JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2006 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Billy Bang

This piano player was also here with Billy two years ago and his playing was melodic and beautiful, the perfect foil to Bang's folky abandonment. Garth Fagen choreographed a dance to the haunting "KIA/MIA" and it was the highlight of the set here. Billy said he spent eight years with Sun Ra's band and he performed a song he wrote for Sun Ra called "Jupiter's Future". He was with Sun Ra when we saw them at Red Creek back in the seventies. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next