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Thursday, November 10th

sounds of New York

Myra Melford’s Fire and Water (MM, piano, composition; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones; Tomeka Reid, cello; Lesley Mok, drums), live, New York, 11/7/22

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yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, November 2nd

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Marty Ehrlich Trio Exaltation (ME, alto saxophone; John Hébert, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums), live, New York, 2019

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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found words

YOUR CASHIER TODAY WAS SELF

—grocery store receipt

Saturday, October 29th

sounds of New York

Being & Becoming (Peter Evans, trumpet, piccolo trumpet; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Nick Jozwiak, bass; Michael Shekwoaga Ode, drums), “Body and Soul” (1930; J. Green, et al.), live, New York (Sisters, Brooklyn), 8/25/22

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

There are things
We live among ‘and to see them
Is to know ourselves’.

—George Oppen (1908-84), from “Of Being Numerous”

Thursday, October 13th

timeless

John Coltrane Quartet (JC [1926-67], tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner [1938-2020], piano; Jimmy Garrison [1934-76], bass; Elvin Jones [1927-2004], drums), live (performance begins at 6:45), New York (Half Note), 1965

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, September 21st

sounds of New York

Heart Trio (William Parker [1952-], kora; Cooper-Moore [1946-], homemade instruments; Hamid Drake [1955-, MCOTD Hall of Fame], percussion), live, New York, 6/22/22

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, September 19th

sounds of New York

Brandon Lopez (bass), Mat Maneri (viola), Gerald Cleaver (drums), live, New York, 9/16/22

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art beat: more

William Klein (1926-2022), Dance in Brooklyn, 1955

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Saturday, September 17th

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Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB [1983-2022, trumpet, voice, percussion, composition] with Lester St. Louis [cello, voice, percussion], Jason Ajemian [bass], Chad Taylor [drums, mbira, voice]), “Prayer for Amerikka,” live, New York, 2021

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William Klein (1926-2022), 3 Kids + Harmonica, New York, 1955

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Thursday, September 8th

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Camila Nebbia (tenor saxophone), Michael Formanek (bass), Vinny Sperrazza (drums), live, New York (Downtown Music Gallery), 8/28/22

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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reading table

Life is not made for meetings;
like stars at opposite ends of the sky we move.

—Tu Fu (aka Du Fu, 712-770), from “Presented to Wei Pa, Gentleman in Retirement,” translated from the Chinese by Burton Watson (The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry, 1984)

Wednesday, August 24

string festival
day three

Jason Kao Hwang (1957-, composition, direction) and Uprising Orchestra (Lester St. Louis [cello], Ken Filiano [bass], Andrew Drury [drums], et al.), “Myths of Origin,” live, New York, 10/10/21

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Woods, Aix-en-Provence (1887-1890), detail (Cezanne—The Artist’s Artist, through 9/5/22)

Thursday, August 18th

sounds of New York

Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos (Marc Ribot [1954-, guitar], Dafnis Prieto [1974-, drums], et al.), “El Divorcio,” live, New York, 2010

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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