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Wednesday, January 6th

what’s new

James Brandon Lewis (tenor saxophone), Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Gerald Cleaver (drums), playing (then discussing) a set “inspired by the music of Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, and Grover Washington Jr.” (YouTube commentary), last night, New York

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, January 5th

sounds of New York

When the world is making no sense, what a relief to hear a new language.

Tony Malaby (saxophones), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums), live, New York, 2015

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, October 17th

what’s new

William Parker Trio (WP, bass; Ava Mendoza, guitar; Gerald Cleaver, drums), live (performance begins at 3:10), New York (live-streamed by Skopje Jazz Festival, North Macedonia), 10/15/20

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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reading table

Now is the time to experiment, and there is no choice but to experiment.

—Gustavo Dudamel (1981-), Music & Artistic Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic (quoted in Alex Ross, “The L.A. Philharmonic’s Emotional Return to an Empty Hollywood Bowl,” New Yorker, 9/28/20)

Monday, April 1st

3 x 2 x X = ?

Tomas Fujiwara (drums, composition) with Gerald Cleaver (drums), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), “Blueberry Eyes,” live (studio), New Haven, Conn., 2017

 

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random sights

yesterday, Forest Park, Ill.

Tuesday, April 25th

Is any alto player more eloquent?

Joe McPhee (alto saxophone), William Parker (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums), live, New York, 2014


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art beat

Paul Strand (1890-1976), Abandoned Window, 1944

 

Thursday, September 22nd

sounds of New York

As funky as it is abstract, as abstract as it is funky—like life itself.

Farmers by Nature (Craig Taborn, piano; William Parker, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums), live, Paris, 2011


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art beat: other day, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)

Stuart Davis (1892-1964), Landscape with Garage Lights, 1931-32 (Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, through 9/25/16)

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Friday, April 8th

sounds of New York

Some of the most kinetic, exciting, enlivening sounds I’ve heard in a while.

Farmers by Nature (Craig Taborn, piano; William Parker, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums), live, New York, 4/4/16


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art beat: yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Martin Puryear, Maquette for Bearing Witness (1994) (Multiple Dimensions, through May 1st)

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Saturday, 3/17/12

Listening to this is like surfing: the trick is to catch a wave and ride it.

Charles Gayle Trio,* live, New York (Knitting Factory), 1996

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Part 2

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Part 3

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Part 4

More? Here.

*Charles Gayle (piano, tenor saxophone), Gerald Benson (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums).

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