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Wednesday, October 25th

thank God (or Whatever) for radio

Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) with guest Tyondai Braxton, live, New York (The Lot Radio, Brooklyn), 2017

 

Thursday, March 9th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

William Parker’s In Order To Survive (WP, bass, composition; Hamid Drake, drums, MCOTD Hall of Fame;* Lewis Barnes, trumpet; Rob Brown, alto saxophone; Cooper-Moore, piano), “Criminals in the White House,” live, New York, 2013

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Today—his birthday—it’s all Ornette Coleman all day on WKCR-FM (Columbia University).

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*With saxophonists Von Freeman and Henry Threadgill; trumpeter Lester Bowie; gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates; composer Morton Feldman; poets John Berryman, William Bronk, and Wislawa Szymborska; and photographer Helen Levitt.

Saturday, December 31st

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita in A minor for Solo Flute; Sandra Miller (flute), live, New York, 2013


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Bach Festival, WKCR-FM (see 12/22/16 post): Day Nine (alas, the last).

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The only response
to a child’s grave is
to lie down before it and play dead

—Bill Knott (1940-2014)

Thursday, December 29th

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, excerpt (Sarabande); Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba


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Bach Festival, WKCR-FM (see 12/22/16 post): Day Seven.

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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Wednesday, December 28th

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations (excerpt); Glenn Gould (1932-1982), piano, live (studio performance), 1981

 

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Bach Festival, WKCR-FM (see 12/22/16 post): Day Six.

Friday, December 23rd

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007), cello


If I had to list a dozen recordings I couldn’t live without, surely a set of Bach’s cello suites would be among them. I first heard them in the early ’70s, when I was in college—and I’ve been living with them ever since.

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Bach Festival, WKCR-FM (see yesterday’s post): Day One.

Thursday, December 22nd

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), violin


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One of the year’s truly great musical events begins Friday at 1 a.m. (EST)—the annual Bach Festival on WKCR-FM (Columbia University). All Bach, all the time, until midnight New Year’s Eve. If, after the last few months, you just can’t take any more clarity and light, you might want to skip it.

Monday, August 29th

Happy Birthday!

Charlie Parker (b. August 29, 1920) with Red Garland (piano), Bernie Griggs (bass), Roy Haynes (drums), “Moose the Mooche,” live, Boston, 1953


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Today it’s all Bird all day at WKCR-FM (Columbia University).

Saturday, July 23rd

sounds of India and New York

Here’s one of the performers at this year’s Ragas Live Festival, which begins at noon, at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, and goes until noon tomorrow. It’s being streamed—all 24 hours—on WKCR (Columbia University).

Pandit Krishna Bhatt (sitar) with Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (tabla), Margherita Marincola (tanpura); Raga Kafi, live, New York, 2014

Monday, July 4th

Happy Fourth!

Let’s celebrate by remembering three giants.

Ralph Stanley, singer, banjo player, February 25, 1927-June 23, 2016

“Little Maggie,” live (TV show), Austin, Tx., 1980


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Bernie Worrellkeyboard player, April 19, 1944-June 24, 2016

Live (with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic), Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 2004


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Scotty Moore, guitar player, December 27, 1931-June 28, 2016

“Blue Suede Shoes” (with Elvis Presley), live, 1956


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Today, Louis Armstrong’s adopted birthday, it’s all Louis all day at WKCR (Columbia University).

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