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Tag: Chris Tordini

Monday, November 12th


Tyshawn Sorey Double Trio (TS, composition, conducting, drums; Cory Smythe, piano; Chris Tordini, bass; Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Kyle Amburst, viola; Rubin Kodheli, cello), “The Inner Spectrum of Variables” (T. Sorey), live, Ojai, Calif., 2017




art beat

other day, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Nicolas de Jesus (1960-), La ofrenda (The Offering), 2009 (Día de Muertos: A Spiritual Legacy, through December 9th)

Tuesday, November 6th


Tyshawn Sorey Trio (TS, compositions, drums [2017 MacArthur Fellow]), Cory Smythe (piano), Chris Tordini (bass), live, New York, 2015

This I could listen to—I could lose myself in—for a long, long time.


They’re playing Thursday night at the University of Chicago.



random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, August 29th

Friday in Chicago

They’re playing at the Chicago Jazz Festival.

Chris Speed Trio (CS, tenor saxophone; Chris Tordini, bass; Dave King, drums), live, Italy, 2015

“All of Me” (G. Marks, S. Simons)



“Argento” (C. Speed)




reading table

Light was on its way
from nothing
to nowhere.

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Accounts”

Tuesday, May 31st

Need a lift?

Angelika Niescier (alto saxophone), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Florian Weber (piano), Chris Tordini (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (drums), “The Barn Thing” (A. Niescier), live, Germany (Krefeld), 2013



art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago 

Aaron Siskind (1903-1991), Martha’s Vineyard Rocks 127B 1954 (Abstractions, through 8/14/16)


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