2010 montreal jazz fest – tuesday

You may recall this is where we left off in our last Montreal Jazz Fest recap, from this past Wednesday morning:

“The evening held blues, Bhangra, and straghtahead jazz…more pics to come.”

Here’s the rest.

Tuesday night’s best outdoor experience turned out to be Red Baarat, a nine piece band based in NY City that tore it up at the Bell Stage starting at 8pm. They had already started by the time I got to the stage, and their brassy, Indian-flavored grooves were echoing off the nearby buildings progressively louder as I approached. The hot, humid soup of the previous night’s weather had blissfully given way to cool breezes and afternoon showers on Tuesday, so by the time the evening acts started the temps were just right for dancing. This is one hot group. Heavy on the percussion and Hindi overtones with a fully funky, tight brass section.  Think: Ozomotli, done up Bhangra style.

Wednesday’s events, up next…

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