Tricycle is a jazz/roots quartet built around the banjo, and while purists will cry "novelty", the result is anything but. Main man Jayme Stone is a master plucker who has successfully incorporated old-time bluegrass and folk into a free jazz construct that works wonders. The drumming by Kevin Coady and Paul Mathew's double bass at once ground the numbers and allow them to take off on visceral journeys any Deadhead could appreciate. Maybe it's the effect Bela Fleck has on his students, but Stone is really onto something here. It will have jam band fans doing cartwheels in the street, and hardcore jazz fans reexamining their priorities. See for yourself at the Drake Hotel tonight (Thursday, April 29) at 9 pm, or Friday (April 30) at 7:30.