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Pacing and repertoire ought to imply additional than they do to younger bands trying to crack absent from the pack. Drummer Matt Wilson acquired sensible programming early on with Bostonians Russ Gershon (Either/Orchestra) and Charlie Kohlhase, and he is ironed it tight as a decal to his frond-waving Palmetto albums. Right here Wilson’s quartet alternates snappy bop and blues tunes by Roland Kirk, Bud Powell, Ornette Coleman, and himself with plunger-muted blues in honor of the late, excellent Lester Bowie scarce and rather Brazilian pop samba venerable standards by Hal Hopper (“There is certainly No You”) and George Gershwin (“Enjoy Walked In” in a few-quarter time) and a Welsh people lullaby “All Through the Evening.” With only just one tune clocking in at for a longer period than five minutes, the session breezes by contemporary as a pina colada. Now that he is acquired your awareness, discover the gamers: strong Artwork Blakey bass alum Dennis Irwin, keyboard wizard Larry Goldings (whose piano features fancy pedal sustains like his organ-actively playing), and snazzy trumpeter Terell Stafford. Wilson himself plays with big ears for melody (tuneful solo on Kirk’s “Stomping Grounds”) and detail (complicated tripling on Coleman’s “Outdated Gospel”) and range (challenging-sock on Gershwin, guess-again hi-hat and rimshot patterns on Cavaquinho’s “Beija Flor”). –Fred Bouchard