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Tuesday, December 3rd

sounds of New York

Cooper-Moore (piano), live, New York, 2017

 

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Monday, November 25th

sounds of New York

Why not begin the week with something new?

Jason Kao Hwang’s Sing House (JKH, violin, viola, compositions; Kalun Leung, trombone; Christopher Forbes, piano; Ken Filiano, bass; Andrew Drury, drums), live, New York, 9/29/19

 

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not grown to a butterfly
this late in autumn
a caterpillar

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda

Tuesday, November 19th

what’s new

Jaimie Branch (trumpet, compositions), “Bird Dogs of Paradise,” published 9/26/19

 

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Monday, November 18th

What better way to begin the week?

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982, piano), “Don’t Blame Me” (J. McHugh, D. Fields), live, Denmark,  1966

 

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Saturday, November 16th

sounds of Chicago

Andrew Hill Combo (AH [1931-2007], piano; Von Freeman [1923-2012], tenor saxophone, MCOTD Hall of Fame; Laurdine “Pat” Patrick [1929-1991], baritone saxophone; Malachi Favors [1927-2004], bass; Wilbur Campbell [1926-1999], drums), “Down Pat” (L. Patrick), 1956

 

If political races were decided by musical pedigree, the new entrant in the Democratic presidential field would be unbeatable.

Laurdine Kenneth “Pat” Patrick Jr. (November 23, 1929 – December 31, 1991) was an American jazz musician and composer. . . . known for his 40-year association with Sun Ra. His son, Deval Patrick, was governor of Massachusetts.

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Saturday, November 8th

3n

John Escreet Trio (JS, piano, compositions; John Hébert, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums, vibraphone), live, Amsterdam, 2014

 

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Listen carefully,
Neither the Vedas
Nor the Qur’an
Will teach you this:
Put the bit in its mouth,
The saddle on its back,
Your foot in the stirrup,
And ride your wild runaway mind
All the way to heaven.

—Kabir (15th century), translated from Hindi by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

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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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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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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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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