While watching The Joy of Sax, at 59E59’s Theater A, it occurred to me that Jazz is often a conversation between instruments. Pat Bianchi’s Hammond B-3 organ chattered with Kenny Washington’s drums. Don’t think of the Hammond B-3 organ as belonging out of church? Think again. It has a versatile voice with lots to say for itself.
The three saxes, Pater and Will Anderson and Harry Allen held interesting commentary back and forth.
All this on International Jazz Day (April 30th.) The Joy of Sax plays through May 7th.
To find out more about the program and to get tickets, please visit 59e59.org.
Note that the Anderson Twins also hold a post-show live Jazz show in 59E59’s E-Bar on Thursday nights.