Arthur Russell

Saturday, March 2, 1985. 9:00 pm

The influential and profoundly brave cross-genre artist (1951–1992) presented “The Deer In The Forest,” and other extended vocal compositions with his ubiquitous amplified cello.

Update 2019: With Peter Zummo, trombone, and possibly Elodie Lauten or Steven Hall on Casio keyboard. Considered early versions of songs that became more focused later. For example, “Each Step Is Moving” (around 7 minutes in), is substantially “This Is How We Walk On The Moon,” which wasn’t released until 1994, posthumously. In this concert, Russell was experimenting with repeated phrases and lines, as if testing them out, which likely emerged later in more developed versions.