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There's a real flow to the improvisations of Tim Posgate's Jazzstory quartet. The foursome, led by the Toronto guitarist and featuring trumpeter Lina Allemano, percussionist Jean Martin and bassist Rob Clutton, waste little time on their self-titled debut on showy solos or divergent paths. Instead, most of the tracks on this short disc have a real unity and conciseness to them, with each of the players working together for a shared sound that builds gradually but never really explodes. It's thoughtful and delightfully understated. Jazzstory are at Top o' the Senator through Sunday.