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Tuesday, December 6th

sounds of Chicago

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, reeds; Joseph Jarman, 1937-2019, reeds; Lester Bowie, 1941-1999, trumpet [MCOTD Hall of Fame]; Malachi Favors, 1927-2004, bass, percussion; Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion), live, Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), 1983

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yesterday, Chicago

Monday, December 5th

like nobody else

John Zorn (composition, alto saxophone, direction) with Marc Ribot (guitar), Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone), Jamie Saft (keyboards), Trevor Dunn (bass), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Joey Baron (drums): “Karaim,” France (Marciac), 2010

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Thursday, November 24th

sounds of New York

Thankful for music very I am.

Afro-Algonquin (Mixashawn Rozie, tenor saxophone; Rick Rozie, bass; Royal Hartigan, drums), live, New York, 2018

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, November 10th

sounds of New York

Myra Melford’s Fire and Water (MM, piano, composition; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones; Tomeka Reid, cello; Lesley Mok, drums), live, New York, 11/7/22

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Tuesday, November 1st

timeless

Woody Shaw Quintet (Woody Shaw [1944-89], trumpet, et al.), “To Kill a Brick” (W. Shaw), live, Monterey Jazz Festival (California), 1979

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Monday, October 17th

timeless

Les McCann (1935-, piano, vocals) and Eddie Harris (1934-1996, tenor saxophone), “Compared to What” (G. McDaniels), live, Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), 1969

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other day, Chicago

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reading table

If you want to rob a bank, it really is best to start with a small one because then you might remember what you wanted to say once you’re inside.

—Nachoem M. Wijnberg (1961-), from “Can You Ask Your Banker, or Another Banker Who’s Still Awake, to Quickly Get Some Cheap Money, but a Great Deal, Not a Little?” (translated from the Dutch by David Colmer)

Thursday, October 13th

timeless

John Coltrane Quartet (JC [1926-67], tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner [1938-2020], piano; Jimmy Garrison [1934-76], bass; Elvin Jones [1927-2004], drums), live (performance begins at 6:45), New York (Half Note), 1965

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Thursday, October 6th

timeless

This clip, which I bumped into the other day, may be the best I have ever seen of an artist whose music means as much to me as anyone’s.

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982, piano, compositions) with Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone), Butch Warren (b), Frankie Dunlop (drums), live (TV show: “Evidence,” “Blue Monk,” Just a Gigolo” [L. Casucci, J. Brammer, I. Caesar], “Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues,” “Epistrophy”), Tokyo (Japan), 1963

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, October 3rd

voices I miss (more)

Steve Lacy (1934-2004, soprano saxophone) & Suzanna Klintcharova (harp), “Prospectus” (S. Lacy), live, Paris (?), 2002

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This road—
no one goes down it,
autumn evening.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from the Japanese by Robert Hass)

Thursday, September 29th

voices I miss

Steve Lacy (1934-2004, soprano saxophone), “‘Round Midnight'” (T. Monk), live, Paris (?), c. 1988

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill

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