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Category: miscellaneous percussion

Wednesday, October 6th

sounds of Chicago

Marvin Tate (vocals, compositions) with Ben Lamar Gay (electronics, cornet, piano), Mike Reed (drums, percussion), et al., live, Chicago, 9/4/21

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, September 30th

sounds of New York

Jaimie Branch (trumpet), Darius Jones (alto saxophone), Joe McPhee (soprano saxophone), William Parker (bass), Ronnie Burrage (drums), Juma Sultan (percussion), live, New York, 2018

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other day, Chicago

Wednesday, September 22nd

like nothing else

Annea Lockwood (1939-) & Yarn/Wire, “Into the Vanishing Point,” published 9/7/21

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other day, Chicago

Tuesday, September 7th

sounds of Morocco

Maalem Mohamed Guinia (1951-2015, voice, gimbri [aka gumbri]), live, Morocco (Marrakech), 2014

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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What is the self-sufficient self, if not the self that exaggerates its own resources? 

—Leon Wieseltier, “‘The Wise, Too, Shed Tears,'” Liberties (Summer 2021)

Wednesday, September 1st

sounds of Dublin

Xenia Pestova Bennett (toy piano, desk bells, music boxes) and Ed Bennett (electronics, music boxes), live, Dublin, 9/1/21

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill. (Frank Lloyd Wright, Laura Gale House, 1909)

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Midsummer
by William Bronk (1918-1999; MCOTD Hall of Fame; Poetry, May, 1955)

A green world, a scene of green, deep
with light blues, the greens made deep
by those blues. One thinks how
in certain pictures, envied landscapes are seen
(through a window, maybe) far behind the serene
sitter’s face, the serene pose, as though
in some impossible mirror, face to back,
human serenity gazed at a green world
which gazed at this face.
                                        And see now,
here is that place, those greens
are here, deep with those blues. The air
we breathe is freshly sweet, and warm, as though
with berries. We are here. We are here.
Set this down too, as much
as if an atrocity had happened and been seen.
The earth is beautiful beyond all change.

Thursday, August 26th

sounds of Morocco

Maalem Mohamed Kouyou (1957-, voice, gimbri [aka gumbri]), live, Morocco (Marrakech), 2014

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musical thoughts

Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe

—Albert Ayler (saxophonist, 1936-1970), album title (1969)

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other day, Chicago

Tuesday, August 24th

sounds of Chicago

Patti Cudd (percussion, electronics), live (performance begins at 25:15), Chicago, 8/22/21

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Monday, August 16th

sounds of Chicago

This performance, streamed Saturday during a fundraiser for Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio, is full of wonders, including a singing dog.

Roscoe Mitchell (1940-, saxophones, percussion), performance begins at 1:04:25, streamed 8/14/21

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yesterday, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary, Oak Brook)

Tuesday, July 13th

another take

Caroline Shaw & Sō Percussion, “To the Sky” (lyrics by Anne Steele, 1717-1778), live, Philadelphia, published 6/30/21

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, July 3rd

voices I miss

Steve Lacy (1934-2004, soprano saxophone) with Misha Mengelberg (piano), Rafael Garrett (bass), Han Bennink (drums, percussion), Monk Tribute (“Hornin’ In,” “Criss-Cross,” “Misterioso,” “Little Rootie Tootie,” “In Walked Bud – ‘Round Midnight ,” “Bright Mississippi” [Thelonious Monk]), live, Chicago, 1986

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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