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Friday, April 30th

two takes

“Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right” (W. Johnson)

Ry Cooder, live (studio), 4/18/18 (published)

 

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Blind Willie Johnson (with Willie B. Harris), 4/20/1930 (recorded)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

today, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, April 18th

what’s new

Four Tet (aka Kieren Hebden), live, New York, 3/23/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, April 17th

serendipity

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

 

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lagniappe

reading table

cherry blossoms—
to my lowly sleeve
they cling

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Wednesday, April 11th

what’s new

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

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, April 9th

what’s new

Ry Cooder, “The Prodigal Son” (trad., arr. R. Cooder, J. Cooder), live (studio), 3/30/18 (published)

 

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lagniappe

random sights 

today (opening day at Wrigley Field), Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, April 8th

two takes

“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” aka “Motherless Child” (trad.)

Bessie Griffin, live, Holland, 1972

 

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Prince, live

 

Saturday, April 7th

passings

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)

 

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With Max Roach (drums), live, New York (Columbia University), 2000

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With Harri Sjostrom (soprano saxophone), Tristan Honsinger (cello), Thurman Barker (marimba), Paul Lovens (drums), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1995

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I try to imitate on the piano the leaps in space a dancer makes.

—Cecil Taylor

Friday, April 6th

what’s new

Anderson .Paak, “Til It’s Over” (“Welcome Home,” directed for Apple by Spike Jonze, featuring FKA twigs), 3/5/18

 

Monday, April 2nd

tonight in Chicago

They’ll be playing at Corbett v. Dempsey.

Peter Evans (trumpet), Levy Lorenzo (electronics, percussion), live, New York, 2016

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Xu Longsen (1956-), from Light of Heaven (through June 24th)

Thursday, March 29th

When did you last hear this combination—piano, drums, turntables?

Sophie Agnel (piano), Michael Vatcher (drums), Joke Lanz (turntables), live, France (Mulhouse), 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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