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Thursday, February 7th

sounds of the Netherlands

Binkbeats (drums, percussion, bass, electronics) feat. Niels Broos (keyboards), “Little Nerves,” live (studio), Netherlands (Utrecht), 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, January 28th

sounds of New York

Marilyn Crispell (piano), Mark Helias (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (drums, percussion), live, New York, 2014

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 9th

Here, rehearsing, is the most influential pianist in jazz of the last fifty years.

Bill Evans (piano, 1929-1980), Eddie Gomez (bass), Alex Riel (drums), live, Denmark (Copenhagen), 1966

 

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musical thoughts

The ‘open’ voicings that Evans used [i.e., leaving out a chord’s root note] were not new . . . . They had been there in ‘classical’ music since the early part of the century, since Bartok and Stravinsky. But they were new to jazz, and they opened up melody and flow in new ways.

—Martin Williams, The Jazz Tradition (2d ed. 1983)

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Bill had this quiet fire that I loved on piano. The way he approached it, the sound he got was like crystal notes or sparkling water cascading down from some clear waterfall.

—Miles Davis, Miles: The Autobiography (with Quincy Troupe1989)

Monday, January 7th

sounds of New York

Tim Berne (alto saxophone), Michael Formanek (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums), live, New York, 2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

One need not be a Chamber – to be Haunted –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 407 (Franklin)

Saturday, January 5th

A wonderful drummer lifts everyone.

Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet (WM, guitar; Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet; Brad Mehldau, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Brian Blade, drums), “Father and Sun” (W. Muthspiel), live, Austria (Innsbruck), 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (near the Art Institute)

Saturday, December 29th

sounds of London

NÉRIJA, “The Fisherman,” live (studio), 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, December 28th

sounds of London

Yussef Dayes (drums) and Alpha Mist (keyboards), with Mansur Brown (guitar), Rocco Palladino (bass), “Love Is the Message,” live (studio), 2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

opening the window
I see the butterfly off . . .
into the field

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Wednesday, December 12th

more

Heaven: hearing, together, a favorite drummer and a favorite bassist.

Ed Blackwell (drums, 1929-1992) with Malachi Favors (bass, 1927-2004) and Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, 1931-2006), “Paris? Oui” (Tarik), 1969

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, December 11th

voices I miss

This drummer never fails to lift my spirits.

Ed Blackwell (drums, 1929-1992) with Mal Waldron (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone), Woody Shaw (flugelhorn), Reggie Workman (bass), “The Git Go” (M. Waldron), live, New York (Village Vanguard), 1985

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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).

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