Happy New Year! Let me start this year’s bloggin’ with a musical snippet: Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio playing at The Owl Music Parlor in Brooklyn on 1.3.19. The 7:31 seconds of last night’s gig were chosen by the objective chance method of my iPhone & I doing what we do.
Cecil Taylor: Completion Then Scherzo in Mind (1928-2018) : keyboard, acquire roiling equipoise. Who once sent your keys catapulting into free space breathes somewhere his vapor trail here after remains in visible, his touch whole tone holy sprit tongues vibrate as waves shimmer radiant radiant off a Telsa coil. This meteor shower dis ceased clears a night sky for constellations which swell at … Read more Norman Weinstein’s Homage to Cecil Taylor
(Opening Poem: Sprinkelée) (Closing Poem: Scape)
Elegy for Roswell Rudd: Curtain Calls With Glissandos Galore just nerve-jazzed getting off Wilshire then mysterious left turns then soccer field arises, horizon fills with team of middle-aged realtors, one puts a trombone in my face “HERE!” & tosses cornball straw hat “HERE!” so trombone wraps itself boa-bodacious around shoulders & neck, while hat turns into half- assed mute, Dixieland dollar store style, & someones shouting orders, pretend … Read more Norman Weinstein: Elegy for Roswell Rudd
Given the situation, the need to keep mind on even, working keel is essential — too much reading in the proses of urgency is bad for eyes & mind; close these for a moment but open ears: listen, listen in, listen up, listen down. Ps. I have been listening all day to Matthew Shipp’s Trio latest release: PIANO SONG. It is absolutely gorgeous. Don’t miss it! Haven’t been able to locate any upload … Read more Keep Sane: Listen to Music
Serada “Porteurs de Mots” (Part 1) Serada “Porteurs de Mots” (Part 2) Le 25/06/16 Chez Lily à Germ Louron. Video by Frank Morignière with: Corinne Dubarry (accordéon, voix) Arnaud Tartari (gembri, guitare, percussions) Nicole Peyrafitte (voix, percussions) Alexis Kowalczewski (clarinettes) Bruno Giannotta (guitare, percussions) Marie Sigal (piano, voix) Patrick-jake Alati (voix) Pierre Joris (voix) Jacme Gaudàs (voix)
For the sheer pleasure of it, this Saturday afternoon, that many years later. Thanks, John. Enjoy. Miles Davis (tpt, org); Dave Liebman (ss, ts, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)
Ed Sanders reading historical hymn to 1959 with the Terri Lyne Carrington ensemble on 26 June, sponsored by Poets House, co-sponsored by the River-to-River Festival and the Battery Park City Authority – See more here.