For those of you in New York City or the vicinity, I share with you an invitation to hear Bill Kirchner (soprano saxophone) and Marc Copland (piano) In Concert at The New School Jazz Performance Space on Tuesday, September 23, 8 p.m. [55 West 13th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, 5th floor]
In Bill’s own words:
Marc Copland and I have been friends and musical colleagues for 30 years, and we’ve played together many times in a variety of groups and settings. Some of the best musical moments of my career have involved Marc, who is one of the most gifted and original musicians I know.
An example: some years ago we played a duo concert, in which we did a free improvisation that went so well that I was able to transcribe it from a recording and orchestrate it. It turned out as a very nice piece for jazz quartet and string quartet. Once in a while, you get lucky.
I have every reason to think that we’ll be lucky at this concert as well. I hope you can join us.