Photos Of Existence

Times Square – October 23, 2o19 ---- photo by MW

Times Square – October 23, 2o19 —- photo by MW

November 14, 2o19 Jazz @ Noon every Thursday (starts at 12:07 after the satellite news) Host MARK WEBER KUNM Albuquerque, USA 89.9 FM (Mountain Standard Time) also streaming on the web KUNM.org Current time zone offset: UTC*/GMT -6 hours (*Coordinated Universal Time)/Greenwich Mean Time)

PHOTOS OF EXISTENCE

“Au contraire,” said our most contrary wino, pretending to be French, leaning against the wall in the alley of time, then, in Latin, “cogito, ergo sum,” as if those of us who passed him by, pretending he didn’t exist, didn’t see him, who knows, maybe he was French, and looking for a way back across the ocean? I’ve met my quota in this life of talk with winos, it’s always an uneven playing field: they’re full of wine and you’re not —- There’s an indefatigable surety & confidence when you’re full of wine, it must be nice, pretending not to hear him, cogito, ergo sum [I think, therefore I exist], I continued on foot heading to the radio station stuck in my own reality with a briefcase full of jazz records.

Little birdies taking a bath ---- October 23, 2019 Upper West Side – photo by MW

Little birdies taking a bath —- October 23, 2019 Upper West Side – photo by MW

New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx – October 24, 2o19 – photo by MW

New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx – October 24, 2o19 – photo by MW

Janet walking along the quay ---- October 23, 2o19 10:24am (my wife is an exercise type, so I was tagging along) ---- Hudson River near 113th Street looking south from Manhattan – photo by MW

Janet walking along the quay —- October 23, 2o19 10:24am (my wife is an exercise type, so I was tagging along) —- Hudson River near 113th Street looking south from Manhattan – photo by MW

Into the fray ---- Manhattan at 86th Street 5:06pm October 23, 2o19 – photo by MW

Into the fray —- Manhattan at 86th Street 5:06pm October 23, 2o19 – photo by MW

Guardian Angels on the subway – October 26, 2o19 – photo by Mark Weber

Guardian Angels on the subway – October 26, 2o19 – photo by Mark Weber

315 W. 44th Street ---- We were in town October 19 – 27th --- Whenever possible I try to always catch the matinee of David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity band, now in it’s 20th year at Birdland, this night was packed to the rafters, we had to stand in a separate line for non-ticket holders (hence the photo) and we were lucky to get in, it was jazz scholar Dan Morgenstern’s birthday celebration and everybody was there: Daryl Sherman, Catherine Russell, author Janice Greenberg, Loren Schoenberg, Joe Temperley’s widow Laurie, author Ricky Riccardi, and Lew Tabackin sat in on tenor! ---- October 23, 2o19 – photo by Mark Weber

315 W. 44th Street —- We were in town October 19 – 27th — Whenever possible I try to always catch the matinee of David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity band, now in it’s 20th year at Birdland, this night was packed to the rafters, we had to stand in a separate line for non-ticket holders (hence the photo) and we were lucky to get in, it was jazz scholar Dan Morgenstern’s birthday celebration and everybody was there: Daryl Sherman, Catherine Russell, author Janice Greenberg, Loren Schoenberg, Joe Temperley’s widow Laurie, author Ricky Riccardi, and Lew Tabackin sat in on tenor! —- October 23, 2o19 – photo by Mark Weber

Self-portrait inside the Guggenheim with wide-angle lens at age 66 – October 23, 2o19 NYC

Self-portrait inside the Guggenheim with wide-angle lens at age 66 – October 23, 2o19 NYC

What a titanic talent she had: Maria Helena Viera da Silva (1908-1992) “Untitled”(1953) oil on burlap – Guggenheim exhibit Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection (six artists chose their favorite works out of the vaults)

What a titanic talent she had: Maria Helena Viera da Silva (1908-1992) “Untitled”(1953) oil on burlap – Guggenheim exhibit Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection (six artists chose their favorite works out of the vaults)

Jean-Michel Basquiat was certainly channeling something very heavy (he called it anger, and you can see that, and the Reagan years and a bankrupt city, staring over the edge into oblivion, why not spray paint the subways, something has got to happen) ---- I sure hope Sheila Jordan gets a chance to see this exhibit: these separate paintings hung as a tryptic: “CPRKR”(1982) & “Self-Portrait”(1983) & “Charles the First”(1982) his paean to Charlie Parker ---- Guggenheim Museum exhibit Basquiat’s Defacement ---- Sheila will be quite moved, she’s all over the place these days, we had to reschedule our dinner for another time, when I telephoned she had just returned from Estonia & Austria and was home in Chelsea doing her laundry and leaving for gigs in Toronto the next day, I told her I went to Dan Morgenstern’s 90th birthday party and she exuberantly declared, “He’s 90 and I’m going to be 91!” Like Jay Clayton told me, “Sheila’s indestructible!” Wasn’t it in Estonia a few years back that there was found a person 118 years old? ----- photo by MW 23oct2o19

Jean-Michel Basquiat was certainly channeling something very heavy (he called it anger, and you can see that, and the Reagan years and a bankrupt city, staring over the edge into oblivion, why not spray paint the subways, something has got to happen) —- I sure hope Sheila Jordan gets a chance to see this exhibit: these separate paintings hung as a tryptic: “CPRKR”(1982) & “Self-Portrait”(1983) & “Charles the First”(1982) his paean to Charlie Parker —- Guggenheim Museum exhibit Basquiat’s Defacement —- Sheila will be quite moved, she’s all over the place these days, we had to reschedule our dinner for another time, when I telephoned she had just returned from Estonia & Austria and was home in Chelsea doing her laundry and leaving for gigs in Toronto the next day, I told her I went to Dan Morgenstern’s 90th birthday party and she exuberantly declared, “He’s 90 and I’m going to be 91!” Like Jay Clayton told me, “Sheila’s indestructible!” Wasn’t it in Estonia a few years back that there was found a person 118 years old? —– photo by MW 23oct2o19

 Two alto saxophonists ---- Jeff Pearring and Nick Lyons ---- after Nick’s concert at Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, East Williamsburg NY ---- October 25, 2o19 ---- photo by Mark Weber ---- (Nick’s quartet with Ryan Messina, trumpet; Michael Brownell, bass; Uri Zelig, bass)

Two alto saxophonists —- Jeff Pearring and Nick Lyons —- after Nick’s concert at Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, East Williamsburg NY —- October 25, 2o19 —- photo by Mark Weber —- (Nick’s quartet with Ryan Messina, trumpet; Michael Brownell, bass; Uri Zelig, bass)

Drummer & daughter ---- October 24, 2o19 at I-Beam ---- Igal and Liana Foni ---- Igal performed with the Burton Greene Trio on a double bill with Carol Liebowitz – Adam Lane Duo ---- photo by Mark Weber

Drummer & daughter —- October 24, 2o19 at I-Beam —- Igal and Liana Foni —- Igal performed with the Burton Greene Trio on a double bill with Carol Liebowitz – Adam Lane Duo —- photo by Mark Weber

Adam Lane in duet with Carol Liebowitz at I-Beam, Brooklyn ---- October 24, 2o19 – photo by Mark Weber ---- I told Adam that his bass is giving me déjà vu, how old is it? Something like one hundred years, bought it out in Los Angeles, it used to be Monty Budwig’s ---- I told Adam that I heard that bass back in the 70s on the Coast

Adam Lane in duet with Carol Liebowitz at I-Beam, Brooklyn —- October 24, 2o19 – photo by Mark Weber —- I told Adam that his bass is giving me déjà vu, how old is it? Something like one hundred years, bought it out in Los Angeles, it used to be Monty Budwig’s —- I told Adam that I heard that bass back in the 70s on the Coast

Burdie (Michele Burdiac) ‘s hat says Meditate ---- We’re outside I-Beam in Brooklyn, prior to Carol Liebowitz’s (pictured) concert ---- Burdie is a yoga teacher so I was showing her Vasisthasana as best I could as it’s a pose I should no longer be doing, too hard on my shoulders, she lives across the hall from Connie’s studio in Williamsburg ---- photo by Mark Weber – October 24, 2o19

Burdie (Michele Burdiac) ‘s hat says Meditate —- We’re outside I-Beam in Brooklyn, prior to Carol Liebowitz’s (pictured) concert —- Burdie is a yoga teacher so I was showing her Vasisthasana as best I could as it’s a pose I should no longer be doing, too hard on my shoulders, she lives across the hall from Connie’s studio in Williamsburg —- photo by Mark Weber – October 24, 2o19

 This shot reminds me that I need to look into whatever CDs this trumpeter might have out there, new to me, she was tremendous: Bria Skonberg(trumpet), and Will Anderson(alto), Gerrard Angle(banjo) w/ David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band ---- October 23, 2o19 ---- photo by Mark Weber

This shot reminds me that I need to look into whatever CDs this trumpeter might have out there, new to me, she was tremendous: Bria Skonberg(trumpet), and Will Anderson(alto), Gerrard Angle(banjo) w/ David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band —- October 23, 2o19 —- photo by Mark Weber

 As I’ve said before, that’s one of the drawbacks of digital-thinking cameras, is that you can’t just point & shoot, the damn thing wants to think a minute before it fires, I’m trying to break the habit, the upshot being you get these blurry photos, which I actually like, up to a point ---- That’s Dan Morgenstern and Lew Tabackin – October 23, 2o19 ---- photo by MW

As I’ve said before, that’s one of the drawbacks of digital-thinking cameras, is that you can’t just point & shoot, the damn thing wants to think a minute before it fires, I’m trying to break the habit, the upshot being you get these blurry photos, which I actually like, up to a point —- That’s Dan Morgenstern and Lew Tabackin – October 23, 2o19 —- photo by MW

And on our last night in town we caught Daryl Sherman singing & playing piano in the Arabelle Lounge, Plaza Athenee Hotel, 37 E. 64th Street right off Madison Avenue, and author Will Friedwald dropped in! Such is Manhattan ---- October 26, 2o19 ---- photo by Mark Weber ---- Daryl is a frequent guest on the Thursday radio show because she knows so much about the American songbook and is such a beautiful person

And on our last night in town we caught Daryl Sherman singing & playing piano in the Arabelle Lounge, Plaza Athenee Hotel, 37 E. 64th Street right off Madison Avenue, and author Will Friedwald dropped in! Such is Manhattan —- October 26, 2o19 —- photo by Mark Weber —- Daryl is a frequent guest on the Thursday radio show because she knows so much about the American songbook and is such a beautiful person

Somewhere over the middle of the U.S. heading west back to Albuquerque – October 27, 2o19 – photo by MW

Somewhere over the middle of the U.S. heading west back to Albuquerque – October 27, 2o19 – photo by MW

7 Comments

  1. WOW as always – a mind boggling collection of great photos and encounters. Bravo Mark Weber! I loved the Botanic Garden shot. And – all the musicians look so lively and in the moment. A wealth of great music happening in NYC. It’s super that you go and check in there as often as possible.

  2. What beautiful photos, Mark . . so much love in them

  3. Mark , you are too cool . A great latter day jazz ambassador . Glad you got to spend some time
    recently in NY, NY (the city so cool it had to be named twice)

  4. wow, i done been to Guggy, too, way back in 1977… what a gorgeous place and such grand glorious art and wow, too, Mark, all the other pix…

  5. ————————————————-playlist—————————–
    The Certified Live Jazz Radio Show
    November 14, 2o19 ————KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER
    1. Tina Raymond Trio “Battle Hymn of the Republic” –2017 Los Angeles cd LEFT RIGHT LEFT (Orienda 039) w/ Putter Smith(bass), Tina(drumset), Art Lande(piano)
    2. Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra (sextet) w/ Duke Ellington(piano), Harry Sweets Edison(trpt), Les Spann(guitar), JH (alto), Al Hall(bass), Jo Jones(drums) —26feb59 NYC Lp BLUES SUMMIT (Verve) aka SIDE BY SIDE aka BACK TO BACK
    3. Lars Gullin Quartet “That’s It” –21feb59 Stockholm w/ Bengt Hallberg(piano), Gunnar Almstedt(bass), Jack Noren(drums), Lars(baritone saxophone) cd FIRST WALK (Dragon)
    4. Johnny Hodges “Going Up” ibid. but with Spann on flute
    5. John Pizzarelli Trio “Nat King Cool” 2018 cd FOR CENTENNIAL REASONS: A SALUTE to Nat KING COLE
    6. Art Pepper Trio “In a Mellow Tone” w/ Charlie Haden(bass), Art(clarinet), Billy Higgins(drums) –May 1979 box set PROMISE KEPT: COMPLETE ARTIST HOUSE RECORDINGS
    7. Johnny Hodges “Basin Street Blues” ibid. except Sam Jones(bass) – 20feb59
    8. Dick Cary Nonet “Mahogany Hall Stomp” – 11june57 NYC
    9. Kenny Davern Quartet “Royal Garden Blues” w/ Greg Cohen(bass), Tony DeNicola(drums), KD(clarinet), James Chirillo(guitar) cd IN CONCERT AT OUTPOST PERFORMANCE SPACE, ALBUQUERQUE 2004 (Arbors)
    10. Catherine Russell “How Deep is the Ocean” 2o18 cd ALONE TOGETHER
    11. Bobby Shew & Bill Mays – flugelhorn & piano duet “The Gentle Rain”(Bonfa) cd TELEPATHY (Fresh Sound) —- 1978
    12. Tina Raymond Trio ibid “Pastures of Plenty”
    13. Dave Pell Octet “Memphis in June”(Hoagy) – 1955 L.A.

  6. just got back from the Upper West Side ourselves, visited MOMA and the Metropolitan, heard classical concerts at Juilliard and Carnegie Hall, mostly, though, walked around watching the people and stopping at the cafes.

  7. Fantastic photos and musings, Mark!

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