Brinsk, Jeff Kimmel Group | Elastic | Jazz | Chicago Reader

Brinsk, Jeff Kimmel Group All Ages Soundboard Recommended

When: Mon., Oct. 27, 9 p.m. 2008

In the spiel accompanying their recent debut, A Hamster Speaks (Nowt), young Brooklyn quintet Brinsk call themselves “acoustic metal,” but their music sure sounds like jazz to me. Luckily it’s bullshit-proof jazz. A few tracks are rigorous group improvisations, which lasso abstract, extended horn technique into a cogent collective enterprise, and the rest are serpentine, complex postbop tunes by bassist and bandleader Aryeh Kobrinsky. Though his arrangements are relatively simple, the sometimes plangent, sometimes agitated themes unfold so naturally that it’s often hard to catch the shift when the soloing starts. The group’s impressive front line consists of former Chicagoan Jacob Wick on trumpet, Evan Smith on tenor saxophone, and Adam Dotson on euphonium; Jason Nazary plays drums. The Jeff Kimmel Group opens. —Peter Margasak

Price: $7 suggested donation

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