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Jazz Tour Hits Detroit

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Friday, Oct. 26, at Ford Auditorium, a big happy crowd saw a wonderful concert. It was pan of Impulse Records' Ja. Tour featuring Keith Jarret, Gato Barbieri. and Pharoah Sanders. The music and feelings were so strong, especially in the mammoth concert setting of Ford Auditorium. We believe that very soon the music these men are making, along with many other brothers and sisters, will be reaching more and more people: all people. The flowing beauty, and pain, of such music is naturally moving into radio, records, and the ears. Keith Jarrett played first. with the band he used on his last album, featuring Dewey Redman on tenor s.ix and Charlie Haden on bass. Redman, who has played with Ornette Coleman for years, blows everything in sight. He plays music history along with the sounds of todayright now. At one point he played a boppy melody and talked through his horn at the same time: I think he was saying something about R.M.Nixon. Haden uses a wahwah on his stand-up bass, which, when bowcd. added an insane edge to the set. Jarrett really likes to play: he was laughing a lot, along with his band, at the strange sounds they got into on the spot. Standing ovation. Next carne Gato Barbieri, who recently did the score and played Last Tango In Paris. His band was made of Latin Americans, brothers who love to play! They created such things as tropical rain forests of sound, or a dry plain of chargingcattle on the Pampas. You will be hearing Gato a lot more, and you will be amazed. Then, Pharoah Sanders closed the evening. I must say, being a musician and aJive, Sanders moves me in the deepest places of my soul. He played excerpts, vamps, references to several of his popular records. His band doesn't back him up - they help him créate textures of moods, where voices rise and swell. I cannot write too much about Pharoah, l'm just glad to know he is. The heavy difference between this concert and music is that, like all folk music, it combines ages of detailed tradition with the power of free vibrations. And, at this level of sensitivity, people cannot help but be moved, and move. It's an inside feel, of musicians playing feelings as much as music, and now the time has come for the larger vibration as more people in North Americaopen to the master plan, of which Pharoah speaks and plays. All we have to do is listen.