JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2012 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Tom Harrell at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

We saw Tom Harrell a few years back and really enjoyed him. "Enjoyed" is not the right word. He is a serious musician. Last night he played his arrangments of Debussy and Ravel with his Chamber Ensemble. The program said nine piece but who's counting? This line-up included piano, violin, cello, upright bass, soprano/tenor sax, flute and drums, each among the best players we've seen at the Jazz Fest ever. All reading but with such confidence and rock solid feel they brought this rich music to life. Is it too early to call "Best of the Fest?" - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next