‘Gowanus Jazz Fest: Bleckman & Monder+Michael Formanek Quartet’


The second installment of this three-Saturday micro-fest features two ensembles fascinated with mood. Theo Bleckman has been singing with guitarist Ben Monder for almost 15 years. Their nuanced collaboration is rich in dynamics, waxing ethereal even when acting antsy. Bassist Formanek is riding a strong ECM disc that finds ways for post-bop to snuggle up to prog-prov while making dissonance sound sweet.

Sat., May 14, 8:30 p.m., 2011

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