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Monday, January 11th

sounds of Chicago

How about starting the week with a trio that’s tight as a drumhead?

Greg Ward (alto saxophone), Dennis Carroll (bass), Greg Artry (drums), live (performing as Carroll/Artry/Ward), Chicago (Constellation), Saturday night (Note: The video feed on this livestream froze intermittently, but that didn’t affect the sound.)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago

Tuesday, August 25th

sounds of Chicago

Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly (MR, drums; Greg Ward, alto saxophone; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone; Joshua Abrams, bass), live (performance begins at 13:10), Chicago (Constellation), 8/15/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago

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reading table

Moon in midsky, high
over the village hovels
and wandering on

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Wednesday, February 19th

sounds of Chicago

Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things (MR, drums; Jason Roebke, bass; Greg Ward, alto saxophone; Tim Haldeman, tenor saxophone), “Wilbur’s Tune,” live, Paris, 2010

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Mike Reed’s Myth/Science Assembly (MR, drums; Tomas Fujiwara, drums; Josh Abrams, bass; Greg Ward, alto saxophone; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone; Taylor Ho Bynum, trumpet; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone; Nick Butcher, electronics), live (rearranging a found Sun Ra fragment [excerpt]), Chicago (Chicago Jazz Festival), 2011

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Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly (MR, drums; Josh Abrams, bass; Greg Ward, alto saxophone; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone), live (studio performance), Chicago, c. 2009

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If other Chicago musicians are “busy,” what’s Mike Reed? In addition to leading various groups, he owns and operates Constellation, a performing arts center. Then there’s the Pitchfork Music Festival, which this summer will feature, over the course of three days, Beck, Giorgio Moroder, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, et al. He books and produces it.

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