Luques and Zaccai Curtis are a formidable duo known together as the Curtis Brothers. Tonight they celebrate their latest release, Algorithm, which emphasizes their hard bop inclinations with some obvious nods toward the legacy of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Most of the pieces happen to be inspired by and named after diverse mathematical concepts, but the music itself is wonderfully organic, human, and propulsive.
Zaccai Curtis – piano, compositions
Luques Curtis – bass
Brian Lynch – trumpet
Donald Harrison – alto saxophone
Ralph Peterson Jr. – drums