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Saturday, May 15th

sounds of Chicago

Black Diamond (Artie Black, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet; Hunter Diamond, tenor saxophone, flute; Matt Ulery, bass; Neil Hemphill, drums), live (performance begins at 16:00), Chicago (Constellation,) last night

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, May 11th

timeless

Johnny Griffin/Woody Shaw Quintet (JG, 1928-2008, tenor saxophone; WS, 1944-1989, trumpet; John Hicks, 1941-2006, piano; Reggie Johnson, 1940-2020, bass; Alvin Queen, drums, 1950-), live, Germany (Cologne), 1986

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Tuesday, April 13th

sounds of Chicago

Josh Berman (cornet), Tomeka Reid (cello), Joshua Abrams (bass), Mike Reed (drums), live, Chicago (Constellation), 4/10/21

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Wednesday, April 7th

sounds of New York

Marty Ehrlich Trio Exaltation (ME, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, compositions; John Hébert, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums), live, New York, 2019

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Saturday, April 3rd

never enough

Guitarist Pete Cosey? Miles gave him a lot of space, as he had pianist Bill Evans. And just as the Miles of Kind of Blue is unimaginable without Evans, so too with Cosey here.

Miles Davis Septet (MD [trumpet, organ, compositions], Dave Liebman [soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute], Pete Cosey [guitar, percussion], Reggie Lucas [guitar], Michael Henderson [bass], Al Foster [drums], Mtume [aka James Foreman, James Mtume; conga, percussion]), live, Stockholm, 1973

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Saturday, March 27th

sounds of New York

Joel Ross Quartet (JR, vibraphone; Immanuel Wilkins, saxophone; Rashaan Carter, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums), live, New York, 12/9/20


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yesterday, Chicago (office, Monadnock Building, painting by Gerard Fortuné)


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reading table

cartography is the strangest science today
as morning alters the fittings of the hour to form
shapes wholly new.

–Xiao Yue Shan, from “in love as in tourism” (Poetry, 4/21)

Wednesday, March 24th

sounds of New York

Jon Irabagon and Outright! (JI, [soprano saxophone, compositions], Ray Anderson [trombone], Matt Mitchell [piano], Chris Lightcap [bass], Dan Weiss [drums]), “Recharge the Blade,” live, New York, 3/22/21

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Monday, March 22nd

alone

Why not begin the week with something not only beautiful but healing?

Amina Claudine Myers (1942-, piano), live, New York, 2020

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, March 20th

spring!

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009; vocals, piano), “They Say It’s Spring” (M. Clark, B. Haymes), 1958

 

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Bob Dorough (1923-2018; vocals, piano), “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” (T. Wolf, F. Landesman), 1997

 

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Sun Ra Arkestra (SR, 1914-1993, piano, composition; June Tyson, vocals; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone, et al.), “Springtime Again,” live, Rome, 1980

 

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Thursday, March 18th

alone

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982, piano), “‘Round Midnight” (T. Monk), 1954

 

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