher Mountains” (with Rev. James Cleveland), live, Los Angeles, 1972

 

Saturday, April 20th

timeless

Wailers (Bob Marley, vocals, guitar; Peter Tosh, vocals, guitar; Bunny Wailer, vocals, percussion, et al.), “Stir It Up” (B. Marley), live (studio), London,  1973

 

Friday, April 19th

what’s new

Georgia Anne Muldrow, “Overdrive,” “Flowers” (with Dudley Perkins), “Ciao,” live (studio), Washington, D.C., 4/8/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 18th

what’s new

William Basinski (1958-), On Time out of Time, 3/8/19

 

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reading table

today too
looking at the same mountain . . .
spring rain

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

Wednesday, April 17

what’s new

Joanna Mattrey (viola, stroh violin), live, New York, 4/8/19

 

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reading table

I made my way to the sofa, where I battled against cancer once more by lying there staring straight ahead. I had such great resistance to thought that I didn’t even worry.

—Colm Toibin, “‘It’s curable,’ he said,” London Review of Books, 4/18/19

Tuesday, April 16th

sounds of Chicago

Listen to this guitarist (2:47-), who just celebrated his 92nd birthday with a gig at Chicago’s Green Mill. Even at twenty-three he was utterly original.

Charlie Parker (1920-1955, alto saxophone) with George Freeman (1927-, guitar), et al., “Keen and Peachy” (C. Parker), live, Chicago, 1950

 

Monday, April 15th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Bill Evans (1929-1980, piano), “Like Someone in Love” (J. Burke, J. Van Heusen), recorded 1962

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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