music clip of the day


Friday, October 5th

what’s new

Many do a lot with a lot, few so much with so little.

Juana Molina, “Sin Dones,” live, Barcelona, 9/14/18


Thursday, October 4th

like nobody else

James Booker (piano, vocals [1939-1983]), live, France (Nice), 1978


Wednesday, October 3rd

what’s new

One-word review: Wow!

Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Brandon Lopez (bass), Francisco Mela (drums), live, New York, 9/30/18




random sights

other day, Elmhurst, Ill. (Prairie Path)

Tuesday, October 2nd


Jürg Frey (1953-), Klavierstück Arrangement Nr. 1-3 (1991); Keiko Shichijo (piano), live, c. 2011




reading table

On a journey, ill:
my dream goes wandering
over withered fields.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Yoel Hoffmann; Japanese Death Poems, Yoel Hoffmann, ed.)

Monday, October 1st

Need a break from the incessant noise?

Jürg Frey (1953-), Canones Incerti (2010), Jürg Frey (clarinet), et al., live





Baseball is such a perfect game in some ways that it takes 162 to decide nothing.

—Cubs manager Joe Maddon on the Cubs/Brewers tie

Sunday, September 30th

back to church

Elder Nathan Rolle, “This May Be My Last Time,” live, Thomaston, Ga., 2010


Saturday, September 29th

tomorrow night in Chicago

He’s playing at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

Jason Moran (piano), “Thelonious” (T. Monk), live, Minneapolis, 2009


Friday, September 28th

keep on dancing

Abi Shanti-I (DJ), live (music starts at 9:10), London, 8/9/18


Thursday, September 27th

basement jukebox

“Can I Change My Mind” (B. Despenza, C. Wolfolk)

Alton Ellis (1938-2008), 1969



Tyrone Davis (1938-2005), 1968




reading table 

How lonesome the Wind must feel Nights –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1441 (Franklin)

Wednesday, September 26th

sounds of Chicago

Muhal Richard Abrams (1930-2017), piano, “Young at Heart” (Young at Heart/Wise in Time, 1974)




reading table 

I’m finite – I cant see –


This timid life of Evidence
Keeps pleading – “I don’t know” –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 725 (Franklin)

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