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Friday, November 27th

what’s new

How strange, and surprising, this word seems today—”fun.”

Emmet Cohen Trio (EC, piano; Russell Hall, bass; Kyle Poole, drums) featuring Cyrille Aimée (vocals), “La Vie En Rose” (E. Piaf, et al.), live, published 11/6/20

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

In cherry blossom
shadows, no one, really, is
a stranger now.

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Wednesday, November 18th

sounds of New York

Seraphic Light (Daniel Carter, trumpet, saxophone; Matthew Shipp, piano; William Parker, bass), live (dedicated to visual artist Marilyn Sontag, Carter’s longtime partner), New York, 2018

 

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random sights

a while ago, outside Chicago (Illinois Prairie Path)

Saturday, November 14th

sounds of Chicago

Brokeback trio (Douglas McCombs [Fender Bass VI], James Elkington [pedal steel guitar, keyboard], Areif Sless-Kitain [drums, percussion]), with video by Kim Alpert, live (performance begins at 13:00), Chicago (Constellation), yesterday

 

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other day, Chicago

Monday, November 2nd

Hop on this train; you won’t want to get off.

Steve Coleman and Five Elements (Steve Coleman, alto saxophone; Jen Shyu, vocals; Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Tim Albright, trombone; Reggie Washington, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums), live (performance begins at 2:10), France (Amiens), 2005

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

gathering dewdrops—
each one
the life of a daughter

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

Friday, October 30th

sounds of Chicago

Dustin Laurenzi’s Natural Language (DL, tenor saxophone; Jeff Swanson, guitar; Mike Harmon, bass; Charles Rumback, drums), live, Chicago (Constellation), 10/10/20

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, October 29th

timeless

Charles Mingus Sextet (CM, 1922-1979, bass; Eric Dolphy, 1928-1964, alto saxophone; Clifford Jordan, 1931-1993, tenor saxophone; Johnny Coles, 1925-1987, trumpet; Jaki Byard, 1922-1999, piano; Dannie Richmond, 1931-1988, drums), “So Long Eric” (C. Mingus), live, Norway (Oslo), 1964

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, October 28th

sounds of Chicago

Extraordinary Popular Delusions (Mars Williams, saxophones, etc.; Jim Baker, piano, etc.; Brian Sandstrom, bass, etc.; Steve Hunt, drums, percussion), live (performance begins at 5:50), Chicago (Constellation), 10/24/20

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, October 21st

more

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Evidence” (T. Monk), live, Japan, 1963

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, October 17th

what’s new

William Parker Trio (WP, bass; Ava Mendoza, guitar; Gerald Cleaver, drums), live (performance begins at 3:10), New York (live-streamed by Skopje Jazz Festival, North Macedonia), 10/15/20

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

*****

reading table

Now is the time to experiment, and there is no choice but to experiment.

—Gustavo Dudamel (1981-), Music & Artistic Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic (quoted in Alex Ross, “The L.A. Philharmonic’s Emotional Return to an Empty Hollywood Bowl,” New Yorker, 9/28/20)

Friday, October 16th

two takes

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), “Well You Needn’t”

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Larry Gales, bass; Ben Riley, drums), live, 1965

 

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Kenny Barron Quintet (KB, piano; Riley Mulherkar, trumpet; Marcus Strickland, tenor saxophone; Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass; Johnathan Blake, drums), live, Ukraine (Lviv), 2019

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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