Your Daily Lick: Patrick Cress' Telepathy

Alive and Teething (Telepathic Music)



A rare strain of wild free jazz given to bobbing heads and tapping toes - not to mention shapely songcraft. Many bass melodies seem culled from rock and funk, but the horns are pure jazz. Led by Cress (saxophones) and colored by Aaron Novik's bass clarinet (once put to use on an all-clarinet metal album), Telepathy's songs blur the line between comfortable and challenging.

At the Red Poppy Art House (2698 Folsom St., San Francisco) on June 13. 9 p.m., $10