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Tuesday, March 2nd

sounds of New York

Ben Monder (guitar), Tony Malaby (saxophones), Tom Rainey (drums), live, New York, 1/17/21

 

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other day, outside Chicago (Illinois Prairie Path)

Friday, February 26th

what’s new

Rae Khalil, live (“Way Down,” “FATHER,” “UP LATE,” “MARIA”), Los Angeles, published 2/18/21

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Interchanged, 1955 (detail)

Thursday, February 25th

sounds of New York

Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Tom Rainey (drums), Brandon Lopez (bass), with artwork by Yuko Otomo, live (performance begins at 4:00), New York, 2/23/21

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

I can wade Grief –
Whole pools of it –
I’m used to that –
But the least push of Joy
Breaks up my feet –
And I tip – drunken –
Let no Pebble – smile –
‘Twas the New Liquor –
That was All!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 312 (Franklin)

Tuesday, February 23rd

sounds of New York

Emmet Cohen Trio (EC, piano; Russell Hall, bass; Kyle Poole, drums) with guests Frank Lacy (“flumpet,” trombone, voice), Stacy Dillard (saxophones), live, New York, last night

 

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, February 22nd

never enough

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano, compositions; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), live, France (Amiens), 1966*

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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*0:00: Blue Monk
02:10​: Crepuscule With Nellie
14:44: Rhythm-A-Ning
25:31: Hackensack
36:08: Epistrophy
38:20: Evidence
51:51​: I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (G. Bassman, N. Washington)
1:08:18: Round Midnight
1:13:45Epistrophy

Saturday, February 20th

passings

Milford Graves, drummer (among other things),* August 20, 1941–February 12, 2021

Milford Graves HeArt Quintet (MG, drums, voice; Charles Gayle, tenor saxophone; Hugh Glover, alto saxophone; Ted Daniels, trumpet; William Parker, bass), live, New York, 2015

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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According to the New York Times obituary, Graves “was also a botanist, acupuncturist, martial artist, impresario, college professor, visual artist and student of the human heartbeat.”

Wednesday, February 17th

two takes

“Evidence” (T. Monk)

Joel Ross Quartet (JR, vibraphone; Immanuel Wilkins, alto saxophone; Rashaan Carter, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums), live, New York, 1/17/21

 

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

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Boy and Dog in Johnnypump, 1982 (detail)

Tuesday, February 9th

two takes

“Manhattan” (R. Rodgers, L. Hart)

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009, vocals, piano), 1959

 

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Sonny Rollins Trio (SR, tenor saxophone; Henry Grimes, bass; Charles Wright, drums), 1958

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

How did you wriggle
your way
into my dream path
through such deep snow
on the night mountain?

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Saturday, January 30th

sounds of New York

Soul of Freedom (Luke Stewart, bass, percussion, vocals; Jaimie Branch, trumpet, percussion, vocals; Devin Brahja Waldman, alto saxophone, percussion, vocals), live, New York, 1/28/21

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

Ghost I house
In this old flat—
Your outpost—
My aftermath

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011), “Here”

Friday, January 29th

only rock ‘n’ roll

The Dirtbombs, live, San Francisco, 2008

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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