One plus one may usually add up to two, but in the world of jazz it's often much more. Bring together two top musicians like clarinetist Ben Goldberg and cornetist Kirk Knuffke for an evening of improvised music and the sky's the limit. Goldberg, known for his work in jazz and Klezmer music, has played with Bill Frisell, Don Byron, John Zorn, and Vijay Iyer. Knuffke has enhanced the music of Matt Wilson, Uri Caine, and Butch Morris. At the Bop Shop they'll be bringing out the best in each other.
Ben Goldberg & Kirk Knuffke play Friday, July 27, at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Avenue. 8 p.m. $15 general; $10 students. 271-3354; bopshop.com.