October 23, 2011 11:00 PM

Review | Bird’s songs take flight as Us Five pays tribute to Charlie Parker

All eyes were on the bassist Friday at the Gem Theater. Saxophonist Joe Lovano is the ostensible leader of the adventurous Us 5 band featured at the opening concert of the American Jazz Museum’s Jammin’ at the Gem season, but bassist Esperanza Spalding possessed the majority of the star power.

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