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Tuesday, March 10th

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John Coltrane Quartet (JC, 1926-1967, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, 1938-2020, piano; Jimmy Garrison, 1934-1976, bass; Elvin Jones, 1927-2004, drums), live (“Vigil,” Naima,” “My Favorite Things”), Belgium (Comblain-la-Tour), 1965

 

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random sights

other day, New York

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radio

Today WKCR (Columbia University) celebrates the birthday of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931)—all Bix, all day.

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In the dark we disappear, pure being.

—Stanley Plumly (1939-2019), from”Wight”

Monday, March 9th

passings

McCoy Tyner, pianist, December 11, 1938-March 6, 2020

John Coltrane Quartet (JC, 1926-1967, tenor saxophone; MC, piano; Jimmy Garrison, 1934-1976, bass; Elvin Jones, 1927-2004, drums), “Impressions” (J. Coltrane), live (TV show), San Francisco, 1963

 

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art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Dance (I), 1909; Jeannette, c. 1910

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radio

Today, Ornette Coleman’s birthday (b. 1930), it’s all Ornette all day on WKCR (Columbia University).

Friday, March 6th

sounds of Chicago

Junior Wells (1934-1998, vocals, harmonica), Buddy Guy (1936-, guitar), et al., “Cryin’ Shame” (AKA “Country Girl”), live, Chicago, c. 1970

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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All day long, singing,
yet the day’s not long enough
for the skylark’s song

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Friday, February 28th

sounds of Chicago

Buddy Guy (1936-), “First Time I Met the Blues,” live, Chicago, c. 1970

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, February 19th

sounds of New York

Herbie Nichols Trio (HN, 1919-1963, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums), “The Third World” (H. Nichols), 1955

 

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random sights

other morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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musical thoughts

Thank you all for listening. Your open ears, open minds, and open hearts are essential to resisting the gathering darkness of our times.

—composer John Luther Adams, 2/18/20 email

Friday, February 7th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Bo Diddley (AKA Ellas McDaniel, Ellas Otha Bates, 1928-2008), “Hey! Bo Diddley,” “Bo Diddley,” live, Los Angeles, 1965

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

There is still something I’d like to explain,
yet can’t be sure I’m ready yet.
Beside, we’ve done pretty well with the non-sequiturs,
and they by us, don’t you think?

—John Ashbery (1927-2017), from “Hierarchy of the Unexpected”

Tuesday, February 4th

alone

Sigurd Hole (bass), “Eg veit I himmelrik ei borg” (“I Know a Castle in Heaven” [Norwegian folk song]), live (studio), New York, 1/31/20

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

In a Station of the Metro
by Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
petals on a wet, black bough.

Monday, February 3rd

sounds of New York

Sam Newsome Quartet (SN, soprano saxophone, preparations, compositions; Angelica Sanchez, piano; Luke Stewart, bass; Reggie Nicholson, drums), live, New York (Smalls), 1/20/20

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, January 28th

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at Elastic Arts.

Dave Rempis (alto saxophone), Brandon Lopez (bass), Ryan Packard (drums, electronics), live, New York, 2019

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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How many traits
must a thing have
in order to be singular?

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Two, Three”

Monday, January 27th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Julia Hülsmann Quartet (Julia Hülsmann, piano; Uli Kempendorff, tenor saxophone; Marc Muellbauer, bass; Heinrich Köbberling, drums), “This Is Not America” (D. Bowie), live (studio), 2019

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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