Rufus Wainwrights rich melodies and saucy delivery have long been inviting to jazzersDave Douglas took a shot at Poses way back in 02. Tonight the septet Vicious World jumps in the deep end, dedicating itself to arty spins of the dramatic songwriters nuggets. A trombone glides through "Natasha, a clarinet leads Peach Trees. Theres more chamber decorum than there is unfettered swing, but somehow the improv breathes freely and new perspectives are unearthed.
Sat., Aug. 27, 8 & 9:30 p.m., 2011