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Month: January, 2023

Monday, January 30th

sounds of Chicago

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, reeds, percussion; Joseph Jarman, reeds, percussion; Lester Bowie [MCOTD Hall of Fame], trumpet, percussion; Malachi Favors, bass, percussion; Don Moye, drums, percussion), live (“We-Bop,” “Promenade,” “On the Cote Bamako,” “Bedouin Village,” “New York Is Full of Lonely People,” “New Orleans,” “Funky AECO,” “Theme [Odwalla]”), Chicago (Jazz Showcase), 1981

(Taking a day off.)

Sunday, January 29th

timeless

Still, after more than fifty years of listening, this voice and this guitar, accompanied by his wife’s voice, give me chills.

Blind Willie Johnson (vocals, guitar) with Willie B. Harris (vocals), “I’m Gonna Run to the City of Refuge,” rec. Dec. 12, 1928 (Dallas)

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, January 28th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita No. 1 in B-flat major: Maria João Pires (piano), live, Portugal (Évora), 1987

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 27th

sounds of all over

Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023, published 1/24/23

Ukraine: Dakh Daughters (“Viyna,” “Fellini,” “Umry”)

Morocco, Algeria, United States: Khadija El Warzazia’s Bnat el Houariyat & Esraa Warda (“Dyaf Allah Rjal el Bled,” “Mra Sabra,” “Li Guer imout”)

China: Cui Jian (“Fake Monk,” “Go On,” “Wild in the Snow”)

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 25th

kaleidoscopic clarity

Brian Ferneyhough (1943-), Contraccolpi (2015): Talea Ensemble (James Baker, cond.), live, New York, 2016

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

(Taking a day off.)

Tuesday, January 24th

sounds of New York

Mary Halvorson (guitar) with Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Patricia Brennan (vibraphone), Nick Dunston (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), “Night Shift” (M. Halvorson), live, New York, 2022

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, January 23rd

like nothing else

DJ Spooky (AKA Paul D. Miller: turntables, electronics, interview) + Matthew Shipp Trio (MS, piano, interview; William Parker, bass; Guillermo Brown, drums), live, France (Seine-Saint-Denis), 2003

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, January 22nd

more

Spirit of Memphis Quartet (feat. Jethroe Bledsoe), “Lord Jesus” (Parts 1 & 2), rec. 1952 (live, Memphis [Mason’s Temple])

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lagniappe

my back pages

On a cold, snowy night forty-six years ago, at a church thirty miles north of Chicago, my wife, Suzanne, and I were married. Saxophonist Von Freeman (1923-2012) and pianist John Young (1922-2008) provided the music, playing before the ceremony (“Over the Rainbow,” “It Never Entered My Mind,” “More”), during (Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood,” as Suzanne walked down the aisle [unaccompanied saxophone]), and after (“My Favorite Things,” “Song for My Father”). All of this can be heard here (0:14-).

Saturday, January 21st

sounds of London, and Beirut, and Palestine

Sama’ Abdulhadi (1991-, DJ), live, London, 1/6/23

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 20th

two takes

Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011), “Me and the Devil,” 2010

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Robert Johnson (1922-1938), “Me and the Devil Blues,” rec. 1937 (Dallas)

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