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Field Notes: Jazz and Colors

A different kind of jazz festival overtakes Central Park for a day

Jacques Schwarz-Bart Quartet, Jazz & Colors, Central Park, NYC, 11-10-12
Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, Jazz & Colors, Central Park, NYC, 11-10-12
JD Allen Quartet, Jazz & Colors, Central Park, NYC, 11-10-12

Jeff Tamarkin is working on a longer and more in-depth piece on the recent Jazz and Colors festival for the Jan./Feb. issue, but I was able to catch the second set. EH

Jazz programming’s powers of reinvention are mighty. Festivals designed in the image of rock showcases? Sure. A round-robin series of improvised duets? OK. Festivals on cruises and cargo ships? Why not?

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