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Saturday, July 18th

timeless 

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (AB, drums; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone; Lee Morgan, trumpet; John Hicks, piano; Victor Sproles, bass), live (music starts at 4:25), Paris, 1965

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

*****

reading table

If I had known
how sorrowful this world is,
I would have become
grass or a tree
in a deep mountain!

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Thursday, April 5th

timeless

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (AB, drums; Lee Morgan, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor saxophone; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass), “Moanin'” (B. Timmons), live, Belgium (Brussels), 1959

 

Tuesday, March 28th

bad news/good news

Bad news: You’ve heard nothing this good in who knows how long.

Good news: You’re about to hear this.

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (AB, drums; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone; Lee Morgan, trumpet; John Hicks, piano; Victor Sproles, bass), “On The Ginza,” “Lament for Stacey,” “The Egyptian,” “I Can’t Get Started,” “Buhaina’s Delight,” live (TV show), London, 1964

 

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art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), Rooming house—Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, 1955/56

 

Monday, February 29th

timeless

One of my favorite ballads.

“I Can’t Get Started” (V. Duke & I. Gershwin), Art Blakey (drums), John Gilmore (tenor saxophone), Lee Morgan (trumpet), John Hicks (piano), Victor Sproles (bass), live (TV show), London, 1964


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reading table

What I try to do is not miss anything.

—Cubs manager Joe Maddon, on his goal at work each day

Thursday, November 26th

two takes

Lee Morgan (trumpet) with Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Harold Mabern (piano), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Billy Higgins (drums), “Yes I Can, No You Can’t,” 1966

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S. Mos, mash-up (Tupac Shakur, “Holler If Ya Hear Me” [1993]), 2011

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reading table

And everything turns and turns
and the unknown turns into the song
that is the known, but what in turn
becomes of the song is not for us to say

—Mark Strand (1934-2014), “The Webern Variations,” excerpt

Friday, 8/17/12

two takes

“Moment’s Notice” (J. Coltrane)

McCoy Tyner Quartet (MT, piano; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Charnett Moffett, bass; Eric Harland, drums), live, England, 2002

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John Coltrane (tenor saxophone, with Lee Morgan trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Kenny Drew, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums), recording (Blue Train), 1957

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random thoughts

Hearing, seeing, touching, smelling, tasting: what sense is missing from our repertoire that, if you came from some other world, you couldn’t imagine living without?

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