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Thursday, November 22nd

Some sounds you listen to; others you inhabit.

Morton Feldman (1926-1981, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Between Categories (1969); Yarn Wire, live, Stony Brook, N.Y., 2017

 

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Another take.

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

James Webb (1975-), Prayer (through December 31st)

 

Wednesday, November 21st

timeless

March 3, 1941, New York: Waiting for Benny Goodman to arrive for a recording session, the engineers are checking the equipment, the musicians are warming up, the tape is rolling.

Charlie Christian (1916-1942, guitar) with Cootie Williams (trumpet), Georgie Auld (tenor saxophone), Johnny Guarnieri (piano), Artie Bernstein (bass), Dave Tough (drums), “Waiting for Benny,” 1941

 

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Helen Levitt (1913-2009, MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, 1940s

Monday, November 12th

more

Tyshawn Sorey Double Trio (TS, composition, conducting, drums; Cory Smythe, piano; Chris Tordini, bass; Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Kyle Amburst, viola; Rubin Kodheli, cello), “The Inner Spectrum of Variables” (T. Sorey), live, Ojai, Calif., 2017

 

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art beat

other day, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Nicolas de Jesus (1960-), La ofrenda (The Offering), 2009 (Día de Muertos: A Spiritual Legacy, through December 9th)

Sunday, November 11th

timeless

Five Soul Stirrers (feat. R. H. Harris), “Walk Around” (R. H. Harris), 1939

 

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art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009, MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, c. 1940

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Friday, November 9th

timeless

Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers, “Jumpin’ Jive” (Stormy Weather, 1943)

 

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art beat

other day, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Altar for Raquel M. Ontiveros by Victoria Tapia, Monica Cisneros, and Estella Cruz (Día de Muertos: A Spiritual Legacy, through December 9th)

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Monday, September 3rd

timeless

Bessie Smith, “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out,” 1929

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Charles White (1918-1979), Bessie Smith (Charles White: A Retrospective, closing today; traveling to New York [Museum of Modern Art], then Los Angeles [Los Angeles County Museum of Art])

Friday, July 6th

passings

Henry Butler, pianist, singer, September 21, 1948-July 2, 2018

With Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9, “Some Iko,” live, Chicago, 2015

 

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art beat

Lee Friedlander (1934-), New Orleans

Eureka Brass Band, late 1950s

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Young Tuxedo Brass Band, 1959

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Second Liners at Mardi Gras, 1957

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Second Liners, 1961

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Young Tuxedo Bass Band, 1966

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Tuesday, June 26th

timeless

Lonnie Johnson (vocals, guitar), “Another Night to Cry” (Sonny Boy Williamson II, introduction; Otis Spann, piano; Willie Dixon, bass; Fred Below, drums), live, Germany, 1963

 

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art beat

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill. (artist unknown)

Saturday, April 14th

serendipity

Yesterday, while working on an appeal for a client convicted of attempted murder, I bumped into this on the radio (WFMU, Bryce’s show). One-word review: Wow!

Peter Ruzicka (1948-), Metastrofe (1971), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Michael Gielen, cond.)

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Xu Longsen (1956-), from Light of Heaven (through June 24th)

Monday, April 2nd

tonight in Chicago

They’ll be playing at Corbett v. Dempsey.

Peter Evans (trumpet), Levy Lorenzo (electronics, percussion), live, New York, 2016

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Xu Longsen (1956-), from Light of Heaven (through June 24th)

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