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Classic FM Drive with John Brunning 4pm - 7pm
15 October 2020, 11:06
Nothing beats a bit of live jazz from a double bass, guitar, drums and a... pogo stick?
True to its nature, a live streetside performance is never complete without an unexpected showstopper.
And for this Brooklyn-based jazz trio, their accidental gatecrasher came in the form of a springy metal jumping device, and an oblivious young boy hopping on it.
But instead of creating a distraction from their smooth rendition – the pogo stick actually added to it.
Percussion players, take note...
I don’t know what I did to deserve world class Jazz outside my door during a fucking pandemic but I certainly appreciate every fucking second of it.— SpookyThug (@furrythug) October 7, 2020
Big surprise at :25 pic.twitter.com/sRprdnsCrU
It only lasted a moment before the kid hastily bounced away, but it was enough to add something special to the live show.
Frisell is renowned in the New York borough for his free “stoop concerts”, which he performs as part of the trio, or with other musicians.