Pete Malinverni Quintet


Bending standards to suit specific purposes is a jazz commonplace, but some do it better than others. The tunes that pianist Malinverni reconsiders with his Invisible Cities quintet are stories long told, but his spins—on “I Love Paris,” “Chicago,” and “There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon For New York”—stress odd details and mess with the narrative. A sweet little band with a brass and reeds front line that loves to milk the cagey arrangements.

Fri., March 6, 10:30 p.m. & midnight; Sat., March 7, 10:30 p.m. & midnight, 2009

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