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Tuesday, October 16th

what’s new

Fay Victor’s SoundNoiseFUNK (FV, vocals, compositions; Joe Morris, guitar; Sam Newsome, soprano saxophone; Reggie Nicholson, drums), live, New York, 10/13/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table 

I can’t tell you – but you feel it –
Nor can you tell me –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 164 (Franklin)

Monday, October 15th

sounds of India

Yesterday he sang at the University of Chicago (Logan Center), accompanied by violin, drums (mridangam), and drone instrument (tamboura). He performed for over two hours without intermission, singing not a word of English. Sailing these unfamiliar seas was, for me, heavenly.

TM Krishna (vocals) featuring Vikku Vinayakram (ghatam), Raga Begada, live, India (Mumbai), 2018

 

Wednesday, October 10th

this weekend in Chicago

Saturday night they’re playing at the University of Chicago.

Thomas Meadowcroft (1972-), Walkman Antiquarian (2013); Yarn/Wire, live, New York, 2013

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, October 5th

what’s new

Many do a lot with a lot, few so much with so little.

Juana Molina, “Sin Dones,” live, Barcelona, 9/14/18

 

Thursday, October 4th

like nobody else

James Booker (piano, vocals [1939-1983]), live, France (Nice), 1978

 

Wednesday, October 3rd

what’s new

One-word review: Wow!

Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Brandon Lopez (bass), Francisco Mela (drums), live, New York, 9/30/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Elmhurst, Ill. (Prairie Path)

Tuesday, October 2nd

more

Jürg Frey (1953-), Klavierstück Arrangement Nr. 1-3 (1991); Keiko Shichijo (piano), live, c. 2011

 

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lagniappe

reading table

On a journey, ill:
my dream goes wandering
over withered fields.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Yoel Hoffmann; Japanese Death Poems, Yoel Hoffmann, ed.)

Monday, October 1st

Need a break from the incessant noise?

Jürg Frey (1953-), Canones Incerti (2010), Jürg Frey (clarinet), et al., live

 

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lagniappe

baseball

Baseball is such a perfect game in some ways that it takes 162 to decide nothing.

—Cubs manager Joe Maddon on the Cubs/Brewers tie

Wednesday, September 26th

sounds of Chicago

Muhal Richard Abrams (1930-2017), piano, “Young at Heart” (Young at Heart/Wise in Time, 1974)

 

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lagniappe

reading table 

I’m finite – I cant see –

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This timid life of Evidence
Keeps pleading – “I don’t know” –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 725 (Franklin)

Tuesday, September 25th

more

John Cage (1912-1992), Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano (1946-48), excerpts; James Tenney (piano), live, West Hollywood, Calif., 2002

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lagniappe

random sights

last month, Chicago (Columbus Park)

 

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