JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2015 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Eric Revis Trio at Rochester International Jazz Festival

Eric Revis Trio at Xerox Auditorium had the most interesting sound files for the night. Eric plays a clear toned, punctual bass. These guys improvise on themes laid out by Reves. The drummer's light touch, brushes and press rolls, reminded me of Danny Richmond, Mingus' long time drummer. I realized why I was getting the Mingus vibe when Eric started grunting his notes with his voice while he played. The piano player was very delicate reaching into the piano to mute the strings. The band was extremely melodic and sounded especially good on a version of Paul Motian's " Victoria."

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