Hosono has pioneered a plethora of genresfrom psychedelia to exotica, pop to ambientas both musician and producer. Yet despite a half century in music, this was his first solo tour in the US
Avant Gardner thinks its an airport. Security is paramountjust look at their website to check out the heavy restrictions on whats allowed inside its warehouse-like cavern. Rows of metal fences zig-zagged, herding this capacity crowd into a performance that was understandably in phenomenal demand.
Ask the question, where does jazz happen, and the likely answer will be New York (or New Orleans, for the historically minded). No one is going to mention Detroit, not even dedicated jazz fans.
I was invited to the Park Avenue Armory to see Heiner Goebbelss play Everything that happened and would happen, inspired by, amongst others, John Cage and Gertrude Stein.