Stephen Holden on Jay Leonhart

The NYTimes reviews the musical satirist at the Metropolitan Room: “What distinguishes Mr. Leonhart’s musical comedy from everyone else’s is the degree to which his relationship with his instrument suggests a ventriloquist act; the hyper-articulate singer and the bass carry on an edgy dialogue in which the bass registers the songs’ unspoken subtext; Mr. Leonhart is the father, and his instrument a child with a mind of its own.”

One Response to Stephen Holden on Jay Leonhart

  1. Marianne says:

    Michael, I’ve been interested in this guy ever since you introduced me to his song “Robert Frost,” a funny, bittersweet concoction that is part biography, part journal entry. It’s also muscially beautiful. On my 2010 to-do list is to see Jay Leonhart in NYC, either at the Metropolitan Room or at a jazz club in the Village that he often plays, called Smalls.

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