In the age of automation, auto-correct and Auto-Tune, it's more common to see a DJ mixing beats and tweaking knobs than someone playing piano. One never sees the same person doing both simultaneously, yet that's precisely what Mark de Clive-Lowe does. He's a jazz musician whose improvisational mastery extends beyond the keyboard to include myriad sounds and grooves from various electronic devices. He even orchestrates his band members on the fly, spontaneously mixing their talents into his soundscape. If Duke Ellington had been a DJ, this might be what he would have done. De Clive-Lowe's new album is called Church
, named after his trendy, live-performance series. Blessed are the innovators, for they shall inherit the adoration of the Earth.
Sat., May 24, 9 p.m.; Sun., May 25, 9 p.m., 2014