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Sunday, October 22nd

old school

Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC’s, “Running for My Life,” “Let’s Get Down,” live, c. 2010

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The autumn chill becomes part of me
in the bedroom I step on a comb
that belonged to my dead wife

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento)

Saturday, October 21st

more

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Just a Gigolo” (I. Caesar, L. Casucci), “Bolivar Blues” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Designer’s Window, Bleecker Street, New York, 1947

Friday, October 20th

what’s new

Magically Inclined (Sean Sonderegger, tenor saxophone, compositions; Curtis Fowlkes, trombone; Kamala Sankaram, voice; Harvey Valdes, guitar; Shawn Lovato, bass; Joe Hertenstein, drums), “anyone lived in a pretty how town” (words by E.E. Cummings), live, New York, 10/15/17

 

Thursday, October 19th

tomorrow night

They’re playing at the University of Chicago—Bartok and Ligeti.

Wolfgang Rihm (1952-), String Quartet No. 13
Arditti Quartet, live, London, 2012

 

Wednesday, October 18th

more

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Evidence” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Fifth Ave., Nos. 4, 6, 8, New York, 1936

Tuesday, October 17th

sounds of Seattle

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, live, Seattle, 2017

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Pine and Henry Streets, New York, 1936

Monday, October 16th

What better way to start the week?

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Epistrophy” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Red River logging project, California, August, 1943

Sunday, October 15th

three takes

“I Won’t Be Back” (AKA “Sweepin’ Through the City”)

Caravans (feat. Shirley Caesar, 1938-)

Live, Boston (Boston University), 1960s

 

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Recording, 1962

 

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Shirley Caesar

Live, Tulsa, Okla., 2001

 

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They end their flight
one by one—
crows at dusk.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Saturday, October 14th

sounds of Chicago, Amsterdam, Vienna

Made to Break (Ken Vandermark, tenor saxophone, compositions; Tim Daisy, drums; Jasper Stadhouders, bass; Christof Kurzmann, electronics), live, Macedonia (Skopje), 2016

“Dial the Number”

 

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“Theme”

 

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Offering
by W.S. Merwin (1927-)

Saturday morning and the trades
are back trading out of the east
offering their samples of cloud
each the only one of its kind
and each of them changing even
as it is offered only once
without a word except the one
sound of hushing to say that this
is all happening in secret
this unrepeatable present
only today for the lucky one

Friday, October 13th

what’s new

St. Vincent, “Pills” (Masseduction, 10/13/17)

 

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lagniappe

reading table

A crow
has settled on a bare branch—
autumn evening.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

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