Voice Choices

John Ellis

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What? You missed your Fat Tuesday party? The tenor player, his sousaphone-tooting pal, and his N’awlins drummer can help rectify. The new Puppet Mischief blends street parade textures in with tango approximations and takes the whole thing to church. You remember church, don’t you? That’s where the Hammond B3 looms large. In case you’re thinking “throwback,” grok this: at least one of the CD’s tunes tips the hat to Henry Threadgill’s famed septet while painted ponies spin ’round and ’round—subject to change, indeed.

Fri., March 5, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2010