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Month: October, 2016

Friday, October 21st

sounds of Chicago

Common (with Robert Glasper [keyboards], Bilal [vocals], et al.), “I Used To Love H.E.R.,” “Letter To The Free,” “The Day The Women Took Over,” “Little Chicago Boy,” live, Washington, D.C. (White House Library), 10/3/16

 

Thursday, October 20th

never enough

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major (“Hammerklavier”); Daniel Barenboim (piano), live, Berlin, 2005


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lagniappe

baseball: Chicago Cubs

After last night’s 10-2 win (following two shut-out losses) over the Dodgers:

When you try to do less, you’re going to have more success.

catcher/outfielder Wilson Contreras

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I’m not a cleanup hitter. I’m just batting fourth.

outfielder/infielder Ben Zobrist

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Nobody is above the game.

outfielder Justin Hayward

Wednesday, October 19th

sounds of New York

Nate Wooley Quartet (NW, trumpet, compositions; Chris Pitsiokos, alto saxophone; Brandon Lopez, bass; Dre Hocevar, drums), live, New York, 10/6/16

 

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reading table

Seen in plain daylight
the firefly’s nothing but
an insect

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

Tuesday, October 18th

more

Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994), Preludes and Fugue for 13 Solo Strings (1972); Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra (Witold Lutoslawski, cond.), live, Warsaw, 1973


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art beat

Danny Lyon (1942-), New York (Lower Manhattan), late 1960s

 

Monday, October 17th

wake up!

Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994), Partita for violin and piano (1984); Michael Foyle (violin) & Maksim Štšura (piano), live, London, 2015


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art beat

Danny Lyon (1942-), New York (Lower Manhattan), late 1960s

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Sunday, October 16th

old school

Concert Supremes (Louisiana), “It’s Alright,” live

Saturday, October 15th

more

Jürg Frey (1953-), 60 Pieces of Sound (2009); a.pe.ri.od.ic, live, Chicago, 2013

 

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reading table

a solitary
crow on a bare branch—
autumn evening

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

Friday, October 14th

Bob Dylan, “High Water (For Charley Patton)” (B. Dylan)
Live, Irvine, Calif., 2013


No matter how often he changes styles, he keeps coming back to the blues.

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lagniappe

baseball

Javy Baez (Chicago Cubs infielder), defensive highlights

Thursday, October 13th

voices I miss

Tenor saxophonist Von Freeman (1923-2012, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “Footprints” (W. Shorter), live, Minneapolis, 1996 (Live at the Dakota);* Dead of Summer (Jean Seberg), 1970


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reading table

Autumn weighs upon me
but tomorrow will come
and I will miss tonight

—Yosa Buson (1716-1783), translated from Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento

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*With Bobby Peterson, piano; Terry Burns, bass; Phil Hey, drums.

Wednesday, October 12th

more

Jürg Frey (1953-), Memory of Perfection (2010); Mira Benjamin (violin), live, London, 2013

 

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reading table

autumn wind
through an open door—
a piercing cry

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by David Landis Barnhill

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