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Monday, June 13th

never enough

Yesterday afternoon, feeling in a bit of a funk before visiting a client in jail, I stumbled upon this and within moments, it seemed, the air began to lighten.

Miles Davis Quintet (MD [1926-1991], trumpet; Wayne Shorter [1933-], tenor saxophone; Herbie Hancock [1940-], piano; Ron Carter [1937-], bass; Tony Williams [1945-1997], drums), live, Stockholm (Sweden), 1967

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, June 11th

what’s new

Tyshawn Sorey Trio (TS, drums; Aaron Diehl, piano; Russell Hall, bass), live New York, 5/24/22

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, 6/9/22

alone

Sun Ra (1914-1993, piano), live (performance begins at 5:00), Venice (Italy), 1978

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, June 2nd

never enough

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor (Op. 31, No. 2; 1801-02; “The Tempest”); Maria João Pires (1944-, piano), live, published 2018

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reading table

In this world
we walk on the roof of hell,
gazing at flowers.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Sunday, May 22nd

testify!

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018, voice, piano), “Rock of Ages” (A. Toplady), live, Detroit (New Bethel Baptist Church), 2016

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 18th

sounds of New York

Kris Davis Trio (KD, piano, composition; William Parker, bass; Jeff “Tain” Watts, drums), live, New York, 2019

#1

*****

#2

(Awaiting the release of Part 3.)

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random sights

yesterday, Columbus Park, Chicago (black-crowned night heron)

Tuesday, May 17th

timeless

Lee Konitz (1927-2020, alto saxophone), Bill Evans (1929-1980, piano [25:33-]), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (1946-2005, bass), Alan Dawson (1929-1996, drums), live (“What’s New,” “All the Things You Are,” “Detour Ahead,” “My Melancholy Baby”), Paris, 1965

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, May 14th

like nobody else

Lennie Tristano (1919-1978, piano), live (“Darn That Dream,” “Lullaby of the Leaves,” “Expressions,” “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” “Tivoli Gardens Swing,” “Ghost of a Chance,” “Imagination,” “Tangerine”), Copenhagen, 1965

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, May 13th

like nobody else

James Booker (1939-1983, piano, vocals), “True” (L. Cottrell, D. Albert), live, Montreux, Switzerland, 1978

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, May 12th

3n

Matthew Shipp Trio (MS, piano, composition; Michael Bisio, bass; Whit Dickey, drums), “Root of Things,” live, Troy, N.Y., 2014

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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