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Tuesday, July 20th

timeless

Django Reinhardt (1920-1953, guitar), “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (I. Jones, G. Kahn), 1939

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Sunday, July 18th

timeless

Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945) with his wife, Willie B. Harris, “The Rain Don’t Fall on Me,” 1930

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yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

She’s put the child to sleep
and now she washes clothes
under the summer moon.

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from the Japanese by Robert Hass

Wednesday, July 14th

basement jukebox: sounds of Chicago

Otis Rush (1934-2018), “I Can’t Quit You Baby” (W. Dixon), 1956

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Metropolitan Correctional Center)

Sunday, June 27th

timeless

Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945), “Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning,” 1929

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, June 20th

sounds of Mississippi

Fred McDowell (1906-1972; vocals, guitar), “Woke up This Morning With My Mind on Jesus,” recorded by Alan Lomax in Como, Miss., 1959

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, June 9th

what’s new

Tomeka Reid Quartet (TR, cello, compositions; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jason Roebke, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums), live (“Billy Bang’s Bounce,” “Niki’s Bop,” “Ballad,” “Aug 6,” “Glass Light,” “Woodlawn”), Los Angeles, 5/27/21

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, May 24th

sounds of New York

Why not begin the week with something new?

Ches Smith (drums, percussion), Craig Taborn (piano), Mat Maneri (viola), Bill Frisell (guitar), live, New York, 5/21/21 (performance begins at 10:30)

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yesterday, outside Chicago (Glen Ellyn)

Monday, May 17th

timeless

This I could listen to all day.

Charlie Parker (1920-1955, alto saxophone) with Efferge Ware (guitar), Little Phil Phillips (drums), “Cherokee” (R. Noble), 1942 (Damon Recording Studios, Kansas City, Mo.)

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yesterday, Chicago

Friday, May 14th

more sounds of Niger

Mdou Moctar, “Chet Boghassa,” live, Niger (Niamey), 2020

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, May 8th

sounds of Chicago

Kimmel/Ali/Harris (Jeff Kimmel, clarinet, electronics; Ishmael Ali, cello, guitar, electronics; Bill Harris, drums, synthesizer), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Summer night
transforms to daybreak.
I count fleas.

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

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