JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2008 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Wildbird & Peacedrums at the Rochester Jazz Festival

We passed John Nugent on the way into the Lutheran Church for Wildbird & Peacedrums. He said, "You won't be disappointed. This is my favorite act of the whole festival". They were pretty sensational. Mostly voice and drums, they managed to sound like they were playing folk songs from an undiscovered tribe. I have a recording of prison tunes from down south where the songs are all voice with foot stomping, banging or hand clapping accompaniment. Wildbird & Peacedrums kept reminding me of those blues based tunes but in this case they removed the swing like only the Europeans can. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next