JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2010 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Mikko Innanen & Innkvistio at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

Mikko Innanen & Innkvistio hit the highest peaks at this year's fest. Young and bright with world class influences (Ornette and Yusef Latef) they get there without getting heavy. The synth player played bass with his left hand and otherworldly keyboard sounds with his right. The drummer was amazing! The sax players introduced themes, soloed beautifully and stepped off stage while the other two soared. At times I couldn't tell what was going on and I loved it. I closed my eyes and took it in on some other level. When I opened them I was amazed to see only the keyboardist and drummer playing. An arranged two horn tail ala Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry brought us back to earth. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next