Bad case of the blues at Red Sea jazz festival
If this year’s jazz festival in Eilat had exemplified the full potential of the encounter between jazz and non-American music, there would be no reason to complain. But it didn’t.
At the end of a three-day jazz festival the ears usually ask for a time-out. They are prepared to hear rock, classical, metal, electronic or Mizrahi music – anything but a trumpet solo. But at the end of the Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival in Eilat on Sunday, something odd happened: The ears still thirsted for jazz, and especially for a horn solo.