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Thursday, December 29th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, 3rd Movt. (Largo): Christian Tetzlaff (1966-, violin), Berlin, 2013

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reading table

It’s good now and then
to go out snow-viewing
until I tumble

—Matsuo Basho (1644-94), from “The Knapsack Notebook” (translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill)

Tuesday, December 27th

like nothing else

Susan Alcorn Quintet (SA, pedal steel guitar; Eddie Kwon, violin; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Michael Formanek, bass; Ryan Sawyer, drums), “Night in Gdansk” (S. Alcorn), live, Berlin (Berlin Jazz Festival), 11/4/21

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, December 23rd

what’s new: sounds of Chicago

Hamid Drake (drums and percussion [MCOTD Hall of Fame]) & Michael Zerang (drums and percussion) with Mark Feldman (violin), Josh Berman (cornet), Mabel Kwan (piano), Kent Kessler (bass), Zahra Glenda Baker (voice), et al., live (performance begins at 32:30), last night, Chicago (Constellation)

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, November 14th

more

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Clarinet Quintet (K. 581): Armida Quartet with Sabine Meyer (clarinet), live, Italy (Merano [aka Meran]), 2019

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, November 12th

timeless

One-word review: astonishing.

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Five Movements for String Quartet (Op. 5), 1909: Juilliard String Quartet

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musical thoughts

If I was in a deserted island I would take the complete works of J. S. Bach, A. Webern and Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart.

—YouTube comment

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Wednesday, August 24

string festival
day three

Jason Kao Hwang (1957-, composition, direction) and Uprising Orchestra (Lester St. Louis [cello], Ken Filiano [bass], Andrew Drury [drums], et al.), “Myths of Origin,” live, New York, 10/10/21

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Woods, Aix-en-Provence (1887-1890), detail (Cezanne—The Artist’s Artist, through 9/5/22)

Tuesday, August 23rd

string festival
day two

Tomeka Reid Ensemble (TR, 1977- [cello, composition], Fred Lonberg-Holm [cello], Mazz Swift [violin], Jason Hwang [viola], et al.), “Tokens,” live, Chicago (Hyde Park Jazz Festival), 2015

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, July 5th

like nothing else

Henry Threadgill’s Society Situation Dance Band (HT, 1944-, MCOTD Hall of Fame, compositions, direction; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Frank Lacy, trombone; Bob Stewart, tuba; Abdul Wadud, cello; Brandon Ross, guitar; Pheeroan akLaff, drums, et al.), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1988

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, April 19th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita No. 1 in B minor; Gidon Kremer (1947-, violin), live, Austria (Lockenhaus), 2006

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, April 13th

timeless

1909?

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Five Movements for String Quartet (Op. 5), 1909; Telegraph Quartet, live, 2018

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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