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Tuesday, January 28th

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at Elastic Arts.

Dave Rempis (alto saxophone), Brandon Lopez (bass), Ryan Packard (drums, electronics), live, New York, 2019

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

How many traits
must a thing have
in order to be singular?

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Two, Three”

Monday, January 27th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Julia Hülsmann Quartet (Julia Hülsmann, piano; Uli Kempendorff, tenor saxophone; Marc Muellbauer, bass; Heinrich Köbberling, drums), “This Is Not America” (D. Bowie), live (studio), 2019

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, January 25th

sounds of Philadelphia

Davis Sisters (featuring Ruth Davis), “I Believe I’ll Go Back Home,” live (TV show: TV Gospel Time), 1960s

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, January 25th

what’s new

Brian Blade & Life Cycles (BB, drums; Myron Walden, woodwinds; John Hart, guitar; Jon Cowherd, piano; Doug Weiss, bass; Monte Croft, vibraphone, voice; Rogerio Boccato, percussion), “My Joy,” “Slow Change,” “Hello to the Wind,” “The Final Four,” live (studio), Seattle, published 1/10/20 (recorded 9/27/19)

 

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random sights

other morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

The moon disappears
into darkening treetops
collecting the rain

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

Friday, January 24th

sounds of Ukraine

Alina Pash, “Radila,” live, Tel Aviv, published 12/9/19

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, January 23rd

basement jukebox

Alton Ellis (1938-2008), “Breaking Up,” 1968

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 22nd

voices I miss

Von Freeman (1923-2012), tenor saxophonist, MCOTD Hall of Fame

“Oleo” (S. Rollins) with Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone), Willie Pickens (piano), Dan Shapera (bass), Robert Shy (drums), Chicago (Chicago Jazz Festival), 1988

 

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With John Young (1922-2008, piano), et al., live (radio broadcast), late 1970s

 

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“A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” (E. Maschwitz & M. Sherwin) with Jodie Christian (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums), live, Harrisburg, Penn., 1994

 

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“I Can’t Get Started” (V. Duke, I. Gershwin), live, Belgium, 1992

 

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“Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” (R. Rodgers, L. Hart) with Mike Allemena (guitar), Matt Ferguson (bass), Michael Raynor (drums), live, Chicago (Mandel Hall, University of Chicago), 2011

 

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my back pages

On this night forty-three years ago, at a church thirty miles north of Chicago, my wife, Suzanne, and I were married. Outside it was cold and snowy; inside Von Freeman was playing, with pianist John Young. All of what they played that night, before, during, and after the ceremony, can be heard here (0:15-) (before: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “It Never Entered My Mind,” “More”; during [as Suzanne walked down the aisle]: “In a Sentimental Mood”; after: “My Favorite Things,” “Song for My Father”).

Tuesday, January 21st

more

Agnes Obel, playing and talking (begins at 2:05; “Won’t You Call Me,” 3:00; “Island of Doom,” 13:55; “Broken Sleep,” 25:35),  New York, 1/14/20

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, January 20th

This voice I could listen to all day, even if I didn’t understand a word of English. He doesn’t speak—he sings.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), “I Have a Dream,” Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

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Another take, with Max Roach (1924-2007, drums).

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, January 19th

more

Soul Stirrers (feat. Sam Cooke, Paul Foster), live, Los Angeles, 1955

“I Have a Friend Above All Others,” “Be With Me Jesus”

 

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“Nearer My God to Thee”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

a while ago, off the coast of Maine

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reading table

The present
must be kept empty
so that anything
can happen:

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Empty”

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