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Saturday, April 20th

timeless

Wailers (Bob Marley, vocals, guitar; Peter Tosh, vocals, guitar; Bunny Wailer, vocals, percussion, et al.), “Stir It Up” (B. Marley), live (studio), London,  1973

 

Wednesday, April 10th

sounds of New York

Lily Maase and the Suite Unraveling (LM, guitar, compositions; Jeff Tobias, tenor saxophone, keyboards; Nick Millevoi, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; with guests Val Jeanty, electronics, and Chelsea Baratz, tenor saxophone), live, New York (The Stone), 3/12/19

“Made to Be Broken”

 

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“Life at Stylus Point”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, March 19th

sounds of New York

We Free Strings,* live New York, 1/18/19

 

*Melanie Dyer, viola; Charles Burnham, violin; Gwen Laster, violin; Alex Waterman, cello; Ken Filiano, bass; Michael Wimberly, percussion.

Thursday, March 14th

sounds of New York

Tim Berne (alto saxophone, composition) with Herb Robertson (trumpet), Marc Ducret (guitar), Joey Baron (drums), et al., live, New York (TV show), c. 1990

 

Monday, March 4th

No one fired up this pianist—one of the most influential in the history of jazz—like this drummer.

Bill Evans Trio (BE [1929-1980], piano; Philly Joe Jones [1923-1985], drums; Marc Johnson [1953-], bass), “Nardis” (M. Davis), live, Italy (Umbria), 1978

 

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lagniappe

reading table

How many poems have gotten so much attention with so few words?

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens

—William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), “The Red Wheelbarrow”

Friday, March 1st

what’s new

The Pedrito Martinez Group (PM, percussion, lead vocals; Sebastian Natal, electric bass, vocals; Jhair Sala,  percussion, vocals; Issac Delgado Jr., keyboards, vocals), “Tuvé Una Revelación,” live, Washington, D.C., 2/20/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

Oak Park, Ill, this morning

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random thoughts

March!

Monday, February 18th

sounds of Iceland

Bára Gísladóttir (acoustic bass) & Skúli Sverrisson (electric bass), live, Iceland (Reykjavik), 11/6/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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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lagniappe

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)

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