Sunday, February 20, 2005

Craziness in Ann Arbor...

So I ended up getting a last-minute free ticket Saturday night to see the Jack DeJohnette Latin Project at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. Holy crap! It was a great show! Very intense, very insane, very experimental, and very cool. Parts of it seemed like Ornette Coleman on acid. Jack DeJohnette is a jazz drummer who has played with the likes of John Coltraine, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, and Keith Jarrett. This group is only doing a tour of 6 cities and they are not recording together so I feel very honored to have been able to see them.
The lineup is as follows...

Jack DeJohnette-Drums
Don Byron-Clarinet
Giovanni Hidalgo-Congas
Luisita Quintero-Timbales
Edsel Gomez-Piano
Jerome Harris-Bass

Giovanni Hidalgo was the highlight of the show. His conga skills are insane! Mr. Quintero did an amazing job as well. I'm very glad I got to see these guys together as it will probably never happen again.


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