JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2007 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Lotte Anker

Our nieghbor, Rick, came over this morning with his laptop open to a Lotte Anker video on YouTube. It looked fantastic. Her trio improvised the night away at the Lutheran Church. This was the perfect venue for them. The place was packed and when they finished their first twenty minute piece, half the crowd left. This was the heaviest and most avant garde music of the festival so far. Jeff Spevak described it as "rain falling on the instruments." Lotte played soprano, alto and tenor sax. The music was hypnotic and abstract. I felt like I was on drugs. Don't tell the State Troopers. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next