Genius at work. Brilliance at play. Two artists so confident and playful that they inspire each other to take risks, risks that come off. Watching the singer Marianne Solivan and the pianist Michael Kanan in duet is rather like watching great athletes, actors, or dancers — so sure of their immersion in the art that courage and wit come naturally to them.
Here’s the first set of a completely inspiring duo-performance at Smalls (183 West Tenth Street, Greenwich Village, New York City) that I recorded on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
LOVE IS A NECESSARY EVIL:
LOVE WALKED IN:
I’LL FOLLOW YOU / THEN I’LL BE TIRED OF YOU:
I DON’T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE:
DAY IN, DAY OUT:
BEAUTIFUL MOONS AGO:
They bring such pleasure — I admire them so.
May your happiness increase!