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Monday, August 2nd

sounds of Chicago

Jason Stein Trio (JS, bass clarinet; Jason Roebke, bass; Marcus Evans, drums), live (Constellation; performance begins at 3:00), Chicago, 7/31/21

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yesterday, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary, Oak Brook)

Saturday, May 15th

sounds of Chicago

Black Diamond (Artie Black, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet; Hunter Diamond, tenor saxophone, flute; Matt Ulery, bass; Neil Hemphill, drums), live (performance begins at 16:00), Chicago (Constellation,) last night

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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

Wednesday, April 7th

sounds of New York

Marty Ehrlich Trio Exaltation (ME, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, compositions; John Hébert, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums), live, New York, 2019

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, March 29th

timeless

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Five Pieces for orchestra, op. 10 (1911-13); Ensemble Intercontemporain (Matthias Pintscher, direction), live, Paris, 2018

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yesterday, Chicago

Monday, August 24th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble and Alarm Will Sound, “Anthem” (M. Monk), published 8/22/20

 

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yesterday, outside Chicago

Saturday, August 15th

sounds in the dark

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Clarinet and String Quartet (1983); KOAN Quartet and Katie Porter (clarinet), live, Los Angeles, 2/15/20

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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In the beggar’s tin
a few thin copper coins
and this evening rain

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

Monday, July 27th

what’s new

“What the World Needs Now Is Love” (B. Bacharach, H. David)

Bill Frisell Trio (BF, guitar; Thomas Morgan, bass; Rudy Royston, drums), live, New York, 7/19/20

 

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other day, Chicago

Tuesday, June 30th

alone

Ben Goldberg (1959-, clarinet), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 5/31/20

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, May 30th

never enough

Don’t “listen” to this.

Close your eyes: let the sounds inhabit you.

Then you will inhabit the sounds.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Clarinet Quintet, K. 581; Armida Quartet with Sabine Meyer (clarinet), live, Italy (Merano [aka Meran]), 2019

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Come out to view
the truth of flowers blooming
in poverty

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

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