The members of this celebrated quartet don’t connect as often as they once did, so their romps through Middle Eastern melodies and Balkan beats have become even more cherished by fans. From the start, audiences loved the way clarinetist Chris Speed, guitarist Brad Shepik, bassist Skuli Sverrisson, and drummer Black bent their trance tunes to serve their improv needs, creating volatile swirls of sound that truly pack a punch. Are their Macedonian memories still intact? Bet on yes.
Wed., March 17, 8 p.m., 2010