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Mancini, L.A.'s resident jazz malleter (i.e. player of vibraphone and marimba), recently teamed up with NYC organist Charette to record Mancini's new album, Impulse. It's a mix of feel-good jazz-pop and ball-busting bebop virtuosity. Charette, a practitioner of martial arts, needs those reflexes to deflect a relentless barrage of good note choices from Mancini, and gets in more than a few good licks in riposte. Drummer Zack Albetta joins the double-barreled action at Curve Line Space, which was featured in L.A. Weekly's 2013 “Best Of” Awards as “The Best Jazz Room That's Also a Frame Shop.”

Sat., Jan. 24, 8-11 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 01/24/15)