New York, it’s also the city of music. jazz, of course... Featured this weekend: Arturo O’Farrill with all his influences, and the songs of Ethan Lipton who takes the banality of life and twists them. swinging and delicious.
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No Place To Go
But in New York, poetry is also song and music – even when addressing the vagrancy of contemporary and everyday life. This is the flavour of the marvellous No Place To Go performance by Ethan Lipton, who has created delicacies in New York at Joe’s Pub, one of the mythical clubs of Manhattan. The world of modern business, it’s cruelty, it’s heady absurdity, the feeling of confinement that can be sensed here – and there as well, New York has the audacity to play at the frontier of these genres. Between a bitter sea ballad and a modern drama, Lipton combines delicious melodies and dissonant melancholy to resonate our dismay at a society that nobody sane of mind could imagine, and yet is a reality.
Vito Dieterle saxophone Eben Levy guitar Ian M. Riggs bass