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Category: Germany

Tuesday, January 18th

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Violin Concerto in A-minor (BWV 1041); Frankfurt Radio Symphony (Philippe Herreweghe, cond.) with Vilde Frang (violin), live, Frankfurt (Germany), 12/3/21

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Thursday, January 6th

voices I miss

Betty Carter (1929-1998, vocals), with Benny Green (piano), Winard Harper (drums), Michael Bowie (bass), live, Leverkusen (Germany), 1986

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Monday, January 3rd

alone

György Kurtág (1926-), from Signs, Games and Messages; Ensemble Musikfabrik (Hannah Weirich, violin), live, Cologne (Germany), 2020

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Another year gone—
hat in my hand,
sandals on my feet.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by Robert Hass

Saturday, December 18th

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Being & Becoming (Peter Evans, trumpets, compositions; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Nick Jozwiak, bass; Savannah Harris, drums, percussion), live, Cologne (Germany), 8/28/21

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a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

Tuesday, December 14th

timeless

John Cage (1912-1992), Six Melodies (1950); Ensemble Musikfabrik (Hannah Weirich, violin; Ulrich Löffler, piano), live, Cologne (Germany), 2020

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Wednesday, December 8th

like nobody else

World Saxophone Quartet (Julius Hemphill [1938-1995], alto and soprano saxophones; Oliver Lake [1942-]. alto and soprano saxophones; David Murray [1955-], tenor saxophone; Hamiet Bluiett [1940-2018], baritone saxophone), live, Berlin, 1987

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For today’s tourist, orientation is impossible.

—Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), from “Cities (I)” (translated from the French by John Ashbery)

Monday, December 6th

like nobody else

Anthony Braxton ZIM Sextet (AB [1945-], reeds, compositions; Taylor Ho Bynum, brass; Ingrid Laubrock, reeds; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jacqueline Kerrod, harp; et al.), live, Moers (Germany), 2017

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Saturday, July 10th

never enough

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor; Martha Argerich (1941-, piano), live, Germany (Hamburg), 6/25/20

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, May 11th

timeless

Johnny Griffin/Woody Shaw Quintet (JG, 1928-2008, tenor saxophone; WS, 1944-1989, trumpet; John Hicks, 1941-2006, piano; Reggie Johnson, 1940-2020, bass; Alvin Queen, drums, 1950-), live, Germany (Cologne), 1986

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Wednesday, May 5th

never enough

This sound-world I could live in all day.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (excerpts); Piotr Anderszewski (piano), live, Germany (Hamburg), 4/16/21

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