music clip of the day


Month: June, 2016

Thursday, June 30th

No matter how I’m feeling—up, down, whatever—he makes me feel better.

Tony Allen (1940-), drummer

Live, Paris, 2015




Live (with Oghene Kologbo & World Squad), Brussels, 2014


Interview, 2015




random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill. (Roscoe, my granddog)


Wednesday, June 29th


Morton Feldman (1926-1987), Palais de Mari (1986)
Ivan Ilić (piano), 2014



random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Tuesday, June 28th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Morton Feldman (1926-1987), For Bunita Marcus (1985), excerpt
Ivan Ilić (piano and commentary), 2015

Monday, June 27th

Why not start the week with a walk through an enchanted landscape?

Earle Brown (1926-2002), Available Forms I, 1961
Callithumpian Consort, live, Boston, 2013



reading table

Money’s the cheapest thing. Liberty and freedom is the most expensive.

—photographer Bill Cunningham, New York Times obituary, 6/25/16

Sunday, June 26th

two takes

“Never Grow Old,” AKA “Where We’ll Never Grow Old” (James C. Moore)

Aretha Franklin, live, Detroit, 1996


Vernard Johnson, live, 1973

Saturday, June 25th

Entering his sound-world isn’t hard. What’s hard is leaving.

Tristan Murail (1947-), La Barque mystique, 1993

Friday, June 24th

what’s new

Wyclef Jean, “Hendrix,” 6/17/16


Thursday, June 23rd

Music offers what airlines don’t—time travel.

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Langsamer Satz (1905)
Faust Quartet



art beat

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004)



Wednesday, June 22nd

sounds of New Orleans

Professor Longhair (1918-1980), live, New Orleans (Riverboat President, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival), 1979*


*Set list (courtesy of YouTube):
1. Mess Around
2. Every Day I Have The Blues
3. Big Chief
4. Mardi Gras In New Orleans
5. Tipitina
6. How Long (Has That Train Been Gone)
7. Got My Mojo Working

Tuesday, June 21st

never enough

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums), “Rhythm-a-Ning” (T. Monk), live, London, 1966

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