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Brinsk: A Hamster Speaks

“Out” jazz with punk attitude on this smart, under-the radar outing from Montreal upstarts Jacob Wick on trumpet, Adam Dotson on euphonium, tenor saxophonist Evan Smith, drummer Jason Nazary and principal composer-bassist Aryeh Kobrinsky. This fiercely uncompromising ensemble covers a wide swath of expression, from the dissonant onslaught “Torn” to bombastic, through-composed pieces like “Master” and “A Hamster Speaks” and free extrapolations like “The Gun I Used to Use,” “Laser Eyes” and “ADF Signal.”

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