60 years on, Itzhak Perlman reprises his Ed Sullivan appearancemain
On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert Itzhak Perlman returns to the same stage he graced sixty years earlier when he performed on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ as a child prodigy.
UPDATE: And here’s the performance.
That’s just the chat bit. The part where he plays is here:
Had he forgotten what the second piece was ? He really needed help.
So great to see him performing there again!
Mr. P is the best.
Here’s the performance. I thought the pianist was racing ahead a bit in the Wieniawski
Great accompanist. Has a wildly successful career in jazz:
I agree, Mr. Friend.
Jon Batiste as a soloist/accompanist (as well as leading the show’s band Stay Human) is not featured nearly often enough on The Late Show.
(BTW, thank you for your own wonderful contributions to music!)
If you’re going to post the interview, might as well post the performance:
If you go to http://www.cbs.com you can view the entire show and watch him play Wieniawski op. 18/4 and a version of Gershwin’s Someone to Watch Over Me
Here’s a link to Perlman’s performance with a very nervous Jon Batiste. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mYt9PBcSjQ
My perception is just the opposite. I watched it but saw no indication that Jon is nervous, let alone “very nervous.” To me he seems no different than in any other of his performances.
My perception was just the opposite. I watched it but saw no indication that Jon was nervous, let alone “very nervous.” To me, he seems no different than in any of his other performances. I thought he handled it quite well.
somebody posted this on YT
“Behind the scenes note: this was the second take. I didn’t see or hear anything wrong with the first take, so it must have been technical. I’m so lucky to have seen him and Jon perform it twice!!
In between takes, Stephen jokingly reintroduced him using an Ed Sullivan impression. Itzhak also jokingly said, “We’re gonna do it until we get it right!”
I’m struck that Jon Batiste stepped in to accompany. In 30 years of Letterman shows I don’t think I ever saw Paul Shaffer accompany a classical music guest.
The 80 minute documentary film ‘Itzhak’ can now be bought or loaned on YT. Recommended.
Nice footage of him playing with M. Argerich
Since I hardly ever turn on my television I am forever grateful to slipped disc for the opportunity to see this tribute to Itzhak Perlman’s 60th anniversary of his appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. I was greatly moved by his performance and his magnanimous presence and smile.