The Brandi Disterheft Sextet kicked off the Dave Brubeck show...actually it was Brandi herself who started the set with a lengthy bass soliloquy that set us up for some of the most inventive and adventurous music to be heard in the course of the festival. Everything had her unique stamp on it - something every musician strives for and she has reached it at a rather early stage in her career. It was mostly originals from her upcoming album, but even the covers sounded brand new. Their reading of "In My Solitude" started with a gorgeous spacey sax intro from Chris Gale and all the players were in top form on this, the ninth date of their summer festival tour. The audience was with them from the start and gave a standing ovation halfway through the set. How often does that happen?