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Thursday, August 6th

wake up!

Peter Brötzmann (alto saxophone), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), live, Japan (Chiba), 2011

 

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other day, Chicago

Wednesday, July 31st

Tenor saxophone and drums—another take.

Ken Vandermark (tenor saxophone), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), live, Netherlands (Haarlem), 2014

 

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There came a Wind like a Bugle —
It quivered through the Grass
And a Green Chill upon the Heat
So ominous did pass
We barred the Windows and the Doors
As from an Emerald Ghost —
The Doom’s electric Moccasin
That very instant passed —
On a strange Mob of panting Trees
And Fences fled away
And Rivers where the Houses ran
Those looked that lived — that Day —
The Bell within the steeple wild
The flying tidings told —
How much can come
And much can go,
And yet abide the World!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 1618 (Franklin)

Wednesday, March 21st

tonight in Chicago

They’ll be playing at Constellation.

The Thing (Mats Gustafsson, baritone saxophone; Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, bass; Paal Nilssen-Love, drums), live, London, 2010

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Saturday, July 16th

sounds of Oslo, Amsterdam, and Chicago

What if your office sounded like this?

Paal Nilssen-Love Trio (PNL, drums, percussion; Ab Baars, clarinet, shakuhachi, tenor saxophone; Ken Vandermark, tenor saxophone, clarinet), live, Oslo, 2011


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this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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The flowers seem not to know—this park’s in one of the city’s most violent neighborhoods (Austin).

Thursday, June 2nd

sounds of Chicago and Oslo

Ken Vandermark (tenor saxophone), Paal Nilssen-Love (percussion), “Song for Terrie,” live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 5/26/16


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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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A big birthday shout-out to my brother Don, my first listening companion. All these years later, the basement jukebox still plays: “Wake Up Little Susie” (Everly Brothers) . . .”North to Alaska” (Johnny Horton) . . .”(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance” (Gene Pitney) . . . Hear it?

Tuesday, January 19th

sounds of Chicago, and Germany, and Norway – in Japan

Peter Brotzmann (Germany, alto saxophone), Fred Lonberg-Holm (Chicago, cello), Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway, drums), live, Japan (Chiba), 2011

Friday, October 2nd

tonight in Chicago

These guys will be playing at Constellation.

The Thing (Mats Gustafsson, baritone and tenor saxophones; Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, bass; Paal Nilssen-Love, drums), live, London, 2010

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You ask: what is life? That’s like asking: what is a carrot? A carrot is a carrot, and that’s all there is to know.

—Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), letter to wife Olga Knipper-Chekhova, April 20, 1904 (translated from Russian by Cathy Popkin [Anton Chekhov’s Selected Stories, Cathy Popkin, ed.])

Monday, September 7th

tonight in Chicago

This guy will be at the Experimental Sound Studio.

Paal Nilssen-Love, drums, live, Japan (Chiba), 2010

Saturday, July 18th

Here’s more of drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and reed player Ken Vandermark—this time together.

Live, Romania (Oradea), 2012


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These Songs are not meant to be understood, you understand. / They are only meant to terrify & comfort.

—John Berryman (1914-1972, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Dream Song 366

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last night
Columbus Park, Chicago

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Thursday, July 16th

In the right hands, a drum kit can be a kinetic orchestra.

Paal Nilssen-Love, live, Norway (Høvikodden), 2010

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The jane is zoned!

—John Berryman (1914-1972, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Dream Song 2

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