music clip of the day

jazz/blues/rock/classical/gospel/more

Category: New York

Thursday, October 12th

mesmerizing

John Luther Adams (1953-), Four Thousand Holes (2010)
Taka Kigawa (piano), Chris Graham (percussion), live, New York, 2017

 

**********

lagniappe

reading table

This road—
no one goes down it,
autumn evening.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Thursday, October 5th

sounds of New York

SoundNoise Trio (Fay Victor, voice; Sam Newsome, soprano saxophone, percussion; Reggie Nicholson, drums), live, New York (First St. Green), 9/30/17

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, September 26th

sounds of New York

The Full Salon, “Bish,” “Sriracha Michelada,” live, New York (Silent Barn), 9/7/17

 

Saturday, September 2nd

more

They’re playing tonight.

BassDrumBone (Mark Helias, bass; Gerry Hemingway, drums; Ray Anderson, trombone), “Kinda Garnerish” (R. Anderson), live, New York, 2015

 

**********

lagniappe

reading table

though a poor-soiled
province . . .
such fireflies

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Monday, August 21st

more

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), In the Light of Air (2013/2014); International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), live, New York, 2014

 

**********

lagniappe

musical thoughts

Suppose that, for the rest of your listening life, you had two options. One: You could only listen to things you’d never heard before. Two: You could never listen to anything new. Which would you choose?

Sunday, August 6th

sounds of Chicago (and St. Louis)

Pastor DeAndre Patterson (Destiny Worship Center, Chicago), live, St. Louis (Kennerly Temple Church of God in Christ), 2016

 

**********

lagniappe

art beat

Bruce Davidson (1933-), New York, late 1960s

Wednesday, July 26th

voices I miss

Ed Blackwell (drums, 1929-1992) with Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Rouse (tenor saxophone, flute), Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn), Reggie Workman (bass), live (“The Git Go,” “All Alone,” “Fire Waltz”), New York (Village Vanguard), 1985

 

**********

lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Irises at Horikiri, 1857

Tuesday, June 13th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

No matter how I’m feeling (down, up, whatever), listening to him leaves me feeling better.

Hamid Drake (drums), live, New York, 2015

 

 

 

**********

lagniappe

art beat

Danny Lyon (1942-), Chicago (Uptown), 1965

Sunday, May 14th

like nobody else

Rev. Utah Smith (1906-1965), “Two Wings,” 1953


**********

lagniappe

art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009, MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, c. 1940

 

Wednesday, May 10th

what’s new

Happy Place,* live, New York (Threes Brewing, Brooklyn), 5/3/17


**********

lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Sudden Shower over Shin Ohashi Bridge and Atake (from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), 1857 


*****

*Will Mason, drums, compositions; Kate Gentile, drums; Will Chapin, guitar; Andrew Smiley, guitar.

%d bloggers like this: