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Tuesday, December 20th

voices I miss

(Jaimie Branch [6/17/83–8/22/22], trumpet, keyboards; Luke Stewart, bass; Tcheser Holmes, drums), live, New York, 6/23/22

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Talk is a way of not looking.

—Ann Lauterbach (1942-), from “Then Suddenly”

Monday, December 5th

like nobody else

John Zorn (composition, alto saxophone, direction) with Marc Ribot (guitar), Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone), Jamie Saft (keyboards), Trevor Dunn (bass), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Joey Baron (drums): “Karaim,” France (Marciac), 2010

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random sights

this morning, Chicago

Monday, October 10th

like nothing else

“Old Man Dancing” (Carla Bley, 1936-): Chet Doxas (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Carla Bley (piano), Karen Mantler (keyboard), Steve Swallow (bass), 2020

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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This is the point in prefaces where I customarily say something nice about my wife. This time, however, I can’t think of anything that even comes anywhere near doing her justice. Her name is Susan Patek Booth.

Berkeley, California
May 3, 1997

—Stephen Booth (1933-2020), from Precious Nonsense: The Gettysburg Address, Ben Jonson’s Epitaphs on His Children, and Twelfth Night (1998)

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radio

Today, Thelonious Monk’s birthday, it’s all Monk, all day at WKCR (Columbia University).

Thursday, August 11th

like nobody else

Sun Ra (1914-1993, Fender Rhodes electric piano), live (“Love in Outer Space,” “Haverford Impromptu #1,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” “St. Louis Blues,” “Space is the Place / Over the Rainbow,” “Haverford Impromptu #2”), followed by Walt Dickerson (1928-2008, vibraphone), Haverford College (Pennsylvania), 1980

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Monday, July 4th

only rock ‘n’ roll

The Blasters, “American Music” (D. Alvin), live, Champaign, Ill., 1985

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)

Tuesday, June 14th

more

Miles Davis (1926-1991, trumpet), Gary Bartz (1940-, saxophones), Chick Corea (1941-2021, keyboards), Keith Jarrett (1945-, keyboards), Dave Holland (1946-, bass), Jack DeJohnette (1942-, drums), Airto Moreira (1941-, percussion), live, England (Isle of Wight Festival), 1970

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Monday, June 6th

sounds of Chicago

Live, Chicago (Constellation), 6/2/22

1st Set (3:30-): ZRL (Zachary Good, clarinet; Ryan Packard, percussion, electronics; Lia Kohl, cello)

2nd Set (1:11:50-): RedGreenBlue (Paul Giallorenzo, keyboards, electronics; Ryan Packard, percussion, electronics; Charlie Kirchen, bass; Ben LaMar Gay, cornet)

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, June 1st

sounds of New York

Tim Berne’s Dilated Pupils (TB, alto saxophone; David Torn, guitar; Ryan Ferreira, guitar; Craig Taborn, keyboards; Ches Smith, percussion), live (performance begins at 7:00), New York, 2013

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, April 15th

sounds of Mali and all over

Fatoumata Diawara, live (“”Kanou Dan Yen,” “Nterini,” “Negue Negue”), Italy (Como), published 2/3/22

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I think of you daily and feel anxious lest we lose our old backward and forward flow that always seems to open me up and bring color and peace.

–Robert Lowell (1917-1977), letter (3/10/1963) to Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) (Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell)

Monday, January 31st

only rock ‘n’ roll

Norah Jones (vocals, keyboard) with Brian Blade (drums), Sasha Dobson (vocals), Gus Seyffert (bass, vocals), live, New York, published 1/28/22

“I’ve Got a Feeling” (Lennon–McCartney)

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“Let It Be” (Lennon–McCartney)

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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