1115 U Street NW Washington
Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchins plays with a tone that does not sacrifice heft while still maintaining a leanness. As one of the focal points in the London jazz scene, he plays in a variety of groups that bridge the worlds of modern jazz with underground energy — as well as the sounds of dance music.
The Comet Is Coming sees Hutchings’ primordial, rhythmic playing matched with the psychedelic, droning electronics of bandmates Dan Leavers (keys) and Max Hallett (drums). The trio’s music pulsates with shifting color and shape every measure, but still leaves you floating in a state of near suspension, totally immersed in its spell.