They mess with polyphony now and again, and those sections of their hard-swinging book are some of the joyous in modern jazz. Douglas does a superb job of giving everyone the green light for personal expression while maintaining the architecture of his wily tunes, and from Jon Irabagon to Rudy Royston they’re always ready to burn. They’ll be blowing in from a string of European dates, so expect coordination to be front and center.
Aug. 19-23, 8:30 & 11 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 20, 2014