• Burnt Sugar

This evening a scaled-down version of polyglot New York group Burnt Sugar plays at Uncommon Ground on Devon. Music critic Greg Tate, who almost single-handedly led the reappraisal of the early-70s electric work of Miles Davis, formed the multifarious ensemble a decade ago and still leads it, using a “conduction” style adapted from that of Lawrence “Butch” Morris. Burnt Sugar has counted a stunning assortment of talented players within its ever-shifting ranks—alumni include pianist Vijay Iyer, reedist Matana Roberts, cellist Okkyung Lee, and percussionist Shahzad Ismaily.