These screen captures from the 1993 Leonard Cohen TV broadcast warrant their own gallery. While all of the photos are worth a look, those featuring Paul Ostermayer on saxophone, the backup singers, Julie Christensen and Perla Batalla, and Bob Metzger, who also played guitar during the 2008-2010 World Tour, are splendid.
Note: The quality of individual screen captures is dependent on many factors, including the decisions and style of the original cameraman and director, the stage lighting (in 1993, Leonard had a whole lotta purple going on), the musician’s instrument (just finding the drummer hidden in his equipment was difficult), and location on stage (there are 5 screen captures for Julie Christensen, situated on one side, for every usable screenshot of Perla Batalla, who positioned between Julie and the other musicians).
Julie Christensen, Perla Batalla, Leonard Cohen
Julie Christensen & Perla Batalla – vocals
Bob Metzger – guitars, pedal steel guitar
Paul Ostermayer – keyboards, saxophone, flute
Bob Furgo – keyboards, violin
Steve Meador – drums
Jorge Calderon – bass
Bill Ginn – keyboards
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Jan 15, 2015 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.