Friday, January 22nd

by musicclipoftheday

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




random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.


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-).