My pilgrimage was an immersion of timeless and smarting embrace.
Edges of my heart still replenished from the sway.
American drummer Pheeroan akLaff led a fearless quintet through a dynamic and dramatically intense set, with vocalist Sunny Kim adding precise, vibrato-laden vocals that lent the concert a ritualistic feel. Clearly guided by intuition, akLaff responded to his virtuosic bandmates (Kim, Mike Nock, Peter Farrar and Helen Svoboda) with a maelstrom of visceral thrusts and thunderous rolls, riding the kinetic currents with evident glee.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival October 14 – 16
After two years of cancelled or severely curtailed programs, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival burst into life over the weekend with an impressively diverse array of events in sold-out venues.
Pheeroan akLaff at Melbourne International Jazz Festival.CREDIT:DUNCOGRAPHIC