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Wednesday, July 27th

sounds of New York

Daniel Carter (1945-, soprano saxophone), Hamid Drake (1955-, drums; MCOTD Hall of Fame), live, New York (Three Jewels Yoga and Meditation), 2014

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, January 13th

sounds of New York

Kidd Jordan (1935-, tenor saxophone) with Joel Futterman (1946-, piano), William Parker (1952-, bass), Hamid Drake (1955-, drums [MCOTD Hall of Fame]), live (tribute to drummer Alvin Fielder [1935-2019]), New York, 2019

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Fresh Palette Ensemble (Hamid Drake [MCOTD Hall of Fame], drums, percussion, voice; Michael Zerang, drums, percussion; Joshua Abrams, bass; Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone; Aoki, taiko drums; Tatsu Aoki, shamisen, conduction; Zahra Glenda Baker, voice; Angel Bat Dawid, voice, clarinet, keyboards; Mai Sugimoto, reeds), live (performance begins at 13:30), Chicago, last night

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Monday, October 11th

sounds of Chicago

Ken Vandermark (1964-, reeds) & Hamid Drake (1955-, drums, MCOTD Hall of Fame), playing the music of Don Cherry (1936-1995), live (performance begins at 4:50), Chicago, 10/9/21

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

September 14th

passings

Jemeel Mondoc, alto saxophonist, August 5, 1946 – August 29, 2021

New World Pygmies (JM, alto saxophone; William Parker, bass; Hamid Drake [MCOTD Hall of Fame], drums), live, 2018

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Sunday, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Saturday, April 17th

sounds of Chicago

Hamid Drake (drums, percussion, voice; MCOTD Hall of Fame [right]) and Michael Zerang (drums, percussion [left]), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night (performance begins at 7:00)

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yesterday, outside Chicago

Saturday, January 2nd

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Daniel Carter (flute, trumpet, tenor saxophone) and Hamid Drake (percussion, voice; MCOTD Hall of Fame), live, New York, 2014

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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Civilization – spurns – the Leopard!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 276 (Franklin)

Tuesday, December 22nd

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Hamid Drake (drums, percussion; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Michael Zerang (drums, percussion), Joshua Abrams (bass, gumbri), Ayako Kato (movement), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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Don’t say my hut has nothing to offer:
come and I will share with you
the cool breeze that fills my window.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by John Stevens

Monday, December 21st

sounds of Chicago

Not until this morning did I realize how much I needed this.

Hamid Drake (percussion, MCOTD Hall of Fame) and Michael Zerang (percussion), 30th Anniversary Winter Solstice Concert, live, Chicago, this morning (6:30 a.m., CST)

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Sunday, December 20th

testify!

United House of Prayer Shout Bands, live, published 2011

 

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a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

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Do you sometimes imagine that you’re getting used to the emergency? I think I can guarantee that you’re not, burdened by states of mind that will be comprehensible only retrospectively, when they no longer pertain. The world going on nonetheless, as the world will, feels bizarrely conditional, subject in thought and action to a blanketing subjunctive mood: things as we wish they were. We are waiting this out with nostalgia for lost freedoms, fear and empathy in the present, and, perhaps, vague anticipation of eventual survivor’s guilt. Never has social privilege seemed more unfair while being clung to so tenaciously. Some of us—artists—are undergoing the siege in ways that can alert us to the subjective dimensions of an objective calamity. We should want those people to keep it up as best they can.

—Peter Schjeldahl, “The Art World: The Melancholy Gestalt of Isolation” (reviewing  100 Drawings from Now, Drawing Center,  New York), New Yorker, website (12/14/20), 12/21/20 issue (“The Fix We’re In”)

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Tomorrow, 6:30 a.m. (CST): the 30th annual winter solstice concert by Chicago-based percussionists Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake (MCOTD Hall of Fame).

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