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Wednesday, June 17th

voices I miss

Betty Carter (vocals, 1929-1998) with Geri Allen (piano, 1957-2017), Dave Holland (bass, 1946-), Jack DeJohnette (drums, 1942-), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1993

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, June 15th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

His music I first encountered over 40 years ago, and it’s been a perpetual source of joy and inspiration ever since.

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid (HT, 1944-, alto saxophone, composition [MCOTD Hall of Fame]; Jose Dávila, tuba; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Stomu Takeishi, bass; Elliot Kavee, drums), live, Italy ( Cormòns), 2008

 

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other day, Chicago

*****

reading table

In this world
we walk on the roof of hell,
gazing at flowers.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Friday, June 12th

only rock ‘n’ roll

PJ Harvey, “Dress” (PJ Harvey, R. Ellis), live, England (V Festival), 2003

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, June 11th

like nothing else

Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Nonet  (Evan Parker, saxophone; Barry Guy, bass; Paul Lytton, drums; Peter Evans, trumpet; Okkyung Lee, cello; Sten Sandell, piano; Richard Barrett, electronics; Paul Obermayer, electronics; Sam Pluta, electronics), live, France (Mulhouse), 2015

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other day, Chicago

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A melancholic introspection retrospective
Was taking place in a white-walled room called Summer Was.

—Mary Jo Bang (1946-), from “Don’t” (Elegy, 2007)

Friday, June 5, 2020

what’s new

Harriet Tubman (Brandon Ross, guitar, vocals; Melvin Gibbs, bass; JT Lewis, drums), “The Green Book Blues,” “Blacktal Fractal,” “Redemption Song,” “Can’t Tarry,” live (studio), Seattle, published 6/1/20

 

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Friday, May 29th

like nobody else

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009, vocals, piano), “Manhattan” (R. Rodgers, L. Hart), 1959

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Gray hairs being plucked,
and from below my pillow
a cricket singing

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Saturday, May 23rd

alone

Torbjön Zetterberg (1976-, bass), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), Zengården Monastery, Sweden, 4/18/20

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

As long as I don’t aim,
I won’t miss.
With the catalpa bow,
I shoot an arrow
toward the open sky.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Friday, May 22nd

only rock ‘n’ roll

PJ Harvey, live, London, 2004

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Falling blossoms.
Blossoms in bloom are also
falling blossoms.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Thursday, May 21st

sounds of Senegal

Cheikh Lô (1955-, vocals, guitar, drums), live (studio), Seattle, 2020

 

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Friday, May 8th

timeless

Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990), “The More I See You” (H. Warren, M. Gordon), live, Sweden (Stockholm), 1964

 

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