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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.

Friday, January 10th

tonight in Chicago

He’s playing at Buddy Guy’s club, opening for Buddy himself.

Kingfish (AKA Christone Ingram, 1999-), “Hey Joe,” live, Tupelo, Miss., 2017

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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reading table

a lovely night lit
with oil lamps . . .
croaking frogs

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

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Today WKCR (Columbia University) is celebrating the birthday of jazz drummer Max Roach (1924-2007), playing his music all day.

Monday, December 30th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), French Suites (Nos. 1-6); András Schiff (piano), live, Germany (Leipzig), 2010

 

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The annual Bachfest on WKCR (Columbia University) continues through midnight New Year’s Eve.

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, December 24th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor; Shunske Sato (violin), live, Netherlands (Haarlem), published 10/24/19

 

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One of my favorite musical events begins today: the annual Bachfest on WKCR (Columbia University); all Bach, all the time, until midnight New Year’s Eve.

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Monadnock Building)

Monday, December 31st

more

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor; Steuart Pincombe (cello), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2018

 

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WKCR’s Bach Festival, which began the day before Christmas, concludes at midnight.

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, July 23rd

sounds of India and New York

Here’s one of the performers at this year’s Ragas Live Festival, which begins at noon, at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, and goes until noon tomorrow. It’s being streamed—all 24 hours—on WKCR (Columbia University).

Pandit Krishna Bhatt (sitar) with Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (tabla), Margherita Marincola (tanpura); Raga Kafi, live, New York, 2014

Monday, July 4th

Happy Fourth!

Let’s celebrate by remembering three giants.

Ralph Stanley, singer, banjo player, February 25, 1927-June 23, 2016

“Little Maggie,” live (TV show), Austin, Tx., 1980


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Bernie Worrellkeyboard player, April 19, 1944-June 24, 2016

Live (with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic), Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 2004


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Scotty Moore, guitar player, December 27, 1931-June 28, 2016

“Blue Suede Shoes” (with Elvis Presley), live, 1956


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Today, Louis Armstrong’s adopted birthday, it’s all Louis all day at WKCR (Columbia University).

Thursday, December 31st

more

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations
Andras Schiff (piano), live


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WKCR‘s Bach Festival concludes at midnight.

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reading table

Nobody does letters to the editor like the Brits. Here, for instance, is how one begins in the December 17th issue of the London Review of Books:

I hesitate to disagree with my brother, David Matthews, about the order of the middle movements of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, but we have long held opposing views, mine being that the scherzo should come third (Letters, 3 December). . . .

Colin Matthews

London SW 11

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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To all who’ve dropped by this year (from, I’m told, 120 countries): May you have a happy and peaceful new year.

Wednesday, December 30th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
Kristóf Baráti (1979-), live, Moscow, 2008

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#2

 

I wouldn’t mind dying if I knew I could listen to this all day.

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The Bach Festival at WKCR (Columbia University)—all Bach, all the time—continues through midnight, New Year’s Eve.

Wednesday, December 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Hamid Drake (drums, percussion, voice), live, Sardinia, 2013


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radio

One of the year’s great musical events has begun: the annual Bach Festival on WKCR (Columbia University)—all Bach, all the time, through New Year’s Eve.

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musical thoughts

How lucky to be alive in a world of sound.

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