JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2015 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Dave Douglas & High Risk at Rochester International Jazz Festival

Maggie Brooks introduced Dave Douglas & High Risk at Harro East. I got worried when I saw the laptop sitting on a table stage right and then more worried when the drummer pushed his earbuds in. Sure enough a guy twiddling knobs and dancing behind a table was an intregal part of their sound. It reminded me of one of those Bill Laswell projects but this was better. Second song the bass player put headphones on and they went deeper into EDM territory. Instead of kids dancing around with glow necklaces, there was a bunch of white hairs sitting in seats. Dave Douglas' trumpet playing sounded really good on top of all this.

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