Critic’s Choice

Tue Feb 28, 2017 at 7:27 pm

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Don Byron, the eclectic jazz clarinetist whose hit track “Charley’s Prelude” made the Chopin Prelude in E minor swing and sing the blues, will bring a suspiciously classical-looking ensemble with him to Roulette in Brooklyn Saturday night.  For this presentation in the venue’s “Curated by Meredith Monk” series, Byron is joined by pianist Blair McMillen, violinist Cornelius Dufallo, and cellist Wendy Sutter in new compositions by Byron himself and “old” ones by Webern, Satie, and Messiaen.

Given Byron’s track record of rocking the classics, it’s likely he and his colleagues will find some new wine in those old bottles.  nd the clarinetist-composer can be counted on for some yeasty inspirations of his own.

Clarinetist Don Byron, pianist Blair McMillen, violinist Cornelius Dufallo, and cellist Wendy Sutter will perform at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Saturdayroulette.org; (917) 267-0363.


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