Devin Hoff, Kent Kessler, Nate McBride, and Jason Roebke; DJs Corbett vs. Dempsey | Hideout | Jazz | Chicago Reader

Devin Hoff, Kent Kessler, Nate McBride, and Jason Roebke; DJs Corbett vs. Dempsey Soundboard

When: Wed., June 23, 9:30 p.m. 2010

This past winter Nate McBride faced off with Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten for an electric-bass duo that made extravagant use of the wall-busting powers of big amps and effects pedals. For this concert, dubbed Lumber Night, he's part of a foursome with Kent Kessler, Jason Roebke, and recent transplant Devin Hoff—all bassists active in the city's creative-jazz community—that will play unamplified acoustic duos, trios, and quartets. While a whole night devoted to multiples of just one instrument might seem like a bit much, these four players command such a wide range of techniques and approaches—keening bow work, explosive thwacks, barely-there sighs, densely knotted clusters, good old-fashioned walking bass lines—that I expect they'll leave the audience wanting more. —Bill Meyer

Price: $7

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