Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux (QN, tenor saxophone, composition; David Binney, alto saxophone; Matt Mitchell, piano, keyboards, modular synthesizer; Nat Wood, drums; with guest Jason Barnsely, 1924 Kimball theatre organ), “Bounce,” video by Lee Hutzulak, 1/14/19
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.
out of this world
DJ Carl Craig and drummer Francisco Mora play Sun Ra, live, Paris, 2018
sounds of London
Yussef Dayes (drums) and Alpha Mist (keyboards), with Mansur Brown (guitar), Rocco Palladino (bass), “Love Is the Message,” live (studio), 2018
opening the window
I see the butterfly off . . .
into the field
—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)
Makaya McCraven (drums, compositions), et al., live (studio), 11/19/18
They’re playing tonight in Dublin, tomorrow in London, and Thursday in Chicago (MM’s hometown).
only rock ‘n’ roll
Jeff Rosenstock, live (studio), Seattle, 8/20/18
This life: how precious; how precarious; how preposterous.
like nobody else
This world is not my home . . .
—Sun Ra (1914-1993)
Sun Ra Arkestra (SR [keyboards, vocals], John Gilmore [tenor saxophone, clarinet, vocals], et al.), live, Spain (San Sebastian), 1985
Appalled: by all the dead: Henry brooded.
—John Berryman (1914-1972 [MCOTD Hall of Fame]), from Dream Song 21
voices I miss
Sun Ra Arkestra (Sun Ra [aka Herman Blount, 1914-1993], keyboards, compositions, vocals), TV show (Night Music), “Face the Music,” “Space Is the Place,” 1989
Here’s another take on “Space Is the Place,” which I bumped into the other day at the Art Institute of Chicago, where it’s playing, continuously, through August 19th.
Space Is the Place (A March for Sun Ra), directed by Cauleen Smith, featuring the Rich South High School marching band, Chicago (Chinatown Square), 2011
other day, Oak Park, Ill.