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Sunday, August 6th

sounds of Chicago (and St. Louis)

Pastor DeAndre Patterson (Destiny Worship Center, Chicago), live, St. Louis (Kennerly Temple Church of God in Christ), 2016

 

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Bruce Davidson (1933-), New York, late 1960s

Friday, October 7th

sounds of ecstasy

Savina Yannatou & Miquel Gil with Primavera En Salonico & Orquestra Àrab De Barcelona, “Ballo Sardo” (Sardinian Dance), “Cavall D’Aràbia” (M. Gil, Plàcid Rosaleny), live, 2006


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A listener, Michael Falconer, emailed a link to this clip, along with a prediction that proved to be spot-on: “I think you will really like this.” Send me something wonderful and—who knows?—you, too, may be immortalized.

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Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, New Jersey, 1958

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Saturday, April 9th

So bleak, so beautiful—like life.

Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998), Viola Concerto (1985), live, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Valery Gergiev, cond.), Yuri Bashmet (viola)

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Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, N.J., 1958

1958 USA. Cirque. USA. Palisades, New Jersey. 1958. The Dwarf. Image send to Greg Kucera (Transaction : 632060012511250000) © Bruce Davidson / Magnum Photos

Monday, April 4th

sounds of New York

Vijay Iyer Sextet,* live, New York, 2015


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Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, N.J., 1958

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*VI, piano, compositions; Graham Haynes, cornet; Steve Lehman, alto saxophone; Mark Shim, tenor saxophone; Matt Brewer, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums.

Wednesday, August 19th

sounds of summer

Masters at Work (“Little” Louie Vega, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez), live, Chicago (Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic, Jackson Park), 7/4/15


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Bruce Davidson (1933-), Chicago, 1963

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Saturday, July 4th

Happy 4th of July!

This country has gotten a lot of things wrong—music it got right.

The Blasters, “American Music,” live, Champaign, Ill., 1985

 

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Bruce Davidson (1933-), Chicago (south side blues bar), 1962

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radio: WKCR (Columbia University)

What better way to celebrate Louis Armstrong’s adopted birthday than to play his music around the clock?

Friday, July 3rd

only rock ‘n’ roll

Mick Collins (Dirtbombs) with Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue (DW, bass; Randy Jacobs, guitar; Luis Resto, keyboards; Terry Thunder, drums), “Stop,” live, Detroit, 2008

 

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Bruce Davidson (1933-), New York (Brooklyn), 1959

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Saturday, May 16th

There are a handful of pianists whose every note I’m hungry to hear—he’s one.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Sonata No. 8 in A Minor; Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950), recording, 1950

 

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Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, New Jersey, 1958

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Tuesday, May 12th

sounds of Amsterdam

More of the Instant Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra.*

Live, Chicago (Elastic Arts), 5/3/15


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Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, New Jersey, 1958

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*Ab Baars, tenor saxophone; Tobias Delius, tenor saxophone; Michael Moore, alto saxophone; Thomas Heberer, trumpet; Walter Wierbos, trombone; Tristan Honsiger, cello; Mary Oliver, violin; Ernst Glerum, bass; Han Bennink, drums; with guest Guus Janssen (piano).

Sunday, May 10th

testify!

The Consolers (Sullivan & Iola Pugh), “Reach Out Your Hand,” live


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If perfection lies in the absence of anything inessential, this is no less perfect than Bach.

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Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, New Jersey, 1958

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