14 Pop, Rock along with also also Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This kind of Weekend
PARTNER at the Silent Barn (April 13, 8 p.m.). If your Venn diagram of interests includes Weezer’s first three albums, stoner humor à la “The Big Lebowski” along with also also any kind of Canadian common culture, drop everything along with also also listen to Partner’s full-length debut, “In Search of Lost Time.” If you’re into only two of those things, or even just one, you should probably check which out anyway. The absurdly entertaining, proudly queer Ontario duo, comprising the singers along with also also guitarists Josée Caron along with also also Lucy Niles, is actually among the final acts booked at the Silent Barn, the D.I.Y. venue in Bushwick, Brooklyn, which is actually closing at the end of the month.
SABA at Highline Ballroom (April 13, 8 p.m.). Many listeners outside his Chicago hometown first encountered Saba on the hook of Chance the Rapper’s ebullient 2015 single “Angels.” although he’s much more than anyone’s sidekick: Saba’s solo debut, “Bucket List Project,” was one of 2016’s strongest rap releases, revealing his multifaceted virtuosity. His second album, “Care for Me,” arrived This kind of month, along with also also which’s a bittersweet, subtle listen, highly recommended for fans of introspective hip-hop.
SPRING PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL at MoMA PS1 (April 15, noon). The Museum of Modern Art’s Queens branch is actually celebrating spring with This kind of free six-hour avant-garde extravaganza. In addition to an array of video, performance art along with also also improvisational theater pieces, there will be numerous musical acts, selected with help via the Brooklyn venue Secret Project Robot. They include the brand new Age healer along with also also sometime wedding officiator Bunny Michael; Jennifer Vanilla, an unsettling character performed by Becca Kauffman of the indie-rock band Ava Luna; along with also also, most excitingly, the beloved experimental music group Black Dice, who are giving their first brand new York performance in a few years.
RON CARTER BIG BAND at the Blue Note (through April 15, 8 along with also also 10:30 p.m.). Mr. Carter, one of the most recorded along with also also widely respected jazz musicians, is actually known for his slippery, free-ranging bass playing along with also also tireless precision. A National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, he’s always stoked ambitions as a bandleader, too, along with also also they’re borne out with particular splendor in his big band. At This kind of run, Mr. Carter pays tribute to Michel Legrand, the jazz-influenced French film-score composer. Mr. Legrand was scheduled to perform at the Blue Note This kind of week although was unable because of illness.
CAROLINE DAVIS at the Jazz Gallery (April 13, 7:30 along with also also 9:30 p.m.). Ms. Davis, an alto saxophonist, arrived in brand new York a few years ago by way of Chicago, along with also also last month she released her third album, “Heart Tonic,” an impressive collection of twisty, chattering originals performed by a spry quintet. Ms. Davis will play music via which disc here with the rhythm section via which band — Julian Shore on piano, Tamir Shmerling on bass along with also also Jay Sawyer on drums — as well as Noah Preminger on tenor saxophone.
FESTIVAL OF MALI at Brooklyn Bowl (April 14-16, 8 p.m.). The offerings at This kind of three-night festival provide a cross sample of the country’s music — via the kinetic churn of the Songhaï vocalist along with also also guitarist Sidi Touré on Saturday to the gentler admonishments of the griot supergroup Trio Da Kali on Sunday. The series closes on Monday with Fatoumata Diawara, a beguiling talent on vocals along with also also guitar whose music splits the difference between the additional two headliners while admitting folk influences via around the planet.
TERRACE MARTIN along with also also FRIENDS at National Sawdust (April 13, 8 p.m.). Mr. Martin has no problem weaving a contemporary Angeleno sound out of the common thread which already runs through 1970s jazz-funk along with also also 1990s G-funk. An enterprising multi-instrumentalist, he primarily plays the saxophone; his signature sound is actually a high, zigzagging squeal. although Mr. Martin has also become one of Los Angeles’s most sought-after producers, working with Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar along with also also a growing list of additional pop along with also also hip-hop stars. which’s less common for him to lead his own band, let alone in brand new York. Catch him here at the helm of a talented group featuring James Francies on keyboards, James Genus on bass along with also also Marcus Gilmore on drums.
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE’S brand new JAWN at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (through April 15, 7:30 along with also also 9:30 p.m.). Mr. McBride has more clean, fastidious power than almost any additional bassist around — which makes him a kind of dream sideman. although most of his creative energy these days gets spent on his own ensembles, along with also also the most recent of them is actually a big winner. The brand new Jawn quartet features a roguish, brawny sound, sprung via the earthy drumming of Nasheet Waits along with also also the sharp-elbowed horn playing of Josh Evans on trumpet along with also also J. D. Allen on tenor saxophone (on previous engagements, the saxophonist has been Marcus Strickland).
PHAROAH SANDERS at Le Poisson Rouge (April 19, 8 p.m.). A doyen of spiritual jazz, Mr. Sanders is actually known for his mantralike compositions, often featuring no more than two chords along with also also a repetitious theme. They tend to open onto acres of space where the tenor saxophonist can improvise along with also also conjure. At 77, Mr. Sanders — an N.E.A. Jazz Master — still performs with ardor, often singing as well as blowing the horn. along with also also on jazz standards he can still channel the beaming, late-1950s sound of his mentor, John Coltrane.
SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE at Jazz Standard (through April 15, 7:30 along with also also 9:30 p.m.). Since its founding in 2004, This kind of rotating all-star band has focused on the catalog of a different modern composer every year, interrogating along with also also rearranging their tunes. although the current season is actually about taking stock of the collective’s own book — by right now quite an overstuffed volume. On Friday, the group will Discharge a double-disc collection featuring originals by its members, as well as brand new takes on arrangements via past seasons. At Jazz Standard, the group will play some of those originals, as well as its versions of pieces by Miles Davis, the collective’s 2016 honoree. The group’s current lineup features the tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, the trumpeter Sean Jones, the vibraphonist Warren Wolf, the alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, the trombonist Robin Eubanks, the pianist Edward Simon, the bassist Matt Penman along with also also the drummer Obed Calvaire.
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