Branford Does the Mahaffey

Quick take:

Branford Marsalis, alternating between tenor and soprano sax, and leading his long-running quartet (with pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Justin Faulkner), turned in a brilliant set tonight at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg.

The quartet mixed heady post-bop originals with the likes of a rambunctious version of Monk’s “Teo” and a ramped-up retro take on “On the Sunny Side of the Street.”

Brainy, brawny, (too) brief. Have more to say, but I’m saving it for a forthcoming magazine review.

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