How many drummers say so much so softly?
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, live (studio), Seattle, 2016
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*
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.
*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).
Sounding Tears Trio (Mat Maneri, viola; Evan Parker, soprano saxophone; Lucian Ban, piano), live, Bucharest, 2017
where there’s people
—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)
MCOTD Hall of Fame
Hamid Drake (drums; MCOTD Hall of Fame), David Murray (tenor saxophone), live, 2017
(Taking a break—back in a while.)
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
other day, Oak Park, Ill.