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Friday, October 19th

voices I miss

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica [1934-1998]) with Otis Rush (guitar [1935-2018]), Jack Myers (bass [c. 1937-2011], Fred Below (drums [1926-1988]), “Hoodoo Man Blues,” live, Berlin, 1966

 

Friday, October 12th

more

Otis Rush (vocals, guitar) with Little Brother Montgomery (piano), Jack Myers (bass), Fred Below (drums), live, Berlin, 1966

“All Your Love (I Miss Loving)”

 

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“Sweet Little Angel”

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The silence will be sudden then last.

—Deborah Landau, from “The Silence Will Be Sudden Then Last” (Poetry, 10/18)

Wednesday, October 3rd

what’s new

One-word review: Wow!

Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Brandon Lopez (bass), Francisco Mela (drums), live, New York, 9/30/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Elmhurst, Ill. (Prairie Path)

Tuesday, September 11th

voices I miss

The way a bass should sound—fat, dark, bottomless.

Malachi Favors (1927-2004), live, New York, 2001

 

Wednesday, August 29th

Friday in Chicago

They’re playing at the Chicago Jazz Festival.

Chris Speed Trio (CS, tenor saxophone; Chris Tordini, bass; Dave King, drums), live, Italy, 2015

“All of Me” (G. Marks, S. Simons)

 

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“Argento” (C. Speed)

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Light was on its way
from nothing
to nowhere.

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Accounts”

Tuesday, August 28th

Sunday in Chicago

They’re playing at the Chicago Jazz Festival.

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet, compositions; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Ajemian, bass; Chad Taylor, drums), live, Toronto, 2017

“theme 1,” “. . . meanwhile,” “theme 2”

 

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“theme nothing”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

 

Saturday, August 25th

sounds of New York

Fay Victor’s Mutations for Justice (FV, vocals, compositions; Jaimie Branch, trumpet; Luke Stewart, bass; Michael Vatcher, drums), live, New York, 2018

 

This drummer, Michael Vatcher, will be playing tonight in Chicago, at Constellation, with cornetist Josh Berman and bassist Jason Roebke.

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Art Institute, South Garden)

Friday, August 24th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Idles, “Danny Nedelko,” 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Art Institute, South Garden)

Friday, August 10th

summer in the city

Big Thief, live, Chicago, 7/20/18

“Mary”

 

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“Shark Smile”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Monday, August 6th

more

How many drummers say so much so softly?

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, live (studio), Seattle, 2016

 

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