music clip of the day


Tag: Amina Claudine Myers

Sunday, November 18th

three takes

“God Has Smiled on Me”

Rev. James Cleveland (1931-1991), live, Oh Happy Day, 2004



Lester Bowie (1941-1999, trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame), with Amina Claudine Myers (piano, vocals), Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone), Malachi Favors (bass), Phillip Wilson (drums), 1978



Don Pullen (piano), George Adams (tenor saxophone), live, Italy (Perugia), 1984




reading table

mountain temple—
deep under snow
a bell

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

Tuesday, November 12th

Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Band,* live, Austria (Saalfelden Jazz Festival), 2012



musical thoughts

Music, like conversation, war, baseball, and sex, gives us a way to interact.


random thoughts

Every year it comes as a surprise—first snow.


*Muhal Richard Abrams, piano; Henry Threadgill, alto saxophone; Roscoe Mitchell, alto & soprano saxophone; Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet; Amina Claudine Myers, piano; George Lewis, trombone; Leonard Jones, bass; Thurman Barker, vibes, percussion; Reggie Nicholson, drums.

Saturday, 12/29/12


Fontella Bass, singer, July 3, 1940-December 26, 2012

“Rescue Me,” TV Show (Shindig), 1965


“Theme De Yoyo,” with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1970


“God Has Smiled On Me,” with mother Martha Bass, brother David Peaston, Amina Claudine Myers (piano), Malachi Favors (bass), Phillip Wilson (drums), 1980


“All That You Give,” with The Cinematic Orchestra, 2002

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