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Category: trumpet

Wednesday, November 22nd

trumpet festival
day two

Peter Evans (trumpet) & Cory Smythe (piano), International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), live, New York, 2014








Tuesday, November 21st

trumpet festival
day one

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Ajemian, bass; Chad Taylor, drums), live, Toronto, 5/6/17

“theme 1,” “. . . meanwhile,” “theme 2”



“theme nothing”


Monday, October 9th

drum festival
day one

Dafnis Prieto Sextet (DP, drums; Peter Apfelbaum, tenor saxophone; Alex Sipiagin, trumpet; Roman Filiu, alto saxophone; Manuel Valera , piano; Johannes Weidenmueller, bass), “Back and Forth” (D. Prieto), live, East Lansing, Mich., 2017


Wednesday, August 23rd

like nobody else

Peter Evans (trumpet), “Abyss (for Roscoe Mitchell),” 2016


Thursday, May 11th


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



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

Thursday, April 6th

Think you know what a trumpet sounds like?

Nate Wooley (trumpet), live, New York, 4/3/17





reading table

lights have entered
us it is a music more powerful

than music

—George Oppen (1908-1984), “Till Other Voices Wake Us,” fragment

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




art beat

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


Saturday, January 21st


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)




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

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


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



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

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


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