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Month: September, 2019

Monday, September 30th

sounds of Ukraine
day one

Here’s the latest from this kindergarten teacher turned rapper.

Alyona Alyona, “Завтра,” 9/27/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Sunday, September 29th

alone

Dean Bowman, “I Heard the Angels Singing,” live, 2008

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, September 28th

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. (Big week for the guitarist: she just won a MacArthur “genius grant.”)

Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Mary Halvorson (guitar), live, Belgium (Ghent), 2018

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

 

Friday, September 27th

tomorrow night in Chicago

He’s playing, in a trio with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Nasheet Waits, at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet, composition) with Mattie Mae Thomas (vocals, lyrics; recorded in 1939 at Mississippi’s Parchman Farm), Dean Bowman (vocals), Marvin Sewell (guitar), Gerald Clayton (piano), Joe Sanders (bass), Kendrick Scott (drums, computer), “MAE//MAE,” live, published 2018

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, September 26th

never enough

This kaleidoscopic collection of miniatures—many lasting less than a minute—I return to again, and again, and again.

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), 24 Preludes, Op. 28; Shura Cherkassky (1909-1995, piano), 1968

 

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lagniappe

reading table

just one
but he goes honking . . .
departing goose

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

Wednesday, September 25th

more

Anderson .Paak, “Jet Black,” live (studio), London, 9/16/19

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, September 24th

serendipity

This I bumped into last night, happily.

Clara Iannotta (1983-), 3 sur 5 (2012-2013); Continuum Contemporary Music, live, Toronto, 2018

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, September 23rd

Why not start the week with something kinetic?

Unsuk Chin (1961-), Gougalōn (Scenes from a Street Theater for Ensemble) (2009-2011); Ensemble Intercontemporain (Duncan Ward, cond.), live, Paris, 2017

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, September 22nd

back to church

Pastor Marlon Lock, “Heavenly Choir,” live (grandfather’s homegoing celebration)

 

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reading table

[H]ope has nothing to do with mood or objective facts, but is rather a form of hospitality offered by those who are tired to those who are exhausted.

—Teju Cole (1975-), website for Go Down Moses (photography exhibit curated by Cole and on display through September 29th at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago)

Saturday, September 21st

what’s new

Greatest, ever, Ukrainian kindergarten teacher turned rapper?

Alyona Alyona, “Булінг,” 9/9/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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