music clip of the day

jazz/blues/rock/classical/gospel/more

Wednesday, January 12th

sounds of Veracruz

Silvana Estrada, live, Veracruz (Mexico), published 9/27/21

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, January 11th

alone

William Parker (1952-, bass), “Black Reflection & Meditation,” published yesterday

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, January 10th

alone

This I could listen to all day.

Tony Allen (1940-2020, drums), live (studio), London, 2019

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, January 9th

back to church

“Let Your Light Shine,” White Hill. A.M.E. Zion Church (Pineville Hymn Choir Anniversary), York, S.C., 2003

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Already I can see
my own wind-bleached bones.
A cold wind cuts me.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by Tom Lowenstein

Saturday, January 8th

sounds of Chicago

Tortoise, live, Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago), 2019

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 7th

what’s new

Esperanza Spalding (voice, bass, compositions), live, published today

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, January 6th

voices I miss

Betty Carter (1929-1998, vocals), with Benny Green (piano), Winard Harper (drums), Michael Bowie (bass), live, Leverkusen (Germany), 1986

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 5th

another take

Chuck Berry (1926-2017), “The Things That I Used to Do” (E. Jones), live, 1965

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, January 4th

I can almost feel the beer spilling on my shoulder as the waitress gets bumped.

Mat Maneri Trio (MM, viola; Randy Peterson, drums; Ed Schuller, bass), live, Cambridge, Mass., 1997

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, January 3rd

alone

György Kurtág (1926-), from Signs, Games and Messages; Ensemble Musikfabrik (Hannah Weirich, violin), live, Cologne (Germany), 2020

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Another year gone—
hat in my hand,
sandals on my feet.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by Robert Hass

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