Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Until Wed Aug 27
Photograph: Nathan Kuruna
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Oct 30 2013
Mostly Other People Do the Killing has been on a tear in recent years, demonstrating anew why it's one of the most appealing jazz ensembles in town. The local quartet—led by bassist Moppa Elliott and featuring trumpeter Peter Evans, saxist Jon Irabagon and drummer Kevin Shea—has as much fun laying down a funky, whimsical groove as it does exploding form altogether, resulting in performances that feel at once anarchic and oddly wholesome. In the wake of Red Hot, a septet album inspired by ’20s and ’30s jazz and blues, the band scales back to a quintet featuring pianist Ron Stabinsky.