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Thursday, January 13th

sounds of New York

Kidd Jordan (1935-, tenor saxophone) with Joel Futterman (1946-, piano), William Parker (1952-, bass), Hamid Drake (1955-, drums [MCOTD Hall of Fame]), live (tribute to drummer Alvin Fielder [1935-2019]), New York, 2019

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, January 11th

alone

William Parker (1952-, bass), “Black Reflection & Meditation,” published yesterday

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, December 31st

what’s new

Arooj Aftab (vocals) with Darian Donovan Thomas (violin), Shahzad Ismaily (bass, synthesizer), Gyan Riley (guitar), Maeve Gilchrist (harp), live (“Suroor,” “Mohabbat,” “Saans Lo”), New York (Brooklyn), published 12/8/21

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last night, Chicago

Wednesday, December 29th

sounds of New York (and all over)

Jazz Libre, live, New York, 11/12/21

1st set: Willy Rodriguez’s Exploraciones Ponceñas’ (Willy Rodriguez, drums; Dezron Douglas, bass; Santiago Leibson, piano;Yoni Kretzmer, tenor saxophone)

2nd set: William Parker’s Southern Satellites (WP, bass; Francisco Mela, drum set; Isaiah Barr, tenor saxophone; Dario Gomez, voice, percussion; Oscar Pena, tambora; Isaiah Parker, piano)

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, December 24th

what’s new

Norah Jones (vocals, keyboard) with Brian Blade (drums, vocals), Sasha Dobson (vocals), Gus Seyffert (bass, vocals), live (“Christmas In My Soul” [L. Nyro], “Christmastime,” “Run Rudolph Run,” “Blue Christmas,” “You’re Not Alone,” “Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones)”), New York, 12/9/21

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other day, Chicago

Monday, December 13th

sounds of New York

Being & Becoming (Peter Evans, trumpets, compositions; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Nick Jozwiak, bass; Savannah Harris, drums, percussion), New York, streamed 6/29/21

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reading table

It is in no sense
essential

that this crown of leaves,
sifted by wind

as if turning over
some problem,

is a gray-green
brightening into rust-red

at the tips

or that its equivocations
fill this instant

to the brim.

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Making”

Saturday, December 11th

alone

Miranda Cuckson (violin), live, New York, 11/30/21
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), Mikka S

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reading table

First rain of winter
today’s a day
people get older

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by David Young

Tuesday, December 7th

sounds of New York

Francisco Mela (drums), William Parker (bass), Cooper Moore (piano), live, New York, 2/22/20

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reading table

The world today
is slowcore,
a rhythm section
dragging.

—Peter Gizzi, from “Field Recordings” (Archeophonics, 2016)

Monday, November 8th

timeless

John Coltrane Quartet (JQ [1926-1967], tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner [1938-2020], piano; Jimmy Garrison [1934-1976], bass; Elvin Jones [1927-2004], drums), live, New York (Half Note [radio broadcast]), 1965

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, November 6th

sounds of New York

Aaron Burnett & The Big Machine (AB, tenor saxophone; Peter Evans, trumpet; Nik Jozwiak, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums), live (performance begins at 4:00), New York (Central Park), 5/1/21

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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