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Month: July, 2021

Thursday, July 29th

basement jukebox: sounds of New Orleans

Professor Longhair (aka Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd, 1918-1980; vocals, piano), “Tipitina” (R. Byrd, C. Matassa), 1954

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, July 28th

like nobody else

Bjӧrk, “Mutual Core” (directed by Andrew Thomas Huang), 2012

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, July 27th

sounds (and sights) of New Orleans

Hot 8 Brass Band, “Give Me the Night”; Second Line Parades, New Orleans, 2018-2019

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, July 26th

like nobody else

Nina Simone (1933-2003), “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life” (J. Rado, G. Ragni, G. MacDermot), live, London, 1968

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Rising from sickness, I lean on a cane and stand by the river.
Countless peach petals flow downstream.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), from “Upon getting up from sickness in late spring” (translated from the Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi)

Sunday, July 25th

more

Whitney Houston (1963-2012), “I Love The Lord/Joy To The World,” live (with the Georgia Mass Choir), 1996

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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Since there is nothing but just this moment, the time-being is all the time there is.

—Dōgen (1200-1253), translated from the Japanese (“The Time-Being,” Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dōgen [Kazuaki Tanahashi, ed.])

Saturday, July 24th

alone

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Palais de Mari (1986); Sabine Liebner (piano), 2007

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, July 23rd

sounds (and sights) of New Orleans

Jon Batiste, “Freedom” (J. Batiste, A, Rowe), 2021

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yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, July 22nd

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor; Menno van Delft (clavichord), live, Amsterdam, 2015

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Wednesday, July 21st

another take

Their recent live performance, featured Monday, opened with this.

Jeremy Cunningham (drums), Dustin Laurenzi (tenor saxophone, synth bass), “My Greatest Joy Is Everything” (sampling the voice of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins), 2020

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, July 20th

timeless

Django Reinhardt (1920-1953, guitar), “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (I. Jones, G. Kahn), 1939

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other day, Chicago

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