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Thursday, September 22nd

like nothing else

Moor Mother (aka Camae Ayewa), “Woody Shaw” (feat. Melanie Charles), published 6/8/22

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inspiration

Woody Shaw (1944-1989, trumpet, composition), “Stepping Stone,” live, Italy, 1979

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lagniappe

art beat: a while ago, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Grand Bouquet of Flowers (c. 1892-95), detail

Monday, September 19th

sounds of New York

Brandon Lopez (bass), Mat Maneri (viola), Gerald Cleaver (drums), live, New York, 9/16/22

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lagniappe

art beat: more

William Klein (1926-2022), Dance in Brooklyn, 1955

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Saturday, September 17th

more

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB [1983-2022, trumpet, voice, percussion, composition] with Lester St. Louis [cello, voice, percussion], Jason Ajemian [bass], Chad Taylor [drums, mbira, voice]), “Prayer for Amerikka,” live, New York, 2021

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lagniappe

art beat: more

William Klein (1926-2022), 3 Kids + Harmonica, New York, 1955

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Wednesday, September 14th

alone

No matter how often I hear these tiny pieces, no matter how many pianists I hear play them, they remain perpetually fresh.

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Preludes, Op. 28 (1835-1839); Seong-Jin Cho (1994-, piano), live, 2017

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lagniappe

art beat: more

William Klein (1926–2022), Candy Store, Amsterdam Avenue, New York, 1955

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Tuesday, September 13th

alone

Lukas Ligeti (1965-), “Thinking Songs” (2015), Mvt. III (Four-Part Invention); Caitlin Jones (marimba), 2021

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lagniappe

passings

William Klein, photographer, filmmaker, April 19, 1926–September 10, 2022

Dance in Brooklyn, New York, 1955

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Sunday, August 28th

more

Mavis Staples (1939-) and Levon Helm (1940-2012), “You Got to Move” (rec. 2011, Woodstock, N.Y.), published 2022

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Alexander Calder [1898-1976], Flamingo [1973], detail)

Saturday, August 20th

alone

Tony Malaby (1964-, tenor saxophone), live, Princeton, New Jersey (Richard Serra [1938-], The Hedgehog and the Fox, 2000), 4/30/22

Thursday, August 4th

another take

“Body and Soul” (J. Green, E. Heyman, R. Sour, F. Eyton), 1930: Art Pepper (1925-1982, alto saxophone), live, Japan (Hokkaido), 1981

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), The Bay at L’Estaque (1878-82) (Cezanne—The Artist’s Artist, through 9/5/22)

Saturday, July 30th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Ricercar a 6 (from The Musical Offering), arranged for chamber orchestra by Anton Webern (1883-1945); Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orcestra (Antonello Manacorda, cond.), live, Frankfurt (Germany), 2015

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), L’Estaque with Red Roofs (1883-85), detail (Cezanne—The Artist’s Artist, through 9/5/22)

Monday, May 16th

sounds of Ukraine

Kalush Orchestra, “Stefania,” published yesterday

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Smart Museum (Chicago), Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine (closed yesterday)

Bob Thompson (1937-1966), detail from Blue Madonna (1961)

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