June 20, 2010

The Final Days

Another Jazz Fest come and gone. It's always sad to see it end and hard to say goodbye ... sigh.

[Day 8]

Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band
(Abilene) -- If being anointed by Muddy Waters isn't enough, I don't know what is. There's no feeling blue while listening to these guys jam out the blues -- just pure enjoyment, appreciation and maybe a little itch to dance. There was no question in our minds that we weren't going to stay for the second set.

[Day 9]

Gwyneth Herbert Quartet (Max) -- I took Greg's advice and checked out the spunky Brit with the sweetly mischievous tone and immensely amusing lyrics. Charming and self-deprecating at the same time, the girl's got musicality and a voice to match. My only confusion is, why quartet? (I only recall there being three ...)

Ibrahim Electric (Montage) -- Part punk and part California surf-rock with a sprinkling of Afro-beat and a whole lotta quirkiness, I couldn't have asked for a better way to close out the Jazz Fest than with these Danes. Fun, personified.

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