• Angelica Sanchez of the Pulsar Quartet

Tonight Rob Mazurek‘s newest ensemble, the Pulsar Quartet, kicks off a four-night residency at the Whistler. Starting tomorrow the group will record a new album with engineer and former Chicagoan Ken “Bundy” Brown. Pulsar includes drummer John Herndon (who plays in most of the cornetist’s bands these days, among them Starlicker and Exploding Star Orchestra) and bassist Matthew Lux (who’s also in ESO), but the special attraction is New York pianist Angelica Sanchez, one of the most stylistically mercurial figures in jazz and improvised music today.