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Sunday, January 22nd

back to church

Post-inaugural blues?

Try this.

First Church of Deliverance Choir, “Afterwhile It’ll All Be Over,” live, Chicago


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lagniappe

random sights

other day, New York (High Line)

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my back pages

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

Saturday, January 21st

passings

Some drumming is solid. Some, like this, liquid.

Charles “Bobo” Shaw, drummer, September 15, 1947-January 16, 2017

With Lester Bowie (trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “Bugle Boy Bop” (Bugle Boy Bop, recorded 1977; released 1983)

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)

Helen Levitt (MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, c. 1940

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Friday, January 20th

Something small, quiet, mysterious for this most unimaginable day.

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Gnossienne 1 (c. 1890); Alessio Nanni, piano


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lagniappe

reading table

The only choice we get is what to worship.

—David Foster Wallace (1962-2008), This Is Water

Thursday, January 19th

timeless

Sleepy John Estes (1899-1977), “Diving Duck Blues” (with James “Yank” Rachell, mandolin; Jab Jones, piano), recorded September 24, 1929 (Memphis)


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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Whitney Museum of American Art (Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, through February 5th)

Edwin S. Porter, Coney Island at Night (1905)

 

Wednesday, January 18th

sounds of New York

Aaron Burnett’s Big Machine (AB, tenor saxophone, compositions; Peter Evans, trumpet, Carlos Homs, piano; Nicholas Joswiak, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums), live, New York, 11/30/16


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lagniappe

art beat: other day, The Guggenheim (New York)

Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Painting with White Border, 1913

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Tuesday, January 17th

How about a trip to Prague?

Cesare Tedesco (handpan), live, Prague (Charles Bridge), 2016

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Woman and Bicycle, 1952-53

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Monday, January 16th

 for the President-elect

Skip James (1902-1969), “Hard Times Killing Floor Blues,” live (song begins at :58), Germany (Cologne), 1967

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)

John Sonsini (1950-), BYRON & RAMIRO, 2008

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Sunday, January 15th

more

Rev. Charles Nicks (1941-1988; organ) & the St. James Adult Choir (feat. Hermon Frederick), “I Can Depend on God,” live, St. James Baptist Church, Detroit


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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)

Kerry James Marshall (1955-), Souvenir IV (1998)

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Saturday, January 14th

How rare—a guitarist with dazzling technique whose ideas often are just as strong.

Julian Lage (guitar) with Scott Colley (bass), Kenny Wollesen (drums), “I’ll Be Seeing You,” live, Los Angeles, 2016


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lagniappe

random sights

other day, New York (Central Park)

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Friday, January 13th

more

Patti Smith, “Peaceable Kingdom,” “People Have the Power” (with Michael Stipe), live, New York, 12/5/16


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Another take.

Live (“People Have the Power,” with Michael Stipe), Chicago, 12/30/16


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random sights

other day, New York

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