Tortoise 2.0 at Millennium Park: Photo gallery
Beloved local post-rock warhorse Tortoise helped break in Pritzker Pavilion back in 2004, reprised by a rainy noontime set two summers back. So for last night's return the band decided to step it up a notch, and boy did they deliver. Kicking off this year's edition of the city's Made in Chicago jazz series, the Department of Cultural Affairs commissioned the group to compose an original suite and in turn the quintet doubled in size, bringing on five of Chicago's finest improvisers to help fill out its sound. It was a monster undertaking and, as always, we were on hand to capture the magic.
Photos: Tracy Graham