Voice Choices

Joel Harrison String Choir

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Allusive, haunting, and questioning, Paul Motian’s compositions tend to reflect his drumming style–or vice versa. On his latest album, String Choir: The Music of Paul Motian, guitarist-composer Joel Harrison rearranges Motian’s moods for fellow guitarist Liberty Ellman and an improvisational string quartet. Lacking a rhythm section, the music stands on its own, liturgical and playful by turns, often suggestive but never less than assured.

Sun., Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2011

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