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Monday, July 6th

alone

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Patricia Brennan (vibraphone), “Sonnet” (P. Brennan), 2018

 

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Another take.

Recording, 2020

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)

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reading table

This world of dew
is only a world of dew—
and yet

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Saturday, July 4th

Happy (Strangest Ever) 4th of July!

Blasters, “American Music,” live, Champaign, Ill., 1985

 

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Professor Longhair (1918-1980), “Big Chief,” live, Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 1973

 

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Sleepy LaBeef (1935-2019), “Strange Things Happening Every Day” (plus interview), live (TV show), 1994

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, July 2nd

keep on dancing

If I could move like this, I’d never stand still.

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards (1976-, dance), live, New Jersey (Bloomfield), 2014

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, June 30th

alone

Ben Goldberg (1959-, clarinet), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 5/31/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, June 29th

Judging from the sounds I hear outside my door in the morning, birds don’t seem to have gotten the memo.

John Luther Adams (1953-), songbirdsongs (1974-80); Callithumpian Consort (Stephen Drury, dir.), 2012

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Monadnock Building)

Saturday, June 27th

like nobody else

Charmaine Lee (voice), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 4/17/20

 

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lagniappe

art beat: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3/6/20

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Number 1A, 1948 (detail)

Thursday, June 25th

This I could listen to all day.

Generations Quartet: Billy Hart (1940-, percussion, lower left), Bob Moses (1948-, percussion, upper left), Dafnis Prieto (1974-, percussion, upper right), Marcelo Perez (1997-, percussion, lower right), live, Boston, 2019

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, June 23rd

alone

Aruan Ortiz (1973-, piano), live, 6/11/20

 

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lagniappe

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

Pure white plum blossoms
slowly begin to turn
the color of dawn

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Friday, June 19th

what’s new

Little Dragon, “Rush,” “Where You Belong,” “Forever,” “Every Rain,”  live (home studio), Sweden (Gothenburg), 6/18/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

These lazy spring days
continue—but how far away
those times called Long Ago!

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Thursday, June 18th

more

Henry Threadgill (1944-, MCOTD Hall of Fame), alto saxophone, compositions

Very Very Circus, live, New York, 1995

 

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Society Situation Dance Band, live, Germany (Hamburg), 1988

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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