Matt Mitchell Quartet @  Shapeshifter Lab TONIGHT

I’m recalling a “Sound It Out” series trio gig by the pianist that honed in on the knotty particulars that have become part of his signature sound. As a composer Mitchell is smitten with the kind of intricacy that takes a sec to grok. When the kaleidoscope focuses, however, the payoff is big. He’s swung hard with Dave Douglas, waxed turbulent with Tim Berne, and dropped a killer duet album of abstract etudes called Fiction. This outing, with Chris Speed on sax, just might be an unholy combo of all three approaches.
Shapeshifter Labs, 18 Whitwell Street, Brooklyn. $10. 9:30 pm. 646-820-9452  MACNIE
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