The Onyx Club Boys specialize in pulling together separate strands: For instance, the quartet reaches across several generations of area musicians, pairing wizened guitarist Dave Smith with relatively young bassist Jonathan Henderson. Veteran drummer Dan Hall helps to split the difference. Abetted by versatile fiddler and guitarist Gabriel Pelli, the Boys work from samba to swing, from fiery jazz to stately instrumentals. The cool dexterity of their playing binds together the broad catalog.
&mdash Grayson Currin