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Category: saxophone

Monday, August 13th

sounds of all over

Vijay Iyer (piano), Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone), Aruna Sairam (vocals), Zakir Hussain (tabla), live, Ojai, Calif., 2017 (performance begins at 16:00)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, August 6th

more

How many drummers say so much so softly?

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, live (studio), Seattle, 2016

 

Saturday, July 14th

what’s new

Nate Wooley (trumpet), Michael Foster (tenor saxophone), Brandon Lopez (bass), Ben Bennett (percussion), live, New York, 6/21/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, July 7th

desert island disc

Miles Davis, In a Silent Way (MD, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, soprano saxophone; John McLaughlin, guitar; Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, keyboards; Dave Holland, bass; Tony Williams, drums), 1969*

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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*Side A: “Shhh”/”Peaceful”/”Shhh” (M. Davis); Side B: “In a Silent Way” (J. Zawinul)/”It’s About That Time” (M. Davis)/”In a Silent Way” (J. Zawinul).

Wednesday, June 20th

sounds of New York

This drummer can play.

Dave Sewelson (baritone saxophone), William Parker (bass), Marvin Bugalu Smith (drums), live, New York, 2017

 

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lagniappe

art beat

other day, Oak Park, Ill. (bird unknown)

 

Tuesday, May 22nd

3n
day one

Sounding Tears Trio (Mat Maneri, viola; Evan Parker, soprano saxophone; Lucian Ban, piano), live, Bucharest, 2017

 

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lagniappe

reading table

where there’s people
there’s flies
and Buddhas

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

Thursday, May 10th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Hamid Drake (drums; MCOTD Hall of Fame), David Murray (tenor saxophone), live, 2017

 

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Monday, April 30th

passings

Charles Neville, saxophonist, December 28, 1938-April 26, 2018

Neville Brothers, “Yellow Moon,” live, New Orleans, 1991

 

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More?

Here’s the whole set.

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 26th

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

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, April 30th

two takes

“Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right” (W. Johnson)

Ry Cooder, live (studio), 4/18/18 (published)

 

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Blind Willie Johnson (with Willie B. Harris), 4/20/1930 (recorded)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

today, Oak Park, Ill.

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