JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2003 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Sonny Fortune and Rashied Ali

Sonny Fortune and Rashied Ali stole the show at this year's Jazz Fest. They tore this place up. Sonny also played with Miles on Get Up With It" and "Agartha" and "Pangea". Those last two are some of the heaviest, darkest, funkiest, real acid jazz in Miles' catalog. Rashied Ali played with John Coltrane on "Sun Star", Stellar Regions", "Offering" and the drum and sax duo called "Interstellar Space".

Montage is the best room in the city to see live music. It's perfect for jazz. These two blew the roof off the place opening both sets with an hour long "Pursuance" from "A Love Supreme". Rashied swithed to brushes for a beautiful rendition of "In A Sentimental Mood" and in the second set they did "Someday My Prince Will Come". This was some of the best live music we have ever seen and heard. Worth the entire Jazz Pass. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next