For the record, local Latin-jazz ensemble Abatería hails from Columbia. No, not Colombia Columbia. Columbia, Missouri. And the lead singer? Originally she's from Costa Rica, but she grew up in Cuba. No, not the island with all the cigars Missouri, again. Contrary to what their geographic origins may seem to indicate, Melania Bruner and company are completely capable of evoking the sound and feel of the Latin-jazz tradition with sultry authenticity. Yet this diverse sextet of Midwestern musicians is far from content simply to re-create typical arrangements. Instead, Abatería has found a unique voice within its own compositions. These ambitions set the group apart from those of its peers who practice simple parlor-trick mimicry rather than contributing their own creative voice to the style.