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D-Town Brass, JazzHandzz, The Hem Of His Garment

When: Fri., Sept. 10, 10 p.m. 2010

D-Town Brass gleefully pairs the versatility of wind instruments with an improviser's curiosity for sound. But using more than just the instrumentation the name implies, the Durham combo keeps its swing grounded with a steady rhythmic foundation that allows it to approach exotica, Broadway and noirish space without succumbing to brass-band cliché. With marimba, vibraphone and saxophone joining the trumpets and trombones, D-Town is indeed brassy, but it's plenty nuanced, too. Brooklyn's Jazzhandzz deliver tangled, guitar-led free improvisation related as closely to noise rock as it is to Ornette Coleman. The Hem of His Garment opens with enveloping sonic drones so dense they tend to get physical. —Bryan Reed

Price: $5

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