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Thursday, July 29th

basement jukebox: sounds of New Orleans

Professor Longhair (aka Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd, 1918-1980; vocals, piano), “Tipitina” (R. Byrd, C. Matassa), 1954

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, July 26th

like nobody else

Nina Simone (1933-2003), “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life” (J. Rado, G. Ragni, G. MacDermot), live, London, 1968

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Rising from sickness, I lean on a cane and stand by the river.
Countless peach petals flow downstream.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), from “Upon getting up from sickness in late spring” (translated from the Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi)

Saturday, July 24th

alone

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Palais de Mari (1986); Sabine Liebner (piano), 2007

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, July 17th

passings

Frederic Rzewski, composer, pianist, April 13, 1938 – June 26, 2021

The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (1975), live, Miami, 2007

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, July 10th

never enough

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor; Martha Argerich (1941-, piano), live, Germany (Hamburg), 6/25/20

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, July 3rd

voices I miss

Steve Lacy (1934-2004, soprano saxophone) with Misha Mengelberg (piano), Rafael Garrett (bass), Han Bennink (drums, percussion), Monk Tribute (“Hornin’ In,” “Criss-Cross,” “Misterioso,” “Little Rootie Tootie,” “In Walked Bud – ‘Round Midnight ,” “Bright Mississippi” [Thelonious Monk]), live, Chicago, 1986

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, June 30th

sounds of New York

Emmet Cohen Trio (EC, piano; Russell Hall, bass; Kyle Poole, drums) with guest Sean Jones (trumpet), live, New York, 6/28/21

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other day, outside Chicago (Illinois Prairie Path)

Monday, June 28th

never enough

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, excerpt (Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in E-flat minor); Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997), piano

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other day, Chicago

Monday, June 14th

like nobody else

Cecil Taylor Unit (CT, 1929-2018, piano; Sam Rivers, soprano saxophone; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; Andrew Cyrille, drums), live, Paris, 1969

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, June 3rd

alone

One-word review: Wow!

Mitsuko Uchida (1948-, piano), live (performance begins at 2:45), London, yesterday: Franz Schubert (1797-1828), 4 Impromptus (D899), 4 Impromptus (D935)

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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