The Grammy Award-winning Bruce Hornsby takes his turn with jazz on Camp Meeting mixing standards with new material.
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The 2007 J&R MusicFest showcased an array of artists in New York City's City Hall Park from Aug. 23-25. This year's MusicFest was headlined by R&B legend Chaka Khan, singer/ songwriter Suzanne Vega and Bruce Hornsby.
WBGO Jazz88.3FM and WBGO.ORG broadcasted the climax of the festival live on Saturday Afternoon Jazz with Monifa Brown, Sat. Aug. 25.
Hornsby performed songs with jazz greats Jack DeJohnette (drums) and Christian McBride (bass) from their latest CD, Camp Meeting. In addition to originals composed by Hornsby, the trio delivered new versions of compositions by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell. They also debuted a previously unrecorded Ornette Coleman work titled "Questions and Answers" and rendered an early Keith Jarrett composition from the '70s, "Death and a Flower."