JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2012 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

FFEAR at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

FFEAR (Forum For Electro Acoustic Research) is an arty combo with Ole and Per Mathisen on tenor sax and bass, Chris Washburne on trombone and NYC"s "first call" drummer, Tony Moreno (his left hand is unbelievable). They play with odd meters, a few at a time, and microtonality. This is challenging music but they were so varied and rich they managed to sound far bigger than a four piece. Near the end of their set they interrupted and played scores that were drawn by a visual artist friend and projected on the screen behind them. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next