Here are the first five videos from that evening.
and here’s what I said about the music from that night:
There’s so much lyrical life in the melodies of the twentieth century, when they are explored by masters of improvisation. This was proven throughout a delightful evening at Smalls (West Tenth Street, Greenwich Village, New York City) by piano master Mike Lipskin and reed master Evan Arntzen. Here are five masterful performances from that night, December 8, 2015. And I believe that this was the first time Mike and Evan had played together in duet: talk about deep swing empathy. It’s easy to hear and admire such lyricism and their wise exploration of the varied ways to improvise melodically at medium tempos.
And a second portion of lyrical swing:
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE:
WHERE ARE YOU?:
I’M CRAZY ‘BOUT MY BABY:
We’re crazy ’bout this duo’s music. Come back, come back.
May your happiness increase!