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Thursday, July 18th

what’s new

Andrew Cyrille (1939-, drums) with Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), Brandon Ross (guitar), live, New York, 6/11/19

 

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Tuesday, June 25th

floating down the river

Wadada Leo Smith, “Emmett Till: Defiant, Fearless” (W.L. Smith), live, Glendora, Miss., 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, February 28th

trumpet festival
day three

Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet (WLS, trumpet, compositions; Anthony Davis, piano; John Lindberg, bass; Pheeroan akLaff, drums), “Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 381 Days,” live, Spain (San Sebastian), 2014

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)

Wednesday, November 2nd

more

Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), Louis Moholo-Moholo (drums), live


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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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Saturday, October 29th

tonight in Chicago

He’ll be playing at Constellation.

Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) with John Edwards (bass), Mark Sanders (drums), live, Latvia (Riga), 2014


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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), The Geranium, 1906

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Thursday, September 29th

what’s new

Wadada Leo Smith,* “New Orleans: The National Culture Park USA 1718” (W.L. Smith), excerpt (America’s National Parks, out 10/14/16)


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lagniappe

reading table

Exultation is the going
Of an inland soul to sea –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 143 (Franklin), excerpt

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*WLS, trumpet; Anthony Davis, piano; Ashley Walters, cello; John Lindberg, bass; Pheeroan akLaff, drums.

Thursday, April 21st

what’s new

Vijay Iyer (keyboards), Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke, 2016


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“Passages”


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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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Tuesday, November 3rd

More Wadada.

Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) with Brandon Ross (guitar), Lamar Smith (guitar), Bill Laswell (bass), Pheeroan akLaff (drums), live, New York, 2015

Tuesday, October 27th

More Wadada.

Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), Louis Moholo (percussion), Steve Noble (percussion), live, London, 2010

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Listening to live music, as I was over the weekend (hearing this guy with a quartet Saturday night, then by himself Sunday afternoon), reminds one, repeatedly, that this moment is irretrievable.

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Sunday, October 25th

old school

Blind Mamie Forehand (1895[?]-c. 1936), “Wouldn’t Mind Dying, If Dying Was All,” 1927

lagniappe

musical thoughts

If one part doesn’t work, that gives us more confidence the next part will.

—Wadada Leo Smith, last night, University of Chicago

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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