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
other day, Oak Park, Ill.
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
but he goes honking . . .
—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue
back to church
Pastor Marlon Lock, “Heavenly Choir,” live (grandfather’s homegoing celebration)
[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)