Hug the Tarbaby
Rambunctious, swinging, in-your-face jazz music is what Tarbaby—pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Nasheet Waits—is all about. Tonight, in the core members' enthusiastic roaming all over the jazz landscape, the group will be joined by legendary saxophonist Oliver Lake, whose fearlessness should fit nicely with Tarbaby’s stops-out attack. These guys can take you out to the edges of the jazz universe, but they’ll bring you back for a nice soft landing, too. They’re not doing strange math on musical instruments. They’re playing inventive jazz that draws on the music’s long history, and they do it with humor and exuberance. The show happens at the Outpost Performance Space (210) Yale SE) at 7:30 p.m. The all-ages show is $20 for general admission, $15 for members and students.