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Friday, January 8th

what’s new

Sevdaliza (with Anthony Amirkhan, drums; Leon den Engelsen, keyboards; Jonas Pap, cello; Mihai Puscoiu, violin), live (“Human,” “Dormant,” “All Rivers at Once,” “Gole Bi Goldoon”), Amsterdam, published 1/5/21

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, December 24th

sounds of Chicago

Saturday I posted the first of these two (wonderful) performances; here’s the second.

Mars Williams presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4 (Night 2) (Mars Williams, tenor saxophone, toy instruments; Josh Berman, cornet; Jim Baker, piano, viola, ARP synthesizer; Krzysztof Pabian, bass; Brian Sandstrom, bass, guitar, trumpet; Steve Hunt, drums; Peter Maunu, violin), live (performance begins at 5:15), Chicago (Constellation), 12/19/20

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

An empty day without events.
And that is why
it grew immense
as space. And suddenly
happiness of being
entered me.

I heard
in my heartbeat
the birth of time
and each instant of life
one after the other
came rushing in
like priceless gifts.

—Anna Swir (1909-1984), “Priceless Gifts” (translated from Polish by Czesław Miłosz and Leonard Nathan)

Wednesday, December 23rd

sounds of New Orleans

The Meters (with Lowell George, slide guitar), “Just Kissed My Baby” (Z. Modeliste, A. Neville, L. Nocentelli, G. Porter Jr.), 1974

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, December 5th

sounds of Chicago

The Bridge: Separatist Party (Ben LaMar Gay, cornet; Fred Jackson, alto saxophone, flute; Marvin Tate, vocals; Mike Reed, drums, keyboard; Jakob Heineman, bass; Nolan Chin, piano, keyboard), live (performance starts at 13:00), Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

Even this mountain
moss grows flowers all its own—
thus nature bestows

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Saturday, November 14th

sounds of Chicago

Brokeback trio (Douglas McCombs [Fender Bass VI], James Elkington [pedal steel guitar, keyboard], Areif Sless-Kitain [drums, percussion]), with video by Kim Alpert, live (performance begins at 13:00), Chicago (Constellation), yesterday

 

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other day, Chicago

Monday, September 21st

Last night, driving in Chicago with the windows down, I had this track, recorded thirty years ago, on repeat.

Arthur Russell (1951-1992, vocals, cello, keyboards) with Jennifer Warnes (1947-, vocals), “That’s Us/Wild Combination” (A. Russell), late 1980s

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Friday, August 21st

what’s new

Buscabulla, live (“Mio,” “Nydia,” “Club Tú y Yo”), Puerto Rico (Aguadilla), published 8/18/20

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Friday, April 17th

what’s new

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, “In the Water,” live, Los Angeles, published 4/15/20

 

MVPs? No contest—bassist, drummer.

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Pity us
By the sea
On the sands
So briefly

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011)

Wednesday, January 29th

what’s new

Max Richter (1966-, compositions, piano, keyboard) with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (Clarice Jensen, cello & artistic director; Ben Russell, violin; Laura Lutzke, violin; Isabel Hagen, viola; Claire Bryant, cello), “On the Nature of Daylight,” “Vladimir’s Blues,” “Infra 5,” live, Washington, D.C., 1/22/20

 

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musical thoughts

I’m very interested in the idea of a piece of music being a place to think.

—Max Richter

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, January 21st

more

Agnes Obel, playing and talking (begins at 2:05; “Won’t You Call Me,” 3:00; “Island of Doom,” 13:55; “Broken Sleep,” 25:35),  New York, 1/14/20

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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