voices I miss
Ed Blackwell (drums, 1929-1992) with Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Rouse (tenor saxophone, flute), Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn), Reggie Workman (bass), live (“The Git Go,” “All Alone,” “Fire Waltz”), New York (Village Vanguard), 1985
art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Irises at Horikiri, 1857
old instruments, new sounds
Daniel Levin (cello), Mat Maneri (viola), live, Norway (Oslo), 2017
art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago
Robert Frank (1924-), US 285, New Mexico, 1955 (The Photographer’s Curator: Hugh Edwards at the Art Institute of Chicago, through October 29th)
Monday night, Chicago—Millenium Park.
Amadou & Mariam (feat. Manu Chao), “Senegal Fast Food,” 2004
The story we tell ourselves of who we are is just that—a story we tell ourselves of who we are.
Here’s something from Roscoe Mitchell’s new album, Bells for the South Side (ECM), a 2-CD set recorded in 2015 at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
“Spatial Aspects of the Sound,” Roscoe Mitchell (composition, piccolo), Craig Taborn (piano), Tyshawn Sorey (piano), William Winant (percussion), Kikanju Baku (wrist bells, ankle bells)
this morning, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)
Just now, walking to the Art Institute of Chicago after lunch, I heard a man singing on the sidewalk. The voice seemed familiar. And the more I listened, the more confident I became that I’d heard this voice before.
Willie Barbee, today
clips posted the other day (May 29th)
Anna Clyne (1980-), A Wonderful Day (2013)
Bang on a Can All-Stars, Willie Barbee (pre-recorded voice)
Live, New York, 2015
Recording (Field Recordings), 2015
Hamid Drake (1955-; drums; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Fred Anderson (1929-2010, tenor saxophone), “Black Women (For Beatrice Anderson and Amelia Drake),” live (recording session, Back Together Again), 2004
Marc PoKempner (1948-), Theresa’s Lounge (Junior Wells behind the bar), Chicago (4801 S. Indiana), 1979