|photo credit: nasier lee, thanks nasier!|
one man from indonesia made our trip to kk jazz fest worthwhile. not to discredit other credible musicians who shared the same stage, it is HIM who stole the whole show.
rio sidik, trumpeter extraordinaire from indonesia, makes you wonder how many more talents you could uncover from indonesia, the land fertile with musical geniuses. and when you hear the indonesians play, we feel so small. we think the standards are so high in indonesia that you pick any 1st or 2nd tier bands they would come out stunning. we think indonesians are asia's best. thailand and japan are close to.
last year we wrote about R&B crooner lucky octavian who performed the same stunt at kk jazz fest by mesmerizing all and sundry. this year, the trophy goes to rio sidik.
how could a trumpeter be so magical? well, no words could suffice except by being there to witness him. rio sidik does not only play like a maestro, he plays like a superstar ready to win the crowd! that's what separate maestro from the superstar.
thanks for the good times, rio, we will always cherish those goose bump moments we had on saturday night.
note: the below video is not from kk jazz fest but rio sidik did play this santana classic on saturday night.