Killer guitars — and bands

By JON GARELICK  |  March 10, 2008

Rosenwinkel and his long-time collaborator, tenor-sax Mark Turner (the one constant in the band), play winding melodies in unison, or split off into cadenzas of improvised counterpoint. Meanwhile, Goldberg, who came out with Joshua Redman’s quartet and has released his own workmanlike albums, emerges as a major voice, contributing as much as anyone to the elastic ebb and flow. His left hand is sometimes such an independent, steady comping chorus — establishing and holding the hook — that you might forget how that harmonic rhythm is coming from the same person who’s spinning those free-flowing lines, trailing off, doubling back, always listening. This is ensemble music that creates its own unique space.

PAT METHENY TRIO | Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville | March 16 | 5 + 8 pm | 617.931.2000 | KURT ROSENWINKEL GROUP | Regattabar, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge | March 13-14 | 617.395.7757

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