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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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Monday, November 20th

passings

Muhal Richard Abrams, September 19, 1930-October 29, 2017, pianist, composer, cofounder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), educator—and arguably one of the most influential figures in American music of the last 50 years

Solo, “Improvisation for John,” New York, 2016

 

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Quintet (MRA, piano; Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Bryan Carrott, vibraphone; Leonard E. Jones, bass; Reggie Nicholson, drums), Italy (Milan), 2016

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With bassist Malachi Favors (1927-2004), Sightsong, 1976

 

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Talking, 2016

 

Friday, October 27th

basement jukebox

J.B. Lenoir, “Mama Talk To Your Daughter,” 1955

 

If I had a time machine, I’d travel back to 1954—the year they recorded this in Chicago—and I’d step into the studio, unobtrusively, just as they’re about to begin.

Thursday, October 26th

passings

Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr., February 26, 1928-October, 24, 2017, singer, songwriter, piano player

“Don’t You Hear Me Calling You” (A. Domino, D. Bartholomew), 1954

 

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, October 24th

what’s new

Anouar Brahem (oud, vocal) with Django Bates (piano), Dave Holland (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums), “Blue Maqams,” 2017

Wednesday, October 18th

more

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Evidence” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Fifth Ave., Nos. 4, 6, 8, New York, 1936

Monday, October 16th

What better way to start the week?

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Epistrophy” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Red River logging project, California, August, 1943

Monday, October 9th

drum festival
day one

Dafnis Prieto Sextet (DP, drums; Peter Apfelbaum, tenor saxophone; Alex Sipiagin, trumpet; Roman Filiu, alto saxophone; Manuel Valera , piano; Johannes Weidenmueller, bass), “Back and Forth” (D. Prieto), live, East Lansing, Mich., 2017

 

Wednesday, October 4th

like nobody else

Ran Blake (1935-), Above the Sadness, trailer

 

Thursday, September 28th

never enough

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major (:07-), Fantasia in C minor (22:42-), Sonata No. 14 in C minor (39:54-); Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000), live, Germany (Munich), 1990


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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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