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Saturday, October 19th

sounds of New York

James Brandon Lewis Unruly Quintet (JBL, tenor saxophone; Jaimie Branch, trumpet; Ava Mendoza, guitar; Luke Stewart, bass; Warren G. Crudup III, drums), live, New York, 5/16/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, October 16th

sounds of New York

Jaimie Branch Trio (JB, trumpet; Luke Stewart, bass; Mike Pride, drums), live, New York, 9/29/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Saturday, October 5th

sounds of New York

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet, compositions; Lester St. Louis, cello; Anton Hatwich, bass; Chad Taylor, drums), live, New York, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, August 29th

sounds of New York

James Brandon Lewis Unruly Quintet (JBL, tenor saxophone; Jaimie Branch, trumpet; Anthony Pirog, guitar; Luke Stewart, bass; Warren G. Crudup III, drums), live, New York, 6/15/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, August 28th

Sunday in Chicago

They’re playing at the Chicago Jazz Festival.

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet, compositions; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Ajemian, bass; Chad Taylor, drums), live, Toronto, 2017

“theme 1,” “. . . meanwhile,” “theme 2”

 

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“theme nothing”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

 

Saturday, August 25th

sounds of New York

Fay Victor’s Mutations for Justice (FV, vocals, compositions; Jaimie Branch, trumpet; Luke Stewart, bass; Michael Vatcher, drums), live, New York, 2018

 

This drummer, Michael Vatcher, will be playing tonight in Chicago, at Constellation, with cornetist Josh Berman and bassist Jason Roebke.

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Art Institute, South Garden)

Wednesday, January 24th

sounds of New York

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet, compositions; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Ajemian, bass; Chad Taylor, drums), live, New York (Rye Bar, Brooklyn), 2016

 

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musical thoughts

Improvised music is like basketball: a great player makes everybody better.

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, November 21st

trumpet festival
day one

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Ajemian, bass; Chad Taylor, drums), live, Toronto, 5/6/17

“theme 1,” “. . . meanwhile,” “theme 2”

 

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“theme nothing”

 

Saturday, 11/12/11

Labels are often worse than useless. This guy, for instance, is often tagged as “cerebral.” But here’s something you can’t—I can’t, anyway—listen to without smiling.

Anthony Braxton, Composition No. 58
Taylor Ho Bynum Chicago Big Band,* live, 2009, Chicago

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Here’s another take—Braxton’s original recording (The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton [Mosaic], rec. 1976).

More? Here.

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lagniappe

reading table

To obtain the value
of a sound, a movement,
measure from zero.

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A sound has no legs to stand on.

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The world is teeming: anything can
happen.

—John Cage, “2 Pages, 122 Words on Music and Dance” (excerpts)

*Taylor Ho Bynum & Josh Berman (cor), Jaimie Branch (tpt), Jeb Bishop & Nick Broste (tb), Nicole Mitchell (fl), Caroline Davis, Keefe Jackson & Dave Rempis (saxes), Jeff Parker (g), Jason Adasiewicz (vib), Nate McBride (b), Tim Daisy & Tomas Fujiwara (d)

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