Attention conservation notice: I know nothing about music and have no taste.
Unsurprising observation: all the performers here are, in fact, really good. Two highlights, neither of which I'd heard before:
— I am liking Montreal on my first twenty four hours' acquaintance; it seems friendly, civlized and enjoyable. The fact that my hotel has a combination bookstore-bistro on the first floor, and there is a 24/7 fresh produce stand down the block, has something to do with this. (This looks like it will be useful.) So does anticipation of the conference, conveniently not interferring with the jazz festival, which ends tonight.
Update, 8 July: two additional recommendations from the last day of the festival: Manouche (locals) and the Elizabeth Shepherd Quartet (not trio!). Disappointingly, the on-site record store did not have CDs from any of these groups (though they did have some Didier Lockwood).
Posted at July 08, 2007 12:00 | permanent link