Alison Brown photo essay online

Alison Brown changing strings prior to her show at the 2008 Rochester Jazz FestivalThe Rochester Democrat and Chronicle has put together a series of multimedia portraits of acts performing on the 2008 Rochester Jazz Festival. The act chosen as the highlight from Sunday’s (6/15) performance was the Alison Brown Quartet.

As many of our readers know, Alison is a former banjoist with Alison Krauss & Union Station who now fronts a jazz quartet with her husband, Gary West, on bass, John Burr on piano and Larry Atamanuik on drums. Brown and West also manage the label Compass Records, which focuses on alternative acoustic, Celtic and bluegrass music.

The Democrat and Chronicle piece includes a number of exceptional photographs of the band preparing for and performing a set at the festival with a running voice over by the band members. Each describes their entry into the music world with a few choice reflections on the music as well.

Watch it online (click on Alison’s photo, upper right).

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