Fierceness has always been central to saxophonist Mahanthappa's work, the thrust of his alto both sleek and ornery, so Samdhi, a plugged-in date, feels like an extra power boost. The steady pummel of Damion Reid's drums and Anantha Krishnan's hand percussion mixes with electric bass and guitar, bringing the repeated patterns of the leader's South Indian motifs to an enviable frenzy.
Tue., Nov. 1, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 2, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2011
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