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Tuesday, December 6th

sounds of Chicago

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, reeds; Joseph Jarman, 1937-2019, reeds; Lester Bowie, 1941-1999, trumpet [MCOTD Hall of Fame]; Malachi Favors, 1927-2004, bass, percussion; Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion), live, Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), 1983

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Thursday, November 24th

sounds of New York

Thankful for music very I am.

Afro-Algonquin (Mixashawn Rozie, tenor saxophone; Rick Rozie, bass; Royal Hartigan, drums), live, New York, 2018

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, November 10th

sounds of New York

Myra Melford’s Fire and Water (MM, piano, composition; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones; Tomeka Reid, cello; Lesley Mok, drums), live, New York, 11/7/22

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Wednesday, November 2nd

3n

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

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*****

found words

YOUR CASHIER TODAY WAS SELF

—grocery store receipt

Tuesday, November 1st

timeless

Woody Shaw Quintet (Woody Shaw [1944-89], trumpet, et al.), “To Kill a Brick” (W. Shaw), live, Monterey Jazz Festival (California), 1979

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Saturday, October 29th

sounds of New York

Being & Becoming (Peter Evans, trumpet, piccolo trumpet; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Nick Jozwiak, bass; Michael Shekwoaga Ode, drums), “Body and Soul” (1930; J. Green, et al.), live, New York (Sisters, Brooklyn), 8/25/22

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reading table

There are things
We live among ‘and to see them
Is to know ourselves’.

—George Oppen (1908-84), from “Of Being Numerous”

Monday, October 17th

timeless

Les McCann (1935-, piano, vocals) and Eddie Harris (1934-1996, tenor saxophone), “Compared to What” (G. McDaniels), live, Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), 1969

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If you want to rob a bank, it really is best to start with a small one because then you might remember what you wanted to say once you’re inside.

—Nachoem M. Wijnberg (1961-), from “Can You Ask Your Banker, or Another Banker Who’s Still Awake, to Quickly Get Some Cheap Money, but a Great Deal, Not a Little?” (translated from the Dutch by David Colmer)

Saturday, October 15th

what’s new

Patricia Brennan (vibraphone, marimba, electronics, composition), with Kim Cass (bass), Marcus Gilmore (drums), Mauricio Herrera (percussion): “Sizigia (Syzygy),” published 10/13/22

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Thursday, October 13th

timeless

John Coltrane Quartet (JC [1926-67], tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner [1938-2020], piano; Jimmy Garrison [1934-76], bass; Elvin Jones [1927-2004], drums), live (performance begins at 6:45), New York (Half Note), 1965

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Thursday, October 6th

timeless

This clip, which I bumped into the other day, may be the best I have ever seen of an artist whose music means as much to me as anyone’s.

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982, piano, compositions) with Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone), Butch Warren (b), Frankie Dunlop (drums), live (TV show: “Evidence,” “Blue Monk,” Just a Gigolo” [L. Casucci, J. Brammer, I. Caesar], “Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues,” “Epistrophy”), Tokyo (Japan), 1963

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