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Month: August, 2019

Saturday, August 31st

sounds of Kenya and Uganda

Slikback (DJ, Kenya) featuring MC Yella, Bandana, Swordman (Uganda), live, Uganda (Nyege Nyege Festival), 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, August 30th

sounds of Chicago

C.H.E.W., live, Los Angeles, 2018

 

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More?

Live (studio), Chicago, 7/2/19

 

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lagniappe

reading table

SINCE THOUGHT

is the foliage of the mind I think

that thought inheres in vines

—Robert Grenier (1941-), A Day at the Beach (1984)

Thursday, August 29th

sounds of New York

James Brandon Lewis Unruly Quintet (JBL, tenor saxophone; Jaimie Branch, trumpet; Anthony Pirog, guitar; Luke Stewart, bass; Warren G. Crudup III, drums), live, New York, 6/15/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Wednesday, August 28th

never enough

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Nocturne No. 15 in F minor, Op. 55, No. 1; Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997, piano), live, Moscow, 1972

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Only thing
the thief left behind—
moon in my window.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Tuesday, August 27th

sounds of New York

Craig Taborn (piano, electronics), Cory Smythe (piano, electronics), “X’s and Y’s,” live, New York, 2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

SHOE FROM THE WAVES

oh he got a shoe from the waves

—Robert Grenier (1941-), A Day at the Beach (1984)

Monday, August 26th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Joseph Jarman (1937-2019, alto saxophone), Marilyn Crispell (1947-, piano), “Dear Lord” (J. Coltrane), 1996 (Connecting Spirits)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, August 25th

timeless

O’Neal Twins, “Jesus Dropped the Charges” (R. White), 1982 (Say Amen, Somebody)

 

What a surprise it was, yesterday morning, driving home from our local farmers’ market, to encounter this wonderful, deeply moving piece about this performance, a longtime favorite, on the radio (Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR).

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Another take.

Live, St. Louis, 1981

 

Saturday, August 24th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

No drummer gives me more joy.

Aly Keita (1969-, balafon), Hamid Drake (1955-, MCOTD Hall of Fame, drums), live, Italy (Santa’Anna Arresi, Sardinia), 2017

#1

 

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#2

 

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#3

 

Friday, August 23rd

sounds of Sweden

Robyn, “Dancing on My Own” (R. Carlsson, P. Berger), live, Denmark (Roskilde), 7/5/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, August 22nd

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), For Christian Wolff (1986); Eberhard Blum (flute), Nils Vigland (piano, celesta), 1992

 

It can be hard to recall, after an hour or two, what the world sounded like before this began.

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lagniappe

listening room

Clear, open, luminous: pianist Aki Takahashi’s recently released recording of For Bunita Marcus (1985), available on Spotify, is one of the finest renderings of Feldman’s unique sound-world that I’ve ever heard.

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