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Saturday, April 3rd

never enough

Guitarist Pete Cosey? Miles gave him a lot of space, as he had pianist Bill Evans. And just as the Miles of Kind of Blue is unimaginable without Evans, so too with Cosey here.

Miles Davis Septet (MD [trumpet, organ, compositions], Dave Liebman [soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute], Pete Cosey [guitar, percussion], Reggie Lucas [guitar], Michael Henderson [bass], Al Foster [drums], Mtume [aka James Foreman, James Mtume; conga, percussion]), live, Stockholm, 1973

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, March 17th

sounds of India

This I could listen to all day.

Sashank Subramanyam and Rakesh Chaurasia (flutes), Anubrata Chatterjee (tabla), Patri Satish Kumar (mridangam), live (Rag Hamsadwani), India (Velliangiri Hills), 2014

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Not yet disappeared
like a dewdrop
on a blade of grass,
I am still in this floating world,
moon in the morning.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Wednesday, February 24th

breathtaking

Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Sonata for flute, viola, and harp (1915); Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Yulia Deyneka (viola), Aline Khouri (harp), live, Berlin, 2018

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, February 16th

sounds of Paris

Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996), And then I knew ’twas Wind (1992); Ensemble Intercontemporain, live, Paris, 2017

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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Like Rain it sounded till it curved
And then we knew “twas Wind –
It walked as wet as any Wave
But swept as dry as Sand –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 276 (Franklin)

Wednesday, January 27th

sounds of Chicago

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, saxophones; Joseph Jarman, 1937-2019, saxophones, flute; Lester Bowie, 1941-1999, trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame; Malachi Favors, 1927-2004, bass, percussion; Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion) with guests,* live (performance begins at 8:20), Switzerland (Lugano), 1993

 

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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*Amina Claudine Myers (organ, vocals), Frank Lacy (trombone), James Carter (tenor saxophone), Chicago Beau (harmonica, vocals), Herb Walker (guitar, vocals).

Saturday, January 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Artifacts Trio (Nicole Mitchell, flute; Tomeka Reid, cello; Mike Reed, drums, percussion), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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other day, Chicago

Saturday, January 2nd

2n

Daniel Carter (flute, trumpet, tenor saxophone) and Hamid Drake (percussion, voice; MCOTD Hall of Fame), live, New York, 2014

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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Civilization – spurns – the Leopard!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 276 (Franklin)

Wednesday, December 9th

sounds of New York

Marc Ribot (guitar), Jay Rodriguez (tenor saxophone, flute), Nick Dunston (bass), Chad Taylor (drums), live New York, 2019

 

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Tuesday, December 8th

This I could listen to all day.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), For Philip Guston (1984); S.E.M. Ensemble, 2000

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a while ago, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, December 5th

sounds of Chicago

The Bridge: Separatist Party (Ben LaMar Gay, cornet; Fred Jackson, alto saxophone, flute; Marvin Tate, vocals; Mike Reed, drums, keyboard; Jakob Heineman, bass; Nolan Chin, piano, keyboard), live (performance starts at 13:00), Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

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Even this mountain
moss grows flowers all its own—
thus nature bestows

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

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