Sounding Tears Trio (Mat Maneri, viola; Evan Parker, soprano saxophone; Lucian Ban, piano), live, Bucharest, 2017
where there’s people
—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)
Goldberg Variations, Aria; Peter Serkin, live, Japan (Hiroshima), 2017
random thoughts: prayer (3 a.m.)
Thank you, unknowable other, for this most miraculous moment.
How many bands have not one but two MacArthur-certified “geniuses”?
Vijay Iyer Sextet (Vijay Iyer, keyboards, compositions [2013 MacArthur Fellow]; Tyshawn Sorey, drums [2017 MacArthur Fellow]; Stephan Crump, bass; Steve Lehman, alto saxophone; Graham Haynes, cornet and flugelhorn; Mark Shim, tenor saxophone), live, Ojai, Calif., 2017
other day, Oak Park, Ill.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (AB, drums; Lee Morgan, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor saxophone; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass), “Moanin'” (B. Timmons), live, Belgium (Brussels), 1959
How many composers do so much with so little?
Anton Webern, Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, op. 11 (1914); Juliane Trémoulet (cello), Vincent Planès (piano), live, France (Pau), 2016
The door is never locked.