Liberty Ellman Quartet
Skittishness is central to the guitarists attack, and he delivers its unpredictability in a fetching way. It often feels like his sense of forward motion uses trad swing to calm a more feverish impulsea best of both worlds deal. His frontline foil here is Mat Maneri, a violinist whose sense of calm can be bewitching.
Sat., Aug. 20, 8 p.m., 2011
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