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Month: April, 2017

Sunday, April 30th

old school

Friendly Seven, “I Had a Talk,” 1973


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lagniappe

art beat

Danny Lyon (1942-), southeast Georgia, 1962

USA. Georgia. 1962. Charles SHERROD (standing at right), Field Secretary for the SNCC, and civil rights activist Randy BATTLE visit a supporter in the Georgia countryside.

Saturday, April 29th

voices I miss

He played drums with the spareness and delicacy of a haiku poet.

Anat Fort (piano), Gary Wang (bass), Paul Motian (drums, 1931-2011), “Just Now,” live, New York, 2008

 

Friday, April 28th

spring!

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009; vocals, piano), “They Say It’s Spring” (M. Clark, B. Haymes), 1958


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Bob Dorough (1923-; vocals, piano), “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” (T. Wolf, F. Landesman), 1997


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Sun Ra Arkestra (SR, 1914-1993), piano; June Tyson, vocals; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone, et al.), “Springtime Again” (S. Ra), live, Rome, 1980


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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, April 27th

timeless

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935-1977), “Haunted Feelings,” 1971


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lagniappe

reading table

secluded house—
the drunk hired hand
in the autumn dusk

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue

Wednesday, April 26th

more

Han Bennink (drums, 4/17/1942-), live, Amsterdam, 4/15/17

With Ab Barrs (tenor saxophone), Terrie Ex (guitar)


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With ICP (Instant Composers Pool) Orchestra and friends


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lagniappe

art beat

William Klein (1928-), New York, 1950s

Tuesday, April 25th

Is any alto player more eloquent?

Joe McPhee (alto saxophone), William Parker (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums), live, New York, 2014


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lagniappe

art beat

Paul Strand (1890-1976), Abandoned Window, 1944

 

Monday, April 24th

sounds of Amsterdam

Turning seventy-five, some folks get gloomy; others celebrate.

Han Bennink (drums, 4/17/1942-) & All-Star Band
Live (TV show), Amsterdam, 4/13/17


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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

 

Tuesday, April 18th

sounds of Russia

Alfred Schnittke (1934-98), Piano Quintet (1972-76), live (Katya Apekisheva, piano; Boris Brovtsyn, Julia-Maria Kretz, violins; Amihai Grosz, viola; Torleif Thedéen, cello), Netherlands, 2010


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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Chicago Botanic Garden)

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Monday, April 17th

sounds of Ukraine

The only thing better than one cello is two.

Valentin Silvestrov (1937-), Hiéroglyphes de la nuit; Anja Lechner (cello),  Agnès Vesterman (cello), Valentin Silvestrov (piano), live, Paris, 2015

 

Sunday, April 16th

back to church

“He Set Me Free,” Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church, McConnells, S.C., 1991


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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Monadnock Building)

 

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