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Tuesday, 3/20/12

There are all kinds of gospel.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party, “Akhiyan Udeek Diyan,” live

Thursday, 11/3/11

Nils Økland, Hardanger fiddle
Sigbjørn Apeland, harmonium
“Blond blå,” live

What’s more surprising—that there’s so much ugliness in the world, or so much beauty?

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lagniappe

reading table

Who are we, if not a combination of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly reshuffled and reordered in every conceivable way.

—Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium (trans. Patrick Creagh; 1988)

Thursday, 10/14/10

Great horn players don’t play—they sing.

Pharoah Sanders (tenor saxophone, with Paul Arslanian, harmonium), “Kazuko,” live, California (Marin Headland), 1982

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lagniappe

Trane was the father. Pharoah was the son. I was the holy ghost.

Albert Ayler

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radio

Want more of the late Albertina Walker?

This week’s Gospel Memories (WLUW-FM)—available here—is devoted entirely to her music.

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