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Friday, November 23rd

what’s new

Makaya McCraven (drums, compositions), et al., live (studio), 11/19/18

 

They’re playing tonight in Dublin, tomorrow in London, and Thursday in Chicago (MM’s hometown).

Wednesday, November 14th

voices I miss

No matter what kind of day you’re having, this will make it better.

Von Freeman (1923-2012, tenor saxophone, MCOTD Hall of Fame), with John Young (1922-2008, piano), et al., live (radio broadcast), late 1970s

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park

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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lagniappe

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)

Tuesday, November 6th

spellbinding

Tyshawn Sorey Trio (TS, compositions, drums [2017 MacArthur Fellow]), Cory Smythe (piano), Chris Tordini (bass), live, New York, 2015

This I could listen to—I could lose myself in—for a long, long time.

 

They’re playing Thursday night at the University of Chicago.

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, November 2nd

more

Jeff Rosenstock, live, Chicago, 2017

 

Friday, October 26th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Jeff Rosenstock, live (studio), Seattle, 8/20/18

 

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lagniappe

random thoughts

This life: how precious; how precarious; how preposterous.

Tuesday, October 23rd

like nobody else

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, clarinet, etc. [1935-1977]) and the Vibration Society (Dick Griffin, trombone; Ron Burton, piano; Vernon Martin, bass; Jerome Cooper, drums; Joe Texidor, percussion), live, Paris, 1970

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

All the people at the controls are opportunists or gangsters. The sweetness of reason died out of our public life with FDR. There doesn’t even seem to be a normal intelligence at work in the affairs of the nation.

—Tennessee Williams, letter to publisher James Laughlin, April 9, 1947

Monday, October 22nd

more

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica [1934-1998]) with Buddy Guy (guitar), Phil Guy (guitar), A.C. Reed (tenor saxophone), et al., live (TV show), Chicago, early ’70s

“Little by Little”

 

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“Mystery Train”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, October 19th

voices I miss

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica [1934-1998]) with Otis Rush (guitar [1935-2018]), Jack Myers (bass [c. 1937-2011]), Fred Below (drums [1926-1988]), “Hoodoo Man Blues,” live, Berlin, 1966

 

Friday, October 12th

more

Otis Rush (vocals, guitar) with Little Brother Montgomery (piano), Jack Myers (bass), Fred Below (drums), live, Berlin, 1966

“All Your Love (I Miss Loving)”

 

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“Sweet Little Angel”

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The silence will be sudden then last.

—Deborah Landau, from “The Silence Will Be Sudden Then Last” (Poetry, 10/18)

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