Adam Schatz and the Search & Restore dudes have been trying to inject new life into local jazz presentations for a few years, and this program of ever-changing duets is a sweet idea. An artist begins a soliloquy, and every five minutes another artist joins in for a curt exchange. The preceding partner then exits, making way for yet another improviser: a provocative chain of events that’s bound to head in unpredictable directions. The list of participants stretches from bassist Reid Anderson to drummer Matt Wilson to brassmeister Steve Bernstein–20 players hooking up in a random manner. I wanna see DJ Logic connect with Henry Grimes. You?
Mon., Nov. 29, 10 p.m., 2010