In the great tradition of Chicago improvising and instrument swapping, the four players in Town and Country share 11 instruments between them, from guitar, bass and drums to harmonium, vibes, mbira and accordion.
All that trading does not make for a real racket, though. The four long, moody tracks on It All Has To Do With It rarely break above a whisper, wavering between minimalist jazz and elegiac chamber music. The harmonium provides a steady drone while a single piano note or a wheezing accordion creates the drama. Sit very close to the stage when Town and Country hit Lee's Palace July 26 and the Victory Cafe July 27.