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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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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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last night, Chicago

Wednesday, March 27th

sounds of Chicago

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

 

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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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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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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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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, February 6th

timeless

Fats Waller (1904-1943, piano, vocals), “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” (F. E. Ahlert, J. Young), 1935

 

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this morning, Chicago (Monadnock Building, 1891-93)

Monday, February 4th

If told you had a week to live, what recordings would you want to listen to in your waning days? This, for me, would be one.

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), 24 Preludes (Op. 28); Alfred Cortot (1877-1962), piano, 1933/34

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, February 2nd

what’s new

Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux (QN, tenor saxophone, composition; David Binney, alto saxophone; Matt Mitchell, piano, keyboards, modular synthesizer; Nat Wood, drums; with guest Jason Barnsely, 1924 Kimball theatre organ), “Bounce,” video by Lee Hutzulak, 1/14/19

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, January 26th

timeless

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Prelude in C-sharp minor (Op. 45); Alfred Cortot (1877-1962), piano, 1949

 

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today, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, January 24th

This I could listen to all day.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Palais de Mari (1986); Blair McMillen (piano) and Ryan Olivier (video processing), live, Philadelphia, 2014

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musical thoughts

My obsession with surface is the subject of my music. In that sense, my compositions are really not ‘compositions’ at all. One might call them time canvases in which I more or less prime the canvas with an overall hue of the music.

—Morton Feldman, “Between Categories” (Give My Regards to Eighth Street)

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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