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Saturday, January 11th

timeless

This I could listen to all day.

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Gnossiennes 1-6 (1889-97); Reinbert de Leeuw (piano), live, Netherlands (Utrecht), 2018

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Friday, January 10th

tonight in Chicago

He’s playing at Buddy Guy’s club, opening for Buddy himself.

Kingfish (AKA Christone Ingram, 1999-), “Hey Joe,” live, Tupelo, Miss., 2017

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

*****

reading table

a lovely night lit
with oil lamps . . .
croaking frogs

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

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radio

Today WKCR (Columbia University) is celebrating the birthday of jazz drummer Max Roach (1924-2007), playing his music all day.

Thursday, January 9th

27 years later

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, reeds, flute, percussion; Famadou Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion) and Guests (Hugh Ragin, trumpets, flugelhorn; Tomeika Reed, cello; Silvia Bolognesi, bass; Jaribu Shahid, bass; Dudu Kouate, percussion), live, Italy (Cormòns), 2018

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Wednesday, January 8th

three takes

“Stakes Is High” (K. Mercer, D. Jolicoeur, V. Mason, J. Yancey [AKA J Dilla])

Robert Glasper Experiment with Mos Def (AKA Yasiin Bey), live

 

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“Suite for Ma Dukes—Stakes Is High” featuring Posdnuos (De La Soul) and Talib Kweli, live, Los Angeles, 2009

 

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De La Soul, recording (produced by J Dilla and De La Soul), 1996

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, January 7th

what’s new

Balún, “Vaivén”, “La Nueva Ciudad”, “El Espanto,” “Punto De Encuentro,” live, Washington, D.C., 12/20/19

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Monday, January 6th

like nobody else

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, reeds, flute, percussion; Joseph Jarman, 1937-2019, reeds, flute, percussion; Lester Bowie, 1941-1999, trumpet, flugelhorn, MCOTD Hall of Fame; Malachi Favors, 1927-2004, bass, percussion, vocals; Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1991

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

Culture’s beginnings:
from the heart of the country
rice-planting songs

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), from Narrow Road to the Interior (translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill)

Sunday, January 5th

timeless

Soul Stirrers (featuring Sam Cooke [1931-1964]), “Jesus, Wash Away My Troubles” (S. Cooke), 1956

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, January 4th

timeless

Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990), “Misty” (E. Garner, J. Burke), live, Sweden (Stockholm), 1964

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

welcoming in loads
of new year’s rain . . .
trashy house

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

Friday, January 3rd

never enough

I could listen to him play Bach all day, all week, all month.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, excerpt (Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major); Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997, piano), live, Austria (Innsbruck), 1974

 

(This recording—all four-plus glorious hours—is available on Spotify: search “Richter, Bach, Innsbruck.”)

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other morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, January 2nd

sounds of London

Brilliant Corners, London, 2019

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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