Jazz Alley Downtown
Thu., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 8, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 9, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. 2017 21+
Recommended by Andrew Hamlin
Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, appearing with saxophonist Justin Robinson, bassist Ameen Saleem, drummer Quincy Phillips, and pianist Sullivan Fortner, sometimes starts a set out with slow, low, murmuring discussion between instruments. And the deeply mystical jazz musicians believe, at least, that they can talk on their horns—which, given their affinity for one another and serving, so to speak, in the trenches with one another, I wouldn’t doubt. The band expands this aesthetic, though, so as to keep speaking through more conventional selections—things that sound like bebop, mournful soul, sad lyricism, frenetic testifying—all caught up in the concept of conversation. Since they number five, such conversation must feature complications. And it’ll go on for a while.
2033 Sixth Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Hours: Tues-Sun from 5:30 pm.