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Tuesday, March 2nd

sounds of New York

Ben Monder (guitar), Tony Malaby (saxophones), Tom Rainey (drums), live, New York, 1/17/21

 

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other day, outside Chicago (Illinois Prairie Path)

Thursday, February 25th

sounds of New York

Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Tom Rainey (drums), Brandon Lopez (bass), with artwork by Yuko Otomo, live (performance begins at 4:00), New York, 2/23/21

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

I can wade Grief –
Whole pools of it –
I’m used to that –
But the least push of Joy
Breaks up my feet –
And I tip – drunken –
Let no Pebble – smile –
‘Twas the New Liquor –
That was All!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 312 (Franklin)

Tuesday, February 23rd

sounds of New York

Emmet Cohen Trio (EC, piano; Russell Hall, bass; Kyle Poole, drums) with guests Frank Lacy (“flumpet,” trombone, voice), Stacy Dillard (saxophones), live, New York, last night

 

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, February 22nd

never enough

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano, compositions; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), live, France (Amiens), 1966*

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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*0:00: Blue Monk
02:10​: Crepuscule With Nellie
14:44: Rhythm-A-Ning
25:31: Hackensack
36:08: Epistrophy
38:20: Evidence
51:51​: I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (G. Bassman, N. Washington)
1:08:18: Round Midnight
1:13:45Epistrophy

Saturday, February 20th

passings

Milford Graves, drummer (among other things),* August 20, 1941–February 12, 2021

Milford Graves HeArt Quintet (MG, drums, voice; Charles Gayle, tenor saxophone; Hugh Glover, alto saxophone; Ted Daniels, trumpet; William Parker, bass), live, New York, 2015

 

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According to the New York Times obituary, Graves “was also a botanist, acupuncturist, martial artist, impresario, college professor, visual artist and student of the human heartbeat.”

Wednesday, February 17th

two takes

“Evidence” (T. Monk)

Joel Ross Quartet (JR, vibraphone; Immanuel Wilkins, alto saxophone; Rashaan Carter, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums), live, New York, 1/17/21

 

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Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), live, Japan, 1963

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Boy and Dog in Johnnypump, 1982 (detail)

Friday, February 12th

what’s new

Melanie Charles, live (“Damballa Wedo,” “Deep River,” “The Dilemma”), New York,  published 2/4/21

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, February 9th

two takes

“Manhattan” (R. Rodgers, L. Hart)

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009, vocals, piano), 1959

 

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Sonny Rollins Trio (SR, tenor saxophone; Henry Grimes, bass; Charles Wright, drums), 1958

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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How did you wriggle
your way
into my dream path
through such deep snow
on the night mountain?

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Tuesday, January 26th

two takes

“Over the Rainbow” (H. Arlen, Y. Harburg)

Art Pepper (1925-1982, alto saxophone), George Cables (1944-, piano), 1982

 

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Bud Powell (1924-1966, piano), 1951

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, January 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Artifacts Trio (Nicole Mitchell, flute; Tomeka Reid, cello; Mike Reed, drums, percussion), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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other day, Chicago

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