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Saturday, October 19th

sounds of New York

James Brandon Lewis Unruly Quintet (JBL, tenor saxophone; Jaimie Branch, trumpet; Ava Mendoza, guitar; Luke Stewart, bass; Warren G. Crudup III, drums), live, New York, 5/16/19

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, October 16th

sounds of New York

Jaimie Branch Trio (JB, trumpet; Luke Stewart, bass; Mike Pride, drums), live, New York, 9/29/19

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Saturday, October 5th

sounds of New York

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet, compositions; Lester St. Louis, cello; Anton Hatwich, bass; Chad Taylor, drums), live, New York, 2018

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, September 27th

tomorrow night in Chicago

He’s playing, in a trio with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Nasheet Waits, at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet, composition) with Mattie Mae Thomas (vocals, lyrics; recorded in 1939 at Mississippi’s Parchman Farm), Dean Bowman (vocals), Marvin Sewell (guitar), Gerald Clayton (piano), Joe Sanders (bass), Kendrick Scott (drums, computer), “MAE//MAE,” live, published 2018

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Part 2

 

Part 3

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, September 18th

sounds of New York
day three

Tomas Fujiwara’s 7 Poets Trio (TF, compositions, drums; Patricia Brennan, vibraphone; Tomeka Reid, cello), live, New York, 6/10/19

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Monday, September 16th

sounds of New York
day one

Jason Kao Hwang Human Rites Trio (JKH, compositions, violin, viola; Ken Filiano, bass; Andrew Drury, drums), live, New York, 7/16/19

 

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reading table

Today is very nothing like / Any other day that once soared / In this place.

—W.S. Graham (1918-1986), from “The Don Brown Route”

Thursday, August 29th

sounds of New York

James Brandon Lewis Unruly Quintet (JBL, tenor saxophone; Jaimie Branch, trumpet; Anthony Pirog, guitar; Luke Stewart, bass; Warren G. Crudup III, drums), live, New York, 6/15/19

 

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this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, August 26th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Joseph Jarman (1937-2019, alto saxophone), Marilyn Crispell (1947-, piano), “Dear Lord” (J. Coltrane), 1996 (Connecting Spirits)

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, August 7th

If I were to count, on my fingers, the number of times I have listened to this over the years, I would need an awful lot of hands.

Bill Evans (piano, 1929-1980), “Never Let Me Go” (J. Livingston, R. Evans), 1968 (Alone)

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, August 1st

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Henry Threadgill Sextett (HT [MCOTD Hall of Fame], 1944-, alto saxophone, flute, compositions); Frank Lacy, trombone; Rasul Sadik, trumpet; Deidre Murray, cello; Fred Hopkins, bass; Newman Baker, drums; Yoron Israel, percussion), live, Germany (Frankfurt), 1988

 

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