music clip of the day


Month: June, 2019

Tuesday, June 18th

like-nobody-else x 2

Cecil Taylor Trio (CT, 1929-2018, piano; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; Sunny Murray, drums) with Albert Ayler (1936-1970, tenor saxophone), “Four,” excerpt (C. Taylor), live, Copenhagen, 1962




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A Bomb upon the Ceiling
Is an improving thing –
It keeps the nerves progressive
Conjecture flourishing –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1150 (Franklin)

Monday, June 17th

Thursday in Chicago

He’s playing Bach’s six cello suites in Millennium Park.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor; Yo-Yo Ma, live, London, 2015


Sunday, June 16th


Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945), “God Don’t Never Change,” recorded 12/10/1929 (New Orleans)




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Within this temporal body composed of a hundred bones and nine holes there resides a spirit which, for lack of an adequate name, I think of as windblown.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), The Knapsack Notebook (translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill)

Saturday, June 15th

soundtrack to a dream

Clara Iannotta (1983-), The people here go mad. They blame the wind. (2013-14); Uusinta Ensemble and Clara Iannotta (music boxes), live, Helsinki, 2018




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The Spirit is the Conscious Ear –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 718 (Franklin)

Friday, June 14th

another take

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” (D. Hathaway), live, France, 2007


Thursday, June 13th


Tyshawn Sorey (1980-), Nebulae (2018); PRISM Quartet and Tyshawn Sorey (percussion), live, New York, 2018


Wednesday, June 12th

basement jukebox

Donny Hathaway (1945-1979), “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” (D. Hathaway), 1972


Tuesday, June 11th

what’s new

Yasmin Williams (guitar), “Restless Heart,” live, Washington, D.C., published 5/20/19




random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Lurie Garden)

Monday, June 10th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Bob Dylan, “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” (B. Dylan), live, 1975 (Martin Scorsese, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, 6/12/19)




random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.


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And were You lost, I would be –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 706 (Franklin)

Sunday, June 9th

sounds of Chicago

This track, even after forty years, I never tire of hearing.

Albertina Walker (1929-2010) with Rev. James Cleveland (1931-1991), “Please Be Patient with Me” (J. Cleveland), live, Chicago, 1979 (Please Be Patient with Me)




random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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