Voice Choices

Thomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up


The drummer has named his latest band appropriately. Ensembles can go anywhere if the intra-group chemistry is cooking, and throughout the new Actionspeak, Fujiwara sounds like he’s got his mates on speed dial: they’re instantly there whenever he needs ’em, offering clusters of sound that span from squawky celebration to reflective prayer. That’s especially true with bassist Danton Boller, who emboldens every thrust the drummer makes and reminds listeners that connections are paramount on the jazz bandstand.

Wed., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., 2010

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