I know that some of my readers already have plans for tomorrow evening (that’s Tuesday, May 22, 2012) at 10 PM. And others might be out of range. I hope it’s neither presumptuous nor too late to urge you towards a New York City jazz club . . . but I wouldn’t want anyone to miss an opportunity to be uplifted.
That soulfully pensive woman is Marianne Solivan. In a short time, she’s become one of my favorite singers. She doesn’t follow routines; she doesn’t “dramatize”; she doesn’t “innovate.”
What she does is more difficult and more valuable: she gives us her heart and craft in every measure, digging deep into each song to share its truths and beauties (and often its sadness) with us.
And tomorrow night she is going to be singing at Iridium with a peerless trio led by pianist Michael Kanan, a generous, heartfelt player who makes everyone around him sound splendid. Providing intuitive accompaniment will be sound-painters Marco Panascia and Michael Petrosino, both of whom have impressed me substantially in person.
The Iridium is located at 1650 Broadway, at 51st Street. You can make reservations by calling 212.582.2121. or by visiting here.
In case you haven’t been transfixed by what Marianne and Michael can do, here is a deep example — their duet on HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN, recorded at Michael’s “The Drawing Room” on March 24, 2012:
And here‘s Marianne’s website . . . where she has a brand-new CD, PRISONER OF LOVE, on display!
May your happiness increase.