Alto saxophonist Gary Bartz (1940) is a jazz veteran who made his name in the 1960s alongside Eric Dolphy and McCoy Tyner as part of the Jazz Workshop concerts of bassist Charles Mingus. Later, Bartz played with Max Roach and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. In the mid-1970s, he came to Europe with trumpeter Miles Davis’s band and, among other things, was present at the legendary concert on the Isle of Wight. Bartz also appeared with Davis in concerts at the Cellar Door Club in Washington, where the controversial album Live-Evil was recorded. In 1969, the alto saxophonist released a second album under his own name: Another Earth (Milestones), bursting with adventurous music. On that album, Bartz played with trumpeter Charles Tolliver (1942). At the festival, John Coltrane’s son Ravi Coltrane will be replacing tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. And an interesting detail: drummer Nasheet Waits is the son of Freddie Waits, who played on the 1969 album. And so the circle is complete!