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Wednesday, December 12th

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Heaven: hearing, together, a favorite drummer and a favorite bassist.

Ed Blackwell (drums, 1929-1992) with Malachi Favors (bass, 1927-2004) and Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, 1931-2006), “Paris? Oui” (Tarik), 1969

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, December 11th

voices I miss

This drummer never fails to lift my spirits.

Ed Blackwell (drums, 1929-1992) with Mal Waldron (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone), Woody Shaw (flugelhorn), Reggie Workman (bass), “The Git Go” (M. Waldron), live, New York (Village Vanguard), 1985

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Saturday, December 1st

what’s new

David Leon (alto saxophone, compositions) & Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), live, New York, 11/29/18

 

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The Constructed Space
by W. S. Graham (1918-1986)

Meanwhile surely there must be something to say,
Maybe not suitable but at least happy
In a sense here between us two whoever
We are. Anyhow here we are and never
Before have we two faced each other who face
Each other now across this abstract scene
Stretching between us. This is a public place
Achieved against subjective odds and then
Mainly an obstacle to what I mean.

It is like that, remember. It is like that
Very often at the beginning till we are met
By some intention risen up out of nothing.
And even then we know what we are saying
Only when it is said and fixed and dead.
Or maybe, surely, of course we never know
What we have said, what lonely meanings are read
Into the space we make. And yet I say
This silence here for in it I might hear you.

I say this silence or, better, construct this space
So that somehow something may move across
The caught habits of language to you and me.
From where we are it is not us we see
And times are hastening yet, disguise is mortal.
The times continually disclose our home.
Here in the present tense disguise is mortal.
The trying times are hastening. Yet here I am
More truly now this abstract act become.

Friday, November 23rd

what’s new

Makaya McCraven (drums, compositions), et al., live (studio), 11/19/18

 

They’re playing tonight in Dublin, tomorrow in London, and Thursday in Chicago (MM’s hometown).

Thursday, November 15th

voices I miss

Art Pepper (alto saxophone, 1925-1982) with Hampton Hawes (piano), Charlie Haden (bass), Shelly Manne (drums), “Lost Life” (A. Pepper), Living Legend, 1975

 

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. . . that Ethereal Gain
One earns by measuring the Grave –
Then – measuring the Sun –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 288 (Franklin)

Wednesday, November 14th

voices I miss

No matter what kind of day you’re having, this will make it better.

Von Freeman (1923-2012, tenor saxophone, MCOTD Hall of Fame), with John Young (1922-2008, piano), et al., live (radio broadcast), late 1970s

 

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Thursday, November 8th

More sounds of Europe.

Enno Poppe (1969-), Fleisch (2017); Ensemble Nikel, live, Austria (Bludenz), 2017

 

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Thursday, November 1st

what’s new

Aruan Ortiz (piano), Melanie Dyer (viola), Michael Attias (alto saxophone), live, New York, 10/8/18

 

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Wednesday, October 24th

like nobody else

This world is not my home . . .

—Sun Ra (1914-1993)

Sun Ra Arkestra (SR [keyboards, vocals], John Gilmore [tenor saxophone, clarinet, vocals], et al.), live, Spain (San Sebastian), 1985

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Appalled: by all the dead: Henry brooded.

—John Berryman (1914-1972 [MCOTD Hall of Fame]), from Dream Song 21

Tuesday, October 23rd

like nobody else

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, clarinet, etc. [1935-1977]) and the Vibration Society (Dick Griffin, trombone; Ron Burton, piano; Vernon Martin, bass; Jerome Cooper, drums; Joe Texidor, percussion), live, Paris, 1970

 

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All the people at the controls are opportunists or gangsters. The sweetness of reason died out of our public life with FDR. There doesn’t even seem to be a normal intelligence at work in the affairs of the nation.

—Tennessee Williams, letter to publisher James Laughlin, April 9, 1947

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