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Friday, November 23rd

what’s new

Makaya McCraven (drums, compositions), et al., live (studio), 11/19/18

 

They’re playing tonight in Dublin, tomorrow in London, and Thursday in Chicago (MM’s hometown).

Wednesday, November 21st

timeless

March 3, 1941, New York: Waiting for Benny Goodman to arrive for a recording session, the engineers are checking the equipment, the musicians are warming up, the tape is rolling.

Charlie Christian (1916-1942, guitar) with Cootie Williams (trumpet), Georgie Auld (tenor saxophone), Johnny Guarnieri (piano), Artie Bernstein (bass), Dave Tough (drums), “Waiting for Benny,” 1941

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009, MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, 1940s

Thursday, November 8th

More sounds of Europe.

Enno Poppe (1969-), Fleisch (2017); Ensemble Nikel, live, Austria (Bludenz), 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, November 2nd

more

Jeff Rosenstock, live, Chicago, 2017

 

Saturday, October 27th

passings

Tony Joe White, singer, songwriter, guitar player, harmonica player, July 23, 1943-October 24, 2018

“Rainy Night in Georgia” (T. J. White), live (TV show), London, 2013

 

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Live, Australia (Sydney), 2008

 

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Cicely Berry, Royal Shakespeare Company’s voice director, May 17, 1926-October 15, 2018

The Working Shakespeare/Muscularity of Language: Voice and Rhythm (excerpt), 2004

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Prairie Path)

Friday, October 26th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Jeff Rosenstock, live (studio), Seattle, 8/20/18

 

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random thoughts

This life: how precious; how precarious; how preposterous.

Monday, October 22nd

more

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica [1934-1998]) with Buddy Guy (guitar), Phil Guy (guitar), A.C. Reed (tenor saxophone), et al., live (TV show), Chicago, early ’70s

“Little by Little”

 

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“Mystery Train”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, October 19th

voices I miss

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica [1934-1998]) with Otis Rush (guitar [1935-2018]), Jack Myers (bass [c. 1937-2011]), Fred Below (drums [1926-1988]), “Hoodoo Man Blues,” live, Berlin, 1966

 

Tuesday, October 16th

what’s new

Fay Victor’s SoundNoiseFUNK (FV, vocals, compositions; Joe Morris, guitar; Sam Newsome, soprano saxophone; Reggie Nicholson, drums), live, New York, 10/13/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table 

I can’t tell you – but you feel it –
Nor can you tell me –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 164 (Franklin)

Friday, October 12th

more

Otis Rush (vocals, guitar) with Little Brother Montgomery (piano), Jack Myers (bass), Fred Below (drums), live, Berlin, 1966

“All Your Love (I Miss Loving)”

 

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“Sweet Little Angel”

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The silence will be sudden then last.

—Deborah Landau, from “The Silence Will Be Sudden Then Last” (Poetry, 10/18)

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