JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2009 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Aaron Parks Trio - Rochester International Jazz Festival 2009

Aaron Parks has one of the goofiest haircuts I've seen in a while. We were excited to see the Respect Sextet's Ted Poor in the drum chair and gave these guys about a half hour but never warmed up to them. Aaron's flowing, lyrical piano style seemed to butt heads with Ted's rambunctious rough edges and the bass player was not holding this all together. Can't we have Respect Sextet here every year? - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next