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InDIGenous: Andrew Baldwin Quintet (free)

  • Central Library 201 West Mifflin Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
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Percussionist Andrew Baldwin, who recently completed his master's degree in percussion performance at UW-Madison, has played and written music in settings ranging from conversational jazz groups to Brazilian maracatu ensembles to spare classical compositions. In this performance at the locally and regionally focused InDIGenous jazz series, Baldwin will focus on his original compositions. He recorded a few of those at a 2016 recital in Madison. One high point, "That Bug's Got A Nasty Bite," a 10-minute workout built around playful yet tense melodic theme and Baldwin's own deft balance of brisk rhythm and syncopated friction. Baldwin plays here with tenor saxophonist Rachel Heuer, trumpeter Paul Dietrich, pianist Sam Moffet, and bassist Isaac Surprenant. —Scott Gordon