JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2015 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Obara International at the Lutheran Church were like one of those big abstract paintings that Gerhard Richter pulls and scrapes with giant squeegees. You don't really know where to look. And in this case the sheets of sound wash over you. The bass player strums his bass, the drummer plays machine gun rolls. Of course you eventually find your way into a Richter painting and the saxophone here gives you a way into Obara. They finished the set with an absolutely beautiful, slow dreamy piece. I could have gone for a whole night of that.
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