off the hook
Erykah Badu, live (TV show), 2015
Charmaine Lee (composition, voice) with Wet Ink Ensemble and guests (Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone; Darius Jones, alto saxophone; Peter Evans, trumpet; Weston Olencki, trombone; Erin Lesser, flute; Alex Mincek, tenor saxophone; Ian Antonio, percussion; Eric Wubbels, piano; Josh Modney, violin; Kate Soper, voice; Sam Pluta, electronics), Smoke, Airs, live, New York, 2018
How many singers invent their own language?
Charmaine Lee, live, New York, 11/20/18
The difference between Despair
And Fear, is like the One
Between the instant of a Wreck
And when the Wreck has been —
The Mind is smooth —
No Motion — Contented as the Eye
Upon the Forehead of a Bust —
That knows it cannot see —
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 576 (Franklin)
back to church
Together As One Hymn Choir, “I Feel Good,” live, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rock Hill, S.C., 2002
The lonesome for they know not What –
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 326 (Franklin)
Makaya McCraven (drums, compositions), et al., live (studio), 11/19/18
They’re playing tonight in Dublin, tomorrow in London, and Thursday in Chicago (MM’s hometown).
Some sounds you listen to; others you inhabit.
Morton Feldman (1926-1981, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Between Categories (1969); Yarn Wire, live, Stony Brook, N.Y., 2017
art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago
James Webb (1975-), Prayer (through December 31st)
March 3, 1941, New York: Waiting for Benny Goodman to arrive for a recording session, the engineers are checking the equipment, the musicians are warming up, the tape is rolling.
Charlie Christian (1916-1942, guitar) with Cootie Williams (trumpet), Georgie Auld (tenor saxophone), Johnny Guarnieri (piano), Artie Bernstein (bass), Dave Tough (drums), “Waiting for Benny,” 1941
Helen Levitt (1913-2009, MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, 1940s