JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2009 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Monty Alexander Trio - Rochester International Jazz Festival 2009

Herlin Riley could be the best drummer in the world. I was blown away by this guy's incredible control. He had the perfect touch with every beat. No exaggeration! Both the drummer and bass player had genuine smiles on their faces the entire set. Monty had a blast finding his groove and he hit his master showman stride singing Day O and Nat King Cole's "Lorraine" while reaching into a black bag to pull out a melodica to play amazing versions of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" and "Running Away" and then an instrumental that we recognized from Augustus Pablo. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next