Chris Dingman Sextet
If you believe that ballads deserve the same taut interplay as uptempo tunes, you're likely down with vibraphonist Dingman, whose new Waking Dreams is a suite of reflections that rebuffs somnambulance with inventive exchange after inventive exchange. Dingman's sextet features red-hot trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, who loves him some tension and release, but the real hero may be drummer Justin Brown. He never stops strategizing ways to turn a floating suggestion into a charging statement.
Sat., June 18, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2011
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