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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Evan Christopher & David Torkanowski Livestream

What is it with these Facebook posts? I love them, I'm watching, then they go crazy and Cofid ain't responsive for this - I hope!.

Tonight I'm watching a duo performance streamed by Lena McLorin Salvant. Is Lena actually Cecile or her mother, sister, daughter or second cousin?

Evan Christopher on clarinet and David Torkanowski on piano played a delightful duo set under the auspices of the above lady and it was just so so listenable. Ellington numbers like Satin Doll, A Flower is a Lonesome Thing and Come Sunday, alongside those good old New Orleans' belters, I've Found a New Baby and That's a Plenty made the music 10 star... However, like all these pro/am sessions it rarely works to perfection - I mean you ain't gonna have the equivalent of the late Rudy Van Gelder in your living room are you? - and tonight the words were caught up in a delay setting that downsized the otherwise excellent music.

Years ago we would listen to jazz through the static and fading signals of continental radio stations... today has certain similarities but, with a difference, today we don't care about the imperfections, we're proud that artists from all genres are putting it out for you. 

Put another nickel in as the old Teresa Brewer hit, Music, Music, Music used to go - for them.
Lance

1 comment :

Patti said...

Yeah - it was almost perfect! Wonderful music, of course, and a great selection of tunes - but the video glitches were a bit distracting ...... lovely piano, and we all know Evan has that beautiful, softly fluid way of playing his clarinet. So typical of many of the classic style musicians from New Orleans. By the way, Lance - Lena is Cecile's Mummy!

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