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Jazz bassist Matt Pavolka brought his quartet to Barbès, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, this past Monday.

 

“You’re a very punctual audience,” the bassist Matt Pavolka said as he took his band stand shortly after 7:00 P.M. on Monday at Barbès.

Pavolka knows how to move an audience with an aggressive, post modern approach to what some might call Brooklyn Jazz. His compositions are mostly groove based and usually climax mid way through, but not without delicately structured expositions and codas. Winding down his first set, he dug hard into his double bass during an unaccompanied solo, patiently creating melodies in the upper register, seemingly in no hurry to take that break. (more…)

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