The jazz quartet Mostly Other People Do the Killing play a dense, sometimes frenzied version of the music that incorporates the genre’s entire history--from swing to free jazz--into clever, exuberant compositions. The group members were all educated in jazz conservatories, which is evident in their dazzling technical displays and their encyclopedic, postmodern take on jazz, both irreverent and deeply respectful at once. Their self-titled debut unveiled their self-proclaimed “dada-jazz,” while their sophomore release, 2007’s SHAMOKIN!!! found the group continuing to deconstruct everything from soul-jazz to bossa nova to funk to bop. The group performs regularly in New York City (including their native Long Island), and elsewhere.