Maria Schneider Orchestra
She writes for the road, and a two-lane blacktop points to vista after vista. She writes for the heavens and suddenly everyone in the room is swooping through the sky. The eloquence comes from Schneider's pen, of course, but it's enhanced by the unique calibration provided by her ensemble. Their collective flow is one of jazz's current wonders, making the subtleties sparkle and grander statements resound in a regal manner. This wonderfully open room should be filled with sound.
July 20-24, 8:30 & 11 p.m., 2010
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