The flutter that the tenor saxophonist puts into his lines helps set a signature tone—even his thickest squalls have an attractive èlan to them. That oddity comes to full fruition on this band’s new disc, where guitarist Ben Monder finds ways to parallel Malaby’s mindset while still building tension as a creative foil. Their work together is all about searching and sharing. Extra props for the poetic flourishes the rhythm section brings to the table.
Fri., May 15, 9 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., May 16, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2009