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Wednesday, June 19th

what’s new

Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder (with John Leventhal [guitar], Joachim Cooder [drums], et al.), live, last night, Chicago (Chicago Theatre)

“Long Black Veil” (Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin)

 

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“Ring of Fire” (June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore)

 

Tuesday, June 18th

like-nobody-else x 2

Cecil Taylor Trio (CT, 1929-2018, piano; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; Sunny Murray, drums) with Albert Ayler (1936-1970, tenor saxophone), “Four,” excerpt (C. Taylor), live, Copenhagen, 1962

 

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lagniappe

reading table

A Bomb upon the Ceiling
Is an improving thing –
It keeps the nerves progressive
Conjecture flourishing –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1150 (Franklin)

Saturday, June 15th

soundtrack to a dream

Clara Iannotta (1983-), The people here go mad. They blame the wind. (2013-14); Uusinta Ensemble and Clara Iannotta (music boxes), live, Helsinki, 2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The Spirit is the Conscious Ear –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 718 (Franklin)

Tuesday, May 7th

alone

Elisabeth Harnik (piano), live, Wels, Austria, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, May 6th

soundtrack to a dream

Why not begin the week with something new?

Christopher Trapani (1980-), Writing Against Time (2014); Yarn/Wire, live, New York, 2014

 

Monday, April 15th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Bill Evans (1929-1980, piano), “Like Someone in Love” (J. Burke, J. Van Heusen), recorded 1962

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 4th

basement jukebox

Professor Longhair (AKA Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd [1918-1980], piano and vocals), “Tipitina” (R. Byrd), 1953

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Chicago

Wednesday, March 27th

sounds of Chicago

Jimmy Yancey (1894-1951), “How Long Blues”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

today, Chicago

Monday, March 4th

No one fired up this pianist—one of the most influential in the history of jazz—like this drummer.

Bill Evans Trio (BE [1929-1980], piano; Philly Joe Jones [1923-1985], drums; Marc Johnson [1953-], bass), “Nardis” (M. Davis), live, Italy (Umbria), 1978

 

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lagniappe

reading table

How many poems have gotten so much attention with so few words?

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens

—William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), “The Red Wheelbarrow”

Thursday, February 21st

another take

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Prelude in C-sharp minor (Op. 45); Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920-1995), live, Italy (Prato), 1967

 

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

[N]ow Miles [Davis] was relaxed and pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli was sending him into several shades of ecstasy.

‘Listen to those trills!’ Miles ordered.

—1961 interview, The Miles Davis Reader

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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