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Month: January, 2021

Sunday, January 31st

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Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002, MCOTD Hall of Fame) and the Original Gospel Harmonettes, “Come and Go With Me” (D. Coates), live (TV show [Jubilee Showcase]), Chicago (with commentary from DLC and others)

 

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this morning, Chicago

Saturday, January 30th

sounds of New York

Soul of Freedom (Luke Stewart, bass, percussion, vocals; Jaimie Branch, trumpet, percussion, vocals; Devin Brahja Waldman, alto saxophone, percussion, vocals), live, New York, 1/28/21

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

Ghost I house
In this old flat—
Your outpost—
My aftermath

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011), “Here”

Friday, January 29th

only rock ‘n’ roll

The Dirtbombs, live, San Francisco, 2008

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, January 28th

timeless

Anton Webern, Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano (op. 11, 1914); Jacob Szekely (cello), Maksim Velichkin (piano), 2020

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 27th

sounds of Chicago

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, saxophones; Joseph Jarman, 1937-2019, saxophones, flute; Lester Bowie, 1941-1999, trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame; Malachi Favors, 1927-2004, bass, percussion; Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion) with guests,* live (performance begins at 8:20), Switzerland (Lugano), 1993

 

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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*Amina Claudine Myers (organ, vocals), Frank Lacy (trombone), James Carter (tenor saxophone), Chicago Beau (harmonica, vocals), Herb Walker (guitar, vocals).

Tuesday, January 26th

two takes

“Over the Rainbow” (H. Arlen, Y. Harburg)

Art Pepper (1925-1982, alto saxophone), George Cables (1944-, piano), 1982

 

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Bud Powell (1924-1966, piano), 1951

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Monday, January 25th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

John Luther Adams (1953-), The Farthest Place (2001); Robin Lorentz (violin), Amy Knoles (vibraphone, marimba), Bryan Pezzone (piano), Barry Newton (bass), 2002

 

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other day, Chicago

Sunday, January 24th

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Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002, MCOTD Hall of Fame) and the Original Gospel Harmonettes, “They Won’t Believe” (D. Coates), live (TV show)

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, January 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Artifacts Trio (Nicole Mitchell, flute; Tomeka Reid, cello; Mike Reed, drums, percussion), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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other day, Chicago

Friday, January 22nd

sounds of Chicago

“Impressions” (J. Coltrane), Isaiah Collier (tenor saxophone), Ernest Dawkins (alto saxophone), James Carter (tenor saxophone), Greg Murphy (piano), Junius Paul (bass), Jeremiah Collier (drums), live, Chicago (Englewood Jazz Festival), 2019

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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my back pages

On a cold, snowy night forty-four years ago, at a church thirty miles north of Chicago, my wife, Suzanne, and I were married. Tenor saxophonist Von Freeman and pianist John Young, both now gone, provided music. All of what they played that night—before the ceremony (“Over the Rainbow,” “It Never Entered My Mind,” “More”), during (“In a Sentimental Mood” [as Suzanne walked down the aisle]), and after (“My Favorite Things,” “Song for My Father”)—can be heard here (0:15-).

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