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Month: April, 2018

Monday, April 30th

passings

Charles Neville, saxophonist, December 28, 1938-April 26, 2018

Neville Brothers, “Yellow Moon,” live, New Orleans, 1991

 

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More?

Here’s the whole set.

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, April 29th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Dorothy Love Coates and The Gospel Harmonettes, “They Won’t Believe” (D. L. Coates), 1970

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, April 28th

basement jukebox

Little Junior Parker, “Driving Wheel” (R. Sykes), 1961

 

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Here’s the original recording.

Roosevelt Sykes, “Driving Wheel Blues,” 1936

 

Friday, April 27th

voices I miss

Prince, “Nothing Compares 2 U” (P. Nelson), published 4/19/18 (recorded 1984)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 26th

How many bands have not one but two MacArthur-certified “geniuses”?

Vijay Iyer Sextet (Vijay Iyer, keyboards, compositions [2013 MacArthur Fellow]; Tyshawn Sorey, drums [2017 MacArthur Fellow]; Stephan Crump, bass; Steve Lehman, alto saxophone; Graham Haynes, cornet and flugelhorn; Mark Shim, tenor saxophone), live, Ojai, Calif., 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, April 25th

passings

Bob Dorough, singer, songwriter, piano player, December 12, 1923-April 23, 2018

“Devil May Care” (B. Dorough, T. Kirk), live (studio), New York, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, April 24th

More beauty?

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), String Quartet in F major (1903); Sacconi Quartet, live, London, 2015

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The snow is melting
and the village is flooded
with children.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Haas)

Monday, April 23rd

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Samuel Barber (1910-1981), Violin Concerto (1939); BBC Symphony Orchestra (David Robertson, cond.) with Gil Shaham (violin), live, London, 2013

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, April 22nd

basement jukebox

O.V. Wright, “I’m Going Home (To Live With God)” (Willie Mitchell, prod.), 1973

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, April 21st

spellbinding

Johann Sebastian Bach, from Partita for Violin No. 3 in E major (Gavotte en Rondeau), Gil Shaham (violin), live, Berlin, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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