Cecile McLorin Salvant - Marcus Garvey Park - August 24, 2013
This was day 2 of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, so it was a bit of a tossup how I would title it, but Cecile was the real draw for me, getting me down to Harlem plenty early and sitting in the hot sun for over an hour to get a primo seat. Not that the other bands, and there were three of them, were slouches by any means. I got all of the players for the Jaleel Shaw group, and the Kimberly Thompson combo as well. But for Cecile I broke out the watercolors and let the rest of her band slide. By Kenny Garrett’s set, I was played after two days of mad action sketching, so I just took what I could get. Sketches here are in chronological order.