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Thursday, March 14th

sounds of New York

Tim Berne (alto saxophone, composition) with Herb Robertson (trumpet), Marc Ducret (guitar), Joey Baron (drums), et al., live, New York (TV show), c. 1990

 

Tuesday, February 19th

what’s new

Sun of Goldfinger (David Torn, electric guitar, live-looping, electronics; Tim Berne, alto saxophone; Ches Smith, drums, electronics); video, 2/6/19; album, 3/1/19

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 16th

what’s new

Tim Berne (alto saxophone), Matt Mitchell (piano), Dave King (drums), live, New York, 1/7/19

 

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reading table

in my thatched hut
even dreaming
the cold

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Monday, January 7th

sounds of New York

Tim Berne (alto saxophone), Michael Formanek (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums), live, New York, 2018

 

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reading table

One need not be a Chamber – to be Haunted –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 407 (Franklin)

Tuesday, January 3rd

sounds of New York

This guy’s one of my favorite alto players and composers.

Tim Berne’s Almost Human (TB, alto saxophone, composition; Matt Mitchell, piano; Dan Weiss, drums), live, New York, 12/14/16

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Tuesday, December 29th

This guy takes me places no one else does.

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil (TB, alto saxophone; Oscar Noriega, clarinet; Matt Mitchell, piano; Ches Smith, drums, vibraphone), “Small World in a Small Town” (T. Berne), live, Brazil (Sao Paulo), 2015


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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), City Landscape, 1955

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Thursday, July 23rd

This guitar player gets around. Last weekend Wilco—he’s been a member since 2004—headlined Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival. Here he’s playing a small performance space in Brooklyn.

BB&C (Tim Berne, alto saxophone; Jim Black, drums; Nels Cline, guitar), live, New York (Shapeshifter Lab), 2012

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random sights

yesterday morning
Columbus Park, Chicago

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Saturday, May 9th

tonight in Chicago

These guys will be at Constellation, as will I.

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil (TB, alto saxophone; Oscar Noriega, clarinet, bass clarinet; Matt Mitchell, piano; Ches Smith, drums, vibes, conga), “Lost in Redding,” live, Buenos Aires, 2015

 

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art beat

Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, New Jersey, 1958

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Wednesday, December 3rd

sounds of New York (day two)

Here, as in the city itself, density and spaciousness coexist.

Tim Berne’s Cornered,* “Embraceable Me,” live, New York, 10/12/14

*TB, alto saxophone; Oscar Noriega, clarinets; Ryan Ferreira, guitar; Matt Mitchell, piano; Michael Formanek, bass; Ches Smith, drums, vibraphone.

Saturday, December 14th

two takes

This is, to these ears, exhilarating.

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil,* “Cornered (Duck)”

Live, New York (The Stone), 5/8/13


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Live, Washington, D.C (Atlas Performing Arts Center), 10/9/13


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musical thoughts

Music should be no more complex than it needs to be. And no matter how complicated it may actually be, it should never seem that way to the listener. If it does, immediacy has deteriorated into abstraction.

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*TB, alto saxophone; Oscar Noriega, bass clarinet, clarinet; Matt Mitchell, piano; Ches Smith, percussion.

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