music clip of the day


Tag: music clip of the day

Monday, June 24th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938-, bansuri [bamboo flute]), et al., Raga Durga, live




random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, June 23rd


Pilgrim Jubilee Singers (aka Pilgrim Jubilees), “Testify” (feat. Cleve Graham), “Old Ship of Zion” (feat. Clay Graham), live, TV Show (Jubilee Showcase), Chicago, 1964




random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.


a walk, a voice, a poem

“The Door” by Miroslav Holub (1923-1998), translated from Czech by Ian Milner


Saturday, June 22nd


This I bumped into last night. One-word review: Wow!

Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012), . . . towards a pure land (2005); Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Matthias Pintscher (direction), live, Paris, 2016



reading table

The Earth has many keys –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 895, draft (Franklin)

Friday, June 21st

basement jukebox

Junior Wells (1934-1998), “I Could Cry” (J. Wells), 1957




random sights

last night, Chicago (Millennium Park)

Thursday, June 20th


Tonight he’ll be playing this piece, along with Bach’s five other cello suites, in Chicago’s Millennium Park.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 1 in G major; Yo-Yo Ma, live, London, 2015


Wednesday, June 19th

what’s new

Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder (with John Leventhal [guitar], Joachim Cooder [drums], et al.), live, last night, Chicago (Chicago Theatre)

“Long Black Veil” (Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin)



“Ring of Fire” (June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore)


Tuesday, June 18th

like-nobody-else x 2

Cecil Taylor Trio (CT, 1929-2018, piano; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; Sunny Murray, drums) with Albert Ayler (1936-1970, tenor saxophone), “Four,” excerpt (C. Taylor), live, Copenhagen, 1962




reading table

A Bomb upon the Ceiling
Is an improving thing –
It keeps the nerves progressive
Conjecture flourishing –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1150 (Franklin)

Monday, June 17th

Thursday in Chicago

He’s playing Bach’s six cello suites in Millennium Park.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor; Yo-Yo Ma, live, London, 2015


Sunday, June 16th


Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945), “God Don’t Never Change,” recorded 12/10/1929 (New Orleans)




reading table

Within this temporal body composed of a hundred bones and nine holes there resides a spirit which, for lack of an adequate name, I think of as windblown.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), The Knapsack Notebook (translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill)

Friday, June 14th

another take

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” (D. Hathaway), live, France, 2007


%d bloggers like this: