Last night I bumped into these guys via a live webcast from Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio. Their performance had, as here, what a friend calls “gather.”
Aram Shelton (alto saxophone), Håkon Berre (drums), live, Copenhagen, 2017
to my lowly sleeve
—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)
Dafnis Prieto Big Band (DP [drums, compositions], Peter Apfelbaum [saxophones, melodica], et al.), Back to the Sunset (with guests Henry Threadgill [alto saxophone; MCOTD Hall of Fame], Steve Coleman [alto saxophone], Brian Lynch [trumpet]), released 4/6/18
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.
“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” aka “Motherless Child” (trad.)
Bessie Griffin, live, Holland, 1972
Cecil Taylor, pianist, composer, bandleader, April 25, 1929-April 5, 2018
Today we celebrate his singular musical presence by revisiting a few favorites.
Live, 1981 (Imagine the Sound)
With Max Roach (drums), live, New York (Columbia University), 2000
With Harri Sjostrom (soprano saxophone), Tristan Honsinger (cello), Thurman Barker (marimba), Paul Lovens (drums), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1995
I try to imitate on the piano the leaps in space a dancer makes.
Anderson .Paak, “Til It’s Over” (“Welcome Home,” directed for Apple by Spike Jonze, featuring FKA twigs), 3/5/18