Steve Swell’s Nation of We

vThe trombonist's quintets already sound huge (as evidenced in the new 5000 Poems), so what kind of wail will his large ensemble deliver? One with a plethora of leftie voices, fer sure. From Ned Rothenberg to Darius Jones to Guiseppe Logan, the characters in Swell's strident symphony are an intergenerational squad that should stress momentum and texture with equal aplomb. Consider it a who's who of prog-swing, and deem their eruptions as a declaration of both joy and unity. Don't be embarrassed if you're overwhelmed: this stuff will wash all over you.
Sept. 8-10, 8:30 p.m., 2010

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