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Month: November, 2019

Thursday, November 21st

One-word review: Wow!

Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998), String Quartet No. 3, 1st movt.; Danish Quartet, live (studio), Seattle, 2015

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, November 20th

insomniac’s delight

You can, I’ve found, stumble upon all kinds of things at 3 a.m.

Harrison Divecha, “Atmospheric Dub Techno and Deep Electronic Mix,” 2018

 

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other night, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, November 19th

what’s new

Jaimie Branch (trumpet, compositions), “Bird Dogs of Paradise,” published 9/26/19

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Monday, November 17th

What better way to begin the week?

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982, piano), “Don’t Blame Me” (J. McHugh, D. Fields), live, Denmark,  1966

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Sunday, November 17th

never enough

Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “I Won’t Let Go” (D. L. Coates), “Lord You’ve Been Good To Me” (D. L. Coates), live, 1981

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, November 16th

sounds of Chicago

Andrew Hill Combo (AH [1931-2007], piano; Von Freeman [1923-2012], tenor saxophone, MCOTD Hall of Fame; Laurdine “Pat” Patrick [1929-1991], baritone saxophone; Malachi Favors [1927-2004], bass; Wilbur Campbell [1926-1999], drums), “Down Pat” (L. Patrick), 1956

 

If political races were decided by musical pedigree, the new entrant in the Democratic presidential field would be unbeatable.

Laurdine Kenneth “Pat” Patrick Jr. (November 23, 1929 – December 31, 1991) was an American jazz musician and composer. . . . known for his 40-year association with Sun Ra. His son, Deval Patrick, was governor of Massachusetts.

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, November 15th

what’s new

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016), “Happens to the Heart” (L. Cohen), published 10/25/19

 

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Interview excerpt, published 11/8/19

 

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last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, November 14th

what’s new

He’s one of a handful of DJs whose every mix I look forward to hearing.

Four Tet (AKA Kieran Hebden), live, New York, 11/12/19

 

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Wednesday, November 13th

next week in Chicago

She’s performing Monday at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Caterina Barbieri (modular synthesizer), live, Italy (Genoa), 2015

 

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a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

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reading table

I’ve always been aware of being an inconsistent personality. Of having a lot of contradictory voices knocking around my head. As a kid, I was ashamed of it. Other people seemed to feel strongly about themselves, to know exactly who they were. I was never like that. I could never shake the suspicion that everything about me was the consequence of a series of improbable accidents—not least of which was the 400 trillion–to-one accident of my birth. As I saw it, even my strongest feelings and convictions might easily be otherwise, had I been the child of the next family down the hall, or the child of another century, another country, another God.

—Zadie Smith, “Fascinated to Presume: In Defense of Fiction,” New York Review of Books, 10/24/19

Tuesday, November 12th

sounds of Haiti and Chicago

Nathalie Joachim (vocals, electronics) with Spektral Quartet, “Papa Loco” (trad.), live (studio), New York, published 10/29/19

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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She cries. Oh no. Oh no no no.

—Eimear McBride, A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

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