Duets demand a bit more intimacy and a bit more coziness than large ensemble gigs, and this new West Village cellar, a cousin of its nearby neighbor Small’s, is a comfy listening room that was launched with twosomes in mind. Pianist Parks’ versatility is an ongoing attraction, and his touch – keenly sensitive to an array of attacks – continues to impress. He’s worked in ensembles with saxophonist Stephens, whose plush lines woo with little labor, but this alone-together pairing should bring out a previously unrevealed dynamic between them.
Wed., Sept. 24, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 24, 2014