Pescara Jazz is a long awaited
Festival in the center of Italy, after Umbria Jazz. It is an open air
concert, in a nice location, in the 'Teatro D'Annunzio', an arena that
named for an Italian writer who was born here in 1863. The theater is
located just a few metres from the sea and has a good sound quality. I
was right in the center of the theater, row 6, seat 33, just 7/8
metres in front of the stage.
For the first time I attended
to an Hiromi concert. Honestly, she has a great talent and she is too
far a big artist, but that night her group has performed for a very
short time, 70 minutes only. And not even an encore!
It was a bad surprise for me
and for a part of the audience. Just because there was a second show
after her, an italian big band, the Lydian Sound Orchestra, that has
performed and re-arranged the whole Charles Mingus album 'The Black
Saint and the Sinner Lady'. Yes, a good idea for a Festival Jazz, but
normally Hiromi should have been the headliner...! You can cut-off the
last track of my recording, if you do not want to listen to my
disappointment... I was there with my friends Luca and Achille.
Enjoy the show. And do not
miss Hiromi on tour if she plays in your neighbours...
Anthony Jackson - contrabass guitar
Hiromi - piano, keyboards
Simon Phillips - drums