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Category: miscellaneous percussion

Tuesday, October 23rd

like nobody else

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, clarinet, etc. [1935-1977]) and the Vibration Society (Dick Griffin, trombone; Ron Burton, piano; Vernon Martin, bass; Jerome Cooper, drums; Joe Texidor, percussion), live, Paris, 1970

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

All the people at the controls are opportunists or gangsters. The sweetness of reason died out of our public life with FDR. There doesn’t even seem to be a normal intelligence at work in the affairs of the nation.

—Tennessee Williams, letter to publisher James Laughlin, April 9, 1947

Wednesday, October 10th

this weekend in Chicago

Saturday night they’re playing at the University of Chicago.

Thomas Meadowcroft (1972-), Walkman Antiquarian (2013); Yarn/Wire, live, New York, 2013

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, August 3rd

serendipity

Just stumbled upon this—it’s improved my day immeasurably.

Tan Dun (1957-), Elegy: Snow in June (1991); Third Coast Percussion and Joshua Roman (cello), live, Seattle, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sites

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Saturday, July 14th

what’s new

Nate Wooley (trumpet), Michael Foster (tenor saxophone), Brandon Lopez (bass), Ben Bennett (percussion), live, New York, 6/21/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, June 9th

street sounds

Dario Rossi (percussion), Amsterdam, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 23rd

3n
day two

Trio Da Kali (Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, vocals; Mamadou Kouyaté, bass ngoni, vocals; Fodé Lassana Diabaté, balafon), live (studio), Seattle, 2017

“Eh Ya Ye”

 

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“Kanimba”

 

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“Guede”

 

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“Dissa”

 

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lagniappe

reading table

the morning light is in us

—Peter Gizzi, from “Lullaby”

Monday, April 2nd

tonight in Chicago

They’ll be playing at Corbett v. Dempsey.

Peter Evans (trumpet), Levy Lorenzo (electronics, percussion), live, New York, 2016

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Xu Longsen (1956-), from Light of Heaven (through June 24th)

Monday, February 19th

In a country that continues to coarsen, delicacy grows ever more precious.

John Luther Adams (1953-), there is no one, not even the wind (2017); Emerald City Music, live (world premiere), Seattle, 9/15/17

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 26th

what’s new

Amadou & Mariam, “Bofou Safou,” “Dimanche à Bamako,” “Filaou Bessame,” live, Washington, D.C., 1/19/2018

 

Wednesday, December 6th

Think you’ve heard it all?

How about a septet with six string players and a drummer?

Tomeka Reid Septet,* “Tokens” (T. Reid), New York, 2017

 

*TR, cello, composition; Christopher Hoffman, cello; Mazz Swift, violin; Sarah Bernstein, violin; Jason Kao Hwang, viola; Adam Hopkins, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums, percussion.

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