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Month: May, 2015

Wednesday, May 13th

ten strings, twenty fingers

Stephan Crump (bass) & Mary Halvorson (guitar), “Erie” (S. Crump), live, New York, 4/17/15


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lagniappe

random thoughts

Life consists of driving a vehicle you didn’t design, one that came without an owner’s manual, until one day it runs off the road and winds up in a ditch.

Tuesday, May 12th

sounds of Amsterdam

More of the Instant Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra.*

Live, Chicago (Elastic Arts), 5/3/15


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lagniappe

art beat

Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, New Jersey, 1958

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*Ab Baars, tenor saxophone; Tobias Delius, tenor saxophone; Michael Moore, alto saxophone; Thomas Heberer, trumpet; Walter Wierbos, trombone; Tristan Honsiger, cello; Mary Oliver, violin; Ernst Glerum, bass; Han Bennink, drums; with guest Guus Janssen (piano).

Monday, May 11th

career plans for the next life

Maybe, instead of those other things (tap dancer, rubboard player in a zydeco band, bass player in a reggae band, guitar player in a Malian band, cellist in a string quartet), I’ll be a bird.

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


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art beat

Tony Fitzpatrick (1958-), Lunch Drawing #48: A Bird for Bruce Lee

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Sunday, May 10th

testify!

The Consolers (Sullivan & Iola Pugh), “Reach Out Your Hand,” live


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lagniappe

musical thoughts

If perfection lies in the absence of anything inessential, this is no less perfect than Bach.

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art beat

Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, New Jersey, 1958

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Saturday, May 9th

tonight in Chicago

These guys will be at Constellation, as will I.

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil (TB, alto saxophone; Oscar Noriega, clarinet, bass clarinet; Matt Mitchell, piano; Ches Smith, drums, vibes, conga), “Lost in Redding,” live, Buenos Aires, 2015

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, New Jersey, 1958

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Friday, May 8th

what’s new

Son Lux, “Change Is Everything,” 2015

Thursday, May 7th

tonight in Chicago

She’ll be playing, with Douglas Ewart (reeds), Michael Zerang (drums), et al., at Elastic Arts.

Joëlle Léandre (bass), live, Jerusalem, 2011

Wednesday, May 5th

It just goes on, and on, and on . . .

—Cheryl Tipp, Wildlife Sounds Curator, British Library

Preserving Sound, 2013

Tuesday, May 5th

sounds of Cambodia

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll, 2014

Monday, May 4th

sounds of Amsterdam

It’s a wonderful life—sometimes, anyway. This weekend, in Chicago, I got to hear these folks twice: Saturday night all together (Constellation), Sunday in a series of (mostly) duos and trios (Elastic Arts).

Instant Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra*

“Lavoro” (S. Bergin, borrowing from “Moten Swing”), live, Oakland, Ca., 2013


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“East of the Sun, West of the Moon” (Brooks Bowman), recording (East of the Sun), 2014


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*Ab Baars, tenor saxophone; Tobias Delius, tenor saxophone; Michael Moore, alto saxophone; Thomas Heberer, trumpet; Walter Wierbos, trombone; Tristan Honsiger, cello; Mary Oliver, violin; Ernst Glerum, bass; Han Bennink, drums.

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