JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2011 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Tonbruket at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

Dan Berglund, Tonbruket's bass player, was here with his highly acclaimed, European Bad Plus trio, E.S.T. back in 2006. He played with a distortion pedal and could sound like Hendrix in a jazz setting. He sits in the center of his new quartet as if holding court while beautiful melodies surround him from the piano/keyboard side and the guitar (including lap steel) side. The drums are more krautrrock than jazz and the band sounds like a dark euro pop band doing film scores. They toss off surprising strong melodies and could be huge in the next world provided they keep their bombast tendancies in check. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next