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Thursday, July 29th

basement jukebox: sounds of New Orleans

Professor Longhair (aka Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd, 1918-1980; vocals, piano), “Tipitina” (R. Byrd, C. Matassa), 1954

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, July 27th

sounds (and sights) of New Orleans

Hot 8 Brass Band, “Give Me the Night”; Second Line Parades, New Orleans, 2018-2019

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, July 26th

like nobody else

Nina Simone (1933-2003), “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life” (J. Rado, G. Ragni, G. MacDermot), live, London, 1968

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Rising from sickness, I lean on a cane and stand by the river.
Countless peach petals flow downstream.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), from “Upon getting up from sickness in late spring” (translated from the Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi)

Saturday, July 24th

alone

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Palais de Mari (1986); Sabine Liebner (piano), 2007

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, July 23rd

sounds (and sights) of New Orleans

Jon Batiste, “Freedom” (J. Batiste, A, Rowe), 2021

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yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, July 21st

another take

Their recent live performance, featured Monday, opened with this.

Jeremy Cunningham (drums), Dustin Laurenzi (tenor saxophone, synth bass), “My Greatest Joy Is Everything” (sampling the voice of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins), 2020

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, July 17th

passings

Frederic Rzewski, composer, pianist, April 13, 1938 – June 26, 2021

The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (1975), live, Miami, 2007

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, July 13th

another take

Caroline Shaw & Sō Percussion, “To the Sky” (lyrics by Anne Steele, 1717-1778), live, Philadelphia, published 6/30/21

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, July 12th

sounds of New York

Samara Lubelski (violin), live, New York, 7/7/21

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, July 9th

sounds of South Africa

Black Motion, live, South Africa, published 7/8/21

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random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary, Oak Brook)

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