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Wednesday, October 16th

sounds of New York

Jaimie Branch Trio (JB, trumpet; Luke Stewart, bass; Mike Pride, drums), live, New York, 9/29/19

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Monday, October 14th

Why not start the week with a trip to Beirut?

Habibi Funk (DJ), live, Beirut, 2017

 

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Remember record stores?

One of the strongest collections of Middle Eastern records in the world, Chico Records has been in business since 1964, surviving the country’s brutal Civil War and seismic regional unrest to become a destination for local and international collectors alike.

Thursday, October 10th

serendipity

John Cage (1912-1992), Amores (1943, for prepared piano and percussion trio)

Some sounds, heard in the middle of the night, can make you feel grateful to have ears.

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, October 9th

sounds of the 14th century

Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300-1377), Messe de Notre Dame (begins at 6:15; preceded by Introit [polyphonic chant]); Ensemble Gilles Binchois, live, France (Le Thoronet Abbey, Provence), published 2011

 

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reading table

Identity is made
of select experiences.

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If you are genuinely sick,
the leaves recede

and the flickering holes between them
come forward—

not angels, but
unnamed objects

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Vultures” (Poetry, 10/19)

Monday, October 7th

sounds of the 12th century

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), excerpts from O quam mirabilis, O tu suavissima virga, Ave Maria; Hirundo Maris (Arianna Savall, vocals, et al.), live, 2014

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, October 4th

sounds of Ukraine
day five

Gurt [0] (AKA rypt [0]), “Мушечки,” 2018

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, October 1st

sounds of Ukraine
day two

Jamala, “Шлях Додому,” 2016

 

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Monday, September 30th

sounds of Ukraine
day one

Here’s the latest from this kindergarten teacher turned rapper.

Alyona Alyona, “Завтра,” 9/27/19

 

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other day, Chicago

Saturday, September 28th

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. (Big week for the guitarist: she just won a MacArthur “genius grant.”)

Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Mary Halvorson (guitar), live, Belgium (Ghent), 2018

 

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

 

Friday, September 27th

tomorrow night in Chicago

He’s playing, in a trio with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Nasheet Waits, at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet, composition) with Mattie Mae Thomas (vocals, lyrics; recorded in 1939 at Mississippi’s Parchman Farm), Dean Bowman (vocals), Marvin Sewell (guitar), Gerald Clayton (piano), Joe Sanders (bass), Kendrick Scott (drums, computer), “MAE//MAE,” live, published 2018

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Part 2

 

Part 3

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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