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Saturday, October 10th

alone

Sam Newsome (1965-, soprano saxophone), live, published 10/9/20

 

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Today, the birthday of Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), it’s all Monk all day at WKCR (Columbia University).

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, July 9th

sounds of New York

Joe Morris (guitar), Sam Newsome (soprano saxophone, preparations), Charmaine Lee (voice, electronics), live, New York, 2018

 

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random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Do search. But in order to find other than what is searched for.

—painter Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993), Washington Post, 7/7/20

Monday, February 3rd

sounds of New York

Sam Newsome Quartet (SN, soprano saxophone, preparations, compositions; Angelica Sanchez, piano; Luke Stewart, bass; Reggie Nicholson, drums), live, New York (Smalls), 1/20/20

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, October 16th

what’s new

Fay Victor’s SoundNoiseFUNK (FV, vocals, compositions; Joe Morris, guitar; Sam Newsome, soprano saxophone; Reggie Nicholson, drums), live, New York, 10/13/18

 

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I can’t tell you – but you feel it –
Nor can you tell me –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 164 (Franklin)

Thursday, October 5th

sounds of New York

SoundNoise Trio (Fay Victor, voice; Sam Newsome, soprano saxophone, percussion; Reggie Nicholson, drums), live, New York (First St. Green), 9/30/17

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 23rd

More reasons to wonder: Where would we be without the saxophone?

Collective Identity Saxophone Quartet (Alex Harding, baritone; Jorge Sylvester & Bruce Williams, alto; Sam Newsome, soprano), live, New York, 10/11/14

 

Thursday, 11/26/09

Wobbly and splayed, this performance of the Jobim classic sounds more like a soundtrack for my life than the silky Getz/Gilberto original ever could.

Ran Blake, “The Girl From Ipanema”

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Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto (with a very young Gary Burton on vibes), “The Girl From Ipanema” (1964 [charted at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100]; this is from the 1964 movie “Get Yourself A College Girl”)

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mail

The immediacy of the e-world never ceases to amaze. After posting yesterday’s clip, I sent Sam Newsome an email—I’d happened upon his e-address at his website—to let him know that his music was being featured here. A few hours later, this was in my e-mailbox: “Thanks, Richard. It looks like I’m in good company. Peace, S”

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On this Thanksgiving Day, here’s a favorite quote.

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.—Henry James

Wednesday, 11/25/09

Yeah, the format might seem a little strange: soprano saxophone, unaccompanied. But Monk’s musical language—its tangy mix of geometric elegance and off-kilter bluesiness—is rarely spoken this eloquently.

Sam Newsome, Thelonious Monk Medley, live, 2008

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The clarity and logic of his [Thelonious Monk’s] work might have been compared with the craft of an architect. Each phrase, each fragment, each plump chord had its exact place in his musicial structure.—Mimi Clar (in Robin D. G. Kelley, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original [2009])

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‘All jazz musicians are mathematicians unconsciously’ was a favorite theory of Monk’s.—Randy Weston (in Deborah Kapchan, Traveling Spirit Masters: Moroccan Gnawa Trance and Music in the Global Marketplace [2007])

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