Monday, September 1, 2008

detroit is jazz

dan's father invited me to join he and kate at the detroit jazz festival this weekend - and i had no plans for this long weekend - so i jumped on a plane. we went to 3 days of great music at the largest free jazz festival in the country.

DAY 1:
*dianne reeves - wonderfully jazzy, and a great rendition "just my imagination"
*marvin gaye tribute featuring christian mcbride, jose james, rahsaan patterson and layla hathaway - good stuff. jose was the stand-out.

DAY 2:
*philly/detroit summit featuring mcbride, karriem riggins, randy brecker, geri allen, perry hughes and bootsie barnes - great straight ahead jazz.
*sonny fortune quartet - check out his arrangement of "you and the night and the music"
*rueben wilson and grant green jr. - hard bop at its finest.
*latin jazz allstars!!!!! - FANTASTIC! ray vega was great on trumpet, arturo o'farrill was superb on piano, and steve turre put down his trombone to seashells in the finale!!!

DAY 3:
*brubeck institute - quintet of students from dave brubeck's school in cali. great young jazz musicians took the house down.

a great weekend of jazz music --- and friend food. :)
also in this photo array, you'll find scenic shots of detroit - and some shots of harvey & kate's lovely home.

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