8

Detroit Jazz Festival 2013

C. Andrew Hovan By

Sign in to view read count
Equally enthralling was the next set by trumpeter Terell Stafford in a quintet with saxophonist Tim Warfield, bassist Rodney Whitaker, pianist Bruce Barth, and drummer Dana Hall. Paying homage to Billy Strayhorn, the ensemble's musical concoction was equal parts exploration and burning abandon. Look, these guys are the best in the business and whether it was Stafford blowing a pretty ballad on "Daydream," Warfield unleashing his own sheets of sound, or Barth rollicking along barrelhouse style, the end results were priceless.

Proving to be a hard act to follow, a less incendiary approach would be in the offing as 85-year-old legend Lee Konitz was next in line on the Pyramid schedule. No less engaging though, Konitz brought his cool voice to such standards as "Solar" and "I Can't Get Started." Right in step with their leader, the backing trio would include pianist Dan Tepfer, Ray Drummond, and the always stimulating Matt Wilson. A few more trinkets lay in store for those holding out until the end of the evening, but with a full plate, this reviewer retreated to home turf in order to prepare for a Tuesday start to the work week.

View more photos from the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival.

Photo Credit

C. Andrew Hovan

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read "Buenos Aires Jazz Festival 2016" Live Reviews Buenos Aires Jazz Festival 2016
by Mark Holston
Published: January 9, 2017
Read "Omar Sosa Residency at SFJAZZ" Live Reviews Omar Sosa Residency at SFJAZZ
by Harry S. Pariser
Published: May 8, 2017
Read "Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2016" Live Reviews Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2016
by Mark Corroto
Published: October 4, 2016
Read "European Jazz Conference 2016" Live Reviews European Jazz Conference 2016
by Ian Patterson
Published: October 6, 2016

Smart Advertising!

Musician? Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with our Premium Profile service.