Vision Festival 2010: Day 7, June 29, 2010
Festival Wrap Up
Although tinged with sadness, this year's Festival nonetheless provided more than its share of stellar performances. Shining brightest were the sets by Darius Jones, William Parker's In Order To Survive, Muhal Richard Abrams incredible and emotionally charged solo, David S. Ware's new trio, Dave Burrell's Peace Out Trio, the duo of Wadada Leo Smith and Gunter "Baby" Sommer, as well as By Any Means this night. However these were merely the most luminous among the constellations and the general standard was high, with very few missteps. I'm hoping that the ongoing recession and empty seats at some shows doesn't interfere with what is an essential date in the NYC, and indeed world, jazz calendar.
All Photos: John Sharpe