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Tag: James Falzone

Tuesday, July 28th

tonight in Chicago

These guys are playing at Elastic Arts.

Vox Arcana (Tim Daisy, percussion; James Falzone, clarinet; Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello, guitar), live, South Carolina (West Columbia), 2012


Tuesday, April 14th

yesterday in Chicago

He played a version of this, wonderfully, along with Steve Reich’s “New York Counterpoint” and Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday,” at the Chicago Cultural Center.

James Falzone, “Sighs Too Deep For Words,” live (studio performance), 2011



random thoughts

Why settle for a mirror when you could have a window?

Saturday, February 28th

last night in Chicago

These guys played at Constellation.

James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble,* “Not Seeing” (The Room Is), 2015



reading table

sweeping the soot
washing the fence . . .
sickle moon

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827; translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)


*James Falzone, Bb and Eb clarinets; Ken Vandermark, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone; Keefe Jackson, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra Bb bass clarinet; Jason Stein, bass clarinet; Ben Goldberg, Bb clarinet, contra Eb alto clarinet; Ned Rothenberg, Bb clarinet, alto saxophone.

Monday, September 1st

last night in Chicago

He played this piece, among others, at Constellation.

Steve Reich (1936-), New York Counterpoint (1985), excerpts; James Falzone (clarinet), recording, 2014


Here’s another take.

Evan Ziporyn (clarinet), live, London, 2012

Wednesday, July 2nd

tonight in Chicago

This guy will be playing two sets—one by himself, the other with vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz and drummer Frank Rosaly—at the Hideout.

James Falzone (clarinet), live, New Haven, 2014



art beat: yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago (lunch hour)

Paul Cezanne, The Bay of Marseilles, Seen From L’Estaque, c. 1885


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