Newport Jazz Festival: John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble In Concert

Airs Monday, December 16 at 8 p.m.  As a drummer, John Hollenbeck is astoundingly precise and creative with his beatmaking. As a composer, he's going after something akin to that: The regulated insistence of classical minimalism with the flexible color palette of jazz, plus a healthy dose of demented dry humor. And with vocalists Theo Bleckmann and Kate McGarry both signed on for the gig, as well as guest soloist Uri Caine on piano, he had some special covers up his sleeve for his Large Ensemble's 

 Newport set on the rainy Quad Stage:
    Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb)
    The Model (Kraftwerk)
    Canvas (Imogen Heap)
    A Man of Constant Sorrow (traditional)
    All My Life (Ornette Coleman)
    Constant Conversation