This I could listen to all day.
Generations Quartet: Billy Hart (1940-, percussion, lower left), Bob Moses (1948-, percussion, upper left), Dafnis Prieto (1974-, percussion, upper right), Marcelo Perez (1997-, percussion, lower right), live, Boston, 2019
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.
Brian Blade & Life Cycles (BB, drums; Myron Walden, woodwinds; John Hart, guitar; Jon Cowherd, piano; Doug Weiss, bass; Monte Croft, vibraphone, voice; Rogerio Boccato, percussion), “My Joy,” “Slow Change,” “Hello to the Wind,” “The Final Four,” live (studio), Seattle, published 1/10/20 (recorded 9/27/19)
other morning, Oak Park, Ill.
The moon disappears
into darkening treetops
collecting the rain
—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill
27 years later
Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, reeds, flute, percussion; Famadou Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion) and Guests (Hugh Ragin, trumpets, flugelhorn; Tomeika Reed, cello; Silvia Bolognesi, bass; Jaribu Shahid, bass; Dudu Kouate, percussion), live, Italy (Cormòns), 2018
other day, Chicago