When: Wed., Nov. 2, 9:30 p.m. 2011
Brilliant Dutch reedist Ab Baars has been a frequent visitor to Chicago, both with his own groups and as a member of the mighty ICP Orchestra. Tonight he leads a top-notch local band (drummer Mike Reed, vibist Jason Adasiewicz, and trombonist Jeb Bishop) through a program of his typically lean, rigorous originals. On last year's masterful solo effort, Time to Do My Lions (Wig), he sounds more focused and efficient than ever. —Peter Margasak Part of the Umbrella Music Festival.