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Wednesday, November 22nd

trumpet festival
day two

Peter Evans (trumpet) & Cory Smythe (piano), International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), live, New York, 2014

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Tuesday, November 21st

trumpet festival
day one

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Ajemian, bass; Chad Taylor, drums), live, Toronto, 5/6/17

“theme 1,” “. . . meanwhile,” “theme 2”

 

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“theme nothing”

 

Monday, November 20th

passings

Muhal Richard Abrams, September 19, 1930-October 29, 2017, pianist, composer, cofounder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), educator—and arguably one of the most influential figures in American music of the last 50 years

Solo, “Improvisation for John,” New York, 2016

 

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Quintet (MRA, piano; Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Bryan Carrott, vibraphone; Leonard E. Jones, bass; Reggie Nicholson, drums), Italy (Milan), 2016

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With bassist Malachi Favors (1927-2004), Sightsong, 1976

 

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Talking, 2016

 

Saturday, October 28th

sounds of Amsterdam

Instant Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra, live, Bogotá, Colombia, 9/19/17

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, October 25th

thank God (or Whatever) for radio

Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) with guest Tyondai Braxton, live, New York (The Lot Radio, Brooklyn), 2017

 

Tuesday, October 24th

what’s new

Anouar Brahem (oud, vocal) with Django Bates (piano), Dave Holland (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums), “Blue Maqams,” 2017

Monday, October 23rd

sounds of New York

Blue Turf (Nels Cline, guitar; Jim Campilongo, guitar; Jerome Harris, bass; Jim Black, drums), live, New York, 2016

Friday, October 20th

what’s new

Magically Inclined (Sean Sonderegger, tenor saxophone, compositions; Curtis Fowlkes, trombone; Kamala Sankaram, voice; Harvey Valdes, guitar; Shawn Lovato, bass; Joe Hertenstein, drums), “anyone lived in a pretty how town” (words by E.E. Cummings), live, New York, 10/15/17

 

Saturday, October 14th

sounds of Chicago, Amsterdam, Vienna

Made to Break (Ken Vandermark, tenor saxophone, compositions; Tim Daisy, drums; Jasper Stadhouders, bass; Christof Kurzmann, electronics), live, Macedonia (Skopje), 2016

“Dial the Number”

 

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“Theme”

 

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lagniappe

reading table 

Offering
by W.S. Merwin (1927-)

Saturday morning and the trades
are back trading out of the east
offering their samples of cloud
each the only one of its kind
and each of them changing even
as it is offered only once
without a word except the one
sound of hushing to say that this
is all happening in secret
this unrepeatable present
only today for the lucky one

Thursday, October 12th

mesmerizing

John Luther Adams (1953-), Four Thousand Holes (2010)
Taka Kigawa (piano), Chris Graham (percussion), live, New York, 2017

 

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lagniappe

reading table

This road—
no one goes down it,
autumn evening.

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

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