They started years ago by tipping the hat to Gunther Schuller, but the charts that guide their action always find a way to give the maestro's third stream approach a bit of extra heat. That's because Lovano hangs with a naturally feisty bunch that enjoy a bit of delirium in with their decorum. Under his guidance, the music swerves and sways, group architecture making room for all sorts of individual statements. The way their textures fill this room is extraordinary.
May 28-June 2, 9 & 11 p.m., 2013