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Saturday, May 22nd

sounds of Chicago

Keefe Jackson Trio (KJ, saxophone, clarinet; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Roebke, bass), live, Chicago, last night (performance begins at 15:00)

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, July 21st

what’s new

Sounds so strong just 46 seconds will last the whole day.

J@K@L,* After a Few Days (excerpt), 4/2/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

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*Keefe Jackson (saxophones, tube), Julian Kirshner (drums), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello, tenor guitar, electronics).

Thursday, April 30th

tonight in Chicago

These folks—three reed players and a cellist from Chicago, along with a drummer from Norway—will be playing (and recording a live album) at a performing-arts center on the city’s northwest side (Elastic Arts).

Dave Rempis (saxophones), Keefe Jackson (reeds), Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Tomeka Reid (cello), Tollef Østvang (drums), live, Lafayette, Ind., 4/25/15

Saturday, February 28th

last night in Chicago

These guys played at Constellation.

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

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lagniappe

reading table

sweeping the soot
washing the fence . . .
sickle moon

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

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*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.

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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