JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2010 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Eivind Opsvik Overseas at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

Eivind Opsvik Overseas are the most adventurous band we have seen at this year's festival. Eivind Opsvik, the bass player, composes angular, modern music, not entirely jazz, and he has chosen an outstanding band to perform it. The guitarist played played like a scientist how had just dicovered his instrument and he reminded us of Jack Schaefer. My favorite song was the last one with bowed bass, mallets on the drums, sustained Farfisa organ chords. That's Kenny Wollesen on drums. We last saw him playing with John Zorn in Chelsea and he's been to the Jazz Fest twice playng with Bill Frisell. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next