music clip of the day


Month: November, 2018

Thursday, November 22nd

Some sounds you listen to; some you inhabit.

Morton Feldman (1926-1981, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Between Categories (1969); Yarn Wire, live, Stony Brook, N.Y., 2017



Another take.




art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

James Webb (1975-), Prayer (through December 31st)


Wednesday, November 21st


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




art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009, MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, 1940s

Tuesday, November 20th


Right now his music, which, I realize, may be an acquired taste, is giving me as much pleasure as anything.

Enno Poppe (1969-), Stoff (2015); Ensemble Dal Niente (Enno Poppe, guest cond.), live, Chicago, 2016


Monday, November 19th

The fascinating chill that Music leaves . . .

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1511 (Franklin)

Enno Poppe (1969-), Filz (2014); Ensemble Resonanz (Enno Poppe, guest cond.), live, Germany (Hamburg), 2015

Sunday, November 18th

three takes

“God Has Smiled on Me”

Rev. James Cleveland (1931-1991), live, Oh Happy Day, 2004



Lester Bowie (1941-1999, trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame), with Amina Claudine Myers (piano, vocals), Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone), Malachi Favors (bass), Phillip Wilson (drums), 1978



Don Pullen (piano), George Adams (tenor saxophone), live, Italy (Perugia), 1984




reading table

mountain temple—
deep under snow
a bell

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

Saturday, November 17th


Anderson .Paak (feat. Kendrick Lamar), “Tints,” 10/28/18 (Oxnard, 11/15/18)


Friday, November 16th

what’s new

Anderson .Paak (feat. Q-Tip), “Cheers” (Oxnard), 11/15/18


Thursday, November 15th

voices I miss

Art Pepper (alto saxophone, 1925-1982) with Hampton Hawes (piano), Charlie Haden (bass), Shelly Manne (drums), “Lost Life” (A. Pepper), Living Legend, 1975




reading table 

. . . that Ethereal Gain
One earns by measuring the Grave –
Then – measuring the Sun –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 288 (Franklin)

Wednesday, November 14th

voices I miss

No matter what kind of day you’re having, this will make it better.

Von Freeman (1923-2012, tenor saxophone, MCOTD Hall of Fame), with John Young (1922-2008, piano), et al., live (radio broadcast), late 1970s




random sights

yesterday, Oak Park

Tuesday, November 13th

voices I miss

Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy (LB, 1941-1999, trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame; Steve Turre, trombone; Frank Lacy, trombone; Bob Stewart, tuba; Phillip Wilson, drums, et al.), “Saving All My Love for You,” live, Berlin, 1986


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