Liberty Ellman Quartet


Skittishness is central to the guitarist’s attack, and he delivers its unpredictability in a fetching way. It often feels like his sense of forward motion uses trad swing to calm a more feverish impulse—a best of both worlds deal. His frontline foil here is Mat Maneri, a violinist whose sense of calm can be bewitching.

Sat., Aug. 20, 8 p.m., 2011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 10, 2011

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