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Category: New York

Wednesday, April 18th

what’s new

Four Tet (aka Kieren Hebden), live, New York, 3/23/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, March 22nd

what’s new

Asterids (alto saxophonists Charlotte Greve, Caroline Davis, Caleb Curtis, Oscar Noriega [l-r]), live, New York (Bushwick Public House, Brooklyn), 3/12/2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The two plum trees—
I love their blooming!
one early, one later.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Monday, February 26th

trumpet festival
day one

Nate Wooley Quartet (NW, trumpet, compositions; Chris Pitsiokos, alto saxophone;  Brandon Lopez, bass; Dre Hocevar, drums), live, New York, 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Garfield Park Conservatory)

Wednesday, January 24th

sounds of New York

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet, compositions; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Ajemian, bass; Chad Taylor, drums), live, New York (Rye Bar, Brooklyn), 2016

 

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Improvised music is like basketball: a great player makes everybody better.

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, December 13th

more

Joe Morris (guitar) and Daniel Levin (cello), live, New York, 12/8/17

 

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Tuesday, December 12th

sounds of New York

Daniel Levin (cello) and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass), live, New York, 2015

 

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.

Wednesday, November 22nd

trumpet festival
day two

Peter Evans (trumpet) & Cory Smythe (piano), International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), live, New York, 2014

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Thursday, November 9th

sounds of New York

I’ve been down with flu since Sunday. Encountering this last night, serendipitously, lifted me in ways only music can.

Retrograde (Matt LaVelle, trumpet, alto clarinet; Reggie Sylvester, drums), live, New York (First St. Green), 9/30/17

 

lagniappe

random thoughts

This world—the world one lives in, daily—is the most beautiful world one will live in, ever.

Wednesday, October 25th

thank God (or Whatever) for radio

Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) with guest Tyondai Braxton, live, New York (The Lot Radio, Brooklyn), 2017

 

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