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Secret Chiefs 3

The cryptic, prolific collective Secret Chiefs 3 can play many things in many disguises, but at the center of it all is Trey Spruance, the guitarist-keyboardist who first came to attention with Mr. Bungle and Faith No More. He doesn’t so much fuse together prog, free jazz, Middle Eastern exotica, klezmer, psychedelia, hard rock, classical and post-punk into one unified style; it’s more as if they all roam freely and without division in his busy brain. Tonight, in a digression from his usual digressions, Spruance uncorks the lid to his avant-garde composer-pal John Zorn’s Masada songbooks — extended, mesmerizing passages that draw upon Jewish mythology and are typified by dizzyingly dense, intricate and rhythmically propulsive playing. The lineup for this tour includes violinist Timb Harris, keyboardist Matt Lebofsky, bassist Toby Driver and drummer Ches Smith. Also at the Echoplex, Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Mon., Nov. 3, 9 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 11/03/14)

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