JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2013 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Christian Wallumrod Ensemble at Rochester International Jazz Festival

The cellist with the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble set the mood as she closed her eyes and listened to the band leader's harmonium at the beginning of their performance at the Lutheran Church. The evening's music seemed to be of a complete piece as the set progressed but apparently they were playing compositions from three different releases. Their set was so pristine, so studied, it was hard to believe the six players were not reading charts. Minimal, like Morton Feldman, there was room for improvisation but that would only have risked shattering the exceptionally beautiful sound sculpture. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next