Led by trombonist and composer John Fedchock, the sextet that drivesLive at the Red Sea Jazz Festival is comprised of erudite soloists fully in command of their respective instruments. The John Fedchock NY Sextet actually makes its recording debut with this live album taken from a performance at the Israel-based jazz festival.
The Red Sea Jazz Festival takes place in a resort town in Israel called Eliat. The liner notes of the record illustrate the festival’s environment as one filled with knowledgeable jazz fans. There’s also the heat, described as “a bit milder” during the night-time set but still around 90 degrees.