This Jaki Byard repertory outfit played at the Brooklyn Lyceum last month and were impressive in the way they gave props to both the wily pianist's serious and silly sides. Whimsy was part of the maestro's swinging approach, and flautist Jamie Baum and saxophonist Adam Kolker capture that vibe while dropping some very hip solos. More gigs equals tighter performances. Bet they mess with the material even more tonight.
Thu., Aug. 19, 9 p.m., 2010