J.B. Spins

Jazz, film, and improvised culture.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

IAJE--Live Report 1/10 1:45

Currently blowing off breakout sessions for quick post (forgive typos). Things started off right with Bobby Watson playing with the LaGuardia High of Music & Art Jazz Sextet. This is really what IAJE does best, showcasing veteran performers with the next generation of jazz. The speeches following were a mixed bag. At one point there was an analogy about global warming which recommended Gore's film. I'd rather jazz be compared to something of which there is consensus for it's actually existence, but so be it. The music was great and that's the heart of what IAJE is all about.