The intrepid saxophonist convenes his big band sporadically, and fans of its trademark fervor wish it was a bit more frequently. Last time I caught ‘em I was reminded how the boss allows melodies to pop up out of nowhere—one main theme might have competition from two or three spots. Ultimately it helps stoke the fire, as D’Angelo’s vehemence is a signature trait.
Thu., June 27, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 19, 2013