JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2009 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Joe Lovano Us Five - Rochester International Jazz Festival 2009

Joe Lovano opened the last night of Day 9 with a different Us Five than his YouTube video. This one featured only one drummer and his wife, Judi Silvano, in that order. Joe moves about the stage with a wireless mic and tosses off melodies like he is in the middle of a lively conversation and most of the animation was between the amazing drummer, Francisco Mela, and Joe. Judi's skat, Cameron Brown's bass, (he's recorded bass with Archie Shepp and Mal Waldron) James Weidman's piano made this a rich musical experience. Joe Lovano is big league. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next