Endangered Blood & Skuli Sverrisson


Some two-reed bands underscore conflict. This new foursome lets its saxophonists, Chris Speed and Oscar Noriega, parallel each other and the depth of their coordination is enviable. Their new Skirl CD finds them addressing corkscrew ditties and dreamy laments, the tandem nature of their blend conjuring images of a bicycle built for two. Fans of post-rock clatter will dig the way the rhythm section puts the pedal to the metal. Bassist and sonic sculptor Sverrisson knows the “p-r” lingo as well. His instrumentals have the reach of fantasias.

Thu., Nov. 11, 8 p.m., 2010