Berks Jazz Fest 2014: Gerald Veasley's Midnight Jam #4

At midnight, it was time for the last Gerald Veasley's Midnight Jam taking place at the Jazz Base, as usual we got the core band of Donald Robinson on piano and keyboards, Richard Waller on drums and Gerald Veasley on bass. The featured player was trumpet player Rick Braun who did his version of Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower", complete with solos by all players involved. Then Bill Heller joined in at the keyboards, supporting Rick Braun for one more straight ahead jazz tune. Brian Bromberg took over the bass, they did "Canteloupe Island". Then Jay Rowe sat in at the keyboards, Third Richardson took over the drum seat, allowing the Hancock vibe to continue with "Chameleon", giving the keyboard players some solo space. Richard Waller returned to the drums, the next featured player was trumpet player Lin Rountree doing "People Make The World Go Round". Then it was time to wrap up the night, Lionel Cordew sat at the drums, John Dillard played the bass for Chick Corea's "Spain", having Joe McBride join in during the song, wrapping up another great midnight jam, that lacked the usual sax and guitar, instead putting the spotlight on the keyboards. I especially enjoyed to hear Donald Robinson a little bit more, this low key player not only has a lot of merits (having worked with Grover Washington Jr.), but is a great player as well.