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Tuesday, August 11th

timeless

Herbie Nichols Trio (HN, 1919-1963, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Taylor, drums), “The Third World” (H. Nichols), 1955

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Wednesday, February 19th

sounds of New York

Herbie Nichols Trio (HN, 1919-1963, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums), “The Third World” (H. Nichols), 1955

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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musical thoughts

Thank you all for listening. Your open ears, open minds, and open hearts are essential to resisting the gathering darkness of our times.

—composer John Luther Adams, 2/18/20 email

Tuesday, 5/10/11

Sometimes it takes years—decades even—before you’re really able to hear somebody’s music. The other day, for instance, I put on a CD by this guy, a jazz pianist and composer whose music, which I first encountered 20 or 30 years ago, I’d admired more than enjoyed. I put this on expecting to do some work while it played in the background. But it refused to cooperate. Instead of staying put, it jumped out of the speakers, grabbed me, wouldn’t let go. No work got done.

Herbie Nichols, pianist, composer
January
3, 1919-April 12, 1963

“The Third World”
With Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums
Blue Note, 1955

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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“Applejackin'”
With Al McKibbon, bass; Max Roach, drums
Blue Note, 1955

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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“House Party Starting”
With Al McKibbon, bass; Max Roach, drums
Blue Note, 1955

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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lagniappe

reading table

Like so many of life’s varieties of experience, the novelty of a diagnosis of malignant cancer has a tendency to wear off.

—Christopher Hitchens, “Unspoken Truths,” Vanity Fair, 6/11

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