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John McNeil’s Urban Legend

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The trumpeter-bandleader calls this outfit “accessible but not dumb.” Few things McNeil does are: He’s a wily composer who loves to script a series of zig-zags into his music so that nothing ever gets too predictable. Melodies come easy to him, and he treats them as an improviser’s home plate, a place to take off from.

Fri., May 4, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2012