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Wednesday, November 30th

alone

Why not slow down and . . . listen . . . to . . . each . . . sound?

Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), “Three Waters” (photos and video footage, David Lobato and Susan Alcorn Lobato), 2011

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other day, Chicago

Tuesday, November 29th

more sounds of Brazil

Tom Zé (1936-, vocals, compositions), live, Sao Paulo (Brazil), 2018

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Alexander Calder [1898-1976], Flamingo [1973], detail)

Monday, November 28th

passings

Gal Costa, singer, September 26, 1945–November 9, 2022

“Sua Estupidez” (R. Carlos), live (TV show), 2002

Gal Costa, one of Brazil’s greatest singers and a model for generations of Brazilian performers, died on Wednesday at her home in São Paulo. She was 77.

Her death was announced on her social media accounts. No cause was cited.

Ms. Costa’s voice, a lustrous mezzo-soprano, was a marvel of grace and vitality, equally capable of gravity-defying delicacy, tart teasing, jazzy agility and rock intensity. Over a recording career that spanned more than 50 years and three dozen albums, she championed innovative Brazilian songwriters and cross-fertilized Brazilian regional styles with international pop and rock.

In the 1960s, Ms. Costa was at the forefront of tropicália, the movement that brought psychedelic experimentation and anti-authoritarian irreverence to Brazilian pop music. When the leading songwriters of tropicália, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, were forced into exile by Brazil’s dictatorship, from 1969 to 1972, Ms. Costa recorded their songs for Brazilian listeners.

New York Times obituary (excerpt), 11/9/22 (Jon Pareles)

Sunday, November 27th

back to church

Center Baptist Hymn Choir, “It Will All Be Over After a While,” live, Gastonia, North Carolina, 1997

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, November 26th

sounds of Pakistan

Malik (DJ, producer), live, Pakistan (Karachi), 6/22/22

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, November 25th

sounds of all over

Patricia Brennan (vibraphone, marimba, electronics, compositions), with Kim Cass (bass), Marcus Gilmore (drums), Mauricio Herrera (percussion), from the recording sessions for More Touch, 2022

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, November 24th

sounds of New York

Thankful for music very I am.

Afro-Algonquin (Mixashawn Rozie, tenor saxophone; Rick Rozie, bass; Royal Hartigan, drums), live, New York, 2018

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, November 16th

sounds of New York

Sylvie Courvoisier Chimeara (SC, piano, compositions; Nate Wooley, trumpet; Christian Fennesz, guitar, electronics; Drew Gress, bass; Kenny Wollesen, drums, vibraphone), live (performance begins at 19:00), New York, last night

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reading table

A bird is organized so that it is unnecessary
to assume an immeasurable substance
inside its body that remains after its death.

—Nachoem M. Wijnberg (1961-), from “Analysis and Organization” (translated from the Dutch by David Colmer)

(Taking a break.)

Tuesday, November 15th

basement jukebox

Jungle Rat USA, “Just Love One Another” (1971)

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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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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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