JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2006 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Respect Sextet

Here was Respect Sextet, former Eastman students, up on the big stage in front of Java's where they played every Wednesday to a handful of people. City's Frank DeBase is in the lower right hand corner with his camera. Respect Sextet has two cds available and I would strongly recommend them both although I much prefer the second one which was recorded live at the Downstairs Cabaret. The tenor sax player is terrific and Ted Poor is an amazing drummer but, much more importantly, the group has their own sound. And it's a rollicking yet pretty damn sophisticated sound for such young kids. They all improvise like pros. Next year, they belong in Kilbourn Hall. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next