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Friday, March 25th

spring: another take

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009; vocals, piano), “They Say It’s Spring” (M. Clark, B. Haymes), 1958

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, March 20th

spring!

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009; vocals, piano), “They Say It’s Spring” (M. Clark, B. Haymes), 1958

 

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Bob Dorough (1923-2018; vocals, piano), “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” (T. Wolf, F. Landesman), 1997

 

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Sun Ra Arkestra (SR, 1914-1993, piano, composition; June Tyson, vocals; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone, et al.), “Springtime Again,” live, Rome, 1980

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, February 9th

two takes

“Manhattan” (R. Rodgers, L. Hart)

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009, vocals, piano), 1959

 

*****

Sonny Rollins Trio (SR, tenor saxophone; Henry Grimes, bass; Charles Wright, drums), 1958

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

How did you wriggle
your way
into my dream path
through such deep snow
on the night mountain?

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Friday, May 29th

like nobody else

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009, vocals, piano), “Manhattan” (R. Rodgers, L. Hart), 1959

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

Gray hairs being plucked,
and from below my pillow
a cricket singing

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Monday, March 30th

like nobody else 

How about time-traveling to 1961 Paris?

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009, vocals, piano), “C’est le Printemps” (“It Might as Well Be Spring,” R. Rodgers, O. Hammerstein II; adaptation, J. Sablon), “Plus je t’embrasse” (“Heart of My Heart,” B. Ryan; adaptation, Max François), live, Paris, 1961

 

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art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Isa Genzken (1948-), Rose II (2007)

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The youth walks up to the white horse, to put its halter on
and the horse looks at him in silence.
They are so silent they are in another world.

—D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), “The White Horse”

Tuesday, July 2nd

like nobody else

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009), “Sophisticated Lady” (D. Ellington, I. Mills, M. Parrish), live, 1983

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 20th

spring!

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009; vocals, piano), “They Say It’s Spring” (M. Clark, B. Haymes), 1958


*****

Bob Dorough (1923-; vocals, piano), “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” (T. Wolf, F. Landesman), 1997


*****

Sun Ra Arkestra (SR, 1914-1993, piano; June Tyson, vocals; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone, et al.), “Springtime Again” (S. Ra), live, Rome, 1980

 

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lagniappe

reading table

First day of spring—
I keep thinking about
the end of autumn.

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

 

The lights are going out
in the doll shops—
spring rain.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

 

Not very anxious
to bloom,
my plum tree.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese byRobert Hass)

Friday, April 28th

spring!

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009; vocals, piano), “They Say It’s Spring” (M. Clark, B. Haymes), 1958


*****

Bob Dorough (1923-; vocals, piano), “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” (T. Wolf, F. Landesman), 1997


*****

Sun Ra Arkestra (SR, 1914-1993), piano; June Tyson, vocals; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone, et al.), “Springtime Again” (S. Ra), live, Rome, 1980


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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, October 24th

like nobody else

How about a trip to Paris?

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009), “C’est le Printemps” (“It Might as Well Be Spring”)
(R. Rodgers, O. Hammerstein II; adaptation, J. Sablon), “Plus je t’embrasse” (“Heart of My Heart”) (B. Ryan; adaptation, Max François), live, Paris, 1961

 

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reading table

Autumn again
getting old is like
a bird flying into a cloud

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by David Young

Thursday, March 20th

spring!

Bob Dorough (1923-; vocals, piano), “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” (T. Wolf, F. Landesman), 1997


*****

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009; vocals, piano), “They Say It’s Spring” (M. Clark, B. Haymes), 1958


*****

Sun Ra Arkestra (SR [1914-1993], piano; June Tyson, vocals; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone, et al.), “Springtime Again” (S. Ra), live, Rome, 1980


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lagniappe

reading table

A little Madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King,
But God be with the Clown—
Who ponders this tremendous scene—
This whole Experiment of Green—
As if it were his own!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886; Franklin #1356)

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spring rain—
the uneaten ducks
are quacking

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828; translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

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