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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 explodingform altogether, resulting in performances that feel at once anarchic and oddly wholesome. Here it gigs behind Blue, its wildest endeavor yet: a note-for-note re-creation of Miles Davis's landmark Kind of Blue. (Though the Nov 9 show will feature the group's typical Elliott originals.)