Friday, 2 July 2010

Laurie Anderson / Lou Reed / John Zorn - Salle Wilfried Pelletier - July 2nd 2010

Band : Laurie Anderson / Lou Reed / John Zorn
Venue : Salle Wilfried Pelletier (Festival International De Jazz De Montreal)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : July 2nd 2010
Grade : 4/5

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Comments : Not the "show" of the year, but definitely the "event" of the year. A nice collage of the sounds of the three artists, in a nice setting. There were some really great musical moments (especially during the fantastic third piece), but way too short for the expensive ticket price. I thought Lou's guitar was mixed way too low compared to the other instruments. Some rude audience members who obviously did not "get it" (or were they scared by what they did not understand?) booed and left after the second song. It is amazing that an established artist such as Lou Reed can generate so much controversy even today. It is probably similar to the mainstream reaction to the Velvet Underground when they first started. Oh, well, experimental music is definitely not for everyone, and I am certainly not complaining about the show.

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