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Sunday, June 16th

timeless

Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945), “God Don’t Never Change,” recorded 12/10/1929 (New Orleans)

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Within this temporal body composed of a hundred bones and nine holes there resides a spirit which, for lack of an adequate name, I think of as windblown.

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

Tuesday, June 11th

what’s new

Yasmin Williams (guitar), “Restless Heart,” live, Washington, D.C., published 5/20/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Lurie Garden)

Thursday, May 23rd

Blues? Little of what I hear these days appeals to me—too fast, too flashy, too formulaic. Not this.

Robert Kimbrough Sr. Blues Connection, live (studio), Jersey City, N.J., 4/1/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, April 22nd

One of my favorite musicians of all time died over seventy-five years ago at the age of twenty-five.

Charlie Christian (1916-1942, guitar) with Cootie Williams (trumpet), Johnny Guarnieri (piano), Dave Tough (drums), et al., “Waitin’ for Benny” (full session), live (studio), New York, 1941

 

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art beat: yesterday, Intuit (Chicago)

Robert Johnson, City, 2018

Saturday, April 20th

timeless

Wailers (Bob Marley, vocals, guitar; Peter Tosh, vocals, guitar; Bunny Wailer, vocals, percussion, et al.), “Stir It Up” (B. Marley), live (studio), London,  1973

 

Tuesday, April 16th

sounds of Chicago

Listen to this guitarist (2:47-), who just celebrated his 92nd birthday with a gig at Chicago’s Green Mill. Even at twenty-three he was utterly original.

Charlie Parker (1920-1955, alto saxophone) with George Freeman (1927-, guitar), et al., “Keen and Peachy” (C. Parker), live, Chicago, 1950

 

Wednesday, April 10th

sounds of New York

Lily Maase and the Suite Unraveling (LM, guitar, compositions; Jeff Tobias, tenor saxophone, keyboards; Nick Millevoi, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; with guests Val Jeanty, electronics, and Chelsea Baratz, tenor saxophone), live, New York (The Stone), 3/12/19

“Made to Be Broken”

 

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“Life at Stylus Point”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, April 9th

sounds of New York

Tyshawn Sorey (drums), Graham Haynes (trumpet), Brandon Ross (guitar), Val-Inc (AKA Val Jeanty, electronics, percussion, turntables), live (studio), New York, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, April 2nd

basement jukebox

Earl King (1934-2003), “Come On, Parts I & II” (E. King), 1960

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Forest Park, Ill.

Monday, April 1st

3 x 2 x X = ?

Tomas Fujiwara (drums, composition) with Gerald Cleaver (drums), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), “Blueberry Eyes,” live (studio), New Haven, Conn., 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Forest Park, Ill.

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