Star musicians who gig or record in the French Quarter of New Orleans, and who have to find a local rhythm section, usually do what Dizzy Gillespie did: come up with bassist James Singleton and drummer Johnny Vidacovich, they of Professor Longhair's band. These two, as an established NOLA rhythm section, have been known as the go-to rhythmic thrust since 1977. Meanwhile, their friends-vibraphonist/percussionist Mike Dillon and pianist Brian Haas-have also been playing together for years in and out of the bands Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Dead Kenny Gs. So why not form your own damn band? Enter 'Dogs' by Nolatet.