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Thursday, June 18th

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Henry Threadgill (1944-, MCOTD Hall of Fame), alto saxophone, compositions

Very Very Circus, live, New York, 1995

 

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Society Situation Dance Band, live, Germany (Hamburg), 1988

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, June 15th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

His music I first encountered over 40 years ago, and it’s been a perpetual source of joy and inspiration ever since.

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid (HT, 1944-, alto saxophone, composition [MCOTD Hall of Fame]; Jose Dávila, tuba; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Stomu Takeishi, bass; Elliot Kavee, drums), live, Italy ( Cormòns), 2008

 

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other day, Chicago

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reading table

In this world
we walk on the roof of hell,
gazing at flowers.

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

Thursday, June 11th

like nothing else

Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Nonet  (Evan Parker, saxophone; Barry Guy, bass; Paul Lytton, drums; Peter Evans, trumpet; Okkyung Lee, cello; Sten Sandell, piano; Richard Barrett, electronics; Paul Obermayer, electronics; Sam Pluta, electronics), live, France (Mulhouse), 2015

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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A melancholic introspection retrospective
Was taking place in a white-walled room called Summer Was.

—Mary Jo Bang (1946-), from “Don’t” (Elegy, 2007)

Wednesday, June 10th

Scott Robinson (1959-, contrabass saxophone), “8 min. 46 sec.,” 6/6/20

 

Sunday, May 31st

basement jukebox

Brother Vernard Johnson (1948-, vocals, alto saxophone), “Soul Metamorphosis” (V. Johnson, D. Ward), c. late 1960s

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

Thus spring begins: old
stupidities repeated,
new errors invented

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Monday, May 25th

alone

Steve Baczkowski (baritone saxophone), live, Buffalo, N.Y., 4/3/20

 

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reading table

wastepaper kite—
after a quick dusting off
rising to the sky

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

Thursday, May 21st

sounds of Senegal

Cheikh Lô (1955-, vocals, guitar, drums), live (studio), Seattle, 2020

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Wednesday, April 22nd

passings

Henry Grimes, bassist, November 3, 1935–April 15, 2020

With Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone), Don Cherry (trumpet), Billy Higgins (drums), live, Rome, 1962

 

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With David Murray (tenor saxophone), Hamid Drake (drums, MCOTD Hall of Fame), live, Finland (Kerava), 2004

 

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With Kidd Jordan (tenor saxophone), live, New York, 2010

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, April 21st

passings

Lee Konitz, alto saxophonist, October 13, 1927–April 15, 2020

With Warne Marsh (tenor saxophone), et al., “Subconscious-Lee” (L. Konitz), live (TV Show), 1958

 

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More?

With Elvin Jones (drums), Sonny Dallas (bass), Motion, 1961

“I Remember You” (V. Schertzinger, J. Mercer)

 

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“All of Me” (G. Marks, S. Simons)

 

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“Foolin’ Myself” (J. Lawrence, P. Tinturin)

 

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“You’d Be so Nice to Come Home To” (C. Porter)

 

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“I’ll Remember April” (G. DePaul, P. Johnston, D. Raye)

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, April 20th

what’s new

Ken Vandermark (reeds), live, Chicago (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 4/6/20

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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