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Wednesday, August 7th

If I were to count, on my fingers, the number of times I have listened to this over the years, I would need an awful lot of hands.

Bill Evans (piano, 1929-1980), “Never Let Me Go” (J. Livingston, R. Evans), 1968 (Alone)

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, August 5th

spellbinding (part two)

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Daniil Trifonov (1991-, piano), live (Chopin, Prelude No. 15 [“Raindrop”])

 

Saturday, August 3rd

spellbinding

Daniil Trifonov (1991-, piano), live (Chopin: “Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66”; Schumann: “Chopin. Agitato” (from Carnaval); Grieg: “Hommage à Chopin, Op. 73, No. 5”; Chopin: “Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ (from Mozart’s Don Giovanni) – Coda. Alla Polacca”), Washington, D.C., 2018

 

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the rice planter’s
sunshade . . .
billowing cloud

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Tuesday, July 16th

He played as if his life depended on it.

Glenn Gould (1932-1982, piano), playing Bach’s Partita No. 2 in C minor (The Art of Piano, 1999)

 

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Happiness has never been one of my great aspirations.

—poet W.S. Graham (1918-1986, quoted in London Review of Books, 7/18/19)

Tuesday, July 9th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita for keyboard No. 6, excerpt (Toccata); Glenn Gould (1932-1982, piano), live (studio)

 

Thursday, July 4th

Happy Fourth of July!

Professor Longhair (1918-1980), “Big Chief,” live, Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 1973

 

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Charles Ives (1874-1954), A Symphony: New England Holidays, Third Movt. (“The Fourth of July”); GSW Orchestra (Orlando Cela, cond.; Alex Blake, guest cond.), live

 

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Tommy Jarrell (1901-1985), “Let Me Fall,” live, North Carolina (Mount Airy), 1983

 

Tuesday, July 2nd

like nobody else

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009), “Sophisticated Lady” (D. Ellington, I. Mills, M. Parrish), live, 1983

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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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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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The Spirit is the Conscious Ear –

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

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