JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2012 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

Before this show we were talking to a fellow Jazz Fest passenger, a stranger, who said he has a problem with the Xerox venue because he always falls asleep. The auditorium's warm sound is perfect for some acts and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is one of them. Man, did they sound great! Aptly named, the Odyssey wanders all over the musical map, with songs arranged but open like a free-range playground they performed a group of songs from their new album, "The Race Riot Suite," written by the pedal-steel player. Tulsa at one time had a thriving black community and this music aptly rekindles that swinging advanced civilization. We've seen these guys at two earlier festivals and they keep getting better and crazier. Common post concert reaction by our sampling of audience members: Wow! - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next