Paul Motian, Joe Lovano & Bill Frisell

At the kick-off gig of this two-week run, they played Marco Polo with specters (hats off to the guitarist), honked through some very visceral blues dreams (thank the drummer), and pinned Monk to the mat (more champagne for the saxophonist). That's the kind of poetry we expect from a supergroup of vets whose formally stark sound now manages to resound with rich flurries of melody, both written and thunk-up on the spot. Make a reservation.
Aug. 25-30, 9 & 11 p.m.; Sept. 1-6, 9 & 11 p.m., 2009

 
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