Voice Choices

Mario Pavone Double Tenor Quintet


There’s a roller-coaster feel to the bassist’s sax-centric new music. On Ancestors, he gives careening rhythms all sorts of leeway. It’s a strategy that teems with excitement when played out by horn men Tony Malaby and Jimmy Greene, yet as volatile as they get with their high-flying polyphony, the band’s inherent swing helps cushion the action.

Wed., Jan. 7, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m., 2009

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