Red Hook Jazz Fest 


Four of the city’s most engaging ensembles get their extrapolation on in an urban meadow that provides sea breezes from Buttermilk Channel. Bassist Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth has lots of swoop on their new *Deluxe.* At their recent release party the bassist had his twin tenors spelling “anything goes” in skywriting as the rhythm section percolated underneath. Pianist James Carney’s foursome is adept at fracturing melodies while sustaining the music’s thematic coherence. Bassist Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resisters is a super tight outfit that makes prog intricacies swing. Drummer Harris Eisenstadt’s Canada Day uses a vibraphone to add eeriness to a book of quick-pulsed freebop. Want to get caught up with what’s what on the scene? Here’s an easy way.

Sun., June 20, 1 p.m., 2010