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Wednesday, July 8th

like nobody else

Roscoe Mitchell (1940-, alto and soprano saxophone, composition) with Hugh Ragin (trumpet), Tyshawn Sorey (trombone), live, New York, 2015

 

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art beat: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3/6/20

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Chateau Noir (1903-04)

Thursday, January 9th

27 years later

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, reeds, flute, percussion; Famadou Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion) and Guests (Hugh Ragin, trumpets, flugelhorn; Tomeika Reed, cello; Silvia Bolognesi, bass; Jaribu Shahid, bass; Dudu Kouate, percussion), live, Italy (Cormòns), 2018

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Monday, January 6th

like nobody else

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, reeds, flute, percussion; Joseph Jarman, 1937-2019, reeds, flute, percussion; Lester Bowie, 1941-1999, trumpet, flugelhorn, MCOTD Hall of Fame; Malachi Favors, 1927-2004, bass, percussion, vocals; Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1991

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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Culture’s beginnings:
from the heart of the country
rice-planting songs

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), from Narrow Road to the Interior (translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill)

Tuesday, June 27th

Do you listen to contemporary rap and R&B?

I do. I like Anderson .Paak, that’s for sure! That “Come Down” piece.

Roscoe Mitchell (featured yesterday), New York Times, 6/23/17

Anderson .Paak, “Come Down,” 2016

 

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Another take.

 

Monday, June 26th

what’s new

Here’s something from Roscoe Mitchell’s new album, Bells for the South Side (ECM), a 2-CD set recorded in 2015 at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

“Spatial Aspects of the Sound,” Roscoe Mitchell (composition, piccolo), Craig Taborn (piano), Tyshawn Sorey (piano), William Winant (percussion), Kikanju Baku (wrist bells, ankle bells)

 

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random sights

this morning, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Monday, March 16th

sounds of Chicago

Jack DeJohnette (drums) with MCOTD Hall-of-Famer Henry Threadgill (reeds), Roscoe Mitchell (reeds), Muhal Richard Abrams (piano), and Larry Gray (bass), Made in Chicago, 2015

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art beat: more from the other day at the Art Institute of Chicago

This, too, I never tire of.

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Greyed Rainbow, 1953

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Tuesday, January 13th

sounds of Chicago (day one)

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, reeds; MCOTD Hall-of-Famer Lester Bowie [1941-1999], trumpet; Malachi Favors [1927-2004], bass; Don Moye, drums), live, Hungary (Budapest), 1995

 

Saturday, August 16th

tonight in Chicago

These guys will be playing at Constellation, a performing-arts center owned by the drummer.

Roscoe Mitchell (reeds) & Mike Reed (drums, electronics), live, Poland (Poznan), 2013

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Thursday, June 12th

sounds of Chicago

One-word review: mesmerizing.

Art Ensemble of Chicago, live, France (Chateauvallon), 1970


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Despite all my inner crumblings,
I’m still able to recognize a perfect day:
sea without shadow,
sky without wrinkles,
air hovering over me like a blessing.

—Nina Cassian (1924-2014), “Summer X-Rays” (fragment)

 

Tuesday, November 12th

Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Band,* live, Austria (Saalfelden Jazz Festival), 2012

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musical thoughts

Music, like conversation, war, baseball, and sex, gives us a way to interact.

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random thoughts

Every year it comes as a surprise—first snow.

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*Muhal Richard Abrams, piano; Henry Threadgill, alto saxophone; Roscoe Mitchell, alto & soprano saxophone; Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet; Amina Claudine Myers, piano; George Lewis, trombone; Leonard Jones, bass; Thurman Barker, vibes, percussion; Reggie Nicholson, drums.

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