Monday June 09, 2014
Review: Montreal Jazz Festival, Days Three and Four
By: Jim Harrington
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite mesmerized fans at the 35th annual Montreal International Jazz Festival, combining their sizable talents in ways that left mouths agape. The duo’s powerful set of acoustic and electric blues numbers was arguably the definitive highlight of day three (June 28) of the festival. The day’s other top offerings included vocalist Stacey Kent, the all-star trio of pianist Danilo Perez, drummer Brian Blade and bassist John Patitucci, and—yes, once again—Harry Manx, who has thrilled crowds on each of the festival’s first three days.
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