Concert Review: Michael Foster Solo at 65Fen, December 7, 2015

Tenor saxophonist Michael Foster performed a stunning solo set last night at the 65Fen music series held at Delroy’s Wine Bar & Cafe. It was one of the most intimate and gripping performances I have seen in quite some time. As part of a series of short sets included in the series’ first anniversary show, Foster played for no more than 10 minutes, but delivered a visceral statement in a concise piece that developed quickly and confidently. Quick sonic movements, vocalization (climaxing at a roar), and sensual oral gestures provided sexual undertones to the work. With eyes closed, he also moved with cat-like agility towards various audience members, as if flirting with their affections in a playful, light-hearted manner. It seems that this solo set was just the latest new twist from this daring artist.

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