music clip of the day

jazz/blues/rock/classical/gospel/more

Sunday, April 14th

testify!

Lee Williams (1942-2017) and the Spiritual QC’s, “Can’t Run,” live, Memphis

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Kankakee, Ill. (by the local jail)

Saturday, April 13th

sounds of Ecuador and all over

Nicola Cruz, live (The Lot Radio), New York, 2018

 

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reading table

along the mountain road
somehow it tugs at my heart—
a wild violet

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda)

Friday, April 12th

sounds of New York

Lake Street Dive, “Musta Been Something,” live, New York (Retrofret Vintage Guitars, Brooklyn), 2018

 

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reading table

it is spring!
a hill without a name
in thin haze

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda)

Thursday, April 11th

Only in Minnesota do drums go with snow.

Dave King and JT Bates, live, South St. Paul, Minn., 12/15/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

mid-February, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, April 10th

sounds of New York

Lily Maase and the Suite Unraveling (LM, guitar, compositions; Jeff Tobias, tenor saxophone, keyboards; Nick Millevoi, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; with guests Val Jeanty, electronics, and Chelsea Baratz, tenor saxophone), live, New York (The Stone), 3/12/19

“Made to Be Broken”

 

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“Life at Stylus Point”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, April 9th

sounds of New York

Tyshawn Sorey (drums), Graham Haynes (trumpet), Brandon Ross (guitar), Val-Inc (AKA Val Jeanty, electronics, percussion, turntables), live (studio), New York, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, April 8th

Why not start the week with a trip to Haiti?

Val-Inc (AKA Val Jeanty), live (studio), Haiti (Le Studio, Port-au-Prince), 2018

 

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Sounds shape reality.

—Val Jeanty

Sunday, April 7th

sounds of Chicago

Carrie Robinson, “Power to Live Right,” live, Chicago (Maxwell Street), 1965

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Forest Park, Ill.

Saturday, April 6th

another take

Here’s the original.

The Jaynetts, “Sally, Go ‘Round the Roses” (L. Stevens & Z. Sanders, or A. Spector), 1963 (Billboard Hot 100, #2)

 

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as if it just spotted
a star
the pheasant cries

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

Friday, April 5th

voices I miss

Tim Buckley (1947-1975), “Sally, Go ‘Round the Roses” (Z. Sanders & L. Stevens, or A. Spector; T. Buckley), live, c. 1973

 

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reading table

We dream – it is good we are dreaming –
It would hurt us – were we awake –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from #584 (Franklin)

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