Bryan and the Haggards+Eugene Chadbourne
Saxophonist Bryan Murray's wonderful quintet cast an outside-jazz eye on Bakersfield country legend Merle Haggard, and their bodacious results do justice to both camps. The Hag's heartbreaking melodies become fodder for genre-slipping arrangements that take the long way home: The highlight of their recent Still Alive and Kickin' is a 10-minute "If We Make It to December" that becomes an alien meditation on Mexican musical styles. The band is recording with Chadbourne, who splays country, rock, and bluegrass with feckless hyperactive humor. Part of the Spy Music Festival.
Mon., July 2, 8:45 p.m., 2012
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