JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2015 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Troika at Rochester International Jazz Festival

The London based Troyka at Christ Church was a twenty-first century organ trio led by the guitar player. The drummer was not all that interested in the groove and the bass, the organist's left hand on a Novation, didn't provide much of one either so the whole thing fell a little flat for me. When they slowed things way down on the third or fourth song, they immediately sounded three or four times better. In what the guitar player called "a wonky version of the blues" the space, the cathedral-like room, an equal member of any band that plays here, really worked to their advantage.

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