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Month: October, 2020

Saturday, October 31st

what’s new

Tyshawn Sorey (1980-, composer, drummer, percussionist, trombonist, pianist, MacArthur Fellow [“genius grant”], professor [University of Pennsylvania]) & Alarm Will Sound, Video Chat Variations, published 10/30/20

 

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Post-performance interview with Tyshawn Sorey (Alan Pierson, AWS Artistic Director), published 10/30/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, October 30th

sounds of Chicago

Dustin Laurenzi’s Natural Language (DL, tenor saxophone; Jeff Swanson, guitar; Mike Harmon, bass; Charles Rumback, drums), live, Chicago (Constellation), 10/10/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, October 29th

timeless

Charles Mingus Sextet (CM, 1922-1979, bass; Eric Dolphy, 1928-1964, alto saxophone; Clifford Jordan, 1931-1993, tenor saxophone; Johnny Coles, 1925-1987, trumpet; Jaki Byard, 1922-1999, piano; Dannie Richmond, 1931-1988, drums), “So Long Eric” (C. Mingus), live, Norway (Oslo), 1964

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, October 28th

sounds of Chicago

Extraordinary Popular Delusions (Mars Williams, saxophones, etc.; Jim Baker, piano, etc.; Brian Sandstrom, bass, etc.; Steve Hunt, drums, percussion), live (performance begins at 5:50), Chicago (Constellation), 10/24/20

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, October 27th

alone

John Cage (1912-1992), In a Landscape (1948); Evi Kyriazidou (piano), Olia Olina (choreography and dance), live, Greece (Komotini), 2014

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Monday, October 26th

alone

Eva-Maria Houben (1955-), lines; R. Andrew Lee (piano), live, Denver, 3/8/17

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

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reading table

People are startled to discover
that their inner monologues
are ghost-written.

—Rae Armantrout, from “Startle Reflex” (London Review of Books, 10/8/20)

Sunday, October 25th

testify!

President Barack Obama, funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Charleston, S.C., 6/26/15

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

El Greco (aka Doménikos Theotokópoulos, 1541-1614), The Holy Face (From Santo Domingo el Antiguo), 1577-79

Saturday, October 24th

sounds of Jamaica

Koffee, “Pressure” (remix feat. Buju Banton), 10/20/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

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reading table

We use similes to show
things are connected –

and they are,
just not in the way we say.

—Rae Armantrout, from “Finalist” (London Review of Books, 10/8/20)

Friday, October 23rd

sounds of Ukraine

Alyona Alyona, “Стержень” (feat. KALUSH, et al.), 8/3/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, October 22nd

timeless

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Variations, op. 27 (1936); Maurizio Pollini (1942-, piano), live, Paris, 2002

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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found words

Nobody’s “fine.”

—Governor Andrew Cuomo, yesterday’s press briefing on the pandemic

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