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Category: Germany

Wednesday, December 7th

timeless

T-Bone Walker (1910-1975, vocals, guitar) with Memphis Slim (piano), Willie Dixon (bass), Jump Jackson (drums), “Don’t Throw Your Love on Me So Strong,” live (TV), Germany, 1962

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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random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, July 30th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Ricercar a 6 (from The Musical Offering), arranged for chamber orchestra by Anton Webern (1883-1945); Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orcestra (Antonello Manacorda, cond.), live, Frankfurt (Germany), 2015

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art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), L’Estaque with Red Roofs (1883-85), detail (Cezanne—The Artist’s Artist, through 9/5/22)

Tuesday, July 5th

like nothing else

Henry Threadgill’s Society Situation Dance Band (HT, 1944-, MCOTD Hall of Fame, compositions, direction; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Frank Lacy, trombone; Bob Stewart, tuba; Abdul Wadud, cello; Brandon Ross, guitar; Pheeroan akLaff, drums, et al.), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1988

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Sunday, June 12th

timeless

The Harmonizing Four, “We’re Crossing Over,” live, Germany, 1966

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yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, April 27th

sounds (and sights) of Berlin

Two brothers: four hands.

Mind Against (Alessandro and Federico Fognini, DJs), live, Berlin, 2020

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 15th

what’s new

Ensemble Musikfabrik (Marco Blaauw, trumpet, curator; Benjamin Kobler, piano), live, Cologne (Germany), yesterday: John Cage, The Perilous Night (1944) for prepared piano; Rebecca Saunders, Blaauw (2004) for double bell trumpet; Rebecca Saunders, Unsaid (2019) for piano; Rebecca Saunders, White (2015, rev. 2016) for double bell trumpet; Morton Feldman, Last Pieces (1959) for piano; Alvin Singleton, Vous Compra (2001) for trumpet and piano

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, March 11th

Spare, lyrical, introspective—what better way to end the week?

Abdullah Ibrahim (1934-, piano), live (“Blue Bolero,” “Signal on the Hill,” “Once Upon a Midnight”), Germany (Chiemgau), published 3/9/22

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my back pages

In the digital age, nothing, it seems, ever disappears, including, for instance, a review of his trio that I wrote, for the Chicago Reader, in 1995.

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random sights

a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

Tuesday, March 1st

sounds of Berlin

Stephan Bodzin (DJ), live, Berlin, 2015

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, February 26th

A sound-world like no other.

Enno Poppe (1969-), Prozession (2015/20); Ensemble Musikfabrik (Enno Poppe, cond.), live, Leipzig (Germany), 11/22/20

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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