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Month: January, 2022

Friday, January 28th

what’s new

Jake Xerxes Fussell (vocals, guitar) with Libby Rodenbough (violin, harmonium, vocals) and Casey Toll (bass), live (“The River St. Johns,” “Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing on a Sweet Potato Vine?”, “Breast of Glass”), Pittsboro, North Carolina, published 1/25/22

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, January 27th

alone

Rebecca Saunders (1967-), White (2016); Ensemble Musikfabrik (Marco Blaauw, trumpet), Cologne (Germany), published 1/17/22

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 26th

basement jukebox

Sonny Boy Williamson (AKA Aleck [or Alex] “Rice” Miller, 1912[?]-1965), “Nine Below Zero” (S. B. Williamson), 1951

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lagniappe

reading table

Drooping
in this upside-down world,
a bamboo in the snow.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by Tom Lowenstein

Tuesday, January 25th

sounds of New York

Steve Swell (trombone), Dave Sewelson (baritone saxophone), Michael Vatcher (drums), live, New York, 1/20/22

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, January 24th

sounds of Amsterdam

Jeff Kaiser (trumpet, laptop), Michael Moore (clarinets), Michael Vatcher (percussion), live, Amsterdam, 2009

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art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Barbara Kruger (1945-), fragment from the exhibit Thinking of You/ I Mean Me/ I Mean You

Sunday, January 23rd

back to church

“Look away in the middle of the air,” live, Rock Hill, S.C. (Nazareath Baptist Church), 2003

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, January 22nd

voices I miss

Von Freeman (1923-2012, MCOTD Hall of Fame), tenor saxophone

“Oleo” (S. Rollins) with Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone), Willie Pickens (piano), Dan Shapera (bass), Robert Shy (drums), Chicago (Chicago Jazz Festival), 1988

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With John Young (1922-2008, piano), et al., live (radio broadcast), late 1970s

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“A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” (E. Maschwitz & M. Sherwin) with Jodie Christian (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums), live, Harrisburg, Penn., 1994

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“I Can’t Get Started” (V. Duke, I. Gershwin), live, Belgium, 1992

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“Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” (R. Rodgers, L. Hart) with Mike Allemena (guitar), Matt Ferguson (bass), Michael Raynor (drums), live, Chicago (Mandel Hall, University of Chicago), 2011

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On a cold, snowy night forty-five years ago, at a church thirty miles north of Chicago, my wife, Suzanne, and I were married. Von Freeman and pianist John Young (1922-2008) provided the music, playing before the ceremony, during (as Suzanne walked down the aisle), and after. All of what they played that night (“Over the Rainbow,” “It Never Entered My Mind,” “More,” “In a Sentimental Mood,” “My Favorite Things,” “Song for My Father”) can be heard here (0:15-).

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Friday, January 21st

only rock ‘n’ roll

Carl Perkins (1932-1998), “Honey Don’t” (C. Perkins), live (TV show), 1956

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Sight of that mountain
makes me forget
I’m getting old

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by David Young

Thursday, January 20th

timeless

Anthony Braxton Trio (AB, 1945-, alto saxophone; George Lewis, 1952-, trombone; Mark Dresser, 1952-, bass), live, Antwerp (Belgium), 1985

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langiappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 19th

what’s new

Bill Frisell (1951-, guitar) and Julian Lage (1987-, guitar), “Days of Wine and Roses” (H. Mancini, J. Mercer), live, Lincoln, Mass., 12/1/21

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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