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Daniel Levin Quartet, Tres Hongos 

When: Thu., July 28, 9 p.m. 2016
Price: $10 suggested donation
It’s been ten years since cellist Daniel Levin started making Chicago a regular summer destination, and each time he comes he renews ties with some of the town’s best players. This time he’s also reviving the instrumental lineup that’s performed his most distinctive work. Since 2003 Levin has led a quartet with vibes, brass, and bass that combines attuned interaction with lyric soloing and an unflinching penchant for flinty textures. The New York version of the quartet recently exchanged Nate Wooley’s trumpet for Mat Maneri’s microtonal viola, so it falls on this version—featuring Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Joshua Abrams on bass, and Josh Berman on cornet—to re-create the ensemble sound heard on last year’s excellent CD Friction (Clean Feed). The group will also perform some pieces already recorded for the quartet’s next album, slated for release on Clean Feed early in 2017. Tres Hongos, the trio of trumpeter Jacob Wick, pianist Marc Riordan, and drummer Frank Rosaly, opens.
— Bill Meyer

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