by W. Kim Heron
But the more extensive roster made public Tuesday is breathtaking in its breadth. Among the new names: Jason Moran and the Bandwagon, Luciana Souza and Romero Lubambo, Warren Wolf and WOLFPAC, Anat Cohen, the Joe Lovano Us Five, Paquito D’Rivera, the New Gary Burton Quartet, and the Dave Brubeck Quartet. There’s old school R&B with Chuck Jackson and new school with Rahsaan Patterson. There’s the funk of Mandrill.
There are nods to the Detroit tradition with Regina Carter Reverse Thread, Curtis Fuller and tributes to the Jean Goldkette and J.C. Heard Orchestras.
Oh, yeah, and in addition to the United Nations of performers (the new additions, add Cuba, Israel, Belgium, Japan and other pins to the festival map), the festival goes off-planet with the Sun Ra Arkestra.
It’s free and over the Labor Day weekend, now for the 32nd time. See the full lineup to date at detroitjazzfest.com.