Kenny Garrett Brings Big Thunder to 2005 Barbados Jazz Festival
Arrangements are seamless - compositions carefully scripted and solos range from steamy to sensible. The evening crowds were there to be entertained and compelled to dance. This is the time when a high-powered Latin band wins the day.
As the 12th annual Barbados Jazz Festival faded it left many planning for 2006 - my own thoughts returned to the numerous sights, sounds and smells that linger another year in the heart. The thrashing waves pounding the sea line of Bottom Bay, the lighthouse at Ragged Point under a noon day mist, the weary chattels along Bank Hall, patient waters of Miami Beach - many hugs and endearing smiles remind just how special life is on this magnificent Caribbean getaway.
Many thanks to Cheryl Carter, Gail Stewart, Gilbert Rowe and all of our friends at the Barbados Tourism Authority and Barbados Jazz Festival not to mention the numerous journalists, broadcasters and musicians we've come to know so well the past decade.