It's a week after the festival and I'm still going through withdrawal. So many artist, so many great performances, and so many Monterey Moments get packed into a weekend that just flies by. I wish I could say I caught all the performances. I can say that I covered as much ground as I could, and saw as many artists as possible. There wasn't anything that disappointed me, but then, this is Monterey. There is rarely a disappointing performance.
As I sift through some 1200 images captured over the course of the weekend, I'll be updating my online image gallery. There's an overview gallery this year's festival up now that will grow, and be supplemented with galleries of individual performers.
For the notes and reviews, watch for detailed reviews from my notes on individual performance over the next few week. This is going to take a while to go through, but it's worth giving each artist their due. Plus, there's a selfish aspect to this approach. If 'm trying to push out frequent reviews of the performances, that will force me to get work through all the photos faster. You get a constanct flow of information, and I get my images edited; everybody wins. Okay, I get the big win.
Anyway, the blog will get much more frequent updates, and along the way I'll mix in some CD and DVD reviews, and hopefully some recaps from the San francisco Jazz Festival. We'll see how this goes.