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Wednesday, June 23rd

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Dafnis Prieto Big Band (DP [drums, composition], et al.), “Back to the Sunset” (feat. Henry Threadgill [alto saxophone; MCOTD Hall of Fame]; dedicated to Henry Threadgill and Andrew Hill), published 6/17/21

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary, Oak Brook)

Thursday, June 25th

This I could listen to all day.

Generations Quartet: Billy Hart (1940-, percussion, lower left), Bob Moses (1948-, percussion, upper left), Dafnis Prieto (1974-, percussion, upper right), Marcelo Perez (1997-, percussion, lower right), live, Boston, 2019

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, April 11th

what’s new

Dafnis Prieto Big Band (DP [drums, compositions], Peter Apfelbaum [saxophones, melodica], et al.), Back to the Sunset (with guests Henry Threadgill [alto saxophone; MCOTD Hall of Fame], Steve Coleman [alto saxophone], Brian Lynch [trumpet]), released 4/6/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, October 9th

drum festival
day one

Dafnis Prieto Sextet (DP, drums; Peter Apfelbaum, tenor saxophone; Alex Sipiagin, trumpet; Roman Filiu, alto saxophone; Manuel Valera , piano; Johannes Weidenmueller, bass), “Back and Forth” (D. Prieto), live, East Lansing, Mich., 2017

 

Thursday, 9/22/11

You’re probably in the same boat—no MacArthur “genius” grant this year. Oh, well. These folks, unlike you and me, are half a million dollars richer than they were Monday.

Dafnis Prieto (b. 1974), drummer, composer

Proverb Trio: DP, drums; Kokayi, vocals; Jason Lindner, keyboards
Live, Puerto Rico (San Juan), 8/1/11

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Alisa Weilerstein (b. 1982), cellist

Zoltán Kodály, Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8 (1915), excerpt (1st Mvt.)
Live, Massachusetts (Worchester, College of Holy Cross),  c. 2008

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Kay Ryan (b. 1945), poet

We’re Building the Ship as We Sail It

The first fear
being drowning, the
ship’s first shape
was a raft, which
was hard to unflatten
after that didn’t
happen. It’s awkward
to have to do one’s
planning in extremis
in the early years—
so hard to hide later:
sleekening the hull,
making things
more gracious.

The Niagara River

However carved up
or pared down we get,
we keep on making
the best of it as though
it doesn’t matter that
our acre’s down to
a square foot. As
though our garden
could be one bean
and we’d rejoice if
it flourishes, as
though one bean
could nourish us.

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