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Month: November, 2019

Saturday, November 30th

like nobody else

Nina Simone (1933-2003, vocals, piano), “Wild Is the Wind” (D. Tiomkin, N. Washington), live, New York, 1964

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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The challenge: balance. Keep it steady,
now sniffing daffodils’ aroma,
now Googling a rare sarcoma.

—Rachel Hadas (1948-), from “Love and Dread” (New Yorker, 11/18/19)

Friday, November 29th

what’s new

Robert Glasper, “Gone” (feat. YBN Cordae, Bilal, Herbie Hancock), published 11/25/19

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

 

Thursday, November 28th

sounds of New York

Is there any greater joy, as a listener, than being swept away by sounds unlike any you’ve heard before?

Jason Kao Hwang (composer, conductor, violin) and the Spontaneous River Orchestra (Andrew Drury [drums], Ken Filiano [bass], 37 string improvisers), Symphony of Souls, live (studio), New York, 2011

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, November 27th

sounds of Kinshasa

KOKOKO!, “Likolo,” “Tongos’a,” “Malembe,” live, Washington, D.C., 11/15/19

 

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random sights

other day, Forest Park, Ill.

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reading table

Many nights on the road
and not dead yet—
the end of autumn.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Tuesday, November 26th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor; Shunske Sato (violin), live, Netherlands (Haarlem), published 10/31/19

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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along the mountain road
somehow it tugs at my heart—
a wild violet

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda

Monday, November 25th

sounds of New York

Why not begin the week with something new?

Jason Kao Hwang’s Sing House (JKH, violin, viola, compositions; Kalun Leung, trombone; Christopher Forbes, piano; Ken Filiano, bass; Andrew Drury, drums), live, New York, 9/29/19

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

not grown to a butterfly
this late in autumn
a caterpillar

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda

Sunday, November 24th

never enough

Gospel Harmonettes (featuring Dorothy Love Coates, 1928-2002, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “You’ve Been Good to Me” (D. Coates), 1964

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, November 23rd

sounds of Melbourne (by way of Chicago and New York)

Honey Dijon (DJ), live, Melbourne, 2018

 

Honey Dijon grew up on the south side of Chicago, in a family that she describes as very musical. She began clubbing during her mid-teens with her parents’ acceptance as long as her academics did not suffer.

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last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, November 22nd

only rock ‘n’ roll

black midi, live, London, 10/29/19

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, November 21st

One-word review: Wow!

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

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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