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Category: art beat

Wednesday, July 8th

like nobody else

Roscoe Mitchell (1940-, alto and soprano saxophone, composition) with Hugh Ragin (trumpet), Tyshawn Sorey (trombone), live, New York, 2015

 

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lagniappe

art beat: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3/6/20

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Chateau Noir (1903-04)

Sunday, June 28th

basement jukebox

Sensational Nightingales (featuring Julius Cheeks), “Pressing On,” 1950s

 

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lagniappe

art beat: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3/6/20

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), The Migration Series (1940-1941), panel 14

Saturday, June 27th

like nobody else

Charmaine Lee (voice), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 4/17/20

 

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lagniappe

art beat: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3/6/20

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Number 1A, 1948 (detail)

Monday, March 30th

like nobody else 

How about time-traveling to 1961 Paris?

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009, vocals, piano), “C’est le Printemps” (“It Might as Well Be Spring,” R. Rodgers, O. Hammerstein II; adaptation, J. Sablon), “Plus je t’embrasse” (“Heart of My Heart,” B. Ryan; adaptation, Max François), live, Paris, 1961

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Isa Genzken (1948-), Rose II (2007)

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reading table

The youth walks up to the white horse, to put its halter on
and the horse looks at him in silence.
They are so silent they are in another world.

—D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), “The White Horse”

Wednesday, March 25th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Morton Feldman (1927-1986, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Rothko Chapel (1971); Markus Creed (cond.), SWR Vokalensemble (Vocal Ensemble), et al., live, Germany (Cathedral of Speyer, Schwetzinger), 2017

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), The Red Studio (1911), detail

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reading table

Coolness—
the sound of the bell
as it leaves the bell.

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Saturday, March 14th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor; Rachel Podger (1968-, violin), live (performance begins at 2:00), London, 11/24/19

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Water Lilies (1914-1926), detail

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reading table

Playing ball
With the children in this village
Spring day, never let the shadows fall!

—Ryōkan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Ryūichi Abé and Peter Haskel

Monday, March 9th

passings

McCoy Tyner, pianist, December 11, 1938-March 6, 2020

John Coltrane Quartet (JC, 1926-1967, tenor saxophone; MC, piano; Jimmy Garrison, 1934-1976, bass; Elvin Jones, 1927-2004, drums), “Impressions” (J. Coltrane), live (TV show), San Francisco, 1963

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Dance (I), 1909; Jeannette, c. 1910

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radio

Today, Ornette Coleman’s birthday (b. 1930), it’s all Ornette all day on WKCR (Columbia University).

Saturday, March 7th

what’s new

Greentea Peng (aka Aria Wells), “Ghost Town” (A. Wells), 3/4/20

 

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), One: Number 31, 1950 (detail)

Monday, March 2nd

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), String Quartet in F major (1903); Hagen Quartet, live, Austria (Salzburg), 2000

1st movt.

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2nd movt.

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3rd movt.

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4th movt.

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Untitled (watercolor), c. 1915

Sunday, December 8th

back to church

Christian Home Baptist Church, Lowry, S.C., 2010

 

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lagniappe

art beat

yesterday, Des Moines (Des Moines Art Center)

Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Automat, 1927

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