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Category: saxophone

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.

Tuesday, April 17th

serendipity

Last night I bumped into these guys via a live webcast from Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio. As here, their performance had 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.

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