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September 2nd 2013
PHOTOS: 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival – Monday

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With Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Billy Hart and more. Click the image or the title below to see the album.

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Dave Liebman performs with the reunited Quest.

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August 31st 2013
PHOTOS: 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival – Saturday

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Tons of excellent music today, including giants like Charles Lloyd and McCoy Tyner. But the best thing I heard was the Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra I Bebop Spartans.

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Charles Lloyd at the Detroit Jazz Festival

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August 30th 2013
PHOTOS: 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival Opening Night

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Detroit is such a strong, proud city. And they know how to party. Tonight’s music was by Danilo Perez and the David Murray Big Band. Click the photo or title below to see the album.

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David Murray leads his big band at the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival

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October 29th 2012
The Jazz Session #417: Geoffrey Keezer & Donny McCaslin

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This is the final episode of The Jazz Session. It’s a conversation with pianist Geoffrey Keezer and saxophonist Donny McCaslin, recorded at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival. In this interview, Keezer and McCaslin talk about duo playing; their new recordings; Wayne Shorter and Art Blakey; adjusting for different kinds of live performances; and, improbably, Rush. Learn more at geoffreykeezer.com and donnymccaslin.com and follow them on Twitter at @88keezer and @dmccee.

Thank you to everyone who made the last five years possible.

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September 10th 2012
The Jazz Session #403: Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Rollins’ most recent album is Road Shows Vol. 2 (Doxy Records, 2011). In this interview, recorded at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, Rollins talks about his love for Fats Waller; the world of politics and his place in it; and his feeling that a life in music was always his destiny. Learn more at sonnyrollins.com and follow him on Twitter at @SonnyRollins.

NOTE: This is Sonny’s third time on The Jazz Session. He was previously on the show in 2008 and 2010.

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September 5th 2011
PHOTOS & RECAP: 2011 Detroit Jazz Fest Day 4

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I think I’ve talked about the weather in all four of these reports from the Detroit Jazz Festival. That’s because the weather has been crazy. Mid-90s on the first two days. Then big thunderstorms and lots of rain. And today it was cold enough that I was blowing on my hands to keep them warm and actually having trouble tweeting because my thumbs were cold. Oh, the humanity!

I saw a lot of good music today. I’m heading back to New York in the morning, where I do this kind of thing quite often from NYC clubs. (And I also interview people, which is the main point of this site. Look to the left for the list of past guests.) You can follow me on Twitter at @jasondcrane.

PRE-SHOW THOUGHTS
Looking forward to seeing @anthony__wilson live today for what I think is the first time. Hard to believe, but I think it’s true.
Wine lovers: Pls recommend good wines to hurl at @anthony__wilson while he performs. That’s jazz etiquette, right? Or maybe Blues Bros?
When I arrived at #DJ2011 on Friday it was 94 degrees. Right now, on the final day, it’s 60 degrees. Luckily I brought my snowsuit.

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Eating falafel while Gary Burton’s New Quartet plays “Afro Blue” on the stage below me.

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Burton band now playing bassist Scott Colley’s “Never The Same Way.”

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Both Gary Burton and bandmate Julian Lage have been on The Jazz Session. (Listen: Burton (2009), Lage (2009) and Lage (2011).)

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Gary Burton and Julian Lage snaking their way through “I Hear A Rhapsody.”
Ah, trading fours. How I’ve (not particularly) missed you.
Now some flashes of the countrified groove Gary Burton used to play back in the 70s.
In my opinion, it’s nearly impossible to not channel Pat Metheny while playing this music.

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Wow. Didn’t know this @anthony__wilson set was going to be an organ trio. Love it.
The trio is @anthony__Wilson, Larry Goldings and Karriem Riggins. What more do you need? And the sun just came out.

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This @anthony__wilson trio is down, dirty and fun as hell.

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Guy behind me just yelled, “Damn, baby, you’re in the pocket!” at @anthony__wilson.
Loving this mystical transition between songs.

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If a fiery beast burst forth from the stage right now, this music would be the perfect accompaniment.
Following that hellfire and brimstone tune, @anthony__wilson starts into “Body And Soul.” Which is actually a pretty good joke.

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@anthony__wilson now playing the title track from his gorgeous CD Campo Belo.

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Checking out @ChampianFulton and some slow-as-it-wants-to-be speakesy swing.

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Can’t hear this performance of “Tenderly” by @ChampianFulton without thinking of Nat Cole. Right, @carmenstaaf?
Also Nat-Cole-esque is @ChampianFulton’s position at the piano and ability to sing, play and smile at the crowd all at once.

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@ChampianFulton now cruising through an up-tempo take on “Samba de Orfeu,” dedicated to family friend Clark Terry.
Just learned that @ChampianFulton’s drummer is Pete Zimmer, who’s been on The Jazz Session. http://bit.ly/ofH9sT.

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At Camptius Martius with @Mark_Stryker to see Karriem Riggins and Common.

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Karriem Riggins’ band would be perfect for Gil Scott-Heron. I’m excited to hear Common with them.
Two hours ago, Karriem Riggins was playing “Body And Soul.” A man of many parts.
Trumpeter Nicholas Payton chimed in to say: Man, @KarriemRiggins is like Aquaman. He belongs to both land and sea thus belonging to neither.
Karriem Riggins is wearing a bow tie. ‘Cause they’re cool.

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Roger Jones repping Flint on Fender Rhodes with @karriemriggins at #DJF2011. cc @MMFlint

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“You see white people with soul in Detroit, too. That’s how much soul y’all got.” Common at #DJF2011

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@Common with @KarriemRiggins. #DJF2011

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Digging @Common at Detroit’s Winter Jazz Fest.

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September 4th 2011
PHOTOS & RECAP: 2011 Detroit Jazz Fest Day 3

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There was a bit more rain today for the third day of the Detroit Jazz Festival, but by and large the day went off without a hitch and the streets were once again packed with happy music lovers. The standout set for me today was Anat Cohen’s quartet, followed closely by Vinicius Cantauria’s band on the same stage. Remember, to get my tweets in real time, please follow me on Twitter at @jasondcrane and follow the hashtag #DJF2011.

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Spotted this and thought it was nice of someone to leave it there in case the baby comes back.

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Joe Locke now playing with the Airmen of Note
Another jazz media guy just told me that this Airmen of Note set with Joe Locke will be released as part of a 3-CD set next year.

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Leader of the Airmen of Note is Sgt. Joe Jackson. #steppinout
The Airmen of Locke playing an arrangement of “El Gaucho” that Joe wrote for Gary Burton and the Scottish Natl Jazz Orch.

ANOTHER BIG CROWD

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New-to-me Detroit pianist Keith Vreeland’s band is cooking in a late-60s fashion. Nice flute/soprano sax front line.
“Really enjoying the drive of Vreeland’s drummer.” (Jazz writer Mark Stryker later told me the drummer was Renell Gonsalves.)
The “Absopure Pyramid Stage” sounds like something from Logan’s Run.

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“…then a funk thing, and we’ll play it until we’re done.” Keith Vreeland’s announcement before the final two tunes.
Lots of odd-metered funk at #DJF2011. #hollandstyle last night, #vreelandstyle right now.

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Now it’s Amina Figarova’s sextet. Flute/trumpet/tenor plus rhythm section. Music from her album Sketches.

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Amina Figarova now playing her post-Katrina tune “Back In New Orleans.”

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Heading over to see Anat Cohen.
Jason Lindner has the most interesting tiny back-of-head blue mohawk.
Anat’s band is Jason Lindner, Joe Martin and Daniel Friedman.

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I enjoy watching @Anat_Cohen wait for the perfect moment to play almost as much as I enjoy watching her play.
I find @Anat_Cohen incredibly compelling. She’s such a force, musically and in terms of her personality.

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Jason Lindner is such a fiercely exploratory player. Driving, questioning, unrelenting. Love him.
Via pianist Geoffrey Keezer (@88Keezer): “Jason Lindner is badass. 1 of my fave keyboard players.” To which I replied: Cosign. First heard him w/ Claudia Acuna 10 yrs ago. He keeps growing.

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We’re immediately back in the 60s as @Anat_Cohen switches to soprano for (I think) a classic Brazillian tune.
1.5 tunes in and this is easily my favorite set of the day.

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Jason Lindner, people. Get religion.
Holy Christ. Lindner just destroyed this place. I may need to go lie down.

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Lindner and Friedman look like they’re reading one another’s thoughts. They sound that way, too.
Anat just gave a shoutout to Paquito D’Rivera, also playing tonight. Said he’s one of the people who inspired her to play clarinet.
Thinking Lindner and Friedman may be part of an alien race who communicate using only their eyes. Amazingly in sync.

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Swing music as heard while traveling in the TARDIS.
Anat Cohen closing the set with Daniel Friedman’s anthem “All Brothers.”

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Totally buzzing after @Anat_Cohen’s set. Brilliant. Just brilliant.

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Vinicius Cantuaria now taking the stage.

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Finally, someone playing a laptop and sampler at #DJF2011. With Vinicius Cantuaria.
Guy is quadrupling on laptop, sampler, piano and trumpet.

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Thus far, this set by Vinicius Cantuaria is all about space and how much of it can exist without the song falling apart.

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Feels like the crowd is holding its breath.

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I wish I could tweet you the afternoon sunlight and the cool air and the swaying crowd.

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Off to get my dance on with Sammy Figueroa.
There’s a dance floor up front at Sammy Figueroa’s show and several people are dancing.

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The montuno reigns in Campus Martius park.
Dance floor is packed at Sammy Figueroa’s show. Sabroso!
Sammy just yelled “Sabroso!” Yes, I’m psychic.

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Sammy Figueroa wears his sunglasses at night. So he can…so he can…

STREET INTERLUDE

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Just heard an elderly guitar player on a street corner recite the opening poem from Days Of Future Passed.
Feeling a lot of civic pride … and this is my first time in Detroit. Well done, #DJF2011.

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The Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet with Slash, Snooki and Barry Manilow is gonna be killin’ tonight!
Now at the amphitheater for Tain’s band. Apparently he had to get subs for Snooki, Slash and Manilow.

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Marcus Strickland sounds like a summer storm.
I’d watch Jeff Watts play in a silent film. Love looking at him.
There’s a woman up front at Tain’s show who is chair-dancing her ass off. And just as typed that, they put her on the jumbotron.

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Heading over to see @vijayiyer in a few minutes. I think that may do it for me tonight.

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There is a brain-melting buzzing noise coming from the PA at Vijay Iyer’s set. Hope someone figures that out quickly.

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God I adore Stephan Crump.

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Both @vijayiyer http://bit.ly/e47hl and Stephan Crump http://bit.ly/cJ2yaW have been on The Jazz Session
Very intense lighting for Vijay’s show. Feel like someone is going to ask where I was on the night of…

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@vijayiyer trio now playing Threadgill’s “Little Pocket-Sized Demons.”

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September 4th 2011
PHOTOS & RECAP: 2011 Detroit Jazz Fest Day 2

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It was crazy hot in Detroit today, but the streets and seats were still packed with happy festival fans who listened attentively when that was called for and danced in the aisles sometimes, too. A series of thunderstorms led to the evening acts being either cancelled or moved into the Marriott hotel. That didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits, though, as the music continued into the night while the lightning flashed outside. Here are my photos and tweets from Day 2. To get these in real time, follow me on Twitter at @jasondcrane and also follow the hashtag #DJF2011.

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“Checking out vibraphonist Warren Wolf’s surging WOLFPAC. I could easily take this guy in a fight.”
“By the way, WOLFPAC is not, so far as I know, the name of Warren Wolf’s political action committee.”
“Getting a very ‘Keith Jarrett & Gary Burton’ feeling from this piano-vibes duo with Warren Wolf.”

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“Just noticed Joe Locke in the wings watching Warren Wolf. #vibescommunity”
“Now a quartet ballad by Warren Wolf. By the way, the pianist is Lawrence Fields. Sorry if I misspelled his name.”
“Loving Warren Wolf’s ballad playing. Flowing like the Detroit River, which is just a few feet away.”

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“Now listening the gorgeous symbiosis of vocalist Luciana Souza and guitarist Romero Lubambo playing ‘Dindi.'”
If I’m about to die by spontaneously combusting in the heat, I’m glad Luciana and Romero will be the last thing I hear.

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“Souza and Romero are just overflowing with joy and mutual respect. God they’re good.”
“Romero Lubambo just said he loves Luciana Souza’s singing so much that she made him cry during their pre-gig rehearsal.”

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“I’d like to go through life with Souza and Rubambo walking next to me, playing”

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“So much spontaneous cheering from this slowly roasting crowd. They’re in love with Luciana and Romero.”

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“Curtis Fuller Sextet starting soon”

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“Curtis Fuller born in 1934 at Herman Keefer (sp?) in Detroit. Now receiving the Detroit Guardian award.”
“Good players in Curtis Fuller’s band. I’m just not a fan of the ‘everybody solos’ format in most cases. I know, I know.”

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“Mike Ledonne, Nat Reeves, Carl Allen are Curtis Fuller’s rhythm section. Next tune: ‘Up Jumped Spring'”
“Curtis Fuller joined in the front line by Josh Bruno on trumpet/flugel and saxophonist Eric Alexander.”

SEGWAY SEGUE

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“Soul Rebels crushing Stevie Wonder’s ‘Livin’ For The City.’ Now we’re talking.”
“I know I say this all the time, but somebody remind me why I don’t live in New Orleans.”

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“Soul Rebels now crushing MJ’s ‘Rock With You.’ Damn.”
“Sousaphone.”

HOT CROWD

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“Now Sean Jones, Orrin Evans, Obed Calvaire, Luques Curtis, Brian Hogans.”

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“Haven’t seen Sean Jones in years and years. He sounds great and the band is really tight.”
“Tonight on this same stage: the Sun Ra Arkestra then Dave Holland. There’s a small (read: 100%) chance that I’ll be here.”

COUPLA GUYS

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THE STORM
“Break time is over. Heading back to #DJF2011 for Sun Ra, Jason Moran and Dave Holland. It’s a tough job.”
“Wind is really picking up and I see there’s a severe thunderstorm warning for Detroit. 70% chance of rain. Hmmm…”
“And there’s the lightning and thunder. I do believe there’s another episode of Doctor Who in my immediate future.”
“From my hotel window I can see whitecaps on the Detroit River. And also, sadly, Ceasar’s casino in Windsor, ON.”
“Here’s that rainy, er, night. And I can no longer see most of Windsor from the window.”
“Wow. This is one hell of storm. I can see about 100 yards out my window. Just to the edge of the Detroit River.”
“According to the radar, looks like there’s quite a bit of rain still coming at us.”

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“No electricty on main stage, but the Arkestra is still playing.”

THAT’S ALL, FOLKS … OR IS IT?
“It’s official: Detroit Jazz Fest cancelled for rest of night.”
“Walked back to the hotel with Jason Moran and his kids. He asked me to tweet his disappointment at not getting to play for us.”
“ALERT! 1.Jason Moran 9:30pm 2.Dave Holland Octet 10:30pm 3.Deacon Jones Blues Revue 11:30pm. Volt Lounge, Marriott, 3rd fl.”
“No Jason Moran tonight. Dave Holland in 15 minutes. Moran ‘not feeling it,’ according to WEMU’s Linda Yohn.”

VIDEO FROM THE VOLT LOUNGE

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“My friends and I said we ain’t leaving Detroit until we play some music for you guys.” – Dave Holland. Hero.

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“Lightning flashing outside, but the real storm is inside.”
“Gary Smulyan ripping the air with his bari sax. Now Steve Nelson rides the lightning.”
“Thank you, thunderstorm. People need life – and music – to take a left turn from time to time.”

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“The crowd is going apeshit for Dave Holland. Technically speaking.”

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“Dave Holland is not fakin’ the funk. It may be in an odd meter, but it’s real.”
“Antonio Hart is making it happen with Dave Holland right now.”
“If James Brown had been born with one leg shorter than the other, this is the funk he would have made. #hollandstyle”
“Antonio Hart has this crowd in the palm of his hand.”

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“Mass orgasm now happening in the Volt Lounge. Hide the children. #DJF2011 #toofar?”
“Nate Smith is the truth.”
“The Dave Holland Brass Band, Street Choir And Funk Machine.”

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“Now a softer piece. Chris Potter’s ‘Sea of Marmara.'”
“Chris Potter exploring on soprano sax over the rhythm section.”
“There are people on the walkway outside the Volt Lounge windows, watching the show. It appears to be raining on them.”

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“This band has such a L A R G E sound. Very rich and deep.”
“Robin Eubanks soloing on ‘Ebb & Flow.’ I believe this piece is in 179/4. But I may have counted the beat wrong.”
“Chris Potter crushing a solo in about 19 different time signatures.”

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“These guys are terrible. Jazz sucks. Just ask the crowd of screaming people in this hotel bar.”
“Perhaps on Dave Holland’s planet, this is a common time signature. Or else he has eleven fingers?”

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“Ladies and gentlemen, the next mayor of the great city of Detroit … Dave Holland.”
“Lots of music still to come at Volt, but I’m going to end my night on the high of that Dave Holland show.”

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September 2nd 2011
PHOTOS & RECAP: 2011 Detroit Jazz Fest Day 1

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After years of being invited and not being able to make it, I’m finally here at what radio guru Bobby Jackson calls “Jazz Disneyland.” I slept just 90 minutes the night (morning, really) before coming, because I was out till very late at the Tiny Resistors gig at 55 Bar. I tell you that to excuse my early departure from the festivities tonight. But I managed to see (and tweet about) quite a lot of music. If you’d like to receive my updates as they happen, please follow me on Twitter at @jasondcrane and also the hashtag #detroitjazz. You should also follow Josh Jackson at @checkoutjazz and Mark Stryker at @Mark_Stryker.

Without further ado, here are some photos and tweets from the opening night of the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival.

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“Tain Watts and his drum club are rollicking and thundering here in Campus Martius park”
“Asked a security guard for directions to Campus Martius Park. He knew the part of Roman history that led to its name. Cool.”

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“Tain playing some Tainpani. Sorry.”
“Two sets of vibes. Tympani. Congas. Drum set. Yes please. #detroitjazz #tainpocalypse”

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“There are A LOT of people here. And they’re happy. Jazz don’t suck.”

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“Nice to see Joe Locke still has a painting of an elderly version of himself in his attic. #detroitjazz #dorianlocke”

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“This is like a dance rhythm for people with three legs of varying lengths.”
“Came all the way to #detroitjazz to hear Tain Watts play a song about a rainy day in Brooklyn.”

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“Drummer Tony Allen now joining the #tainpocalypse”
“I’m a sucker for the funk. Always have been, always will be.”
“‘The drums will bring your rain man home.’ – cameraman to me, moments ago.”

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“Amazing how this many percussionists can remain so unclouded. FOUR drum sets, congas, vibes. Crystal clear rhythmic intention.”

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“Guy in food line to panhandler who asked for sandwich: ‘I’ll give you $2, but you gotta spread your hustle.’ #usa”
“Just ate a bucket of grease disguised as french fries. The #vegan street food is a little sparse. Although there was free hummus earlier.”

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“Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man soundtrack sounds so sweet on this summer night in Detroit.”
“Thousands of people on the streets at #detroitjazz. Still fewer jazz hats than Brooklyn.”

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“Starting now at #detroitjazz: Sing The Truth! with Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo and Lizz Wright.”

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“Lizz Wright IS charisma.”
“If anything, I think the crowd has grown for the late set at #detroitjazz. Tons of people in the streets.”

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“Packing it in. Must sleep. 90 minutes last night. Need more tonight. Good night, #detroitjazz.”

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