JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2015 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Denys Baptiste Triumvirate at Rochester International Jazz Festival

Before they started their gig at Christ Church, Denys Baptiste said his Triumvirate doesn't discuss what they are going to play before they start the set and he said he was not really the leader. "The best idea wins." They play versions of pop songs or iconic songs from the recent past. They don't stop between songs and their set is one continuous piece. They really take their time skirting around the theme of each song and thhen easing their way out and into another. They were laid back and slightly detached from this material. Their music would work well in a moody Film Noir movie. We realized how narcotic their sound was when we were back out on the street.

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