• Carl Testa

Bassist, composer, and former Chicagoan Carl Testa, a member of Anthony Braxton‘s Septet and 12 + 1tet, has been in town for the past week playing some low-key gigs, and he closes out his visit with a performance tonight at Elastic. Testa, now based in New Haven, Connecticut, will play some pieces for solo bass and improvise with trombonist Nick Broste and bass clarinetist Jeff Kimmel. The main part of his set, however, will be a new piece (so far untitled) for three instrumentalists/vocalists and electronics, also featuring Broste and Kimmel. Opening the show is a trio led by violinist Jonathan Chen, another former Chicagoan, with bassist Tatsu Aoki and cellist Jamie Kempkers.