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Monday, September 21st

Last night, driving in Chicago with the windows down, I had this track, recorded thirty years ago, on repeat.

Arthur Russell (1951-1992, vocals, cello, keyboards) with Jennifer Warnes (1947-, vocals), “That’s Us/Wild Combination” (A. Russell), late 1980s

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Sunday, September 20th

more

Sounds of Zion (United House of Prayer), live, published 2013

 

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this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, September 19th

Feeling glum? (Not anymore.)

Caroline Shaw (1982-), Partita for 8 Voices (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 2013); Roomful of Teeth, live, Canada (Vancouver), 2016

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, September 17th

like nobody else

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Palais de Mari (1986); Igor Levit (piano), 9/10/20

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Wednesday, September 16th

always fresh

Steve Reich (1936-), Music for 18 Musicians (1974-76); Amadinda Percussion Group & Musicians, live, Budapest, 2003

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, September 15th

alone

Patricia Brennan (vibraphone), “For Susanna Kyle” (L. Bernstein, from “Five Anniversaries”), live, 2020

 

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other day, Chicago

Monday, September 14th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Prelude and Fugue in A minor (BMV 543); Kris Verhelst (harpsichord), live, Belgium (Antwerp), 2016

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, September 12th

alone

Sam Weinberg (tenor saxophone), live, New York, 9/8/20

#1

 

#2

 

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other day, Chicago

Thursday, September 10th

what’s new

George Lewis (1952-), String Quartet No. 1.5, “Experiments in Living” (2016); Spektral Quartet, 8/27/20

 

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this morning, Chicago

Sunday, September 6th

alone

Bessie Jones (1902-1984), “I’m A Rollin’, I’m A Rollin’ (Everybody’s A Rollin’ Stone),” 1961, New York (Alan Lomax’s apartment)

 

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this morning, Chicago

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reading table

to become a dewdrop
I bow
in prayer . . .

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue

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