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Thursday, September 8th

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Camila Nebbia (tenor saxophone), Michael Formanek (bass), Vinny Sperrazza (drums), live, New York (Downtown Music Gallery), 8/28/22

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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Life is not made for meetings;
like stars at opposite ends of the sky we move.

—Tu Fu (aka Du Fu, 712-770), from “Presented to Wei Pa, Gentleman in Retirement,” translated from the Chinese by Burton Watson (The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry, 1984)

Saturday, April 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Live, Chicago, last night: Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek [1958-], bass; Tomas Fujiwara [1977-], drums; Mary Halvorson [1980-, 2019 MacArthur “genius” grant recipient], guitar)

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random sights

this morning, outside Chicago

Monday, January 7th

sounds of New York

Tim Berne (alto saxophone), Michael Formanek (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums), live, New York, 2018

 

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One need not be a Chamber – to be Haunted –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 407 (Franklin)

Wednesday, December 3rd

sounds of New York (day two)

Here, as in the city itself, density and spaciousness coexist.

Tim Berne’s Cornered,* “Embraceable Me,” live, New York, 10/12/14

*TB, alto saxophone; Oscar Noriega, clarinets; Ryan Ferreira, guitar; Matt Mitchell, piano; Michael Formanek, bass; Ches Smith, drums, vibraphone.

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