JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2005 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Bill Frisell

We started off Jazz Fest 2005 by waiting in a line for Bill Frisell. The promoter announced that the band's flight was delayed by thunderstorms but when Bill took the stage he announced that the Thunderbirds, who were preparing for the next day's air show, were doing a practice round. He was very casual and the show was very relaxed despite a hum from his amp. The drummer and bass player played support to Bill's lovely improvisations. Someone told us the bass player was Allison Kraus' brother. All we have to do is figure out who Allison Kraus is. He told a joke about a royal potato family that wouldn't allow their daughter to marry Dan Rather because he was only a commentator and then he did Dylan's "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall". - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next