Stand-up bassist Ribak, a Berkeley native, has made a name for himself and his band in recent years through steady gigging and a sophisticated, swinging sound. Ribak's originals work as well in bars and restaurants as they do in churches, and the mood remains fluid throughout the trio's third record. Freed from any cerebral constraints, his jazz commands a life of its own.
At Yoshi's (1330 Fillmore St., San Francisco) on June 30. 8 p.m., $12