Jacques Fages's Steinway piano, like his entire Upper West Side apartment, is a curious intersection of eras. He purchased the full upright, a classic model that has endured for over a century, off eBay in the '90s, when the website was still in chrysalis; not wanting to drive to the New Jersey warehouse to collect it, he had a factory worker test the keys for him as he dictated instructions over the phone. And then he set it down in his living room, in the building he grew up in as a child and returned to years later—a complex built before the invention of electricity, perched at an intersection still recovering from the '80s crack years. And now, with that piano, he is reviving the glamorous jazz house parties of the... More >>>