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Month: April, 2017

Saturday, April 15th

sounds of Russia

One-word review: mesmerizing.

Sofia Gubaidulina (1931-), Fachwerk for bayan, percussion, and string orchestra (2009); Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, live, 2013

Friday, April 14th

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at Constellation.

Peter Evans Sextet, live, New York, 2017

Thursday, April 13th

old school

Tommy Jarrell (fiddle, vocals), “Cripple Creek,” live, Mt. Airy, N.C., 1983

Wednesday, April 12th

timeless

Old recordings, where everyone involved is long dead, don’t just appeal to the ears—they’re springboards for the imagination. Here’s one made in Memphis nearly 90 years ago.

Close your eyes.

Open your imagination.

They’re just about ready to record.

What’s the room look like?

What’s the last thing said before they start?

Tommy Johnson (1896-1956), “Cool Drink of Water Blues” (1928)


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lagniappe

art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), Funeral—St. Helena, South Carolina, 1955/56

Tuesday, April 11th

more

John Coltrane Quartet (JC, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums), “Vigil,” “Naima,” “My Favorite Things,” live, Belgium (Comblain-La-Tour), 1965


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lagniappe

art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), Cafe – Beaufort, South Carolina, 1955

cafe-beaufort-sc-1955-56-web

 

Monday, April 10th

musical movements

Urban Bush Women, “Walking with ‘Trane” (fragments, commentary), Rockville, Md., 2015


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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Sunday, April 9th

another take

Rev. Al Green, “The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow” (T.A. Dorsey), live, Memphis (Full Gospel Tabernacle Church), 1983

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), Santa Fe, 1955

 

Saturday, April 8th

Sounds so soft they might, it seems, be emanating from your mind.

Jürg Frey (1953-), Floating Categories (2015), live, England (Bristol), 2016

 

Friday, April 7th

This, I just found, has more than 21 million views. (Where have I been?)

Florence and the Machine, “Cosmic Love”
Live (studio performance), Seattle, 2010


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lagniappe

reading table

I had been happy, happy enough, but now I often found myself uttering a spontaneous prayer that went, simply: She is here, still here.

—George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo

Thursday, April 6th

Think you know what a trumpet sounds like?

Nate Wooley (trumpet), live, New York, 4/3/17

#1


#2


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lagniappe

reading table

lights have entered
us it is a music more powerful

than music

—George Oppen (1908-1984), “Till Other Voices Wake Us,” fragment

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