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Tag: Kobayashi Issa

Thursday, January 17th

alone

Kim Kashkashian (viola), “character pieces” by György Kurtág (1926-), live, Cambridge, Mass., 2018

 

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lagniappe

reading table

the sound of the moat
cracking . . .
winter moon

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

Wednesday, January 16th

what’s new

Tim Berne (alto saxophone), Matt Mitchell (piano), Dave King (drums), live, New York, 1/7/19

 

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reading table

in my thatched hut
even dreaming
the cold

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

Tuesday, January 15th

what’s new

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, compositions) featuring Spektral Quartet, live (“Rosario,” “Milagrosa,” “Villabeño”), Washington, D.C., 1/4/19

 

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lagniappe

reading table

thin wall—
from the mouse’s hole
the cold

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

Thursday, January 3rd

more

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 6 in D major; Sergey Malov (violoncello de spalla), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2016

 

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lagniappe

reading table

from the hole
in the moneybox . . .
a katydid

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

Friday, December 28th

sounds of London

Yussef Dayes (drums) and Alpha Mist (keyboards), with Mansur Brown (guitar), Rocco Palladino (bass), “Love Is the Message,” live (studio), 2018

 

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reading table

opening the window
I see the butterfly off . . .
into the field

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

Wednesday, December 19th

more

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Ogives (4) (00:00-), Pieces froides (6) (12:29-), Gnossiennes (6) (25:02-), Sonneries de la Rose+Croix (3) (44:51-), Gymnopedies (3) (58:59-); Reinbert de Leeuw (piano), live, 1982

 

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lagniappe

reading table

driftwood floating
this way, that way . . .
ends the year

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

Friday, December 14th

what’s new

Wu-Tang Clan, live, Washington, D.C., 12/5/18

 

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lagniappe

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in the silver dew
one sleeve cold . . .
morning sun

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

Sunday, November 18th

three takes

“God Has Smiled on Me”

Rev. James Cleveland (1931-1991), live, Oh Happy Day, 2004

 

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Lester Bowie (1941-1999, trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame), with Amina Claudine Myers (piano, vocals), Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone), Malachi Favors (bass), Phillip Wilson (drums), 1978

 

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Don Pullen (piano), George Adams (tenor saxophone), live, Italy (Perugia), 1984

 

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lagniappe

reading table

mountain temple—
deep under snow
a bell

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

Tuesday, June 19th

what’s new

Joris Voorn (DJ), live, Paris, 6/11/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table

little tub—
pond snails ready for shelling
play sliding games

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

Tuesday, May 22nd

3n
day one

Sounding Tears Trio (Mat Maneri, viola; Evan Parker, soprano saxophone; Lucian Ban, piano), live, Bucharest, 2017

 

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lagniappe

reading table

where there’s people
there’s flies
and Buddhas

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

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