Voice Choices

Adam Kolker Quartet

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The BK tenor player is one of those improvisers who makes you wonder “how did he choose to play that line just now?” That’s because he skirts clichés and dodges the norm while remaining a mainstream bandleader who cares about being heard. The key is lyricism. Whether he’s keening in the upper register or mumbling down below, you get the feeling he’s singing. Secret Weapon on this cozy Green-wood gig? Guitarist Steve Cardenas.

Tue., May 27, 10:30 p.m., 2014