Ben Allison Band


It’s all-systems-go when this quark-y spaceways-traveling quartet unpacks “Neutron Star,” the dense and churning centerpiece of the hard-grooving bassist-composer’s stellar new album, The Stars Look Very Different Today. Guitarists Brandon Seabrook and Steve Cardenas blend magnificently, emitting subatomic particles and cosmic gas clouds alongside drummer Allison Miller’s solar-clock swing.

Tue., Dec. 3, 9:30 p.m., 2013