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Category: cello

Wednesday, June 9th

what’s new

Tomeka Reid Quartet (TR, cello, compositions; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jason Roebke, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums), live (“Billy Bang’s Bounce,” “Niki’s Bop,” “Ballad,” “Aug 6,” “Glass Light,” “Woodlawn”), Los Angeles, 5/27/21

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, June 8th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suites No. 1 in G major and No. 3 in C major for Unaccompanied Cello; Steven Isserlis (cello), live, London, 2020

Friday, May 28th

what’s new

Laurie Anderson (1947-, vocals, electronics, violin, compositions) with Roma Baran (synthesizer), Rubin Kodheli (cello), live (“Let x=x,” “Violin Cello Improv,” “O Superman”), New York, published 5/20/21

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other day, outside Chicago (Glen Ellyn)

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reading table

The distant mountains
are reflected in the eye
of the dragonfly

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

Thursday, May 27th

what’s new

Don Li (1971-), “Different Zones”; Jojo Mayer (drums, voice), JACK Quartet, published 5/13/21

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 26th

alone

Tomeka Reid (cello), “Airs for Eliza,” live, Milwaukee, 2016

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, May 22nd

sounds of Chicago

Keefe Jackson Trio (KJ, saxophone, clarinet; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Roebke, bass), live, Chicago, last night (performance begins at 15:00)

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, May 8th

sounds of Chicago

Kimmel/Ali/Harris (Jeff Kimmel, clarinet, electronics; Ishmael Ali, cello, guitar, electronics; Bill Harris, drums, synthesizer), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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Summer night
transforms to daybreak.
I count fleas.

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

Tuesday, May 4th

alone

György Kurtág (1926-), from Signs, Games and Messages (Jelek 1, Jelek 2); Nuala McKenna (cello), live, Netherlands (Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo), published 5/1/21

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yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, April 6th

more

Spektral Quartet (Clara Lyon [violin], Maeve Feinberg [violin], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]): Joseph Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ, recorded in Chicago (St. James Cathedral), 3/20/21 (performance begins at 4:00)

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 1st

sounds of Chicago

Spektral Quartet (Clara Lyon [violin], Maeve Feinberg [violin], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]), live, Chicago (University of Chicago), 2018: Béla Bartók (1881-1945), String Quartet No. 1 in A minor (1909)

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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