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Saturday, May 15th

sounds of Chicago

Black Diamond (Artie Black, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet; Hunter Diamond, tenor saxophone, flute; Matt Ulery, bass; Neil Hemphill, drums), live (performance begins at 16:00), Chicago (Constellation,) last night

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, May 14th

more sounds of Niger

Mdou Moctar, “Chet Boghassa,” live, Niger (Niamey), 2020

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, May 11th

timeless

Johnny Griffin/Woody Shaw Quintet (JG, 1928-2008, tenor saxophone; WS, 1944-1989, trumpet; John Hicks, 1941-2006, piano; Reggie Johnson, 1940-2020, bass; Alvin Queen, drums, 1950-), live, Germany (Cologne), 1986

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, April 25th

sounds of Chicago

Staple Singers (with Willie Dixon, bass), “Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)” (R. Staples), live (TV show [Jubilee Showcase]), Chicago, 1966

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Wednesday, April 21st

sounds of Niger

Mdou Moctar, “Afrique Victime” (M. Moctar), published 4/1/21

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Tuesday, April 20th

sounds of New York

Emmet Cohen Trio (EC, piano; Russell Hall, bass; Joe Saylor, drums) featuring Patrick Bartley (alto saxophone) and Bruce Harris (trumpet), live, New York, last night

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Wednesday, April 7th

sounds of New York

Marty Ehrlich Trio Exaltation (ME, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, compositions; John Hébert, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums), live, New York, 2019

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, April 3rd

never enough

Guitarist Pete Cosey? Miles gave him a lot of space, as he had pianist Bill Evans. And just as the Miles of Kind of Blue is unimaginable without Evans, so too with Cosey here.

Miles Davis Septet (MD [trumpet, organ, compositions], Dave Liebman [soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute], Pete Cosey [guitar, percussion], Reggie Lucas [guitar], Michael Henderson [bass], Al Foster [drums], Mtume [aka James Foreman, James Mtume; conga, percussion]), live, Stockholm, 1973

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Tuesday, March 30th

sounds of New York

Strictly Missionary (Chris Pitsiokos, alto saxophone; Wendy Eisenberg, guitar; Richard Lenz, bass; Kevin Murray, drums; Nick Neuberg, percussion), live, New York (Valentino Pier; Red Hook, Brooklyn), 3/27/21

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Saturday, March 27th

sounds of New York

Joel Ross Quartet (JR, vibraphone; Immanuel Wilkins, saxophone; Rashaan Carter, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums), live, New York, 12/9/20


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yesterday, Chicago (office, Monadnock Building, painting by Gerard Fortuné)


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cartography is the strangest science today
as morning alters the fittings of the hour to form
shapes wholly new.

–Xiao Yue Shan, from “in love as in tourism” (Poetry, 4/21)

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