JAZZ FESTIVAL: So Different, but Provoking The Same Response: Ovations

"Friday's concert at Bryant Park, part of the JVC Jazz Festival, incited two standing ovations, and the groups that provoked them could hardly have been more different. The saxophonist Thomas Chapin set up dance-like ostinatos to improvise over. And Julius Hemphill, a founder of the World Saxophone Quartet (and its most imaginative member), brought his six-saxophone group to the stage for a set of ruminative, lush pieces featuring his distinctive harmonies.