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Month: December, 2018

Tuesday, December 11th

voices I miss

This drummer never fails to lift my spirits.

Ed Blackwell (drums, 1929-1992) with Mal Waldron (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone), Woody Shaw (flugelhorn), Reggie Workman (bass), “The Git Go” (M. Waldron), live, New York (Village Vanguard), 1985

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Monday, December 10th

more

Brian Eno (1948-), “An Ending (Ascent)”, Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks (with Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno), 1983 (remastered 2005)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, December 9th

can’t wait

Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack, director; filmed, 1972; scheduled theatrical release, 2019), trailer

 

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lagniappe

reading table

It is true that the unknown is the largest need of the intellect, though for it, no one thinks to thank God.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), Letter to Cousins Louisa (aka Louise) and Frances Norcross, 1876

Saturday, December 8th

tomorrow in Chicago

They’re performing at the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel.

The Tallis Scholars, live, France (Mont Saint-Michel), 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, December 7th

This is Jimmy’s brother.

Syl Johnson, “Take Me to the River” (A. Green, M. Hodges), 1974

 

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Another take.

Live (with Howard Grimes [drums], Leroy Hodges [bass], et al.), Memphis

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 6th

Every now and then I hear something and wonder: Where has this been all my life?

Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893-1979), 24 Preludes in quarter-tone system (excerpts), 1934/1970

 

Wednesday, December 5th

more

Brian Eno, Ambient Music 1: Music for Airports, 1978

 

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lagniappe

reading table

All night long
the windswept clouds
plovers calling under the moon

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento)

Tuesday, December 4th

timeless

This guy, whom I worked with in the 1970s, co-producing this track and a few others for Alligator Records (Living Chicago Blues, Vol. 1), just turned ninety. One of my sons, now older than I was then, heard him the other night at a Chicago club, where, he said, his guitar playing was “robust.” How wonderful to be ninety years old and robust. How wonderful, too, to be able to share music with a son.

“Breaking up Somebody’s Home” (T. Matthews, A. Jackson), 1978

 

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Here he is forty years later.

“People Get Ready” (C. Mayfield), “That’s All Right,” Chicago, 2018

 

Monday, December 3rd

Need a break from this too-much world?

Brian Eno, “New Space Music” (released 2014)

 

Sunday, December 2nd

timeless

Pilgrim Travelers, “I’ve Got a Mother Gone Home,” 1951

 

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