Dans Les Arbres + Alex Waterman, Gene Coleman and Vincent Royer

Issued by ECM Records in 2008, the self-titled debut by Dans Les Arbres has just come out here in time for a brief U.S. tour by its creators: the eloquent French-Norwegian quartet of clarinetist Xavier Charles, guitarist Ivar Grydeland, pianist Christian WallumrĂžd and percussionist Ingar Zach. The disc's quiet intensity is spellbinding; expect this live encounter to follow suit, and show up in time for the promising opening trio.