396: Raja Rahman and Jarrett Parker

Pairing a concert pianist with a stage magician means merging distinct performance traditions and can include tensions as well as triumphs. Perhaps that’s why their act is sometimes billed as Magic versus Music—a joke that is not entirely a joke. But what a show! Presented with Ralph Farris of the quartet Ethel.

Person: Johnny Thompson
Place: Las Vegas
Thing: this piano
Ralph Farris

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