Jazz on Great Hill - Central Park - August 9, 2014
This is an annual Jazzmobile event, and this year there were (at least) four acts. Well, sitting on the lawn in the brutal sunlight for the entire event was just not happening with me; I got the minimalist-est versions of two players in Alison Williams’s band, and then a bit more chromatic for three in the Wycliffe Gordon combo. Gordon really brings the goods (including his vocal work), playing in that overlap sweet spot of entertainment, erudition, and technique. Since I’d already previously sketched him, I decided to focus more on his lesser-known sidemen.