JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2012 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Yggdrasil at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

Ingmar Bergman comes from the Faroe Islands and there is something of that austere quality in Yggdrasil's delicate sensitive music. Like the early, hippie, new age ensembles Paul Winter Consort or Oregon, they look for inspiration close to the earth. Yggdrasil performed a beautiful nine part piece devoted to the Inuit and Native American tribes of North and South America. With chanting, piano, bass, flutes, violin, drums and an electric guitar player in a Pink Floyd shirt, they were quite extraordinary. > - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance next