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Tom Rainey Trio @ Cornelia St TONIGHT

It’s hard not to get a kick out of Camino Cielo Echo, drummer Rainey‘s latest and a disc that makes crossed swords generate the clangs of camaraderie. Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and guitarist Mary Halvorson have found ways to interact that give dissonance and wobble a certain exactitude – I think it’s called rapport. Their collective agility can be amazing, especially when you remember than much of the action is composed on the fly.
8:30 pm  $10  Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street.   image212-989-9319   

Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit

Paradoxical Frog has become a band to contend with. After the trio’s rather jawdropping performance at June’s Vision Festival, they’re on a big roll. Grace, drama, delirium, effervescence, and texture. Texture for sure. Pianist Kris Davis, saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tyshawn Sorey are putting a spin on the usual calibrations an improvising trio employs. Together, these expert soundscapists breed the kind of outcat poetics that electrifies a room. The chemistry of filtering forceful dissonance, negative space, expressionist blare, keen abstraction, and random skronkery through a three-way prism is chancy indeed, but the Frog has a firm grip on roiling exposition. Their Vision Fest set I was celebrating above is streaming for a few days on the BBC. Don’t delay, it goes away in a bit.