Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix
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Recorded live at downtown bar the Lost Leaf, The Desert Will Prevail [Vol.1], by propulsive, jittery jazz fusion of quartet The Scorpion Decides, is relentless. Funky bass clicks by Jerome Salazar juxtapose against tight -- often aggressive work -- by drummer Nathan Hubbard; the echoing space keyboards of Branson Nejame bubble and pulse under taut runs of woodwind melodies from Keith Kelly, and occasionally all four lock into a unified front, like on their cover of Miles Davis' "Black Satin."
It's a remarkable slice of jazz/funk, and tonight the quartet takes to downtown jazz club The Nash for a free -- in price and musical expression -- gig. -- Jason P. Woodbury