Jazz, for the most part, is about connection, and the chemistry the recent MacArthur Grant recipient generates with his appropriately applauded team is the “aww shit” kind—you know, like when Big Daddy Kane’s pen hits the paper. On the bandstand there are moments when the communication is jaw-dropping. Since they’ve been bouncing around Europe for the past couple of weeks, we’ll assume the signature interplay will be even be goosed a tad higher. Pay attention to the boss’s left hand—it’s a rhythm machine.
Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 23, 2013