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daily kaddish: for Talia’s neighbor

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A kaddish for Talia’s neighbor, murdered in his house this morning; may he rest in peace, and may his poor widow find peace herself somehow too. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: Labor Day

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Ward Spangler, percussionist extraordinaire, sat down at my piano and started noodling. I picked up my flügelhorn, and we jammed. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Dona laPlante

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A little over a year ago, my friend Louise’s sister Dona died. My brother and I worked with Louise at Hardee’s. We all went to high school together. Suffice it to say, Dona’s death was way too young.
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daily kaddish: trying once again to harmonize

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I keep sitting down at the piano thinking I’ll be able to harmonize “Kaddish” the way I hear it in my imagination, but it never comes out quite right. This one’s a little closer, but I think I’m going to have to spend time with pencil and paper. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: on piano

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Still trying to adjust to a household in transition. I don’t have any horns out, so I play a “Kaddish” on piano. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for a shared household

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Recently I’d been telling a friend how I liked that this household division was leaving my house much less full of stuff, how I wanted to have less stuff, and I heard myself saying that even my 7′ piano seemed negotiable. I was wrong about that. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: on piano

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With my studio Apple out for repairs, I’m back to primitive recording equipment. Meanwhile, I’ve succumbed finally to the cold that has been threatening for about a week, so tonight’s Kaddish was an improvisation on piano. Continue reading

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