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Thursday, May 11th

timeless

James P. Johnson (piano), Sidney DeParis (trumpet), Vic Dickenson (trombone), Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Shirley (guitar), John Simmons (bass), Sidney Catlett (drums), “After You’ve Gone” (T. Layton, M. Harris), 1944


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reading table

Your actual experience is a complete flux.

Robert Lowell (1917-1977)

Friday, April 14th

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at Constellation.

Peter Evans Sextet, live, New York, 2017

Tuesday, March 28th

bad news/good news

Bad news: You’ve heard nothing this good in who knows how long.

Good news: You’re about to hear this.

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (AB, drums; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone; Lee Morgan, trumpet; John Hicks, piano; Victor Sproles, bass), “On The Ginza,” “Lament for Stacey,” “The Egyptian,” “I Can’t Get Started,” “Buhaina’s Delight,” live (TV show), London, 1964

 

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art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), Rooming house—Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, 1955/56

 

Saturday, January 21st

passings

Some drumming is solid. Some, like this, liquid.

Charles “Bobo” Shaw, drummer, September 15, 1947-January 16, 2017

With Lester Bowie (trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “Bugle Boy Bop” (Bugle Boy Bop, recorded 1977; released 1983)

 

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art beat: other day, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)

Helen Levitt (MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, c. 1940

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Wednesday, January 18th

sounds of New York

Aaron Burnett’s Big Machine (AB, tenor saxophone, compositions; Peter Evans, trumpet, Carlos Homs, piano; Nicholas Joswiak, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums), live, New York, 11/30/16


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art beat: other day, The Guggenheim (New York)

Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Painting with White Border, 1913

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Wednesday, December 21st

sounds of New York

Pulverize the Sound (Peter Evans, trumpet; Tim Dahl, bass; Mike Pride, drums), live, New York, 2013


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Jackie Evancho, a 16-year-old singer who became famous after appearing on “America’s Got Talent,” announced last week that she would sing the national anthem at the inauguration.

“Andrea Bocelli Won’t Be Singing at the Trump Inauguration,” New York Times, 12/20/16

Tuesday, November 22nd

sounds of Chicago

Here’s one of my favorite drummers, leading his own band, playing his own compositions.

Michael Zerang & The Blue Lights, live, Germany (Dortmund), 2015*


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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), Untitled (Hôtel de la Duchesse-Anne), 1957

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*MZ, drums, compositions; Dave Rempis, saxophones; Emil Strandberg, trumpet; John Dikeman, saxophones; Kent Kessler, bass.

Monday, November 14th

never enough 

Miles Davis (with Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums), live, Italy (Milan), 1964*


Listening to Tony Williams never fails to leave me feeling lighter.

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), The Plough and the Song, 1946-47

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*Setlist (courtesy of YouTube):

1. Autumn Leaves 0:43
2. My Funny Valentine 14:34
3. All Blues 26:22
4. All of You 40:03
5. Joshua 50:41

Wednesday, November 2nd

more

Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), Louis Moholo-Moholo (drums), live


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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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Wednesday, October 19th

sounds of New York

Nate Wooley Quartet (NW, trumpet, compositions; Chris Pitsiokos, alto saxophone; Brandon Lopez, bass; Dre Hocevar, drums), live, New York, 10/6/16

 

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Seen in plain daylight
the firefly’s nothing but
an insect

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694; translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill)

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