Pete Robbins


The alto saxophonist addresses melodies in two ways: He either flits around them or digs into them. His latest live disc finds him making hay with both approaches, a tack he’ll likely try tonight as he introduces a new group featuring Vijay Iyer. Be on the lookout for a highly charged bottom—this rhythm section is a potboiler.

Sat., Feb. 11, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2012

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