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For jazz fans, the trio of bassist Michael Bates may bring to mind the Sonny Rollins trio of several decades ago. While Bates leads, he's got an excellent tenor saxophonist, Michael Blake, and a superb drummer, Jeremy Clemons. Bates is a prolific composer who leans decidedly to the adventurous side, and Blake and Clemons are more than up to the challenge.

The Michael Bates Trio plays Sunday, June 11, at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Avenue. 8 p.m. $15 general; $10 students. 271-3354; bopshop.com; outsidesources.org.

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