JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2008 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

The Spam All Stars, Rochester Jazz Festival

We finished the night in the Big Tent with the Spam All Stars while it poured outside. It was a new tent this year. No leaks and no poles to obstruct our view. A guy with a really short haircut (balding) stood behind two turntables and a sound generator of some sort kicking out contemporary bass and drum loops while three horn players and a timbale player played along. The horn lines were kind of exotic and worldly. But having just seen two of the best drummers in the world, the rhythmn section seemed pretty lame. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next