What I remember most about Night Music was the great pairings of performers that happened. The show was put together by Hal Wilner and featured such a great eclectic group of artists who, as a highlight, would often jam together for a song. The highlight had to be Sonic Youth, The Indigo Girls, Daniel Lanois and David Sanborn playing the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog." Other truly great (and surreal) moments include:
Sonny Rollins sitting in with Leonard Cohen and Was (Not Was) doing "Who By Fire"
Conway Twitty singing "It's Only Make Believe" with The Residents dancing behind him in eyeballs(!)
Nick Cave, Charlie Haden, and Toots Thielemans getting together to play "Hey Joe."
Todd Rundgren, Ellen Foley and Taj Mahal performing a scene from 'HMS Pinafore,' with Sanborn, Pat Metheny, Christian Marclay and the Night Music band all dressed as sailors behind them(!!)
Someone needs to pull Lorne Michaels (SNL, Broadway Video) ear and get him to release these on DVD... it's time has come.
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