Sat, 22 Dec 2012

RcppClassic 0.9.3

Yesterday's release of Rcpp 0.10.2 required a small change to RcppClassic, the package supporting the deprecated older classic Rcpp API defined in the earlier 2005 to 2006 releases. So version 0.9.3 of RcppClassic is now on CRAN. There is no new user-facing code.

Courtesy of CRANberries, there is the set of changes relative to the previous release 0.9.2.

Questions, comments etc should go to the rcpp-devel mailing list off the R-Forge page.

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Kurt Elling Quintet at the Green Mill

Kurt Elling is back in Chicago for two gigs at the Green Mill (where I last saw him in a wonderful big-band setting), along with his long-time collaborator Laurence Hobgood on piano, Clark Sommers on bass, Chicago's own John McLean on guitar, and the new kid Bryan Carter on drums.

And they were, of course, awesome. Great mix of standards as well as new stuff from the Grammy-nominated new recording. If you can see Kurt Elling live, go. Now. They return for another gig tonight and I will have to see if I can swing that.

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Patricia Barber at Unity Temple

Forgot to blog about this (though I posted on Google+ about it), but we went to a neat little concert in the neighborhood on October 6. Chicago's own Patricia Barber came to the wonderful Unity Temple by Frank Lloyd Wright (more on the temple at Wikipedia and the foundation).

This closed the 2012 series of the Unity Temple concerts and the setting was a little, well, weird. Look like mostly concert subscribers, with the commensurate age brackets, and not too many jazz folks. Not sure how many Patricia Barber, along with Larry Kohut on bass, won over, but I enjoyed it. I had secured front row (!!) seats in what is already an wonderfully intimate setting for such a duet concert.

See the Google+ link for a YouTube recording by her.

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