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Wednesday, September 23rd

alone

Sometimes the right music, heard at the right time, can change the entire trajectory of your day, as happened late yesterday afternoon when I stumbled upon this.

Chris Abrahams (1961-, piano), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 8/29/20

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

We liken ourselves—
our bodies, frail and vagrant—
to floating clouds.
And all along, in the end,
that is what we shall become.

—Fujiwara no Kintō (966-1041), translated from Japanese by Steven D. Carter

Thursday, September 17th

like nobody else

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Palais de Mari (1986); Igor Levit (piano), 9/10/20

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Wednesday, September 9th

what’s new

Eric Revis (bass) with Darius Jones (alto saxophone), Bill McHenry (tenor saxophone), Kris Davis (piano), Chad Taylor (drums), Justin Faulkner (drums), “Baby Renfro” (E. Revis), from Slipknots Through a Looking Glass (9/11/20), 8/13/20

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, September 8th

what’s new

Trio Plex (Michael TA Thompson, drums; Cooper-Moore, piano; Ken Filiano, bass), live (studio), New York, 9/3/20

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, September 3rd

never enough

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Nocturne in B major (Op. 62, No. 1); Daniil Trifonov (1991-, piano),  live, Warsaw, 2010

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, September 1st

timeless

Charlie Parker Quintet (CP, 1920-1955, alto saxophone; Miles Davis, 1926-1991, trumpet;  Al Haig, 1922-1982, piano; Tommy Potter, 1918-1988, bass; Max Roach, 1924-2007, drums) with Symphony Sid Torin (1909-1984, announcer), live (“Groovin’ High,” D. Gillespie, F. Paparelli; “Big Foot,” C. Parker; “Ornithology,” C. Parker, B. Harris; “Slow Boat to China,” F. Loesser), New York (Royal Roost), 12/11/48

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, August 29th

alone

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Les sauvages; Grigory Sokolov (1950-, piano), live, Berlin, 2013

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

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Fly, butterfly!
I feel the dust of this world
weighting my body!

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Thursday, August 27th

timeless

Who would’ve guessed in 1966, when he made this record—a hit single in England and the United States—at the age of 17, that he would sound this good in 2020?

Steve Winwood (1948-), “Gimme Some Lovin'” (S. Winwood), published 8/11/20

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, August 24th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble and Alarm Will Sound, “Anthem” (M. Monk), published 8/22/20

 

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yesterday, outside Chicago

Saturday, August 22nd

never enough

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (K. 466), excerpt (Third Mvt.); Hélène Grimaud (1969-, piano) with Camerata Salzburg, University of Salzburg (Austria), published 8/21/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

A world of trials,
and if the cherry blossoms,
it simply blossoms

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

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