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Wednesday, October 3rd

what’s new

One-word review: Wow!

Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Brandon Lopez (bass), Francisco Mela (drums), live, New York, 9/30/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Elmhurst, Ill. (Prairie Path)

Saturday, September 22nd

more

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, composition) and Spektral Quartet, “Viejo” (Yo Soy La Tradición)2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, September 16th

this week in Chicago

They’re playing Thursday at Constellation and Friday at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (benefit for Puerto Rico).

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, compositions) and Spektral Quartet (Yo Soy La Tradición, 2018)

“Milagrosa”

 

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“Promesa”

 

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Playing and talking

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Brook, Ill. (Dean Nature Sanctuary)

Saturday, September 1st

what’s new

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, composition) & Spektral Quartet, from Yo Soy La Tradición, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, August 30th

Saturday in Chicago

They’re playing, with bassist William Parker and drummer Bobby Kapp, at the Chicago Jazz Festival.

Ivo Perelman (tenor saxophone) & Matthew Shipp (piano), live, New York, 2013

 

Wednesday, August 29th

Friday in Chicago

They’re playing at the Chicago Jazz Festival.

Chris Speed Trio (CS, tenor saxophone; Chris Tordini, bass; Dave King, drums), live, Italy, 2015

“All of Me” (G. Marks, S. Simons)

 

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“Argento” (C. Speed)

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Light was on its way
from nothing
to nowhere.

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Accounts”

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).

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