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Monday, June 17th

Thursday in Chicago

He’s playing Bach’s six cello suites in Millennium Park.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor; Yo-Yo Ma, live, London, 2015

 

Sunday, June 9th

sounds of Chicago

This track, even after forty years, I never tire of hearing.

Albertina Walker (1929-2010) with Rev. James Cleveland (1931-1991), “Please Be Patient with Me” (J. Cleveland), live, Chicago, 1979 (Please Be Patient with Me)

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Sunday, June 2nd

timeless

Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), “How I Got Over” (C. Ward), live, Chicago

 

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reading table

Do you not see how necessary a World of Pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a soul?

—John Keats (1795-1821), letter to his brother George Keats, 1819

Monday, May 27th

sounds of Chicago

Sheila Jordan (1928-) & Paul Marinaro (1973-), “Comes Love” (S. Stept, L. Brown, C. Tobias), live, Chicago, 2018

 

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random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, May 7th

alone

Elisabeth Harnik (piano), live, Wels, Austria, 2015

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, May 4th

what’s new

Nilüfer Yanya, “Baby Blu,” 4/11/19

 

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random sights

this morning, Columbus Park, Chicago (goslings huddled behind the mother)

Monday, April 22nd

One of my favorite musicians of all time died over seventy-five years ago at the age of twenty-five.

Charlie Christian (1916-1942, guitar) with Cootie Williams (trumpet), Johnny Guarnieri (piano), Dave Tough (drums), et al., “Waitin’ for Benny” (full session), live (studio), New York, 1941

 

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art beat: yesterday, Intuit (Chicago)

Robert Johnson, City, 2018

Tuesday, April 16th

sounds of Chicago

Listen to this guitarist (2:47-), who just celebrated his 92nd birthday with a gig at Chicago’s Green Mill. Even at twenty-three he was utterly original.

Charlie Parker (1920-1955, alto saxophone) with George Freeman (1927-, guitar), et al., “Keen and Peachy” (C. Parker), live, Chicago, 1950

 

Tuesday, April 9th

sounds of New York

Tyshawn Sorey (drums), Graham Haynes (trumpet), Brandon Ross (guitar), Val-Inc (AKA Val Jeanty, electronics, percussion, turntables), live (studio), New York, 2018

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Sunday, April 7th

sounds of Chicago

Carrie Robinson, “Power to Live Right,” live, Chicago (Maxwell Street), 1965

 

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random sights

yesterday, Forest Park, Ill.

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