Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet

The Polish trumpeter always has one foot in town these days, so he’s built a Gotham foursome to help keep him company. Everything from the leader’s steely lines to the rhythm section’s mercurial support shimmers on their new Wislawa, and though Stanko stays close to his safety zone—hazy, forlorn and cinematic are his go-to vibes—this latest squad (including Gerald Cleaver, Thomas Morgan, and David Virelles) gets him to interact a bit more than usual, revealing a rarely seen aggressive side.
March 28-30, 8 & 11 p.m., 2013

 
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