Carter and DeJohnette to star in Eilat

There are several stellar old hands in the lineup of the 29th edition of the Red Sea Jazz Festival, which will take place in Eilat August 23-26. Principle among the oldies but goodies is 78-yearold bass player Ron Carter, who will come here with a quartet that includes a percussionist as well as a drummer. Then there is the slightly younger but no less famous 72-year-old drummer Jack DeJohnette whose trio includes saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matt Garrison, while 62-year-old seasoned saxophonist Joe Lovano will front a quartet.

Meanwhile, 30-year-old French singer Cyrille Aimée will bring the average non-Israeli-performer age down a couple of notches and, no doubt, introduce some more commercial strands to her international quintet gigs. Similarly aged American singer-cellist-guitarist-banjo player Leyla McCalla will stretch the sonic and genre spread in Eilat with her alluring blend of bluesy-folk numbers.


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