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Rhys Tranter
Writer and Photographer
Writer and Photographer
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"[A]rt is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risks" — Mark Rothko, born #onthisday in 1903
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"The act of writing shows movement, activity, life." — William Faulkner, born #onthisday in 1897

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Lou Donaldson recorded A Man With A Horn in Rudy Van Gelder’s studio #onthisday in 1961 (released in 1999).
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On Patti Smith's "Compelling" Memoir, M Train

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Bruce Chatwin's Travel Writing 'In a Category Of Its Own'
"In Patagonia was in a category of its own. It was clearly not a novel, but it flirted with fiction. A collage of histories, sketches, myths and memories, with short scenes glinting towards each other, without judgment, conclusion or, often, links. Chatwin said he was trying to make a cubist portrait. It is paradoxical, in content and in style."

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Jackie McLean’s Jackknife was recorded #onthisday in 1965 (pictured is the 2002 reissue)
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John Coltrane was born #onthisday in 1926.
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Coetzee & the Archive: Inaugural Conference
"An upcoming international conference is offering scholars and enthusiasts a chance to engage with J.M. Coetzee’s work in new and interesting ways. Over the course of three days, the event will include a single day CHASE funded archival training workshop, and will feature a host of leading scholars in the field. Significantly, the Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee will be appearing in person to give a reading."

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Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger on stage at Carnegie Hall on 22 September 1962 in New York City. Photograph: David Gahr. #OnThisDay
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60th Anniversary: Sonny Rollins recorded Newk’s Time on this day in 1957
"In his autobiography, Miles Davis remembers taking a New York cab with Sonny Rollins: “the white cabdriver turned around and looked at Sonny and said, ‘Damn, you’re Don Newcombe!’”, confusing the saxophonist with the Brooklyn Dodgers star pitcher. Davis goes on: “Man, the guy was totally excited. I was amazed, because I hadn’t thought about it before. We put that cabdriver on something terrible. Sonny started talking about what kind of pitches he was going to throw Stan Musial, the great hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals, that evening”. Rollins’ resemblance to the player became the origin of a nickname ‘Newk’, by which he was known by Davis, Charlie Parker, and the wider jazz community..."
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