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Thursday, June 18th

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Henry Threadgill (1944-, MCOTD Hall of Fame), alto saxophone, compositions

Very Very Circus, live, New York, 1995

 

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Society Situation Dance Band, live, Germany (Hamburg), 1988

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, June 17th

voices I miss

Betty Carter (vocals, 1929-1998) with Geri Allen (piano, 1957-2017), Dave Holland (bass, 1946-), Jack DeJohnette (drums, 1942-), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1993

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, May 19th

sounds of New York

Aruan Ortiz, Anthony Coleman, Vijay Iyer, Solo Piano Impressions for Herbie Nichols (1919-1963, pianist, composer), live, New York, 2019

One-word review of Aruan Ortiz’s opening set: Wow!

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Friday, May 8th

timeless

Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990), “The More I See You” (H. Warren, M. Gordon), live, Sweden (Stockholm), 1964

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, April 28th

A party summoning Django Reinhardt’s spirit is one I’d never want to end.

Marc Ribot (guitar), Alex Simon (guitar), “Dark Eyes,” live, c. 2016

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, April 22nd

passings

Henry Grimes, bassist, November 3, 1935–April 15, 2020

With Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone), Don Cherry (trumpet), Billy Higgins (drums), live, Rome, 1962

 

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With David Murray (tenor saxophone), Hamid Drake (drums, MCOTD Hall of Fame), live, Finland (Kerava), 2004

 

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With Kidd Jordan (tenor saxophone), live, New York, 2010

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, April 21st

passings

Lee Konitz, alto saxophonist, October 13, 1927–April 15, 2020

With Warne Marsh (tenor saxophone), et al., “Subconscious-Lee” (L. Konitz), live (TV Show), 1958

 

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More?

With Elvin Jones (drums), Sonny Dallas (bass), Motion, 1961

“I Remember You” (V. Schertzinger, J. Mercer)

 

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“All of Me” (G. Marks, S. Simons)

 

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“Foolin’ Myself” (J. Lawrence, P. Tinturin)

 

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“You’d Be so Nice to Come Home To” (C. Porter)

 

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“I’ll Remember April” (G. DePaul, P. Johnston, D. Raye)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, April 20th

what’s new

Ken Vandermark (reeds), live, Chicago (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 4/6/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, April 6th

passings

Ellis Marsalis, pianist, composer, educator, father, November 14, 1934-April 1, 2020

Ellis Marsalis (piano), Branford Marsalis (tenor saxophone), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Delfeayo Marsalis (trombone), Eric Revis (bass), Jason Marsalis (drums), “Tell Me” (E. Marsalis), live, New Orleans (New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival), 2019

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday morning, Chicago

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”

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