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Wednesday, July 8th

like nobody else

Roscoe Mitchell (1940-, alto and soprano saxophone, composition) with Hugh Ragin (trumpet), Tyshawn Sorey (trombone), live, New York, 2015

 

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lagniappe

art beat: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3/6/20

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Chateau Noir (1903-04)

Tuesday, July 7th

basement jukebox

Ann Peebles (1947-), “I Can’t Stand the Rain” (A. Peebles, D. Bryant, B. Williams), 1973

 

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lagniappe

other day, Chicago

Monday, July 6th

alone

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Patricia Brennan (vibraphone), “Sonnet” (P. Brennan), 2018

 

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Another take.

Recording, 2020

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)

*****

reading table

This world of dew
is only a world of dew—
and yet

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Sunday, July 5th

Gladys testifies

Gladys Knight (1944-), “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (R. Rodgers, O. Hammerstein), “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (P. Simon), live (Aretha Franklin’s funeral), Detroit, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park

Saturday, July 4th

Happy (Strangest Ever) 4th of July!

Blasters, “American Music,” live, Champaign, Ill., 1985

 

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Professor Longhair (1918-1980), “Big Chief,” live, Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 1973

 

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Sleepy LaBeef (1935-2019), “Strange Things Happening Every Day” (plus interview), live (TV show), 1994

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, July 3rd

basement jukebox

Ann Peebles (1947-), “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” (E. Randle), 1973

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

*****

reading table

In pale moonlight
the wisteria’s scent
comes from far away

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Thursday, July 2nd

keep on dancing

If I could move like this, I’d never stand still.

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards (1976-, dance), live, New Jersey (Bloomfield), 2014

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, July 1st

never enough

Need a break from America 2020?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major (K. 467); Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989, cond.) with Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950, piano), live, Switzerland (Lucerne), 1950

 

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lagniappe

random sights

a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

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reading table

The undisguised brutality of our time is weighing heavily on us.

—Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), letter to Oskar Pfister, 1/27/20, two days after his daughter Sophie died of Spanish flu

Tuesday, June 30th

alone

Ben Goldberg (1959-, clarinet), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 5/31/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, June 29th

Judging from the sounds I hear outside my door in the morning, birds don’t seem to have gotten the memo.

John Luther Adams (1953-), songbirdsongs (1974-80); Callithumpian Consort (Stephen Drury, dir.), 2012

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Monadnock Building)

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