Voice Choices

Michael Musillami Trio


The engaging guitarist puts the strings in the background on From Seeds, a horn ‘n’ vibraphone date that provides a clearer picture regarding Musillami’s ensemble ambitions (while tipping to late- to mid-’60s Blue Note beauties such as Bobby Hutcherson’s Components). He’s concocted something provocative with brass and reed squalls scripted as part of the program’s architecture, and his own instrument is positioned as a courageous through-line, stealthily marking each track. Expect something vivid on the stand.

Sun., May 24, 8:30 p.m., 2009

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