Les Doigts de l'Homme at Rochester International Jazz Festival

The bass player in Interzone, the Austrian trio at the Little Theater, was quite influenced by William Burroughs. His writing shows up in the title of their songs, their videos and the name of their band. Young, all around 25, and confident as hell, the trio with trumpet and drums and matching suits had a lot of fun with the traditional forms of jazz, making it their own as entertainment. The bass player apparently broke a string for the first time ever in the first set and Brian Williams from Bobby Henrie and the Goners was there to loan him a string. They were so eager to play that they asked the crowd if they could do one more. They gave the audience the boken bass string to pass around while they played their last song.

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