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Month: October, 2019

Monday, October 21st

Why not begin the week with something new?

Nathalie Joachim (vocals, flute, electronics) with the Spektral Quartet and a Haitian children’s choir (recorded), “Suite pou Dantan: Prelid” (Fanm d’Ayiti [Women of Haiti]), 10/8/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, October 20th

sounds of Chicago

Mighty Clouds of Joy, live (TV show: Jubilee Showcase), Chicago, 1968

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, October 19th

sounds of New York

James Brandon Lewis Unruly Quintet (JBL, tenor saxophone; Jaimie Branch, trumpet; Ava Mendoza, guitar; Luke Stewart, bass; Warren G. Crudup III, drums), live, New York, 5/16/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Friday, October 18th

sounds of Jamaica

Koffee (2000-), “Haffi Make It,” “Under Pressure,” live, Germany (Cologne), 7/5/19

 

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lagniappe

reading table

at evening tide
clinging to the flotsam . . .
a katydid

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

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, October 17th

lucid, adj. clear, transparent, luminous. E.g., Víkingur Ólafsson playing Bach.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A minor; Víkingur Ólafsson (piano), live, Berlin, 2018

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

[B]y the latest count, there are 70 million persons displaced from their homes worldwide.

—J. M. Coetzee, “Australia’s Shame” (review of No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani), New York Review of Books, 9/26/19

Wednesday, October 16th

sounds of New York

Jaimie Branch Trio (JB, trumpet; Luke Stewart, bass; Mike Pride, drums), live, New York, 9/29/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Tuesday, October 15th

This I could listen to for a long time—it breathes.

Tyshawn Sorey Quartet (TS, percussion, composition; Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet; Aaron Stewart, tenor saxophone; John Escreet, piano), “Acts,” live, Amsterdam, published 2010

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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Monday, October 14th

Why not start the week with a trip to Beirut?

Habibi Funk (DJ), live, Beirut, 2017

 

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Remember record stores?

One of the strongest collections of Middle Eastern records in the world, Chico Records has been in business since 1964, surviving the country’s brutal Civil War and seismic regional unrest to become a destination for local and international collectors alike.

Sunday, October 13th

Aretha testifies

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) with Rev. James Cleveland (1942-2018), et al., live, Los Angeles, 1972

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, October 12th

basement jukebox

Willie Mitchell, record producer, March 1, 1928–January 5, 2010  

O. V. Wright (1939-1980), “A Nickel and a Nail,” 1971

 

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Syl Johnson (1936-), “Take Me to the River,” 1975

 

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Otis Clay (1942-2016), “Trying to Live My Life Without You,” 1972

 

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Ann Peebles (1947-), “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” 1973

 

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Al Green (1946-), “Let’s Stay Together,” 1971

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Kankakee, Ill.

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