The second concert I saw on Friday night after arriving in New York was Sylvie Courvoisier and Evan Parker at the Stone, one of my favorite venues in the city. I absolutely love Ms. Courvoisier’s piano skills, so I nabbed myself my favorite piano-watching seat, in the front row of the rear section. (I would have liked front row of the front section to watch both performers, but I didn’t get there early enough, so I had to settle for the ‘obsessive piano fan’ seat.) As you can see, I had a perfect view of the piano and not so much of the sax:
The music was (as far as I know) wholly improvised, and for the most part it was quite intense and exciting music (which was a welcome change from the early set I’d seen, which remains as yet unblogged…). Even though it was an acoustic set, there were a few times where I wished I had my earplugs with me.
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