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Tag: Kris Davis

Tuesday, January 14th

what’s new

One-word review: Wow!

Fay Victor (vocals), Baba Israel (vocals), Marc Ribot (guitar), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Kris Davis (piano), live (Celebration of the Life of Steve Dalachinsky), New York (Winter Jazz Fest), 1/11/19




random sights

other day, Chicago


reading table

I speak across the vast
Dialogues in which we go
To clench my words against
Time or the lack of time
Hoping that for a moment
They will become for me
A place I can think in
And think anything in,
An aside from the monstrous.


This is no other place
Than where I am, between
This word and the next.

—W. S. Graham (1918-1986), from “The Dark Dialogues”

Thursday, September 6th


Kris Davis (piano), live, Chicago, 2018 (excerpt)




random sights

other day, Maywood, Ill.

Thursday, October 6th


Kris Davis & Craig Taborn, live, Washington, D.C., 10/3/16



musical thoughts

Musicians wrestle everywhere –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #229 (Franklin)

Wednesday, October 5th

tonight in Chicago

They’ll be playing, together, at Constellation.

Kris Davis & Craig Taborn, “Fox Fire” (Duopoly), 2016




musical thoughts

Is not all music, even the most niggardly, beautiful to the person who loves the very being and existence of music?

—Robert Walser (1878-1956), “The Walk” (translated from German by Christopher Middleton and Susan Bernofsky)

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