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Atlantis Quartet (Album Release Show)

Nov. 23
9 p.m.
$10-$15
Jazz

Twin Cities premier modern jazz band Atlantis Quartet’s new fifth album, Hello Human, focuses on original music that’s fresh, malleable, and roots-savvy. The sallies of guitarist Zacc Harris and saxophonist Brandon Wozniak explore complex contours and plumb emotional depth, while drummer Pete Hennig and bassist Chris Bates define the rhythms with slippery grooves and conspiratorial angles. Standouts include the bristly “Ghost Tension,” boppish “Aggressive Pretender” and the funky, Caribbean-tinged ”Five Corners.” It’s music brimming with intriguing ideas, easily making that human connection.