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Monday, January 10th

alone

This I could listen to all day.

Tony Allen (1940-2020, drums), live (studio), London, 2019

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, May 2nd

passings

Tony Allen, drummer, August 12, 1940–April 30, 2020

Today, remembering him, we revisit some old posts.

8/15/18

like nobody else

Tony Allen (drums), “Wolf Eats Wolf,” 2017

 

*****

9/23/15

Perhaps the greatest drummer ever.

Brian Eno

Tony Allen—three takes.

Recording studio, 2009


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Paris, 2015


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Istanbul, 2015

 

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3/3/15

what you simply cannot do 

Listen to this drummer without feeling lighter, livelier.

Tony Allen (drums, vocals) & Band, live, Luxembourg, 2011

 

*****

9/22/12

Questlove (:10-) & Tony Allen (1:25-), live, Paris, 2011

 

What a contrast. Questlove, focusing on power and momentum, pushes the beat. Tony lies behind it, skips ahead, lies back again, favoring suppleness and elasticity.

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, August 15th

like nobody else

Tony Allen (drums), “Wolf Eats Wolf,” 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Wednesday, October 11th

drum festival
day three

Tony Allen (drums, vocals) & Band, live, Luxembourg, 2011

 

Friday, March 31st

what’s new

Oumou Sangaré  (feat. Tony Allen, drums), “Yere Faga,” 3/30/17


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lagniappe

reading table

First cherry blossoms
just came out
pretty good day!

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by David Young

 

Thursday, June 30th

No matter how I’m feeling—up, down, whatever—he makes me feel better.

Tony Allen (1940-), drummer

Live, Paris, 2015

#1


#2


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Live (with Oghene Kologbo & World Squad), Brussels, 2014


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Interview, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill. (Roscoe, my granddog)

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Monday, June 20th

what’s new

Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra (Tony Allen, drums, et al.)
“Bade Zile,” 2016


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lagniappe

reading table

We don’t want him thinking too much.

Cubs pitcher John Lackey on rookie catcher Wilson Contreras’s first start tonight, following last night’s home run in his first big-league plate appearance—on the first pitch

Wednesday, September 23rd

drum fest
day three

Perhaps the greatest drummer ever.

Brian Eno

Tony Allen—three takes.

Recording studio, 2009


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Paris, 2015


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Istanbul, 2015

 

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lagniappe

reading table

opening the window
I see the butterfly off . . .
into the field

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

Monday, March 3rd

what you simply cannot do 

Listen to this drummer without feeling lighter, livelier.

Tony Allen (drums, vocals) & Band, live, Luxembourg, 2011

Saturday, 9/22/12

Questlove (:10-) & Tony Allen (1:25-), live, Paris, 2011

What a contrast. Questlove, focusing on power and momentum, pushes the beat. Tony lies behind it, skips ahead, lies back again, favoring suppleness and elasticity.

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