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Friday, January 20th

two takes

Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011), “Me and the Devil,” 2010

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Robert Johnson (1922-1938), “Me and the Devil Blues,” rec. 1937 (Dallas)

Thursday, January 19th

more

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

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Chicago

Wednesday, January 18th

like nobody else

Anthony Braxton (1945-, reeds, compositions), et al., live (performance begins at 3:25), Amsterdam, 2015

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Piet Mondrian, Lozenge Composition with Yellow, Black, Blue, Red, and Gray, 1921

Tuesday, January 17th

like nobody else

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), For Bunita Marcus (1985): Sabine Liebner (piano), 2007

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lagniappe

reading table

Ultimately the air / Is bare sunlight where must be found / The lyric valuables.

—George Oppen (1908-1984), from “From Disaster”

Monday, January 16th

sounds of New York

Subtle, inventive, empathic: she’s one of my favorite saxophonists.

Ingrid Laubrock (1970-, tenor and soprano saxophones), Brandon Lopez (bass), Tom Rainey (drums), live, New York, 2022

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lagniappe

timeless

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), “I Have a Dream,” Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

Wednesday, January 11th

sounds of Chicago

Hamid Drake (drums and percussion [MCOTD Hall of Fame]) & Michael Zerang (drums and percussion), et al., live, Chicago (Constellation), 12/21/22 (1st set, 23:40-: Michael Zerang, The Velvet Bell [solo] + Velvet Bell Ensemble; 2nd Set, 1:42:40-: Hamid Drake’s Indigenous Mind)

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, January 7th

sounds of Chicago

This I could listen to all day, happily.

Augusta Read Thomas (1964-), Dance Mobile (in memoriam Oliver Knussen), 2021: Grossman Ensemble (with guest artists; Stefan Asbury, cond.), live, Chicago (University of Chicago), 2022

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, January 5th

like nothing else

Daniel Bachman (1989-, guitar, banjo, video production), Almanac Behind, posted 12/15/22 (audio from the album [11/18/22])

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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Taking a break—back in a bit.

Saturday, December 31st

like nobody else

What Is Man and What Is Guitar? Keith Rowe (Bob Burnett, Alan F. Jones), 2021

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), The Plough and the Song (1946), detail

Tuesday, December 27th

like nothing else

Susan Alcorn Quintet (SA, pedal steel guitar; Eddie Kwon, violin; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Michael Formanek, bass; Ryan Sawyer, drums), “Night in Gdansk” (S. Alcorn), live, Berlin (Berlin Jazz Festival), 11/4/21

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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