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Wednesday, August 7th

If I were to count, on my fingers, the number of times I have listened to this over the years, I would need an awful lot of hands.

Bill Evans (piano, 1929-1980), “Never Let Me Go” (J. Livingston, R. Evans), 1968 (Alone)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, August 6th

passings

D. A. Pennebaker (director, July 25, 1925–August 1, 2019), Dont Look Back (1967, filmed 1965), trailer

 

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my back pages

I saw this when it came out—must have been 14 years old. Aardvark Theater, Chicago (Old Town, Piper’s Alley). Some things stay with you.

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, August 5th

spellbinding (part two)

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Daniil Trifonov (1991-, piano), live (Chopin, Prelude No. 15 [“Raindrop”])

 

Sunday, August 4th

sounds of Chicago

Vernon Oliver Price, “Change My Name,” live (TV show), Chicago, 1972

 

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lagniappe

reading table

What function hath the Air?

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1513 (Franklin)

Saturday, August 3rd

spellbinding

Daniil Trifonov (1991-, piano), live (Chopin: “Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66”; Schumann: “Chopin. Agitato” (from Carnaval); Grieg: “Hommage à Chopin, Op. 73, No. 5”; Chopin: “Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ (from Mozart’s Don Giovanni) – Coda. Alla Polacca”), Washington, D.C., 2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

the rice planter’s
sunshade . . .
billowing cloud

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

Friday, August 2nd

World’s greatest Rolling Stones tribute band?

Rolling Stones, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (M. Jagger, K. Richards), live, New York, last night

 

Thursday, August 1st

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Henry Threadgill Sextett (HT [MCOTD Hall of Fame], 1944-, alto saxophone, flute, compositions); Frank Lacy, trombone; Rasul Sadik, trumpet; Deidre Murray, cello; Fred Hopkins, bass; Newman Baker, drums; Yoron Israel, percussion), live, Germany (Frankfurt), 1988

 

Wednesday, July 31st

Tenor saxophone and drums—another take.

Ken Vandermark (tenor saxophone), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), live, Netherlands (Haarlem), 2014

 

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lagniappe

reading table

There came a Wind like a Bugle —
It quivered through the Grass
And a Green Chill upon the Heat
So ominous did pass
We barred the Windows and the Doors
As from an Emerald Ghost —
The Doom’s electric Moccasin
That very instant passed —
On a strange Mob of panting Trees
And Fences fled away
And Rivers where the Houses ran
Those looked that lived — that Day —
The Bell within the steeple wild
The flying tidings told —
How much can come
And much can go,
And yet abide the World!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 1618 (Franklin)

Tuesday, July 30th

what’s new

Enno Poppe (1969-), Fett (2018-2019); Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (Susanna Mälkki, cond.), live, 5/10/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, July 29th

more

Andrew Cyrille (1939-, drums) with Peter Brötzmann (reeds), live, New York, 6/11/19

 

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