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Category: Paris

Saturday, July 18th

timeless 

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (AB, drums; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone; Lee Morgan, trumpet; John Hicks, piano; Victor Sproles, bass), live (music starts at 4:25), Paris, 1965

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

If I had known
how sorrowful this world is,
I would have become
grass or a tree
in a deep mountain!

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Thursday, July 16th

sounds of Mali and Paris

Salif Keita (1949-), “Cono,” live, Japan, 1990

 

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Another take.

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, June 16th

sounds of Paris

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016), . . . explosante-fixe . . . (for solo MIDI flute, two “shadow” flutes, chamber orchestra, and electronics, 1991–93); Ensemble Intercontemporain (Matthias Pintscher, cond.), live, Paris, 2015

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, March 30th

like nobody else 

How about time-traveling to 1961 Paris?

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009, vocals, piano), “C’est le Printemps” (“It Might as Well Be Spring,” R. Rodgers, O. Hammerstein II; adaptation, J. Sablon), “Plus je t’embrasse” (“Heart of My Heart,” B. Ryan; adaptation, Max François), live, Paris, 1961

 

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art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Isa Genzken (1948-), Rose II (2007)

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The youth walks up to the white horse, to put its halter on
and the horse looks at him in silence.
They are so silent they are in another world.

—D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), “The White Horse”

Friday, March 20th

How about something quiet, and delicate, and beautiful?

Ballaké Sissoko (1968-, kora), live, Paris, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Quick the world rushed out like waters.

—Eimear McBride (1976-), A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

Wednesday, January 15th

sounds of Algeria, France, and the United States

Mohamed Lamouri, “Billie Jean” (M. Jackson), live, Paris, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 1st

sounds of Paris, Havana, and all over

Cami Layé Okún (DJ), live, Paris, 2019

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, September 23rd

Why not start the week with something kinetic?

Unsuk Chin (1961-), Gougalōn (Scenes from a Street Theater for Ensemble) (2009-2011); Ensemble Intercontemporain (Duncan Ward, cond.), live, Paris, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, June 22nd

serendipity

This I bumped into last night. One-word review: Wow!

Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012), . . . towards a pure land (2005); Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Matthias Pintscher (direction), live, Paris, 2016

 

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The Earth has many keys –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 895, draft (Franklin)

Monday, February 25th

Why not start the week with a trip to Paris?

Lianne La Havas, “No Room for Doubt” (L. La Havas), live, Paris, 2011

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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