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Tuesday, December 6th

sounds of Chicago

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, reeds; Joseph Jarman, 1937-2019, reeds; Lester Bowie, 1941-1999, trumpet [MCOTD Hall of Fame]; Malachi Favors, 1927-2004, bass, percussion; Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion), live, Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), 1983

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, December 5th

like nobody else

John Zorn (composition, alto saxophone, direction) with Marc Ribot (guitar), Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone), Jamie Saft (keyboards), Trevor Dunn (bass), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Joey Baron (drums): “Karaim,” France (Marciac), 2010

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random sights

this morning, Chicago

Thursday, December 1st

sounds of Chicago

Fred Moten (voice, words), Brandon Lopez (bass), Gerald Cleaver (percussion, voice), live, Chicago, 10/21/22

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, November 29th

more sounds of Brazil

Tom Zé (1936-, vocals, compositions), live, Sao Paulo (Brazil), 2018

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Alexander Calder [1898-1976], Flamingo [1973], detail)

Sunday, November 13th

back to church

Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir (feat. Diane Williams), “Step Back, Let God Do It,” live, Chicago, early 1990s

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art beat: other day, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Detail from ofrenda (offering) to the Latinx victims of the shootings at Robb Elementary School (Uvalde, Texas), created by students at Bernhard Moos Elementary School (Chicago) (Dia de Muertos: Memories & Offerings, through 12/11/22)

Monday, October 31st

sounds of Chicago

Marvin Tate’s D-Settlement with Theaster Gates and the Black Monks, live (performance begins at 21:00), Chicago, 10/29/22

Saturday, October 15th

what’s new

Patricia Brennan (vibraphone, marimba, electronics, composition), with Kim Cass (bass), Marcus Gilmore (drums), Mauricio Herrera (percussion): “Sizigia (Syzygy),” published 10/13/22

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other day, Chicago

Friday, September 30th

like nobody else

Captain Beefheart (aka Don Van Vliet, 1941-2010) & His Magic Band, “I’m Gonna Booglarize You, Baby” (D. Van Vliet), live, TV show (Beat-Club), Germany (Bremen), 1972

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other day, Chicago

Saturday, September 24th

sounds of Buenos Aires

Juana Molina, live (performance begins at 5:15), Buenos Aires (Argentina), 9/23/22

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, September 22nd

like nothing else

Moor Mother (aka Camae Ayewa), “Woody Shaw” (feat. Melanie Charles), published 6/8/22

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inspiration

Woody Shaw (1944-1989, trumpet, composition), “Stepping Stone,” live, Italy, 1979

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art beat: a while ago, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Grand Bouquet of Flowers (c. 1892-95), detail

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