Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz: Jeff Parker–Nels Cline Quartet: The Turning Point
Subway: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Randolph; Red to LakeFREE
Event Info: (312) 742-1168 millenniumpark.org
Yes, that's a lot of colons in one event name. This is another gem in this season of the city's jazz weekly in Millennium Park. Some might only know Jeff Parker and Nels Cline as the guitarists in Tortoise and Wilco, but the boundary-pushing shredders run far deeper than post-rock and art-folk. Rooted by drummer Frank Rosaly and bassist Nate McBride, the two bob and weave fluidly through gypsy, noise, bop, rock and classical styles. It's dazzling electric guitar work, running the gamut from Django to Sonic Youth. The quartet performed at the Pitchfork Festival in 2006.