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Tuesday, April 17th

serendipity

Last night I bumped into these guys via a live webcast from Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio. Their performance had, as here, what a friend calls “gather.”

Aram Shelton (alto saxophone), Håkon Berre (drums), live, Copenhagen, 2017

 

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lagniappe

reading table

cherry blossoms—
to my lowly sleeve
they cling

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

Monday, April 9th

what’s new

Ry Cooder, “The Prodigal Son” (trad., arr. R. Cooder, J. Cooder), live (studio), 3/30/18 (published)

 

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lagniappe

random sights 

today (opening day at Wrigley Field), Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 5th

timeless

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (AB, drums; Lee Morgan, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor saxophone; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass), “Moanin'” (B. Timmons), live, Belgium (Brussels), 1959

 

Wednesday, March 28th

“The Past” (composition for film, accordion, soprano saxophone/electronics), Molly Jones (composition, soprano saxophone, electronics), Borey Shinn (accordion), Irvine, Calif., 2016

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

In the future multimedia performances will be so common that the term “multimedia” will fall out of use.

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 27th

How about two minutes of joy?

Felix Quartet (Michael Moore, alto saxophone; Wolter Weirbos, trombone; Wilbert de Joode, bass; Michael Vatcher, drums), live, 2017

 

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lagniappe

reading table

That gorgeous kite
rising
from the beggar’s shack.

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

Thursday, March 22nd

what’s new

Asterids (alto saxophonists Charlotte Greve, Caroline Davis, Caleb Curtis, Oscar Noriega [l-r]), live, New York (Bushwick Public House, Brooklyn), 3/12/2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The two plum trees—
I love their blooming!
one early, one later.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Wednesday, March 21st

tonight in Chicago

They’ll be playing at Constellation.

The Thing (Mats Gustafsson, baritone saxophone; Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, bass; Paal Nilssen-Love, drums), live, London, 2010

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Tuesday, February 27th

trumpet festival
day two

Marcos Balter (1974-), Landscape of Fear (2015); Ryan Muncy (soprano saxophone) & Peter Evans (piccolo trumpet), live, New York, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, February 26th

trumpet festival
day one

Nate Wooley Quartet (NW, trumpet, compositions; Chris Pitsiokos, alto saxophone;  Brandon Lopez, bass; Dre Hocevar, drums), live, New York, 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Garfield Park Conservatory)

Friday, February 23rd

timeless

Marvin Gaye (1939-1984), “What’s Going On” (M. Gaye, A. Cleveland, R. Benson), “What’s Happening Brother” (M. Gaye, J. Nyx Jr.), live, Chicago, 1972

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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