Sorry if this has been posted already, but did anyone catch the Higher Ground benefit concert put on by Wynton and Jazz at Lincoln Center Saturday night? What a great concert! The list of performers was outstanding, with lots of great bassists. Here are some of the bassists who participated: Reginald Veal: he played in lots of settings (JALC, trio with HERBIE HANCOCK and Idris Muhammed). Doubled on electric a few times. Carlos Henriquez: sounded great with JALC and others; also doubled on electric. Charnett Moffett: in trio with MCCOY Tyner and Al Foster. Played an interesting solo. Neil Minor: with Jon Hendricks. Rodney Jordon: best sound of the night IMO, with Marcus Roberts and Jason Marsalis. Also worth mentioning (on electric bass, though): Bakithi Kumalo with Paul Simon, and great ebass player with Terence Blanchard. I think I just heard a commercial on WFUV that they will re-broadcast this tonight (radio, not TV).