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Monday, March 30th

like nobody else 

How about time-traveling to 1961 Paris?

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009, vocals, piano), “C’est le Printemps” (“It Might as Well Be Spring,” R. Rodgers, O. Hammerstein II; adaptation, J. Sablon), “Plus je t’embrasse” (“Heart of My Heart,” B. Ryan; adaptation, Max François), live, Paris, 1961

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Isa Genzken (1948-), Rose II (2007)

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reading table

The youth walks up to the white horse, to put its halter on
and the horse looks at him in silence.
They are so silent they are in another world.

—D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), “The White Horse.”

Tuesday, March 24th

three takes

“Spring Is Here” (R. Rogers, L. Hart), 1938

Audra McDonald (1970-), live

 

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Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), 1958

 

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Bill Evans Trio (BE, 1929-1980, piano; Scott LaFaro, 1936-1961, bass; Paul Motian, 1931-2011, drums), 1959

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

streaming

NPR Music: A List of Live Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Shutdown.”

Thursday, March 19th

two takes

“Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most” (F. Landesman, T. Wolf)

Betty Carter (1929-1998), 1965

 

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Bob Dorough (1923-2018, piano, vocals), 1997

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Glen Ellyn)

Thursday, March 12th

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at Elastic Arts.

Ken Vandermark (reeds), Nate Wooley (trumpet), Paul Lytton (drums), live, Chicago, 2011

 

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Kuzu (Dave Rempis, reeds; Tashi Dorji, guitar; Tyler Damon, drums), live, Columbia, S.C., 2018

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, March 10th

more

John Coltrane Quartet (JC, 1926-1967, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, 1938-2020, piano; Jimmy Garrison, 1934-1976, bass; Elvin Jones, 1927-2004, drums), live (“Vigil,” Naima,” “My Favorite Things”), Belgium (Comblain-la-Tour), 1965

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, New York

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radio

Today WKCR (Columbia University) celebrates the birthday of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931)—all Bix, all day.

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reading table

In the dark we disappear, pure being.

—Stanley Plumly (1939-2019), from”Wight”

Tuesday, March 3rd

two takes

“Stars Fell on Alabama” (F. Perkins, M. Parish), 1934

Jack Teagarden (1905-1964, with Frankie Trumbauer [C-melody saxophone], et al.), 1934

 

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Billie Holiday (1915-1959, with Ben Webster [tenor saxophone], et al.), 1957

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, February 19th

sounds of New York

Herbie Nichols Trio (HN, 1919-1963, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums), “The Third World” (H. Nichols), 1955

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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musical thoughts

Thank you all for listening. Your open ears, open minds, and open hearts are essential to resisting the gathering darkness of our times.

—composer John Luther Adams, 2/18/20 email

Wednesday, February 5th

sounds of Chicago and Wuppertal (Germany)

Peter Brötzmann (1941-, saxophone) and Hamid Drake (1955-, MCOTD Hall of Fame, drums), live, Chicago (Hideout)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, February 3rd

sounds of New York

Sam Newsome Quartet (SN, soprano saxophone, preparations, compositions; Angelica Sanchez, piano; Luke Stewart, bass; Reggie Nicholson, drums), live, New York (Smalls), 1/20/20

#1

 

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#2

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, January 27th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Julia Hülsmann Quartet (Julia Hülsmann, piano; Uli Kempendorff, tenor saxophone; Marc Muellbauer, bass; Heinrich Köbberling, drums), “This Is Not America” (D. Bowie), live (studio), 2019

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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